Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pomegranate Sour by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Pomegranate Sour Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: Fruit Sour Age: 2017 ABV: 4.90% Just a few hours from here in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Free Will Brewing is known for their sour beers, so we’re going to give their Pomegranate Sour a whirl today. This is a lambic-inspired ale with pomegranates added, of course, but […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Often overlooked, N64’s ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ outpaces ‘Mario Kart 64’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Often overlooked, N64’s ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ outpaces ‘Mario Kart 64’

Labor Day has come and gone and we are heading towards fall, so what that means for this writer is a continuing the tradition here on Turn to Channel 3 as we devote the entire month of September to the Nintendo 64 console and its library of titles. Another “64 September” begins today with a […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

Italy has delivered an onslaught of classic horror movies over the years but, as with any region, some slipped through the cracks. There are certainly movies that disappeared due to a lack of quality, but many just did not have proper distribution at the time of their release. Regardless of the reason, it is a […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: 12th of Never Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Never say never Beer: 12th of Never Ale Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.50% Description: 12th of Never pours a clear golden hue with a bright white frothy head that leaves a thick and sticky layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with tropical and citrus fruit notes […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Silent Disco IPA by Funk Brewing Company

Beer: Silent Disco Brewery: Funk Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% After explaining the “silent disco” concept in the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast about the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival, it seems appropriate to feature Silent Disco by Funk Brewing in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as the festival kicks off […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Atari Jaguar’s ‘Rayman’ is a vivid, underrated platform game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Atari Jaguar’s ‘Rayman’ is a vivid, underrated platform game

In some ways, the landscape of the video game industry hasn’t changed much. Nintendo is still creating memorable experiences for gamers even now as Sony continues to build on their hip, more adult style in gaming that helped bring them to gaming prominence. Microsoft is still there as well, but there are two companies obviously […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Sunny Side Up Coffee Stout (bourbon and mint chocolate varieties) by Pizza Boy Brewing Company

Beer: Sunny Side Up Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout and Mint Chocolate Imperial Oatmeal Stout Brewery: Pizza Boy Brewing Company Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 9.50% We reviewed the base Sunny Side Up beer by Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, Pennsylvania two years back, so now it’s time to see if the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Arcade-style Atari light gun game ‘Alien Brigade’ is short, but a blast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Arcade-style Atari light gun game ‘Alien Brigade’ is short, but a blast

Many of my customers at the shop, while well aware of the Atari 2600, are often unaware that the 5200 and 7800 were follow-ups to that legendary console. It’s a shame, too, because both consoles did have some stellar games that were fresh and innovative if you did some digging underneath all the ports of […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head Brewery

Beer: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewery Style: Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 16-17.50% IBU: 70 World Wide Stout is a great beer on its own with its rich and roasted flavor, so does it improve after it’s been aged on oak with vanilla beans? We’re excited to dive into this complex beer […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Space Dungeon’ is an arcade shoot ’em up done right on the Atari 5200

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Space Dungeon’ is an arcade shoot ’em up done right on the Atari 5200

I’m not one to simply take the words of other critics to heart. If I’m told, in this case, that a game is the “best game on the Atari 5200,” I’m not going to accept that as truth and be done with it, oh no. I owe it to you, loyal readers, to discover whether […]