Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Friday the 13th’ is fondly remembered, but a scary excuse for a game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Friday the 13th’ is fondly remembered, but a scary excuse for a game

Here we are in the month of October! Did you know that this was the same month that I began here at NEPA Scene? It’s true, as my first article was published on my mother’s birthday last year. It’s been so awesome writing for all of you, so thank you for following along. I say […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario 64’ powered up the plumber for a new generation

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario 64’ powered up the plumber for a new generation

Video games were in a scary place in the mid-1990s. The days of 2D graphics, especially in the realm of tried and true platform titles, were beginning to fade away, looking quite long in the pixels, as it were. The problem was that many 2D gaming staples had developers behind them that feared the worst […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Track #8: The Number of the Beast by The Lost Abbey

Beer: Track #8: The Number of the Beast Brewery: The Lost Abbey Style: Quadrupel Age: 2014 ABV: 13.70% We’re dropping a little bourbon barrel-aged cinnamon and chili beer goodness on all ya’ll asses for our 400th review – and our first on NEPA Scene! The Lost Abbey’s Track #8: The Number of the Beast is […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ on the N64 took 3D platform games to new heights

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ on the N64 took 3D platform games to new heights

There are many reasons that the history of video games and those shared memories we have with them are so fascinating to me as both a small business owner and retro gamer. The chief reason among these would have to be that the video game industry, like all forms of entertainment, is riddled with ideas […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: 077XX by Carton Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: 077XX by Carton Brewing Company

Beer: 077XX Brewer: Carton Brewing Company Style: American Double IPA ABV: 7.80% Description: 077XX pours a hazy golden orange hue with a frothy white head that leaves a thick layer of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is a showcase of hops with a huge tropical fruit punch up front and touches of citrus, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mario Kart 64′ set competitive gamers’ hearts racing 18 years ago

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mario Kart 64′ set competitive gamers’ hearts racing 18 years ago

One of the many things that unite retro gamers are those fond memories they share with friends, usually involving a beverage (alcoholic or otherwise), some snacks, and some great memories, albeit some that involve some intense moments. We all have that one friend who is so good at video games that, for that good hour, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘GoldenEye 007’ is the movie licensed game that killed – and still does

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘GoldenEye 007’ is the movie licensed game that killed – and still does

Whatever it is you’re passionate about in life, chances are a lot of that has to do with the fond memories you have involving that particular interest. In the case of video games, there are also those games that many gamers have similar memories of, and today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3 is […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ continues to make beautiful music today

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ continues to make beautiful music today

September has arrived, gamers, and here on Turn to Channel 3, that means we are going to celebrate a gaming console that is one of the most beloved in the history of Nintendo – one that not only has countless customers of mine knocking on my door for any new arrivals, but also the last […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Citra Ass Down by Against the Grain Brewery

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Citra Ass Down by Against the Grain Brewery

Beer: Citra Ass Down Brewer: Against the Grain Brewery Style: American IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Citra Ass Down pours a deep golden amber hue with a bright white frothy head that leaves a thick layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with hops in the tropical and citrus fruit family, backed by […]

 Rich Cicci

CONCERT REVIEW: Fat Wreck tour with NOFX sums up 25 years of punk music and memories in Philly

CONCERT REVIEW: Fat Wreck tour with NOFX sums up 25 years of punk music and memories in Philly

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Fat Wreck Chords brought their 25th anniversary tour, showcase, festival, or whatever the hell you want to call it, to the open-air venue of Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing for an afternoon and evening of raucous punk rock. The day was filled with bands both old and new to the […]

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