Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: The Plague by Draai Laag Brewing Company and an interview with the brewer

Beer: The Plague Brewery: Draai Laag Brewing Company Style: Wild Stout Age: 2015 ABV: 9.00% We’ve got some double duty goodness for today’s Massive Beer Review! First up is a review of a beer we traveled down near Pittsburgh to snag, a wild stout brewed with all kinds of funk, berries, and goodness – Draai […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mega Man X’ was the 16-bit upgrade the franchise needed

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mega Man X’ was the 16-bit upgrade the franchise needed

Here at Turn to Channel 3, the opinions presented here are just that – opinions – and should never be taken too seriously or as “the law” as far as retro video games go. More often than not, as with anything we are passionate about, we find ourselves involved in debates within the varying opinions […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Higher Math 20th Anniversary by Dogfish Head

Beer: Higher Math 20th Anniversary Brewery: Dogfish Head Style: American Strong Ale Age: 2015 ABV: 17.00% If you don’t know, then you don’t know… How’s that some “Higher Math” for all ya’ll? This is a golden ale (though it’s much better classified as a strong ale) brewed with chocolate and sour cherry juice, and it […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 2’ is blow by blow a better Super Nintendo game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 2’ is blow by blow a better Super Nintendo game

Sometimes, whether you’re a collector or just a small business owner, you have to travel outside of your comfort zone or deal with other business owners like yourself in order to find games you have been searching for an extended period of time. In the case of today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3, […]

 Chris Hughes

CONCERT REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox thrills nearly sold-out crowd with old school flair at Lackawanna College in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Postmodern Jukebox thrills nearly sold-out crowd with old school flair at Lackawanna College in Scranton

What happens when you combine about a dozen superbly talented musicians, some of the biggest pop hits from the last three decades rearranged as jazz and doo-wop standards, and one of the dopest hype men to pick up a tambourine in years? If you ask the nearly 900 people that saw them perform at Lackawanna […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Grand Hoppa by Stegmaier Brewing Company

Beer: Grand Hoppa Brewery: Stegmaier Brewing Company (The Lion Brewery) Style: Double IPA Age: 2015 ABV: 8.90% IBU: 110 We’re dropping a little local fare for you on today’s Massive Beer Review! This time, we take a look at an NEPA staple brewery’s foray into something more inspiring – Stegmaier’s Grand Hoppa, an 8.9 percent, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

It’s November now, and even though it doesn’t feel like a typical November as I write this (it was 73 degrees today – not that I’m complaining), I’m here to talk about the games, not the weather, that I am most thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving. I will fully admit that unless I make […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vermilion Barleywine by Perennial Artisan Ales

Beer: Vermilion Barleywine Brewery: Perennial Artisan Ales Style: English Barleywine Age: 2013 ABV: 10.50% We’re bucking another personal faux pas of personal douchebaggery with today’s Massive Beer Review! I’m a weird dude, and while I don’t have the time or the patience to list all my weirdness, one of my calling card personal issues is […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

Can you imagine that it’s been a year that I’ve been writing for you fine folks here on Turn to Channel 3? It’s true! I brought this column to NEPA Scene with a vision of sharing these common memories and bonds we have as gamers, and I’m proud to say I’ve really enjoyed the feedback […]

 Corey Kime

CONCERT REVIEW: Beach Boys and Brian Wilson touring separately, so which band delivers the most ‘Fun, Fun, Fun?’

CONCERT REVIEW: Beach Boys and Brian Wilson touring separately, so which band delivers the most ‘Fun, Fun, Fun?’

As any diehard Beach Boys fan could imagine, I was more than elated to hear a fair share of live classic Beach Boys this weekend. My first stop was to see Brian Wilson and Friends at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City on Saturday, Oct. 24. The venue was the smallest one on […]

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