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 Rich Howells

Play as Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw in free retro-style video game online

Play as Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw in free retro-style video game online

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw continues to rise in popularity in 2018 following the release of their latest album, “Spin,” through Atlantic Records’ new imprint, Black Cement. The benefit of being on a major label not only means bigger distribution but more visibility and marketing, which can take some creative forms. Yesterday, the group […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS2’s ‘The Sims 2’ is still addicting over a decade later

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS2’s ‘The Sims 2’ is still addicting over a decade later

To me, the very best video games are those you don’t expect to become addicted to so quickly. I can still fondly remember when “The Sims” came on the scene and I felt like I couldn’t get into it, or perhaps I was afraid of the rabbit hole I’d stumble down if I did. When […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bucky O’Hare’ is a tough but well-made NES gem

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bucky O’Hare’ is a tough but well-made NES gem

Once before, I reviewed “Bucky O’Hare,” the game that folks seemed to have overlooked in the arcades, and I strongly encourage you to play it if you love Konami beat ‘em ups, but today we’re hopping over to Bucky’s other adventure on the Nintendo Entertainment System – a game that was given to me as […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After sold-out Wilkes-Barre event, ‘WWE SmackDown’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on July 17

After sold-out Wilkes-Barre event, ‘WWE SmackDown’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on July 17

From a press release: Following up the “WWE Live” show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in January, it was announced today that “WWE SmackDown Live” will be back in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:45 p.m. This will be the first time in two years that the Luzerne County arena will […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

While Marvel fans of all ages enjoyed “Avengers: Infinity War” last weekend, helping the 19th film in the franchise set the record for the highest movie opening ever, the more mature tone and surprisingly dark ending may have left a few families looking for something lighter now to brighten their spirits before “Ant-Man and the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS2’s ‘Hot Shots Golf 3’ can make everybody a golf fan

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS2’s ‘Hot Shots Golf 3’ can make everybody a golf fan

Earlier this week, your scribe celebrated his 37th birthday and, man, there’s still something so awesome about going to an arcade, picking up DVDs of some of my favorite old school cartoons and television shows and, of course, getting new games to play. This brings me to this month, where I’ll feature some of my […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Batman games could only get better after ‘Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Batman games could only get better after ‘Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker’

Sometimes games that are labeled terrible don’t start out that way, or at least we want to believe that they were created with the best of intentions. What is most interesting to me is how games based on movie or television licenses are often so terribly made when, at least to this writer, it seems […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Climbing ‘Deadly Towers’ will make gamers want to jump off

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Climbing ‘Deadly Towers’ will make gamers want to jump off

You know, when I’m reviewing a game sometimes, even during this month of truly terrible and awful games, there can be some disagreements among gamers as to the quality or lack thereof of a certain title. However, today’s topic of review on Turn to Channel 3 is not just universally loathed by gamers, but is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Lackawanna College in Scranton reveals new eSports program with Falcons ‘video game’

VIDEO: Lackawanna College in Scranton reveals new eSports program with Falcons ‘video game’

From a press release: With a special YouTube video presentation in the The Peoples Security Bank Theater, Lackawanna College in Scranton revealed the addition of a scholarship-supported collegiate eSports program today that will be integrated into their athletics department. Collegiate eSports – also known as electronic sports or e-sports – takes the form of organized […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Asthma is somehow made worse with ‘Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Asthma is somehow made worse with ‘Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus’

During this month in past years, I reviewed games that illustrated the fact that religion and video games just don’t mix. In addition, I also discussed how educational games focused on one distinct message just don’t resonate with gamers and are often remembered as downright laughable. Today on Turn to Channel 3, we take a […]