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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: NES rolled out a decent spy action game with ‘Rolling Thunder’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: NES rolled out a decent spy action game with ‘Rolling Thunder’

Ah yes, July – a month of heat, fireworks, and tons of summer fun, so that’s why we are going to look at some explosive action games here on Turn to Channel 3 and see if they still pack a punch all these years later. We begin the month with the Nintendo Entertainment System adaptation […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Contra Force’ is a forced entry in an otherwise solid game franchise

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Contra Force’ is a forced entry in an otherwise solid game franchise

One of the more hilarious discussions I have on a daily basis with customers is about why certain games carry a higher price tag than others. While explaining certain games that are both popular and more difficult to obtain, it makes a lot of sense to them, but sometimes we are discussing a game that […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Sega Genesis’ ‘Contra: Hard Corps’ gives Nintendo games a run for their money

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Sega Genesis’ ‘Contra: Hard Corps’ gives Nintendo games a run for their money

It’s no secret to those who know me (or those who read this column regularly) that I’m not a really big fan of the Sega Genesis. Now before you come at me, bro, just know this largely has to do with not having the console as a kid and being a huge RPG fan during […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Contra III: The Alien Wars’ is a monster hardware and gameplay upgrade

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Contra III: The Alien Wars’ is a monster hardware and gameplay upgrade

Regardless of what console it is, when an established franchise makes that leap to the next generation of gaming, the results aren’t always pleasant. However, it seems that if developers do their homework and find out what the best uses of this new technology are, then chances are the next incarnation of their beloved franchise […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

RiffTrax blasts ‘MST3K’ classic ‘Space Mutiny’ live in NEPA theaters June 14-19

RiffTrax blasts ‘MST3K’ classic ‘Space Mutiny’ live in NEPA theaters June 14-19

From a press release: The side-splitting RiffTrax trio – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – will present a never-before-seen riffing on the out-of-this-world ’80s adventure “Space Mutiny” during a live simulcast in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m., followed by a […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Difficult and destructive, ‘Super C’ ups the ante of the NES classic

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Difficult and destructive, ‘Super C’ ups the ante of the NES classic

Certainly “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and “Mega Man” are three of the most well-known key pieces in making the original Nintendo Entertainment System the success that it was, but what about those supporting titles that also carved their own niche in the success of this console and beyond? What about those franchises […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ 30th Anniversary Tour comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27

Live ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ 30th Anniversary Tour comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27

From a press release: After an incredibly succesful tour in 2017, groundbreaking television comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has announced the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and “MST3K” creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new “MST3K” host Jonah […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE takes SummerSlam Heatwave Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on July 29

WWE takes SummerSlam Heatwave Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on July 29

From a press release: Soon after “WWE SmackDown” returns to Wilkes-Barre, the WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour will stop at Giant Center in Hershey on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. The show will include AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE Champion No Disqualification Match and Jeff Hardy vs. Rusev vs. The Miz […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Director’s cut of ‘Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks’ premieres in NEPA theaters on June 11

Director’s cut of ‘Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks’ premieres in NEPA theaters on June 11

From a press release: BBC Studios and Fathom Events are partnering to present the 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular classic “Doctor Who” adventure “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” in select movie theaters for a special one-night-only event on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 3’ puts up a good fight but falls short in the franchise

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 3’ puts up a good fight but falls short in the franchise

Like movies, there are often debates over whether or not sequels, and perhaps even other entries in a series, are better than the original. With younger gamers getting more and more intro retro titles, discovering old series for the first time, there is certainly a belief that a third installment of a game is better […]