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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Battletoads’ isn’t easy, but it’s hard not to love this NES gem

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Battletoads’ isn’t easy, but it’s hard not to love this NES gem

To paraphrase one of the lines from the classic “Rocky” films, the following NES game and subject of today’s Turn to Channel 3 does not need an introduction anywhere in the civilized world. However, it is not as popular as the “Super Mario Bros.” or “The Legend of Zelda” games on the same console. Despite […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Daytona USA’ on the Sega Saturn doesn’t hold up as well as its arcade legacy

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Daytona USA’ on the Sega Saturn doesn’t hold up as well as its arcade legacy

For many years in the video game industry, the task for developers of arcade smash hits was to somehow take what stood proudly in its arcade cabinet, surrounded by eager players, and bring that same kind of excitement and gameplay to a home console. Sadly, most of the time, developers were unsuccessful, usually due to […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: The Mars One suicide mission isn’t just unrealistic – it’s counterproductive

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: The Mars One suicide mission isn’t just unrealistic – it’s counterproductive

“We’re all going to die, but it’s important what you do before you die.” I agree with this statement in and of itself. I cannot agree with its context, however. Alison Rigby is a 35-year-old woman from East London. She said this to CNN after she was selected as one of 100 possible candidates narrowed […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Who needs reality when you have ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition?’

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Who needs reality when you have ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition?’

Hello there, and welcome to the second installment of my column, Wildly Frustrated! I’d like to discuss a serious issue with you today, dear readers. Video games have been around since the 1970s and have evolved remarkably over their 40+ years in existence. From the simple days of “virtual ping pong,” a kidnapping gorilla, heroic […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Play your favorite board games during Game Night on Feb. 19 at The Cooperage in Honesdale

Play your favorite board games during Game Night on Feb. 19 at The Cooperage in Honesdale

From a press release: On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., a night of fun and games will take over at The Cooperage in Honesdale. Dust off your board games, do some stretches, and get ready for a night of friendly competition during Game Night, described below: Winter is here. The snow is falling. […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Kid Icarus’ earned its place in your mythical NES library

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Kid Icarus’ earned its place in your mythical NES library

In any form of entertainment, it’s easy to become a piece of the vast history of that industry that’s often overlooked in comparison to the more popular brands and franchises that seemingly fill the airwaves on a daily basis. Luckily, over time, a lot of these unfortunate victims of the oversaturation of the “chosen ones” […]

 Nick DeMarco

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: ‘Dolphin Up’ recalls classic addictive gaming on the Wii U

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: ‘Dolphin Up’ recalls classic addictive gaming on the Wii U

It never ceases to amaze me, those young customers who come into my store and consistently question how anyone, never mind yours truly, could be entertained by some of the games of times long gone, and one of the things I always stress to them is that while these games may not have been pleasing […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fifty Shades’ of abuse – the gray area of Christian Grey’s behavior

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fifty Shades’ of abuse – the gray area of Christian Grey’s behavior

Like many men who are writing about “Fifty Shades of Grey,” either the book or the movie adaptation that was released this past weekend, I have not experienced this phenomenon personally – I’m simply an observer attempting to make sense of something popular that I have no connection to or interest in whatsoever. Why write […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Marvel Comics and U

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Marvel Comics and U

Oh! Hello there. Please, pardon me; I didn’t hear you come in. By all means, take your coat off and have a seat by the fire. Would you care for a drink? Some hot tea, a mug of cocoa, or perhaps a snifter of brandy or a fine Irish whiskey? I wasn’t expecting any visitors […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Crazy Taxi’ was a fun and innovative ride on the Sega Dreamcast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Crazy Taxi’ was a fun and innovative ride on the Sega Dreamcast

One of the most unique things about being involved in the retro video game business is witnessing items, whether they are games or consoles, reach this cult status that almost supersedes the notion that when it first debuted so many years ago it wasn’t very good at all. Prime examples of this are those consoles […]

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