Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Ninja Gaiden II’ is worth a broken NES controller (or two)

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Ninja Gaiden II’ is worth a broken NES controller (or two)

In a way comparable to other firsts in your life – your first job, your first car and, yes, your first love – gamers often reminisce about the very first game that challenged them in a way that both brings back fond memories and digs up some painful ones as well, almost like shellshock as […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Holiday magic of Wizards of Winter extends beyond TSO tribute in Wilkes-Barre

CONCERT REVIEW: Holiday magic of Wizards of Winter extends beyond TSO tribute in Wilkes-Barre

I’m sure a lot of us in attendance at the Wizards of Winter concert at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 27 didn’t know quite what to expect. Knowing the group began life in 2009 as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band, many of us assumed the show would be just […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries by Stone Brewing Company

Beer: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries Brewery: Stone Brewing Company Style: Fruit/Vegetable Medieval Ale Age: 2015 ABV: 10.30% IBU: 50 We’re heading over to the left coast today with a little veggie beer review. This one is from Stone Brewing Company’s Stochasticity Project – Your Father Smelt of Elderberries! Setting the rules for this brew […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Maniac Mansion’ is the cult classic you should have grown up with

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Maniac Mansion’ is the cult classic you should have grown up with

Christmas time is obviously here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and as I am wont to do, I often think back to the holiday seasons of the past, those great mornings when you’d wake up and hopefully find those video games and consoles you were pining for all year underneath the tree. Well, this month, during “A […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Brian Setzer rocked Christmas tunes like Santa on a hot tin roof in Wilkes-Barre

CONCERT REVIEW: Brian Setzer rocked Christmas tunes like Santa on a hot tin roof in Wilkes-Barre

The holiday season in Northeastern Pennsylvania got off to a swinging start on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when the Brian Setzer Orchestra brought its 12th annual “Christmas Rocks!” tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The Thanksgiving Eve concert featured a fine mixture of holiday tunes from the big band’s three […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Altus Gravitas by Finch’s Beer Company

Beer: Altus Gravitas Brewery: Finch’s Beer Company Style: American Barleywine Age: 2012 ABV: 9.00% Welcome to another week of dropping multiple reviews a day on the Massive Beer Reviews YouTube channel! With Thanksgiving falling mid-week, instead of going with the typical “one brewery a day” theme, we decided to embrace the “what we’re thankful for” […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Turtles in Time’ is as radical now as it was in TMNT’s heyday

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Turtles in Time’ is as radical now as it was in TMNT’s heyday

It was quite the daunting task to come up with a game for this, the Thanksgiving edition of Turn to Channel 3, when contemplating just what game I am the most thankful for when choosing the four games to review this month, but the more I discussed it among friends and family, the more I […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Nardone’s ‘Best of Doo Wop’ impresses even with last-minute lineup changes

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Nardone’s ‘Best of Doo Wop’ impresses even with last-minute lineup changes

The golden oldies filled the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts once again on Saturday, Nov. 21, but the show almost did not go on. “It’s been a rough 48 hours,” concert promoter Joe Nardone said as he welcomed the audience to “The Best of Doo Wop.” First, he said, the Platters called two […]

 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 […]

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