Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘GoldenEye 007’ is the movie licensed game that killed – and still does

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘GoldenEye 007’ is the movie licensed game that killed – and still does

Whatever it is you’re passionate about in life, chances are a lot of that has to do with the fond memories you have involving that particular interest. In the case of video games, there are also those games that many gamers have similar memories of, and today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3 is […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ continues to make beautiful music today

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ continues to make beautiful music today

September has arrived, gamers, and here on Turn to Channel 3, that means we are going to celebrate a gaming console that is one of the most beloved in the history of Nintendo – one that not only has countless customers of mine knocking on my door for any new arrivals, but also the last […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Citra Ass Down by Against the Grain Brewery

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Citra Ass Down by Against the Grain Brewery

Beer: Citra Ass Down Brewer: Against the Grain Brewery Style: American IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Citra Ass Down pours a deep golden amber hue with a bright white frothy head that leaves a thick layer of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with hops in the tropical and citrus fruit family, backed by […]

 Rich Cicci

CONCERT REVIEW: Fat Wreck tour with NOFX sums up 25 years of punk music and memories in Philly

CONCERT REVIEW: Fat Wreck tour with NOFX sums up 25 years of punk music and memories in Philly

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Fat Wreck Chords brought their 25th anniversary tour, showcase, festival, or whatever the hell you want to call it, to the open-air venue of Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing for an afternoon and evening of raucous punk rock. The day was filled with bands both old and new to the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Manhattan Project’ is totally TMNT’s most underrated adventure

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Manhattan Project’ is totally TMNT’s most underrated adventure

It never ceases to amaze me that there are still gamers out there unaware of the fact that many of their favorite series did indeed have a third or possibly even a fourth installment. A great case in point is today’s topic here on the last edition of Turn to Channel 3 for the month […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins’ is classic Game Boy gold

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins’ is classic Game Boy gold

“Patience” and “loyalty” are not two words that dedicated fans of a game franchise like to hear. Chances are this is in relation to a game release date delay or fans in an uproar over the last incarnation of a game’s vast library. Most of these staunch critics probably feel the game really missed the […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing Company

Beer: Modus Hoperandi Brewer: Ska Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 6.80% Description: Modus Hoperandi pours a deep amber hue with a frothy off-white head that leaves traces of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is decadently hoppy, yet very balanced, which is a precursor for the beer itself. Strong notes of citrus and […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘ToeJam & Earl’ is totally ’90s, but just as funky today

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘ToeJam & Earl’ is totally ’90s, but just as funky today

If only to this blogger, the phrases “changing the face of gaming” or “changing the way we play games” are two that are thrown around way too often, usually without regard or logical truth to whether or not those games deserve those accolades. In the 1990s, however, the gaming world was still trying to figure […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

After set opener “The Abandoned Hospital Ship,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd gathered at the Steel Stage on the official opening night, Aug. 7, of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, “We may be the only band ever to be late because we were waiting for one of our giant mushrooms to get dressed, but it’s […]

 Jess Meoni

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

Crawling from the depths of spandex and hairspray, one English band brought the beat back for one night at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The crowd anticipated the intoxicating arrival of the 1980s new wavers with both nostalgia and $7 dollar wine coolers under the dewy glow of SteelStacks on Thursday, Aug. 6. A thick fog engulfed the […]