AZHP gives a double dose of gaming in a single weekend

30 12 2010

In addition to running tournaments and gaming at the 2011 Taiyou Con, Arizona Hobbyists Paradise will be present at the upcoming Amazing Arizona Comic Convention during the same weekend in Mesa.

The Amazing Arizona Comic Convention is a convention run by Jay Company Comics and will take place at the Mesa Convention Center on January 8 and 9 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

A look into the future: 2011 games to get excited for

28 12 2010

Last week The Pause Button took a look into the past. Now we look into the future and what titles gamers should at least perk up at, if not get downright giddy for.

Lost In Shadow (Wii)

Reminiscent of the surprisingly good Xbox Live title Limbo, Lost in Shadow is an upcoming Wii title in which Dow, the shadow of a young boy, becomes separated with his host body and has to climb an evil tower to free the shadows of the dead. This game looks promising as the environments are comprised of shadows cast by foreground environments and it allows the players to adjust light sources and manipulate the shadows for Dow to move along.  Lost in Shadow is slated to be released on January 1, 2011.

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IncreaseBlue’s most memorable moments in 2010 games (CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD)

21 12 2010

Several video games in 2010 gave players refreshing takes on old formulas as well as completely new game play mechanics and stories. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue gave a small list below of which games offered the most memorable moments of the year. (Caution, there are a few spoilers for some games included in this article).

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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood gets free DLC

14 12 2010

The latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, will be getting free downloadable content on Tuesday.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is an action/adventure game following the journey of a 15th century assassin named Ezio and his reclamation of Rome from a corrupt royal family. Read the rest of this entry »

AZHP to host gaming at Taiyou Con

7 12 2010

The Arizona Hobbyists Paradise crew will kick off 2011 with a slew of tournaments and casual games during January’s Taiyou Con anime convention in Mesa.

AZHP is a community-oriented group that regularly hosts gaming rooms and events throughout the year in Arizona and neighboring states (for more info, see this previous Pause Button post about them). The Taiyou Con convention will take place on January 7-9 at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa resort located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue.

The founder of AZHP, commonly known as FrankCastleAZ, released an official list of a variety of tournaments slated to be held over the entire weekend the convention takes place. Read the rest of this entry »