Late-Night Button Mashing This Week in AZ

26 07 2011

This week’s events seem a bit more in tune for night owls (perfect for escaping the blistering heat of the day) and comes in the form of cinema, conventions, and pulling all-nighters.

Seriously, how do you say no to flying pandas in 3D?

Running very early in the week is the Tuesday world premiere of the CGI animated film, Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Perhaps coincidentally arranged to debut right after the U.S. release of the live action film of the same game, Blood Vengeance promises fans an action-packed, 3D-ified adventure that follows the backstory of several Tekken characters and their motivations for joining the Iron Fist tournament.


The film will be debuting for one night only at 7:30 p.m. July 26 and several Arizona AMC and Cinemark locations will play host to the premiere. Tickets are currently on sale through the Fathom Events website for $15 each at each respective theatre.

Once your cinematic palate is satisfied, it’s back to the great gaming action we all know and love, this time with the help of LAN Speed Games and Arcade in a Box.

AiAB will be helping its customers K.O. the competition with one last EVO camp session.

Tucson-based classic arcade Arcade in a Box will host its final EVO training camp event on Wednesday the 27th before the EVO finals take place over the weekend. The hardcore camp will include competition training on the years’ latest fighters such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. The event starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until midnight, with no fees charged to get in and only 25 cents per a game.

Courtesy LAN Speed Games

Only two days later LAN Speed Games will kick off it’s own hardcore gaming event on the 29th with their Lock-in/All Nighter. The event is set to begin at 10 p.m. where participants will be locked into the building for 10 straight hours of gaming and then released back into the wild at 8 a.m. the following day.

Those who wish to participate must sign-up beforehand at LAN Speed Games and pay a fee of $17.50 ($20 if you sign up the day of). Check out their Facebook event page for more info.

Last but certainly not least is the hometown boys of AZHP holding down the gaming action at this weekends’ Animeland Tucon convention in Tucson.

Marking the fourth year the group has provided gaming for the convention, AZHP will be present on all three days of the con starting the 29th and finishing up on the 31st. Passes are still on sale for $35 for the entire weekend and can be purchased on the Tucon website.

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