IncreaseBlue’s Sabo Guide For Gamers

27 09 2011

Earlier in the year Phoenix Comicon gave a vast array of programming for gamers as well as otakus, steampunks, and more. Now with Saboten-Con in only a few days, gamers once again find themselves on the receiving end of a plethora of awesome panels and tournaments to be had at the convention this weekend.

Courtesy of Saboten-Con.

Saboten-Con is an anime convention that will be held at Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix on Friday the 30th through Sunday.

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Countdown to DEVASTATION, get your practice in!

22 09 2011

The huge DEVASTATION event is a mere two weeks away and this Saturday will yield a nice platter of events for Arizona gamers to get in the last smidgens of practice before the big competitions kick off.

Courtesy Team Haz-Mat

First off is Team Haz-Mat with their DEVASTATION Boot Camp event on Saturday. The boot camp is $5 for a venue fee and $5 entry fee for each tournament being held at Team Haz-Mat‘s spot in Laveen. Competitions will start at 7 p.m. with Marvel vs. Capcom 3, then continue with Street Fighter III: Third Strike at 9 p.m., and finish up with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition at 10 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »





Cade Gallery Closes its Doors

20 09 2011

The folks at Cade Gallery announced on Tuesday that they would be closing their doors by the end of this week. According to a Phoenix New Times article posted today by Benjamin Leatherman, owners Nathan Ross and Weston Henry confirmed that Cade Gallery would be closing due to financial issues.

A photo from the last Video Game Trivia Night hosted at the arcade. Courtesy of Cade Gallery.

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The Pause Button’s 100th Post! (And yeah some gaming stuff too)

14 09 2011

Do you guys know what today is? Well yes it is Wednesday, but it’s also the day that The Pause Button makes its 100th post! We’d like to thank all of our followers, readers, and all the awesome Arizona people who have made this blog interesting, fun, and insanely cool to write! –IncreaseBlue

Now true to course, here’s the breakdown for this weekend:

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Double Time! (Gaming This Weekend in AZ)

6 09 2011

This week in AZ has experienced a bit of a lull compared to previous ones as far as events go, but that never means there’s any shortage on competitive spirit and gaming going on!

Courtesy CADE Gallery.

This week CADE Gallery and Euphoria Gaming are holding it down with back to back tournaments over the weekend (even leaving Sunday to recuperate from the awesomeness!) Read the rest of this entry »