Trick or Treat: Three Competitions to Beat!

25 10 2011

It’s that time again! Where Ezio pickpockets Snickers bars and Master Chief TPs your neighbors’ house! Halloween is upon us and that means there are tons of awesome events to prepare you for the holiday.

Both LAN Speed Games, East Valley Gaming and Euphoria Gaming are hosting dual events this weekend for all your competitive needs on both sides of town. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Ready to Draw Some Blood(lines)

18 10 2011

DEVASTATION may be over, but that doesn’t mean Arizona gamers are out of opportunities to duke it out! The Euphoria Gaming crew are hosting their third Bloodline tournament for multiple games in Tempe on Saturday.

The Bloodline 3 tournament will take place at the University of Advancing Technology. The Euphoria crew plan to host three competitions in Mortal Kombat 9, Tekken 6 and Soul Calibur IV (all on PS3). Casuals are set to kick off at 1 p.m. with the tournaments starting at 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »


13 10 2011

Did you happen to miss DEVASTATION last weekend? Well The Pause Button‘s got you covered with our video recap complete with several awesome interviews and funny asides we caught at the event. Check it out below!

DEVASTATION: A Few Words With Jedirobb

5 10 2011

DEVASTATION is only a few days away and the event is loaded and ready to go. The Pause Button got the chance to talk to the event coordinator Robb Chiarini (aka Jedirobb), and get some details, as well as thoughts on the upcoming tournament.

Courtesy of DEVASTATION.

The event is set to officially begin on Friday October 7th and continue through Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center. A multitude of competitions will be held for numerous first-person shooter, fighting, sports, rhythm, and strategy games throughout the weekend.

DEVASTATION recently suffered the loss of Team Sp00ky due to the alleged confiscation of their equipment by Homeland Security. Chiarini confirmed that there are three other stream broadcasters lined up for the convention including LevelUp and local boys Team Haz-mat to run the fighting game shows, with Beyond Gaming to cover the PC side of the competitions. They will broadcast on three separate channels through TwitchTV/DEVEVENT, TwitchTV/DEVASTATIONEVENT, and TwitchTV/BeyondGaming. according to the official event website. Read the rest of this entry »

IncreaseBlue’s Saboten-Con Re-cap

4 10 2011

The 2011 Saboten-Con occurred over the weekend in Phoenix at the Squaw Peak Hilton Resort. The event played host to numerous voice actors such as Sean Schemmel, Reuben Langdon, and Johnny Yong Bosch, as well as offered up a fair amount of panels and activities for attendees.

Not only were there tons of anime events to attend, but also steampunk, gaming and various other genres were present in the programming. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue was able to attend Saboten and offers her thoughts below about how it went.

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