Ranbats, Rumbles, and Absolute LAN-sanity

28 02 2012

Who knew that the break into March would be such a big one? Several local gaming groups this week are hosting tournaments and events of all kinds, and they’re getting a head start on Wednesday.

It seems like many Arizona groups are in on this one including the DEVASTATION crew, Team Hazmat, Arcade-in-a-Box, Digital Dojo, and LAN Speed Games all hosting their own respective events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barrier Break With Euphoria Gaming This Weekend

21 02 2012

If you thought the only hype to be had this week was with the PS Vita launch, then you’d be dead wrong. Keith Abbott and Euphoria Gaming are hosting an ultimate 2D fighter tournament this weekend in Mesa that promises to be one heck of a hype machine.

UPDATE: Early Saturday Keith Abbott of Euphoria Gaming announced that the tournament would be delayed until April 7 and moved to the University of Advancing Technology “due to lack of communication.” More information on the updated event can be found here

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Arcade-in-a-Box’s Ed Farias Talks Retro Rumbles and Web Series

17 02 2012

With a huge community outpouring of live streams of fighting game favorites like Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters, Super Street Fighter IV, and the like, it’s hard to think there’s much room for anything else.

Arcade-in-a-Box’s owner Ed Farias has made a recent push for a derision from fighting game streams into something different that celebrates the old school arcade in its best form.

It’s called Retro Rumble and it’s a force to be reckoned with.

Image courtesy of Retro Rumble.

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Geeks’ Night Out and Hazbats Take Over

15 02 2012

This week offers a nice variation from the steady stream of tournaments and competition for most AZ gamers. Of course Team Hazmat will be holding it down with a continuation of their Hazbats, but the city of Tempe is holding a unique event that’s the perfect blend for every type of geek out there.

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Weekend Gaming Craziness in AZ

8 02 2012

As we posted earlier, demos of non-fighting games both surprised and disappointed us, but that doesn’t stop our desire for some healthy fighting game competition!

Closing out this week will be events from NeoMaxico, LAN Speed Games, and Euphoria Gaming for fighting games galore. Read the rest of this entry »





What Just Happened?: Syndicate and Twisted Metal Demo Impressions

7 02 2012

Every once in awhile it’s nice to take a pause from fighting games and try other things. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue did just that over the weekend and dove into both The Syndicate and Twisted Metal demos over the weekend. She offers her thoughts on both below:

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I need to go back to Soul Calibur V. Things were simpler there.

I dove into these demos as a way to take a break from the strategy and technical game play of Namco’s latest iteration of the Soul series, but both seemed to confuse me much more than I had expected them to. Read the rest of this entry »