This is It! happening this weekend!

30 10 2012

If you somehow missed our initial reports, the event commemorating Ed Farias’ departure from Arcade-in-a-Box dubbed ‘This is It!’ will be happening this weekend in Tucson.

The event will draw some of Arizona’s greatest players for several tournaments, including Latif and several other guests. If you’re unable to attend, there are still some gaming opportunities closer to Phoenix available this weekend as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall tournaments in full swing with Euphoria Gaming and others

23 10 2012

As Halloween approaches, so do some opportunities for fun gaming experiences for all. This weekend will play host to several events hosted by the likes of Euphoria Gaming and DEVASTATION right up till the end of the month.

Trick or treat, I got an axe for you to eat!

Starting off the weekend proper will be the Euphoria Gaming crew hosting their Persona 4: Arena/King of Fighters XIII This is It! Bootcamp event on Saturday. This tournament will take place at the University of Advancing Technology (room 201) and there are no entry fees.  Read the rest of this entry »

Season three Hazbats finale this weekend

16 10 2012

The Team Hazmat “Hazbats” are coming to a close this weekend, where season winners for Persona 4: Arena, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and King of Fighters XIII will be decided for the grand prize pot.

The finale will take place at the team’s hangout in Laveen on Saturday. There will be a $5 entry fee, as well as an additional $5 entry for any single tournament; barring Street Fighter which has a $10 fee. Read the rest of this entry »

LAN Speed Lock-in and Madden tournament this weekend

9 10 2012

As the Arizona temperatures cool down, tournament action is heating back up. Local venues LAN Speed Games and Fix & Play are holding some weekend gaming events for all to compete.

Starting off, LAN Speed Games is hosting their staple Lock-In/All Nighter starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, going until 8 a.m. the next day. As per usual practice, for a $20 fee, all participants will get sealed into the venue for ten hours of gaming.  Read the rest of this entry »

DEVASTATION’s Robb Chiarini discusses event cancellation with The Pause Button

4 10 2012

DEVASTATION, the gaming event that hosted several thousands over the course of an October weekend in Phoenix last year, was undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming events the state has seen. Since then the event team had gone quiet, player rumblings and rumors of payouts circulated, and very little information was given on whether or not the tournament would make its return in 2012. On Wednesday, DEVASTATION director Robb Chiarini made a public announcement that the event would not be happening this year.

In the announcement, Chiarini explained how the 2011 event had failed to pay out some winners due to a sudden sponsor drop out and that his own efforts to rectify the situation by selling his comic collection had resulted in further issues.

Chiarini also elaborated in the video that he and his team have worked to contact unpaid players and eventually settle all the loose ends from the 2011 event. Shortly after the video was released, Chiarini spoke with The Pause Button further on the announcement and what this would mean for the team, the players, and the future of the event.

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Troy Baker talks Resident Evil 6 with The Pause Button

2 10 2012

For those of you looking to pick up Resident Evil 6 today (if you haven’t already), check out our interview with Troy Baker during Saboten 2012 discussing his new character Jake Muller debuting in the storied franchise.

The Pause Button: How does it feel for you to come in on the heels of such a big character like Wesker? How is it specifically for you and the fans, to play such a big role in Resident Evil 6?

Troy Baker: Well I’m a gamer first, and I’ve played since Resident Evil 1 so I’ve seen the progression from Jill to Chris, Leon, Claire. So to kind of be one of those characters, it’s pretty humbling, it’s pretty cool. I love the fact that it’s a new character that I can do, that I get to help with Capcom–we sat down and spent a lot of time really creating the character. Read the rest of this entry »