Back in action for 2014

16 01 2014

The holidays are over and the seeming freeze on awesome gaming stuff in Arizona appears to be over. The Pause Button is revved and ready to go again with tons of stuff to do. Make your resolutions complete this year by participating in more tournaments and supporting the local scenes that put them on! Read the rest of this entry »





Rain or shine, tourneys happening this weekend!

10 09 2013

Even though the weather has been rainy, none of the gaming action in the Valley has been dampened down. There’s a good lot of events this week, starting off with the fine folks at the Phoenix Art Museum. Read the rest of this entry »





Call of Duty breaks through September proper

4 09 2013

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With the conclusion of Saboten Con, AZHP Gaming is continuing their efforts with a Call of Duty Black Ops II tournament this Saturday at the Scottsdale Microsoft Store. 

The tournament is set to begin at 2 p.m. and run until 6 p.m.  with a 2v2 Deathmatch format. All entrants ages 14 and up are welcome. Prizes will vary, but usually include some sponsored goodies. For more details, check out the Microsoft Gamers Meetup page.





LAN Speed Games Lock-in and AZHP news

17 07 2012

After the doubly tiring weeks of EVO followed up with San Diego Comicon action, players are returning to their stomping grounds and getting ready for more action.

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IncreaseBlue’s Phoenix Comicon Re-cap

29 05 2012

The 2012 Phoenix Comicon has concluded and was the stomping ground for many a nerd, geek, otaku, and gamer over the entire four days it was held last weekend.

Numerous panels and events peppered the convention so that few were left without anything to entertain them. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue covered PCC and offers her thoughts below on how it all went.

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IncreaseBlue’s Phoenix Comicon guide for gamers (2012 ver.)

15 05 2012

It’s that time of year again. The Phoenix Comicon looms ahead at the end of May, bursting with individual events that make even the most casual of geeks and gamers giddy with anticipation. Once again IncreaseBlue has scoured the huge list of programming for the convention and put together an optimal guide of panels, concerts, and other fun events for gamers to hit up.

Phoenix Comicon is coming. Are you ready for the awesome?

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Anyone who attended last years’ comicon knows that it was huge, packed, and awesome. This years’ event threatens to be even bigger (despite losing Star Trek veteran Patrick Stewart from the guest roster) and offers an incredible array of exciting events garnered towards gaming including panels, music, and tournaments. Here are a select few that stood out in the 2012 programming: Read the rest of this entry »





AZHP Revamps Their Game

6 05 2012

Local gaming crew AZHP are undergoing major changes in the coming months, and all of them are hype. Initially delayed from debuting their new look in the beginning of the year, AZHP confirmed with The Pause Button that a revamped AZHP Gaming site would go live on Wednesday.

The new AZHP logo, courtesy of Aquared and AZHP.

The new website is just one of the few makeover pieces the group is undergoing. No longer will they be known as Arizona Hobbyists Paradise, but as Arcade Zone Hard Punch. Group founder FrankCastleAZ explained that the name change was significant for the future of the team. Read the rest of this entry »