16 10 2013

There is a nice mix of FPS and fighting game tournaments happening to fulfill your brisk fall weekend. Read more below to see the competitive throwdowns being hosted by Spiral Series Entertainment and AZHP Gaming.

Spiral Series ranbats at the Gaming Zone

-Three tournaments kicking off on Saturday at 12 p.m. at The Gaming Zone in Tempe.

-$5 entry fee per tournament (including Super Street Fighter 4: AE, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter x Tekken), as well as a $5 organizational fee. 

-Winners will get a split of the game pot, as well as points to overall ranking in the season.

-For all the details, check out the Spiral Series Facebook event pageRead the rest of this entry »

FIGCON, AZHP, Hazbats, Black Ops, and a shot at the Danger Room this weekend

8 10 2013


This week and weekend are absolutely jam packed with gaming stuff to do for all sorts. No sense in dilly-dally, let’s get started!

Future Is Games convention in Phoenix

-Starts Wednesday and goes till Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center.

-FREE to attend and will host a slew of guest speakers presenting indie games, developer stories and more (including Arizona’s own MegaRan!).

-For more info and tickets, check out their website. Read the rest of this entry »

FPS craziness in store this weekend

9 07 2013

For those of us suffering from a holiday hangover from too much time off and little desire to get back to work, there’s hope from the likes of Fix and Play and AZHP Gaming with tournaments to get us back on track. Read the rest of this entry »

More changes and events incoming for AZHP Gaming

26 06 2013

523966_306565739421761_902147460_nFor those of you that follow the local group AZHP Gaming, you may have noticed an increase of activity from the crew. This is due in part to several major changes being taken by the groups’ founder FrankCastleAZ. In an interview with the Pause Button last week, Frank announced that he was taking on the business of AZHP on a permanent basis, leaving his regular day job behind.

The changeover comes with a more aggressive schedule for the group, as several upcoming events with different venues have been confirmed in the last few days. Most notably, AZHP’s team up with the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale for a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

AZHP at Amazing AZ Con and Black Ops II tourney this weekend

22 01 2013

For all those who have been waiting for gaming competitions to ratchet up, some tournament action has finally turned up for the last weeks of January courtesy of AZHP Gaming and Fix & Play.


AZHP Gaming will be hosting several tournaments and casual play in their gaming room for this years’ Amazing Arizona Comic Con. The convention will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday the 25th through the 27th. 

Their tournament schedule will be noticeably lighter compared to their other events, but it means plenty of time will be allotted for the competitions that are run. Their schedule is hemmed down to a Halo 4 (2v2 teams) tournament on Friday at 4 p.m., on Saturday a Super Street Fighter IV: AE (2012 ver.) competition at 12 p.m. and an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at 3 p.m., and finally a Call of Duty Black Ops II (2v2 teams) tournament at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

blackopiiTickets for the con vary from $25 single day passes for Friday and Sunday, $35 single day passes for Saturday, or $50 for a full weekend pass. The AZHP Gaming crew will offer up prizes such as Boson sunglasses, a controller from Evil Controllers, Aqua Red t-shirts, or a prize pack from the University of Advancing Technology. 

Not to be left out of the fun, the folks at the Fix & Play location on 83rd Ave. and Camelback Rd. will be hosting a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament on Saturday. The details on the actual game format are unknown, but the competition will kick off at 5 p.m. and the winner will net themselves $60 store credit. For more info, check out their official Facebook event page.

AZHP Gaming kicks in the new year at Taiyou Con

2 01 2013

For those who aren’t sure how to dig into 2013, AZHP Gaming has got a solution. The entire crew will be running a gaming room with multiple tournaments at this weekends’ Taiyou Con in Mesa.

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Taiyou Con is an anime convention that will be held at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa hotel on January 4-6. The convention will feature numerous anime-related guests such as Sonny Strait, Christina Vee, and many more. Alongside all of the anime programming, the good folks with AZHP Gaming will be running another one of their gaming rooms for attendees. 

Over the weekend, the crew will be hosting a slew of tournaments for some awesome sponsored prizes from Boson, Aqua Red, UAT,and Evil Controllers:
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Black Ops II action galore this week

4 12 2012

December is beginning to fill out a bit with events for gaming. Although tournaments seem to be in short supply this month, there are tons of casual opportunities to play with your fellow gamers and be merry.


Starting off is Mesa bar and grill Monsterland hosting a video game night on Wednesday. The event is 21 and above only, and will include casual play (or possibly a competition) for Black Ops II. The event will kick off at 8 p.m. and go until midnight, check out their Facebook event page for more details.

Continuing the Black Ops II trend will be Fix and Play hosting their tournament for the shooter title on Saturday. The competition will take place at their 83rd Ave. and Camelback location and start at 5 p.m.

Entry fees will likely be the same as their last tournament and cost $5. The grand prize winner will net themselves a $60 gift card to the store for some holiday spending.