Barfights and Bizarre adventures this weekend!

13 11 2013

 

The drop of the newest consoles are almost upon us, but let’s not abandon our current gen so quickly! This weekend there are two events courtesy of Spiral Series and AZHP Gaming.

Spiral Series barfights 3

-The Spiral Series group will be hosting another Barfight event at the Armadillo Grill in Phoenix. 

-Games will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday with Street Fighter x Tekken money matches and more throughout the night.

-Free to all and observers are encouraged! For more details, check out the Spiral Series Facebook page 
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Keith Abbott Talks Future Plans For Euphoria Gaming

24 01 2012

Keith Abbott of Euphoria Gaming

The past year has seen many local groups rise to the occasion and provide a vast array of tournaments for the Arizona gaming community. Keith Abbott, founder of Euphoria Gaming, is no different in this respect and spoke with The Pause Button on the groups’ hopes and plans for 2012.

As Euphoria Gaming plows into 2012 with their Super Marvel Madness finale on Saturday, as well as several planned free tournaments, the group has alot of potential to grow and change within the coming months.

Abbott first founded his own gaming group, Euphoria Gaming, in 2010 in an effort to support and flourish a West Valley gaming scene. He started off by hosting small tournament gatherings at a local shop called GameTag in Litchfield Park. The competitions began to receive good receptions and Abbott decided to pursue more.
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DEVASTATION 2011 Re-Cap

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!





Don’t Cross the Streams (actually, it’s ok if you do)

22 08 2011

The end of August has brought on no shortage of tournament action, but the last week of the month will go out with a digital bang, with most events having accompanying streams for gamers to log into and watch all the fun they’re missing out on!

AiaB's new stream looks snazzy. (courtesy AiaB Twitch.tv channel)

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AZHP At Anime Kaigi This Weekend

12 07 2011

Local boys Arizona Hobbyists’ Paradise are back with some mass gaming and tournaments up North as a part of the Anime Kaigi convention in Flagstaff starting on Friday and ending on Sunday.

Courtesy Anime Kaigi

Anime Kaigi will take place in the du Bois Center of the Northern Arizona University and will include various anime, sci-fi, and gaming events for all attendees.

AZHP will be primarily running the gaming side of the convention, with casual setups running for various fighting games, Mario Kart, Rock Band 3, Dance Dance Revolution, and more. On the competition side of things, AZHP will be running several tournaments throughout the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »





DEVASTATION: Day 3 (The Finals)

20 06 2010

The grand finals for the DEVASTATION event began Sunday afternoon at the Phoenix Convention Center with the biggest and best players reserved for last, as they battled each other for the first place gold medals in their respective games.

Large bleacher seating was pulled out for attendees to watch the finals in true competition style.

The room’s setup changed to accompany the grandiose nature of the finals, as many of the casual setups and booths were taken out, and full stadium style bleachers extended out for attendees to watch the last matches of the event on the dual projection screens. Read the rest of this entry »





DEVASTATION 2010: Day 1

18 06 2010

The multi-game tournament event DEVASTATION kicked off competition Friday morning at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. 

Two large dual screens projected different game matches throughout the day.

The event opened up to attendees with casual setups for Halo 3, Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, and Soul Caliber 4, before starting off late-morning tournaments for King of Fighters XII and Tekken Tag Tournament. Read the rest of this entry »