AZ Bar Battles this weekend

30 07 2013

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Arizona’s own rendition of bar fights is going to pit some of the state’s finest players against each other, with a few drinks and grudge matches to spare.  Read the rest of this entry »

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AZHP Gaming releases schedule for Phoenix Comicon

14 05 2013

536432_10150916656778567_732766104_nWith Phoenix Comicon less than two weeks away, AZHP Gaming is preparing to hold its gaming room  for the 8th year running at the event. The group released their competition schedule late Monday night and are featuring over ten tournaments and plenty more.

The group will be running casual stations for the Thursday preview night from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. The action really kicks off on Friday. Their tournament schedule is as follows:

 

Friday-

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All these tournaments is making Bob sweat!

Gears of War Judgment (360) – 11 a.m.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) – 1:30 p.m.

Halo 4 [2v2] (360) – 4 p.m.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3) – 6:30 p.m.

Mortal Kombat (PS3) – 9 p.m.

Saturday-

King of Fighters XIII (PS3) – 11 a.m.

Persona 4: Arena (PS3) – 1:30 p.m.

Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3) – 4 p.m.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3) – 6:30 p.m.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3) – 9 p.m.

Sunday-

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – 11 a.m.

Call of Duty Black Ops II [2v2] (360) – 2 p.m.

The group will give away slews of prizes which include NoS energy drink packs, Aqua Red t-shirts, $20 giftcards to The Game Zone, Evil Controller controllers, comic books, prints and much more.

Along with regular tournaments, AZHP will be hosting casual game stations throughout the weekend for attendees to freely play. All the competitive action will be streamed by Team Hazmat and Team Mailorder. Tickets for Phoenix Comicon are currently on sale at their website.





AZHP Hosts Tournaments for a Good Cause This Weekend

5 04 2011

Arizona Hobbyists Paradise is at it again, and for a good cause too! FrankCastleAZ and AZHP are hosting five video game tournaments on Friday at the Corona Del Sol High School as a fundraiser for its television/film club.

The competitions will be hosted in the Corona Del Sol school’s small gym with an $8 entry fee for all tournaments. According to AZHP creator FrankCastleAZ, more than half of the proceeds will go to the club for new video equipment.  Read the rest of this entry »





Hands-on with the Kinect: First Impressions

16 07 2010

As was announced two weeks ago via a tweet by the Microsoft Store, the Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 was made available to the public for demonstrations in only three states: California, Arizona and Colorado.  

The Kinect was on demo at 4 Microsoft stores in America.

As per a Microsoft press release on Thursday, the Kinect will be available for demonstrations at 32 reported locations throughout the United States beginning this weekend. For a full list of cities that are featured on the Kinect Demo Tour, visit the Microsoft announcement article page.

The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue was fortunate enough to test out the Microsoft Kinect controller before the tour and offer her thoughts in the post below. 

Thoughts and Impressions on the Kinect. 

When Microsoft debuted the Kinect motion controller at E3 2010 I, like many others, was skeptical about the controller’s sensitivity and responsiveness to the game player. While I was overall impressed with the Kinect controller, I wasn’t completely off-base with my suspicions either.  Read the rest of this entry »