AZHP Gaming at Phoenix Comicon and future plans

1 06 2012

The local group Arcade Zone Hard Punch (AZHP) made their official debut of their revamped image at last weekends’ Phoenix Comicon. Not only did this provide AZHP Gaming with an opportunity to debut new shirts, layouts, and sponsors, but a chance to partner up with Team Hazmat to make the gaming room more unique than before.

Did you miss out on the gaming rooms? Check out our video coverage of AZHP Gaming’s official debut and interview with Haz of Team Hazmat below:

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Black Friday: Forget Shopping, Get to Gaming!

22 11 2011

With the impending Black Friday there are tons of sales available for gamers this year to pick up the latest titles. But if you’re in no mood to shop at the crack of dawn after the holiday, then there’s plenty of gaming opportunities for you to take on instead.

Gamers don't sit and eat their turkey, we step on it in the middle of a battle!

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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 »

Trivia and Fatalities This Week in AZ

14 06 2011

The new art gallery and retro arcade in downtown Phoenix called CADE Gallery is slowly but surely building up regular events for gamers to turn to this summer.

Courtesy CADE Gallery.

Following their successful crowning of a new original Mortal Kombat champion last week, the folks at CADE Gallery officially announced on Monday that they would be running the event on every second Friday of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

IncreaseBlue’s Phoenix Comicon Re-cap

31 05 2011

The 2011 Phoenix Comicon took place over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event included many geek and pop culture stars such as George Takei, Leonard Nimoy, Vic Mignogna, and many others.

Among the many different anime, geek, comic, sci-fi and steam punk-themed festivities, there were also numerous video game tournaments and panels to be had at the convention. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue attended and covered the event, she offers her thoughts on the event below.

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