March Gaming Madness

12 03 2013

After a slight lull in action last week, gaming events are ratcheting up in Peoria, Scottsdale, and Laveen in the coming days.

Starting off things will be LAN Speed Games in Peoria hosting their monthly Lock-In/All-Nighter event on Friday. For $20 attendees can reserve a seat at the venue for ten hours of straight gaming starting at 10 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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DEV comes back with Madden tourney next week

15 01 2013

January may be taking a little while to gain its gaming momentum, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had! This Sunday, the DEVASTATION crew will be hosting  a Madden NFL 13 tournament in Phoenix.

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Image courtesy of 98 KUPD.

The DEVASTATION crew, in conjunction with the 98 KUPD radio station, will be running a huge single-elimination tournament for Madden NFL 13 at Stand Up Live in downtown Phoenix. The tournament has already slotted 98 competitors through pre-registration, but will be taking another 98 competitors the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. Read the rest of this entry »





Fall tournaments in full swing with Euphoria Gaming and others

23 10 2012

As Halloween approaches, so do some opportunities for fun gaming experiences for all. This weekend will play host to several events hosted by the likes of Euphoria Gaming and DEVASTATION right up till the end of the month.

Trick or treat, I got an axe for you to eat!

Starting off the weekend proper will be the Euphoria Gaming crew hosting their Persona 4: Arena/King of Fighters XIII This is It! Bootcamp event on Saturday. This tournament will take place at the University of Advancing Technology (room 201) and there are no entry fees.  Read the rest of this entry »





DEVASTATION’s Robb Chiarini discusses event cancellation with The Pause Button

4 10 2012

DEVASTATION, the gaming event that hosted several thousands over the course of an October weekend in Phoenix last year, was undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming events the state has seen. Since then the event team had gone quiet, player rumblings and rumors of payouts circulated, and very little information was given on whether or not the tournament would make its return in 2012. On Wednesday, DEVASTATION director Robb Chiarini made a public announcement that the event would not be happening this year.

In the announcement, Chiarini explained how the 2011 event had failed to pay out some winners due to a sudden sponsor drop out and that his own efforts to rectify the situation by selling his comic collection had resulted in further issues.

Chiarini also elaborated in the video that he and his team have worked to contact unpaid players and eventually settle all the loose ends from the 2011 event. Shortly after the video was released, Chiarini spoke with The Pause Button further on the announcement and what this would mean for the team, the players, and the future of the event.

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Gaming events galore this weekend in AZ

16 05 2012

If you’re not too busy ‘error 37’-ing it up with your buddies on Diablo III, there are tons of gaming events this weekend to hit up before the craziness that is the Phoenix Comicon is finally upon us.

Grab your controllers because this weekend is chock full of gaming opportunities.

In the interest of fitting all of these insanely cool events in one post, we’re going to put them out quick hit style (a la our friends at Lightning Octopus).

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Jam Packed Tournament May Days

8 05 2012

The month of May is the official marker of new changes, challenges, and turning on the heat in Arizona. Several different events are lined up for this weekend from the likes of DEVASTATION, Team Hazmat, and LAN Speed Games that will undoubtedly leave gamers thirsty for more.

The events start early with a tournament challenge from the DEVASTATION crew at the Bookmans Mesa location on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »





Ranbats, Rumbles, and Absolute LAN-sanity

28 02 2012

Who knew that the break into March would be such a big one? Several local gaming groups this week are hosting tournaments and events of all kinds, and they’re getting a head start on Wednesday.

It seems like many Arizona groups are in on this one including the DEVASTATION crew, Team Hazmat, Arcade-in-a-Box, Digital Dojo, and LAN Speed Games all hosting their own respective events. Read the rest of this entry »