Upcoming Geeks Night Out and Lock In

19 02 2013

After all the action of the Hazbat kickoff over the weekend, events keep rolling in for Arizona gamers courtesy of LAN Speed Games and the city of Tempe.

Starting off things right is the Geeks’ Night Out at the Tempe City Hall on Thursday. The repeat event is ocurring in conjunction with Third Thursday on Mill Avenue at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Zombie outbreak at LAN Speed Games this weekend

30 01 2013

Time to put those Left 4 Dead skills to good use for LAN Speed Games Zombie Night this Saturday.


The event is slated to kick off at 9 p.m. and go all the way until 2 a.m. For $8 a person, attendees can enjoy zombie games, prizes, and movies throughout the night.

The folks at LAN Speed Games have encouraged those who wish to attend to either call their office at (623) 979-0560 or message them through their Facebook page to secure a seat before they all sell out.

LAN Speed Games is located at 6750 W. Peoria Ave. in Peoria. Check out their Facebook event page for more details.

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 »

December Kick Off: What Will You Play to Keep Warm?

6 12 2011

Although this winter in Arizona seems to have hit particularly hard in only a few days, the season is upon us and force many a gamer to make the difficult choice of either going out in the cold to do stuff or stay inside and keep warm next to that video game console.

"Alright guys, we win this match and I'll buy the first round of hot cocoa. Deal?"

Many will likely choose the latter, as the Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue has opted for in this chilly weather. She’s gotten the chance to peruse some of winter’s biggest titles and offers her thoughts below on what might entertain during those harshly cold days. Read the rest of this entry »

Developers Team Up With Sony To Welcome Back Users

17 05 2011

As most gamers already know, the recently cyber-attacked Playstation Network service went live once again late on May 14. Now the company fully detailed their “Welcome Back” package on Monday for loyal North American Playstation customers whose information was compromised (among many others) in the hacking incident.

The company has guaranteed non-Playstation Plus members a free month of the top tier service and two months to existing members prior to the network shut down.

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Sit down and take a pause.

10 02 2010

Hello! I do sincerely hope that if you’ve stumbled on this blog you are 1) Pleasantly surprised or 2) lost but now found! This is my gaming blog. My name is Christen (a.k.a IncreaseBlue) and I am the blogger helming this craziness known as The Pause Button.

In this blog I intend to cover as many varying and intriguing topics of gaming as I can. As I posted in my ‘About Me’ page (you should totally check that out by the way–link’s at the top) I want to stray away from video game reviews since you can get that at G4, IGN, and hundreds of other sites and publications. I’m going to try to shake things up with lots of different game related topics and calls for all blog readers to sound off with their own opinions on the subjects I put up for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure.

So without further ado, welcome to The Pause Button.

You can now press start again.


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