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.

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AZHP Gaming rocks Con-nichiwa this weekend!

20 03 2013

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The Con-nichiwa convention is just a couple of days away from its return to Tucson and it will be bringing a lot of guests and panels. Most importantly, the crew at AZHP Gaming will once again herald the gaming room for all three days of the event this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »





This is It! happening this weekend!

30 10 2012

If you somehow missed our initial reports, the event commemorating Ed Farias’ departure from Arcade-in-a-Box dubbed ‘This is It!’ will be happening this weekend in Tucson.

The event will draw some of Arizona’s greatest players for several tournaments, including Latif and several other guests. If you’re unable to attend, there are still some gaming opportunities closer to Phoenix available this weekend as well. Read the rest of this entry »





Insight: The Importance of a Gamer Handshake

3 05 2011

With more tournaments on the horizon, The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue has a few words to her fellow gamers as they enter into different competitions. She offers her thoughts below:

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As tournament season is starting to get into full swing I’ve noticed a rather troubling trend. With more and more harrowing matches between extremely skilled AZ players, no one is shaking hands after the match.

This seems trivial and merely a measure of politeness, but it means much more than that. A handshake in and of itself signifies a feeling of mutual respect between two people, and in video game tournaments (as well as any kind of competition) it means even more. Read the rest of this entry »





Video Games Live broadcasts to kick off today

31 07 2010

The concert event known as Video Games Live will publicly air a recorded performance on Public Broadcasting Service channels in North America, starting on Saturday.

The award-winning Video Games Live began in 2002 and reportedly combines orchestras and choirs to perform music from various video games, according to a PBS press release.

A photo of the Video Games Live performance, courtesy of PBS.

This marks the first televised performance in the history of the event, and will show different music pieces from games such as God of War, Halo, Mario, and Final Fantasy, as performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, according to a Video Games Live press releaseRead the rest of this entry »





Red vs. Blue launches into season 8

3 04 2010

The highly praised and infamous machinima series Red vs. Blue premiered the first episode of its eighth season on Thursday. The show is a well-known machinima produced by RoosterTeeth, where digital characters of the game Halo are used, instead of actors, in the comedic sitcom-like web series. Read the rest of this entry »