Looking to lounge? Alienware has you covered.

30 01 2014

As January comes to a wrap (already?!), we’re starting to see a nice uptick in variety for gaming events in the state. This week Arizona will be paid a visit by the Alienware team, as well as another tournament opportunity from AZHP Gaming.  Read the rest of this entry »


AZHP at Amazing AZ Con and Black Ops II tourney this weekend

22 01 2013

For all those who have been waiting for gaming competitions to ratchet up, some tournament action has finally turned up for the last weeks of January courtesy of AZHP Gaming and Fix & Play.


AZHP Gaming will be hosting several tournaments and casual play in their gaming room for this years’ Amazing Arizona Comic Con. The convention will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday the 25th through the 27th. 

Their tournament schedule will be noticeably lighter compared to their other events, but it means plenty of time will be allotted for the competitions that are run. Their schedule is hemmed down to a Halo 4 (2v2 teams) tournament on Friday at 4 p.m., on Saturday a Super Street Fighter IV: AE (2012 ver.) competition at 12 p.m. and an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at 3 p.m., and finally a Call of Duty Black Ops II (2v2 teams) tournament at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

blackopiiTickets for the con vary from $25 single day passes for Friday and Sunday, $35 single day passes for Saturday, or $50 for a full weekend pass. The AZHP Gaming crew will offer up prizes such as Boson sunglasses, a controller from Evil Controllers, Aqua Red t-shirts, or a prize pack from the University of Advancing Technology. 

Not to be left out of the fun, the folks at the Fix & Play location on 83rd Ave. and Camelback Rd. will be hosting a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament on Saturday. The details on the actual game format are unknown, but the competition will kick off at 5 p.m. and the winner will net themselves $60 store credit. For more info, check out their official Facebook event page.

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.


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 »

AZHP Gaming kicks in the new year at Taiyou Con

2 01 2013

For those who aren’t sure how to dig into 2013, AZHP Gaming has got a solution. The entire crew will be running a gaming room with multiple tournaments at this weekends’ Taiyou Con in Mesa.

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Taiyou Con is an anime convention that will be held at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa hotel on January 4-6. The convention will feature numerous anime-related guests such as Sonny Strait, Christina Vee, and many more. Alongside all of the anime programming, the good folks with AZHP Gaming will be running another one of their gaming rooms for attendees. 

Over the weekend, the crew will be hosting a slew of tournaments for some awesome sponsored prizes from Boson, Aqua Red, UAT,and Evil Controllers:
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Team Hazmat 2012 Ranbats Kicking Off This Weekend!

5 01 2012

If you couldn’t make the boot camp at Arcade-in-a-Box don’t worry, there is another opportunity with Team Hazmat to build up your skills.

The team is hosting their official “Hazbat tournaments” a.k.a. ranbats (ranking battles), starting off this Saturday the 7th at their hangout in Laveen. Read the rest of this entry »

AZHP to host gaming at Taiyou Con

7 12 2010

The Arizona Hobbyists Paradise crew will kick off 2011 with a slew of tournaments and casual games during January’s Taiyou Con anime convention in Mesa.

AZHP is a community-oriented group that regularly hosts gaming rooms and events throughout the year in Arizona and neighboring states (for more info, see this previous Pause Button post about them). The Taiyou Con convention will take place on January 7-9 at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa resort located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue.

The founder of AZHP, commonly known as FrankCastleAZ, released an official list of a variety of tournaments slated to be held over the entire weekend the convention takes place. Read the rest of this entry »