FIGCON, AZHP, Hazbats, Black Ops, and a shot at the Danger Room this weekend

8 10 2013

FIGCON

This week and weekend are absolutely jam packed with gaming stuff to do for all sorts. No sense in dilly-dally, let’s get started!

Future Is Games convention in Phoenix

-Starts Wednesday and goes till Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center.

-FREE to attend and will host a slew of guest speakers presenting indie games, developer stories and more (including Arizona’s own MegaRan!).

-For more info and tickets, check out their website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call of Duty breaks through September proper

4 09 2013

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With the conclusion of Saboten Con, AZHP Gaming is continuing their efforts with a Call of Duty Black Ops II tournament this Saturday at the Scottsdale Microsoft Store. 

The tournament is set to begin at 2 p.m. and run until 6 p.m.  with a 2v2 Deathmatch format. All entrants ages 14 and up are welcome. Prizes will vary, but usually include some sponsored goodies. For more details, check out the Microsoft Gamers Meetup page.





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 »





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 »





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 »





The Pause Button’s 100th Post! (And yeah some gaming stuff too)

14 09 2011

Do you guys know what today is? Well yes it is Wednesday, but it’s also the day that The Pause Button makes its 100th post! We’d like to thank all of our followers, readers, and all the awesome Arizona people who have made this blog interesting, fun, and insanely cool to write! –IncreaseBlue

Now true to course, here’s the breakdown for this weekend:

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Fight Nights and Finales

2 08 2011

With summer coming to a close and the absolute craziness that was had at this years’ EVO, it’s understandable that gamers in Arizona will be clamoring to get in as much tournament play as they can. Luckily there are tons of events happening in August, with a double dose this week from the DEVASTATION crew.


On Friday the team will be hosting their Fight Night event (previously pushed back from July 22) at the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale. The event will have three main tournaments for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Tekken 6, with casual setups for Mortal Kombat, Blazblue: Continuum Shift II, Soul Calibur IV, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Read the rest of this entry »