LAN Speed Lock-In builds up January momentum

8 01 2013


With Taiyou Con behind us, there’s a fresh new year to dive into for gaming. For those who are looking to attend for gaming events, the crew at LAN Speed Games is hosting their first Lock-in/All Nighter of 2013 next week.

For those unfamiliar, the LAN Speed Lock-ins are monthly events where attendees are sealed into the venue for an entire night of games, tournaments, pizza, and prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

LAN Speed Games gets Riot support for upcoming tournament

6 06 2012

The crew at LAN Speed Games have been hard at work to revamp and renew some of their events, including an upcoming League of Legends tournament that has caught the eye of some pretty important people.  Read the rest of this entry »

Say Hello to Some AZHP Gaming

20 03 2012

Courtesy of Con Nichiwa.

After a very busy start to the year, our friends at AZHP have been busy indeed, and have got a few events to show for it. This weekend the group will host gaming at the Tucson Con Nichiwa convention, as well as gaming for DESERTBASH later on this year.

Con-Nichiwa is the Tucson-based anime convention taking place on March 23 through March 25th at the Holiday Inn & Suites in the Tucson Airport-North area. AZHP released their gaming schedule last week on the tournaments they have planned for each day of the event, they go like so:

-12 p.m. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS3)
-3 p.m. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
-6 p.m. Soul Calibur V (PS3)
-9 p.m. Gears of War 3 (360) Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Up This Weekend in AZ Gaming

31 01 2012

As January comes to a close, February gives way to a fun start for fighting games. If you’re not pent up in your house practicing every facet of Soul Calibur V, then there’s a couple events for your radar this weekend.

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Gaming Madness This Week in AZ

17 01 2012

If January has done nothing except bore you thus far, then you’re in luck, as there are two gaming events happening to get your attention.

Both LAN Speed Games and Team Hazmat are hosting events this week in Peoria and Laveen respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

DEVASTATION: A Few Words With Jedirobb

5 10 2011

DEVASTATION is only a few days away and the event is loaded and ready to go. The Pause Button got the chance to talk to the event coordinator Robb Chiarini (aka Jedirobb), and get some details, as well as thoughts on the upcoming tournament.

Courtesy of DEVASTATION.

The event is set to officially begin on Friday October 7th and continue through Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center. A multitude of competitions will be held for numerous first-person shooter, fighting, sports, rhythm, and strategy games throughout the weekend.

DEVASTATION recently suffered the loss of Team Sp00ky due to the alleged confiscation of their equipment by Homeland Security. Chiarini confirmed that there are three other stream broadcasters lined up for the convention including LevelUp and local boys Team Haz-mat to run the fighting game shows, with Beyond Gaming to cover the PC side of the competitions. They will broadcast on three separate channels through TwitchTV/DEVEVENT, TwitchTV/DEVASTATIONEVENT, and TwitchTV/BeyondGaming. according to the official event website. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Proposed Videogame Ban (the breakdown)

28 06 2011

The United States Supreme Court released their decision on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association Monday, regarding a proposed act by California to create a new regulation on videogames to minors.

The measure called for particularly violent games to be sold only to consumers 18 or older (or a minor with a parent present) and effectively issue civil fines of up to $1000 for anyone in violation of the act. The court ruled 7-2 against the act, with Justices Breyer and Thomas dissenting.

The opinions of the justices were compiled in a 92-page document, check out the notable bits and breakdown in the post after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »