Weekend Gaming Craziness in AZ

8 02 2012

As we posted earlier, demos of non-fighting games both surprised and disappointed us, but that doesn’t stop our desire for some healthy fighting game competition!

Closing out this week will be events from NeoMaxico, LAN Speed Games, and Euphoria Gaming for fighting games galore. Read the rest of this entry »


Get Ready to Draw Some Blood(lines)

18 10 2011

DEVASTATION may be over, but that doesn’t mean Arizona gamers are out of opportunities to duke it out! The Euphoria Gaming crew are hosting their third Bloodline tournament for multiple games in Tempe on Saturday.

The Bloodline 3 tournament will take place at the University of Advancing Technology. The Euphoria crew plan to host three competitions in Mortal Kombat 9, Tekken 6 and Soul Calibur IV (all on PS3). Casuals are set to kick off at 1 p.m. with the tournaments starting at 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »


13 10 2011

Did you happen to miss DEVASTATION last weekend? Well The Pause Button‘s got you covered with our video recap complete with several awesome interviews and funny asides we caught at the event. Check it out below!

As Summer Closes, Competition Heats Up!

16 08 2011

Summer may be officially over, but the local gaming scene hasn’t lost one bit of steam going into the fall and winter months.

Courtesy of CADE Gallery.

CADE Gallery will continue with a few more events following their successful Super Street Fighter II competition last week, as well as Euphoria Gaming holding it down in Mesa, and an event announcement from Arizona Hobbyists Paradise.

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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 »

Fight! Fight! And Answer Questions Too! (Gaming This Week in AZ)

19 07 2011

This week is filled with a nice clash of intellect as well as brawn with several tournaments and a trivia challenge peppering the valley.

[UPDATE] The DEVASTATION team pushed their Fight Night event back to August 5th instead of having it on July 22.

Spiderman has brawn and brains, just not enough combos.

Starting off the action is Cade Gallery and Old School Arcade with their monthly video game trivia on Thursday hosted by PhoenixGamer’s own Mel, the Office Gamer Girl. The trivia is set to kick off at 7 p.m. with promises mind-numbingly difficult questions about obscure video games and characters. Prizes include Bookman’s gift cards and a special Cade (swag) Bag for the winners.

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Trivia and Fatalities This Week in AZ

14 06 2011

The new art gallery and retro arcade in downtown Phoenix called CADE Gallery is slowly but surely building up regular events for gamers to turn to this summer.

Courtesy CADE Gallery.

Following their successful crowning of a new original Mortal Kombat champion last week, the folks at CADE Gallery officially announced on Monday that they would be running the event on every second Friday of the month. Read the rest of this entry »