Needlessly Reading Between Lines: A Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review

5 04 2012

Two weeks ago, the latest installment to the Resident Evil franchise Operation Raccoon City released. The game is set in post-outbreak Raccoon City and enables the player to fulfill the role of a super elite clean-up team “WolfPack” hired by Umbrella to weed out survivors and destroy incriminating evidence. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue got the chance to fully dive into the game and offers her thoughts below. Warning, there are few spoilers ahead.

"Strike a pose!"

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I’ll be honest, I had high hopes for Operation Raccoon City. The thought of mercilessly taking out survivors in a zombie infested city, squashing all hope for rescue, and (most importantly) personally dispatching Leon and Claire with my own bare hands just sounded awesome. Unfortunately the game doesn’t really own up to its non-cannon ties and gets hunkered down by the existing Resident Evil storyline, as well as painful controls and other game play issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wii U Impressions from CES 2012

11 01 2012

On Tuesday, Nintendo gave Associated Press a sneak peak at their next system iteration, the Wii U at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The video below includes Nintendo of America Executive Vice President Scott Moffitt explaining a little about the device, while showing off the device in action with multiplayer games.

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Double Time! (Gaming This Weekend in AZ)

6 09 2011

This week in AZ has experienced a bit of a lull compared to previous ones as far as events go, but that never means there’s any shortage on competitive spirit and gaming going on!

Courtesy CADE Gallery.

This week CADE Gallery and Euphoria Gaming are holding it down with back to back tournaments over the weekend (even leaving Sunday to recuperate from the awesomeness!) Read the rest of this entry »





Don’t Cross the Streams (actually, it’s ok if you do)

22 08 2011

The end of August has brought on no shortage of tournament action, but the last week of the month will go out with a digital bang, with most events having accompanying streams for gamers to log into and watch all the fun they’re missing out on!

AiaB's new stream looks snazzy. (courtesy AiaB Twitch.tv channel)

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IncreaseBlue’s Phoenix Comicon Re-cap

31 05 2011

The 2011 Phoenix Comicon took place over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event included many geek and pop culture stars such as George Takei, Leonard Nimoy, Vic Mignogna, and many others.

Among the many different anime, geek, comic, sci-fi and steam punk-themed festivities, there were also numerous video game tournaments and panels to be had at the convention. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue attended and covered the event, she offers her thoughts on the event below.

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AZHP gives a double dose of gaming in a single weekend

30 12 2010

In addition to running tournaments and gaming at the 2011 Taiyou Con, Arizona Hobbyists Paradise will be present at the upcoming Amazing Arizona Comic Convention during the same weekend in Mesa.

The Amazing Arizona Comic Convention is a convention run by Jay Company Comics and will take place at the Mesa Convention Center on January 8 and 9 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »





Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets a release date

16 11 2010

The highly anticipated fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds will officially be released on February 15 in the United States and March 31 in the United Kingdom, Capcom announced on Tuesday.

The official box art for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as posted by Capcom.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be the first installment to the series since its popular predecessor, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, debuted in 2000. The game features numerous comic book characters from the Marvel universe as well as popular Capcom video game characters and pits them against each other in tag team fights. Read the rest of this entry »