Get your post-E3 recovery through multiple tournaments this weekend

18 06 2013

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Now that the insanity of E3 has finally settled down, it’s time to get back to the important gaming that we all know and love. The likes of Fix & Play, Microsoft Gamers, and LAN Speed Games plan to carry us off out E3 euphoria with a couple of events this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »





Are you ready to carry out Operation: INJUSTICE?

16 04 2013

Well if you haven’t heard by now, the DC comic fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us finally released on Tuesday. As every gamer out there devours the title’s roster of characters vying for a main, this weekend will give you all an opportunity to test your new fighters against each other. Read the rest of this entry »





Hazbat finale and prepare for INJUSTICE!

9 04 2013

If you managed to miss out on all the fun had at last weekends’ Zapcon, there’s plenty more tournament fun to be had in the upcoming days. These events will include the season final of the Team Hazmat hazbats and the launch of the highly-anticipated fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Read the rest of this entry »





Spring tournaments coming into full swing

5 02 2013

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Now that February is here, things are really kicking off for tournament season. In preparation for the now fully completed tournament roster for EVO (among so many other competitions out there), Euphoria Gaming and Team Hazmat have got you covered for any practice you will need.

To start off the month right, Euphoria Gaming will be hosting a tournament at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe on Saturday. 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.

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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.





Troy Baker talks Resident Evil 6 with The Pause Button

2 10 2012

For those of you looking to pick up Resident Evil 6 today (if you haven’t already), check out our interview with Troy Baker during Saboten 2012 discussing his new character Jake Muller debuting in the storied franchise.

The Pause Button: How does it feel for you to come in on the heels of such a big character like Wesker? How is it specifically for you and the fans, to play such a big role in Resident Evil 6?

Troy Baker: Well I’m a gamer first, and I’ve played since Resident Evil 1 so I’ve seen the progression from Jill to Chris, Leon, Claire. So to kind of be one of those characters, it’s pretty humbling, it’s pretty cool. I love the fact that it’s a new character that I can do, that I get to help with Capcom–we sat down and spent a lot of time really creating the character. 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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