Are you looking for awesome gaming stuff to do this weekend in the phoenix area? I know, right…? Leaving the cave always seems dangerous! Well maybe if we give you some set destinations for awesome, it will be easier!
Saturday March 28th –
If you haven’t already heard about how Synthwave is taking the gaming world by storm; you can read more about it here. For those of you that DO know about it, you know that it is all about games, sunglasses at night, lazers, and glow-in-the-dark paint! Ready to get your Blood Dragon on? Head out to Mind’s Eye and check out this AWESOME event! Tickets are only $10 online- $15 at the door. In addition! 4 new games will be debuted by in the Glitchslap team on-site in the game room! Come Check out Drift Stage, Desync, Chrome Death, and Whack-a-pug! Drinks Pouring all night for those that are 21 and older, but the event is 18 and up!
Southwest Maker Fest is one of the few events of the year that really brings together imagination and machination in one place. From noon to 8pm in the streets of downtown Mesa will be transformed in to a wonderland of creation. Everything from artistry, to mechanical engineering, and even local video game developers will be on the streets showing the southwest what they can do. Stop by any time to see the genius of your fellow peers and see what some of the future may hold for us and the world’s makers.
through May 10th –
If you happen to be in a flying mood this weekend (or just want to hit the airport for some Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles, it’s worth stopping in and seeing the Steampunk exhibit going on presently at Skyharbor. The exhibit shows some spectacular pieces that are bound to bring out your inner creativity and cosplay desires. Entrance is free, but be sure to show some support on the artist’s pages if you can!
Looking for some classic action this weekend? Take the gaming outside your rig and toast some noobs on someone else’s turf!
This arcade is a beautiful blast from the past having everything from Centipede to Spyhunter. Gamers are coin-operated and reasonable. Location is cosy and will take you back to the 80’s arcade dream days.
Any Oldy, but a Goody; Castles and Coasters has been around since before the giant spaghetti monster in the sky, but it still has some of the best classic and new games around. Plus, you can make a day of it by adding in miniature golf, roller-coasters, and go-karts. Really, it’s the closest thing to an amusement park Phoenix has .
Some-what less of an oldy, Dave and Busters tries to put more of a club atmosphere in than a theme park. With a full bar, DB’s keeps you greased for your gaming with several full bars, as well as a full menu for some eats while you are getting your gaming on.