| Fun |

Devastation 2011 in Photos

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Taunts or testosterone were in abundance inside the Phoenix Convention Center this past weekend. 

Joystick jedi from throughout Arizona descended upon the downtown destination en masse to wage pixilated warfare during Devastation, the annual gaming competition and expo.

Fueled by both adrenaline and energy drinks, gamers battled for supremacy (and cash prizes) on such titles at Call of Duty: Black Ops, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Madden NFL 2012 all weekend long, working their magic on custom controllers and blowing away the competition.

Video game culture was celebrated in grand fashion during the event (which, in many ways, is like the Valley's version of the Penny Arcade Expo) whether it was cosplayers dressing as such characters at Link from The Legend of Zelda or Balrog from Street Fighter II, vendors selling gaming-related artwork, or playing classic arcade titles like Donkey Kong or Ms. Pacman.

And although the crowd at Devastation 2011 was predominantly male, there were plenty of girl gamers in the house, both blasting their way to victory and participating in the cosplay activities.

Jackalope Ranch paid a visit to Devastation and grabbed plenty of photos of all the gaming action, as well as the costumed attendees. Check out some of our pictures from the event, as well a slideshow of some of the girl gamers and costumed chicks who attended.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.