• Button Mash Gathering on 24/09/16
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    Button Mash Gathering

    Do you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was? Then you need to come on down to Button Mash! Pokémon fever has gripped the world, and we’re no exception, so our next event is going to be Pokémon themed! Don your cap, and assemble your best team as you try to catch them all. Click the image above to go to the facebook event page^^^ It’s not all Pokémon though, and as is tradition, we’ll be bringing our usual cavalcade of TVs and consoles new and old so you can indulge in the nostalgia of your classic favourites or enjoy the latest in the world of gaming.…

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    Button Mash 9 Event

    Button Mash 9 Gaming Event on the 18th October 2014 at The New Bradford Playhouse!  Button Mash returns for it’s biggest and best event to date! On Sat 18th October we’ll be returning to The New Bradford Playhouse to bring you the gaming celebration of the year! We’ll be bringing our usual cavalcade of TVs and consoles new and old so you can indulge in the nostalgia of your classic favourites or enjoy the latest and greatest. Rock Band, always a star attraction, has levelled up! We’ll be moving Rock Band upstairs to the auditorium so you can play in front of a huge crowd for a totally authentic superstar experience.…

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    Minecraft, Technically Speaking

    I make no secret of it, I got bored with Minecraft a few weeks before its full release. I’m not denying that it is a thoroughly excellent game. Few things in this world have the power to connect total strangers in quite the same manner as Minecraft. Everyone gets something different from it and yet people get common experiences and stories they can bond over. My thing was always survival mode; I’m not in any way artistic enough to play in creative mode. But once you’ve survived everything where do you go from there? You build a fort, pyramid, bunker, levitating city, whatever you call home. You have diamond weapons…

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    Penny Arcade’s: Fanservice 3

    Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is a niche appeal title, there’s no escaping that particular fact. It’s been perfectly constructed from the ground up to appeal to fans of the Penny Arcade webcomic leaving all others both befuddled and bewildered. Fortunately, I’ve been a fan for many a year, so it’s definitely one for me. The third title in a planned quadrilogy, headed up by Zeboyd Games after Hothead Games dropped it in favour of working on their Deathspank series, the game takes the series in a new direction from its predecessors. Where the earlier games attempted to mimic Mike Krahulik’s comic art style as closely as possible, with…

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    Get Back in the Kitchen: Women in Gaming

    Gaming has long been a boys’ club, this much is widely accepted. Games are given to boys growing up, whereas girls get to play with their dolls. They are marketed at men; badass dudes setting out to rescue the sexy yet helpless girl with lots of violence along the way. But the trend is changing, statistics suggesting that 47% of all gamers are women, and yet, as an industry – and indeed as a community – we rarely welcome this fact. E3, the biggest game expo in the world, continues selling everything through the medium of booth babes year in, year out, managing to alienate the entire female audience in…

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    Hello World

    Hello, ladies and gentlemen, cats and kittens, old mashers and new faces alike. Welcome to Button Mash’s new website. It’s been some considerable time in the pipeline and it’s finally here. It’s perhaps a little less glamorous than we may have liked and we’d ask you to bear with us as we try to polish it into something a little more befitting. Emergency exits are located above the wings and if you’ll look up, you’ll see the link to the Button Mash forums. A little while back I created a BM subreddit on reddit.com to try to create some public discourse. It was probably the wrong way to go about…