It’s that time of year again. rAge 2011 time. This year South Africa’s premier gaming and technology expo is going to be bigger and better than ever.

The 9th rAge expo, held annually at the Coca-Cola Dome in Gauteng, is the established benchmark for interactive entertainment and hosts the wholesale gathering of South Africa’s thriving gaming and technology community.

We are happy to report an attendance growth of 8% from 2009 with a total of 20,316 visitors at the 2010 rAge expo. Additionally 2,080 NAG LAN tickets sold out in 36 hours. This year we expect to top 23,000 visitors with the LAN selling out in record time again. The psychosocial demographic of our visitors has also exploded in recent years, from our earliest rAge events visited primarily by your characteristic gamer, we now see many more families and consumers from all age brackets and LSM categories. Gaming is now truly for everyone,” says Michael James, Senior Project Manager for rAge.

The best part about rAge 2011 is the ability to get your hands on all the latest and upcoming games. Here is a lineup of some of the biggest games that will be showcased by SA’s major game distributors:

Electronic Arts
FIFA 12 / Battlefield 3 / Need for Speed The Run / SSX / Mass Effect 3 / The Sims 3 Pets
NBA 2K11 / The Darkness 2 / Skylanders / F1 2011 / Tomb Raider / Hitman / Final Fantasy
/ Ghost Recon / Rayman Origins / Assassins Creed Revelations / Just Dance 3 / Gunsmith – Ghost Recon
Nintendo 3DS / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / Dead or Alive /
Resident Evil / Street Fighter / Steel Diver / Pilot Wings
NuMetro Interactive
Batman Arkham City / Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster / Lego Harry Potter
/ Happy Feet 2 / Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record / Dance Star / Medieval Moves / After Hours Athlete (tbc)
/ Street Fighter vs Tekken / Dragons Dogma / Asura’s Wrath / Racket and Clank All for One
/ SingStar ‘80s (tbc) / Resistance 3 / Hunted / Super Street Fighter
Kinect Dance Central 2 / Kinect Star Wars / Kinect Disneyland Adventures / Kinect Sports 2
/ Gears of War 3

So, make sure you head to rAge next weekend. If you aren’t in Johannesburg or can’t make it to the show, don’t stress. We have our PixelVulture media passes ready and will be bringing you all the latest info from rAge expo 2011.

Dates 30 September – 2 October 2011
Times Friday: 10h00-18h00 | Saturday: 09h00-18h00 | Sunday: 10h00-16h00
Tickets Day ticket – R50.00 per person
Weekend Ticket – R80.00 per person
Family Ticket – R160 (two adults and two children)
Kids under 6 – free
NAG LAN ticket – R300.00
Venue The Coca-Cola Dome | Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue | Northgate, North Riding