South Africa’s biggest gaming expo, rAge (really Awesome gaming expo) is happening later this year and here’s what you can expect from this popular event:

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About rAge

The event takes place annually at the Ticket Dome in Johannesburg for a whole weekend of awesome. This year’s event will take place from 09 to 11 October and it’s the biggest gaming gathering on the African continent.

rAge Expo Show Floor

If you think the gaming industry is only for nerds, you’re wrong. Gaming is a multi billion Dollar industry worldwide.Gaming is also exceptionally popular in South Africa, generating more than 2 billion Rand in 2014! Game designer Jane McGonigal (Reality is Broken) reported that 99% of boys under the age of 18 play video games on a regular basis. The figure for girls under the age of 18 who play video games regularly is just slightly behind that of boys at 94%, proving that gaming is more popular than most people think. McGonigal also believes that the stigma surrounding video games are untrue and actually thinks that video games help build problem-solving skills, enhances learning abilities, creates strong social bonds and improves the general quality of life.

rAge Roxy poster 2015

rAge is exactly the kind of event to attend that shows how big and diverse the gaming industry is. This annual gaming and technology expo is a great way to get you started if you are a newbie to this exciting market. As the recipient of the Consumer Exhibition of the Year award for 2014, you can expect only the best from rAge this year and all bases will be covered appealing to newcomers and hardcore enthusiast alike.

NAG magazine and NAG Online will be bringing the show to you and you can expect a unique and comprehensive collection of console games, PC games, computers, technology, computer hardware, VR, preview events for upcoming games, local game development studios, an epic 2 500 seat 52 hour BYOC LAN, competitive eSports events, international game developers, local artists, comics and amazing cosplay all under the same roof and packed into a crazy weekend of gaming, tech and geeky awesomeness.Facebook-square-flyer

It really has it all and caters for everyone, we highly recommend that you attend this year and emerge yourself into this massive world.

Check out the event info:

Dates: 9 October – 11 October 2015
Show times: Friday: 10:00-18:00 | Saturday: 09:00-18:00 | Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Day ticket: R100 per person (tickets available at the door or at Computicket)
Weekend ticket: R250 per person (tickets available at the door or at Computicket)
Kids under 6: Free
Shuttle ticket: R80 per person return trip, Sandton Gautrain Station (tickets only available at Computicket)
NAG LAN ticket: R550 (includes free, all-weekend access to the Expo)
Venue: The Ticketpro Dome  | Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue | Northgate, Johannesburg

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