The biggest weekend in local gaming is here, the rAge 2015 Gaming and Technology Expo, taking place at the Ticket Pro Dome in Northgate. The annual expo houses some of the best in gaming and allows us to get hands on time with upcoming titles, oh and the specials!

What You Need To Know

This year’s rAge expo takes place on 9 – 11 October.

Friday 10:00 – 18:00

Saturday – 09:00 – 18:00

Sunday  10:00 – 16:00

Where – The Ticketpro Dome  | Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue | Northgate, North Riding

You can get tickets at the door for R100, or pre-purchase them online for the same price.

The Games

Microsoft

Microsoft have some big plans for rAge 2015, with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider being on the horizon, they have partnered with Geek XP to give away a 10-day trip to Cambodia for a temple tour in South East Asia. Yes, a 10-day trip to Cambodia!

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Microsoft also told me that they have some other prizes up for grabs during rAge, so make sure you pay them a visit.

Microsoft plan on having the Xbox One Elite Controller on display for players to experience for themselves. ID@Xbox will be at rAge and there will be some great games being showcased, as well as information on how South African developers can get involved in the programme.

For those of you who are still on the fence about the backwards compatibility (I can’t see why), Microsoft will have consoles running Xbox 360 games for you to witness it all running.

Microsoft will also have a Fallout 4 PipBoy booth where people can get photos taken and it will be printed out with the Fallout 4 and Xbox logos.

Microsoft will have some of these games to play at the expo this weekend:

Rise of the Tomb Raider

ID@Xbox – Wasteland 2

ID@Xbox – The Long Dark

ID@Xbox – Cuphead

Megarom

Megarom has a exciting release calendar set for the rest of the year so this year’s rAge expo is all about the games. Here are some of the games that you will be able see and play. All titles will be playable at the Megarom stand, yes, even The Division.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Just Cause 3

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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Guitar Hero Live

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Call of Duty Black Ops III

Skylanders: Superchargers

NBA 2K16

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WWE 2K16

Megarom will also have on stage presentations of the following games:

  •  Assassins Creed Syndicate
  •  Just Dance 2016
  •  Tom Clancy’s The Division
  •  Mafia III
  • Skylanders Superchargers
  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Just Cause 3
  • Deux Ex Mankind Divided
  • Xcom 2

PlayStation

We are still awaiting full confirmation on PlayStation’s showcase at the expo, but so far we know that Mad Max will be playable. We will continue to update this list of games as we learn more.

Mad Max

The Goodies

As always expect to find the best of the best gaming and tech specials at rAge.

Raru have already shown off a bit of what they will have on offer, with their “Buy 3 Games for R295” promotion. This promotion includes the following games:

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PSVita)
  • Evolve (PS4, Xbox One)
  • God of War III (PS3)
  • God of War Collection: Volume II (PS3)
  • God of War Collection (PS3)
  • God of War Ascension (PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4, PS3)
 There are tons more so grab them before they sell out. Remember you need to add 3 promotional games to your cart for the special to kick in.
Other retailers like CNA, BTGames and PC Hardware Specialists will also have their own stores. I have not left rAge one year without finding the best deals under the sun. So be sure to find your favourite shop and get your wallet out.

The Overclocking

Every year you can witness a bunch of hardware fanatics pouring liquid nitrogen into their CPUs to try to overclock it to its max. Be sure to check out the overclocking stand to witness overpowered CPUs at their best.

The Competitions

Although we don’t know much about what is going on this year in terms of competitions, besides Microsoft’s cool trip to Cambodia, there will surely be a bunch of opportunities to win cool prizes this year. I know Telkom hosts a FIFA Tournament every year, and there will be much more.

Skullcandy have also confirmed giveaways for the 10th of October. Attendees will be informed about the giveaway at the door and it includes a chance to win a Skullcandy Hamper including a SLYR headset to the value of R1699.00.

Artist Alley

For all your geek and fanatical needs, be sure to visit the Artist Alley where local artists have their artwork on sale. Along with artwork, you could pick up some home-made geek jewellery and some toys and cards. Time to stock up on your Pokémon cards!

Tech

We know that Acer will be showing off their latest Predator Range at rAge. The following will be on display:

  • Acer Predator G6 Desktop
  • Acer Predator XR34” Curved Monitor
  • Acer Predator 8 tablet

Skullcandy have also confirmed that they will have their new PLYR 1 and SLYR headphones at rAge for players to check out

As we said before, we will continue to update this list of games and competitions as we learn more