rAge Expo 2013 details revealed 
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Yolanda Green
April 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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rAge 2013 is no doubt the biggest yearly gaming event for local gamers. I don’t know who the rest of the thousands of people are that usually walk around looking at us funny, but apparently it’s the biggest for them too. Dates and ticket prices have been revealed, so you can get in before all the tickets disappear. 

So NAG’s really awesome gaming expo (That’s what rAge stands for, I kid you not.) has been around for a couple of years and every year the number of attendants grow. We see more awesome things and get to test out some peripherals and jam some games and have super competitive gaming stuff going on and the 2000 man LAN which is apparently the biggest in the southern hemisphere. And every year we have a number of people pretending that they are too cool to be excited for this…but I know you are, even if you don’t want to admit it.

I have to say I’m really curious to see what the event will have in store for us this year. Just don’t ban the booth babes, mkay? Here’s when it’ll take place and how much tickets will cost. There’s no word yet on when it goes on sale at Computicket, but you can be sure that we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

Dates: 4 October – 6 October 2013
Show times:
Friday: 10:00-18:00 | Saturday: 09:00-18:00 | Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Day ticket: R70 per person (Tickets available at the door )
Weekend ticket: R120 per person
Kids under 6: Free
NAG LAN ticket: R350
Venue:
The Coca-Cola dome | Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue | Northgate, North Riding | www.coca-coladome.co.za

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  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Really awesome gaming expo? I feel short-changed after learning that “revelation”…

    • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

      i know, its like finding out your parents keep your teeth instead of the tooth fairy (creepoids)

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        WHAT?

        • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

          hugs jammer

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            Don’t tell him about the Easter Bunny and Santa!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Sssshhhhhh. You are going to make him ask awkward questions!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            *world collapses*
            *sits in corner*
            *must wake up*
            *…..*
            *flatlines*

            [you keeeeel meeee]

      • Anon A Mouse

        TAKE IT BACK THE TOOTH FAIRY IS REALZIES.

        • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

          Yes but your folks keep the teeth. Its like a shady drug deal but instead of drugs its shame.

          • matthurstrsa

            Duh, they build a statue out of your teeth to honour the tooth fairy and make sacrifices to it every once in a while.

          • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

            SACRIFICE ALL THE PUPPIES!

  • Lardus

    Usually attend on the Friday, but this year I will only go if they have some nice consoles on parade. Else I still take the leave and attend that “other” expo hehe

    • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

      SEXPO! Have dates even been released for that? I enjoyed hoping from that to this, its a great day out imo. Too bad they moved Venues, heard the one last year was pretty shite. Rage however was superb as usual.

      • Lardus

        Don’t know about the dates yet, but I did hear they already confirmed the old venue last year during the shite expo. I hope this rumour is true, else the only way to get me there is to bring Xena and Gabrielle from the recently released parody :)

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          They need a bigger venue

          • Lardus

            Or just not a row of 50 shops all selling the same stuff? Trololol. Apparently there was quite a bit of unused space. I know the hunting expo used extra space downstairs for the shooting range the one time I was there to shoot the 50 cal. Sexpo hasn’t used it yet.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            And Better AC, as in 50x MOAR AC

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            And Better AC, as in 50x MOAR AC

          • Brady miaau

            what, the 50 cal?

          • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

            No cramped up and sweaty is sexy yo! Actually just dont go on the weekend, take a day off and relax (in a manner of speaking)

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Might just do that

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Going to order my weekend ticket soon, cuz I ain’t got time for that queue.

  • DarthofZA

    Easily the highlight of my year. Can’t wait.

  • Macethy

    If it’s as crowded and boiling hot as it was last year then count me out!

    • Draco Lusus

      I pre-bought tickets, get there and get told its full and I can’t come in. This article reminded me, that those twats still haven’t refunded me the 2 tickets.

      • Stigmata101

        I got my refund, only got to LAN late Sat night, biggest waste of money ever.

        • Draco Lusus

          Aren’t you lucky, mailed them again. If I get a refund, I am still R80 out of pocket for petrol I wasted driving over there.

          • Stigmata101

            LOL, try a flight from PE and accommodation and car rental and and and…

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Seconded

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686751624 Darren Peach

      Yeah, You are right. And Once a year is getting a little old. No real Innovation other than a huge Flea Market with slightly cheaper ( Depending on where you go) Flash Drives.

    • Skyblue

      I take my kids through on the friday usually as it’s the quietest day to go and you actually get to try out the new stuff.

  • Trebzz

    No signal and burning hot inside yeah i will be there for 3 hours and then i am getting the hell out

  • Milesh Bhana

    generally not too keen on the crowds for this, but this year potentially has us getting our grubby paws on PS4 demos (and maybe new XBOX demos). If that’s the case, i’m there!

  • Rincethis: Spellalicious

    I wish I lived in the area, dammit :(

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      Sounds like it’s time for a ROADTRIP!

      • matthurstrsa

        SHOTGUN!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    rAge, that place where it is impossible to find Erwin.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      rAge, that place WHERE LC WAS NOT!

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Oh yes I was!

    • DieJason

      I managed to find him, or rather, he found me at the spot where I was working

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        At rAge you don’t find Erwin… Erwin finds you…. Dun dun duuuuuuuun

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          WOOOOOOOOT

        • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

          Dude! Three of us were looking for you! You missed a lekka time at some burger joint. BUTT BUCKET!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Yes, so I was told. Le Sigh

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            See, SEE? I tell ya, LC was not there @twitter-165741018:disqus

          • http://twitter.com/NukuNukuDash Tracy

            BUTT BUCKET! Still never forget how awful the service was at that burger place, but we had so much fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

    Hopefully they can get the LAN situation right this year.
    I didnt hear many positives about it from those who were there.

    it was much simpler befor internet was a necessity.

    my clans first team won the CoD4 champs back in 2008, and the team had nothing to complain about at all.

    Always been keen to check it out, but Im not about to buy flight tickets to go up and have a look.

  • http://twitter.com/Darrangedd Darryn Bonthuys

    Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaage! Last year was insane fun, so I’ll be back for another round this year. Just wearing less rubber this time.

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      Shame, I can still see you slowing dying under that suit.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Was not Batman, was sweaty-man

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Whatchoo going as?

      I’d like to go as Clone Trooper, but not if they don’t have INSANE AC to drop the temp

      • http://twitter.com/Darrangedd Darryn Bonthuys

        This year I’ll be dropping in as a ghostbuster. Which should prevent me from melting.

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          Not coming as Brenda?

          • http://twitter.com/Darrangedd Darryn Bonthuys

            DIS MAH BURGIMA!

          • Anon A Mouse

            Her G-String was given to Geoff and he likes it too much to give back.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            How do you know what Geoffina is wearing?
            STALKER!!!!

          • Anon A Mouse

            He uses it in his header pics, Geoff’s in love…

            #IkiddGeoffpleasedontninjakillme

          • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            I’m behind you.

  • DrKiller

    I wish they will bring rAge to Cape Town one year… ONE YEAR, is that so much to ask?? :(

    • Lardus

      Yes, it is too much to ask. Trolol, you guys deserve a bit of an expo as well. You can have Com-CON hehe

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        RaGE-Con :P

      • DrKiller

        I think you guys can sponsor me :P I always wanted to go to rAge :(

      • DrKiller

        I think you guys can sponsor me :P I always wanted to go to rAge :(

        • http://www.facebook.com/lebogang.molefo Lebogang Molefo

          let’s start Operation Get DrKiller to rAge aka OGDrA… :P I have R10 to donate

          • DrKiller

            I like it!! Let the donations begin :)

  • Anon A Mouse

    Meh, I’d rather watch a few of my favourite movies from Ghana.

  • matthurstrsa

    I think I shall make this my year of rAge, but I’ll go on the Friday. Maximum rAge. Any Capetonians keen to join?

  • Stigmata101

    Who gives a continental, last year it sucked, the year before it sucked, sort of a trend going here. They could not even get the DSL working to play legal games. only crap that was played was cracked/hacked stuff.

    I would rather sit at home and pawn them Rage noobs, never going to be attending that FAIL expo as a LAN Gamer again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/henry.wilken.5 Henry Wilken

    Will they release ahead of time what gaming competitions will take place? Why not make a lounge for some people to actually watch the SCII or DotA2 tournies going on?

  • Craig Boonzaier

    Seeing as I stay in the Western Cape, and we don’t get this awesome event our side, yet.
    I’m going to go to Rocking the Daisies instead on the same weekend.