Say hello to the West African Gaming Expo 2014 
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Matthew Figueira
July 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Kinda like our rAge, but in Nigeria

The rAge expo has been around for quite a number of years now. It’s an event that most gamers look forward to, because they not only get to see some of the latest gaming titles and hardware (and awesome cosplay), but they also get to interact with like-minded people and partake in all sorts of workshops over the weekend. rAge isn’t the only large scale gaming event on the African calendar though. Nigeria will be hosting the West African Gaming Expo 2014.

The event will be the first of its kind to happen in the region. It will offer visitors the opportunity to play some of the biggest console, PC, mobile, and arcade games.

There will also be a developer conference, where attendees can partake in not only tutorials, but also interact with some of the leading game designers. These designers will not only be there to assist and educate any potential developers, but they will also discuss the latest trends and how to get the most out of the software attendees may be using. There will also be tournaments, indie games, a retro zone, and much more.

Being South African, I like to be biased and think we are the centre of the continent, but this is not true at all. Nigeria has a bigger economy, and the potential for the gaming industry in the region is massive. This expo may be the first of its kind, but if all goes well, it will become an annual event that draws in more people each year.

The event is scheduled for the 28th to the 30th of August, and will be held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. If you’d like to register or find out more, that can all be done on the expo’s website

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Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Viking Of Science

    Amazing. I Hope it does Very Well!

    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      Agreed

  • elNielio

    HA! rAge VS WAGE… FIGHT!

  • Admiral Chief Saxon

    *says “Hello”

  • Morne Nell

    There internet infrastructure is better than ours.

    • Hammersteyn

      Well we have oceans, oh wait…..

      • Rince&pop

        And we have a mountain!

      • Morne Nell

        whaaa, they actually have amazing beaches that is exclusively for foreigners, actually sad in a way. There oceans are warmer and cleaner. And the beaches are sparkling white.
        Was there once not by choice but due to a traveling package that stopped there was an amazing experience

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s funny because before I posted it I was sure they didn’t have oceans. My geography has taken a day off it seems

          • Morne Nell

            Eish mine as well, I am confusing Nigeria with Kenya

          • Skyblue

            Easy to remember, Kenya gets bombed by religious zealots occasionally. Nigeria has civil religion conflicts occasionally.

    • Viking Of Science

      Far Better… And they’re not the only Country in that region… Ghana has amazing Internet as well…

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    That’s a good region for mobile gaming, that market is booming. But PC & console… don’t know about that. Their economy is bigger, they’ve also got massive income inequality.

    • Skyblue

      The whole world has massive income inequality. Too many people on the planet, simple as that..

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    But first they want to give you loads of money to take back with you to SA

    • Anon A Mouse

      I hoped you mailed him back. (refresh)

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        I keep refreshing and seeing nothing

        • Anon A Mouse

          Seems like it didn’t load. Let’s try again then

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            yoh

          • Skyblue

            Lol!

    • Skyblue

      The whole world has massive income inequality. Too many people on the planet, simple as that.

      EDIT: For Trev, soz

  • Hammersteyn

    Is it being held in a Pyramid?

    Get it?

    Anyone?

    • Rince&pop

      Crickets…

    • Sageville

      *groan*

  • Rince&pop

    Yeah, I won’t be travelling up there any time soon…

    • Hammersteyn

      It’s not so bad, just ask for Boko Haram when you leave the plane

      • Rince&pop

        Indeed. And they are only the biggest economy because they have oil.

        • Morne Nell

          And because we have a useless Government

          • Rince&pop

            Sigh, ain’t that the truth.

  • CiNiMoD

    This is perfect. I was planning a trip out there later this year as I have an uncle who recently passed away and has left me $15,000,000. I just need to pay R30,000 to get it out.

    • Anon A Mouse

      You’re such a liar. They’ve mailed me and said the uncle had the exact same surname as me and that I’m the only heir. You’re trying to steal my dead uncle!!

    • Hammersteyn

      XD

  • Ottokie

    While reading the header I was SOOOOO hoping it was an expo for us western cape peeps XD

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    This is brilliant, and it actually makes sense to host it in Nigeria given that their tech-savvy population dwarves ours (also their internet infrastructure makes ours look like a rural village in South Sudan).

    Any one from Lagz going to the event?

  • Rags

    Register now and receive free viagra, penis enlargement, and a settlement from a deceased ancestor.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Now we just need South Africa to get its act together and improve our line speeds…. #ShakesFist

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  • brad coetzee

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope its a huge success. I hear their film industry is bigger than hollywoods too.

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