All gaming platforms are exhibited at rAge including PC and console makers PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. This allows gamers to get a feel for new consoles and the newest games available. The PlayStation 4 exhibit was definitely one of the more popular corners in the Dome, featuring the new Mortal Kombat X, Dying Light and SingStar: Ultimate Party, which requires no microphones as players simply need to download the new SingStar app and their smartphone becomes a microphone. South African musicians Jack Parow and Francois Van Coke even participated in a sing-off at the stall. Arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year, which had fans queuing at every available exhibit, was Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, a third person action-adventure title which follows Talion on his quest for vengeance. The title was released earlier this month and is available on most gaming platforms.
The Rectron stand provided much excitement as gaming brands Aorus, Corsair, Gigabyte, Cool Master and BenQ displayed cutting-edge technology in computers, keyboards and mice. The Aorus Corsair Dota 2 tournament also took place at the Rectron stand with this year’s winners, Bravado Gaming, walking away with a prize basket worth R 275 000.
rAge also hosted the global launch of Sci-Ryder. According to its makers, “Sci-Ryder is more than just another chair.” It provides for a full gaming experience by eliminating distractions and providing maximum comfort. It proves to be another breakthrough in the South African gaming industry.
Games worth mentioning for gamers who missed out on the event include Assassins Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, SkyLanders Team Trap, NBA 2k, Destiny and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
rAge 2014 was jam-packed with many interesting things to see as well as interesting people and is an unmissable event for anyone and everyone with an interest in technology.