rAge in pictures – Day 1

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We’re live on the ground, ducking fire from civilians, embedding ourselves into rAge in much the same way that a tick embeds itself into a dog. We’re doing interviews, getting the scoop from various developers and wondering what this “vacation” word is that people throw around so casually. We’re also taking photos. Lots and lots of photos!


We’ll have more content hitting your faces soon, as we kick rAge off in style. And by that, I mean fight-punching our way through the other journalists present in order to grab the last Coca-Cola can in the press room fridge.

Last Updated: October 10, 2014

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  • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    Nothing says Forza Horizon 2 like a Suzuki Swift. 😛
    PS. The K of Mortal Kombat is upside down. 😉

    Jokes aside, it looks pretty damn cool!

    • Matthew Holliday

      yeah, the swift is basically the GP version of the xbone, i guess.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Stop insulting the Suzuki’s 🙁 It’s already breaking my heart they decided to side with the bone 🙁

        • Matthew Holliday

          its more of a GP insult, but i could throw in a “your mom” joke, to make it more personal if youd prefer?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            *sniff* no it’s ok 🙁

  • Ceyber, Hans

    Anyone else willing to drop their life and consider moving to JHB for the foreseeable future? Just for some silly entertainment at the premier gaming expo of the southern hemisphere?!

    FOMO like a MOFO dammit. Enjoy guys.

  • MakeItLegal

    looks great 🙂

  • Matthew Holliday

    a GP license plate suzuki swift to represent xbone and forze horizon 2.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


  • Geoff Murphy

    As a Capetonian, these pictures make me sad.

  • geel slang

    Looks cool.

  • MrChinwag

    judgin by the photos it doesnt seem as colorful and exciting as the other expo’s i’ve seen on LG. This surely cannot be the premier gaming expo in the Southern Hempisphere.. if it is i can see why gaming companies and publishers are like.. meh fuck em.

  • Lynley James

    went yesterday to avoid the kids and crowds and all the effing kids bunked school. Holy hell was it busy. Also very hot and the price of drinks was insanely high, R15 for a bottle of water. The Hot Toys stand was insanely cool and I picked up an Iron Man Mark 42 (MLXX). I almost went today to get the ED-209, but sanity and a rapidly diminishing bank balance prevailed. Other than that the PS4 and XB1 stands were cool, but busy. I did get a few minutes with AC Unity and the XB1 and it is pretty damn cool, but other than that the lines and crowds got to me and I walked out after an hour. I wanted to browse Dark Carnival’s stall, but it was so small that the line wait looked to be at least 30 mins just to get in. Definitely not hanging around to give people my cash.

    • Xcalibersa

      Its school holidays this week.

    • You bought one of those Iron Men figures? Pray tell, is your house unguarded and what time do you go to sleep?

      • Admiral Chief 0


      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    I finally saw an XBone next to a PS4. Good grief people weren’t over exaggerating the size of the bone 0_o. It really does look like a VCR. Build quality looks poor as well.

    Oh well, either way, the visuals on both are absolutely incredible. There really is no noticeable difference between visual fidelity of sub 1080p vs full HD. I think you’d have to have 2 images next to eachother to see the difference.

    One thing I did notice however (Especially on Farcry 4) was how jittery the image became when there was a lot of drawing to be done on screen (view distance) and when there was a lot of particle effects happening.

    This is a bit sad as the whole point of a console should be to play a game at a constant performance level without becoming laggy. Lag should be left with the PC where one can always scale down the graphics if need be.

    All in all an amazing E3 this year though.

    PS: Splatoon is an epic game. Did not think it would be as much fun as it was.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      It is massive, isn’t it? You can kill a man with a boner. If that thing falls on top of you, you’re done.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


      • Sageville

        “You can kill a man with a boner….”

        Wheres that gif when I need it!

    • Dark

      Remember Far Cry was code as we’re most the titles at Rage.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        For sure and it’s really something I hope they fix. The visuals were very impressive compared to what I expected. But I do fear the draw distances and special FX is too much for either console to handle properly for FC4

    • hahaha! It was HUGE man! I loved how you pissed off that one guy saying you won’t be playing Far Cry on the Bone 🙂

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Did he now, hahahaha, typical Llew

        • Yeah. The stand dude then went off on how awesome da BONE is.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            …was his name Pieter? And did his surname start with a K?…

          • lol may as well have been!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Then I said that the game lagged more on the Bone than the PS4. Yoh the dude’s jimmies hahahahaha

      • Hammersteyn

        Should have made a video 🙁

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          It would have been funny if we did 🙂

          Darnit. We should have made videos of me ranting about the consoles at each stand. Darnit. Opportunity missed

          • Hammersteyn

            Would have been funnier if you invited him to the website. Join us for comments. He could start with the EA stabbing Ubisoft article 😛

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Yeah, I thought he was going to attack me with an Xbone. I was terrified. That thing could do some serious damage….

    • Splatoon was awesome!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Way more awesome than I ever thought.

  • cookiemonster

    ha …….met Jeff in between the crowds, must say I stepped on a lot of people …that’s how full it was!!
    This is to CAPE TOWN:”My heart cries for ya’ll”

    • Hi! Yeah, cool to meet. you., Sorry we couldn’t chat, but we were both being funneled by the crowds in opposite directions.

      • cookiemonster

        It was nice to meet you too.
        We’re just suffering from a sensory overload babalaas today

  • I have some rather amusing pictures of the after party… Probably best I leave them out 😉

  • First time at rAGE and had such a blast. Really nice meeting up with some of the peeps, except for Geoff cus he’s an Asian bastard.


      • Oh now be nice.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Eish, did he not call you the next day or something?


        • Nah, it’s cus Darryn didn’t call back…

          • Hammersteyn

            Ballsy move

          • Admiral Chief 0

            What a knob…

          • Turn and cough?

          • Hammersteyn


          • Hammersteyn


          • Hammersteyn

            One more time

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            It was awkward at the get together. They couldn’t look eachother in the eyes

          • Yeah, they be all like ‘we’re just friends’ and we knew better. Add me on FB, got some good pics.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            schweet! Shall do so. Pitty I had to bounce earlier than I wanted to. But was good fun up to the point

          • It was awesome meeting you bro. At least we all got to have a drink (100) together!

          • Sageville

            “I’ll just move these to the right..”

  • Sageville


  • Sageville

    So did anyone harass the Evolve people and find out if they are actually releasing in SA?

    My kids were to busy pining for Adventure Time hats for me to interrogate them…

  • Sageville

    I wasn’t too hyped about AC unity, but seeing the visuals in game… omg.. its super pretty!

    And I’m also now ultra hyped for the new COD game, looks super fun.

    Rage was cool, the only downer was the “Gift pack” bag you got at the entrance, was very lame, 3 adverts in a bag?

  • Don

    Did you finally find Jeffery the “menos grande” Darryn? haha coz the guy u mistaken him for wasnt so happy! was so funny!

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