rAge is coming. You know, the Joburg one – not that smaller scale, geek-centered thing that took place in Cape Town. Here in Gauteng, the name still stands for really awesome Gaming expo, which means it’s all about the games. Okay, there is a lot of geek stuff, too, but it’s mainly about the games. So, we chatted to all our friends at the various distributors to find out which games will be available at South Africa’s biggest gaming expo.
First things first, there will be a bunch of stands with Virtual Reality opportunities this time. Yes, the queues will probably be ridiculously long, but hopefully the experiences will be worthwhile. Ster-Kinekor Entertainment, Megarom, MSI and ASUS will all be there with VR, including PSVR, Oculus Rift and Vive, so if you are interested to see the difference between the headsets, you can certainly do so during rAge. Enough about that, though, here are all the games that are confirmed so far to be shown off at rAge:
- Batman VR
- Batman: Return to Arkham (playable code)
- Dishonored 2 (Behind Closed Doors session, not playable)
- Eagle Flight VR
- Farming Sim 17 (playable)
- Final Fantasy XV (playable)
- For Honor (playable)
- Ghost Recon (demo, not playable)
- GT Sport (playable)
- Hitman (playable)
- Injustice 2 (Behind Closed Doors session, not playable)
- LEGO Dimensions (playable)
- Mafia III (playable)
- NBA2K17 (playable)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (playable)
- Skylanders: Imaginators (playable)
- South Park the Fractured But Whole (playable)
- Steep (playable)
- Watch Dogs 2 (demo, not playable)
- WeSing (playable)
- WRC 6 (playable)
- XCOM 2 (playable)
Obviously, all of the distributors are trying to bring their best games to the showcase, and there are still a few titles that might make an appearance. However, they were still waiting for confirmation at the time of writing and didn’t want us to name them only for people to end up disappointed if they couldn’t confirm.
Personally, I plan to abuse my media pass to skip the queues and check out Batman VR, For Honor (just because Sandy keeps raving about it), Hitman, Mafia III, South Park and Steep. I also fully intend to check out the Watch Dogs 2 demo – I am seriously excited for that game. I wonder, am I a bad mom if I just dump my kid at the Skylanders or LEGO stands so that I can play games? Probably… So, after expecting a fairly bland rAge, it seems that there are actually quite a few cool things for me to check out. Which titles will you be queueing to play?
Also, we haven’t organized a rAge meet-up this year, mainly because last year it seemed most community people weren’t in the mood to attend the expo, or stay later for drinks and banter. If, however, you would be keen for a meet up this year, please tell us in the comments and we (meaning, I) will totally organize something.
Last Updated: September 26, 2016