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Reminder: the first Cape Town rAge is happening this weekend!

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rAge Cape Town

For years, Johannesburg has had bragging rights to the best gaming expo this side of Africa*. Once a year, right on the precipice of summer, thousands of gamers head toward the giant pizza oven of doom in the north (the Ticketpro Dome) to experience rAge. Now, for the first time ever, Capetonians can do the same, but in their own hood for a change.That’s right, rAge is coming to the Mother City!

It’s taking place this weekend as a matter of fact, at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. It’ll kick off tomorrow, on the 18th of March, and run all weekend, until Sunday the 20th.

rAge in Cape Town will be somewhat different to the one we have here in Johannesburg. Here’s what Michael James said about the expo when it was first announced last year.

We’re taking some of the key elements of rAge JHB and bringing them to rAge Cape Town with a vision of growing Cape Town into something unique and exciting. The plan is to bring some ideas to rAge Cape Town that we’ve not been able to realise at rAge JHB due to space constraints and other logistical issue

Should you be attending? Absolutely! If you consider yourself a gamer, nerd, geek, defender of the Internet, or something resembling these, then this expo is right up your alley. There’ll be games, technology, and a whole lot more for you to enjoy throughout the weekend.

If you’re interested in going, a day pass will set you back R100. If you envision yourself needing extra time to roam through all the exhibits, a weekend pass will cost R250. My advice? Go tomorrow if you can – the weekend is bound to be crazy busy!

Unfortunately, none of us will be there. Our entire budget went straight to blackjack and cookers – Darryn said something about starting a gambling kitchen. Anyways, you may be lucky enough to bump into some staff from our sister site, TheMovies.co.za, who will be providing coverage for us in our absence.

*as claimed by us. SCIENCE!

Last Updated: March 17, 2016


  1. Jis!! I’m really excited about this ^_^
    Not so excited about getting up early to drive through thou <_<


    • Ottokie vs the forces of Evil

      March 17, 2016 at 14:40

      Then we get to play the queue game while people play dumb as to what personal space is…

      *I will be the one hissing at people who get to close to me xD


      • DragonSpirit009

        March 17, 2016 at 14:42

        I’ll be the one waving my arms around screaming “my bubble”


      • Corrie

        March 17, 2016 at 14:43



      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 17, 2016 at 14:48

        I’m amused by people who think I’ll move because they enter my little bubble. I used to catch the train to work, it doesn’t bother me. I’m also fairly er… solid, so people generally come off second best when trying to move me.


  2. Corrie

    March 17, 2016 at 14:42

    Honestly I don’t know but I’m not feeling the Rage hype anymore , I haven’t gone to one, always wanted to before but now not so much, but in terms of the lan I just feel that with uncapped adsl I don’t wish to travel with an expensive rig across the country, exhibition wise with games, its more of advertising rather than anything else, when it comes to this new one I highly doubt there will be much and with JHB’s I think its too far into the year where most titles are coming out in a few days or already out.

    Only worthwhile part would be the ragegoers such as our local cosplayers and such but otherwise that would work out to be a better convention than rage if it went on its own


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 17, 2016 at 14:45

    Why would anyone consider it lucky to bump into Rince?


  4. VampyreSquirrel

    March 17, 2016 at 14:57

    Yeah… space issues… THEN GET A DIFFERENT JHB VENUE… idjits!


    • For the Emperor!

      March 17, 2016 at 15:48

      Agreed. But what options are there? Gallagher Convention Centre, Nasrec? First mentioned might be a bit difficult as I am sure Sexpo takes priority (though dates have not clashed in the last 2 years), and Nasrec…well not even Sexpo wants to go there anymore!


      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 17, 2016 at 16:06

        Sexpo is 3 weeks away from rAge this year, and Sexpo is at Nasrec again.

        So they have LOTS of options.


        • For the Emperor!

          March 17, 2016 at 17:46

          Nasrec? Darn, guess I might be skipping it then. Maybe one day they will decide to get the bigger venue.


  5. For the Emperor!

    March 17, 2016 at 15:37

    Hardly the first Cape Town Rage…have you tried driving there as someone from Gauteng? Jisslaaik – there I am in a 1100cc rental car, cruising at the Gauteng speed where people refer to you as “looking for parking”, and EVERYONE in CT were still slower than me! Talk about RAGE! 🙂
    Enjoy it guys and gals – hope it exceeds your expectiations!


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