NAG and rAge go hand-in-hand! In case you didn’t know, the brains behind NAG are the brains behind rAge as well. But we’re sure most of you knew that already.
So! What can you expect from the NAG team at this year’s rAge? In short: a lot.
For a start, there’s the NAG LAN, which will see thousands of players plugged in for 53 hours of non-stop multiplayer gaming. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to bag a ticket before they sold out, then you’ve got a lot to be excited about. Once again, the lovely folks from Internet Solutions are bringing the connectivity for the NAG LAN. Last year the connection speeds hit 1Gbps, but this year they’re doubling it to 2Gbps. Feel like taking part in an experiment? Great, because the folks from Internet Solutions plan on taking off their connection restrictions on the Saturday to see how fast their tech can go.
Naturally, with a LAN comes competition, and the NAG Gaming League (NGL) finals for the Aorus Corsair Dota 2 Clash will take place over the weekend of rAge. Eight local qualifying teams will take each other on during the course of the weekend at the Rectron stand. Then, on Sunday at 10h00, the finals will take place. Did we mention there’s over R275,000 worth of hardware prizes? Because there’s that.
Speaking of hardware, the NAG Extreme Overclocking demos will take place on Friday at 11h30 and 15h00; Saturday at 10h30 and 13h30 and 15h30; and lastly on Sunday at 11h30 and 15h00. All of the demos are happening at stand number 53 where you’ll find overclocking champs Neo Sibeko (aka ShockG) and Andrew Roberts (aka DrWeez). What will they be overclocking? How about some of the latest NVIDIA Maxwell cards, Intel X99/Z97 platforms, GIGABYTE SOC LN2 motherboards, GIGABYTE G-Power, Corsair Vengeance Pro memory and AX1500i PSUs. Sound good? Of course it does, you hardware nerds you.
Local games? Yep, NAG has that covered as well. Frequent visitors to rAge will know all about the home_coded stands. This year home_coded is back thanks to our lovely chums over at Learn 3D. You’ll be able to try out all the best of the local indie scene and chat to some of the top South African developers throughout the weekend. Last year I started my rAge weekend on this home_coded stand and didn’t leave it until Sunday rolled around. Literally, I did nothing else at rAge 2013 other than play local indie games. It was just THE BEST.
Then finally, for all you long-time NAG Magazine dorks, we’ve got the NAG Merch booth where you’ll be able to pick up very limited edition NAG mouse pads, new zombie T-shirts, and limited edition signed zombie prints! Hooray!
See you next weekend!