In case you’ve just recently escaped from an Amish community and stumbled into an Internet cafe, allow me to update you on present events: rAge 2016 happened two weeks ago and porn is super easy to find these days. Your days of leering at awkwardly-placed scarecrows are finally over, Jeremiah. Enjoy some 720p streaming and come back for the rest of the column when you’re done.
You look, uh, refreshed. Anyway, for the last couple of weeks I’ve been in a deep zen state in the fruits and vegetables section of a 24-hour garage, and I’ve settled on the five most profound lessons I learnt at rAge this year. Or maybe I just cobbled together this poor excuse for an opinion piece after not sleeping for three days. You be the judge.
rAge Johannesburg 2016 is now behind us, and the smell of fast food and expo-stank has just started to fade. But what keeps lingering, longer than the scent of Spur nachos, is the definite sense that this was my favourite rAge yet. Ever. So far. I’m not sure how definitive to make this. Anyway, I’ve been to a few of these expos, and 2016 was what I called “rAge Part 4: The rAgening“. So what made The rAgening so special? Hit the jump and find out.
Saturday was my first proper day at rAge, and in between smugly gazing out of the air-conditioned press room window at the heaving masses of peasants below and crushing hopes and dreams at the gaming booths, I managed to squeeze in a solid session of boardgaming with gentleman and scholar Matthew Fick.
I’ll talk about the boardgame setup at rAge this year and then the games I’ve managed to play so far, with a mini-review of each one. After all that I’ll include a comprehensive list of recommendations at the end that should help every type of gamer take something awesome home this year. I know, I really spoil you don’t I.
Just recently I wrote about the release of Outlast 2‘s demo for PS4, XBO, and PC. A few hours after that article went live, my significant other and I set off to play it, hoping that the demo would give us some indication of whether Outlast 2 would be a worthy sequel. Well, all signs point to Outlast 2 not only being a worthy successor, but to being one of the most exciting horror games of 2017. Read on if you enjoy being beguiled by stories of jump scares and stains that’ll probably never wash out.
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