Ladies and gentlemen, Roger Burgess.

I know how it looks, but it’s not how it looks. Not quite. I mean, does a man really need a good reason to strip and bust some hot moves in front of about a hundred people? Okay, when I put it like that then maybe, but he walked out of this with a golden ticket to MWEB’s Mass Effect 3 launch, so that worked out. Also, the GIF format’s lower bit depth and dithering kind of makes Roger look like a character in Mortal Kombat II, which seems appropriate, doesn’t it? I think it does.

Anyway, Friday 2 March saw the latest 2upGamers event going down in Cape Town at the bigger, better, and – perhaps most importantly – breezier Rygersdal Sports Club hall. There were presentations from the Cape Town Showdown fight club who broke the first rule of fight club by talking about fight club, new competitive console gaming initiative Clan Connection, and Jeremi “Jeeva” Avenant about his new GamerNET House project in Belville that sounds a bit like the premise of an extreme reality show that’s going to end up with everybody feral and/or dead, while tabloids ask, “DID NOBODY READ LORD OF THE FLIES?”.

In between all of that, Takealot rep Judy Loubser gave away a bunch of stuff, including an 250GB Xbox bundle and a Diablo III Collector’s Edition, and straight after, a vast quantity of pizza was beta tested.

Good? Better? Best.

2upGamers is a community initiative started in Cape Town to bring local gamers together, once a month, to talk games, play games, and eat games pizza. It’s also a great opportunity to get a photo of yourself in a compromising position right here on the NAG website (see: Roger Burgess). Check out our pro coverage of the second event here, and make sure to follow 2upGamers on Twitter or Facebook or this useful official website for info about next month’s event.

"Mom, I told you not to call me here."

Cape Town Showdown's Ryan “SAPhoenix” Williams Ashraf “ZombieHunta” Barendse doing their thing.

Hadlee Williams, pro photo bomber.

Friends of Design made 20 people fight each other for game design course vouchers. Then they just gave me one, because I'm speshul..

Real women were there.


Christo "Echo" Kruger and Wikus Radyn body rockin'.