Wanna know whats happening at rAge next weekend? We’ve compiled a list of must-see-and-do stuff so you can plan your three-day visit.
Giving away a ADSL voucher to each show attendee. Free WiFi internet access on their stand.
Alienware has partnered with both Telkom and EA by sponsoring the PC’s on both these stands. Alienware will be sponsoring the Alienware Aurora desktops featured at the EA stand and will be putting these desktops on sale at drastically reduced prices. Visit the stand to get the reference number and sale price, then go online to www.alienware.co.za for details on the machines available and follow the simple steps to purchase these gaming desktops online. That’s not all, courtesy of EA, the PC’s will include a copy of Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 3 Premium PC. The PC’s are demo units and will still carry Dell’s full one year, next business day warrantee.
Exclusive offers for pre-orders have been confirmed at rAge only. New Magic: The Gathering range on sale (sign-up at Blowfish stand and get a discount voucher for new Magic at BT Games store).
ASRock Z77OC Formula motherboards will be launched and on display. BeQuiet range of products from Germany will be launched. There will also be overclocking happening at their stand.
Roccat preview products on display – Roccat Lua mouse; Roccat Hiro mouse; Roccat Kone XTD; Roccat Kone Pure. Roccat products on sale – Roccat Sense V2 & Roccat Savu mouse. Hands on demo of the new Roccat XMG Gamerbook range.
Entelect R100k Software Challenge
Finalists and winners will be showcased and announced on the main stage on Saturday 12h20-13h20.
Gamer Lifestyle Demo Area
Join Skycastle, Boardgames.co.za, Digital Sushi.co.za, Outer Limits & Heroclix at their combined demo area and play the latest in collectable card & miniature gaming such as Heroclix, Dust Tactics and more. You can also try out the latest board games such as Settlers of Catan, A Game of Thrones, Gears of War, Merchants & Marauders & more. SPECIAL GIVE AWAY: play a quick game of Heroclix, register on their database and you’ll get one of hundreds of FREE collectable Marvel Avengers Movie figures! (while stocks last)
Learn 3D will be offering free 2D illustration & 3D animation classes every hour. You can book these classes beforehand at their website http://www.learn3d.co.za/ They will be running another “Home Grown” game competition, where people can download from their website the games their students made this year, play them, and vote for the one to be available during rAge. They will be tallying the scores of those playing it at their stand, with the top 3 winning the following prizes: a Sony PSP Vita, a console game of choice, and a R250.00 Look & Listen voucher.
Legion Ink Cosplay Contest
Sponsored by Corex and taking place on the main stage on Saturday 11h20-12h20. Prize giving will happen at 14h50.
Hands on with the G600 MMO Gaming mouse.
Magic: The Gathering
Blowfish Entertainment will have a stand dedicated to teaching new players the game – and the demo guys will give you some free cards to get your collection started. The dedicated Tournament area will have something for old and new players alike – try your hand in the Limited and Constructed formats or join other new players in events exclusively for those new to the game.
Hands-on Far Cry 3 multiplayer and single player preview code. Assassin’s Creed 3 6-player multiplayer setup. Just Dance 4 dancing stage. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be demo’ed on the main stage by a Ubisoft developer on Friday at 15h50, Saturday at 15h20, Sunday at 11h20. ZombiU will be demo’ed on the main stage Friday at 13h50, Saturday at 14h20, Sunday at 12h20. Borderlands 2 8-player co-op playable on the stand. Tomb Raider playable preview code.
Matrix Warehouse Computers
Aerocool BX-500 is a gaming tower exclusive to Matrix Warehouse Computers and will be available at their stand at a show special price.
Visitors to the Nintendo stand will not only get a first glimpse of the new Wii U console launching Christmas 2012, but will be given the opportunity to get some hands on time with Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Fit U and maybe even ZombiU. You could walk away with your very own Nintendo 3DS XL as the winner of the Mario Kart 7 tournament played live at rAge; or stand the chance of winning fantastic spot prizes with a StreetPass quest to ‘Find Peach’…so don’t forget to bring your 3DS or 3DS XL consoles along with you if you’re game!
Pokémon will be at rAge this year, kicking off the very first invitational in South Africa, attracting Pokémon Trading Card Game players from around the country, who will battle it out for the 2011-2012 Pokémon National Champion crown. In the build up to rAge, players have had the opportunity to win their place at this prestigious event, by participating in ‘Proving Grounds’ tournaments within their respective leagues. If you’re new to Pokémon and keen to try your hand at the game, you will have an opportunity to learn how to play Pokémon with their very own Play!Pokémon expert; and to hear more about local leagues in your area.
Play and experience the LeapPad and Leapster GS. Hands on preview code of Epic Mickey 2. Win a Disney hamper valued at over R1,000.
Showcasing the Edge PC, the latest 7 series graphics cards and giving away a customized Dota2 skinned Sapphire Edge PC. You can also win a Sapphire graphics card by taking a clever photo of yourself and a Sapphire booth babe and uploading it to Facebook – best photo of the day will win.
Ster Kinekor Entertainment and Capcom will be doing the Resident Evil 6 Missing’s Person’s Wall promotion at rAge. They are making a ‘No Hope Left’ wall with the slogan “No Hope Left” spelt out using hundreds of small missing person’s posters. There will be a number of phone numbers on their posters (20 – 30) with recorded last goodbye messages so if people actually decide to phone the number on the poster, it will lead to hidden exclusive content. If you want to be a part of this you need to email your missing person submission information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details must include (1) Name of the person (missing); (2) Name of the person who created the poster (could be your wife for example or could be fictitious); (3) Image of the person (missing); (4) Either the text you want SKE/Capcom to use or ideas for the text, i.e. place you live, birthplace, name of pet or wife or children etc. Note you do not have to provide the text but a context for what Capcom should write would help if you don’t want the text to be generic.
Titan Ice Computers
Will be selling XSPC products, which is a popular brand among the enthusiast PC watercooling crowd.
Giving away a Tritton headset every day on their stand. Friday – Tritton Xbox 360 Trigger / Saturday – Tritton Xbox 360 Primer / Sunday – Tritton Xbox 360 Detonator.
Toxic Bunny HD
Local game release of Toxic Bunny HD. The remake of the original Toxic Bunny which was released in 1996. The crew will be available to answer questions and engage with players about the issues around game development and the processes that go into building a game. They will be running a competition “Could you be a Game Character” from their stand. This represents more than just Toxic bunny HD, this is the rebirth of Celestial. Two of the Original members will be there, Travis Bulford and Nick McKenzie as well as the new members of their team. They will also be launching their “Could you be a Game Developer” competition at the stand.
Tshirt Terrorist will be offering massive discounts on all their stock for the duration of the expo. Buy ALL the shirts and save! The more shirts you buy the less you pay per shirt.
TVR will be launching the ASRock X79 Extreme11 motherboard, the ASRock Vision HT (home theatre PC), and the GX Gaming Gila mouse. Other hot products on their stand include the range of KGuard security cameras, the complete range of Huntkey power supplies, the complete range of Huntkey power supplies, Meissner’s range of saving UPS’s, and the hot new GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream graphics card from Palit.
Wizards Books & Games
Wizards will be launching the new Settlers of Catan boardgame, Star Trek Catan. Also available on their stand will be the newly launched Magic; the Gathering edition, Return to Ravnica, and the latest Pokémon Card Game edition, Dragaons Exhalted.