rAge 2009 Smashes onto Joburg’s Entertainment Scene

The doors to rAge 2009 opened today for the seventh rendition of South Africa’s biggest gaming and technology exhibition, featuring a sizzling hot line-up of top names in the industry strutting their stuff with a string of new releases and brand spanking new equipment and games.

“rAge 2009 has experienced a fantastic first day. Organisers were greeted this morning with a queue of visitors vying to lose themselves in the technological wonderland featuring some of the best the industry has to offer, game developers demonstrating sneak previews of upcoming titles in addition to a host of brand new equipment and gear that is guaranteed to have any techno junkie screaming for more,” says rAge 2009 Show Director Michael James.

The line-up of events planned for the remainder of the weekend is nothing short of spectacular:

Samsung will be hosting the World Cyber Games Guitar Hero: World Tour National SA Championships on Saturday, 3 October 2009. Players will do a 1 vs 1 battle in Guitar Hero: World Tour on Xbox 360 for a chance to compete against the winners from 72 other countries in the 6th annual World Cyber Games Grand Finals taking place in Chengdu, China from 11-15 November 2009. The SA winner from rAge 2009 will be flown to China to compete in the WCG Grand Finals.

On Sunday 4 October 2009 from 11h00– 13h00 Idols finalists Graeme Watkins and Munro du Toit will once again take centre stage for the ultimate sing-off contest. Watkins and du Toit both earned third place in the last two respective seasons of South African Idols and will once again battle it out on stage, each singing a song from Xbox 360’s Lips.

Some of the attractions to watch out for are the Anime Cinema screening some of the latest and greatest anime titles in addition to a café, PlayStation 3 gaming tournaments, Fan Art and Cosplay (anime costume creation) areas.

Spart1e and l1nkje, two players of the Swedish based Fnatic.MSI team are participating in the Quake tournament taking place this weekend at rAge 2009. See them in action on the big screen and marvel at the deadly precision at which these players obliterate the competition.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, don’t miss rAge 2009!

About rAge 2009

Dates: 2-4 October 2009

Time: Friday: 10h00-18h00 | Saturday: 09h00-18h00 | Sunday: 10h00-16h00

Day ticket: R50 per person

Weekend Ticket: R80 per person

Family Pass: R160 (two adults and two children)

Kids under 6: Free

NAG LAN ticket: Sold Out

For more information please visit www.rAgeexpo.co.za or contact 011 704 2679.

About Tide Media

Tide Media is a South African based company, whose primary focus is publishing NAG Magazine, SA Computer Magazine (SACM) and organizing and running the annual rAge Expo. Through various initiatives, Tide Media has been instrumental in growing the computing and entertainment technology industry in South Africa with the magazines, retailers and in particular, the rAge Expo. Tide Media is dedicated to delivering accurate and relevant content about the past, present and future of entertainment and technology.

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