There were demos galore, cosplayers representing their favourite games, and a 52-hour Nag Lan at the 13th instalment of the event. The Nag Lan is the largest Lan in the country, with more than 2500 gamers participating this year. Gamers bring their own computers, sleeping bags and food as they engage in a Lan that can only be described as incredible.

This year, many gaming enthusiasts came to test out games such as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rise of The Tomb Raider and Tom Clancy’s The Division. One of the more popular games was Fifa 16, as there was hardly a corner that wasn’t being occupied by excited Fifa fans playing the newest version of the game.

The cosplayers were out in full force this year. There were a range of characters walking around the expo, including Harry Potter, The Joker and characters from the popular game Assassin’s Creed. People flocked to have their pictures taken with their favourite characters.

There was hardly a day when the expo could have been considered empty, which is a testament to the growth of the gaming industry in South Africa. One can only wait with great expectations to see what rAge will bring next year.

Cosplayers at rAge. Photo: Stefan Stander

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