The rAge gaming expo will take place at the Ticketpro Dome at Northgate from Friday 9 October to Sunday 11 October 2015.
rAge 2015 will boast a collection of console and PC video games, computers, technology, computer hardware for sale, virtual reality peripherals, exclusive preview events for upcoming games, behind-closed-door sessions, local game development studios, an epic 2 500-seat 52-hour BYOC LAN, gaming apparel and accessories, competitive e-sports events, international game developers, local artists, comics, cosplay, a packed-all-weekend-long stage schedule, and promises to cater to thousands of like-minded geeks, gamers, technology enthusiasts and everyone in between.
The gaming market is expected to push past the $80-billion mark in global revenue in 2015. In South Africa the video games market alone generated R2,5-billion in 2014.
According to game designer Jane McGonigal, the author of Reality is Broken, 99% of boys under 18 and 94% of girls of the same age play regularly. And, around the world, more than half-a-billion people spend a whopping three billion hours a week playing computer and video games for at least an hour a day.