If you had said to me a year ago that rAge was coming to Cape Town, I (and many others no doubt) would have been over the moon. Twelve months ago we had no major gaming convention to speak of, and no indication that we would be getting one anytime soon. Now things are a bit different, and as a result my feelings towards the rAge announcement are bittersweet.
This weekend we finally got to experience Cape Town’s first gaming and technology expo, courtesy of Impact Exhibitions. While it was definitely a bit lacking in certain areas, it was a good start to what will most likely be Cape Town’s answer to Rage.
Another well put together introduction to e-sports.
By the time you read this, the first ever anime and gaming convention to be hosted by UCT’s anime and gaming club, Genshiken, will be over. The event was a success, but it had a few minor problems.
Joburg has had the Icon Gaming and Comics convention for a while, and while we do have Readers Den’s awesome Free Comic Book Day event, Cape Town has never had an event that has specifically tried to cater for all geeky tastes right from the start.
So there I was, swimming along a seemingly peaceful river so I could get behind an enemy outpost, sneak in and deal with the guards inside. Clearly the artificial mother nature had other plans because before I could make it to the shore a giant crocodile decided to turn me into a mid afternoon snack.
If you are a professional gaming journalist, you must forgive me for saying this, but there are very few of you who I trust these days. I don’t blame the journalists themselves, since it’s pretty obvious that it’s the game industry itself that supports most gaming journalists (one need only look at the Kane and Lynch Gamespot controversy to see that) and who in their right mind would bite the hand that feeds them?