Africa’s greatest gaming expo returns this year

South Africa’s 53-hour computer gaming event dubbed NAG LAN, the biggest PC LAN gaming event in the continent, returns this year.

The tenth annual gaming expo count down at South Africa’s annual gaming event also known as “Really Awesome Gaming Expo,” is scheduled for October 5 to 7 at the Coca-cola Dome in Johannesburg.

The much awaited Really Awesome Gaming Expo, or just the rAge, by Corex, the headline sponsors for NAGLAN, will have a 53-hour gaming forum with 2460 gamers all with their personal computers hooking up to one network to game.

NAG LAN, which is both organised and managed by NAG magazine, a South African gaming, computer and technology magazine established June 1998, is marking 2012 its tenth year of the annual event.

In the last years, tickets for the NAG LAN were sold out within hours. This year’s gamers will obtain their for $42 per person tickets at Computicket on August 4.

The rAge is the largest and best expo of its kind in the country and has established the benchmark for interactive gaming entertainment, reports IT News Africa.

Intel who have been collaborating with rAge and NAG through the 10 years will be providing the server horse power to ensure all the gaming sessions run without setback.

NAG online is a virtual magazine that writes on gaming content, these include reviews and previews of where modern and mainstream titles are run alongside reviews of classic retro games as well as a news section that features multiple game updates per day.

Nearly 27,000 people attended last year’s 3-day event. The 2011 event was in addition packed to the brim with unreleased games and upcoming developers as well as game publishers from across the globe. Among the big names included Warner Bros and Rocksteady Studios, the creator’s of 2009’s incredible Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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