What to expect in 2013
Feel like your life needs a booster injection of adventure and adrenaline?
Are you craving a bit of “Las Vegas” in your otherwise drab 9-to-5 slog?
Well, how does a new job sound – at none other than Amazon.com?
Or maybe a R100,000 cash prize? What about a new gaming rig, worth a cool R30,000?
You could get all this at this year’s rAge…
Entelect Software and NAG Magazine are hosting the Entelect 100K Challenge – a gaming tournament that will test your artificial intelligence-coding skills. Entries close on 2 September, with the finals to be held at rAge, for the R100,000 cash prize. “This is an inspiring and creative opportunity that not only has a huge winning incentive but is a lot of fun. This is for every red-blooded individual who enjoys a bit of competition and could picture themselves securing the prestige of developing the winning code – a great career starter,” says Michael James, Editor, NAG Magazine and Senior Project Manager on rAge.
Speaking of career starters, be sure to take your CV along to rAge. It could land you a job at Amazon Web Services helping them develop the coolest cloud technologies. And since they’re the second most innovative company in the US, you know the work is going to be super exciting!
If that doesn’t get you hyped, then be sure to hang around Matrix Warehouse’s stand – they’re giving away a gaming rig worth R30,000. They’ll also present their latest and greatest gaming hardware.
PlayStation fans pay attention … the good news is that the new PS4 will be unveiled on the Sony PlayStation stand! PlayStation will also be showcasing a host of scorching new titles like: BEYOND: Two Souls, Invizimals and Killzone: Mercenary, so don’t miss out. And for a game so big it has its own stand, make sure you experience GT6!
New Warner games on display include Mad Max, Lego and the much anticipated Batman.
Oh, and don’t miss a visit to the gaming authorities – the Megarom stand. They’ll be showcasing a number of incredible new games to feed your fetish. Think NBA, WWE, Assassin’s Creed, F1, The Crew and Watchdogs (to name a handful)…
If that doesn’t tickle you, be sure to visit Osiris, e-commerce and online marketing gurus, for true entertainment.” If you are passionate and thrive in a competitive and fast paced e-commerce environment, then this is the place for you,” says Sureshni Soosul, HR Manager, Osiris. And if you can beat their Puzzle, you’ll walk away with awesome prizes.
For those craving to develop their skills and maybe land a job in the creative world, Boston Media House is awarding 10 seats for one of the school’s amazing Animation short courses – that’s a total prize value of R 70,000!
You can also wander through the LegionInk Artists Alley, where you’ll meet talented creatives and hear from some of SA’s respected art designers, inkers and image artists. “This is a community of creatives like no other,” says Ray Witcher, Co-Founder, LegionInk.
In case you didn’t know, LegionInk are also the organisers of the annual rAge Cosplay Competition, which is going to be bigger and badder than ever! Where else will you get to ‘meet’ your favourite game characters, manga stars and comic heroes?
For that matter, where else will you find all of the best computing, gaming and technology retailers in one round dome? You know, guys like Dark Carnival retailers, HP Networking, Intel, Smallville Comics, Corex, Afrihost, the Mede8er, Titan-Ice computers, Z-Stylofox Labs (South African game designers), Telkom Do Gaming, BT Games and MANY more.
In fact, rAge 2013 is packed with so much AWESOME, if your face hasn’t gone into a total smile spasm after you’ve experienced it, you must be a zombie!