While travelling through rAge 2012, we happened to come across a myriad of exciting and creative Cosplayers. For those who do not know. Cosplay is the art of tailoring your own outfits that makes you look like either your favourite comic book/anime character or your favourite video game character. Some people even dress up like their favourite movie characters.
In addition to the Cosplayers who graced the expo floor, there were also quite a few attractive booth babes that we had to take some snaps of.
These are some of our favourites from rAge 2012, in no specific order.
In the Cosplay corner we have: Hitman:
Medal of Honor:
Now for the hottest and cutest booth babes and promoters at the event:
Assassin’s Creed III ladies:
The Turtle Beach and Gioteck ladies:
Kalahari babes mixing it up with a little surgery:
The rAge expo has officially kicked off this weekend at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.
ITF Gaming had the opportunity to join in on all the fun by hosting some awesome prize give-aways compliments of Apex Interactive and the team on the Nintendo 3DS stand. The Nintendo 3DS stand is showcasing an array of upcoming 3DS titles to test out, so make sure to swing past the stand and chat to the guys about anything and everything Nintendo related. The team from ITF Gaming will be situated at the Nintendo 3DS on the 01/10/2011 from 10am – 12pm and on 02/10/2011 from 12:00pm to 13:00pm.
Apart from all the Nintendo awesomeness, ITF Gaming has compiled a list of the must see exhibitions at rAge 2011. If you are only joining in on the rAge action on Saturday, then this will give you a preview of what to expect.
Things to check out at rAge 2011:
Nu Metro: Batman Arkham City Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Megarom Interactive: The Darkness 2 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Final Fantasy XIII – 2 Xmen Destiny
Electronic Arts (EA): Need for Speed the Run Battlefield 3 Mass Effect 3 Grand Slam Tennis The Sims 3 Pets
PlayStation: Tekken Hybrid Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Dragons Dogma Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Microsoft Xbox 360: Gears of War 3 Kinect: The Gunstringer Kinect: Star Wars Kinect: Disney Land Adventures Forza 4
Nintendo: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Dead or Alive Resident Evil Street Fighter Steel Diver Pilot Wings Kid Icarus The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
A few of the major highlights to look out for on Saturday and Sunday will be at the main stage, this will include: Tomb Raider, The Darkness 2, Guildwars 2 and a host of epic presentations and give-aways.
The EA Games stand at the rAge expo 2011 was a demonstration of why the company is one of the principal global interactive entertainment software companies of today. Sports game fanatics had a chance to play Need for Speed: The Run, FIFA 2012 and SSX (or Snowboard Super Cross). The FIFA series is of course one of the best-selling video game franchises in the world and no annual video game convention would be complete without a preview of the latest FIFA-endorsed version.
Need For Speed: The Run, the 18th game in the popular series is the first game to have been rated T for teen since Need For Speed: Undercover, back in 2009. Contrasted with the very legit, governing body signed FIFA game, The Run features illegal street races across the most hazardous roads in North America. While it appears to follow a linear plot about a racer who must reach the finish line in order to pay his debts both to crooked cops and vile criminals, The Run promises to contribute to the development of story in racing video games.
The EA games stand also offered war FPS (first-person-shooter) fans a chance to frag each other in the Beta version on Battlefield 3, or to play the game’s demo as a single-player experience. It also featured a Mass Effect 3 demo, that I did not look at too closely, as I am anticipating its release and do not want to spoil my experience of the game. It did, however, look promising.
The one game demo that did look out of place amongst the aforementioned titles was The Sims 3: Pets, but then again, as one of the heirs to the best-selling PC games in history, this could not be left out simply according to aesthetic standards. EA has once again showcased its dexterity in creating new versions of the most popular games today. As these games continue to develop I look forward to playing the final releases of the games on show at rAge and excitedly await any future releases from the team at Electronic Arts.
Back at the rAge Expo 2012, ITF Gaming had the pleasure of meeting Richard Foxcroft, aka “Harry Fokker”, the owner of the T-shirt Terrorist while walking the floor of the The Dome. This year, at 2014’s rAge Expo, we were lucky enough to catch up with the wonderful Mr Fokker again.
Since the last time we encountered the T-shirt terrorist, they have grown quite a bit and have amassed quite a following. One of the best stores for geek/pop culture related T-shirts, visitors to the store are unlikely to be disappointed by what they have on offer.
According to Fokker, he tries to design at least one shirt per week, which means that the store could see as much as 52 designs per year. As mentioned before, the business is run and owned by Foxcroft, leaving loads of room for his creativity to flow without any restrictions.
The T-shirt styles vary but seem to have a common theme; geek culture mixed with humour. Wearing any of the shirts they have on offer is likely to cause a few double takes and sniggers when seen in public.
If you happen to be at rAge 2014, be sure to check them out if you’re a fan of unusual but awesome T-shirts.
If you would like to win an awesome hamper with T-shirt Terrorist and ITF Gaming at rAge, then head over to the T-shirt terrorist stall at 2pm today and say the phrase that pays, which is, “Draught Vader Killed Kenny”. The first person to get there and say that phrase, will be not be leaving rAge 2014 empty-handed. Please leave your name and number with Richard and we’ll contact you for a photo op.
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Known as Brady Ruiters by day and GuitarDemon by night (Well, on the PSN mostly…) Professional, creative and frank, a self-proclaimed gaming journalist moulded by a passion and fascination for gaming and music, and in turn, taking a crack at shaping the rest of the world with the very same obsession. That, however, remains a trying task.