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rAge 2016: 31 photographs from this year’s expo

Taking place from 7 to 9 October 2016, rAge 2016 was one of the biggest editions in the event’s history.

Filled with new games, new hardware and a fresh focus on virtual reality, a slew of Johannesburgers and other gamers from across the country descended on The Dome to enjoy the festivities. What festivities, you ask? Well, beyond the news games and hardware on show, cosplay, board games, and professional eSports also featured.

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But while describing rAge 2016 might be easy, pictures will perhaps help paint a much better picture.

Snapped by Gary Summerfield, here are 31 snaps of rAge 2016, displaying the many faces, activities and happy memories made.

rAge 2016: here's what you missed
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The main stage is where you go to get free stuff and gander at game trailers.

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Remember these?

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The vast, vast NAG LAN.

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MSI once again showing off its new wares.

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Roadhog cosplaying Roadhog?

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That looks comfortable.

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A laptop that supports VR? Welcome to a glimpse of the future.

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A slew of new games were on show at rAge 2016, including Ubisoft's VR-ready Eagle Flight.

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Ubisoft's extreme sports game Steep was also on hand to experience.

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The Dome looking about as jam-packed as possible.

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eSports is always a big thing at rAge 2016, be it the Telkom DGL, or simply friendly competition in the LAN.

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Fancy becoming a professional gamer? rAge is where you go to find out more.

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All. The. Towers.

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Virtual reality: much safer in a glass bubble.

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The serious face of a CoD player.

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An even more famous face of a casual CoD player.

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Racing simulators aren't showing any signs of slowing down.

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Mood lighting.

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Pika pika, pikachu.

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Tiny tots, kids and adults all enjoying gaming at rAge 2016.

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The HTC Vive VR headset proved popular too.

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Gotta catch 'em all.

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I think we'll let you caption this shot.

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Cosplay is another major event at the Johannesburg event.

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More cosplay, more awesome faces.

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MSI showed off its VR-ready equipment, including new Kaby Lake motherboards.

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The Telkom DGL, where the winners took home R1-million.

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All. The. Cosplay.

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Pokemon, I presume?

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Who said cooling is overrated?

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More MSI wares. Custom PCs were littered across the Dome this weekend.

Author Bio

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Fuelled by his belief that PvZ: GW2 is 2016's game of the year, Andy also dabbles in the odd hard news story over on Memeburn. More