RAGE (Really Awesome Gaming Event)

Hey Everyone,
 
I finally pre-ordered my XBOX 360! I’m so happy about it! I simply can’t wait for it! I ordered it on Sunday 24th September at 12pm. It feels so good to know that I am definitely going to get one. It is my Christmas present, and I ‘aint complainin’  !
 
I’ve been away for a while, went to Durban with my folks for a few days (it is currently my mid-semester break), but we returned yesterday. Most of you should know, that I have been anticipating the Really Awesome Gaming Event (RAGE) among other things (XBOX 360, XBOX 360 and the XBOX 360) which is currently taking place (30th September – 2nd October). I went today (01/10/05) and actually had a good time… well… it was positively awesome and spectacular if you count how I was spoiled by my dad!
 
RAGE is nothing like any of the international technology and games shows. For South Africans it’s pretty big as we don’t have any other events that cater for those particular markets. So in comparison to the international shows, it is really quite small and insignificant… but cool none the less. As usual, I expected it to be a lot better than it actually was. That is not to say that it was a total disappointment, it is just that it was adequate in every sense with nothing present to warrant the exposure of any emotions related to excitement .
 
There were one or two items at the event that were quite cool, some of those include the following:
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Japanese Version) !
  • Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX line of cards on display and playable!
  • Age of Empires 3
  • The Presence of Fatal1ty (The best gamer in the world for 5 years running )

Other than the above, not much else was unexpected. The usual vendors and distributors made their appearances, such as Sony, Ster Kinekor (Playstation distributors), Microsoft (No XBOX 360, but thats what I expected), Nintendo (very poor turn out/display), CNA, Look & Listen etc.

 

The best part of the event was stopping at the Computers Only stand (computer suppliers company based in Midrand) where my dad decided to hectically spoil me  !

 

Most people know that I love new technology and high end gadgets, I’m sort of a nerd in that respect. Well my dad decided to splash out and buy me a new motherboard, processor and graphics card. I won’t say too much, as I’m not really into bragging, but you just need to know that my new machine will ‘FLY’ like superman on steroids  !

 

Other than that, I have three assignments that are due very soon. I have two for this upcoming week and a group assignment for the week after. I haven’t started any of them… stress ahoy !

 

I’ll update my blog when I can, probably after my computer has been upgraded around Friday or Saturday, so until then…

Hans Haupt
wirtten by: Hans Haupt

1 Comment

  • This was an interesting post. I know exactly how you feel about the anticipation for the XBox 360. I reserved myself a copy last week and now I just can\’t wait to have my hands on it. I joked with my wife that we would need to have a "welcome home party" on November 22. :)Like you, I am into new technology and gadgets as well. I am the publisher of the new "Inklings and Impressions" weblog. Feel free to stop by from time to time to check out some of the new things I\’m finding.You can find me here: http://inkling-impression.blogspot.com

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