Sad news for geeks, gamers and lovers of the sub-culture that rAge represents, the Cape Town leg of the expo has been cancelled.

The announcement was made by rAge owner, Michael James who said the cancellation of the event was brought about by financial and logistical concerns.

“Last year we said that our intention was to improve rAge Cape Town with more games, new technology, and cool things to see, buy and do. Some visitors felt these areas were somewhat lacking in 2016. After much hard work over the last four months we’ve come to a point where there isn’t sufficient financial support and commitment towards the event to make this a reality.”

James also notes that problems which arose while trying to expand the NAG LAN and being unable to obtain playable code for unreleased games also contributed to the decision to scrap the event.

“We don’t feel confident that rAge Cape Town would deliver the awesome show we always strive to put on for our visitors and exhibitors,” added the owner.

For those that already purchased tickets James says that ticket holders can contact Computicket to get a full refund.

If it is any consolation, rAge Johannesburg is still on from 6th to 8th October.

[Image – CC BY 2.0 Alan Levine]
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