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Comic Con Africa

So something exciting happened! Comic Con has announced that they will be hosting an event here in South Africa in September this year! Of course we know that this will go deeper than cosplays and graphic novels, and that does not dampen the excitement of this announcement. This also stimulates our imagination for the possibilities for the gaming community. Although I’m not telling you anything that you don not already know. I mean this news has been everywhere and everyone is excited!

What to Expect

So we haven’t really had one of these things before, so do we really know what to expect? Sure we have lots of cosplay gatherings, and gaming conventions, but none of them have the prestige that Comic Con has. For most of our lives we have heard of this large gathering of fiction and fantasy, from our favourite television shows and from so many blogs and Instagram posts. But what does this mean, well it means that there will be guest appearances from some of our favourite shows, such as The Big Bang Theory and game of Thrones. This will also include cosplayers, stalls, and a bit of everything for everyone!

Comic Con and Games

Comic Con is a sceptical that people wait for each year, and each year it is something so wonderful to experience. When one thinks of Comic Con they do not think of it as a gamer’s paradise, like they do when they think of Rage. But this does not need to be the case, at all. Even though we do not know what to expect, we do know that there will be catering to gamers, comic lovers, and fantasy and science fiction fans. We also know that this will be something that will be uniquely South African.


There is no need to wait until Comic Con to game in style, or experience gaming like you never have before! Sci-Ryder has the best gaming chairs that allow you to become fully engorged in the gaming experience, as well as experiencing great comfort. And maybe we could even make an appearance at Comic Con, you never know.

Release of Dark Souls Remastered

So as a few of you know, and cannot wait for, Dark Souls Remastered is set to release on the 25th of May this year. And we are definitely excited, And the release date being a bit further away means that we can save up in order to purchase the game as well as the necessary refreshments in order to stay all cooped up for a week or so in order to be locked away for uninterrupted play. And thankfully the game is available for pre-order, so there will be no need to avoid any disappointment.

What We Know

Well we know that this is just a remastering of the first Dark Souls that came out in 2011 which has been followed by two sequel games, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III. However, this revamp does come with some great benefits, such as new and improved graphics, and who does not love playing a game with the best graphics possible? No one! Although the improvements won’t be too much, but they are most definitely there! A couple of the features have been kept from us, however, that does not mean that they put one or two surprises in for us.

The Game is in Good Hands

Dark Souls Remastered is being done by QLOC. And with their impressive record of amazing games, this leaves a bit of relief as know we know that this game will more than likely not disappoint us, and we will enjoy hours completing it, as we have with their other games such as: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PC, Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City PC, Dustforce PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and Tales of Zestiria Playstation 4, PC. This might not be a new game; however, it can bring a new experience to a beloved game.


Sci-Ryder has the best chairs that are perfect for gaming, as well as anyone in the IT profession. Enjoy playing your new games , as well as play your favourite games the way that they are intended to be played, in comfort, as well as engulfed in the experience as if you were there. Get your chair for your office, or before the release of any of your game favourites. You won’t be sorry.

Health Problems Associated with Excessive PC Gaming

I find this article a little difficult to approach simply because I am a fairly avid gamer, and any information that tells me I should be doing it less, is generally something I am reluctant to listen to. Gaming has been around for a while, progressing from video games to consoles, as well as on our laptops and PCs. Though, as far as harmless activities go, there are actually some dangers associated with gaming which are often overlooked. Which is unfortunate, since they can be avoided without cutting down on your gaming hours, by simply setting up the right environment to play in. So, to help you avoid the slow ravages of gaming, here are some tips to avoid its most commonly felt side-effects.

Permanent Spine Damage at 0Km Per Hour

Have you ever taken notice of the shapes your body takes during a gaming session? If not, do yourself a favour and pay attention to your posture. Your mouse arm starts to elevate at the shoulder, you start to sit askew with your one leg crossed over the other while your back and neck arch to form a question mark and before you know it, you are plagued with headaches, muscle pains and a stiff neck. Should this continue for extended periods, you actually run the risk of causing permanent spine damage. So be sure to keep both feet flat on the floor, your back as straight and supported as possible, and ensure that your screen is high up enough that you don’t need to tilt your head down to use it.

Torture on your Eyes

My mother used to tell me that too many games would give me square eyes. And while my extensive time at the keyboard has left the shape of my eyes in-tact, excessive sessions do leave me with severe eye-strain and often even migraines. Be sure to take frequent breaks and use that time to look at something far off. Make sure that there is no glare on your screen and that you wear the appropriate eye-wear where it is needed, and your eyes will be able to track those fast digital movements without any hassle.

Hands, Limbs and Ligaments

Repetitive strain injury is a condition where the joints in your hands and arms begin to ache as a result of performing the same actions over and over (such as clicking the mouse or smashing the spacebar). This condition is so common amongst gamers that it is also known as Nintendonitis. When playing, take plenty of breaks and ensure that your desk or playing spot is comfortable. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is also common amongst gamers, so take time to stretch those digits if you don’t want them seizing up.

Personal Hygiene

It is also worth mentioning that the addictive nature of gaming has a tendency to cause people to neglect important personal chores. Severe cases even have players going for days without eating or drinking properly, and there have even been recorded cases of deaths as a result of this. Gaming perpetually for the rest of your life may seem like a great way to live, but if you don’t take breaks that force you to look after your personal needs, you may find a harrowing dip in the quality of your life.

Contact Sci-Ryder for Details

One of the best ways to ensure that you stay clear of these side-effects of hard-core gaming (without cutting down on your fun hours) is to invest in a gaming station that is designed to keep your body comfortable and correctly supported during your playtime. For more details on obtaining a gaming chare that is recommended by chiropractors, contact a representative from Sci-Ryder today, or visit our website for details.

Dangers of Sitting at your Work Desk for too Long

Spend most of your day sitting at your desk? That’s what we thought! Below are a few ways that sitting for long periods of time destroys your health.
Poor Posture
Not only do you sit all day, but most people hunch over their desks twisted in a position that is not doing any good to their body. Sore neck and backaches sound familiar? Some simple adjustments can see to it that when you are sitting, you are doing it right.
Your back should be straight and the lower part of your back must be supported by your chair. Your laptop should be at eye level in order to prevent slouching.
Prone to Injury
Sitting all day leads to gluteal muscles deactivating. The less active your glutes are, the tighter your hamstrings, quads and hips become and you begin to feel more pain in the lower back, neck and shoulders.
Risk of Disease
Studies have proved that a desk-bound lifestyle may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. The goal should be to increase movement each day and not just sit in the office.
Defeats your Workout
A recent study found that extended sitting can take away benefits from a workout done that day. For example, if you jump on the treadmill for an hour, and then sit for around nine hours at the office – you are losing 80% of the health benefits of your workout.
Plenty of Sitting leads to even more Sitting!
Work is mentally exhausting, mainly if you don’t take time to stand up and move. We are aware that there are a few stressful days at the office where we would just want to get home, lay on the couch and watch a movie. When this thought enters your mind, remind yourself to go for a walk and move around.
Burn Fewer Calories
When sitting, you burn 30% fewer calories than when you are standing. Do you find yourself sitting at your desk snacking while you work? Burning fewer calories while sitting and snacking on a high-calorie snack do not go together.

Sci-Ryder; a solution for your backache!
Here at Sci-Ryder, you don’t have to worry about the pain in your neck. These chiropractor-approved chairs are suitable for the office and gaming with a wide range of features that benefit your health. Visit our website for more information today!




The digitally connected spend millions each year on insurance and benefit schemes in the quest for the health they aspire to – but in almost the same breath, they risk daily pain and potential injury on their bodies – by hours hunching over their keyboards.

One thing is sure, time spent at computers is only going to increase. So does this mean we are all destined for cranky spines, back and headaches?

One does not need to dig very deep to expose the mountains of literature warning of the danger of extended computer use. At the core of the problem is the common seating position when getting down to work or play. Desk and office chairs generally are not conducive to skeletal support and physical wellbeing. Though they might be comfortable when leaning back, generally users sit forward to engage, thereby exposing their bodies to a myriad of evils. Some of these evils might recede when using laptops, but certainly do not disappear.

When it comes to ardent users such as gamers, home set-ups often upstage work rigs. Their personal gear is faster, bigger, better. But though many might opt for a lounger, easy-chair or even beanie – which certainly can make the experience more comfortable, they most times do leave room for more ergonomic solutions.

But the greatest danger lurks in many workplaces.  Granted, it would be a little extreme to have workers lounging around in armchairs or beanies with their computers in clusters like hi-tech hippie camps – besides which it would be highly space inefficient. So unfortunately, in spite of best intentions, until now, companies had very few options open to them to alleviate the negative impact of long hours at a computer.

Fact: Many, many people spend long hours at computers, from editors to animators, from designers to architects, from accountants to call centres. And very many people are starting to feel that pain in the neck…

As they say, prevention is most times better than cure. It therefore seems logical to develop more comfortable, more ergonomic chairs and modi of engagement than carry on as usual and pay the consequences in health, wellbeing, and in sheckles.

Meet Sci-Ryder, recently revealed to the world right here in South Africa at rAge Gaming Expo 2014.

Sci-Ryder is a 100% SA home grown concept.

Most significant is the Sci-Ryder’s custom designed inclined seat which provides cushioned but sturdy support of the whole torso, even weight distribution down the whole spine, and extra support of the lumber area.

Screens are suspended at eye-level and can easily be moved further or closer to taste. Keypad or console controller is supported on an adjustable control platform that may be moved closer or further or inclined to meet exact desired position or comfort. With footrests, armrests and headrests all adjustable to taste, Sci-Ryder offers an incomparable experience.

Stylish lines and compact footprint (0.7m x 1.7m) make Sci-Ryder perfect for both professional and home use.

Sci-Ryder will be offered through retail at selected outlets from January 2015, but due to popular demand and to take up where rAge left off, we are running a great pre-launch Christmas promotion offering insane discounts while stocks last. For more information, visit us at www.facebook.com/SciRyder or www.sci-ryder.com.

rAge Expo 2014

The global launch of the South African revolutionary SCI-RYDER is happening at rAge expo at the Coca Cola Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, from the 10th to the 12th October 2014.
WD is providing a great source of excitement at rAge 2014. The world-leading hard drive manufacturer will be bringing out gaming professional player Stephen Ellis, AKA Snoopeh, most famous for his exploits on the League of Legends team Evil Geniuses.

Read More…: http://callcentrehub.com/resource-hub/events-2?task=view_event&event_id=313

Local gaming heroes rAge

On the expo floor, Thor battles Loki, Wonder Woman and Alice in Wonderland swoop to the rescue, and the crowds cheer. And that’s not even on the myriad video screens where gamers battle for survival in dozens of fictional universes.
Read More… http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-14-local-gaming-heroes-rage-on


Gamegadget and technology enthusiasts will be descending on The Dome in Johannesburg between 10 – 12 October for the annual rAge expo.

Now in its 12th year, the line-up of exhibitors will not disappoint and visitors can look forward to an all-embracing array of displays, interactive experiences, give-aways, special offers and competitions.

Read More… http://dkexpressions.co.za/dkexp/rage-2014/

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