Last week saw everyone’s favourite green mascot, none other than the increasingly famous Voxie himself, make a red-carpet appearance at the South African premier of the new Uncharted movie, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
Yup, our VIP Guest was given an all-access pass by none other than our just as famous (but a lot less green and furry) Vox Gaming Ambassador, Sam Wight (Tech Girl, to you and me). So, off he went, purple Vox Gaming T-shirt and gift bags in hand, ready to explore the cinematised version of one of our childhood staples, as we finally see Nathan Drake hit the big screen.
From the very start, it was a night to remember. Vox Gaming joined the Team Red Bull, Tech Girl herself (naturally), and her entire awesome audience – who we suspect were as thrilled to see Voxie as he was to see them. Naturally, our green ambassador couldn’t help but have a bit of fun, providing hugs, laughs, stealing the occasional packet of sweets and taking plenty of photos along the way. Hosted at Mall of Africa, everything was catered for and well-organised, promising a fun evening full of laughs, good times and, of course, a full-on cinema experience – something many of us have been missing since the onset of the Pandemic-which-shall-not-be-named.
After posing for his mandatory photos and making his way to the cinema, Voxie prepared to enjoy the film version of one of his favourite video game franchises, Uncharted. To those not in the know, the franchise is a much beloved series of action-adventure games beginning all the way in 2007 (which doesn’t sound that long ago at first, until you realise it’s over 15 years and counting). Yep, back when PS3’s were still a thing, we were gearing up to explore, discover and conquer – and it’s testament to the longevity of the franchise that in 2022, it’s still as relevant now as it was back then.
Universally acclaimed and extremely commercially successful, it’s one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, widely accredited for raising the standards of single-player video games and introducing mechanics such as high production, quality storytelling, superior character design, graphics, musical score and just delivering an overall enjoyable experience.
Much like the game itself, the movie was in equal parts comedy, action, adventure, and an overall masterclass in both visual and cinematic storytelling. We don’t want to spoil too much, but even non gamer fans can certainly enjoy this action-packed thriller (then again, Marky Mark Wahlberg never disappoints. Except in Ted 2, perhaps).
All in all, it was definitely an evening to remember (especially for Voxie). Being on hand to represent Vox Gaming and interact with the awesome Tech Girl community was certainly an experience he won’t forget. For those of you keen to get in on the fun, we 100% recommend checking out the new Uncharted Movie (in cinemas now). Or, for those of you keen to get in on the action, we suggest following Vox Gaming, checking out our Facebook or Instagram pages, and always being in the loop!