Games as Therapy

Primarily, video games are a form of entertainment; a game that has since evolved into cultural, artistic and narrative forms. Recently, however, they have evolved past these definitions and entered the realms of education, as learning tools, and healthcare, as a form of therapy.

30 Second Review – Avengers: Endgame (2019) [Spoiler Free]

Genre: Action/Superhero Director(s): Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Writer(s): Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. “We’re in the endgame now.” 11 years in the making and 22 films later, the Avengers series finally concludes with its inevitable success – Avengers: Endgame. It’s been one heck of a ride. We’ve witnessed the gradual formation of a motley…

2019: The Gaming Impasse

We seem to be at a checkmate of sorts within the gaming community. The once-prevalent buzz of anticipation that surrounded new releases, technologies and projects has dwindled in the new year. Gaming technologies have peaked; gamers and consumers alike await an almost inconceivable new generation – only realised through rumours and leaked patents of future…

The Simpsons: Hit & Run, The Remaster We Deserve?

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. One thing I’m sure of, however, is that The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) was a masterpiece. Rose-tinted perspective or not, that game was ahead of its time. The family-friendly Grand Theft Auto III-inspired game was originally available on the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC. The narrative follows the Simpsons and their…

New Year, New Goals

Instead of reflecting on a rather quiet, uneventful, year on The Raving Gecko, I’m going to simply look ahead to the future.

One Week In: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Spoiler Free)

After pre-ordering Red Dead Redemption 2 half an hour before release, you could say that I’m new to the hype. Since experiencing the wild, untamed environment and exhilarating gameplay, after only one week, I’m 100% on board.