Is This Thing On?

An honest update on my PhD, life and a personal attempt at pulling myself together through mental kintsukuroi.

Pressing the Reset Button

As a self-confessed perfectionist, there’s no greater joy than starting again in a game. Sure, that sounds counter-productive, but hear me out. New games are the perfect opportunity to restart a narrative armed with knowledge for the fresh playthrough ahead; to make better choices and to achieve a more immersive playthrough. If only we could…

Would You Rather, For Writers

After stumbling across this post in a moment of severely lacking inspiration, I’ve attempted this unique ‘Would You Rather’ for writers! While I don’t consider myself a ‘writer’ per se, but I have always dreamed about being one, from a very young age. I suppose I’m writing this post now so… technically, I’m almost there!…

Not-So Social Media

Last week I had an epiphany; one of those rare moments of clarity where everything starts to make sense. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with social media. It’s been a long and gruelling partnership of trying to fit in, inadequacy and fake friends. On the flip side, I’ve also met some incredible people over…

One Week In: Thank You

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported the new blog in it’s first week. To all of The Raving Gecko 2.0‘s new followers, readers and supporters, thank you for every view, like and read-through: every single one means the world. Video games are somewhat niche in the blogging world…

Xbox Gold Must-Haves: NHL 19

I love the NHL. I’ve been a dedicated supporter of the Chicago Blackhawks for some time now. That love, I have to admit, started out with I first picked up a copy of 2K Sports’ NHL 2K8. I’d seen The Mighty Ducks films before, sure, and was vaguely aware of ice hockey as a sport….

10 Influential Games That Made Me a Gamer

A list of 10 of the most influential games that I’ve played throughout the years. Starting with my humble PS One, I’ve worked my way through a fair number of consoles and handhelds during my gaming ‘career’. The following are the ones that had the biggest impact on me as a child and that I…

Gecko on Games: 30 Questions Answered

To give you a little more insight into my gaming ‘career’, I’ve answered 30 questions about video games. A nice little nostalgia-trip for me, another gaming-related post for you. Hopefully it justifies my position as a ‘game blogger’ a little more; I definitely feel like an imposter who knows about as much as Jon Snow…

Get To Know Me (2019 Edition)

Since I am new to blogging regularly I thought it would be fun (and shockingly introspective) to do a ‘get to know me’, meet-the-blogger type post. Here are 50 questions (yes, 50 – I couldn’t quite believe it myself) about me, which I hope will give you a better picture of who I am. 1….

Introduction

Hello, and welcome to The Raving Gecko 2.0! This post is a little introduction to me, Gecko and the new site. I’m Cara and I started blogging in 2016 with The Raving Gecko. I was a newbie blogger and relatively overwhelmed by the whole format, concept and everything that goes along with it, to be…