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.
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…
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…
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.
To mark the start of a new month, I’ve given The Raving Gecko a much-needed makeover.
Jaw-dropping graphics? Check. Intriguing storyline? Check. Strong female lead? Check. So far, so good.
The first time Nathan Drake graced my screen was during an advertising campaign for the third instalment of the series. I’ll admit, I was a little late to the party, but witnessing a guy free-falling out of a burning cargo plane while still taking down enemies was absolutely captivating: I had to buy it.
To commemorate the conclusion of the franchise, I’ve attempted to rank the series… wish me luck!
The Last of Us, one of Playstation and Naughty Dog’s most acclaimed works, may have had its sequel unintentionally confirmed.