First Impressions: Subnautica (2018)

After discovering Unknown World’s Subnautica on Xbox’s Game Pass, I quickly set about diving into the madness head-first with a daring playthrough on Survival Mode. After approximately one hour of play, there is no doubt about the fact that I would 100% perish on planet 4546B.

One Week In: The Leveraged PhD Social Media Challenge

Here’s an update on the first week of The Leveraged PhD Social Media Challenge! So far, I’ve made so many amazing connections – I’m already incredibly grateful for this challenge, it’s really bringing out the best side of social media and it’s potential for bringing like-minded people together. Here’s a round-up of the first week…

Quote of the Day: Exodus to the Virtual World

“Anyone who sees a hurricane should warn others. I see a hurricane coming. Over the next generation or two, ever larger numbers of people, hundreds of millions, will become immersed in virtual worlds and online games. While we are playing, things we used to do on the outside, in “reality”, won’t be happening anymore, or…

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…

Video Gaming in Everyday Lives: A Research Game Plan

The Raving Gecko is a gaming blog: a space where I can talk about games, review a few of them along the way, share my thoughts on awesome changes in the industry… you get the idea. The other, rather new, side of this blog is my enigmatic research – where I bring to you lovely…