Video Games: The New 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. Emerging research suggests that video games today have the potential to…

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…

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…

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…

Welcome to My Gaming Blog

Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.  — Andy Serkis This is the…