Gemma Young

I'm a part-time gamer and a full-time writer of science-y things. On the few odd occasions that I'm able to wrestle the Xbox controller away from the avid gamers in my family, I enjoy spending time playing puzzle and adventure games.

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Game Changers: The Video Game Revolution – Book Review

Game Changers: The Video Game Revolution is the ultimate A-Z guide to nearly 300 of the world’s most iconic games spanning the last 70 years.

Climbing new heights with DON’T NOD’s Jusant

Jusant promises to scale some serious heights. 

Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery coming to Game Pass and Console

You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve three thrilling mysteries. Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery is announced for Game Pass and console!

Promenade announced for 2024 release

Promenade on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC is a 2D Collectathon inspired by the best 3D platformers - and it’s coming in 2024.

Build the perfect dog with Wobbledogs Console Edition

Do you like science? Do you like dogs? Then you’ll love Wobbledogs Console Edition.

Create your dream garden with Garden Simulator

Looking after a garden can be fun and rewarding, but it takes time, and who wants to spend their spare time mowing or weeding? With Garden Simulator you get to experience all the joys of gardening without any of the boring bits.

Race for the antidote with Size Matters

In Size Matters you play as a scientist who accidentally swallowed a chemical that is causing them to shrink smaller and smaller every second.

Get ready for Eurovision with Let’s Sing 2023 DLC

Everyone’s favourite European singing contest is returning to our screens on Saturday 13th May, and to get you in the mood is some new DLC for everyone's favourite sing-a-long game, Let's Sing 2023.

Choosing our destiny with Harmony: The Fall of Reverie – DON’T NOD’s new narrative adventure

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie is the new narrative adventure game from DON’T NOD, developers well-known for their powerful and immersive narrative games. We got to play the first two chapters of the game, due to release in June 2023.

Food for gamers: Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! Official Cookbook Review

If you are a fan of Minecraft and food (and who isn’t?) then we highly recommend the Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! Official Cookbook.

Strange things are afoot at Varney Lake

Varney Lake is the second visual novel in the Pixel Pulp trilogy, following on from Mothmen 1966, from developer LCB Game Studio and publisher Chorus Worldwide. 

Embark on a spooky adventure with Creepy Tale 2

Creepy Tale 2 is a spooky cartoon puzzle adventure inspired by Central European fairy tales

Enjoy sweet success with Sweet Bakery Tycoon

If you've ever dreamed about running your own bakery, then Sweet Bakery Tycoon could be your cup of tea (or coffee) as you get to create and manage a bakery of your dreams.

Turn up the heat with Nuclear Blaze

Red Art Games releases Nuclear Blaze on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PS4 digitally, and physically on Switch and PS4 today. It’s the latest game from Sébastien Bénard, creator of the critically and publicly acclaimed Dead Cells. 

Have a blast with Gematombe

Gematombe is an action puzzle game where players make matches to defeat their opponents and clear the screen of gems to become victorious. 

Bounce your way through Japan with Shukuchi Ninja

Journey through Japan in 1517, a time of feud where ninja mercenaries wage war with deception, sabotage and assassination in Shukuchi Ninja. 

Shooting N’ Looting with Guns N’ Runs

Guns N’ Runs is an exciting 2D platformer, action and shooter game. Designed for single players, it features over 200 challenges and 23 bosses with colourful pixel art and an original and immersive soundtrack. And it’s available today on Xbox!

Pack a Punch with Blade Assault

Previously having released only on PC, Blade Assault, the action-packed 2D side-scrolling cyberpunk rogue-like from Team Suneat, is launching on Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch today.

Exploring the Retro World of LUNARK

Releasing onto Xbox One and X|S, PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, LUNARK is a colourful 2D pixel-art platformer inspired by classic platformers such as Prince of Persia and 80’s sci-fi and action movies like Blade Runner, Indiana Jones and Total Recall.

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Embraced by Autumn Review

The intro promises some future dramatic, potentially even salacious turns, but not one of the four different stories delivers. It’s all too tentative. In the end, Embraced by Autumn could have done with just a little more confidence and sass.

Embrace the car culture of The Crew Motorfest

It's about going all-in and embracing the car culture of The Crew Motorfest. Start your engines - this is going to be a wild ride. 

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 24 – Spring

The hot season has appeared in Mexico and the world of Forza Horizon 5. Are you ready to bring the virtual heat to the streets of Mexico, with a whole new bunch of events with the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 24 Spring. 

Call of the Wild: The Angler Review

When all the aspects of Call of the Wild: The Angler come together, the resulting mix is actually a pleasant place to spend a few hours.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – Film Review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is definitely a better movie than the original non-Energon Transformers saga, but also a less exciting one.

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Immortals of Aveum Review

Immortals of Aveum should be praised for its original concept, writing, and new world-building. It's a new franchise that is brave.

XEL Review

For the good - the visuals, audio, navigation of paths and occasional combat moments - there are tens of things in XEL that will hold you back.

The Isle Tide Hotel Review

If you're an FMV fan then you're going to enjoy a lot of what The Isle Tide Hotel has to offer. But just remember - don’t ever leave your room at night. 

Childish Energy Review – the cool kids on the energy drinks block

Childish Energy must impress to get the likes of Sneak Energy and G Fuel turning their heads. Read on for our thoughts on the latest guests to the energy drinks party.

Mirrored Souls Review

Mirrored Souls does get frustrating at times and it will test your patience with every turn, but there is a lot to love here.