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.

Embark on an unholy adventure with Saga of Sins

Are you ready for an unholy adventure? That’s what will be taking place in Saga of Sins.

Fear the deep in DREDGE

Hop on your trawler and explore a collection of remote islands, searching for a variety of fish and valuable deep-sea curios in DREDGE. 

Go Loopy with Overloop

If you have a slightly warped sense of humour and don’t mind having to make dubious ethical choices, then you'll be delighted to hear Overloop is available right now. 

Enter the weird and witchy world of Witchcrafty

Releasing onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, Witchcrafty is a captivating Metroidvania platformer that transports you to a mystical world. 

Explore the paper world of Papetura

Already on Nintendo Switch, where the game has received acclaim for its immersive world, captivating story, mesmerising soundtrack and unique presentation, Papetura is now released on Xbox and PlayStation.

Go on a ghost hunt with Project Zero / FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Project Zero / FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is a Japanese horror adventure released now onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC via Steam. 

Roam the strange world of Zenozoik with Clash: Artifacts of Chaos

Releasing today on Xbox One and Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam, Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is an action-adventure game developed by the Chilean studio ACE Team and published by NACON. 

Unleash the beast within – Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is on PC, Console and Game Pass

Releasing on multiple platforms (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4) including going straight onto Xbox Game Pass now, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is an action RPG developed by Team NINJA. 

Brew up some relaxing fun with The Smile Alchemist

Travel to the weird and wonderful town of Polta Kolta with KEMCO’s newest release, The Smile Alchemist.

Join Horace on a journey of self-discovery on Xbox and PlayStation

Horace releases on Xbox and PlayStation to deliver a classic platformer that pushes the boundaries of the genre.

Are you in Sneak Energy’s Team Pink or Team Green?

Sneak Energy have released two brand new limited edition flavours of their sugar-free energy drink. In the pink corner we have Rainbow Burst and in the green corner, Melon Blast.

Just Dance 2023 Review

Just Dance 2023 is another colourful slice of dance wrapped up in stunning visuals and catchy tunes - perfect for warming yourself up on a cold night, chilling out with friends or heating up the party. For us, it’s got the best playlist for a good few years too. 

Sneak Energy – Does it deserve the hype?

Sneak claims their drinks react fast, taking approximately ten minutes for all the key active ingredients to start to take effect. I can certainly attest to this, at least to the caffeine. I could feel a pleasant buzz almost immediately after the first few sips which increased gradually over the next thirty minutes or so.

Can Wraith Energy make you a better gamer?

Wraith Energy has designed their drinks especially with gamers, content creators and esports athletes in mind and claim that they aid brain function, focus and energy levels. So, we thought, why not put these claims to the test with a (not very) scientific test?

Just Dance 2022 Review

Just Dance 2022 doesn’t change up the tried and tested formula of Just Dance too much but what it has added in terms of improved visuals has made for a more entertaining and immersive experience.

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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.