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Alec Meer


A 10-year veteran of scribbling about video games, Alec primarily writes for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, but given any opportunity he will escape his keyboard and mouse ghetto to write about any and all formats.

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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Review

A big man, but out of shape.

FeatureThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tinker, tailor, soldier, necromancer.

A Game Of Thrones: Genesis

A storm of snores.


Craft your own war.

Frozen Synapse

Cold war kids.



FeatureThe Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

Something pretty wicked this way comes.

Fate of the World

Ends of the Earth.

Revenge of the Titans

Colour clash.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Terminator, too.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Secrets and lies.


Alien resurrection.


Duty bound.

Pocket Legends

Is this the first true iPhone MMO?

Frozen Synapse

Laser Squad's nemesis.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Once more unto the beach.

Supreme Commander 2

Supreme of chicken.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Multiplayer beta.

FeatureSupreme Commander 2

Experimentally unexperimental.

FeatureSupreme Commander 2

ACU in the hole?

FeatureGames of 2009: Canabalt

The magnificent monochrome marathon.

The Sims 3: World Adventures

Your chance to take a shower inside The Great Pyramid.

King's Bounty: Armored Princess

A right royal result.

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game

The game of the film of the decades-in-the-making vanity project.


Going under-under-under-under-under-underground.

Assassin's Creed II

Death in Venice.

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Well, this is orkward.

FeatureAlpha Protocol

License to skill-points.

FeatureRetrospective: Earth Defence Force 2017

Spiders from Mars, or thereabouts.

The Sims 3

Lifestyles of the wretched and infragrant.


Lord of war.


Licence to lie.

FeatureWarhammer Online: the new classes

Meet the reinforcements new to the WAR effort.

City of Heroes: Issue 13

Get a job, loser.

FeatureWAR: Stories from the city

Why the MMO's overlooked capitals are its heart.

FeatureWAR Sports

The ecstasy and agony of Warhammer Online Scenarios.

Space Siege

Because Metal Corridor Siege isn't as catchy.

FeatureQuantum of Solace: The Video Game

A license to kill, but not a lot else.

FeatureFlagship's Max Schaefer

On the future of free MMO Mythos, and what went wrong with Hellgate.


A world of war and craft without the grind?

FeatureCall of Duty: World at War

World War II, Part IV.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Reinventing the wheel.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Every generation needs a new Civilization.

FeatureCity of Dress-Up

Why City of Heroes' character creator remains MMOs' finest hour.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

We'll be first against the shop wall.

FeaturePirates of the Burning Sea

Q. What's a pirate's favourite type of game? A. MMOArrrrrrPGs.

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command

ONLY WAR. Tiny war.

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Keep running up that hill.

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties

Thank God for Buddha, Confucius and Brahman.

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Robots as far as the eye can see.

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Because the other two fronts got along so well.

Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword

Now more Civilized than ever.

World of Mods: Half-Life 2

Games that are free, so long as you've already paid.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

War's nothing to get het up about.

Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition

Age ain't nothing but a number. Number 1, version 5, specifically.

Best of Steam

Casual games corralled for your pleasure.

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

Arthouse gaming redux. Snort.

FeatureLost Planet: DirectX 9 vs. 10

We check out the differences between the two PC demos.

Physical Education

What went wrong and what next for the beleaguered PhysX card.

Valhalla Knights

But Valhalla's where Vikings went, not knights.

Penumbra: Overture

Let's get physical.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

What, so the first two were just arguments?

Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike

Insert protesting miners joke here.


Now there's a name that's asking for it.


Bit girly?

Supreme Commander


Windows Vista

What it means for gamers.

Supreme Commander

Alec takes a near-complete build for a spin.

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

Total War-hammer

Medieval 2: Total War

Still top of the pile.



FeatureWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

Not from the makers of Lucozade.

Caesar IV


FeatureSid Meier gets steamed up

We follow the big man's train of thought on Railroads.