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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.

FeatureUFO: Enemy Unknown retrospective

X-COMmunicating a strategy classic.

FeatureThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tinker, tailor, soldier, necromancer.


Craft your own war.

FeatureThe Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

Something pretty wicked this way comes.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Terminator, too.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Secrets and lies.


Alien resurrection.


Duty bound.

Frozen Synapse

Laser Squad's nemesis.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Once more unto the beach.

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.

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game

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

Assassin's Creed II

Death in Venice.

FeatureAlpha Protocol

License to skill-points.

FeatureRetrospective: Earth Defence Force 2017

Spiders from Mars, or thereabouts.


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.

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

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.

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Robots as far as the eye can see.

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.

Windows Vista

What it means for gamers.

Supreme Commander

Alec takes a near-complete build for a spin.

FeatureWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

Not from the makers of Lucozade.

FeatureSid Meier gets steamed up

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