Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

Alex covers desktops, everything from fancy to practical. He's also an avid (addicted) gamer and loves following the industry.

Samsung showcases two new Series 7 laptops for CES 2013

CES comes a little early as Samsung announces its new laptop entries for the Series 7 line.

XBLA indie game Fez coming to new platforms in 2013

Fez, the indie game that took XBLA by storm some 9 months ago, may finally see a PC release.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: Far Cry 3, Spaceteam, Becoming Santa, VGAs, and Benny Hill

In this episode of the Play This podcast Carlos is flying solo (Jason is MIA)! He talks with Dan Hsu and Alex Cocilova about apps, games, documentaries, movies, and more. Also there's some Benny Hill music.

Zombie MMO The War Z removed from Steam, accused of fraud

Hammerpoint's zombie survival MMO has always had a decent amount of mystery surrounding it, and now it's knee-deep in controversy.

Battlefield 3: Aftermath drops you in quake country

Battlefield 3's newest expansion, Aftermath, provides some great urban combat in an immersive devastated setting.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: I'm kind of a wuss

Skrillex meets Legend of Zelda, the shout-at-your-friends game Spaceteam, independent movies worth watching, and more on this week's Play This! podcast.

The 8 best laptops and Ultrabooks available today

Buy one for yourself, or give one away as a very generous gift. Either way, these are the mobile PC to beat this holiday season.

Scribblenauts Unlimited brings your imagination to life

The fourth installment of the Scribblenauts puts your imagination to the test with an object editor.

Humble THQ Bundle is ready to shut up and take your money

The folks and THQ and Humble Bundle have gone overboard, offering some AAA titles for whatever you want to pay. Black Friday deal loads you up with PC games

GOG is kicking off the sale season with a ton of great games for one low price.

Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Music app

Rocking hard or hardly rocking? We find out when we plunge deep into Microsoft's Music app.

Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Mail and Calendar apps

We spare no details in our deep-dive look at Windows 8's Mail and Calendar apps.

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

The People app is a contacts database with hooks into social media, but it falls far short of being a full-featured social media client.

Review: Get extraterrestrial in Natural Selection 2

The original Half-Life mod is back with it's own game engine after 10 years. Does it stand the test of time?

11 winning alternatives to Windows 8's built-in apps

Not all of the new Windows 8 apps are 5-star winners. Allow us to suggest some worthy options.