Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

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

Review: SteelSeries Apex is a supersized keyboard for any gamer

Keyboards that really stand out are tough to come by, but the SteelSeries Apex will turn heads with its large size and colorfully lighted keys. It hits the perfect sweet spot for the entry-level gamer.

Free Game Friday: Addictive, rage-inducing logic puzzles

Logic games can hone your mind and give it a good workout to prepare you for any hard-thinking challenges you face—it can also frustrate you to no end and leave you with a broken keyboard. Take the challenge in these 3 tough, but free, games.

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The sounds of a sick PC: Listen to the noises that could mean bad news

Is that beeping good or bad? Sharpen your ears with our audio examples.

11 indie games you must play

Monsters. Mayhem. Mind-blowing graphics. The best indie titles make triple-A games look downright klunky.

Free Game Friday: Brick-a-palooza

Whether your using them to to build stuff up or breaking them apart, bricks have a special place in a gamer's heart (i.e. Tetris). Check out these free games based on the building block we love so much—and smash the crap out of them.

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10 strategy games that will sharpen your tactics

You're no army general or mayor, and people's lives probably don't rest on the decisions you make—time for that to change. Check out these strategy games to get the tactical edge on any opponent.

You got some Twitch in my Raptr

Raptr, the desktop app and social network that manages your games, has teamed up with Twitch to provide in-app video streaming without any extra software.

How to stretch the life of your SSD storage

No one likes a bricked SSD. You can reduce wear and tear and wring out every last write cycle—just don't treat it like a traditional hard drive.

Review: Nudge and tweak fate to pull off the perfect dinner in Save the Date

Attempt to take a friend out for the perfect dinner in Save the Date as the unexpected and unusual crop up with every playthrough.

Free Game Friday: Become a manager

Get down to business and manage the heck out of these three free web games. If you get caught playing at work, just say it's management training!

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Review: Rising Storm puts you into WWII's Pacific Theatre

Rising Storm, the expansion to Red Orchestra 2, puts you into the boots of a Japanese banzai soldier or a flamethrowing American G.I.

Free Game Friday: What the heck?

There are some pretty creative people out there with some really off-the-wall ideas for games. Check out a few of those by creators who aren't afraid to think outside of the box.

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Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

Free Game Friday: Jumpstart your imagination with these text adventures

Harken back to the simpler days of electronic fun—when your commanding use of the English language prevailed and imagination was key. PC gaming started with text adventures, and now you can relive the nostalgia for free!

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Samsung denies ditching its desktop PC business

The Korea Times says Samsung is killing its desktop PC business. Samsung says it's not.