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 Fridays

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.

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.

Free Game Fridays

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.

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 Fridays

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!

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 Fridays

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.

Free Game Fridays

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!

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: An Animal Crossing intervention

Carlos, Jason, and Alex C. live second lives as Animal Crossing characters. Stay tuned as they discuss bells and the finer points of turnip sales.