Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

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

Maxis announces The Sims 4

The Sims 4 has been announced with a release for PC and Mac in 2014.

11 killer games that will bring your PC to its knees

Your PC may have met its match if you boot up any of these demanding PC games.

The 12 most frustrating PC games we can't help but love

These games will drive you to the brink of madness—but you won't be able to quit, no matter how painful they may be.

Black Annex is the best QBASIC game you've ever seen

Black Annex may look complex to play, but just imagine programming it—with the ancient QBASIC language. One brave indie game developer did just that.

How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time

'E.T.' is the most reviled game in history, but a group of dedicated fans hacked its ROM, and turned the title around.

11 beloved PC game studios: Gone but not forgotten

Game developers come and go, but their legacies live on in some of the most influential PC games ever created.

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Touch and go: 11 new Windows 8 input devices tested

Windows 8 is all about touch, so we’ve laid hands on almost a dozen next-generation input devices designed to improve your tablet, notebook, or desktop PC experience.

Why PCs, not smartphones, are best for social media sharing

In a world dominated by social media we must choose the best way to consume it. A vast majority would look to their mobile devices, but the true platform is the PC.

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Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

The Digital Storm Bolt may look small from the outside but it's heavy on performance once you fire it up. Just beware of the tight squeeze if you have to get into it.

Create a vast stockpile of PC games without draining your wallet

When PC games become too expensive, indie bundles can save the day, filling your library with a multitude of of high-quality games.

New Heart of the Swarm trailer preludes release

Starcraft fans are already excited enough with the imminent release of Heart of the Swarm, but Blizzard preludes the release with a new trailer.

Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess

The Surface Pro has been advertised as a business machine, but that doesn't mean it can't play games. We take a look at just how well it handle itself when put through a few days of the average gaming machine.

12 great PC games even your grandmother could love

Generation gap? What generation gap? These great PC games are timeless and fun for all ages.

Mayhem, chaos and the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod

It comes once in a blue moon, but this weekend you have 48 hours to check out the crazy Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod.

Arma Tactics coming to Project Shield

The guys who brought us the realistic military sim Arma II help kick off Project Shield's launch with Arma Tactics.