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Alasdair Duncan is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming that is not Fraser Brown. A long time Destructoid community member and forum moderator, he covers adventure, puzzle, FPS and all kinds of games on the PC. Watch, as he adds more games to his Steam library with only the vaguest hope of ever playing most of his games.

Alasdair has been gaming since his mother bought a Commodore 64 back in the early 1980's. He adores Deus Ex, GTA Vice City, Team Fortress 2, Borderlands, Super Mario Brothers 3 and all those weird indie titles on Steam.

You can meet Alasdair at places like PAX where he tries to convince people he isn't a) drunk or b) Irish.

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Failure! As much as I expected it, Dark Souls has kicked my ass this month. I've put in some hours in Dark Souls but I'm making slow progress. This is what I expected though, my friends have told me that Dark Souls is a game Iíll make slow progress with. I'm going to keep plugging away at the game but I'm taking a break from my backlog challenge for the month of July to take advantage of some newer games. I'm hoping to avoid a situation where I come to the end of 2013 and I've not played enough games to be able to contribute to my Games of the Year list.

With that thought in my mind, I went and played and completed Gunpoint which I enjoyed very much. Tom Francis has talked about his love of games like Deus Ex before and you could see that in the openness of the design. Even though there are probably only a few ways to complete a level, I felt the levels were open enough to allow different approaches. The controls felt tight and the story was engaging and even funny. I also managed to polish off The Knife of Dunwall which was a Steam weekly deal. Itís basically more Dishonored but considering that was one of my favourite game from 2012, thatís no bad thing. Aside from the last level which was a repeat of an existing level from the original, it was some good stuff.

So considering I've knocked off a fair few games off my backlog this year, I'm taking a break this month. With the Steam sale happening in July, I'm sure Iíll be picking up plenty of titles (budget permitting) and hopefully Iíll be able to get through a few of them. Iíve already picked up Rogue Legacy as it seems to be the game de jour and itís been fun so far. Thereís also Shadowrun Returns arriving at the end of the month too. Other games I'm looking to pick up are Far Cry: Blood Dragon, Papa & Yo and Monaco. So Iíll be back in August with a roundup of how I've done and with some more Backlog choices for you to pick.
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