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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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12:57 PM on 08.12.2014

I'm not the first to say this but Driveclub looks gorgeous

The last racing game to really hook me was Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit thanks, in no small measure, to the Autolog. Racing against friends was compulsive and really fun, so if Driveclub can do the same but let me race with m...

Alasdair Duncan

12:52 PM on 08.12.2014

Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has gotten a lot of people excited because of its seemingly great combat and interesting reputation system but is it me, or does it just look like a generic dark fantasy game? I'll be honest, m...

Alasdair Duncan

12:24 PM on 08.12.2014

Hellblade is the new game from Ninja Theory

Yay! A new game from Ninja Theory that's been straddled with one of the most unimaginative names I can remember. Hellblade? Sure, there's not been a game called that already? No release date so far but it will be a console exclusive on PS4. 

Alasdair Duncan

12:22 PM on 08.12.2014

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has me intrigued

I still don't know a lot about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter apart from some beautiful screenshots and an intriguing name. Thankfully this gamescom trailer from Sony's press conference didn't give a lot away; is it a supernatural murder mystery game? Sure, sign me up for some that.

Alasdair Duncan

12:09 PM on 08.12.2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 gets a new gamescom trailer

LittleBigPlanet is coming back to a Sony console, with LittleBigPlanet 3 coming to PS4 on November 18. Sackboy is back and he's brought some new friends with him -- Oddsock, Swoop, and Toggle -- which will hopefully mean we'll see unique characters used in co-op games, instead of lots of Sackboys (cute as they are). Check out the new trailer above.

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Origin is offering 4K-ready PCs for less than $4K

True story time, kids: On Friday, there was a power outage in my apartment complex and when it was restored a few hours later, my PC refused to boot. I'm hoping it's just the PSU that's blown but my suspicions are that my mot...

Alasdair Duncan

2:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's a look at what's happening at gamescom

We've already gotten the news from Activision's Call of Duty event earlier today but there's plenty of big things happening at gamescom this week. Here's an idea of when you're going to hear all the news from Microsoft, Sony,...

Alasdair Duncan

1:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Hotline Miami is bludgeoning its way onto PS4

I know one of the ways I'm going to fill the gap between now and the release of Hotline Miami 2 later this year is.... by playing more Hotline Miami. Especially now as Devolver Digital is releasing the original Hotline Miami...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Activision: Pre-orders are declining, Call of Duty 'not immune'

Pre-orders seem like they're part and parcel of videogame culture -- retailers want your money as soon as possible and publishers like to gauge how many people want a particular game. However, Activision Publishing president ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Review: Sacred 3

"I love it." The specter of Diablo looms large over the action-RPG genre; most games borrow heavily from Blizzard's seminal game and those games' success is usually judged on how close they stick to the formula and how well t...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Point Perfect makes clicking and dragging fun

There aren't too many games that can promise a "less is more" experience. Most of the time, games are trying to cram more and more features and controls to build a well-rounded experience. Point Perfect is a bit different; t...

Alasdair Duncan

3:15 PM on 08.04.2014

Final version of Wasteland 2 likely delayed into September

Another day, another delay. It turns out that Wasteland 2 will be likely be missing the August launch date for a release in the first half of September instead. An update on the game's Kickstarter page revealed the delay is d...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Review: Gods Will Be Watching

Gods Will Be Watching is a tough game. It puts the player in positions that they'd rather not be in and asks them to make difficult choices. In order to succeed at a mission, you may have to do unthinkable things, betray your morals, and become a monster just to survive a little longer. It's also tough in another sense: the game is bloody hard. 

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 07.28.2014

The Sailor's Dream is the new iOS title from Simogo

Swedish developer Simogo has put out two of my favorite iOS titles -- Year Walk and last year's Device 6 -- so I'm really happy to hear that the studio will have a new game out this year. The title is The Sailor's Dream and ...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 07.26.2014

Here's a full 23 minutes of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

There are "gameplay trailers" and then there's this trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments that shows off a whopping 23 minutes of gameplay from Frogware and Focus Interactive's upcoming adventure game. Follow...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 07.26.2014

There's a Shadowrun: Dragonfall extended director's cut incoming

After a few weeks of disappointment and controversy regarding certain Kickstarter projects, it's maybe worth reminding ourselves of some of the successful ones. Shadowrun Returns was a really well received game from last yea...

Alasdair Duncan