Alexandra Nicholson

Alex has been writing professionally for a number of years and came into games media through a love of narrative design and creating lifestyle content around the web. She has created a variety of articles for many well-known websites, with bylines in Can I Play That, KeenGamer and Gameranx, to name a few.

Prior to moving into games journalism, Alex gained years of invaluable experience working in the field of digital creativity. Skilled in art, graphic design and WordPress website design, Alex has worked with a range of consumers and businesses on content creation and design projects. She enjoys continuing this creative work alongside her passion for games media.

Having always enjoyed games as a child, Alex reconnected with gaming after stumbling into World of Warcraft as an adult. Fast forward quite a few years and Alex is now an avid gamer, enjoying a wide variety of genres but being particularly partial to RPGs and action-adventure titles with a strong narrative focus.

To that end, Alex also began developing her own skills in the field of narrative design and interactive fiction. She regularly takes part in game jams and collaborative modding projects as a writer, working most recently on writing NPCs and branching quests for The Arcane University, part of the Beyond Skyrim community.

Alex is especially interested in exploring storytelling through gaming. She's also keen to explore how games can benefit harder-to-reach segments of society or those who may struggle to access them. Some of Alex's favourite games include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4, Life Is Strange, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Yakuza 0. The list goes on, although she'll tell you in no uncertain terms that What Remains of Edith Finch is a masterpiece.

Outside of gaming, writing and being creative, Alex enjoys staying active by playing rugby and football. These days, if you can't find her chasing after a ball in a muddy field, you'll probably find her relaxing in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

The Sims 4: How to Get Debug Items
Unlocking debug items in The Sims 4 can expand your gameplay thanks to a variety of previously hidden content. Here's how it's done.
The Sims 4: How to Make Objects Bigger
If you've ever wondered how to make objects bigger in The Sims 4, there's a straighforward way to size up your small furnishings and more.
Women in Gaming: The Challenges and Triumphs of Female Gamers and Developers in a Male-Dominated Industry
Women make up almost half of all gamers, yet the industry itself remains heavily-weighted towards men. Despite this, women are succeeding.
Video Games and Social Connection in the Digital Age
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Fortnite: How to Gift Skins
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The Sims 4: How to Edit Sims
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The Sims 4: How to Do Homework
Doing homework regularly in The Sims 4 can help your child and teen Sims get ahead in their education. Here's how to complete it.
How to Get Free Fortnite Skins
It's possible to get free Fortnite skins, although they're pretty rare to come across. Keeping an eye out for them is essential.
Stardew Valley: The Best Crops for Each Season
To efficiently earn gold while farming in Stardew Valley, it's important to know the best crops for each season.
Fortnite: Top Tips to Level Up Fast
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Stardew Valley: How to Auto Harvest Your Crops
Knowing how to auto harvest your crops in Stardew Valley can seriously speed up your farming and free you up to complete other quests.
Fortnite: How to Use Split-Screen Mode
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How to Cancel Your Fortnite Crew Subscription
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Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Get Rid of Tree Stumps
Knowing how to get rid of tree stumps in Disney Dreamlight Valley will help you access more areas and gather more Hardwood.
Fortnite: How to Drop Items and Weapons
Knowing how to drop items and weapons in Fortnite is particularly useful when playing in competitive matches with your squad.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Unlock Prince Eric
Prince Eric is one of the more complicated characters to unlock in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Here's how to bring him home.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Make Crudites
Crudites are a simple yet rewarding snack in Disney Dreamlight Valley, and are an important quest item for finding Minnie Mouse.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Get Salmon
You'll need to know how to get salmon to help you make a variety of different recipes and complete quests in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Make Extra Fizzy Root Beer
Knowing how to make Extra Fizzy Root Beer is vital to help you further unlock the Sunlit Plateau in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Make Lobster Roll
Lobster Roll is a high-energy, high-value recipe to learn in Disney Dreamlight Valley. It's also a key part of Ursula's friendship quest.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Get Rich Soil
Rich Soil is a vital resource in Disney Dreamlight Valley that's used for crafting and for Scar's friendship quest. Here's how to get it.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Make Seafood Salad
You'll need to know how to make seafood salad in Disney Dreamlight Valley if you want to progress your friendship with Moana and Maui.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: Complete Recipes Guide
Find out how to get recipes and create every dish in Disney Drealight Valley with this complete recipes guide.
Fortnite: How to Switch Materials
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Fortnite: How to Get Battle Stars
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Fortnite: How to Change Your Name
Knowing how to change your name in Fortnite is important if you want to stand out from the crowd, or reinvent yourself completely.
Fortnite: How to Slide
Knowing how to slide in Fortnite is a crucial way to improve your in-game mobility and boost your enemy evasion techniques.
Fortnite: How to Turn On Footsteps
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Fallout 4: Where to Find Every Bobblehead
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Fallout 4: How to Get to Vault 81
Vault 81 in Fallout 4 has lots of valuable quest content, plus a new companion, a Bobblehead and more. Here's how to find it.