Alexandra Nicholson

Alex has been writing professionally for several years and came into games media through a background in copywriting and linguistics. She's written a variety of articles for several well-known websites, with bylines in Can I Play That, KeenGamer and Gameranx, to name a few. Alex is also a game writer and is part of the narrative team for Beyond Skyrim. She enjoys creating interactive fiction and designing quests and characters for games, including mods and collaborative projects.

Before working in games journalism, Alex developed years of invaluable experience as a digital creative. Skilled in art, graphic design and WordPress website design, Alex has worked with a range of consumers and businesses on digital content and design projects. Alex reconnected with gaming after stumbling into World of Warcraft some years ago. These days, she's an avid gamer who enjoys a wide variety of genres. However, she's particularly fond of RPGs and action-adventure titles with a strong narrative focus.

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, as well as those who 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 deep into her Game Pass backlog or building a Twine game.

The Best Illusion Spells In Skyrim
Make use of the art of manipulation by mastering the best Illusion spells Skyrim has to offer. Confuse and conquer your enemies!
The Best Restoration Spells In Skyrim
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Skyrim: Everything You Need to Know About Cicero
Cicero is one of the most recognizable and fascinating characters in Skyrim. Find out everything you need to know about this lethal jester.
The 10 Best Skyrim Followers
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Overwatch 2: What Does MIT Mean?
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Overwatch 2: How to Get Player Titles
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Overwatch 2: How to Change Crosshair Settings
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Splatoon 3: All Badges, and How to Get Them
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Splatoon 3: How to Get Super Sea Snails
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Splatoon 3: How to Use Motion Controls
Motion controls can come with a steep learning curve. In Splatoon 3, they can give you a competitive edge, with a bit of practice.
Splatoon 3: How to Play Salmon Run
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Splatoon 3: How to Get Titles
Splatoon 3 has plenty of creative and customizable titles for you to equip on your Splashtag, so you can show off your style even further.
Splatoon 3: How to Get Food Tickets & Drink Tickets
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Splatoon 3: How to Customize Your Locker
You can customize your locker in Splatoon 3 to showcase your individual style even further, using a variety of stickers, posters and gear.
Splatoon 3: How to Change Your Hair
You canchange your character's hair in Splatoon 3 at any point and as many times as you like, thanks to the game's customization options.
Splatoon 3: How to Get Conch Shells
Conch Shells are a unique form of currency in Splatoon 3 and can help you obtain some fresh new items during the game's Splatfest event.
Splatoon 3: How to Get Banners
Splatoon 3 offers a variety of customization options for players, including ways to make your profile pop with banners and titles.
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
Video games have moved beyond entertainment. They play a crucial role in our ability to make social connections in the digital age of today.
Fortnite: How to Gift Skins
Sending a fresh new style to a friend is straightforward when you know how to gift skins in Fortnite. Here's how it's done.
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
Each platform has different steps for how to cancel your Fortnite Crew subscription. If you want to opt out of yours, here's how.