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Alec Meer @bonzrat Brighton, UK

Writer for games (Total War: Warhammer, No Man's Sky, secret stuff). Co-founded Rock, Paper, Shotgun (but no longer a games journo). Hire me: alec@bonzrat.co.uk

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Joined Twitter 5/23/08


@danoliver Get a second hand Logitech driving force GT, should be around £50 on eBay, great for truck sim @shanahan_ian I will never, ever miss these days of constant roaring, but we've also got a seven year old who can s… https://t.co/iEqGtuu2kDHellbaby is now very much Helltoddler. When I am old and she has to look after me, I solemnly swear to spend 90% of… https://t.co/TLYQpKBeDi
8/7
2020
Exactly this https://t.co/g38vwIzExZ
8/5
2020
90% certain the cat put up this sign in the park https://t.co/jXOUPiAVsD
8/2
2020
@Byrneinator yeah, this is the thing - obv I know that getting folks to another page on the site is good business b… https://t.co/pBwjgxWlokhttps://t.co/y3Ciq8VhUQ https://t.co/dIPef4p6Sp @GriddleOctopus *massive faff, not massive massive. MASSIVE. @GriddleOctopus yeah, I think some valuable discipline of print era is lost in the relative freedom of online. But… https://t.co/2XXCF3qUhG @Clert (and, for better or worse, the storefront info is super-important now for PC stuff) @Clert obv I know from experience that entering all this kind of metadata is a massive pain in the plums, but it's… https://t.co/OYpef2A14N @Clert I was not subtweeting about Martin's otherwise excellent Flight Sim piece, honest guv, honest... Needs a l… https://t.co/sTefT4l6IqI think, lost in the desire to write well and share enthusiasm, we often lost sight of what readers most want to know.Something I rarely thought about while a games journo but regularly bothers me now I'm a reader: I read an article… https://t.co/T9Vu9DwoSq
7/30
2020
@iaguzSC2 No, but Kate Bush is
7/23
2020
@MakesLtd @GriddleOctopus @adelemeer Fool of a foot! @hipattack Walking sex bomb, me @MattFlye Danny Foot-glover! Vic is extremely unhappy about mine but I secretly love them @GriddleOctopus @adelemeer Shirely you can't be serious @adelemeer That's a photo you don't want to seeA neighbour was giving away these fancy/creepy foot-glove shoes so I adopted 'em. They make me look frankly psychot… https://t.co/62RL9ZHqKq
7/20
2020
Took the kids to a COVID testing centre as a special Saturday morning treat. How they chuckled as we spent half an… https://t.co/ccs64N5D6Z
7/18
2020
@botherer I bought one a couple of years ago and it's still a genuinely lovely thing to play games on with a great… https://t.co/ARlfdsjfyp
7/16
2020
@MikeChannell congratulations / commiserations
7/13
2020
@Rick_Lane It's a proper Half Life game! Who knew? @DominicTarason Suspect I'll need to give my fried brains a long rest after this one, but good to know! @jbaert Yeah that's how I play too, finding standing is glitch central and head-cable tangle hell, but friends feel differently @Thirith_ch Yeah definitely an issue, and the Oculus setup software is torturous. But I've made it much worse by do… https://t.co/kNBifsLuI6
7/12
2020
(one of the reasons I put it off was presuming I'd be selling the experience short with an first-gen headset, but n… https://t.co/hZ3y2OZL3DWiped three years' worth of dust and grime off my OG Oculus Rift to finally try Half-Life Alyx, and holy crap I'm so glad I did.
7/11
2020
@michaelw90 That is too rich for my blood unfortunately, but thank you anyway!
7/3
2020
@michaelw90 It's an appropriate spec for sure (tho' more RAM than my other half needs...) How much would you want for it, out of interest? @michaelw90 @eskins hello, thanks. Depends hugely on the model of course, but above £600 gets tricky. Hoping to str… https://t.co/0wo1AKj2ld @hejsna @ShowZStore2018 yes indeed, though you need about an hour to accomplish the procedurei.e. fresh pints are great, but have you tried not risking having an air tube stuffed down your throat for weeks?I miss pubs dearly, but I have no desire whatsoever to go to one. @MikeDiver Dourformers: Dour For Dourbertron: Dour
7/2
2020
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6/30
2020
@koldpt I like them too - frostbite combos ftw - but also the morsel-munching umbraShort games are too long https://t.co/BsUt0V11cbgames are too long, unless I really like them
6/29
2020
@tonyellis69 I didn't finish (life's too short for quite that many jumping puzzles) but I found the lore stuff weir… https://t.co/Cd7HbjGTHq @rodolfor Ha!Very glad to hear Bishop Linehan finally got kicked up the arse.
6/27
2020
@MattFlye hoovering up the ashes of atomised fish finger bits after it's done is a treat too @MattFlye ours has got a special setting that raises the heat to a million degrees and burns away all the grot. I'm… https://t.co/S5d3XZET6s @MikeChannell @escapecitytron hah, yes, let's try and Make It So in July
6/26
2020
Still deliriously working 5am-10am every day, writing & narrative designing on three v.different and… https://t.co/DpuRngGdJe(or, I suppose, a living incarnation of Twitter)it's like being imprisoned with a helium-breathing football commentatorWhat I struggle with most in lockdown is my seven-year-old's constant talking. I adore her, but the all day, every… https://t.co/zZGCUuOQZt
6/25
2020
Horrified by all the stream of revelations about about predators in games. Deepest sympathies & massive respect to… https://t.co/zAKZzwjA1z @brrrammers @PercyBlakeney63 Patel also. The rubicon has been repeatedly crossed and there were no real consequences.
6/24
2020
Never admire any man.
6/21
2020
Told you https://t.co/Hp7KCDfsUx
6/20
2020
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6/19
2020
@GriddleOctopus tbh I was basically Father Jack to most of 'em for the last few years of my career in journalism anywayEvery day I teach my seven-year-old maths while battling to disguise my impatience at her (understandably) limited… https://t.co/xYXwy7Uy0F @faserranoacosta belated thanks! @Thirith_ch that sounds like far too much work tbh @SparksChild there are lots of incredibly talented and knowledgeable whippersnappers who put an burned-out old fart… https://t.co/VDcPMuSMYl
6/18
2020
Getting a bit carried away with myself, speculating how Rashford's empathetic interventions could ultimately disrup… https://t.co/6vzFZMX8SC
6/17
2020
@Horrendomonas @faserranoacosta Maybe once in a blue moon, should my finger ever happen to rest fleetingly on the pulse @faserranoacosta v.kind, but they are young and I am old @GriddleOctopus @AGameOfJoes I maintain the fifth & final Bay one should be watched by everyone, as a cautionary ta… https://t.co/B07S6oHGsO @richardcobbett yeah, this is the thing. I appreciate having projects that last months/years after two decades of g… https://t.co/cAR3O95G9eBut The Dread Wheel Of Content turns so fast, and some 18 months on most sites wouldn't know me from Adam now. I oc… https://t.co/sPsK1mtGmbAt the time I desired a clean break (and still want no part of the daily content machine), but in hindsight I wish… https://t.co/WPvsviBJX2 @richardcobbett if they were about ceos at least it would have the faintest vestige of humanity to it, but it's all meaningless services @OrfulBiggun hah, quite soSome git added my email address to some tech PR database, and now my inbox is filled daily with corpspeak banging o… https://t.co/SSjClKAj15working from home with toddler and seven-year-old here all day every day status update: just unthinkingly googled "… https://t.co/xTeCHQ3c5WSIX MINUTES REMAIN https://t.co/AypDD2VgYW @ProfBrianCox their success in both the election and the referendum was built upon convincing the working class tha… https://t.co/O6A3lnOqVn @AGameOfJoes @GriddleOctopus (the films are obv awful but taken in isolation the first one has some cool mech designs) @GriddleOctopus I can positively hear the 'RAAAAAAR!' there
6/16
2020
@MikeDiver Every. Day. Killlllll meeeeeeeeeLast 18 hours remaining for the stonking pay-what-you want Racial Justice & Equality supermegaultraplus game bundl… https://t.co/nOeqgNPadO @bear_theory @austin_walker not anywhere I've worked - in this case they were just conscious that the game in quest… https://t.co/nQDmdgfzvo @GriddleOctopus Likewise, things got so grim here that I even turned to robots from *Michael Bay films* to try and… https://t.co/oZP6DZPW4e @GriddleOctopus currently don't have any good reason to buy a PS5, but if it looked like that...there is some irony that all these dad-based games abound now, but actual dads don't have the lifestyle to allow playing them @austin_walker (in fairness, the PR had clearly been put up to it by his bosses and I think knew it was absurd; the… https://t.co/rnW3jq0h1v @austin_walker Trying to deter RPS from running a critical preview, a major pub's PR called up claiming our writer… https://t.co/o6y989LZDE
6/15
2020
https://t.co/Puvx0xDfqtThe new 40k Eldar models are SWEET https://t.co/7lPyTtpI0l
6/12
2020
@DafyEdwards oh gosh hello, how are you? And yes, it was. Didn't truly realise how bad it was and how much I accept… https://t.co/tsfGQhOzPV @rockpapershot I got such overwhelming and terrifying vertigo from the narrow cliff-side paths high above the deser… https://t.co/Vs5L6fxX6c
6/11
2020
@MikeDiver in some cases, it's maybe the US arms of UK-based corps sucking up all the cash with their massive salar… https://t.co/nsGegmoJ4C @MikeDiver similar state of affairs in writing for games too, though it doesn't start as outrageously low as UK games media. @MikeDiver we genuinely couldn't afford to pay ourselves that even when we owned rps, but it was very much a bootst… https://t.co/YprbWodng2
6/10
2020
@marc_laidlaw It's just incredible. And still extremely biting about Englishmen even today.I like Monster Train a lot - neato blend of Slay the Spire and Darkest Dungeon - but it kinda does nothing with its… https://t.co/zyrX7EjGIt @MrJonty Me: https://t.co/5VdU5smbIN
6/8
2020
@jonathas come now, we all know about the secret Bono shrine in your wardrobe @jonathas Not wholly unwise. AFTP is good but can't lose the association of being soundtrack to a thousand soap ope… https://t.co/PbsrrFIx4U
6/5
2020
@jonathas I've been hesitantly revisiting once much-loved early REM too lately. I still liked them when they were w… https://t.co/Ls8TJEBl5AI went to an all-boys grammar school (wasn't posh at all, but parents saved hard). Racism was endemic, intrinsic. E… https://t.co/7T29VS3Tvh @acccent some laptop makers alter cpu states cos they prioritise the speediness of instant waking. use Hibernate in… https://t.co/Knm2RIG23C
6/4
2020
I dearly hope that these brave protests bring so long overdue change #BlackLivesMatter
6/3
2020

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