as written by Craig
A humble, poetic and gentle man, Allen Fine was reduced to tears upon reading one of Alan Williamson’s many astounding reviews. Full of wit, keen insight and care for his audience, when he’s not out kicking kittens Alan spends time in his Edinburgh flat carefully crafting similes to add to his already mighty collection. I swear the man is like a simile making machine.
Studying Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, Alan is now a fully-trained and accredited psychopath. During his tenure as GameSoc's first openly Irish president he opened up the stuffy LAN-ridden troglodytes to members of the general populace ruling as he did under the civics of police state, vassalage, serfdom, decentralization and free religion.
His thirst for power unsatisfied Alan launched a trailblazing campaign to become student president. Even with low turnouts at the polls and student apathy against him, compounded by the fact he wasn't actually running for president, his campaign video remains an inspiration to budding megalomaniacs everywhere.
Unquestionably his most prosperous years were spent editing the Technology section of the university’s newspaper. Any questions? No? Clearly I don't need to elaborate on his runner up prize for Best Critic in the Guardian's Student Media Awards.
Perhaps most famously his love for the Sonic the Hedgehog series inspired the Kübler-Ross model, also known as the five stages of grieving. Most recently his legendary love letter review of Sonic Unleashed scored up a solid Stage 4 (depression) with sources close to Alan confirming rumours that the new Sonic 4 game looks likely to skip Stage 5 (acceptance) completely threatening to plunge the plucky ex-president right back into Stage 1 (denial).
Retrocity: Genesis- The second episode of my new video series; a love letter to the Sega Mega Drive.
A Wretched Hive- My favourite 'Reality Check' piece (so far); online tolerance and standing up for what's right.
Daytona USA- Part review, part navel gazing, 100% accurate.
What's the Story?- If you listen to only one of our podcasts- and why would you do that?- start here.
Retro Games, Classic Achievements- Just a fun feature.