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Trevor Whalen

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I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.

Articles by Trevor Whalen

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Visage

Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. In it, you explore a house that is haunted by twisted secrets.

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Kenshi

Kenshi is a free-roaming sandbox RPG. Be anyone you want as you customize your character and explore the gameworld.

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News
Kenshi Developers Ask Fans About Next Priority
Focus on Sequel or Upgrading Kenshi?
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Half-Life 2

Released in 2004, Half-Life 2 is considered a classic of the genre and it's importance in PC gaming, in particular, is hard to overstate with its emphasis on the gravity gun, and requiring

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News
Blink and You'll Miss This Small Half-Life 2 Update
Valve Issues Four-Item Update for their 2004 Classic
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TR Originals
Coverage Club: Alluris Swipes Just Right

Some games win you with their pitch alone. Alluris’ – quite simply that you’re playing a fantasy Oregon Trail with the gameplay of Tinder – grabbed me immediately.

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Review
Ion Fury Review - Hyperactive Retro Ride

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison is the ironwoman who’s going to take you on a thrill ride, so buckle up. Ion Fury is a nonstop retro trip.

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System Shock 2: Embracing the Enigma - A Brief Retrospective

There are some games that remain in my top 10 list no matter the time of day or my current mood.

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Alluris' Simple, Inclusive Design

Alluris’ description enticed me as soon as I read it: “[A] single-player, role playing game that captures the essence of Oregon Trail if it were a fantasy game with the gameplay o