Trevor Whalen

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.


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Dark Narrative: The Sorrow of the Widow Moira

Lords, Sheriffs, and other household heads create the atmosphere of Thief’s manor missions. Bafford’s manor is dark and lavish; Ramirez’s is full of secret passages (and burricks). There is one…

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Coverage Club: Flavors of Fantasy

Coverage Club is our weekly series of smaller impressions in the style of full reviews. Games can range from brand new titles hitting Early Access to older hidden gems that never got…

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Quakecon 2018 – Excitement and Mixed Feelings

It is a gathering of grungy gamers and geeky nerds.  It is a place where you’re as likely to see someone dressed as a T-Rex holding a rocket launcher as…

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First-Person Immersive Indie Title HEVN Gets A Release Date

Miga Games will be releasing an indie immersive sim called HEVN on Friday, September 7. It’s a “single-player first-person sci-fi adventure” and has been said to be System Shock 2…

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Dark Narrative: Phantoms of the Opera

Buildings ooze feeling. As a young kid touring with my parents, I gazed in horror at the grand interiors and intricate pathways of Hearst Castle. This place was huge, cavernous,…

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PC Gaming Show E3 2018: Rapture Rejects

The PC Gaming Show gave a world premiere to TinyBuild’s, Galvanic’s, and explosmgames’ Rapture Rejects. The game has a cartoony art style and irreverent humor, as demonstrated well by the trailer.…

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PC Gaming Show E3 2018: Don’t Starve: Hamlet

During PC Gamer’s show at E3 2018, a trailer was shown for Don’t Starve: Hamlet. In this singleplayer DLC for Don’t Starve, player-character Wilson, amidst a jungle, finds a lost town…

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PC Gaming Show E3 2018: Night Call

In Night Call you play as a Parisian taxi driver. It has a suave, noir, cartoon style, and everything takes place at night. Published by Raw Fury, it will launch on…

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PC Gaming E3 2018: Maneater

Road Redemption will be published by Tripwire. But, more importantly, they have teamed up with Depth-maker Blindside on a new game. The new game that Tripwire and Blindside are working…

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PC Gaming E3 2018: Archangel: Hellfire

The VR multiplayer mech battling game Archangel: Hellfire is leaving early access. It will fully release on July 17 on Steam. The game is free roaming and combines mech weaponry with…