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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Coffee Stain Studios and Others Join PC Gaming Show Lineup

The PC Gaming Show has added Coffee Stain Studios, Donkey Crew, Handy Games, and Samsung to its lineup. Presented by PC Gamer and held during E3, this show is entering…

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Better With Age: Thief: Deadly Shadows 15 Years Later

Have you ever walked into a store with bags full of change to purchase something down to the last cent? That’s exactly how my brother and I bought Thief: Deadly…

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Blood: Fresh Supply Review – Blood Never Dies

It is frustrating that some classic games can easily fade into the past. Old PC games often refuse to run on current computers because of compatibility issues. Troubleshooting ranges from…

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Close to the Sun Review – Hollow Sun

As a longtime Thief player and a big fan of Amnesia, I hold high expectations for first-person immersive horror experiences. In Close to the Sun, Storm in a Teacup has…

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Dark Narrative: Alien Among Monsters

At its heart my Dark Narrative series is a celebration of Thief’s uniqueness. I write with the conviction that this game series, especially the Looking Glass originals, are matchless. This…

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Skyrim May Not Be Better Together – Mod-team’s Tarnished Relationship with Community

Skyrim Together has gotten into it with their fans. A mod team-member behind a co-op multiplayer Skyrim mod does not feel indebted to the fan community. Team member Maxgriot posted…

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Drama Mayhem Will Break the Ice and Your Shell

Drama Mayhem is a party game for groups of friends who need an ice-breaker, a shell-breaker, or both. On April 22, Drama Mayhem will launch its card game of the…

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Love of Rare N64 Titles and Nature Inspires Tamarin

Imagine playing a 3D platformer made by Rare veterans that channels parts of Banjo-Kazooie and Jet Force Gemini. Additionally imagine that you play as a super-cute monkey who can wield…

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Prototype for Lost Tom and Jerry SNES Game Available to Download

Gaming, like other entertainment media, has its lost artifacts. There are early builds or even full games that were scrapped by developers and lost to time. Hidden Palace is an…

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The Pit: Infinity Is a Labyrinth With No Identity

As I played The Pit: Infinity, one major flaw stood out: I did not know where I was or what I was doing. I did not discover any context to…