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Thomas Schulenberg

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Thomas is currently a weekend editor at Joystiq, though he also contributes edits to Joystiq's library of original, video-based content.

Prior to Joystiq, he served as GameZombie.tv's Assistant Producer and wrote, co-hosted and produced the site's weekly gaming news show. He also has a degree in Multimedia Communications and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Thomas Schulenberg's Latest Posts

Stiq Figures, September 15 - 21: Winners don't use drugs edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Wondering through the glowing pathways of a thunderous arcade has yet to get old, but watching the style of play steadily recede into obscurity certainly has. Online play is now immensely more popular...

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RetroArch authors: RetroN 5's emulators, code violate licenses

Hyperkin's RetroN 5, a five-slot console that plays cartridges from the NES up to the GBA, violates several licenses, according to the group behind open-source project RetroArch. A post from the group claims that the RetroN 5 incorporates the Genesis Plus GX and SNES9x Next emulators, both of...

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's Margaret, accessory DLC priced

Last month we learned that the Velvet Room's Margaret will summon ass-kickings in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, but a more-recent press release from Atlus has laid the DLC pricing-related cards on the table. Serving as both the date of Margaret's arrival and when at-launch freebies Adachi and Marie...

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Joystiq Weekly: Destiny's loot cave, Shadow of Mordor review, building narratives and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Season passes that add content to separately-sold video...

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Starbreeze acquires 'toys-to-life' studio for $7 million in shares

Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons publisher Starbreeze Studios has purchased Geminose, a developer working on a new, toy-incorporating IP that's comparable to the Skylanders and Disney Infinity franchises. The acquisition, made via North American subsidiary Starbreeze USA Inc., is worth $7...

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Viking Squad plans loot-fueled voyages to PS4, PC, Mac

At first glance, you might dismiss Viking Squad as a Castle Crashers imitator and carry on with your day. There are comparisons to be made, sure – both are side-scrolling multiplayer brawlers with leveling characters – but Slick Entertainment has added a few elements to the brawler...

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Flee from a toothy, clawed storm in 2.5D platformer Shu

Surely you can outrun a perilous, world-ending storm, oh proven master of the platformer genre, but what about fellow villagers that don't have your finesse? Would you just run past, leaving them for the ominous black cloud that's sporting a full set of teeth? "Of course not," you (probably) said,...

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KickBeat Special Edition now fighting to Xbox One's beat

KickBeat Special Edition is now fighting through waves of enemies to the beat of music on Xbox One for $9.99, following its bouts on PS4 and Wii U earlier this month (and January's Steam Edition). Expanding on Pinball FX 2 developer ZEN Studios' departure from flippers and bumpers, KickBeat's...

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Paradise Lost: First Contact to break free in mid-2015

Paradise Lost: First Contact won't escape from the metaphorical glass tube of development until "mid-2015," according to developer Asthree Works' update on Kickstarter. Planning a telekinetic alien lifeform's romp through a science facility is proving a little more complex than Asthree initially...

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Pokemon TCG Online app deals to Canadian-type Pokemasters

Canadians looking for a card battler beyond Hearthstone can search iTunes' deck for Pokemon TCG Online, The Pokemon Company's free app that hosts both player-vs-computer and online Pokebattles. In Pokemon TCG Online, players can unlock cards, earn booster packs and build custom decks as they...

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