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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

Grave's dynamic horror landscape shifting on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One

Horror games tend to create chilling atmospheres, but the unsettling moments within them are often pre-meditated or scripted. The spooks in Broken Window Studios' Grave may be a bit more freeform than that - the Oculus Rift-compatible trek through an open-world desert environment on PC, Mac,...

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Motion-controlled rail shooter Blue Estate coming to Xbox One

HESAW, developer of the on-rails, motion-controlled shooter Blue Estate, is well aware that a Kinect is bundled in every Xbox One owner's purchase. The studio is bringing its adaptation of Viktor Kalvachev's comic book series to the gesture-friendly console, noting in a press release that they'll...

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma comes to Vita on June 24

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma started a new bout of 2D, combo-driven fighting on the PS3 last month. If you're more the type to fight in public, good news - Chrono Phantasma's wheel of fate will turn on Vita on June 24, according to a press release from Aksys Games. The Vita port hosts the full...

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Watch Dogs Nvidia trailer offers a close look at pretty environments

The Steam listing for Watch Dogs told us what we'll need to make the game function properly on PC, but Ubisoft's recent trailer offers a glimpse of Nvidia's visual effects, which we'll see firsthand on May 27. Check out the damp, shadowy, breezy scenery from the Windy City above. [Image:...

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Harmonix's free-to-play Record Run planned for May release

Record Run, Harmonix's free-to-play, rhythmic runner that builds stages from the music library on a player's device, was announced yesterday at PAX East 2014. According to Polygon, project director John Drake announced today that the mobile game will reach Australia and Canada within a few weeks,...

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Uplay store lists Watch Dogs Wii U for this fall

Wii U owners will eventually join the crowd of hack-savvy players roaming the streets of Watch Dogs, but they won't be there when the game launches on May 27 for other platforms. A Uplay store listing suggests that Wii U owners will have to wait until fall of this year to start handling personal...

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Titanfall's first DLC map pack, Expedition, due in May

Titanfall pilots that are a bit fatigued from stomping around the same set of maps, take note - the game's first round of DLC maps is due in May under the title of "Expedition." Polygon reports that the three-pack of maps will include "Swampland," a stretch of alien ruins that offers trees for...

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Joystiq Weekly: PAX East, The Last Of Us: Remastered, Super Smash Bros. and more

This week's reveal of Charizard in Super Smash Bros.' roster is a bit of a blow to our argument that Squirtle is the best starter from Pokemon Red/Blue. Yes, both pocket monsters were in the Pokemon Trainer's arsenal in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Charizard flying solo is a whole different level...

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Stiq Figures, March 24 - 30: Pinball wizard edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Okay, so I'm a pinball enthusiast, not a wizard. I've always loved trying out new pinball tables whenever I come across them, but before I outgrew allowances, my quarters usually landed in The Simpsons,...

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Pure Chess surrounds, checkmates PS4 this April

If gaming platforms are squares on a chess board, VooFoo Studios' Pure Chess almost has the PS4 surrounded. Its debut on the PS3 and Vita in May 2012 was followed by ports to the 3DS, Wii U, iPhone and Android, leaving a curious gap on Xbox platforms. That doesn't matter, though - the PS4 is...

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