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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

Defense Grid 2 pre-order rewards grow as orders stack

Hidden Path Entertainment is offering pre-order incentives for Defense Grid 2 on Steam, but it's twisting the standard "you give us money, here are guaranteed bonuses" formula. The store listing shows three different reward tiers, which are unlocked based on the total number of pre-orders placed....

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Soon Shine to tap out ghosts on the Wii U eShop

Being attacked by a relentless flood of ghosts can be a bit of a hassle, but when they're susceptible to a good tap and you're armed with a stylus, there's a pretty promising way out of the situation. Wii U owners can start containing the problem when Soon Shine reaches the eShop for $1.99, with...

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Joystiq Weekly: Doom reboot, Microsoft's layoffs, Sunless Sea 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. We're happy to hear that Doom is still brewing in the...

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Destiny beta introduces The Iron Banner event today

Guardians that have already trampled Destiny's alien species can still find something new to do later today – Bungie's weekly update has introduced The Iron Banner, an event that opens today at 5pm EST and serves as the "only way" to return to Rusted Lands, which was in Destiny's alpha. The...

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Stiq Figures, June 30 - July 7: Best gaming weaponry edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Real-world weaponry is usually designed to adhere to mundane details like logistics, effectiveness and reality-heeding characteristics, but in video games, the "stupidly awesome" attribute can take...

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Tekken 7 coming, uses Unreal Engine 4 [update: confirmed, trailer]

Update: A Bandai Namco press release rolled out on Monday morning confirmed Tekken 7 is in development using Unreal Engine 4. Meanwhile, the YouTube description on the newly published teaser trailer (which you can watch below the break) says we can expect more details at the San Diego Comic Con,...

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Flaregames working on tower defense series Fieldrunners' next wave

Mobile developer flaregames is co-developing its take on tower defense series Fieldrunners after signing a deal with its creator, Subatomic Studios. Flaregames CEO Klass Kersting told PocketGamer the follow-up is in early development, but he added the team will "stay true to the brand and help...

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Pre-order Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes, get a free hero at select retailers

There are a lot of character figurines for Disney Infinity, and we imagine it will be the same story with Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. At least Infinity fans can save some cash by picking up Marvel Super Heroes through the right store: In exchange for pre-ordering the $74.99 Starter...

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Ar nosurge gets limited edition, GameStop pre-order incentives

Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star will bring its musical take on turn-based battles to the PS3 on September 23 for $49.99, but enthusiasts now have the option of paying a little more to snag its limited edition. The NIS America Online Store is offering the above bundle for $64.99, which includes a...

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Bark out orders in There Came an Echo's War Room

Guiding a squad of soldiers through a campaign of missions with just your voice might take some practice, but There Came An Echo's War Room could serve as a pretty serviceable training ground. Whereas Iridium Studios' Jason Wishnov describes Echo's campaign as "narratively complex," War Room...

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