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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

Microsoft celebrates Xbox One's first year with gifts to lucky fans

Early Xbox One purchasers: Today might be your lucky day. A post on Major Nelson's blog explains that in celebration of the Xbox One's first year on the market, console owners will be "selected at random to receive a special gift from us." The blog post offers a full list of potential prizes, but ...

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Buy Evolve, scare up game on its DLC maps for free

Evolve's initial monster hunts will be followed by extra safaris on DLC maps, but all players will be able to explore the game's additional hunting grounds for free. Developer Turtle Rock Studios' Creative Director Phil Robb shared the good news with IGN, explaining that the team wanted to avoid m...

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U video review: Fight club

We concluded our written examination of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U last evening, but with a discerning absence of gifs within our review, we had to find another way to heed our fondness for moving pictures. The above video review offers a visually-oriented breakdown of Smash for Wii U's leadin...

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Watch every taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is still a few hours away, so we whipped up a little video to help you pass the time. Here's every single taunt in the game. Once you're done with that, you can read our review. We're waiting until Nintendo switches on the game's online modes before we give it a final ...

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review: Show me your moves

This review has been updated with commentary and a final score following the launch of online play in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. "Who would win in a fight?" is the lighthearted crux of the Super Smash Bros. series, and it's impressive how extensive that conversation has become. Pitting belov...

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Captain Toad's base diorama concept initially starred Link

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an upcoming expansion of a minigame concept that debuted in Super Mario 3D Land, but the play style's conception involved a different, Toad-less kingdom of the Nintendo universe. According to a report from Game Informer, Treasure Tracker director Shinya Hiratak...

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Stiq Figures, November 3 - 9: Comfort series edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Game series that nail a play style several times over tend to earn a long-standing fondness from their admirers. Fresh debuts and experiences are important, but having a gaming equivalent of reliable co...

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Twin-stick shooter We Are Doomed flying to PS4, Vita

We Are Doomed - or rather, you are doomed if you plan on surviving in developer Vertex Pop's twin-stick shooter by mostly blasting enemies from afar. A post to the PlayStation Blog has detailed the score-focused shooter in preparation for its arrival on PS4 within early 2015. We Are Doomed's vivid...

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Project Totem's new name is Kalimba, launches next month

Conquering a cluster of platforming feats looks doubly complex in Kalimba (formerly known as Project Totem), Press Play's puzzler that leaves a player responsible for two or more characters at once. You can also ease (or complicate) things by enlisting a friend for Kalimba's co-op mode, but eith...

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Flee from water, missile-based death in On Rusty Trails

Unpredictable, house-rusting rain is hindering Guy Elvis' livelihood, but it's not the only threatening hazard in On Rusty Trails, Black Pants Games Studio's platformer coming to PC, Mac and Linux. Explosive projectiles, flying squid-looking creatures and the ever-present threat of gravity are a...

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