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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

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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The Witcher Adventure Game's video tutorial explains the race for Victory Points

As is the case with most fantasy adventures, digital (and real-world) board game The Witcher Adventure Game gets complicated. Thankfully, series developer CD Projeket RED has put together the in-depth introduction above, which familiarizes would-be heroes with its card types, status ailments, ba...

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Human Element no longer F2P, still aiming for November 2015

Human Element, Robotoki's class-based, apocalyptic zombie survival game, will no longer be free to play when its central experience launches on PC in November 2015, as reported by Gamasutra. "As the game evolved we realized that the elements that make Human Element the most fun would be hindere...

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Tinertia is a platformer with rockets instead of a jump button

Anyone who's mastered the art of rocket jumping should feel at home in Tinertia - Candescent Games' 2.5D platformer swaps traditional controls for a twin-stick set up, with the left stick dedicated to movement and the right for aiming rockets. No worries if "total rocket novice" is an accurate des...

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Lumino City is a handmade puzzler launching this month

Plenty of work goes into building intricately-designed characters and environments, but few of those crafted universes are comprised of real-world materials. Developer State of Play Games has spent three years building a 10-foot high, hand-and-laser-made cluster of architecture, complete with ti...

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Pikachu gets its own Hori Battle Pad for Wii U controller in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U fighters planning on leading their offense with Pikachu should take note of Hori's controller inspired by everyone's favorite electric rodent – the above version of the Battle Pad for Wii U has appeared on Amazon Japan for 3,434 (~$30 USD), with a release date of ...

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Excavated E.T. Atari carts fetch more than $1,500 at auction

One man's trash is another man's pricey, crushed game cartridge. Last week's eBay auctions for Atari cartridges unearthed during the production of the Atari: Game Over documentary have concluded, with the top-grossing auction pulling in $1,537 for a mangled, sort-of boxed copy of ET for the Atari...

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Far Cry 4 map creator doesn't support competitive multiplayer

Sharp-eyed Far Cry 4 fans deduced that the Himilayan adventure's map editor can't be used to craft new maps for competitive multiplayer modes, a feature that helped previous Far Cry games retain dedicated followings. Ubisoft Forums user "legacyzero" posted screens from a recent Twitch stream of th...

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Loot Crate details pricing for its Amiibo collection

Nintendo revealed a US-only partnership with Loot Crate earlier this week, and while gradually building an Amiibo collection sounds better than an all-at-once purchase, the deal's pricing information wasn't shared with the initial announcement. A Loot Crate update has remedied that problem, outl...

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Sony celebrates Black Friday with GTA5, Batman PS4 bundles

Assuming you're willing to brave Black Friday crowds, the PlayStation Blog has detailed two new PS4 bundles that should help you unwind over the holidays. Both $399.99 bundles include 500 GB PS4s, with their differences lying in included games – the first offers a disc-based copy of Grand...

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