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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Daniel New – Editor

Daniel is a marketing man and the founder of Thumbsticks. When he’s not working to keep the site in optimum condition you’ll often find him lurking at events, drinking tepid tea from a cardboard cup, and bringing you important industry news and views. Back at base he drinks copious amounts of hot tea from a mug, which is of course preferable, and performs his best work with video game and movie soundtracks playing in the background as heroic inspiration.

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Tom Baines – Editor

Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an editor with Thumbsticks. If Daniel is the optimistic ideas man behind Thumbsticks then Tom is the perfect foil (read: buzz-kill) and spends much of his time wrangling writers (read: generally being a jerk and complaining about word counts). Tom especially loves coffee, role-playing games, and anything he can play co-operatively with his wife – they make an awesome co-op team.

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Josh Wise – Associate Editor

Josh is a freelance writer. Having written for several gaming websites, he found a cosy cupboard at Thumbsticks and now we can’t get rid of him, even when we whack the cupboard door with a broom. You’ll find him banging on about the vertices between games and film and music and poetry and books, but don’t let that put you off. He likes games. He likes writing. He also gets the biscuits in.

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Want to join the team?

Fancy seeing your name on this page and your words on Thumbsticks? Take a look at our submission guidelines and see if you’ve got what it takes – you’ll be joining a smart and respected team, and many of our writers go on to do some really exciting things.