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Jul 03 // ShadeOfLight

Bbain's Jukebox, Shade-Style: Gibberish

Boy, oh boy, has it been a long time since we've been here. Welcome back to Bbain's Jukebox! I'm making good used of my new-found "free time" with a new music blog for all y'all. I know RadicalYoseph is up for more of these, ...
Jun 17 // ShadeOfLight

Hype: 10 MORE Things I'm (still) Excited About

Because VIDEOGAMES. Almost 2 years ago, I wrote a blog that was all about excitement. I was so excited about video games that I just had to write something on how excited I was about video games. Pretty d...
Jun 11 // ShadeOfLight

"Death is just another path, one that we all must take." - RIP Christopher Lee

Today, we learned that long-time actor Sir Christopher Lee has passed away due to heart failure on June 7th 2015. He was 93. A fine age indeed, but it's a loss nonetheless. I wasn't there during his time in the spot...
May 13 // ShadeOfLight

Here are some answers, now AMA!

Going full Jeopardy! up in this mother. There's been a whole lot of AMA going around. That's fine, but what fun is it to wait for a question and then provide the answer afterwards? No fun at all, obviously! So I've decid...
May 09 // ShadeOfLight

This Ain't Call of Duty: The XXX Guide to Splatoon

Or: How many double entendres can I get into one Cblog?* Well my little squidboys and squidgirls, today was certainly a day of days. We finally got our first taste of all of Splatoon's delicious juices, as the Global Te...
May 05 // ShadeOfLight

I feel invisible, alone. I feel like The Silence.

This is going to be one of those blogs. Over the past months I've been debating with myself on whether or not to post it, and the draft has been sitting "Hidden" on my Blog Manager for all that time. I wouldn't normally ...
May 04 // ShadeOfLight

Bbain's Jukebox, Shade-Style: Robots

Hello and welcome once again to Bbain's Jukebox! It's been an interesting couple of weeks on Destructoid what with the big lay-out overhaul and such. By now though, it seems Niero has overcome all the major obstacles, an...
Apr 30 // ShadeOfLight

I see entirely too many hurt feelings today; so eff it, have some free games.

I have my own thoughts on all the happenings of today, but that can wait. I'm going to sleep on it and then write my Recaps first thing in the morning. It won't be entirely pleasant, but I feel like I have to have my saw...
Apr 22 // ShadeOfLight

Ooh, what's over there?! #3: With your back up against the Dunwall

Ladies and gentlemen, I like exploration. No, I love exploration.Exploration across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act...
Apr 11 // ShadeOfLight

Bbain's Jukebox, Shade-Style: Lost Songs

Hello and welcome once again to Bbain's Jukebox! Yep, I'm going to continue the tug-of-war after bbain so recklessly stole the series I had legitimately stolen from him. Farewell, songs. We hardly knew ye. Today's theme ...
Apr 01 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Frozenbyte Giveaway Week #5: ALL Frozenbyte Games!

It's been over four weeks now since this was announced. Somethingsomethingsomething HYPE! Trine 3 is happening! This year even!Man, I can't even tell you how excited I am. The Trine series is one of my favorite...
Mar 25 // ShadeOfLight

Ooh, what’s over there?! #2: She sells sea shells by the cell-shaded sea

Ladies and gentlemen, I like exploration. No, I love exploration.Exploration across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act...
Mar 23 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Frozenbyte Contests, Week #4: Trine Complete Pack

It's been over three weeks now since this was announced. I'm kinda running out of things to write about it at this point but basically HYPE! Trine 3 is happening! This year even!Man, I can't even tell you how excite...
Mar 16 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Frozenbyte Contests, Week #3: Trine 2 Complete Story

It's been over two weeks now since this was announced. But you know me; once you tell me an indie game with great art direction, great music and fun mechanics is coming out, I won't stop talking about it for ages! Trine ...
Mar 14 // ShadeOfLight

Play Nintendo Multiplayer with Dtoid: Launching Nintendoid!

Nintendoid does what Nintendon't. Hey, you! Yes, you. Are you tired of playing Smash Bros. by your lonesome?Are you tired of having nobody to hunt monsters with? Are you tired of seeing that your friends are online, but...
Mar 09 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Frozenbyte Contests, Week #2: Shadowgrounds series

  It's been over a week now since this was announced, but holy hell am I still excited. All of the excitement, right in my pants. Trine 3 is happening! This year even!Man, I can't even tell you how excited I am...
Mar 07 // ShadeOfLight

Bbain’s Jukebox, Shade-Style: Credits music

Some time ago, before bbain went Super Saiyan, there was a jukebox. And in this jukebox, there was music. Great music. Music from a wide range of different themes. Everything from music inspired by westerns to the music ...
Mar 04 // ShadeOfLight

Ooh, what’s over there?! #1: Battling behemoths, frozen forever

What with Strider specifically asking me to blog more often, I felt like it was time to get off my lazy butt and start getting back in the game. Do I even have the time for this? Good lord no, but I’m doing it...
Mar 02 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Frozenbyte Contests, Week #1: Trine Enchanted Edition

Well I don't know about you, but I certainly read a wonderful bit of news just now. Trine 3 is happening! This year even!Man, I can't even tell you how excited I am. The Trine series is one of my favorites of all ti...
Feb 19 // ShadeOfLight

The Official Shade List of Cool People: I got 99 Dtoiders and you are one!

Just the other day, we were issued a challenge: "For Destructoid's ninth birthday, write something about the nine Dtoid members who left an impression on you."But as people quickly found out, that's harder than it sounds...
Jan 28 // ShadeOfLight

"The Wombat" answers the questions meant for The Badger

   Last week, The Defenestrator put out a call for questions to our anonymous contributor The Badger. Our community members sent a cavalcade of good, inspired and/or silly questions, and The Badger posted what ...
Oct 12 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's Guilty Pleasures: Top 10 Fetishes

Lately we've had some people here who thought they could turn us on by listing some of their favorite fetishes in video games and otherwise. Well I think I speak for at least one person when I say that they utterly faile...
Oct 02 // ShadeOfLight

I've got Smash Bros HOLY BAAAAAALLS

(Failblog? Failblog. But oh what's that; it's Thursday doofus. So what are you going to do about it? Who caps the cappers?)
Sep 21 // ShadeOfLight

Smash Bros. Character Claim: I call dibs on Luigi!

Yes my friends, it's that time again. A new popular fighting game is coming out very soon, and the hype is rising. 3DSes (or is that 3DSi?) are being pushed to their limits, minds are filled with thoughts of combat, and ...
Sep 19 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's American Food-gasms (NVGR)

When I sat down to write my Recaps a few hours ago, I realized that it has been at least a couple of weeks since I talked about what my stay in the US is like. I mean, I still really want to talk about Bravely Default as...
Jul 10 // ShadeOfLight

It's not the size that matters: My first Con + Walking Dead Season 2 Giveaway!

Yesterday I had to spend almost the entire day on the train, so I figured I might as well do something productive with my time and get a head start on this week's recaps. This week was pretty special for me, so there would be...
Jun 06 // ShadeOfLight

Because MARIO KART: 5 New Tracks I'm Excited About!

Remember when we did "Because VIDEOGAMES" (here), when we all took a moment out of our days to appreciate that videogames are pretty amazing? Well, I feel like it's been way too long since then, and I'm sure we all have new t...
Apr 09 // ShadeOfLight

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright review: "That reminds me of an OBJECTION!"

"Every murder has an answer" It is not every day that two visual novel gaming icons meet face to face, and it is even rarer to find a case where both icons fit well together despite their vastly different art and gameplay st...
Feb 25 // ShadeOfLight

NVGR: Shade is coming to the States! (and I'd love to come say hi)

So here's a little update about me outside of my usual Thursday Shadeisms (because I like to pretend that people care). I just felt like sharing the good news without having to wait for my "turn". Also, random thought: this i...
Dec 20 // ShadeOfLight

Shade's 2013 GOTY award winners! (are all Mario)

As we approach the end of the year, we must obey the ancient video game law of coming up with our GOTY awards or risk spending an eternity in gamer hell (which I'm pretty sure is just a room with only a Virtualboy and a CD-i ...

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