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It's a lot bigger than I thought; I can't even wrap my hand around it. Looks hot though, and it feels good to handle. Penis.


 
 
 

I've been playing Bloodstained and quite enjoying it, but I just got stuck for an hour. Looked at a guide, and it turns out...that progression was locked by a random enemy drop.


 
 
 

"I'm not a soldier / but I'm fighting / Can you hear me through the silence? / I won't give up 'cuz there will be a day / We'll Meet Again." Keep on keepin' on, all. Have some new TheFatRat.



 
 
 

Well, would you look at what day it is! Ten years already, that's slightly more than 1/3 of my entire life. The site has changed a lot over the years, friends have come and gone, but my feeling for this place and community is very much the same.


 
 
 

Man, that sucks. I used to watch Mythbusters religiously (still would, if it were available to stream easily), and the Build Team always seemed like cool people.


 
 
 

Finished Future Connected today, in basically one sitting. It was a nice little expansion on Melia's character (who has never been cooler!) and the new area has some lovely music. The only thing that I found weird was *spoilers in comments*.



 
 
 

Finally finished Xenoblade again. Such a fantastic game, and the ending does things to me man. Now on to Future Connected; I'm really looking forward to what that will have in store for me. Spoilers in comments.

 
 
 

I'm not feeling my best right now. I'm waiting for a decision on extension of my PhD, and finding motivation for my next article is hard. I really need to sleep better, but at least I can start doing sports/see friends again very soon. Send good vibes.

 
 
 

Min Min may very well be my favorite Smash DLC character so far. Very unique and fun to play. Her Megawatt arm can kill even uncharged (Smash Megawatt kills at 80 - 90). If you're in control of the fight she's buff as hell, but she buckles under pressure.

 
 
 

So I've been sleeping on Bloodstained (although I did play Curse of the Moon) until the current Steam Sale. The €5 bonus discount sealed it. Having just played through the tutorial area, I have to ask: why didn't you guys convince me to get this sooner?

 
 
 

The Netherlands just announced significant reopening since our numbers in recent weeks have been hopeful. It looks like soon we get to do sports again, visit friends, go to restaurants, and even sex workers can start doing their thing again (because NL).

 
 
 

Not gonna lie, I was fully banking on Ribbon Girl. I'm down with the Min though!

 
 
 

Hot dang, Sakurai has a nice place!

 
 
 

The glory that is @sonic hedgehog is stepping down. Or moving up, rather. All the best to him, and keep going fast.


 
 
 

We're doing our first D&D session with coworkers tomorrow. I'm trying to come up with a character, but the DM won't let me be one of those cool bird-dudes (basically Rito), and we already have a monk. Bummer! Any suggestions, fellow nerds?

 
 
 
 

There's a Pokémon toothbrushing game coming and the lady narrating the ad sounds...less than thrilled. This is the least enthousiastic I've ever heard someone talk about Pokémon.

 
 
 

It's kinda interesting to me how Youtube comments went from 90% bile to 90% regurgitated memes in the last two years or so. Like if you're reading this in 2020 and you're about to destroy this man's whole career while Nobody: holds your beer.

 
 
 

Twin-stick shooter with a cool comic book/western aesthetic and voiced by Ron Perlman? Yeah, I'm down.



 
 
 

More info on Paper Mario. It still looks pretty Color Splash-y. There do seem to be partners (including Kamek and Bowser Jr.?), but it looks like the battle system mostly revolves around the ring system; making it more of a puzzle.



 
 
 

I kinda feel the same about PS5 as I do about 4: there's a number of games I'd love to play on it, but not enough up my alley that make it worth splurging all that money/time/room space on. I'll enjoy a HZD2 Let's Play though, while praying for a PC port.

 
 
 

Yakuza players, help me out. Why can't I call Ron on this 1 of stones and win the round? I've been trying to play Mahjong, but goddamn it's tough.


 
 
 

Love Machine ain’t got shit on me. Koi Koi, motherfucker.


 
 
 
 

I finished my first teaching course recently, and my students have just finished taking their exam...and there were technical difficulties. This super sucks; I wanted to leave them with a positive feeling of our course, but this will be a sour aftertaste.

 
 


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .



I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.



Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Because VIDEOGAMES!
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:


StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:


and a Spell Card for The Wombat:


Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:


RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:


And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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