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I was watching some Pokémon vids earlier and thinking about Sword/Shield, and it just hit me that we will probably see Pokémon no. 1000 in our lifetime, if not this year. That's pretty wild.

 
 
 

Sad democracy news in the Netherlands today. The party of an alt-right dogwhistler (who literally retweeted a meme of himself with Pepe the Frog's face) came from nothing to become the largest party in the Senate. No actual power yet, but this sucks.

 
 
 

One of the better Nindies vids in a while. Cadence of Hyrule has Zelda, Katana Zero reminds me of Dead Cells, Blaster Master 2 is a nice surprise, Vlambeer for that arcade goodness, Creature in the Well looks rad, and Rad looks...okay.

 
 
 

One and all, I wish you a happy New Year of Luigi. It is now the year of our Lord 6 (of Luigi).


 
 
 

Really enjoying Baba is You so far. It's great at stumping you for 15 minutes before hitting you with a Eureka moment that leaves you wondering why you didn't see it sooner. "Wait: if the wall blocks me, why don't I just turn the entire wall into keys?"

 
 
 

One thing I enjoy my Switch for is buying experimental indie games on a whim; see if they're fun. Baba Is You looks like an excellent contender: it'll either frustrate me to no end, or it'll be the most interesting puzzle game I've played in ages.



 
 
 

Before I finally beat Dark Souls 3, I want to complete the DLCs. I only still have to defeat Darkeater Midir, or as I like to call him: Camera, the boss fight.

 
 
 

Anyone got some good tips for Downwell? I’ve beaten Dead Cells on New Game+ but this stupid one-button game is kicking my ass.

 
 
 

Early February I decided that I was going to listen to the full Smash Ultimate OST at work. Unshuffled, start to finish, all the way through. The final song only finished just now. It took me a month. This game, I swear.

 
 
 

I've been reading Heroes by Stephen Fry (because mythology is neat), and I've learned that Medea is completely badass. I feel like I've seen the name Medea in a videogame lately too, but I can't put my finger on where. Help me out?

 
 
 

There’s a Ubisoft sale going on on the eShop now, and for Europe that means Starlink is discounted 69% (heh). From 80(!) down to 25 bucks. This finally makes it worth it to me. It looked pretty fun, but that price point was ridiculous.

 
 
 

You're all wrong, of course, but just how wrong are you? Let's find out.


 
 
 

Everybody is always wary about Fire/Fighting starters nowadays, but I think the bunny may actually have potential if he were to become one...



 
 
 
 

Nintendo may be the only company for which people care if an exec leaves. That's pretty wild if you think about it. Every announcement Reggie in it was just a little bit better for it, and he took all our silliness in good humor. Best wishes to the man.

 
 
 

I'm about to send a PhD article in to my supervisors, and Impostor Syndrome is setting in hard. I think it falls apart at the slightest scrutiny, doesn't say anything new, and what it does say it says poorly. Please send good vibes my way.

 
 
 

Here follows my most #millenial QP ever. It's weird to me that all the popular ASMR channels quickly seem to drift towards roleplays, talking, and other misc content. I like it when you do the soundy bits; can you please just do the soundy bits more?

 
 
 

I try not to talk about it TOO much, but most of you probably know that I worry about love, dating, relationships, and my lack of success in that arena. So today is...not my favorite. So screw it, all of you nerds are my valentines. Have some Eevee.


 
 
 

More adventures in the Dragon Quest XI casino. I'm so damn confused about this whole Slime Quest thing. Does it even have, you know, mechanics to it? Because it sure seems like a random mess of colors and sounds to me.


 
 
 
 

I've been on a streak of buying non-fiction books. When you do a PhD you drown in one very specific topic, so I wanted to learn about completely unrelated things too. Today I bought Thing Explainer by XKCD-man. It's so cool!


 
 
 

Piranha Plant first impressions: it’s all about that Down-B. Digging it.

 
 
 

It’s 2AM and I just spent the past hour reliving BattleBots memories. Biohazard was always my favorite; it’s so cleverly designed you basically need a special Biohazard-counter to even stand a chance. The nostalgia is so real right now.



 
 
 

I was about to give up on the casino, and then this happened.


 
 
 

I just had my first class in archery. Was fun! In one hour of teaching I went from literally ending up in the wrong lane to consistently hitting at least the target area complete with one fluke bullseye. Artist's rendering:


 
 


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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