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In the early days of Japanese game development, devs would be listed in the credits under a pseudonym to prevent head-hunting. For example, Miyamoto is listed as “Miyahon” in the original Zelda. This right here is the cutest one I’ve ever seen.


Mega Man fans (Mega Fans?) of Destructoid, I seek your guidance. I just bought Mega Man Legacy 1 for Switch. Is Legacy 2 also worth it? It's the same price; two games fewer, but they are also less old. I've only ever played Mega Man 2 before.


I wrote a blog that has the word "butt" in it 125 times(!). I think you'll like it. Click for Midna, Ghirahim, Tingle, and more!


With Zelda being playable in Hyrule Warriors and also having her BotW costume, I felt it necessary to recreate that most captivating and memorable moment from Breath of the Wild.


Next to Hyrule Warriors this week I also got Link's Crossbow Training for 3 bucks, and I 'acquired' Game & Watch Gallery 4 with a save file to unlock the Zelda game. Six "Zelda games" remain. Three involve a 35-year-old in tights. The rest are far worse.


For being in a game with Twili Midna and Marin in it, Linkle is making a brave attempt at being Best Girl. I didn't know I needed crossbow uzis in my life, but here we are. I also like how she has a dedicated "move" for removing or putting on her hood.


So how's your day? Regardless, allow me to make your day better:


Pretty sure I just scored an NES Classic! I purposely skipped it at first, but it would look really nice next to my SNES Classic, so why not?


I can now close another chapter in my quest to play every Zelda game ever. Over the weekend I...'acquired' and beat BS Zelda and BS Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets. I'm getting pretty close to my goal, but a few challenges still lay in my path.


Dtoid Community PSA: Dear Destructoid community; make sure you never give Caimdark your credit card. He will absolutely spend hundreds of bucks on games he just told you five minutes ago he doesn’t need.


I came up with a workaround for Four Swords: I got an emulator that supports Link Cable emulation. Then I mapped one Link to the left side of the controller, and the other to the right. Basically, I turned it into Brothers: A Tale of Two Links.


Today I bought and beat The Adventure of Link. Was more fun than I expected, though I did already know most of the secrets. This means that I have now played every Zelda game except the GBA Four Swords. I'm pretty sure there's no good way to play that.


Just finished Kirby: Star Allies. I don't know if this has already been observed on Dtoid, but did anyone else think that the main antagonist of this game reminded them of a certain other Nintendo villain? (Spoilers in comments)


So it would appear that there's a new SNK Heroines trailer out for Switch. Now, I don't know who literally any of these characters are, and I suck at fighting games...but the trailer's giving me good reasons for wanting to get it. See comments.

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So yesterday we were talking about DC Animated movies a bit, and I realized that I had missed the last couple. I've been fixing that today, but...I blame you all for not warning me against Batman and Harley Quinn. This is on you.


Don't look now, but I may have just clean sweeped Gamemaniac and Limo's 12-Race Mario Kart 8 game. Hearing their commentary about me was pretty interesting. ;)


Today is King's Day in the Netherlands, so here is to my favorite king!


I don't think I've ever heard this music before. It's an electric guitar medley of notable Wind Waker tunes. I dig it!


I just noticed that Pokémon Sun & Moon is up on Netflix. Decided to go through the episode list to see if there's anything interesting. Found two episodes where they meet the Kanto crew, so I watched that for nostalgia. I came away with this:


My IRL friend got me the full Xenoblade 2 DLC pack for my birthday. Gotta a wait a while for the extra story content, but in the mean time I rolled this cool lady with a very peculiar understanding of what books are for.


Changing my opinion from "This game is pretty fun" to "I fucking love this" tends to come down to one really good piece of music. Case in point:


Your SHADE leveled up! HP + 7, Attack + 2, Defense + 4, Sp.Attack + 3, Sp.Defense + 2, Speed + 1! Here’s an early birthday haul.


I mentioned earlier that I was feeling a lot better lately, so let me just share a thing. Anjali Bhimani (known to us as Symmetra) maintains a Youtube channel where she basically just talks positive. Here she is with Crispin Freeman, blowing minds.


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:
- 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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