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I've been absolutely hooked on 13 Sentinels. It's the most jigsaw puzzle of a story ever, but it's really cool trying to piece it all together. But I sound like a raving madman trying to explain the story and my working theories to myself. Current status:


 
 
 

I've been watching Mystery Tournament lately; a tournament where they blind race a random game they've never seen before. It's been a great way to get introduced to some neat obscure indie games. This may be my favorite they showed off. It looks great!



 
 
 

Happy to see that Best Mario Girls are enjoying their stay in the Netherlands. Now let's hope that the new Mario Kart Tour Amsterdam track will also come to Mario Kart 8. Because it's still not enough to get me to download Tour.


 
 
 

Since I'm quarantining, it's given me time to finally finish The Great Ace Attorney, which was on the backburner for a while. Second game is especially great, and the final two cases were amazing. Especially the very final bit. Spoilers in the comments.

 
 
 

Tested positive today, even though today I was going to be teaching. So we're just moving it online, but still. Only a minor headache though, otherwise I feel fine.

 
 
 

Ah, yet another reason to stick to Destructoid Quickposting and never ever making a Twitter account.


 
 
 

Birthday haul! I'm ready to read text, read more text, and command units maybe sometimes.


 
 
 

New screen protector is on! Not strictly perfect, but on a completely white screen (screenshotted the intro to Chicory) you have to actively search for any dust particles, and it's impossible to tell what's out and inside. As good as it's getting!

 
 
 

I just spent a good hour trying to reapply my Switch tempered glass screen protector, since when I first applied it a few months ago a stray fiber got lodged underneath exáctly in the middle. The end result? I'm gonna need to buy a new screen protector..

 
 
 

Today was our first exam for the course I've been teaching. I put a Portal reference in the case (gaming company "Aperture Software" analyzing personal data through their algorithm codenamed "Gladys"); it's just fun that way. At least one student got it!

 
 
 

I didn't even know this had a release date until I just got notified it's out. Give this game a try: levels are pushable blocks that can go inside themselves for infinite recursion. IMO this looks like the next great little puzzle game, after Baba is You.



 
 
 

It's been a while since I've done some origami, so I figured I'd start with something a little easier. But now...the goose is loose. (Designed by Jo Nakashima)


 
 
 

Casper the Friendly Ghost meets Paper Mario. Seems pretty neat! I quite liked Bug Fables, so something similar to scratch that itch seems nice. Áfter playing Thousand Year Door for the millionth time, of course.



 
 
 

Went to see The Batman today: it was good! Lot to like about, but also some weird things. It felt a lot like Batman 1989 in tone, which is exactly what I wanted from it.

 
 
 

Since I finished my final lecture the other day and everything went great, I bought myself a little present. What's in the b(l)ox?


 
 
 

Anybody with experience playing Kirby games co-op; do you know if the game changes at all for more people? More enemies, boss health, etc. I really enjoyed the new Demo and I plan to play this game co-op, but blasting through the game wouldn't be as fun.

 
 
 

Don't ask me how my procrastination today ultimately led me to this; I have no answers. All I know is that I kind of love this. Yo ho ho ho ho!



 
 
 
 

It didn't strike me yesterday, but thinking about it some more, 48 new Mario Kart 8 tracks is actually damn neat. Which tracks are you hoping to see? As for me; the best mountain is already in the game (Mount Wario), so now let's have DK Mountain too.


 
 
 
 

This was my weekend; Triceratops friend! Designed by Meng Weining. It doesn't happen all the time that a difficult figure still goes exactly according to instructions, but with this I managed. Turned out quite nice.


 
 
 

Today I watched (and helped) the GDQ crowd raise over $50,000 in an hour specifically to get a runner to write an apology for calling Bulbasaur a bad Pokémon. A worthy cause if ever there was one.


 
 
 

It's been a while since I made something neat. Kangaroo friend(s)! Designed by Gen Hagiwara. Some of the folds could've been a tad cleaner, and some details aren't exactly as intended, but overall very happy with how this turned out.


 
 
 

I never thought I'd be using my time in legal research to look at legal status and the economic importance of .gifs on the digital market, but here we are. Have a fox.


 
 
 


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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