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Yesterday I played Link: The Faces of Evil on CDi, Mario Tennis on Virtual Boy, and some racing game on N-Gage. The sign on the building said "Videogame Museum", but I think "Room 101" would've been more accurate.

 
 
 

This really exemplifies why I enjoy animal documentaries so much. If you're having a tough time, take a moment to realize that we live on a planet which hosts what I can only describe as "a school of whales". That's a privilege in itself.



 
 
 
 

I'm currently reading Hans Rosling's book Factfulness. I don't 'recommend' it so much as I consider it mandatory reading. His worldview needs to become the dominant one in all our lives. But for the life of me I cannot stop reading it in his voice.



 
 
 

Your SHADE leveled up to: 28! HP + 5, ATK + 3, DEF + 1, SP. ATK + 4, SP. DEF + 2, SPD + 0.



 
 
 

I really enjoy watching nature documentaries, and Netflix' Our Planet is no exception. This is also the first David Attenborough docu I've seen that emphasizes humans' influence. I'm sure this isn't news to anybody, but we are fucking things up bad.


 
 
 

Watching the press conference for the first ever black hole image. Go science!

 
 
 

Buddy, we all want things in life. But there are limits.


 
 
 

Yoshi’s Crafted World mechanically does nothing we haven’t seen before, and better. But “ride this object along its pre-set path” is that much more fun when said object is a shooting star made from a toilet paper roll with a star crudely glued on.


 
 
 
 

Uhm, Inti Creates? Are you...are you okay? Is there something we need to talk about?


 
 
 

Just got Yoshi in the mail a day early. I'm expecting a fairly (very) by-the-numbers little platformer with a neat aesthetic. Sometimes that's all you need.

 
 
 

At the Dutch Comic Con today, came across this awesome Groot. Excuse the lighting and the fact that I couldn't come up with a cool pose.


 
 
 

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.


 
 


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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