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#Blessedmas Here's three amazing ladies being better at rhythm games than I am at literally anything, having the time of their life doing it, and finishing with the same song played on three different games. I can barely tell whats going on half the time!

 
 
 

Yesterday my University's legal journal contacted me to give my "expert" opinion on the market power of Big Tech companies and the competition/privacy concerns this brings. So apparently I'm an expert now. If that ain't #Cursed, I don't know what is.

 
 

What's interesting to me about conspiracy theories; they always assume an enemy who's smart enough to set up a massive coordinated scheme that works exactly as planned...yet stupid enough to leave evidence in broad daylight for random Twitterers to find.


 
 

Okay America, let me be clear: next time, there are no cookies for meeting minimum standards. For now though...fuck it, have a cookie.


 
 
 

4 years ago we were driving my dad to the hospital. He asked "So who do you think is going to win over there?" I told him I was very concerned. When he woke up the next day the first thing he asked was who won. "You don't want to know." Please, not again.

 
 

Meanwhile in The Netherlands; no context needed.


 
 

I just found out that there's a Steam sale for Devil May Cry, ending today. I've never played any of the series, but I lóve Bayonetta and Rising. It's 60 bucks for the whole series (including DmC...): Should I?


 
 

So Hyrule Warriors. 's good. Somehow it does take some getting used to, but I do like that they somehow managed to get new mechanics into a game that's mostly about button mashing. I hope we'll get bonus characters beyond the obvious though.

 
 

My first deathless run of Hades, thanks in no small part to this frankly a little disgusting build. I call it "Press X to win".


 
 

This is a very small channel that I nonetheless highly recommend you check out. A therapist and a filmmaker discussing serious and important themes in popular movies. Like Aragorn as a model of positive masculinity, or this sympathetic look at Inside Out.

 
 

My anti-malware just sent me a notification I haven't seen before: "Port scan blocked". I'm actually not entirely sure what that means, but as long as whatever it was got blocked, it should be fine...right?

 
 

Play D&D as a Monk who has three attacks per turn. Have a +4 to hit on a 13 AC creature. Roll 7 misses in a row including two natural 1's. Feels bad man.

 
 

I think I'm going to hand in my Gamer Card(TM). I only learned just now, through Lokhe's post, that Baldur's Gate is, and always has been, based directly on Dungeons & Dragons. I am ashamed, and I ask no forgiveness.

 
 

Zagreus with the solid life advice. Hard to live by though.


 
 

And another clear immediately after! Only used 2 Death Defiance this time, both on the final boss. Much cleaner run. Bow with spread shot, beam Cast, and I got a ton of mileage out of that Poseidon summon.


 
 

Got my first clear of Hades on run 20! Spear with three-way pokes (heh) and huge crit, 200+ HP, all of the Death Defiances, even REFRESHED one of them, and finally beat the last boss with 20 health to spare. Basically tanked it, but I'm still proud.


 
 
 

I got myself a new external harddrive for movies, anime, and such, because my old one sounds like it's on its last legs. Turns out that transferring 1.5TB worth of stuff takes a while.

 
 

Minecraft isn't for me, but I suppose it is for a lot of people. I'm happy for them, and no Smash character has ever been un-fun to play, so I bet this'll work out swimmingly!

 
 

I just started watching Critical Role (100+ episodes of 3 - 4 hours each, what could go wrong?), and goddamn Matt Mercer is incredible. The carnival that starts at 2:08:08? Chills.

 
 
 

I love 3D Mario, but it's odd to be reminded like this that Nintendo never perfected Mario's movement in 3D until Odyssey (or 3D World I guess). Getting Mario to walk in a straight line, or to STOP him going in a straight line, is surprisingly tough.

 
 

Beat Meg on my first attempt, in the second run (the one after the intro). I dunno if that's good, but I'm happy with myself. Ranged seems like the way to go in this game.

 
 

"Oh boy, I just got Mario 3D All-Stars in the mail! I'm ready for some nice nostalgic escapism and leaving all of the worries of 2020 behind m-


 
 

Does it still count as an anime opening if it's a movie? And it plays in the middle?

 
 

I have a hard time deciding what is responsible behavior in these times. In my area cases are on the rise (but fairly limited), and things like contact sports are allowed. But it feels hypocritical to not shake hands, yet go fencing later that day.


 
 

So a new Hyrule Warriors has been announced, and I have one very important question: How are the butts? I look forward to finding out, once again.


 
 

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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