As I talked about before, Pokkén is the first fighting game in a very long time that I'm genuinely enjoying. Part of that comes from the gameplay: the interesting mechanics of Phase Shifts, the simple combos and the variety of ...
Character customization is an interesting beast, in that it allows many different people to experience many different things with a game. For example, Elsa has stated that she likes to insert herself (and her husband!) into the ...
A white whale of video games. That one game you've always been meaning to play, but never got around to. Your archnemesis, the one that got away. But what if instead of a single game that always slipped through, you had an entir...
Toward the end of last year, Amiibo celebrated their first anniversary. Between problems in the supply chain, retailer exclusives and much debate over what an Amiibo should do, there's no denying that things have been rocky. D...
December is approaching fast, and that means snow, sweets, and something about Jesus. More importantly, December means gifts! Whether you celebrate a blatantly racist holiday on December 5th or you get a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve, g...
Me oh my, what a week to be a fan of Nintendo. What a week indeed. In fact there was so much awesome stuff this week that I couldn't even fit it all in the Recaps! That's why I decided to turn the whole thing into a blog instead. This way ...
Once again I've had a pretty significant hiatus, but here we are back for the tunes. Welcome back to Bbain's Jukebox!
By the time you read this, I'll probably be on my way to go see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. I've been...
Greetings and welcome everyone. Today, for this month's Bloggers Wanted assignment, I wish to share a special game with you. This game is without a shadow of a doubt the most terrifying game ever created. It is a tale of such great horror ...
It may have been months ago since I started this series of contests, but I'm not one to forget a promise. I said that I'd give away Trine 3 when it released, and here we are. HYPE!Trine 3 has happened! Just now!
Man, I can't even tell...
Boy, oh boy, has it been a long time since we've been here. Welcome back to Bbain's Jukebox! I'm making good used of my new-found "free time" with a new music blog for all y'all. I know RadicalYoseph is up for more of these, and I hope othe...
Almost 2 years ago, I wrote a blog that was all about excitement. I was so excited about video games that I just had to write something on how excited I was about video games. Pretty darn excited, as...
Today, we learned that long-time actor Sir Christopher Lee has passed away due to heart failure on June 7th 2015. He was 93. A fine age indeed, but it's a loss nonetheless. I wasn't there during his time in the spotlight, when&nbs...
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 lawyer who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, but I don't feel that I'm blinded by that, at least not very often. I am also currently on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, so if for some voyeuristic reason you want to know more about me, check out my weekly Shadeisms.
I'm 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 Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. Xenoblade Chronicles X also knocked my socks off.
The WiiU is one of my favorite systems of all time, and my favorite games on this system include, but are most certainly not limited to;
New Super Mario Bros. U
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros. WiiU
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Yoshi's Woolly World
Xenoblade Chronicles X
And on the Nintendo front, let's not forget the 3DS I've had since early 2014! Like, say:
Super Smash Bros. 3DS
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Fire Emblem Awakening
Super Mario 3D Land
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Code of Princess
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Virtue's Last Reward
Apart from Nintendo, I'm a huge indie game enthousiast. Give me a game like Trine, VVVVVV, Sequence or Recettear, and you've made me a happy camper for sure. You can keep your shooters to yourself.
Favorite indie game round-up:
Trine (+ Trine 2)
Super Meat Boy
The Binding of Isaac
Dungeons of Dredmor
Thomas Was Alone
Mark of the Ninja
Cthulhu Saves the World
Recettear - An Item Shop's Tale
To The Moon
Orcs Must Die! 2
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Ori and the Blind Forest
and many, many more!
Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this. Wouldn't know what to do without you!