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Secret Santa with your favorite Destructoid ho-ho-hoes!


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, gifts is what this time of year is all about.

Now tell me this: what better gift is there than the gift of video games? Gold? Frankincense? A coupon for a free Mike Martin handjob? Surely these don't measure up to a game or two, or even some gaming swag.

That's why we on Destructoid like to hold our very own Secret Seacrest Santa, and you can sign up now.
Click this link, add the necessary information and you're good to go!
You can also drop by on the Forums (we have them) if you have questions.

Just so you guys don't cock the whole thing up, here's how it works:
We (and by we I mean mostly Darren) collect the names of everyone who wants in; click that link above to have your name added. Then we shuffle them around in our patented e-hat. Once you lot have all been good and randomized, we draw your virtual names to see who you'll be giving gifts this year.

The gift you send your lucky recipient can be anything you'd like them to have. There's a spending limit set up for $30, but you should be able to find plenty for that kind of money. You can always go by the wishlist that'll be sent to you or by their Steam wishlist, but you can also be devious and send them Revelations 2012 or something similarly dickish. They might hate you for it though, so is it worth the risk?
Yes. Yes it is.

- Us heroes, we have so much to do

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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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