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31 Days: Day 19 - Of Sight and substance


The Twilight Zone, probably the best TV series I’ve ever seen. It intrigues and fascinates me with many different themes and a variety of episodes. Clearly I’m not alone in this because it has been a staple reference in media even after all these years which does bring me to today’s pick:


Splatoon 2: Shifty Station


I can see parts of where the inspiration comes from. The ever changing nature of the station between splatfests keeps it fresh and the atmosphere lends itself to nebulous space, as if you were stuck in the intro to the Twilight Zone. For all the layouts I’ve played in so far I feel that they do make for a unique and somewhat tense experience, since you have to use the layout to your advantage as best you can while also making sure you don’t kill yourself doing it. The song is also well done and a great fit for the stage. The choices in instrument, the mixed animal noises in the background and the general calm of it make for a song that really captures that space feel but with something more. Perhaps it’s the fact that animal/forest ambience does not belong in a song relating to space. It’s like taking a trip in a rocket to land on a planet that looks and feels like earth, but in truth it isn’t and you know that which makes it scary. While I did have higher hopes for the stage I’m glad it’s a thing and do hope Nintendo takes more chances like this in the future.  

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).