Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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Latest Articles

Pokemon Home Makes Good Bank in its First Week of Life

Pokemon Home is furnishing itself with some decent revenue.

Nintendo Direct Hype Has Gotten Out of Control—And I Love It

Directs aren't just fun; they also have an important history. They're worthy of a little craziness.

Pokemon Home Makes Good Bank in its First Week of Life

Pokemon Home is furnishing itself with some decent revenue.

Nintendo Direct Hype Has Gotten Out of Control—And I Love It

Directs aren't just fun; they also have an important history. They're worthy of a little craziness.

The New Pokemon: Twilight Wings Short Shows Us a Side of Pokemon We Don't Get to See Often

Pokemon are, and always shall be, your friends.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's File Size Seemingly Clocks in at a Cozy 100 Gigs

Cloud Strife is a big, big boy.

A Hacked Pokemon is Wreaking Havoc in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Which Means It's Technically a Digimon

Maybe don't use Surprise Trade for a while, all right?

New Screens of Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Summons Emerge, And Oh God Carbuncle No

Chocobo Chick is adorable. Carbuncle is frightening. Cactaur is Cactaur.

Pokemon Home's Professor Grand Oak is a Chaotic Grandpa, and the Memes Are Writing Themselves

If Grand Oak gives you some chocolate and it tastes bitter, stop eating it immediately.

A Neopets Cartoon Is Coming, but Who the Heck Is It For?

Will it star a Kougra whose owner hasn't fed it in 18 years?

Tired: Speedrunning to Ganon in Breath of the Wild. Wired: Speed-Feeding All of Its Dogs

"Do you like apples, dog? Well, you do now. Eat it. EAT IT."

There's an ASMR Video Featuring the Pokemon Grimer, Because Arceus Is Dead

Sound is canceled forever. No more sound.

Vagrant Story Is Getting Bring Arts Figures for Its 20th Anniversary, but Will Ashley Riot Still Forego Pants?

Vagrant Story is a great game, but it shouldn't be excused from hard-hitting questions.

Falcom is Already Planning the Next Ys Game, Whatever It Might Be

Maybe tomorrow, Adol will want to settle down. Until tomorrow, he'll just keep moving on.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Basement Kids DLC Brings Back Some Classic Classes

The Dark Flier is like the Pegasus Knight, but, y'know, more goth.

We've Forgotten the Simple but Strong Lesson Mewtwo Tried to Teach Us 20 Years Ago

It's Mewtwo's birthday, and the least we can do is remember to be excellent to each other.

Animal Crossing's Characters Have Valentine's Day Hugs and Kisses For You

Even that gonif Tom Nook has something nice to say. (Kidding. Nook is all right.)

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Leaves Out One Potentially Wonderful Extra

Sadly, western audiences are denied the peaceful resolution X and Zero fought for.

With a Nintendo Direct Possibly Around the Corner, It's Time We Heard More About Bayonetta 3

We've seen neither hide nor (long, luxurious) hair of Bayonetta in over two years. She's overdue for an appearance.

This Massive Super Mario Art Archive is a Reminder 2D Mario Needs its Graphics Refreshed

Nintendo's hand-drawn Mario art is a real mood-booster, and someone just uploaded a ton of it.

Starting Screen | I Moderated a Gaming BBS in 1995, and It Was a Beautiful, Life-Changing Mess

When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.

You're Not a Real Final Fantasy 7 Fan Until You Spend $2500 on These Watches

Now you can count exactly how many seconds the Knights of the Round summon sucks away from your life.

Fire Emblem is Nintendo's Hero in the Mobile Market While Mario Scrabbles for Scraps

Given Mario's enormous star power, why isn't he more lucrative in the mobile space?

In the '80s, "Parental Controls" Were a Master Lock Chastity Belt on the NES

Totally unbreakable. Totally insurmountable. Totally Master Lock.

Sleep With Atari (In Its New Line of Hotels)

The fun is back, oh yes-sir-ee, it's a chain of hotels from A-tar-i!

How Cooly Skunk, a "Lost" Super Famicom Game, Was Rescued Against All Odds

There weren't any car chases, but it's still a harrowing tale.

New Super Nintendo World Details Show How It Will Fit in at Universal Orlando

Super Nintendo World is about to get Epic [Universe].

Over 10 Million Farmers Have Buried Their Hoes in Stardew Valley

Turns out there's massive appeal in petting cows without having to muck out stables.

Rowlett is the Best Pokemon Starter, as Decided by a Real Owl

Whooo's the best starter Pokemon ever?

Masahiro Sakurai Made Fools of Us All With One Subtle Gesture Before the Byleth Reveal

Sakurai has a twisted sense of humor, and he's not afraid to use it.

Official Charmander ASMR Video is Guaranteed to Get Your Scalp Tingling

I'm as happy as a Charmander snoozing by a campfire.

Long-Lost N64 Accessory Prototype Comes With Accusations of Theft by Sega

A resurfaced prototype for an N64 controller screen looks pretty familiar.

Dragon Quest: Your Story Is Coming to Netflix—Along With All Its Controversies

Dragon Quest fans are happy this movie's coming West, sort of.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Review: Put This Song on Repeat

An overlooked Wii U RPG gets deserved top billing on Switch.

Super Nintendo World Will Let You Treat the Theme Park Like a Real-Life Video Game

Just make sure any pipes you jump down don't lead to the park's septic tanks.

Starting Screen | Why is Nintendo Hesitant to Remember Super Mario Bros. 2?

Super Mario Bros. 2 is a major part of Nintendo's history, but it seems scared to dish out relevant nostalgia.

Nintendo's Old Kyoto HQ is Being Made into a Hotel, so Make Your Pilgrimage Now

See the Nintendo plaque, $5. Touch the Nintendo plaque, $10.

Tetris 99's Biggest Fan Is The Father of Tetris Himself, Alexey Pajitnov

Tetris' creator is excited to see his game flourish as a competitive experience.

Pokemon Friend or Phantom: What Horror is Galarian Slowking Hiding?

Why does Galarian Slowking hide its face? We might find the answer in literature, music, or both.

Pokemon Home is Coming in February to Help You Build Up Your Galarian PokeDex

Pokemon comes home later this winter.

Final Fantasy 15 Will Live on Through a New MMORPG

Noctis is dead. Noctis lives.

An Upcoming Sims 4 Update Lets You Build Tiny Houses For Your Sims to Snuggle In

Our tiny house in the middle of our tiny street.

A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open and Other Tournaments Brings Life to Nintendo Switch Online

Let some online competition vroom-vroom your winter blues away.

Pokemon XD's Overlooked Orre Region is Based on a Sun-Scorched Hellhole: Arizona

Orre should not exist. It is a monument to man's arrogance.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore Plays Like a Song, and I Can't Help but Sing Along

Tokyo Mirage Sessions' unique battle system is a real bop.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Scenario Writer is Sad on Twitter Over Recent Leaks

Kazushige Nojima isn't mad that you peeked, he's just disappointed.

Help, I'm Being Crushed To Death by 2020's Promising Slate of RPGs

2020 is loaded with RPGs, and it already hurts so good.

Nadia Oxford's Top 10 Games of 2019: Dragons, Dragons, Rock the Dragons

Whoops, I accidentally RPG again.

Final Fantasy 14 is Unapologetically Horny, and I Support It

"Ever hear the one about the Lalafell who had a 12-inch pianist?"

Male and Female Pokemon Used to Look Very Different Based on These Leaked Sprites

Gen 4's gender differences once went way beyond heart-shaped Pikachu tails.

Keiji Inafune's Latest Mobile Game Will Shut Down After Less than a Year of Life

The former Mega Man producer's latest game, Dragon & Colonies, is going to dragon heaven.

Dragon Quest's Creator Wishes He Could Tell His Past Self About Dragon Quest 11's Success

Dragon Quest 11's sales numbers aren't draggin'.

The Best Game Music of 2019

Game music had the nerve to be great this year. Let's listen.

Pokemon Go's Upcoming Buddy Adventure Feature Guarantees You'll Have Friends for the New Year

It's you and me. I know it's our destiny...to walk to the store.

Bravely Default 2's Composer, Revo, is Creating the Soundtrack Using "All His Courage"

We're all going to need "all our courage" if Airy shows her tiny, insufferable face again.

Axe of the Blood God Throws Down Over 2019's Best RPGs

Our list is the definitive list. Worship it. All attempts to deviate will be halted using fire.

Pokemon is Getting a New Series of Animated Shorts Set in the Galar Region

The hopes and dreams of Galar region's trainers are coming soon to a small screen near you.

No, Bravely Default 2 Isn't the First Bravely Default Sequel: An Explainer

Three games later, we finally earn a "2."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Game Awards Trailer Will Apparently Fill Us in on This Cloud Guy

We know who he is. Cloud's not the type of guy to commit identity fraud, right?

Now the Voice Actor of Batman and Sonic the Hedgehog is Teasing Something for the Game Awards

A new Sonic game? A new Arkham game? A crossover?

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.

The Most Baffling Survivors of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Cull

Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?

Catching Up With Kawazu: The Legendary RPG Developer Talks SaGa and Why We Shouldn't Call Everything an RPG

SaGa series Director Akitoshi Kawazu and Producer Masanori Ichikawa talk to us about the series' revival in the West, Final Fantasy Legend, and the industry's tendency to call everything an "RPG."

Minecraft Black Friday Deals - Games, Toys, Playsets, and More

You can't build a Minecraft deal this good.

Pokemon Black Friday 2019 Deals - Games, Toys, Card Games, and More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals.

Legend of Zelda 2019 Black Friday Deals - Toys, Games, Books, Accessories, and More

It's dangerous to pay full price! Read these Zelda deals and equip yourself with great savings.

Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.

Fortnite Black Friday Deals - Games, Toys, Accessories, and More

Start dancing and bring in the llamas, because we have some awesome Fortnite deals for you.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is Already In Production

The second part of Cloud Stife's crazy shenanigans will hopefully arrive sooner than later.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Chocobos are Clearly Capable of Murder

Ride, my pretties! Final Fantasy 7 Remake draws ever closer!

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Worst Pokemon Are a Reference to Actual Prehistoric Mistakes

When Gideon Mantell accidentally mixed up early Iguanodon fossils, at least no living creatures suffered.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Buries Some Deep, Sometimes Dark Lore in its Trading Cards

Hold up y'all, I think that Ghost-type kid is a zombie.

Galarian Meowth: Oh My God, What the Hell

The U.K. is free of rabies, but Galar seemingly isn't.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Endgame Has a Heartfelt Sidestory

Catchin' the love alongside the Legendaries.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Has Proof Pokemon Are Our Friends, Not Just Servants

Are you worthy of being a Pokemon's friend? Probably not, but at least Sword and Shield lets you try.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Online Deep Dive: What it's Like to Battle, Trade, and Explore the Vibrant Wild Area

The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.

You Should Look Closely at the Switch in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s First Room

Game Freak gives the Switch a unique salute in Sword and Shield.

Pokemon's Level Limits Won't Stop You From Collecting Shiny Pokemon

You'll encounter Pokemon you can't catch in the Wild Area, but don't fret about missing out on a shiny.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Axes the Global Trade System, but Fear Not, There's a Replacement

GTS is gone, but vendor trash Pokemon will still clog the digital realm.

Pokemon Sword and Shield is Lovely and Warm, but Not a Next-Gen Pokemon Game

Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.

Make a Statement At Your Next LAN with This NES-Inspired Mouse

You'll probably come in last at whichever game you're playing, but you'll look good while losing.

Monster Energy's Stock Prices Jumped the Day Death Stranding Came Out

Psychological suggestion is a Monster of a motivator.

Pokemon Masters Roadmap Aims to Make the Game Actually Fun to Play

Pokemon Masters is about to use a Hyper Potion on its problems.

Mega Man 11 is One of the Most Successful Games in Series History

The Blue Bomber did quite well in his latest fight for everlasting peace.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Makes Big Changes to Summoning

Not just anyone can beckon the Knights of the Round.

Team Rocket's Leaders Have Arrived in Pokemon Go, And It's Gonna Get Messy

I would walk 500 miles to witness a Pokemon soap opera.

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