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.@nadiaoxford email@example.com
As we celebrate Super Mario Galaxy 2's 10th anniversary, we reflect on how Nintendo threw everything it had into its amazing sequel.
"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."
Let your new plastic family teach you how to play Shoji.
The Wonderful 101 bombed on the Wii U. Here's why the Remastered version of the game is generating a lot of excitement.
It's wonderful to see these stranded Wii U heroes find a home on the Switch, but The Wonderful 101: Remastered is swarming with imperfections.
Nintendo is teasing another Metroid game. Actually, no, they aren't. Unless...?
The viral Apocalypse just got a little more cheerful.
Dress up your kitty in Animal Crossing: Mew Horizons apparel and die a warrior's death.
Class 7 alumni reunite for an important cause.
Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.
The Detroit Lions unveil their upcoming schedule with a little help from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Walk along the razor's edge with Razmi's Challenges.
In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.
Grab a cup of green tea and watch the master at work.
It's not hard to understand why Mega Man Legends 2 still has a small but enthusiastic fanbase.
Also, Moogles were originally supposed to be a throwaway race.
Three kids versus the end of the world.
Majora's Mask, now 20 years old, is unforgettable. That's a lesson Breath of the Wild 2 should take.
In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.
Looking for something fun to do with a friend on a budget? These 10 games will bring a smile to your faces and relief to your bank accounts.
A classic 2D RPG classic does even better in the 3D realm.
Avalanche has millions of new recruits.
Flick and C.J. are roommates ("Oh my God, they were roommates"), but they're also more depending on which canon you subscribe to.
People like dogs, but they don't like dog eggs.
Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
Pokemon Yellow might have had a mate at some point.
Costume play is love, costume play is life.
"We feel like there were parts that didn't live up to all fans' expectations."
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is visually stunning, but it's hard to ignore its muddy underbelly.
It's time to get snobby about children's fashion again.
A little paint and imagination can lift a cold Pokemon from the cutting room floor and into fans' hearts.
Before Twitter and Discord, YTMND took on the solemn task of mocking the PlayStation 3 and its boomerang controller.
You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.
Mario's Uniqlo birthday suits aren't much fun compared to last year's Pokemon line.
Still not as weird as half the Sans fanfic on Archive of Our Own.
Some alien oceans are easier to explore than others. At least for now.
Need a little patience, yeah yeah.
Anything worth saying can be said in three words and an acronym.
You can stream, but Square Enix will find you.
You're wrong about Super Mario 64, you're wrong about Super Mario 3D World, but most of all, you're wrong about Super Mario Sunshine.
All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey grabbed his elephant gun...
Careless movements in Bravely Default's first proper sequel will earn you a swift death.
The Monado's true power was in our hands the whole time.
Latching on to this lovely little open-world puzzle game is easier than falling off a log.
Please spay and neuter your pets, Archbishop.
All Cloud Strife can be is himself.
That's "Dreams" the game. When night falls, you're allowed to dream about Mario all you want.
They told me they were taking me to Infinite Kitten Island!
Should you really let Tom Nook collect your data, though?
Octopath Traveler is currently half price, too.
Ori's second adventure plays like poetry, but performance issues sometimes drag the experience down into the darkness.
Our sheepy boy tries his very best in the latest episode of Pokemon: Twilight Wings.
Whether or not the change is better is a matter of opinion.
Wall Market is holding on to all kinds of secrets, including a big one that wasn't in the original game.
Persona 5 Royal has stolen my heart all over again—even if not everything about it has aged wonderfully.
Believe it or not, the mountain knows mercy.
Pokemon Stay at home and chill.
Chrono Trigger's detailed endings are an example of how it does everything right.
The Hyrule Historia is slimming down.
The lamentations of a tragic guitar player.
"Buy 'Scorpion's Revenge' or go to hell!"
Hugging realistic Grimmsnarl is ill-advised.
Nice city you got there, Shinra. Sure would be a shame if someone... made a dent in it.
This mobile game is hair-raising as a handheld experience.
Square Enix's hesitation to label Final Fantasy 7 Remake as a multi-parter is understandable, but it's still not right.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
A millionaire game enthusiast is bankrolling this latest preservation effort.
Apples are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and story lore.
Two worlds collide with messy consequences.
A promotional video tape reveals an important bit of Ocarina of Time's history.
Everyone's favorite blue frog bounds away with the big win.
Your only defense against this mad monkey might be some ten-year-old's butterfly.
There's a Mega Man Zero character who's a treasure trove of lore and timeline links. Stay a while and listen.
If video games are a chaotic digital sea, narrative and endings are its lighthouses.
The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings some love to heroes previously restricted to portable screens.
Pokemon Home is furnishing itself with some decent revenue.
Directs aren't just fun; they also have an important history. They're worthy of a little craziness.
Pokemon are, and always shall be, your friends.
Cloud Strife is a big, big boy.
Everything's going to be OK. Right?
Maybe don't use Surprise Trade for a while, all right?
Chocobo Chick is adorable. Carbuncle is frightening. Cactaur is Cactaur.
If Grand Oak gives you some chocolate and it tastes bitter, stop eating it immediately.
Will it star a Kougra whose owner hasn't fed it in 18 years?
"Do you like apples, dog? Well, you do now. Eat it. EAT IT."
Sound is canceled forever. No more sound.
Vagrant Story is a great game, but it shouldn't be excused from hard-hitting questions.
Maybe tomorrow, Adol will want to settle down. Until tomorrow, he'll just keep moving on.
The Dark Flier is like the Pegasus Knight, but, y'know, more goth.
It's Mewtwo's birthday, and the least we can do is remember to be excellent to each other.
Even that gonif Tom Nook has something nice to say. (Kidding. Nook is all right.)
A Link Between Many, Many Worlds
Sadly, western audiences are denied the peaceful resolution X and Zero fought for.
We've seen neither hide nor (long, luxurious) hair of Bayonetta in over two years. She's overdue for an appearance.
Nintendo's hand-drawn Mario art is a real mood-booster, and someone just uploaded a ton of it.
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