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

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.

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.

The Unique Trauma I Shared With Red Dead Redemption 2

Sometimes life doesn't have a plan, Arthur. Sometimes things are just nutty.

Concept Art for the Final Fantasy 14 Team's Next-Gen Game Emerges

We've got castles, we've got dragons.

Digital Eclipse Has Made It Much Easier to Hate-Love the 16-bit Aladdin and Lion King Games

"I can show you the world with some help from rewind."

This 7-Minute Final Fantasy 7 Remake Commercial Will Warm Your Cynical Heart

Who needs new gameplay footage when you have drama?

The Only Pokemon Halloween Costume that Matters is This Chonky Cat as Meowth

In honor of Halloween, a cat's dignity has been set aflame.

Simple Sprites, Potent Frights: How Sprite-based Horror Games Can Produce Genuinely Big Scares

Airdorf's Faith series demonstrates how simple sprites can magnify a horror game's creepy atmosphere rather than detract from it.

Scalpers are Charging Over $250 USD for a Hoodie from the London Pokemon Center

Panic! At the London Pokemon Center.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Producer Explains Why Squats Are Not Going Away

The end of the world is no excuse for skipping leg day, bro.

Polterkitty From Luigi's Mansion 3 Wants to Claw My Face off and I Love Her

There's no such thing as a bad cat, even if that cat comes directly from hell.

Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Review: Only the Poltergust Sucks

Luigi cleans house in his third ghost-busting adventure.

Meet the Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Writer Who Helped Write Indivisible

We talk to veteran comic writer Ian Flynn about his role in bringing Indivisible's characters to life.

Sirfetch'd Loves Britain's Big Leeks: 7 Cool Facts We Learned From Today's Pokemon Sword and Shield Interviews

You'd be surprised what a Pokemon game can teach you about vegetables.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Creators on National Dex Backlash: "You Have to Take Criticism"

The National Dex criticism wasn't easy for Game Freak to take, but the team still listened.

Noctis Reminds Us That Final Fantasy Versus 13 Was a Thing With New Dissidia Costume

Just one question, Noct: What are thooooooose?

Ring Fit Adventure's Successful Debut Shows Everybody Likes Fitness Games and Hot Dragons

Why have one or the other when you can have both?

This Ghastly Gastly is Already 2019's Pokemon Pumpkin of the Year

We get it, Gastly. You vape.

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

Yes, Tokyo Mirage Sessions Still Uses the Western Localization, and You Can Get a Refund if You're Feeling Aggrieved

Personally I just want to launch a Pegasus off Shibuya's 109 building.

Luigi's Mansion 3 References One of the Best Horror Films of All Time

Crazy things can happen when your back is turned.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditches the Trainer School, Much to Everyone's Relief

I learned how to catch Pokemon from a drunk old man, and that's good enough for me.

I Love to Hate Luigi Mansion 3's Toilet Rats

When Luigi's Mansion 3 invites you to sit down, you might want to refuse.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Review: Christ, Who's Gonna Die First?

The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's File Size is Pleasantly Rotund, Like a Wooloo

You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.

This Year's Scariest Halloween Costume? Movie Sonic

Ruin Trick-or-Treating for everyone with one easy purchase!

Professor E. Gadd from Luigi's Mansion is Nintendo's Most Dangerous Character

Stop this man before he kills again.

Sobble's Popularity Surprised Game Freak, Plus More Interesting Facts About Pokemon Sword and Shield's Starters

Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.

You Can Catch Fish With the Game Boy's Weirdest Accessory

You can lie about "the one that got away," but your Game Boy knows the truth.

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