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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Game Freak gives the Switch a unique salute in Sword and Shield.
You'll encounter Pokemon you can't catch in the Wild Area, but don't fret about missing out on a shiny.
GTS is gone, but vendor trash Pokemon will still clog the digital realm.
Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.
You'll probably come in last at whichever game you're playing, but you'll look good while losing.
Psychological suggestion is a Monster of a motivator.
Pokemon Masters is about to use a Hyper Potion on its problems.
The Blue Bomber did quite well in his latest fight for everlasting peace.
Not just anyone can beckon the Knights of the Round.
What a frightening omission.
I would walk 500 miles to witness a Pokemon soap opera.
Sometimes life doesn't have a plan, Arthur. Sometimes things are just nutty.
We've got castles, we've got dragons.
"I can show you the world with some help from rewind."
Who needs new gameplay footage when you have drama?
In honor of Halloween, a cat's dignity has been set aflame.
Airdorf's Faith series demonstrates how simple sprites can magnify a horror game's creepy atmosphere rather than detract from it.
Wait, these things have faces?
Panic! At the London Pokemon Center.
The end of the world is no excuse for skipping leg day, bro.
There's no such thing as a bad cat, even if that cat comes directly from hell.
The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.
Luigi cleans house in his third ghost-busting adventure.
We talk to veteran comic writer Ian Flynn about his role in bringing Indivisible's characters to life.
You'd be surprised what a Pokemon game can teach you about vegetables.
The National Dex criticism wasn't easy for Game Freak to take, but the team still listened.
Just one question, Noct: What are thooooooose?
Why have one or the other when you can have both?
Forget Ring Fit Adventure, give me the Nintendo Vita.
Still not as big as Wailord's momma.
Personally I just want to launch a Pegasus off Shibuya's 109 building.
Crazy things can happen when your back is turned.
I learned how to catch Pokemon from a drunk old man, and that's good enough for me.
When Luigi's Mansion 3 invites you to sit down, you might want to refuse.
Who's that Pokemon? You'll find out.
The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.
You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.
Ruin Trick-or-Treating for everyone with one easy purchase!
Stop this man before he kills again.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.
You can lie about "the one that got away," but your Game Boy knows the truth.
Let Galarian Ponyta make all your Lisa Frank dreams come true.
Indivisible's personable cast and engaging battle system carry the experience across its rough patches.
Don't forget to buy tokens if you wanna play.
In 1982, Kirby assisted with legal gorilla warfare.
Cliff is evil, but his goatee game is on point.
The latest Pokemon mobile game is falling fast after a strong debut.
Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.
Nadia and Eric go over the reasons why handhelds are perfect for RPGs and name some of their favorites.
A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.
They managed to make it even better. Sorcery!
We talk to industry veteran Tim Schafer about developing games with Microsoft, his favorite games, and the inspirational powers behind cult RPG Skies of Arcadia.
Some people thrive on technicalities the way the rest of us thrive on food.
Grandia is on track to become a little bit grander.
Video games are still learning the art of subtle storytelling, but a game about neon biker gals at war somehow nails it.
Just behave yourself, because this brave new society won't hesitate to jail a hedgehog.
In the Beginning, there was only story and quick time events.
Let's be honest, you knew it wasn't going to be an uplifting ditty.
Fighting around the Mana Tree.
Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.
19 notes is all you need.
Kamehamehey this isn't going to happen.
Looking good Wyvern, you purple weirdo.
The small hitches in Link's Awakening don't spoil an otherwise wonderful Zelda adventure.
Frog Cloud has a tiny sword, and it will be the end of me.
Something is stirring in Hyrule.
The expansion pass broke the game, but let's blame Ignatz and watch him sweat.
Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.
If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.
So long repetitive battle themes, I'll see you in therapy.
At PAX West 2019, we played Simogo's latest colorful adventure.
Shovel Knight goes rogue(like) in his latest adventure.
Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.
All that repressed Mega Man Zero agony just came bubbling to the surface, didn't it?
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
You can learn a lot from a demo.
The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.
Let's have a good clean fight, Mana fans.
We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.
Watch Dr. Robotnik scamper like in the good ol' days!
Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.
Did you miss this morning's Indie World showcase? Let us help you.
"Ammo is behind the next door!"
A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.
Eiji Aonuma is slick, like a thief in the night.
You get to be a Pokemon Master! And you get to be a Pokemon Master!
I may only watch and observe this strange planet. I mayn't interfere with its workings.
If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?
Make stupid threats, reap appropriate consequences.
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