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

More Nintendo Gigaleak Details Reveal Link's Awakening's Links to the Past

A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.

Carrion's Nintendo Switch Icon Is, Sadly, Safe For Work Now

No more Lovecraftian private parts. Lovecraftian private parts are canceled.

Traces of Beta Yoshi's Genetic Material Can Still be Found in Super Mario World

The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)

More Nintendo Gigaleak Details Reveal Link's Awakening's Links to the Past

A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.

Carrion's Nintendo Switch Icon Is, Sadly, Safe For Work Now

No more Lovecraftian private parts. Lovecraftian private parts are canceled.

Traces of Beta Yoshi's Genetic Material Can Still be Found in Super Mario World

The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)

Link's Crafting From Breath of the Wild Makes Conspicuous Appearance in Serious Historical Fiction

John Boyne's A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom just needs a couple of sequels: A Traveller at the Gates of Courage and A Traveller at the Gates of Power.

Suikoden Fans Have Good Reason to be Optimistic About Eiyuden Chronicle

This... this might be it, you guys.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Finds Cool, Creative Ways to Skin You Alive

This friendly-looking bandicoot bites, which is exactly what Crash fans want.

Remember When…The Virtual Boy Introduced Shin Megami Tensei to the West

In 1995, a select few welcomed Jack Frost into the domain of Western mortals.

Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels Is Delayed, but Will Launch With Full English Voice Cast

A small wait will come with a big payoff.

Panzer Paladin Review: A Lovable Retro Hero Rolls to the Rescue

Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.

Cadence of Hyrule Is Getting Three DLC Packs, Including One Dark Journey For Skull Kid

Skull Kid's gearing up to sing the song that ends the world.

Remember When... Dragon Quest 9 Shocked the World?

Robust multiplayer options and a brief affair with action-based gameplay made Dragon Quest 9 the Shockmaster of the Dragon Quest series.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Is Already Being Played on PC Emulators

That's one way to royally cheese off Nintendo.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Review: Know When to Fold 'Em

Mario's latest action-adventure game won't give you paper cuts.

Final Fantasy 9 Artist Celebrates the Game's Most Under-Appreciated Song

"I listen to what I want! You have problem?"

Now You're Building With Power: Lego Teases a Big NES Set

Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Has a Missing Link in Its Castlevania Nostalgia

What a perfect night to pay tribute to Castlevania games that deserve it.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Is Out Now, And a Boss Rush Mode Is On the Way

Darkness falls across the land. Midnight hour is close at hand.

Tetris Primetime Turns Tetris Into a Game Show With Big Cash Prizes

Think you're a Tetris master? You'll soon have your chance to prove it to the world.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Isn't the Thousand Year Door, Nor Does It Want to Be

We share our initial thoughts on the review version of Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers Turns Giant Bug Slaughter Into a Chunky Voxel Romp

Beware the very square mandibles of Earth's eternal foes.

Sega's New Arcade Micro-Console Already Has One Rare Game in Its Lineup

You can't keep a good Death Adder down.

Final Fantasy 9's Artist Explains Why He Wants the Series to Go Back to Its Unique Art Syle

The last minute changes to Garnet, its diverse development team, and other tidbits on Final Fantasy 9's 20th anniversary.

Ys Origin Brings the Series's Start to Switch Later This Year

Switch into some top-down dungeon crawling.

The Updated Fable Trademark Could be the Acorn That Becomes Fable 4

The Fable trademark is resurrected with an "intent to use."

New Jump Rope Challenge Costumes Include a Long Lost Nintendo Mascot

A free-to-play mascot for a free game? It's appropriate!

Paper Mario: The Origami King Will Let Players Explore "Huge Maps" For First Time in the Series

Mario's paper boots were made for walking. And jumping, of course.

One Collector's Quest to Find and Preserve the Rarest Retro Nintendo Artifacts

Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.

Capcom Aims For New Generation With Kid-Friendly Monster Hunter Game

"Hey kids, wanna see a dead Rathalos?"

Starting Screen | Remembering the Joys of Sin-Free Gaming in Summer

There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.

A Persona 4 Golden Modder Is Bringing Light to the World By Letting You Date Yosuke

Soon we'll be able to eat fsteak with Yosuke, but romantically.

Sea of Thieves is Getting Custom Servers to Let Pirates Frolic in Peace

Only a few select mateys will be invited to the alpha, however.

The Outer Worlds's Switch Port Is Getting a Tune-up Patch

More improvements are supposedly on the way.

The Adorable Pokemon Cafe Mix Fills in the Mobile Game Gap Nintendo Is Leaving Behind

Nintendo's mobile legacy is weak, but Pokemon has lots to offer.

Atlus Gauges Interest in Persona 3 and More With an Extensive Survey

Atlus asked fans, "Would'jya like to take a surrrrvey?"

Ys 9: Monstrum Nox Is Finally Coming to the West in 2021

Ys 9 finally ambles westward next year.

Trails of Cold Steel 4 Closes Out the Saga on PS4 This October

Switch and PC editions set for 2021.

The Pokemon Isle of Armor DLC's Lively New Wild Area is Much Better Than Sword and Shield's

Game Freak's DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield levels up the game's open world.

This War of Mine Will Teach History to Polish High School Kids

The Siege of Sarajevo will come to life for students in Poland.

Why Everyone Is So Psyched For a New Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap is just some dumb simulator where you take pictures of Pokemon, right? What's the big deal?

Cris Tales Uses Classic RPGs as Inspirational Markers on Its Wildly Ambitious Course

There's a whole lot of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff going on in Dreams Uncorporated's upcoming adventure.

New, Original Games Were the Real Stars of the PlayStation 5 Reveal

Sure, a new Ratchet & Clank is great, but talk to me about the cat that lives with robots.

New Video for Paper Mario: The Origami King Shows Off Bloodthirsty Household Objects

Nice face you got there, Mario. Sure would be a shame if someone... taped it up.

The Anime Intro for Mr. Driller DrillLand Will Give You J-Pop Poisoning

Fill your drill with hopes and dreams. Just maybe not in public.

A Transformers Tactics Game is Coming

Time to learn what war is all about, you turbo-revvin' young punks.

Indie PC RPG CrossCode Is Bringing Its Beautiful Sprite-Based Graphics to Consoles in July

CrossCode spreads the love like a benevolent computer virus.

The Most Beautiful 2D Sprite Games of All Time

Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Review: You're in the Club

If you're looking for a great collection of traditional games, look no further than Nintendo's Clubhouse.

Hironobu Sakaguchi Looks to the Future as Terra Battle Shuts Down

Final Fantasy's creator returns to his roots as Mistwalker's free-to-play tactical RPG shuts down.

Xenogears 2 Was One More Victim of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's Epochal Failure

Xenogears 2 died for Spirits Within, much like how Chu-Chu died for your sins.

Who Is the Best New Nintendo Character of the Past Decade?

Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?

Fan Turns Star Fox 64 Into a Paper Mario-Style Pop-Up Book

Once upon a time in the faraway system of Lylat...

Starting Screen | Could Super Mario Galaxy 3 Ever Hope to Top the First Two Games?

As we celebrate Super Mario Galaxy 2's 10th anniversary, we reflect on how Nintendo threw everything it had into its amazing sequel.

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope Remember Composing Goldeneye 007, Meeting Miyamoto, and Rare's Golden Age

"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."

Clubhouse Games Is a Good Collection, But a Better Teacher

Let your new plastic family teach you how to play Shoji.

The Wonderful 101 Primer: What You Should Know About PlatinumGames' Latest Port

The Wonderful 101 bombed on the Wii U. Here's why the Remastered version of the game is generating a lot of excitement.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Review: 101 Problems But a Switch Ain't One

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.

Why Paper Mario: The Origami King's Cheeky Metroid Nod Has Everyone Talking

Nintendo is teasing another Metroid game. Actually, no, they aren't. Unless...?

Nintendo Releases Tons of Wallpapers to Brighten Up Your Zoom Calls

The viral Apocalypse just got a little more cheerful.

Animal Crossing Cat Cosplay Items Will Encourage Your Cat to Pee in Your Shoes

Dress up your kitty in Animal Crossing: Mew Horizons apparel and die a warrior's death.

Iron Man VR Has a New Release Date at Last

We are Iron Men this summer.

New Trails of Cold Steel 4 Trailer Brings Together Some Familiar Faces

Class 7 alumni reunite for an important cause.

A Salute to the Absurdly Ugly Video Game Guide Cover Art of the Past

Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.

Even Blathers is Making Fun of the Washington NFL Team's Inability to Sell Tickets Now

The Detroit Lions unveil their upcoming schedule with a little help from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Indivisible's New DLC Takes Your Cliffhanging Skills to the Limit

Walk along the razor's edge with Razmi's Challenges.

Ted Woolsey Remembers Final Fantasy 6, Evading Nintendo's Censorship Rules, and the Early Days of Localization

In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.

This Documentary On Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano is the Most Soothing Video You'll Watch Today

Grab a cup of green tea and watch the master at work.

Adventure, Humor, and Humanity's Utter End: The Enduring Appeal of Mega Man Legends 2

It's not hard to understand why Mega Man Legends 2 still has a small but enthusiastic fanbase.

New Final Fantasy Interview Reveals the First Summoned Monster Square Ever Created

Also, Moogles were originally supposed to be a throwaway race.

Secret of Mana Fan Makes Wicked-Cool Animation of the Climactic Final Battle

Three kids versus the end of the world.

Starting Screen | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Needs to Be as Weird as Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask, now 20 years old, is unforgettable. That's a lesson Breath of the Wild 2 should take.

How I Connected With Other RPG Fans Through Rental Game Save Files

In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.

The 10 Best Co-Op Games For Players on a Budget

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.

Trials of Mana Review: A Sort of Homecoming

A classic 2D RPG classic does even better in the 3D realm.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Slashes Past 3.5 Million Copies Milestone in Three Days

Avalanche has millions of new recruits.

It's Unlikely Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Flick and C.J. Are Strictly Business Partners

Flick and C.J. are roommates ("Oh my God, they were roommates"), but they're also more depending on which canon you subscribe to.

Satoru Iwata Wasn't Hot on the Earthbound Creator's Logo for HAL Labs

People like dogs, but they don't like dog eggs.

Fans Appear to Have Dug Up Code for a Mysterious "Pokemon Pink"

Pokemon Yellow might have had a mate at some point.

Cosplay Central is a Brand New ReedPop Site for Costume Enthusiasts

Costume play is love, costume play is life.

Bravely Default Series Producer Apologizes for Bravely Second

"We feel like there were parts that didn't live up to all fans' expectations."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has a Big Texture Problem

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is visually stunning, but it's hard to ignore its muddy underbelly.

It Looks Like a Clown Threw up Trix Cereal on Levi's Super Mario Shirts and Jackets

It's time to get snobby about children's fashion again.

PokeNecromancer: How An Artist Is Resurrecting "Lost" Pokemon With Amazing Illustrations

A little paint and imagination can lift a cold Pokemon from the cutting room floor and into fans' hearts.

Remember When... The First Memes Eviscerated the PlayStation 3 and its Boomerang Controller

Before Twitter and Discord, YTMND took on the solemn task of mocking the PlayStation 3 and its boomerang controller.

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island is an Amazing Reproduction of Earthbound's Onett

You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.

Uniqlo's Super Mario 35th Anniversary T-Shirt Line-Up is Totally Bland

Mario's Uniqlo birthday suits aren't much fun compared to last year's Pokemon line.

Undertale's Toby Fox Wasn't a Fan of Sans' Tiny Fingers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Still not as weird as half the Sans fanfic on Archive of Our Own.

In Other Waters Feeds My Dream of Meeting Europa's Alien Life

Some alien oceans are easier to explore than others. At least for now.

Sorry, Square Enix Won't Release Final Fantasy 7 Remake Early Digitally

Need a little patience, yeah yeah.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Emanates Powerful Flip Phone Nostalgia

Anything worth saying can be said in three words and an acronym.

Square Enix Is Sniping Restless Fans Who Stream Final Fantasy 7 Remake Before April 10

You can stream, but Square Enix will find you.

Starting Screen | We All Have Bad Opinions About 3D Mario Games, Especially 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.

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