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

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...

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.

Competitive Musical Chairs Brings Out the Beast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players

All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey grabbed his elephant gun...

The Bravely Default 2 Demo Wants to Drink Your Blood and Eat Your Bones

Careless movements in Bravely Default's first proper sequel will earn you a swift death.

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Arrives in May With New Story Content

The Monado's true power was in our hands the whole time.

A Monster's Expedition Through Human Exhibitions is a Gentle Tour of Humanity's Foibles Through a Monster's Eyes

Latching on to this lovely little open-world puzzle game is easier than falling off a log.

Nintendo Orders Fan-Made Mario Out of Dreams

That's "Dreams" the game. When night falls, you're allowed to dream about Mario all you want.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has an Island That Spawns Infinite Tarantulas Because God Is Dead

They told me they were taking me to Infinite Kitten Island!

You Can Now Use the NookLink App to Streamline Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Experience

Should you really let Tom Nook collect your data, though?

Octopath Traveler Celebrates Two Million Sales Mark With Bravely Default Crossover Art

Octopath Traveler is currently half price, too.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review: A Flawed Beauty

Ori's second adventure plays like poetry, but performance issues sometimes drag the experience down into the darkness.

Wooloo's Imitation of Charizard Gives Us Life

Our sheepy boy tries his very best in the latest episode of Pokemon: Twilight Wings.

This is How Persona 5 Royal Changes the Original's Infamous Gay Panic Scene

Whether or not the change is better is a matter of opinion.

There's Something Fishy About Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Sleazy Wall Market

Wall Market is holding on to all kinds of secrets, including a big one that wasn't in the original game.

Persona 5 Royal's Cries for Justice Resonate More Than Ever

Persona 5 Royal has stolen my heart all over again—even if not everything about it has aged wonderfully.

A Tribute to Chrono Trigger's Weird, Funny, and Depressing Endings on Its 25th Anniversary

Chrono Trigger's detailed endings are an example of how it does everything right.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Midgar is So Detailed Because Its Developers Want You To Feel Bad About Blowing It Up

Nice city you got there, Shinra. Sure would be a shame if someone... made a dent in it.

Square Enix Should Be Clearer About Final Fantasy 7 Remake Being a Multi-Parter

Square Enix's hesitation to label Final Fantasy 7 Remake as a multi-parter is understandable, but it's still not right.

There's Now Strong Evidence Suggesting Where Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 Will End

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Ziggurat Interactive is a New Publisher That's Set on Preserving Classic Games

A millionaire game enthusiast is bankrolling this latest preservation effort.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Demo Has a Hidden Easter Egg That Links to Crisis Core

Apples are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and story lore.

Newly-Revealed Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Shows Off Big Last-Minute Changes

A promotional video tape reveals an important bit of Ocarina of Time's history.

The Supple-Tongued Greninja is the Most Popular Pokemon in the World

Everyone's favorite blue frog bounds away with the big win.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's New Mythical Pokemon Will Eviscerate You...If a Caterpie Doesn't Kill It First

Your only defense against this mad monkey might be some ten-year-old's butterfly.

The Most Interesting Mega Man Character is a Reploid Who Fell in Love with a Human

There's a Mega Man Zero character who's a treasure trove of lore and timeline links. Stay a while and listen.

Starting Screen | Video Games Held No Meaning for Me Until Developers Gave Us Endings

If video games are a chaotic digital sea, narrative and endings are its lighthouses.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Review: A Big Legacy for Small Heroes

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings some love to heroes previously restricted to portable screens.

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.

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