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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Google's Stadia is a Cool Idea...for the Year 2050

Google is waving to us from the future but most of us can only stand here like schmucks.

Yoshi's Crafted World Has the Cleverest Graphics I've Seen in a Game

Yoshi's Crafted World will show you 500 ways to use a single Popsicle stick.

News of Octopath Traveler Mobile Reminds Me Why I'll Never Get Used to Free-to-Play RPGs

Free-to-play mechanics mesh fine with some genres. RPGs aren't one of them.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #5: Suikoden 2

Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.

Ape Out Is the Short, Comically Violent Game I Need in My Life Right Now

When life hands you lemons, throw back a gorilla.

Movie Sonic Falls Between "Creepy" and "Boring," Which Isn't a Great Place to Be

You should've gone Full Weird, Paramount. Should've gone Full Weird.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Initial Thoughts: Random Encounters Should Have Stayed Dead

"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"

Destroying Video Games—Even the Bad Ones—Isn't Funny. Here's Why

The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.

Why Didn't The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch Remake Follow in the Footsteps of A Link Between Worlds?

The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?

Knock Knock it's Knuckles: How Sega Turned the World's Weirdest Mammal into Sonic's Coolest Friend

When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Makes Me Concerned About What Comes Next for the Series

Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a sweet goodbye to the series' long reign on Nintendo 3DS, but what the heck happens now?

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

What the Metroid Prime 4 Remake Says About the Now Popular "Logo Reveal"

Logo reveals are a risky gamble, but they've become necessary.

Nobody Likes Bowser Jr.

Mario + Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey knows Bowser's son is not loved, and its story uses that to its strength.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Lets You Experience True Bliss with the Aid of a Long, Prehensile Tongue

What I mean is playing as the Frog transformation is a lot of fun. What'd you think I meant?

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

How Red Dead Redemption 2 Successfully Uses an Antisemitic Trope to Deconstruct Arthur Morgan

Red Dead Redemption 2's Herr Strauss teaches Arthur a lot about himself without really trying.

A Fresh Look at New Super Mario Bros. U on Switch: Does it Measure Up to the Classics?

Where does New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rank alongside Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World?

What We Want From Nintendo in 2019

Nintendo already has a strong 2019 in the works, but that doesn't mean it can't take steps to make it even better.

Sorry Pokemon Fans, Your Gold-Plated Cards from Burger King Aren't Worth Squat

Burger King's Pokemon cards from 1999 look kind of nice and they're fun to remember, but they're barely worth the cost of a milkshake.

Nadia's Top 10 Games of 2018: Diablo Dungeons & Dragons

Let me show you my Pokeymans. And my Dragon Quests, my Octopaths, and my sushi rolls.

The Best Video Game Music of 2018

Put down whatever you're doing. It's time to celebrate game music.

5 Instances of Video Game Characters Crashing Nativity Scenes

"We three kings picked up this electric yellow rat on our way here. That cool?"

Below Is Good, but It's Literally Way Too Dark

You won't get far if you play on the couch.

Nintendo Treats Its Third-Party Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guests like Royalty, and It's Great

When you're invited to Smash, you can count on being treated right (until someone kicks your teeth in).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Loves Video Game Music Just as Much as We Do

A loving tribute to some of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's best tunes, and Smash music in general.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Some Truly Twisted References to Metal Gear Solid and Other Classic Games

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's sense of humor is darker than the space between stars.

Starting Screen | The Horrifying Live-Action Movie Sonic Should Have Taken a Few Lessons From Detective Pikachu

STARTING SCREEN | It doesn't take a detective to figure out why the Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster isn't a hit.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #9: Persona 4

Persona 5 came close, but you can't change our hearts on this one.

Pokemon Let's Go's Post-Game Gives Ample Reasons to Keep Playing

Move over Lt Surge, you're not the only Pokemon war veteran who's still spoiling for a fight.

If The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comes to Switch, It Needs to Rethink a Key Feature

Skyward Sword, baby, we all want to see you succeed on the Switch. You just need to re-invent yourself.

GameStop's Black Friday Deals Include Great Prices on Nintendo Switch Games, God of War, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Black Friday at GameStop is kind of a big deal. Or many big deals, if you will.

The Complex Legacy of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on its 20th Anniversary

Even after two decades, the importance of Link's first foray into Hyrule's third dimension can't be overstated.

Green Man Gaming Black Friday Deals - Up to 75% XCOM 2, Civilization VI, ARK: Survival Evolved, and More

Green Man Gaming's sale prices will leave your wallet bursting with plenty of leftover green bills.

Legend of Zelda 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.

Fortnite Black Friday Deals Galore - Toys, Games, Accessories, and More

Start dancing and bring in the llamas, because we have some awesome Fortnite deals for you.

Pokemon Black Friday Deals Extravaganza - Toys, Games, Cards and Lots More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals before they use Teleport.

Fallout Black Friday Deals Extravaganza - Toys, Board Games, Games, and More

Don't venture out into Fallout's wasteland until you've had a look at these Black Friday deals.

The Craziest and Cutest Pokemon Rides in Pokemon Let's Go

"Out of my way! I'm a Pokemon jockey!"

Pokémon Let's Go and the Detective Pikachu Trailer Both Nail Something Crucial

We all want to live in a Pokemon world, and Game Freak knows it.

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