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
The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.
We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.
Did you miss this morning's Indie World showcase? Let us help you.
A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.
I may only watch and observe this strange planet. I mayn't interfere with its workings.
Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.
A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.
Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.
Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.
People aren't shy about airing their opinions on games in development, but are developers listening?
For modder Chris Downing, making his own handheld consoles is even more fun than playing them.
In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.
A Tale of Two Dragon Quests.
Do not forget the ways of the old gods.
Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."
For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.
There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.
Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.
Pokemon fans are riled up about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here's a breakdown of the reasons why.
It looks like Ganondorf is making his Breath of the Wild debut, and that can only spell trouble. We've analyzed the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Evangelion's resurrection comes anime discourse.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody eats your skin.
The latest art trend shows a fascinatingly softer side to the Gerudo king.
Sometimes it just comes down to letting people play as themselves.
Tired: Ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and bombshell announcements. Wired: Pitbulls, pee scandals, and grannies who kill.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.
Is Zelda ready to take up Link's mantle as Hyrule's hero? The signs are there.
The Switch proves systems don't sell on specs. They sell on games.
The show must go on and on.
COMMUNITY POLL | Are you excited for Stadia now that we know a bit more about the platform?
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.
Outer Wilds' uniquely rustic means of space exploration is half-scientific, half-magical, and still capable of killing you cold.
Justin Roiland talks to us about his process for Trover Saves the Universe, and blowing his voice out while playing Lemongrab on Adventure Time.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe drives down a lonely road, and it makes no sense.
The undead are so done as a plot device. But the undead plus magic backpack-babies? Now we're getting somewhere.
The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.
It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.
LumpyTouch's mock-playthrough of an unreleased Garfield horror game is a terrifying, pus-filled labor of love.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake hasn't offered much in the way of gameplay or storytelling yet, but it's sure dished up some drama.
We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.
What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.
Super Mario Bros. 2? Yoshi's Island? Hotel Mario (you know you want it, you monsters)?
After a long hibernation, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaces with a wealth of new information.
Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.
Kent Mudle talks about how he kept his word machine in working order for The Final Season while his world crumbled.
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.
I just wanna fly... in VR.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
Up, up, and away with Nintendo's attempt at virtual reality.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.
When in doubt, help each other out.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
The difference is like night and day. Sunlight and moonlight. Vampires and werewolves.
Let's hear the first ten seconds of that song again. And again.
Tribute Games reminds us there's a lot we can learn from weirdos.
Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.
It's easier to enjoy the fruits of your labors in the second Dragon Quest Builders.
Slowdown, input lag...what sorcery is this?
"GET OVER HERE... and look at this solid frame rate!"
"Who ordered the double pepperoni with a side of BWAAAARG?"
Dance dance revolution.
New Switch SKUs are inevitable, but let's hope they learn from the past.
Google is waving to us from the future but most of us can only stand here like schmucks.
Yoshi's Crafted World will show you 500 ways to use a single Popsicle stick.
Free-to-play mechanics mesh fine with some genres. RPGs aren't one of them.
Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.
When life hands you lemons, throw back a gorilla.
You should've gone Full Weird, Paramount. Should've gone Full Weird.
"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"
A test flight nobody agreed to sign up for.
The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.
The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?
When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a sweet goodbye to the series' long reign on Nintendo 3DS, but what the heck happens now?
Whatever it may offer you, don't hug the plant.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.
Logo reveals are a risky gamble, but they've become necessary.
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.
What I mean is playing as the Frog transformation is a lot of fun. What'd you think I meant?
An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.
Red Dead Redemption 2's Herr Strauss teaches Arthur a lot about himself without really trying.
Where does New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rank alongside Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World?
Nintendo already has a strong 2019 in the works, but that doesn't mean it can't take steps to make it even better.
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.
Let me show you my Pokeymans. And my Dragon Quests, my Octopaths, and my sushi rolls.
Put down whatever you're doing. It's time to celebrate game music.
"We three kings picked up this electric yellow rat on our way here. That cool?"
Old habits die more easily than I thought.
When you're invited to Smash, you can count on being treated right (until someone kicks your teeth in).
A loving tribute to some of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's best tunes, and Smash music in general.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's sense of humor is darker than the space between stars.
STARTING SCREEN | It doesn't take a detective to figure out why the Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster isn't a hit.
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