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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New Trials of Mana Footage Shows Cleaner, More Accessible Fights

Let's have a good clean fight, Mana fans.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Has a Nostalgic Throwback Mode

Watch Dr. Robotnik scamper like in the good ol' days!

You Can Park Your Ass On a Bench Again In Pokemon Sword and Shield

Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.

This Collector Has a Metal Gear Game You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

"Ammo is behind the next door!"

The Link's Awakening Remake for Switch Was Teased Three Years Ago and No One Noticed

Eiji Aonuma is slick, like a thief in the night.

Pokemon Masters Already Has 5 Million Pre-Registrations

You get to be a Pokemon Master! And you get to be a Pokemon Master!

Recovered Super Mario Bros. Super Show Animation Cels Bring Us Back to the Franchise's Weirdest, Most Aimless Days

If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?

Man Threatens Square Enix With a "Repeat of Kyoto Animation," Promptly Gets Arrested

Make stupid threats, reap appropriate consequences.

Fan Makes Morpeko Pokemon Plush That Turns from Sweet to Hangry with a Flip

Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.

Five Nights at Freddy's Celebrates 5 Years of Kids Dying in an Off-Brand Chuck E. Cheese

Come for the bad pizza, stay for the...actually, maybe you should leave. Now.

Nintendo Switch's "Improved" Battery Life Subjected to Punishing Test

Does the revised Switch bend or break when it's put to the ultimate challenge?

Here's How to Play Mario Tennis Aces for Free on Nintendo Switch

Enjoy the latest game in the franchise that birthed Waluigi.

Pokemon Go Catches One Billion Downloads

Three years since its debut, Pokemon Go endures like a Metapod that's used "Harden" 100 times.

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Is Drifting Into a Class-Action Lawsuit

Trials and tribulations ahead for Nintendo.

Mega Man X is Back!...On Mobile

No, it's not Mega Man X9 (yet), but at least you get to play as Cinnamon.

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.

Wargroove is Coming to the PlayStation 4 Very Soon

Get your Wargroove on next week, PlayStation 4 owners.

Pokemon Masters Has You Work With Friends To Dominate Poke-Hell Island

"Some of you will form alliances, though we don't recommend it."

New Switch Joy-Con Colors are Coming but Fans Wonder if Nintendo's Fixed the Notorious "Joy-Con Drift"

Joy-Cons are like cars in racing anime: They're snazzy and they're good at drifting.

Fans "Will Be Pleased" With Sonic the Hedgehog's Movie Redesign, Paramount Says

Beware of making promises you cannot keep, movie peddlers.

PS4 Hidden Trophies Have Secretly Been Visible All Along

The real magic was inside you this whole time. And inside your PlayStation 4.

Fans Give Final Fantasy 9's Cutscenes a Sweet 4K Upgrade

Kuja never looked so fabulous.

Nintendo Repurposed its Very '90s Slogan for Seattle's Pride Parade

Fight earwax (and intolerance).

Beloved GBA Game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is Getting a Switch Remake

Get your butt back to the farm before Karen claws your eyes out.

Jumanji: The Next Level Trailer Stuffs a Baffled Danny DeVito into The Rock's Chiseled Body

DeVito couldn't be Pikachu, so he's The Rock instead.

Bloodstained for Switch Has Problems, but it's Not as Bad as You Might Think

It's not bruised and bloody. It's just a bit stained.

Super Mario Maker 2 Gets a Cool Recreation in LittleBigPlanet 3

It's Sony's planet, but Mario's just going to borrow it for a while.

Key to Rumored Switch Pro and Lite Models May Be in New Tegra Chip

Tegra's new chip might help peel back the layers of mystery surrounding the supposed new Switch models.

Here's What Banjo and Kazooie Look Like in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Rare's iconic animal duo weren't originally native fauna on Outset Island, but a mod is changing that.

Pokemon Masters Brings 3-on-3 Trainer Battles to Mobile This Summer

You want to be the very best? Better get in line.

Rare's Logo is Based on a Roll of Golden Toilet Paper

Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after playing a Rare game.

US Super Mario Maker 2 Players May Not Get a Stylus, But There is This Sweet Lunchbox

Do not attempt to use your lunchbox in the place of a stylus, though.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Fans Create Awesome-Looking Original Retro Throwback

Pizza Power! Cowabunga! And other exclamations made popular by '80s pop culture.

Mr. Resetti Will Be on the Job Hunt in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossings' angriest mole won't be tunneling through your front yard anymore.

Nintendo Says it Still Supports the 3DS Despite its E3 2019 No-Show

Love your 3DS, love yourself.

New Persona 5 Royal Trailer is Splashed with Striking Colors, New Story Content, New English Dialogue

This new trailer for Persona 5 Royal wants to steal your heart.

Nintendo Fans Find Link's Awakening Remake Details in the E3 2019 Lanyard

Castaway, you should know the truth: Link's new character model is so very cute.

French Site Claims Miyamoto to Appear at Xbox E3 Press Conference as Microsoft Promotes Nintendo Event

Mario and Master Chief living together, mass hysteria!

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Trades 3D Exploration for 2D Platforming

Playtonic's chameleon and bat are back in action.

Persona 5 Royal on Switch Still Isn't Happening, Atlus Reiterates

Now we know that life won't change.

The Troubled Uncharted Movie Finally Gets a 2020 Release Date

Nathan Drake is one step closer to becoming a movie star.

Pokemon, Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, and More Will Be Playable at E3 2019

If you're going to E3, you can romp with Pokemon, visit a spooky mansion, and dream with a big fish.

Super Mario 64 Hack Mod De-Makes Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom

Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

Super Mario Maker 2's Adorable Themed Stylus Isn't Coming to North America

Super Mario Maker 2's cool stylus for attractive level designers isn't on the menu for North Americans.

Super Mario Maker 2 Channels the Spirit of Miiverse With Its Robust Social Tools

Nintendo hasn't skimped on communication options. Remember to behave yourself.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Coming June 5

A Pokemon Direct heralds the unofficial start of E3's 2019 season.

Japan Gets Adorable Super Mario Maker 2 My Nintendo Prizes, North America Gets to Stare Jealously

Japan understands you can never outgrow stickers and notebooks.

"Surprise" Dragon Quest Announcement Coming in June Reignites Smash Bros. Character Rumor

Dragon Quest is going to have a Smashing time this E3. Probably.

Geodude Evolved into the Mascot of Japan’s Iwate Prefecture

Geodude might get massacred by Grass-types in Pokemon battles, but he's a real swell mascot.

Pokemon Rumble Rush Revealed and Yes, It's Another Mobile Game

Let's get ready to rumble, pika pika.

Capcom Confirms Devil May Cry Switch is a Port of PS4 HD Collection Version, No Price Set

Do a little demon-hunting on the go this Summer.

Captain Toad for the Switch Has a Treasure Trove of Unused Levels Deep Within It

Just think of them as roads not traveled.

New Video Outlines the Crazy Fast History of Super Mario Odyssey Speedruns

Super Mario Odyssey hasn't been around for long, but it's already been the home of some amazing speedruns.

A "Minecraft Go" Might Be in the Cards

"You caught CREEPER! Now let it go. Fast."

Sony's New State of Play This Week Looks at the PS4 MediEvil Remake and Debuts a New Game

"But what about—" No PlayStation 5 news. Sorry.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Release Date Reveals a Longer Wait for Switch Players

Hang in there, Switch owners. It ain't too bad.

Bethesda Is Giving Away A Fake Dreamcast That Can Play Rage 2

Fake or not, this punk Dreamcast is totally ready to tell your mom to eff off.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Is Bizarre and Wrong, but You Must Watch It

You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.

Super Mario Maker 2 Will Have Cat Bowser According to Japanese Ad

Don't think about the size and contents of Cat Bowser's litterbox—Oh, too late.

Igarashi Explains Bloodstained Switch Demo's Poor Performance at PAX

We also get confirmation Bloodstained Switch will launch with a 30 FPS frame rate.

Planet Zoo is a Sim From the Creators of Planet Coaster in the Style of Zoo Tycoon

We're going to the zoo. How about you?

Report: Cheaper Nintendo Switch Coming End of June, Base Switch to Receive Upgrade

The "Nintendo Switch revision" rumor mill just won't stop grinding.

Nintendo Kills Impressive Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Port

Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.

Latest Detective Pikachu Trailer Features a Big Ol' Psyduck Hug

If Psyduck hugs were freely distributed, there'd be no war.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection Line-Up Has One Game We Didn't See Coming

No, it's not Bloodlines. We kind of saw Bloodlines coming (and we're chuffed about it).

Five Nights at Freddy's VR Delayed, Might Have "Extra Surprises"

You've received a stay of execution, pizza boy.

HD Mode 7 Emulation Mod Brings Smooth New Life to Jagged SNES Graphics

Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.

New Details on Zelda: Breath of the Wild Labo VR Support Reveal How it Changes the Game

Fancy a little sightseeing in Hyrule? Just mind the Moblins.

New Final Fantasy 7 Video Reveals Midgar's Design Was Inspired Less by Blade Runner and More by Pizza

Square Enix's latest Inside Final Fantasy video dips into the slums of Midgar and beyond.

Rage 2's Latest Trailer Spotlights Deadliest Enemies of All: Barrels and Buffalo

Also, cliffs. The cliffs are out to kill you stone dead.

YouTube Videos Show Off Rare Beta Footage for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG

Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.

Link is an 80s Anime Lady in This Ancient Magazine Unearthed by Twitter

Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC Release Revealed by ESRB Rating

Rated "M" for "Majima says bad words."

505 Games Says Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Will be Far Better Optimized for the Switch by its Release Date

Bloodstained runs like a one-legged werewolf on the Switch, but hopefully that won't last.

EA Lays Off 350 Employees in Reorganization Effort

More bad news for people who work in games.

Persona 5: The Royal is Coming to PlayStation 4, but Not the Switch (Yet).

There's a new girl here who's eager to tell you why she thinks the Phantom Thieves suck.

PlayStation to Launch Nintendo Direct-Alike, State of Play, on March 25

The first episode will probably be light on Muppets and Robot Chicken skits.

How the Dark Crystal Inspired Final Fantasy 9

Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"

Sekiro's Technical Performance is Disappointing on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

Fans of From Software's games will feel right at home, though not in a good way.

Splatoon 2 Is About to Lose the Title of Japan's Best-Selling Switch Game

Well this news is just Smashing.

Xbox One S All-Digital "Maverick" Console Reportedly Releasing on May 7

Microsoft's rumored console hasn't been announced yet, but it's taking shape regardless.

Konami Anniversary Collections Bring Castlevania, Contra, and Arcade Classics to Consoles and PC

Starting a prayer circle for the inclusion of Castlevania Bloodlines.

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