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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This Nintendo Power Cover Imagines a World Where Fire Emblem Came to the NES

But is it faithful to its respective time period? We ask the experts.

Squadala! The Awful Zelda CD-i Games Have Been Remastered

Nintendo may deny the CD-i Zelda games' existence, but fans never forget.

Controversial Metroidvania Game Shadow Complex Remastered Patched for PlayStation 5 Support

However you feel about it, you can now play Shadow Complex Remastered on the PlayStation 5.

The Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch is Packed With Adorable Easter Eggs

See Mario run. See Mario snooze.

Pokemon Artist Gives Kirby Legs and a Purpose, and Now He Cannot Be Stopped

Look out world, Kirby has some important poyo to take care of.

A New Trails Game is Part of Falcom's Busy 2021 Schedule

Rest assured, The Legend of Heroes will survive the 2020 apocalypse.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Has Played Elden Ring and You Haven't, Suckers

It's good to be the King of Xbox.

This Official Pokemon Sleeping Bag Lets You Crawl Into Metapod's Cold, Dusty Womb

Hide, child. Hide in the close, stony embrace of Metapod's exoskeleton.

Sega Entertainment Sells Most of Its Arcade Business, But the Infamous Sega Branding Will Survive

Turns out plagues are very bad for the fragile arcade business.

Jessie From Final Fantasy 7 Remake May Have Life in Her Yet

The AVALANCHE wildcat has vowed not to slip into the Lifestream until she's jumped Cloud's bones. Well, that's my headcanon.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity's First Chapter Is Available Now in an eShop Demo

Transfer your save when the full game comes out! You can't lose, hero.

Unlike Arby's, Minecraft's Steve No Longer Has the Meat

Inside: More jokes about Steve's reproductive organ in the context of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Luigi is Real in Super Mario Bros. 35

Play as Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 35. (Or wear his skin, whatever.)

Voice Actor Logan Cunningham's Supergiant Reel Is Seriously Impressive

Supergiant Games' Logan Cunningham shows off his pipes.

Backward Compatibility Could Mean Good Things for Final Fantasy 14 on PS5

Just try and slow me down with your incessant ERP! I have the processing power of PS5 on my side!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Demo Drops Today With Bonuses for Eager Pluckers

Peter Piper plucked a peck of pickled Pikmin. Now you can too.

Galarian Slowking Is Pokemon Sword and Shield's Take On Half-Life's Headcrab Zombies

Oh sweet mother of Arceus, someone get a crowbar.

Chip's Challenge Is Free on Steam, and It's Ready to Whip Your Flabby Brain Into Shape

Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Lets You Raise a Rathalos Friend on the Switch

No sweetie, don't hurt the monster. Make nice with it. Niiiice monster.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered is Getting a Slew of Updates and Fixes

Square Enix aims to mend its cracked crystal.

The "Pokemon Master Sex" Hashtag Is Causing Twitter to Explode Like a Sexually Frustrated Electrode

If you forgot Pokemon Masters exists, you sure remember it now.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Might Be Gods & Monsters's Blazing New Name

I admit I'm going to automatically pronounce it as "Fen-ix," though.

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend Brings Three Classic Game Boy JRPGs to Switch

Get ready, heroes, to bust an opium-smuggling ring. Er, I mean, bust a banana-smuggling ring.

Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World is In Development With Series Veterans at the Head

Wonder Boy 4's heroine is getting more time in the spotlight.

Sayonara Wild Hearts is Getting a Retail Release Worldwide, Complete With Neat Stickers

Are you A Howling Moon, A Stereo Lover, or a Dancing Devil?

Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter Passes the 108 Character Threshold

Eiyuden Chronicle is continually shaping into the Suikoden successor we pine for.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Hits 5 Million Copies Sold

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a Midgar-anteed money-maker for Square Enix.

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.

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.

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

A small wait will come with a big payoff.

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.

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

That's one way to royally cheese off Nintendo.

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 Is Out Now, And a Boss Rush Mode Is On the Way

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

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.

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

"Hey kids, wanna see a dead Rathalos?"

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

Need a little patience, yeah yeah.

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

You can stream, but Square Enix will find you.

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...

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Arrives in May With New Story Content

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

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.

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