Ashley Bardhan

Ashley Bardhan is a critic from New York who covers gaming, culture, and other things people like.

She previously wrote Inverse’s award-winning Inverse Daily newsletter. Then, as a Kotaku staff writer and Destructoid columnist, she covered horror and women in video games. She’s been a contributor to sites like IGN, Vulture, Eurogamer, and The Daily Beast, and she writes the experimental video game blog Plant or Beast.

Gaming

Mario’s Weirdest Adventure Is Finally Playable on Nintendo Switch

Forget the Mushroom Kingdom, this plumber is heading to Easter Island.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Nintendo Just Quietly Added A Breezy, Life-Giving RPG

Cute and chill.

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Hand in Hand is One of the Most Underrated Puzzle Games

It feels romantic.

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Vampire Survivors Gets A Lively Collab With One Of Arcade Gaming’s Most Beloved Series

Random power-ups and snarling villains.

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The Nintendo Switch Just Got a Jolt of Turtle Power

This 2017 game perfectly captures the tone of the beloved sci-fi franchise.

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How a Video Game Helped Me Overcome My Fear of a Beloved ‘90s Comedy

This popular indie is finally available on Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo’s Most Underrated Racing Game Finally Gets Its Fair Shot

Is the era of Mario Kart domination over?

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Dr. Mario Remains As Addictive as Ever on Nintendo Switch Online

The repetition only fuels my Neolithic desire to perfect the game’s hardcore matching requirements

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One Of Steam’s Shiniest Hidden Gems Just Landed on Nintendo Switch

This sci-fi shooter feels deceptively simple — until it’s not.

ByAshley Bardhan
Gaming

The Chosen One of Star Wars Video Games Has Finally Returned

20 years (and a couple of forgettable reboots) later, it’s finally time to gear up for battle again.

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The Original Arcade Shooter Makes a Raucous Return

Sometimes, all you want to do is shoot bad guys with increasingly absurd sci-fi weapons.

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Tomb Raider Remastered Is The Perfect Nintendo Switch Game — For Better or Worse

Despite its flaws, I couldn’t help but enjoy my time with Lara Croft.

ByAshley Bardhan
The Inverse Awards

The Best Video Game Death Scenes of 2023, Ranked

Death comes for us all — especially in video games.

ByAshley Bardhan
Feature

Cozy Video Games Have Nowhere to Go But Up

It’s time the genre stepped up to its science-backed potential.

ByAshley Bardhan
News

This Familiar Gaming Controversy Should Finally Teach Us Something New

PC Gamer’s recent mistake only highlights an ongoing issue.

ByAshley Bardhan
Inverse Daily

Let your dog go vegan — it could help their health and the planet

Plus: The body fuels the brain.

ByAshley Bardhan
Horizons

Axiom-1 to head back to Earth after its historic 10-day mission

Plus: Protected land for all.

ByAshley Bardhan
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This 186-year-old artifact is crumbling at the bottom of the ocean

Plus: Learn to evolve.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Keep your eyes peeled for meteor dust, courtesy of Halley's comet

Plus: Avoid Covid-19, please.

ByAshley Bardhan
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Scientists just created a type of ice found nowhere else on Earth

Plus: Another wet dress.

ByAshley Bardhan