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About Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd covers the gaming industry including indies, consoles, PCs, iOS and Android apps, as well as topics related to entertainment and technology.

Posts By Matthew Byrd

Why Did Call of Duty Dominate Video Game Sales This Decade?

January 17, 2020 |

Figures compiled by the NDP Group have seemingly revealed the top-selling video games of the decade. In many ways, the list (which accounts for revenue as well as total sales) is not that surprising. Grand Theft Auto 5 and … Read More

Why Xbox Killing Console Exclusives Is a Good Thing

January 13, 2020 |

Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty caused quite a stir recently when he revealed that the Xbox Series X will not feature any Microsoft exclusives for years to come.

What does that mean? Well, it means that for … Read More

Was the PS4 the Undisputed Console War Winner?

January 8, 2020 |

Despite the assurances of fanboys everywhere, there is rarely a “winner” of the console wars. Usually, we determine the winner by overall sales (at least if you’re trying to use a somewhat neutral metric), but even that system has … Read More

The 10 Best Co-Op Games of 2019

January 3, 2020 |

Looking for a game to play with others that doesn’t force you to compete with your friends? You’re looking for one of the best co-op games of 2019.

It’s been a great year for co-op titles, which is somewhat … Read More

10 Most Underrated Games of 2019

December 30, 2019 |

Considering that 2019 wasn’t exactly the most bountiful year in video game history, you’d think that every great game that came out would attract the appropriate level of attention. Yet again, though, we’re left with a series of titles … Read More

Why You Should Lower Your Expectations for PS5 and Xbox Series X

December 23, 2019 |

With all due respect to the excellent Nintendo Switch, the next generation of gaming truly begins with the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2020.

While Nintendo’s latest console has proven to be a goldmine for … Read More

5 Star Wars Video Game Stories That Are Better Than the Movies

December 19, 2019 |

Early reactions to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are…troubling,  so we thought that you might need a chaser to help remind you just why it is that you love Star Wars so much in the first place.

If … Read More

Why Resident Evil 3 is the Most Underrated Resident Evil Game

December 11, 2019 |

Considering that Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 remake was rapidly becoming the worst kept secret in the video game industry, it was nice of Capcom to just come out and say that they are indeed developing the game and that … Read More

Why the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett Ruined 2019

December 9, 2019 |

We’ve said it before, but 2019 was not a great year for gaming.

We’d stop short of saying it was an awful year, but it was a weird one. Some of the biggest (or at least the best) games … Read More

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch: Which Console Won 2019?

November 27, 2019 |

2019 may not have quite been the worst gaming year of the decade, but it’s certainly in the conversation. While no year is devoid of notable games, this year was marred by delays and the growing shadow of the … Read More