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Gameverse | December 10, 2019

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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 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

Biggest Video Game Disappointments of 2019

November 25, 2019 |

In a video game year that wasn’t exactly the best of the decade, there was no shortage of disappointments to shake your head at.

That might sound incredibly negative, but the truth is that you’ve got to take the … Read More

Best Video Game Years of the Decade, Ranked

November 24, 2019 |

What a long, strange gaming decade it’s been.

It’s up to future generations to decide what will ultimately define the 2010s, but what we can tell you now is that it was a decade that consisted of some truly … Read More

The Game Awards 2019: The 10 Biggest Snubs

November 20, 2019 |

The Game Awards 2019 nominees have been revealed and, to be honest, they’re not bad. Granted, it’s been a bit of a slow year, but it feels like most of the major games of 2019 are represented in some … Read More

10 Most Surprising Games of the 2010s

November 8, 2019 |

There’s something about surprising games. While you see some great games coming from a mile away, there are others that nobody could have anticipated. More often than not, it’s those games that you remember most.

That’s almost certainly going … Read More

Why The PlayStation 2 Will Never Be Outsold

October 31, 2019 |

You may have recently heard that the PlayStation 4 recently outsold the Nintendo Wii and the original PlayStation. The final figures aren’t quite in yet, but it’s pretty clear at this point that the PS4 will comfortably rest as … Read More

Overwatch 2: Too Soon For a Sequel?

October 28, 2019 |

Overwatch 2 hasn’t been confirmed, but recent leaks suggest that it’s basically about as confirmed as Diablo 4. That is to say that we’re just waiting for Blizzard to say the words.

It’s in this awkward in-between period between … Read More

Should Diablo 4 Be More Like Dark Souls?

October 22, 2019 |

There are no guarantees in life, but it’s really starting to feel inevitable that Blizzard will announce Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Aside from the avalanche of rumors that hint at the game’s pending reveal, there’s also the fact … Read More

Does Fortnite Need a “Classic” Mode?

October 14, 2019 |

Fortnite is more than a video game. It’s a cultural phenomenon that elevated the battle royale genre and captured the attention of older and younger gamers alike. It was even featured in the highest-grossing film of all-time, Avengers: Endgame.

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