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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

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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PlayStation 5: Five Possible Launch Games

October 8, 2019 |

Sony recently shocked absolutely nobody by confirming their next console will be called the PlayStation 5 and that it will release late in 2020. Now, though, questions regarding the console turn to some of the more interesting specifics.

With … Read More

Why Destiny 2 is Gaming’s Most Successful Failure

October 1, 2019 |

It’s strange that success and failure are often treated as two opposite things when most people and things you’d consider to be a success probably had to fail at least a few times to “make it.” It’s just the … Read More

Why The Last of Us Part 2 Needs a Multiplayer Mode

September 26, 2019 |

2014’s The Last of Us is best remembered for its incredible single-player campaign. It told the story of a man with little left to live for who must escort a young woman who could very well be humanity’s last … Read More

15 Years Later: What Was the Best Game of 2004?

September 17, 2019 |

With the possible exception of 1998 and 2007, 2004 might just be the best year for video games ever. It was a special time that saw some of the best games ever made released within a few weeks of … Read More

Why Disney Selling Foxnet is Good for Gaming

September 12, 2019 |

There’s a chance you’ve never heard of Foxnet, but believe me when I say that you need to know about them.

Foxnet was a gaming division of Fox that primarily focused on making mobile titles. Three of their biggest … Read More

Is World of Warcraft Classic the Best Game of 2019?

September 9, 2019 |

World of Warcraft is a 15-year old game that has received 15 years worth of updates. While it has outlasted just about all of its MMORPG competition, World of Warcraft‘s retail version is not where the game was 15 … Read More

Hearthstone: 10 Things That Have Killed The Game

August 12, 2019 |

Hearthstone, Blizzard’s entry into the CCG genre, isn’t dead. It still earns a fair amount of money, it’s still played by quite a few people, and it still has some presence on streaming and video platforms.

In the eyes … Read More

10 Most Divisive Games of All-Time

August 12, 2019 |

The most divisive games of all-time typically share one thing: they blend the brilliant and the bad.

If the following games were just bad, they wouldn’t have a legion of defenders. If they were strictly brilliant, they wouldn’t inspire … Read More

15 Best Selling Video Games Ever, Ranked

July 30, 2019 |

The premise of our breakdown of the best selling video games ever is very simple.

We know what the rankings for the best selling games ever looks like. The numbers are set in stone. However, what happens when you stack … Read More