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Gameverse | April 16, 2021

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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

Pokemon: The 10 Best Spin-Offs Ever

May 29, 2019 |

With the surprising reveal of three new Pokemon Games (Pokemon Sleep, Pokemon Masters, and Detective Pikachu for Switch), it’s a good time to remind everyone that the history of Pokemon spin-offs has been surprisingly solid over the years.

Actually, … Read More

Death Stranding, Shenmue 3, and 5 More Potential Video Game Busts

May 17, 2019 |

As Anthem reminded us all, no game is too big to survive being a bust. In fact, the only way a game can be a proper bust if it’s it big enough to be anticipated in the first place.

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Rage 2 and Days Gone Show Open World Games Need to Change

May 15, 2019 |

Recently, Days Gone and Rage 2 were released to less-than-spectacular reviews. While these games failures and successes aren’t exactly the same, there are a few things that bind both titles. Both showcase a post-apocalyptic world, both suffer from some … Read More

F-Zero: Why We’ll Never Get a Sequel

May 9, 2019 |

Whenever we approach a Nintendo E3 conference (or an E3 Nintendo Direct), people tend to start looking at their wishlist of games they hope Nintendo announces during what is typically their biggest presentation of the year. This year is … Read More

PlayStation 5: Why Price Matters More Than Power

May 2, 2019 |

The PlayStation 5 is coming. Granted, we don’t know when it will be released, we don’t know what games it will feature, we don’t know its exact specs, and we don’t even know if it will be called the … Read More

Every PlayStation Console and Handheld, Ranked

April 26, 2019 |

The PS4’s run is nearing its end. While it still has time to define its legacy, the real question may be where it ranks among every other PlayStation device.

Maybe it’s a little early to answer that question, but we’re … Read More

Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference: 5 Likely Announcements

April 24, 2019 |

Square Enix is not only coming to E3 2019, but they’re taking the primetime spot that Sony once occupied. That bold move has led some to believe that this year’s presentation will be more exciting than the studio’s recent conferences. … Read More

Most Underrated Games of 2019 (So Far…)

April 23, 2019 |

It never fails. Every year, there’s at least a few underrated games that somehow manage to sneak under the radars of even the people who would probably enjoy them most.

Rather than try to keep up with every single release … Read More

Sekiro’s Easy Mode Should Look Like Ninja Gaiden Black’s

April 11, 2019 |

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the recently released Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and little of it has little to do with the overall quality of the game itself (Spoilers: It’s pretty great).

No, much of the … Read More

Dragon Age 4: 5 Things We Know (and 5 Big Rumors)

April 10, 2019 |

New information about BioWare’s Dragon Age 4 has hype at a fever pitch. The game that many of us feared might never be released is now one of the most talked about titles in gaming.

The strange thing is … Read More