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Gameverse | April 6, 2020

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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

Can Dreams Ever Be as Successful as Minecraft?

February 16, 2020 |

It’s sometimes annoying to start every conversation about Dreams with an explanation about what Dreams is. Then again, Dreams is so ambitious and unique that you really have to make sure that everyone is on the same page whenever … Read More

Can E3 Live On as a Video Game Fan Convention?

February 13, 2020 |

This week made it clearer than it ever has been before that E3 is not (and maybe never will be again) the event that it once was.

This week, video game presenter and personality Geoff Keighley announced that he … Read More

Can Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Save EA?

January 31, 2020 |

It’s not an exaggeration to say that EA has been a controversial gaming company for most of the last 20 years.

The early 2000s saw EA transform into a publisher that increasingly relied on the popularity of a few … Read More

Should Nintendo Make a Pokemon MMO?

January 29, 2020 |

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Steam sales charts, you may not have noticed that a game called Temtem is quickly becoming one of 2020’s runaway hits.

What is Temtem? Well, there’s a lot of things you … Read More

Why The Order: 1886 Deserves a Sequel

January 27, 2020 |

There are many who feel that sequels are a blight on the entertainment industry. For every Terminator 2 and Godfather 2, you have a seemingly endless supply of uninspired follow-ups that just look to cash-in on the original installment’s … Read More

Why PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Will Depend on Single-Player Games

January 24, 2020 |

I’ve always supported single-player games, but there was a point in my life when I would actively root against multiplayer titles. There was really no good reason why, but in my mind, at that time, I saw multiplayer games … Read More

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