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Gameverse | July 5, 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

Is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Dangerously Historically Inaccurate?

May 11, 2020 |

The recent reveal of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has inspired a variety of reactions. Some are excited about its theme and setting, some are thrilled to see more of the Assassin’s Creedy Odyssey-style RPG gameplay, and some others are worried … Read More

Halo, Super Mario World, and The Best Launch Games Ever

May 8, 2020 |

10. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360)

First off, Geometry Wars was, is, and forever will be a great game. We’re in full “come at us” territory if you disagree with that statement.

Yet, the game’s placement on this list … Read More

The Last of Us Part 2: Will Story Spoilers Hurt the Game’s Sales?

April 27, 2020 |

In case you haven’t heard, it seems that significant cutscenes from The Last of Us Part 2 have been leaked online ahead of the game’s June release date. While the source of this leak remains unconfirmed (it’s believed to … Read More

Final Fantasy 7 vs. Resident Evil 3: Which is the Better Remake?

April 21, 2020 |

Maybe it shouldn’t be too surprising that two of the best games of 2020 are remakes, but nearly everything about the quality fo Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Resident Evil 3 is at least a little surprising.

Of course, … Read More

Final Fantasy: The 5 Weirdest Moments From the Franchise

April 20, 2020 |

The long-awaited release of the Final Fantasy 7 remake has not only reminded millions of why they love the game so much but of how downright weird the Final Fantasy series has historically been.

While it’s nearly impossible to … Read More

Valorant: 5 Problems That Could Ruin Riot’s Shooter

April 16, 2020 |

Valorant is quickly becoming the biggest thing in PC gaming. The new shooter from the developers of League of Legends combines elements of Counter-Strike and Overwatch into a compelling and addictive experience. There is every reason to believe that … Read More

Valorant: The Shooter That Fortnite and Call of Duty Fans Aren’t Ready For

April 9, 2020 |

For weeks now, we’ve heard everyone associated with Riot’s Valorant describe it as a blend of Overwatch and Counter-Strike. It appeared to be a game that featured unique characters with special abilities but emphasized gunplay, tactics, and teamwork above … Read More

Are the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Controllers “Boring?”

April 8, 2020 |

With the reveal of the PlayStation 5 DualSense and the previous reveal of the Xbox Series X controller, two major pieces of the next-gen puzzle have found their place in the race for console superiority.

As is always the … Read More

Is Animal Crossing: New Horizons Intentionally Annoying?

March 29, 2020 |

Even if you haven’t been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’re almost certainly aware of it. Nintendo’s first new “proper” Animal Crossing game in 8 years (and the first new console entry into the franchise in 12 years) was … Read More

Doom Eternal Deserves a Better Multiplayer Mode

March 24, 2020 |

Doom Eternal is very, very good. For conversation’s sake, we could even argue that it’s a great game that offers a refreshing twist on the Doom formula that adheres to the spirit of the franchise while mixing up the … Read More