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Gameverse | November 25, 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

Why Mafia: Definitive Edition is the Most Underrated Game of 2020

September 30, 2020 |

In many ways, Illusion Softworks’s Mafia was a victim of its time.

Released in 2002 just two months before the debut of the beloved Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, it was, perhaps, inevitable that the two games would be compared. … Read More

Halo Multiplayer Modes Ranked From Worst to Best

September 28, 2020 |

While the delay of Halo Infinite upset many franchise fans looking to dive into the series latest installment before 2021, the recent addition of Halo 3 ODST to Game Pass gives us a reason to dive a little deeper … Read More

Silent Hill Games Ranked: Which is the Scariest?

September 22, 2020 |

Truth be told, the Silent Hill series has never been able to compete with Resident Evil‘s sales figures. In fact, the franchise’s sales struggles are fairly well documented. Yet, in the minds of the many who have played a … Read More

10 Best Video Game Remakes Ever

September 18, 2020 |

We’ve talked about it before, but video game remakes are awesome.

In a medium where technology and art go hand-in-hand, remakes help us fully-enjoy older titles even after their technological shortcomings have made it impossible to enjoy them as … Read More

Can PlayStation 5’s Exclusives Cover Up Sony’s Shortcomings?

September 14, 2020 |

It’s impossible to overstate how successful the PlayStation brand had been. The original PlayStation debuted at a time when Sega and Nintendo seemingly controlled the video game industry. Over the years, though, the PlayStation became so popular among such … Read More

Why Xbox Series S is the Console 2020 Needs Most

September 8, 2020 |

There’s not much to the Xbox Series S. It looks somewhat odd, it’s not a next-gen gaming powerhouse by any means, and one of the biggest selling points of the Xbox brand (nearly complete backward compatibility support) will be … Read More

What is the Worst Madden NFL Game of All Time?

August 31, 2020 |

While the sales figures will tell the tale, Madden NFL 21‘s initial reception suggests that it is a tremendous disappointment. Some fans are already calling it the worst Madden ever.

While I respect that enthusiasm, “Worst Madden Ever” is … Read More

5 Reasons Why Destiny Has Been Gaming’s Greatest “What If?”

August 30, 2020 |

Recently, Bungie announced that they intend to “Sunset” a significant amount of Destiny 2’s content. That essentially means that a lot of Destiny‘s content is about to be removed from the game or otherwise repurposed.

It’s a somber moment … Read More

Everything Wrong With Fortnite in 2020

August 21, 2020 |

Fortnite is still easily one of the most popular games in the world. However, as we all learned from the Breakfast Club, popular doesn’t mean perfect.

Make no mistake that Fortnite is suffering from quite a few problems at … Read More

Control’s Shared Universe Can Help Save Single-Player Games

August 18, 2020 |

A few months ago, a teaser for Control‘s upcoming AWE expansion strongly hinted that the DLC would feature the protagonist from developer Remedy Entertainment’s cult classic Alan Wake franchise. As such, few people were surprised when the recent reveal trailer … Read More