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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

PlayStation Classic Should be the Last “Classic” Console

December 31, 2018 | | One Comment

The rise of classic consoles in recent years has hardly been a surprise.

After all, we’re only just starting to appreciate the power that nostalgia has in the entertainment industry, especially in gaming. People crave a door to the … Read More

Why Fortnite, Dead Cells, and Path of Exile Mattered Most in 2018

December 31, 2018 |

You can fight change, but you’re not going to have much luck stopping it completely.

In gaming, it’s easy to point towards things like microtransactions, early access titles, and games as service titles as harbingers of an age of … Read More

Why We Need More 10 Hour Games

December 27, 2018 | | 3 Comments

If you work in this industry, one of the worst jobs you could have been assigned this year was to have to review Red Dead Redemption 2.

RDR 2 was a great game (maybe the year’s best, maybe one … Read More

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch: Which Console Won 2018?

December 18, 2018 |

It’s funny, but it’s hard to remember a time when every major console on the market was quite as desirable as modern consoles are now. Not since the peak of the PS2, Xbox, GameCube era have we seen every … Read More

The Most Disappointing Games of 2018

December 13, 2018 |

For the most part, 2018 was a good year for games. We got to play some truly exceptional titles that we’ll either remember for years to come or may even be playing into 2019.

However, there were others games. … Read More

The Most Underrated Games of 2018

December 3, 2018 |

As 2018 draws to a close, now is a good time to start looking at the best games of the year. After all, the holidays are one of the few times a year that many of us have the chance … Read More

Why Red Dead Redemption 2 Will be a Better Multiplayer Game

November 27, 2018 |

In case you haven’t heard, Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online beta is releasing this week. While Rockstar is saying that this will be a beta in the true sense of the term (which means that it is going to … Read More

PlayStation 5, Xbox 2, Switch: How They Can Win the Console War

November 20, 2018 |

All reports indicate that we’re going to get our first look at the net generation of video game consoles in 2019. Once that happens, a lot of gamers are going to have to decide which console to invest in.

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Fallout 76: Can It Be Saved?

November 16, 2018 |

Fallout 76 is a lot like Destiny when it was first released. People are playing it, but even the people who play it feel the need to justify doing so.

The long and short of it is that Fallout … Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2: Does it Need to be “Fixed?”

October 31, 2018 |

Red Dead Redemption 2 is critically-acclaimed and incredibly successful, but that doesn’t mean it’s universally beloved.

Try not to be shocked, but Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t a perfect game that every single person in the world loves. Some … Read More