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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

Best Video Game Years of the Decade, Ranked

November 24, 2019 |

What a long, strange gaming decade it’s been.

It’s up to future generations to decide what will ultimately define the 2010s, but what we can tell you now is that it was a decade that consisted of some truly … Read More

The Game Awards 2019: The 10 Biggest Snubs

November 20, 2019 |

The Game Awards 2019 nominees have been revealed and, to be honest, they’re not bad. Granted, it’s been a bit of a slow year, but it feels like most of the major games of 2019 are represented in some … Read More

10 Most Surprising Games of the 2010s

November 8, 2019 |

There’s something about surprising games. While you see some great games coming from a mile away, there are others that nobody could have anticipated. More often than not, it’s those games that you remember most.

That’s almost certainly going … Read More

Why The PlayStation 2 Will Never Be Outsold

October 31, 2019 |

You may have recently heard that the PlayStation 4 recently outsold the Nintendo Wii and the original PlayStation. The final figures aren’t quite in yet, but it’s pretty clear at this point that the PS4 will comfortably rest as … Read More

Overwatch 2: Too Soon For a Sequel?

October 28, 2019 |

Overwatch 2 hasn’t been confirmed, but recent leaks suggest that it’s basically about as confirmed as Diablo 4. That is to say that we’re just waiting for Blizzard to say the words.

It’s in this awkward in-between period between … Read More

Should Diablo 4 Be More Like Dark Souls?

October 22, 2019 |

There are no guarantees in life, but it’s really starting to feel inevitable that Blizzard will announce Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Aside from the avalanche of rumors that hint at the game’s pending reveal, there’s also the fact … Read More

Does Fortnite Need a “Classic” Mode?

October 14, 2019 |

Fortnite is more than a video game. It’s a cultural phenomenon that elevated the battle royale genre and captured the attention of older and younger gamers alike. It was even featured in the highest-grossing film of all-time, Avengers: Endgame.

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PlayStation 5: Five Possible Launch Games

October 8, 2019 |

Sony recently shocked absolutely nobody by confirming their next console will be called the PlayStation 5 and that it will release late in 2020. Now, though, questions regarding the console turn to some of the more interesting specifics.

With … Read More

Why Destiny 2 is Gaming’s Most Successful Failure

October 1, 2019 |

It’s strange that success and failure are often treated as two opposite things when most people and things you’d consider to be a success probably had to fail at least a few times to “make it.” It’s just the … Read More

Why The Last of Us Part 2 Needs a Multiplayer Mode

September 26, 2019 |

2014’s The Last of Us is best remembered for its incredible single-player campaign. It told the story of a man with little left to live for who must escort a young woman who could very well be humanity’s last … Read More