About Me:

I am an experienced freelance entertainment writer who has written for online publications such as Complex Magazine, Kill Screen Daily and Den of Geek.

Though I primarily focus my writing on video games, I also write about film, television and sports from time to time. Regardless of the subject, my preference is to write about the art and culture of entertainment through long-form feature pieces and opinion columns. My favorite pieces to work on are those that offer the reader something that they couldn’t find anywhere else.

Over time, I’ve realized that many of my favorite games are the ones with a personality all their own. Titles like Earthbound, Undertale, Max Payne, Portal, Vagrant Story, Nocturne, Illusion of Gaia, Fallout 2, Final Fantasy VIII, Resident Evil, Shenmue and Crimson Skies all manage to capture that elusive “it factor” that often guards the line between good games and great ones.

When I’m not writing or gaming, I enjoy reading a variety of fiction novels and attempting to improve my skills as a cook. Progress on the latter is slow but enjoyable.

Sample Articles:

Hardcore Gamer

In The Next Generation of Video Games, Indies are The New Exclusive

The Lack of Minecraft Exemplifies All That is Wrong With the Wii U

The Five Best Horror Games Released Before Resident Evil

Doing More With Less: Gaming’s Best Examples of Minimalism

Kill Screen

The Impossible Has Occurred: Trolls Are a Force for Good

Complex Magazine

Death To the Dealer: 10 of the Most Annoying Cards in Hearthstone

Hardcore Droid

Wasteland Survivor Review: Fortunately Wasteland Survivor Has Stopped Working

Threes! Review: The Sanctity of the Puzzle Game is Secure Once Again


Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Review – A Long, Long Time Ago

What Culture

10 Classic Video Games (That Have Aged Horribly)

10 Epic Video Games You Probably Never Finished

10 Video Games That Take A Genius To Beat

Den of Geek

The Twisted Grindhouse Legacy of Manhunt

Star Wars: How Knights of the Old Republic II Became Gaming’s Great Unfinished Symphony

Ranking the Bosses of Dark Souls and Bloodborne

How South Park Became The Last Survivor Of The Shock TV Era

Contact Information:

Follow Me On Twitter At: @SilverTuna014

E-Mail Me At: matthewbyrd015@gmail.com

A gamer and writer since developing motor skills, I'm just here doing the things I love the most. Click on my name above for a more complete bio, and full contact information. Also don't forget to follow me on Twitter at: @SilverTuna014