PROFILE:

Matt has a love for video games that has existed since he could comfortably grasp a joystick and play Combat on the family Atari 2600. While fond memories of SNES and shareware PC games still dance in his head, he is dedicated to enjoying as much of modern gaming as possible on all platforms. Matt has served as a game critic for several publications since 2009. When not playing games and writing reviews, Matt is an Ethernet network engineer for an international bandwidth provider. He is a musician through schooling, as well as a recording engineer, and he remains active composing and recording music. Matt also is a Crossfitter and an avid fan of MMA and hockey (go Flyers!).

Posts by Matt Buckley:

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 is all Smoke & Mirrors

by 6 months ago

The revelation at the conclusion of episode one has Bigby Wolf reeling. Smoke & Mirrors opens with the player-controlled protagonist sitting in an interrogation room, filled with contempt for his …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 01/29/2014 — Nintendoom?

by , and 7 months ago

Nintendo wrapped up their yearly investor conference, and let loose some interesting tidbits. Atlas sighs heavily as David and Matt discuss what this could mean for the beleaguered developer of …

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Broken Age is familiar in all the right ways

by 7 months ago

Long-time fans of adventure games know the name Tim Schafer and hold his work in high esteem. For years, they’ve been pining for him to provide another of his creative, …

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Valdis Story hurts so good

by 7 months ago

Bringing classic gameplay back to life is a double-edged sword. The “Metroidvania” platformer enjoyed its heyday some 15-20 years ago when Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ruled …

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All That Remains of The Walking Dead is a familiar dread

by 8 months ago

Telltale’s The Walking Dead surprised everyone in 2012 with a story that was as engaging as it was harrowing. The episodic adventure series consistently put the player in uneasy situations, …

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Rock your guitar chops — Bandfuse: Rock Legends

by 8 months ago

Put away your plastic toy guitars. After Rocksmith showed us that it could be done two years ago, rhythm games with real instruments are all the rage. The newest on …

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The Bridge will make your head spin

by 9 months ago

If you’ve played the popular side-scrolling indie puzzler Braid, you might find The Bridge to be a tad too familiar. The art is of a hand-crafted style. The scale of …

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Tearaway is a papercraft marvel

by 9 months ago

It’s official: Media Molecule is much more than just “the LittleBigPlanet studio.” Tearaway is host to a wonderful world of paper. Everything here -- from the sky and the clouds …

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The classic is back — The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

by 9 months ago

It’s amazing what cutting the fat and returning to basics can do for gameplay. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS is Nintendo revisiting a golden …

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Up your game with KontrolFreek

by 10 months ago

When it comes to precision, serious console FPS gamers will take any advantage they can get to add just a touch to their K/D ratio. KontrolFreek knows this all too …

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Scratch that itch with new Star Wars Pinball tables

by 10 months ago

We here at Gaming Trend really like Star Wars Pinball (as long as it’s not the 3DS version). If you’ve also been enjoying doing your part in deciding the Balance …

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Battlefield 4 raises the bar for multiplayer warfare

by 10 months ago

The Battlefield franchise has a history of setting the standard for squad-based multiplayer gameplay. With Battlefield 4, DICE has done it again, skillfully capturing what made its previous release such …

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