Matt Buckley

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:

Don’t get your hopes up for Battlefield 4 single-player

by 1 year ago

Before Battlefield 4 pre-orders unlock everywhere, I have been playing through the game in an effort to provide a comprehensive review. However, it is difficult to properly critique such a …

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A great big Skylanders box — perfect for the Xmas tree

by 1 year ago

Parents everywhere -- rejoice! Here's a great big box that your kid would be overjoyed to unwrap this holiday season. In a press release, Nintendo has announced today that on …

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Episode One imbues Faith in The Wolf Among Us

by 1 year ago

After authoring the consensus Game of the Year with last year’s episodic adventure series The Walking Dead, Telltale Games no longer has the advantage of sneaking their next release under …

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You can always get better — Rocksmith 2014 “Experienced” review

by 1 year ago

I began to teach myself how to play guitar about fifteen years ago, following along with some of my favorite bands and paging through tab books. But once I was …

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Ankle deep – Rain review

by 1 year ago

A boy emerges from sleep in a bright, painted world. He climbs from his bed to gaze out the window when the rain begins. His eyes meet those of the …

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Family bonding time – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons review

by 1 year ago

Late in this generation, it seems that developers are learning how to more effectively leverage the unique properties of the video game medium to elicit emotional responses from players. Things …

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Not the platform you’re looking for – Star Wars Pinball 3DS review

by 1 year ago

With video arcades dwindling thanks to the rise of the home console, pinball is becoming somewhat of a lost art. What used to be a gaming staple is now a …

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Gaming Trend Podcast 09//20//2013–Did you hear about Grand Theft Auto V Yet?

by 1 year ago

This week on the Gaming Trend Podcast it's all GTA all the time!  Join Matt, David, and Atlas as they get together to talk about GTA V, GTA V, and--to …

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Legends in safe hands – Rayman Legends Vita review

by 1 year ago

Rayman Legends is one of the best platforming experiences in years. From its charming presentation to its fluid controls, this game will have you entertained for hours on end and …

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Big things in small packages – The Wonderful 101 review

by 1 year ago

The aesthetic of Viewtiful Joe and the painting mechanic of Okami meet the bombast of God of War. This is likely the simplest way to explain the experience of playing …

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It’s dangerous to go alone – Killzone: Mercenary review

by 1 year ago

It’s an awesome concept: Take the standard dichotomy of the Killzone universe - ISA vs Helghast - and turn it on its head, inserting unbiased mercenaries catering only to the …

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A new star in town – Rayman Legends review

by 1 year ago

Platformers are a dime a dozen. For a new title to stand out in an ocean of them is an arduous task, and the ones that do are quickly thrust …

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