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:

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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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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Gaming Trend Podcast 09//12//2013–Tower Jam! (Featuring Maddy Myers)

by , and 1 year ago

This week the Gaming Trend Podcast gets on its feminist hat because it just hates all the men-folk out there.  In order to better oppress men everywhere, Atlas, David, 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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Feels like home – The Walking Dead and 400 Days Vita review

by 1 year ago

One of the most unexpectedly impressive titles in gaming history, Telltale Games’ episodic adventure series The Walking Dead won the acclaim of fans and critics alike in 2012. It earned …

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Bless me bagpipes! – DuckTales: Remastered review

by 1 year ago

Dust off your Junior Woodchucks Guidebook. There’s another retro revival in town, courtesy of WayForward Technologies. The beloved Capcom 1989 NES platformer DuckTales makes a resurgence in the form of …

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Live by the sword, die by the sword – Hands-on with Shadow Warrior

by 1 year ago

If you were playing first-person shooters on your PC back in 1997, you may remember Shadow Warrior from 3D Realms. While it deserves credit for introducing room-over-room maps, ladders, and …

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Gibbing the night away – Rise of the Triad review

by 1 year ago

For PC gamers who reveled in the 90s, the name Apogee will surely evoke wonderful, nostalgic memories from shareware days past. The name is tied to such classics of the era …

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Cash rules everything around me – Hands-on with Killzone: Mercenary

by 1 year ago

When the PlayStation Vita was first revealed, much was made of the inclusion of dual analog sticks. This control scheme was expected to be the missing link between the mobile …

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