Matthew Szlapka

Author's details

Date registered: 11/09/2010

Latest posts

  1. An Open Letter to Nintendo – A Time for Innovation — 04/03/2014
  2. 7 Other Square Games that should be ‘Returning’ — 02/13/2014
  3. 7 Titles That Could be Improved by Putting a ‘Z’ In Their Name — 02/06/2014
  4. Matthew’s Most Anticipated Games of 2014. — 01/21/2014
  5. Matthew’s Top Ten Games of 2013 — 12/23/2013

Most commented posts

  1. Skyrim, It’s Actually Pretty Boring….NOT! – A Friendly Rebuttal — 4 comments
  2. The 7 Best Racing Games for Non-Racing Fans — 2 comments
  3. The (Abridged) History of Indie Gaming — 1 comment
  4. The Art of Game Shoppin’ (Part 2 of 3: A Child’s Involvement…or, ‘how Mikey Stopped Worrying and Made up His Mind.’) — 1 comment
  5. Medal of Honor's Multiplayer: It's a Game '101' — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Apr 03 2014

An Open Letter to Nintendo – A Time for Innovation

For the first time in my history with video games, I think I can honestly say I am disappointed in Nintendo. While the company has always been known for making fun and enjoyable titles that cater to their fans, their recent games are barely reaching the minimum requirements for innovation. As an example, Donkey Kong’s …

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Feb 13 2014

7 Other Square Games that should be ‘Returning’

  If Lightning gets the chance to return to bore me once again with Final Fantasy XIII, then I would demand a whole new slew of Square games to come back for a remake or a sequel. I say this not only because I think it’s a good time for new and engaging RPGs to …

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Feb 06 2014

7 Titles That Could be Improved by Putting a ‘Z’ In Their Name

He knew. He always does.

Whenever I think of using a Z in the title of any video game, I can only think of two things: Powering up over the course of several episodes and zombies. Because I can’t personally see a martial artist alien monkey-man get turned undead, I think it’s better to separate these two and not let …

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Jan 21 2014

Matthew’s Most Anticipated Games of 2014.

Another year of gaming is upon us, and it’s time for this guy to return and tell you all about it. While I will always have a soft spot for the console market deep down in my soul, I realize its time has come. Personal computing has taken over the gaming world, both in game …

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Dec 23 2013

Matthew’s Top Ten Games of 2013

[Ed’s Note: Well it’s Game of the Year time here at HalfBeard’s HUD and we’ve decided to be at least semi-professional about it this time. To help give some context to our final choices though, we’re starting off with the personal top ten lists for each writer on the site who was part of our …

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Oct 28 2013

The 7 Worst-Looking Games on a Terrible Publishing Website

Zhu-Zhu Babies

We of HalfBeard’s HUD like to get to the point of the matter, and that point tends to be rather humorous. When we found Gamemill Publishing’s website during our usual meeting and brainstorm session, we were simply in awe of just how awful the games sounded and how cranked out and packaged the site made …

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Oct 23 2013

7 Concepts Pokemon Should Never Do Again

It’s still evolving…

Sep 30 2013

Sandbox Mayhem In the Big City – 7 Potential Activities for GTA’s Future

I barely got a glimpse of the dude in the original Godfather game. I want a full reenactment.

The Grand Theft Auto series from start-to-finish has upped the ante more and more over the years with what you can do. The biggest contender is San Andreas with sports, dating, fast-food employment and the occasional bit of skydiving. Grand Theft Auto IV turned down the quantity for the quality; dates were more inclined to …

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Aug 28 2013

6 Reasons Why We Dislike MOBAs.

This new genre, originally designed from the hero system of Warcraft 3’s Custom Map community and the limited amount of customization you could attribute to its growth has exploded into a full-fledged genre. Personally, I think it’s gonna burn up for overextending its reach. I usually can’t stand the notion of PVP, but the MOBA …

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Jul 26 2013

The 7 Best “Groundhog Day” Games

While Groundhog Day really only spoke of the horrors and social implications of being stuck in a time loop, more fun and interesting methodologies have taken place within the same storytelling concept. It is a matter of changing history through time, but it is also the matter by which the inevitability of the events that …

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