Trone Dowd

Trone Dowd is a video games writer at Inverse.

Trone is a journalist from Queens, NY. He’s spent a decade reporting on everything from New York City local and national politics to crime, race, and policing. He was a staff writer for several outlets including Vice News and the Queens Tribune. He’s also contributed to the New York Daily News, The City, Gothamist, and Crain’s.

In 2023, Trone began covering the games industry. When he’s not reporting or writing, there’s a good chance he’s listening to a podcast or watching a video essay about seminal pop culture moments, hip-hop, gaming, or pro wrestling.

Review

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Is a Beautiful Tale of Grief That Swept Me Away

Inverse score: 8/10

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Helldivers 2 Players Somehow Squashed Two Billion Bugs In Less Than A Day

All in a (half) day's work.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Why Alan Wake 2's Creators Are Breaking an Unspoken Video Game Rule

The award-winning Finnish developer is doing a series of streams looking behind the scenes of Alan Wake 2’s production.

ByTrone Dowd
Game Theory

New Invincible Project Could Be The Superman Game We Never Got

Skybound could beat DC Comics and WB Games to the punch.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

A PlayStation 5 Pro Is Sony's Riskiest Hardware Bet Yet

Who is this for exactly?

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Emulators On iPhone Are Already Off To A Rocky Start

A Game Boy Advance emulator was added (and then removed) from the App Store in a single weekend.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Fallout 4 Is Finally Getting an Overdue Update — But There's a Catch

The update will delay an ambitious fan-made expansion for the game in the process.

ByTrone Dowd
Inverse Recommends

Xbox Game Pass Just Added Lara Croft’s Definitive Adventure

A thrilling conclusion.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Palworld Will Finally Let Players Duke It Out In New ‘Arena’ Mode

The new mode may be the shot in the arm that "Pokémon-with-guns" needs.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Yes – Prince Of Persia Should Be Gaming’s Batman

A second Prince Of Persia game in six months is on the way and players should be all the way here for it.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Battlefield 2024 Season 7 Marks the End of an Era — So What's Next?

Motive Studio joins Criterion, DICE, and Ripple Effect.

ByTrone Dowd
The Force

Star Wars: Outlaws May Finally Explain What Happened to a Mysterious Movie Character

A 2020 Marvel comic clues us in on how she’ll factor in Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s new game.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Original NES Castlevania Cartridge Sells For More Than $90,000

“Everything just came together for a childhood friend and I this week as we were able to obtain this absolute beauty,” the buyer explained in an Instagram post.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Star Wars Just Can’t Get Away From The Movies

‘Star Wars: Outlaws’ looks awesome. Retreading the same time period in its expansive fiction does not.

ByTrone Dowd
Opinion

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Proves Some Ideas Deserve Revisiting

Some 16 hours into its sequel, I'm wondering why I bounced off the first one in a third of the time.

ByTrone Dowd
Gaming

Persona 6 Fan Theory Gets a Big Boost From a Prominent Video Game Leaker

Here’s what we know.

ByTrone Dowd
Inverse Recommends

Cleanse, Purge, Repeat

This underrated title combines everything fun about the first-person shooters of yesteryear. And it’s on Game Pass now.

ByTrone Dowd