Welcome to The TPS Report, home to video game blogs, mix sets and even the odd piece o' 3D art.

Broke arse student, freelance games reviewer and rambling obsessive that I am, I currently seek work in mags and web sites throughout the world. If you're in a position to make that happen - and like what you see around here - let me know. I've published work with the likes of IGN and Gaming Steve.

-Matt/Diggler

Old Entries
First time visiting? Be sure to flip through the archives. I've been writing for friggin' ever, and you never know what you might have missed.

Score Breakdown
Just what those wee numbers mean exactly.

Visit the Forum
Multi-platform gaming chit chat, along with whatever interesting news and downloads I happen to stumble across amidst the interpipes.

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Future Plans For the Site
28/7/2012 22:31

Preview Time! Games to Look Out For in 2011
8/1/2011 5:54

2010's Games of Shame
6/1/2011 22:47

My Fave Games of 2010!
6/1/2011 20:12

StarCraft II Review - Dig Loveth the RTS!?
7/11/2010 12:48

10 Must-Have iPhone Games
2/6/2010 18:09

A Little Hotlink to An Article I Stuck Up On GiantBomb
21/4/2010 15:01

Aliens Vs Predator is Here! Woo! Oh, Hang On...
6/3/2010 20:58

iPhone Games!
6/3/2010 20:40

WTF? Dig's Getting Hitched!
18/2/2010 23:39

More...

If interested in discussing writing opportunities for on or offline gaming publications - either UK based or abroad - please contact me via E-Mail. Sparkling CV available on request

 

 

Medal of Honor News "Last week EA announced (yet another) addition to the Medal of Honor franchise, subtitled Dogs of War."
Posted by Diggler - 27/10/2004 14:11
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Editorial - Gaming in the Mainstream "Why does the rest of the world see games players as nothing more than spotty adolescent loners with no life?...It's time the world woke up..."
Posted by Diggler - 26/10/2004 15:47
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Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed Beta Review "There really hasn't been an add-on of this scope for any game before, on or offline."
Posted by Diggler - 24/10/2004 2:32
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Retro Ramblings - Shadowrun On the SNES "A game so good that 11 years after its release it hasn't aged one bit in terms of playability..."
Posted by Diggler - 21/10/2004 14:27
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Jump to Lightspeed is Only One Week Away "...the game that'll put the "Star Wars" back into Star Wars Galaxies."
Posted by Diggler - 20/10/2004 13:54
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Endorsing Fable "...I'm happy to report that Fable is a brilliant game in its own right, cut features be damned."
Posted by Diggler - 18/10/2004 20:52
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More on Star Wars Battlefront - PC Version Reviewed "...right off the bat I can say that without a doubt this is a much better game than it was on the consoles."
Posted by Diggler - 17/10/2004 14:40
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Cool New Show Alert - Veronica Mars "...proof that mainstream television is, well, so much better than mainstream film right now."
Posted by Diggler - 17/10/2004 2:48
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Counter-Strike: Source Reviewed "...it's our first glimpse of Valve's new Source engine, the basis for Half-Life 2."
Posted by Diggler - 12/10/2004 17:45
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Halo 2 Goes Gold! "The most anticipated game outside Half-Life 2 is officially complete..."
Posted by Diggler - 12/10/2004 1:44
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Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Reviewed On Xbox "My theory on beat 'em ups is that they rapidly declined over the years, once they made that jump into 3D."
Posted by Diggler - 8/10/2004 23:29
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Donnie Darko Director's Cut - DVD Review "...even the greatest, most brilliant, and most adored flicks all lose something special when they're tinkered with."
Posted by Diggler - 8/10/2004 15:09
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Hands On With Men of Valor For the PC & Xbox "...the guys behind this are 2015 - the original developers of Medal of Honor...I was just expecting so much more from it."
Posted by Diggler - 5/10/2004 15:53
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GoodFellas Special Edition On DVD - Dig's 2nd Fave Flick "I can recommend this new and much improved DVD edition to just about everyone."
Posted by Diggler - 5/10/2004 15:46
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Deus Ex Vs the Deeply Misunderstood DX2 "...now that it's been out a good ten months...perhaps it's a good time to give it that second chance."
Posted by Diggler - 4/10/2004 16:23
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Sexual Experimentation With The Sims 2 "...a grown up doll's house, a twisted social experiment, and a large dose of The Osbournes all put in a blender."
Posted by Diggler - 3/10/2004 2:14
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Half-Life 2 Scores 96% In PC Gamer "...the first complete review has finally popped up."
Posted by Diggler - 1/10/2004 3:54
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The Polynomial. Like playing a rave

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Game
Fallout 3

Enjoying a fully modded out re-visit. Wow

Film
The Road

Pretty much due to the above

Show
Breaking Bad

Already shaping up to be the best season yet

Tune
Explosions in the Sky

Easing the pain of living in a post-Friday Night Lights world

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Forums

The TPS Forum
Official boards for the site

RLLMUK Forum
The old Edge forums gone independent. The busiest and most interesting gaming board around, worthy of multiple visits a day

NTSC-UK Forum
Another exceptional gaming forum, featuring one of the friendliest communities on the net, and up to the minute news

NeoGAF
A more US-centric gaming board, with huge piles of traffic and even the odd famous face

Gaming Shows

The 1up Radio Network
1up.com's collection of weekly gaming podcasts, the pick of which would have to be ListenUP, full of juicy rumors and interesting banter week in, week out

Area 5
Formerly The 1up Show, since losing their jobs the old video editing team have continued doing what they do best, in an independent internet-based TV show, covering whatever upcoming games they can get their hands on, and various other bits and pieces

Fully Ramblomatic
A hysterical gaming blogger posting what he calls "zero punctuation" video reviews that have to be seen - and heard - to be believed

A Life Well Wasted
Freelance journalist Robert Ashley's internet radio show, with a far more interesting and professional demeanor than your typical podcast. Interviews, fast-paced editing and catchy tunes abound

On the Spot
The humongous gaming site known as Gamespot broadcasts a video show each week, in which upcoming games are demoed live on air, and viewers are invited to send in questions to find out more

The Hotspot
Gamespot's audio-based companion to On the Spot, in which site editors cover the week's news while simultaneously poking fun at all that is gaming

Gaming Steve
A more mature podcast, hosted by a long-time games industry professional armed with a ton of insider info and loads of interesting opinions. The Dig's been known to post articles and stories on here from time to time

Consolevania
Quick-fire internet-based TV show with console reviews and comedy sketches. Funny as hell

Major Nelson
An interesting "blogcast" hosted by a Microsoft employee, featuring stacks of exclusive behind the scenes news and interviews relating to all things Xbox 360

The Kojima Productions Report
Official podcast from the team of Hideo Kojima, creator of the much-loved Metal Gear franchise. Full of news and interviews relating to all things Metal Gear, it's probably one for die-hard fans only

Pure Pwnage
Mockumentary series on the life of a pro gamer. Episode five is possibly the funniest thing on the internet

Other Sites

Kotaku
What you could call gaming's homepage. Constantly updated news and links on the entire industry, from minute breaking headlines, to funny arse viral vids

Game Trailers
Easy to use multimedia-rich web site offering official trailers, video demos and sneak peaks at all the upcoming releases

Game Videos
Sister site to 1up.com, focusing on game trailers, video interviews and even the odd documentary

Gamespot
The Gamespot front-end, and the gaming equivalent of the Internet Movie Database. Includes detailed reviews and extensive video features on pretty much all systems and games ever made

Giant Bomb
Speaking of Gamespot, the controversial "letting go" of editor Jeff Gerstmann resulted in him starting up this new venture with fellow former writers of the site. Great podcast in particular

1up.com
Discounting the audio and video shows mentioned earlier, 1up's main site is also worth a visit in its own right. Not only bustling with quality gaming articles and extensive developers' blogs, it also doubles up as a massive friends network, ideal for meeting fellow gamers and joining like-minded communities

Live Marketplace Feed
The most up to date and reliable way to keep track of all the new Xbox Live Marketplace content, from new weapons and map packs, to movie trailers and game demos

Xbox Reloaded
360 backwards compatibility can be a minefield. This blog attempts to shed some light on the issue by playing original Xbox games for you and reporting back the results

GameFAQs
The ultimate resource for walkthroughs and cheats

Disposable Media
A wonderful (and free) E-zine, full of reviews and articles on gaming, movies, music and TV. Puts most high street mags to shame

X-Fire
A must-have for all PC gamers, X-Fire is a buddy list and communications tool that keeps constant tabs on what games both you and all your mates are playing, on or offline

Steam
A contender to the X-Fire throne that has pretty much overtaken it straight out of the gate. Valve's Steam client contains friends lists, downloadable games, Live-style achievements and plenty more to sink your teeth into

MyGamerCard.net
Convert your Xbox Live gamercard into an image, for use on forums and web sites for free. That's mine further down

Ain't it Cool News
The latest news, gossip and spy reports from the world of movies, TV and (occasionally) video games

Smodcast
Writer, director and actor Kevin Smith - he of Clerks fame - records a monthly podcast in which he and fellow pals discuss everything from trying to felate oneself, to the time his dog got covered in ejaculate. Riveting stuff

 

Matt Robinson, 2011

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