Category Archives: Matchbox360

#TwitLight: Who are you, @Zyber?

TwitLight is a Twitter Spotlight posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Also have a look at all the previous TwitLights and you are more than welcome to take part, too! Welcome to another edition of TwitLight and today it’s all about a drunk person that, well, drinks too much! Yes, you’ve guessed correctly, he’s at […]

Halo 3

So, the day of all days is finally among us, it’s is almost the 26th of September and Halo 3 is going to be released. Not that myself or anyone else is waiting for it… In a company update on Microsoft today, Goldman Sachs analysts Sarah Friar and Frederick Grieb predicted that Microsoft will have […]

About Matchbox360

Just to answer everyone’s questions: Yes, i have left Matchbox360 staff. Yes, it was due to staff differences. No, I will not be returning. Yes, I might have another project lined up. There are obviously some people that I’d like to stay in contact with, but I think that will happen anyway. As for the […]

360, cracking down and forums

So…. It’s been an interesting few days. Received Crackdown through the post on Monday. It’s a semi futuristic GTA type game with ability upgrades and generally quite fun. The main selling point is that it contains the Halo 3 beta which lasts three weeks after May, 16th. Yes, I am looking forward to the beta, […]

Forums, good or bad?

Picking up on a post BIG D made on his blog, I’ve lately been wondering about the meaning of forums and what comes with it. Some may also remember my previous posts about forums: “10 Things that annoy me about people on internet forums” and “How many forum members does it takes to change a […]

Spelling and typing

I spend a lot of time on the PC/internet and I am typing a lot. Most of that is on msn, but there is a lot on forums, the blog and emails as well. I care a lot about how things are spelled, I know this isn’t my first language, but I believe that I […]

Internet forums Part 2.

In an earlier post I made I stated several things that annoyed me about people on internet forums. Becky commented and gave me a link to this and I thought it was so brilliant that I’d share it again: How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb? 1 to change the […]


Apologies to everyone, including myself really. I haven’t been on here in absolutely ages [although I do have a secret sideblog which I’m not going to share just yet, that’s if I’ll ever share it that is!] and I kind of just left it longer and longer and longer. But fear not, the Cat is […]

Anything new? Not really.

Things have been a bit quiet in my blog lately. I’ve been busy helping my friend pass her English exams which is fairly difficult to do over msn. Several forums I frequent seem to have an increase in posters (and sometimes even good topics), it must be all the people coming back after Christmas and […]

Things that annoy me about people on internet forums

People that don’t bother reading the thread they post in. People that repeat themselves or ask questions and expect them to be answered within minutes. People that cannot spell. People that can’t back up their own arguments. People that believe everyone just wants to hear a yes/no answer. People that spam for the sake of […]

Out with the old…

… in with the new! It’s the start of the year and there are changes everywhere. One of the things that changed today is the look of Matchbox360. Yes, you read correctly, Matchbox360 has changed yet again, but this time probably for good (or a few months anyway!). So if you haven’t done so already, […]

2006 – My year in Review

And what an interesting year it’s been. These are a few things that I have been up to or that have changed this year, in no particular order: In July Andrew, Ian, Suki and I moved house. Ian bought his parents semi-detached house which technically is only around the corner from our old house, but […]


Matchbox360 has a new member of staff, DarkGashX, who has his own site for Gamercards and will be contributing to the new design which will go live very soon. He has many different ones available, including this one which is exclusive for XL staff at the moment: EDIT: Turns out his site is temporarily unavailable […]

MSN conversations and who shouldn’t talk to me….

This is something that has been annoying me for quite a while now, so bear with me if I get a bit carried away. I seem to have the whole world and it’s dog on my msn list which consists of real life friends, friends from Germany, workmates, my housemates, ex housemates, people I know […]

The warm glow of the 360!

Steve (neyo) posted a few of his XL pictures up and it has this picture which I think looks pretty amazing. The warm glow of the 360. ;) Cat

Ignition issue 7 out now

Issue 7 of Ignition is now out. Inside: Preview – Mass Effect. Reviews – Gears of War, Call of Duty 3, F.E.A.R, Viva Pinata. Features – XL, The Book of Games Volume 1. Plus a great competition! Go and download it now! Cat

XL video

Ben Furfie from did a nice video about XL. Well, we only had 16 360 pods, compared to the 18 mentioned in the video, but at least you get the pleasure of seeing quite a few staff members in there for a few seconds each, including my lovely self… Cat

After the storm

So XL is now well and truly over and I’m still catching up with sleep. I wonder how much longer that will go on for. So, now it’s time to look into the future. I have a job interview next week which should be good (hopefully) and that also means that I can look a […]


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