Category Archives: XL LAN

#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 […]

Say hello to an old friend – the Killerspiele discussion is back!

Those who know me know that I like to play video games. I like a variety of games, as the list of my favourite Xbox games shows, as well as many 360 games, such as Dead Rising, Oblivion, Mass Effect, Rainbow 6 Vegas and other games more commonly referred to as ‘kiddie games’. I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

XL is over

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you my time at XL: This was all one very, very long day, but it was well worth it. I didn’t sleep Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday night and set off to XL early on Friday morning feeling kind of tired. I arrived at the NEC at around 1.30pm and thought where are we? […]

Other XL stories

Here are a few XL stories from other people.

See you on the other side, as they say!

Well, this is it, I’m off to XL LAN. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, where have you been? :P I’ll have to leave the house really early in the morning to get there, so I really should get some sleep soon. XL is going to be interesting, not only for the event […]

Less than a week to XL

It’s now less than a week to XL. Time does fly past. Who is going to go? Who stays where? And the important thing, do you look forward to XL? :D Cat

Ignition issue 6 out now

Inside: Previews – Rainbow Six: Vegas. Reviews – NHL 07, Splinter Cell: Double Agent (written by my lovely self), Pro Evolution Soccer 6, Dead Rising, Xbox Live Vision Camera, Totem Ball, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Doom. Features – An interview with the Matchbox360 XL guys, a look at the Project Gotham Racing franchise and […]

XL tickets selling fast.

With the announcement of F.E.A.R. and Gears of War, XL tickets are selling out fast. Now I know that some of you aren’t too sure whether or not they want to go. Well, better make your mind up soon. ;) Head over to Matchbox360 and book your tickets. :P Cat

Games related Blogs and Sites

Now you may have seen that I’ve updated my blogroll with some new links again. Let me introduce you to some of the blogs and sites out there: Matchbox360 is a UK based gaming site that offers 360 and Xbox competitions to UK citizens. Coming up soon is GRAW, PES6 and of course Halo2 competitions. […]


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