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

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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

 

 

Drum 'n' bass, breaks and old skool DJ sets by yours truly. Right click 'em and give it a bit o' the old "Save Target As"...

Breaks Mix (94mb)
Go Back - Rennie Pilgrim
Disco Unusual - Plump DJs
Food For Thought - Nubreed
Kalifornia (Featuring Kevin Beber) - The Crystal Method
Symmetry - Jon Hopkins
Sabot (Evil Nine remix) - Santos
Never Coming Back - Stereo 8
Tokyo (Nubreed remix) - Chable & The Dirty Fours
Dreaming - Atomic Hooligan
Mantra - Plump DJs
The Egyptian - Bushwacka
My Groove - Infekto
Blood For Blood (Baobinga & ID Presents Big Monster remix) - Journeyman Vs. Barrcode
Mylowdowndirty - Soul of Man
Smartbomb (Plump DJs remix) - BT
My Mercury Mouth - Chemical Brothers

Liquid Funk - Mix 6 (96mb)
Skyscraper - Matrix & Futurebound
Let's Go - Young Ax
You Got Me Burnin' - Peshay
Inside - Artificial Intelligence
One Stop to Glory (Featuring Don E) (Total Science remix) - Ill Logic & Raf
In Hutch - Q Project
Dreams Come True (Featuring Saburuko) - Bachelors of Science
Call Me - Funky Technicians
That's What You Do to Me - Peyo & Cloud Nine
Wind - Human Factor
Everything - Muffler
Just in Case (Drum 'n' Bass mix) - Jaheim
Living With Beaker - Q Project
Labyrinth - Danny Byrd
Memories - Mathematics & Tactile
One - Shapeshifter

Liquid Funk - Mix 5 (95mb)
Be My Twin - Total Science
Tunnel Vision - Marky & Total Science
Sandstorm - Matrix & Futurebound
Go Back - T-AK Vs. Akira
Get Up - Blue Skin
Restart - DJ Marky, Bungle & DJ Roots
Hold On - Greg Packer
Devotion - D Kay
Can't Wait 4 U - Greeley & Lomax
Tradewind - ASC
I'll Stay - Calibre
Sugar - Bachelors of Science
Feel You Too (Featuring Cleveland Watkiss & Singing Fats) - Blue Skin
Yours Truly - Camo & FX 909
Psycho Somatic - Klute
Soho - DC Breaks
Cat & the Hat - Limewax

Liquid Funk - Mix 4 (95mb)
Jupiter - Technicolour
Ever On - Artificial Intelligence
Insatiable - Chino
Hard to Beat (London Elektricity remix) - Hard Fi
What a Night (Featuring Kristie) - Sardi
Should I - Mutated Forms
Just Won't Stop - The Insiders
Odessa - D Bridge Vs. Artificial Intelligence
All Over Again (Kubiks remix) - Blu Mar Ten
Fast Soul Music - London Elektricity
Belladonna - Total Science
First Class - Total Science
Guardian Angel - Blame
Space Rock (Featuring Lexx & DS-1) - D-Region
Be True - Cyantific
Brother Ignoramus - London Elektricity

Old Skool D'n'B Mix (90mb)
Vinyl Paradise - DJ Gwange
Hall of Mirrors (Omni Trio remix) - JMJ & Richie
Jump MK II - Studio Pressure
Osmosis - Jumping Jack Frost
Virtual Reality (Evil Dead Mix) - DJ Nut Nut & Pure Science
Horizons - LTJ Bukem
Danny's Song - PFM
Ali Ba-Ba - Hopa & Bones
One & Only - PFM
Firin' Line (Volume 3) - Droppin' Science
Trippin' On Broken Beats (Carlito remix) - Omni Trio
Tonight - Nut-E-1
The Instrumental - Q Project
The Mystics - PFM
Alzir - Big Bud
Solar System - Q Project
Demon Seed - Exocet

Liquid Funk - Mix 3 (95mb)
Feel it - Blue Skin
Sunset Song - Junior Cartel
Shinkansen - Artificial Intelligence
Legends of Love - Funky Technicians
Down Low - The Insiders
One & Only - Utah Jazz
Cum Dancing - London Elektricity
Halo - The Insiders
Brief Encounter - High Contrast
Starting Over - Blu Mar Ten
Lost - Skeema
I Go - Muffler
Soul Function - Danny Byrd
Welcome Aboard - Funky Technicians
All Blue - Sigma
Back & Forth - The Insiders

Liquid Funk - Mix 2 (102mb)
Behind Closed Doors - Q Project
Nation 2 Nation - Q Project
St. Ives - High Contrast
Tears (Marky & Bungle remix) - Q Project
100 Percent - Artificial Intelligence
Singapore Sling - Blue Skin
Give Me Your Love - Total Science
Watching You - Redeyes & Alix Perez
Anytime Soon (NFI mix) - Blu Mar Ten
Chicks - Klute
Losing Ground - St. Cal
25th Floor - Bungle
Pass the Blame (Featuring Sofia Chance) - Physics & Champagne
Do it - Marcus Intalex, ST Files & High Contrast
I Know (Featuring Laura Pacheco) - Total Science
Hard Knocks - Brookes Brothers
Lovesick - High Contrast

Liquid Funk - Mix 1 (85mb)
Refreshed - Marcus Intalex
Distant Lover - DJ Marky & XRS
Love, Hope & Future (BCee & Lomax remix) - Aorta
My Feeling - Mutated Forms
13th Floor - DJ Marky & Bungle
Beautiful - L.A.O.S.
Look of Love (Featuring Deeizm) - Makoto & Kabuki
Roy & Lisa - Q Project
Transworld (Featuring Pentagon) - Kabuki
Millennium Lady - Total Science
Ancestral - Alaska
The Power Within (Featuring Robert Owens) - Artificial Intelligence
Life (Live & Direct) - Laroque
Intersections PM - Random Movement
Beyond Words - Kabuki
Hell Hath No Fury - Klute

Bonus Tunes

Many a moon back I also dabbled in music making, along with running a label. Here's a wee selection of both released and unreleased freebies;

Never Ending
IDM (6:21)

Irreverence
Smooth drum 'n' bass (5:14)

Digital Jazz
Liquid funk (9:15)

Dirty
Nu skool breaks (5:23)

Music
Nu skool breaks (5:21)

Elevate
Old skool hardcore (4:31)

Flutter
Ambient (2:29)

Roller Blade (Bassquake remix)*
Old skool hardcore (5:59)

Electrosis
Dark ambient (2:57)

Hold Back the Feeling
Disco house (6:33)

Legion
IDM (7:10)

Angel Dawn (DJ Orange remix)**
Old skool hardcore (6:36)

Intro
IDM (2:07)

Dark Place
Old skool hardcore (6:43)

Manchild
IDM (5:51)

Rollin' Flavour
Old skool hardcore (6:41)

Lucid Nightmare
Old skool hardcore (6:01)

* Original by Jedi & Stormtrooper
** Original by Delirium

Untitled Document

The Polynomial. Like playing a rave

Untitled Document

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

Untitled Document

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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