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Matthew Highton

Comedian, film and game addict, conjurer of cheap tricks

Matthew Highton is writing this bio. As he writes it, he is aware that his shoes have holes in them. Such are the times…
Spending long evenings in the back of dark rooms, Matthew is an unusual comedian lost in a world of popular culture, film and gaming references. Described once as a 'risky abstractionist', he is currently working on his fourth solo show, which is set to be INCREDIBLE, or at worst titter inducingly competent.
He is a prominent member of the Weirdos collective (nominated for a 2013 chortle award), was named 'Most Chaotic Moment of 2012' alongside Fosters nominated Ben Target by London is Funny and has been busy making sketches for the BBC. Recently he's been seen staring blankly into the astral plane, where another version of himself sings a forgotten lullaby to invoke the memories of our ancestors…

'Mortal Kombat's Bloody Legacy

Mortal Kombat's history is paved with controversy that has seen various incarnations banned, been the centre of mass media hysterias and even found itself as part of US congress hearings. It's fair to say that Mortal Kombat has had more than it's fair share of detractors, yet, here it is, still as strong and gory as when it began.
17/04/2015 17:24 BST

Sleep Problems

It's fair to say I've never slept well. Decades of insomnia, night terrors, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep apnoea, sleep paralysis and sleep paranoia means, if nothing else, it's a laugh riot sharing a bed with me.
30/07/2014 13:37 BST

Back With Nintendo

The first console I ever owned was the original NES. At eight years old I'd never really gamed before but one very short lived go on Super Mario Bros. (ploughing into that fist Goomba) at my friends and I was hooked.
28/07/2014 14:43 BST

Playstation Memories

With under a week until the PS4's UK launch I would like to recount my top three gaming moments on each generation's console. Note, I do not mean my top three games. Rather I would like to look back and recount the specific moments that I hold so dear.
22/11/2013 16:54 GMT

Edinburgh Begins

It may not be in existence yet, but one day there will be a very targeted calendar where August has been aptly renamed Edinburgh. This is how a small niche of the country consisting of comedians, actors, performers and varying industry professionals refer to the dying lights of summer.
05/08/2013 15:12 BST

Seven Robots and Monsters You Won't See Fighting...

The impending release of <em>Pacific Rim</em> is going to bring colossal monsters and gigantic robots to the masses. Not only this, they will be locked in mortal combat, deciding the fate and future of humanity. In homage, I have trawled through cinema's long history of onscreen robots and monsters and pitted them in theoretical battles for your own sick amusement.
12/07/2013 16:44 BST

PS4 and XBox One: Game On

Sure from what we've seen the PS4 is slicker, faster and packing more power, but the Xbox One demands you to feed it blood every 24 hours so it can grow and understand the Earth before it lays waste to mankind...
12/06/2013 13:16 BST

15 Ways to Spend Time Until the Next Series of Game of Thrones

I feel that I share both a special bond with the show and the pain of the Stark family. Therefore, I've come up with some sure fire ways to ride out the ensuing nine or so months until the next series arrives. **Warning cryptic mild spoilers alert**
09/06/2013 22:33 BST

The Future of Survival Horror

Hopefully the genre can evolve again and fans both old and new can take a step back into the world of survival horror. For any game developers reading this, allow me to close with a few ideas for future survival horror games
14/05/2013 11:08 BST

Please Keep Quiet During the Film

For the past few years, I have found around one in three trips to the cinema have been disrupted, often entirely ruined by a handful of cretins who haves no concept of other people. Perhaps it's a sign of age, irked by the carelessness of others, but then again perhaps not.
02/05/2013 10:29 BST