Mat once failed an audition to be the Milkybar Kid, an advert creation that pushed white chocolate on gluttonous British children. Two decades later, having repressed that early rejection, he completed a three-year teaching stint in Japan with help from world-class internet and a raft of bizarre DS titles. After a few years heading up Engadget's coverage from Japan, covering high-tech toilets and robot restaurants, he heads up our UK bureau in London.
'Circle of Saviors' made me equal parts hero and dweeb
It was fun. I regret nothing.
Engadget at E3: Making virtual reality accessible for everyone
VR may be the next step in gaming, but it doesn't work for everyone.
The Morning After: Friday, June 16th 2017
‘Starlink’ blends gaming and toys in a genuinely intriguing way
The starships and accessories feel like high-quality toys.
In 'Far Cry 5,' your teammates might be the real stars
Ubisoft's E3 demo avoids the controversial setting and sticks to slick set pieces.
The ambition of 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' might exceed the hype
You get your very own character and a whole universe to explore.
'Ni No Kuni 2' changes everything but the Ghibli-esque charm
Delight and polish can take you a long way.
The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017
Mario's back again.
'Metroid' is really, truly back
The sequel the series deserves is coming to Nintendo Switch.