Josh "Sm1tty Sm1t" Smith

62 Added | 2 Magazines | 2 Followers | @sm1ttysm1t | Josh is the Lead Gaming/Tech Writer for College News Magazine, host of the Press 'A' to Listen podcast (PressAtoListen.com) and maintains a blog at Sm1ttySm1t.com, all while working a full-time job in state government. He's pursuing a career as a gaming and tech writer or journalist and spends what little free time he has with his wife and two young children.

Mad Catz Strike 3 Keyboard Wont Replace Your Significant Other ... or Will It?

In the Mad Catz “STRIKE” keyboard family of hardware, the STRIKE 7 (pardon the dead image links) is clearly “The Favorite”. If we were to dabble in …

Become a Knight of Pen and Paper

As the popularity of tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons skyrockets, the folks at Behold Studios and Paradox Interactive have teamed up to present …

Plagued with mistakes - Battlefield 4 Review

In what was expected to be one of the year’s biggest releases, <i>Battlefield 4</i> entered the market with a roar, but that roar has petered out to a …

A battle with addiction - Peggle 2 Review

It was 2007 when I got my first taste. Just a quick fix to get me through the day, “Try this,” a friend said, “it’s not like anything you’ve ever had …

Turn your dorm room into a cinema with the Epson Powerlite 750HD

I’ve touched on the fact that most consumers acknowledge that your average physical televisions are widely regarded as being better than your average …

Your Last Minute Tech Gift Guide

PANIC! You haven’t finished your Christmas shopping and it’s December 22nd. Now it’s crunch time and overnight delivery is your saving grace. But …

Rebuild New York City with Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Simple mechanics have been a staple in the <i>Lego</i> franchise of games which is why getting deep into <i>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</i> is disappointing. It’s not …

Scalawags and Scoundrels - Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Review

As an assassin, you’re kind of pigeon-holed by society. Sneak here, stab that guy in the face, escape without incident and, heaven forbid you are …

The PrintStik Bluetooth Printer is not worth your time

When provided the opportunity to review a mobile, Bluetooth printer that would easily sync with my tablets or smartphone, I leapt at the idea. …

Profit, Piracy, and Popularity: Rise of Venice Review

Everybody dreams of getting rich and in <i>Rise of Venice</i> your task is exactly that. As the Captain of a ship, and eventually your own fleet, your …

Ellen Page & Willem Defoe Star in Beyond: Two Souls for Playstation 3

Much like you can spot a movie directed by Michael Bay or the Coen Brothers, David Cage is making his mark on the games he directs. Working with …

Review - Grand Theft Auto V's Hits and Misses

It’s been nearly a month since <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> released and you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz. A three-day record of over $800 million in sale …

A look at Kingston's HyperX SSD & Memory, for those in need of a hardware upgrade

Earlier this year PC memory and storage — both RAM and HDD/SSD — were at rock-bottom prices. Due to some external events, the cost of hardware has …

A look at the PNY GTX 770 - One Impressive GPU

PC gaming has created a constant give-and-take of high-performance hardware battling against an individual’s budget. The unfortunate truth is that …

Singing in the shower is easier with the SoundDew Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever been in the shower, scrubbing away the grime of shame, and thought to yourself, “I could really use a Bieber song right now.” OK, …

Ubisoft continues to impress with Rayman Legends

Undoubtedly you’ve seen some information about Rayman Legends over these last couple of weeks. Available on September 3rd, many reviews have already …

GX-Gaming's Manticore Keyboard offers style and substance at a reasonable cost

Recently released for the PC gaming enthusiast, the GX-Gaming Manticore keyboard implements some of the most advanced keyboard technology available. …

RAVPower WiFi Disk - mobility and power at an affordable price

With the mobile battery industry seeing alarming growth, many companies are trying to put their best foot forward for a piece of the profit-pie. …

Potential Squandered - Madden NFL 25 Review

The annual shout of Madden fans has begun, with millions of players who buy the game each year crying out together, “What was changed?” The answer …

The Worst Game to Ever Need a Sequel - The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

It’s simple to wrap up the explanation of <i>The Bureau: XCOM Declassified</i> for those who are unsure of what to expect: schizophrenic. After the …

Lepow U Stone - A Hulking Mobile Battery That's More Hulk Than Mobile

We’ve discussed the importance of carrying a mobile battery for those dire moments when your smartphone is limping along with a 12% or 15% battery …

Video game capture card finals - Which one will make the grade?

With eSports undergoing the sonic boom of recent and the constant attention given to gaming videos on channels like Youtube, Twitch, and Ustream, …

"Kinzie Twerks at the End" - Saints Row IV Review

The appeal of the Saints Row franchise has always been that it contains an air of unbelievability, a certain ridiculousness that players enjoy when …

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot - A Preview of the next big Free to Play RPG?

The isometric dungeon-crawling RPG is one that’s wildly popular, though the <i>Diablo</i> and <i>Torchlight</i> series are probably the most popular right now. …

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation - A mobile battery lifesaver

There’s a sudden interest in mobile batteries due to the constant need for power. Running your smartphone or tablet to death can lead to some …

Boom Movement's Urchin Bluetooth Speaker let's you take your music anywhere

You carry your phone with you wherever you go, but there’s one truth that you have to face sooner or later: the speaker on your phone sucks. It’s …

Bloody Headshot V7 Gaming Mouse Review

When is added technology too much?<p>For average PC users a keyboard and mouse are simple tools, used to write emails, click web links, or any of the …

State of Decay - Xbox 360's Zombie Survival Simulation

After watching the development and growth of <i>State of Decay</i> for at least two years, it’s always a wonderful feeling to see the game release to …

Magic the Gathering 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Review

Still one card short of a full-deck.<p>The history of <i>Magic the Gathering</i> is deep and, as fans of the card game know, is celebrating it’s 20th …

Kingston MobileLite Wireless - CPR for your smartphone

Self-describing your product as the “ultimate wireless companion” is bold, but Kingston makes bold decisions. That’s clear with the MobileLite …