Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends. He's responsible for overseeing the Computing, Gaming, and Emerging Tech sections, each of which is lead by an Associate Editor or Section Editor. In addition to more than 10 years of experience in tech journalism, Matt has appeared in hundreds of videos (both live and recorded) and has interviewed executives from numerous companies including AMD, IBM, and Intel.

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Call of Duty: Mobile is the best shooter I’ve played on a smartphone

Call of Duty: Mobile attempts to put the franchise's tight gameplay in the palm of your hand. It's largely successful, thanks to precise controls and attractive graphics. The game arrives on iOS and Android later this year.
Computing

Don’t call it retro. Atari’s VCS is a modern console for PC gamers

You might think the Atari VCS is another retro console like the Nintendo SNES Classic or Sega Genesis Mini. You'd be wrong. Atari's VCS is actually a modern console that runs PC hardware. Yes, it can play Atari games, but it does much more.
Gaming

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an aggressively familiar reboot

Modern Warfare takes the Call of Duty franchise back to the glory days of Call of Duty 4 with a new campaign mode that bills itself as "realistic" and "morally complex." In truth, it's rather simple, but it could still be a great shooter.
Gaming

E3 2019: Microsoft’s hasty, brave Project xCloud demo can’t handle the pressure

Microsoft brought Project xCloud, its cloud gaming service, to E3 2019. I played Halo 5 and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrafice on a smartphone powered by an xCloud server hundreds of miles away. It worked, but it wasn't magic.
Gaming

Microsoft's Xbox Project Scarlett console is awesome, and it doesn't matter

Microsoft has set a release date for Project Scarlett, its next-generation game console. It promises incredible performance, stunning 8K visuals, and lightning-quick load times -- but none of that matters. The console's relevance is waning.
Gaming

E3 2019: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC go live ahead of Xbox briefing

Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC ahead of its E3 2019. Both were announced earlier this year, but only now are available for gamers to join. And both are only a buck for the first month.