Luke Smith was a journalist who formerly worked for Kotaku and then became news editor at 1UP.com, where he achieved great internet fame as a member of the 1UP Yours podcast. Smith was infamous for his love of both Microsoft and Halo and was often called a fanboy by his peers and readers alike. However Luke's love of Halo was often displayed publicly by the man himself, including a blog post in which he calls Halo his Mario
, he also goes on to say "the Halo franchise is probably the only franchise in gaming that I care
As a journalist, although notorious for his "fanboy-esque" love of Halo, he was also known as a notoriously harsh and frank journalist, and thus was described as by Joystiq as "an honest writer and a fearless interviewer and, though a polarizing figure in many respects, he was a games journalist, and one of the few you could apply that title to without cracking a smile".
In April 2007, Luke Smith joined Bungie Studios, initially as the writer responsible for the "Bungie Weekle Update" and other Bungie.net articles. For Halo: Reach, Luke Smith shifted over to a design position, working on elements of the game directly, most notably the cR customization system.
Luke Smith created and hosts the often inconsistently timed " Bungie Podcast
Along with Halo, Luke has also expressed love for Elite Beat Agents, Mega Man, Viva Pinata, and World of Warcraft--he is one of the few in the world to hold the Scarab Lord title.
Luke Smith's Gamertag is TJ Scoot, and Bungie.net username is "lukems".