Mat Smith

Senior Editor
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 weeks back in the UK, he's recently returned to Japan, heading up our coverage of a country that's obsessed with technology -- often in very unusual ways.

Articles by Mat Smith

07.01.16
Disgraced US agent may be responsible for multiple Bitcoin thefts
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Disgraced US agent may be responsible for multiple Bitcoin thefts

The former agent may have stolen an extra $700,000 during the Silk Road bust.

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06.30.16
Nintendo t-shirt design contest will be judged by Shigeru Miyamoto
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Nintendo t-shirt design contest will be judged by Shigeru Miyamoto

Uniqlo's latest design competition offers Nintendo's characters for the gaming tee of your dreams. (And a $10,000 prize.)

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06.29.16
Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns
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Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns

At Nintendo's investor meeting, executives shared thoughts on VR, hopes for smart devices and depending on 'Pokemon'.

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06.27.16
Scientists want to make buildings from bone
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Scientists want to make buildings from bone

Less 'Mortal Kombat' hellscape, more carbon emission-reducing material of the future.

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06.22.16
'Resident Evil 7' is going back to its horror roots
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'Resident Evil 7' is going back to its horror roots

Series producer Masachika Kawata talks about reinventing survival horror -- and that pesky VR nausea issue.

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