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FRONTBURNR | September 23, 2014

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About Joshua.Smith



Josh is the Director of Channel Management for FrontBurnr. He formerly contributed to KmartGamer and was among the team to win a Bulldog Social Media Award for his work. He has been gaming since the early 80's and fondly remembers a time when games never ended ... they just got harder.

Posts By Joshua.Smith

Stepping from the shadows – Batman: Arkham Origins Preview

July 10, 2013 |

The Arkham series has been lauded as “How to do a superhero game right,” despite the argument that Batman himself is not a superhero. The caped crusader returns this fall and, if history is any indication, should have a superhero … Read More

Bring it Back – Jade Empire

June 19, 2013 |

Jade Empire was an Xbox (original) exclusive (for a limited time) released in April 2005 and was an action/RPG featuring various characters trained in multiple forms of the martial arts. Players were able to further develop advanced forms of … Read More

Our Xbox One Questions … Answered in 2010?

June 10, 2013 |

In the wake of the Xbox One announcement and recent policy confirmations the gaming community has been ablaze with debate and speculation about the next generation console. The televised reveal and subsequent press event answered some important questions, but with … Read More

Bring it Back – Sword of Vermilion

May 20, 2013 |

Sword of Vermilion was a game made by Sega and released in 1991 where players assumed the role of the son of the former King of the land known as Excalabria.  A battle breaks out which forces the King … Read More

Sexual and Physical Violence: Are Video Games to Blame?

May 13, 2013 |

My family and I lived on the third floor of an apartment building. With only one parent working, times were tough. It’s not as if we were facing some of the economic troubles lots of families see today but … Read More

Bring it Back – Road Rash

May 6, 2013 |

If you spent any time on the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo you know Road Rash.

Road Rash is a racing game series by Electronic Arts. Multiple titles were released between 1991 and 1999 that had you twisting, turning, … Read More

The Indie World: Our Potential Gaming Future

April 30, 2013 |

FrontBurnr recently discussed the effect that ‘Sequelitis’ has on the world of gaming, but given the current state of videogaming there is another outcome that may be more likely. In years past, big publishers were purchasing development studios like … Read More

Bring it Back – Mutant League Sports

April 22, 2013 |

Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey are two games that helped me fully understand the difference between real life and video games.  Sure, back in the early 90′s, the graphical quality of the Sega Genesis was not what … Read More

Bring it Back: Cyber Stadium Series – Base Wars

April 17, 2013 |

In our current gaming climate, games that revolve around professional sports are in a strange genre. Nearly every professional sporting league has signed an exclusivity agreement to allow one particular publisher the rights to their stable of teams and players. … Read More

PAX East 2013 Retrospective: The Good, the Great and the Beautiful

April 17, 2013 |

PAX East was a wonderful experience and FrontBurnr had staff at the event taking in the sights,  getting hands-on time with some of the most anticipated games and enjoying the people of the show. As we reflected on the event, … Read More