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Bang Shed (lukems)

Luke Smith's Halo 3 matchmaking emblem.

Luke Smith is a lead artist working for Bungie, and a former community writer.

He was originally a video game journalist, working at Kotaku and 1up.com,[1] and was notable for writing a critical piece disparaging Halo 2. Later, he was accepted into Microsoft and Bungie Studios to be an interface between Bungie and the fan community in March 2007, and is believed to be the replacement for Kevin Paul.

Luke Smith is characterized as a highly competitive player by his colleagues, and one of the most skilled Halo 3 players in Bungie Studios, and is notable for his "frank, uncensored opinions."


  • His Bungie.net account is "lukems" and his gamertag is "Bang Shed."
  • He is the only Bungie staff not to wear Recon and the flaming helmet chest piece. As Brian Jarrard (aka ske7ch or sketchfactor) jokingly quoted: "...too cool to wear the team uniform apparently."[2]
  • His quote about the Spartan Laser references Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi's line about the lightsaber: "It's not overpowered, it's an elegant weapon from a more civilized age."
  • Luke is featured in the Halo 3 ViDoc: And on the Seven7th Day... in which he appears, alongside Shishka as his multiplayer avatar.