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John Linneman

Staff Writer, Digital Foundry

An American living in Germany, John has been gaming and collecting games since the late 80s. His keen eye for and obsession with high frame-rates have earned him the nickname "The Human FRAPS" in some circles. Hes also responsible for the creation of DF Retro.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Quantum Break

Digital Foundry on what works and what doesn't in Remedy's latest.

Digital FoundryWhy Gears of War Ultimate fails to deliver on PC

Tears for Gears: sub-par performance, lacklustre upgrades plus a laundry list of issues with Windows 10 and UWP.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Hitman

Full three-way comparison of IO Interactive's reboot - plus DirectX 12 tests on PC.

Digital FoundryBroforce has performance issues on PS4

One too many bros? Digital Foundry on the extreme frame-rate drops in side-scrolling shooter.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Hitman

The final game runs better than the PS4 beta - and there are some unexpected surprises.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Firewatch

What went wrong with the PS4 release - and does patch 1.02 really fix all of the issues?

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Dying Light: The Following

Techland's Enhanced Edition is brilliant on PC, but consoles suffer from presentation and performance issues.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Yakuza 6

Sega's next-gen engine under the microscope.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC

UPDATED: PC performance analysis video added.

Digital FoundryThe evolution of Final Fantasy 7

How the PS4 remake stacks up against prior versions of Midgar on PS1, PS3 and PSP.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Fast Racing Neo

Superb gameplay wrapped up in a Wii U tech showcase.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Rainbow Six Siege

Not just a superb multiplayer game, but a fascinating tech showcase too.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Star Wars: Battlefront

Fully armed and operational - on all platforms.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Star Wars: Battlefront

The beta was impressive - the launch code is even better.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox 360

Ten-year-old hardware hosts a cutting-edge game - and it's a superb conversion.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Digital Foundry on what works and what doesn't in November's big Xbox exclusive.

Digital FoundryWhat works and what doesn't in Halo 5: Guardians

Digital Foundry presents its final analysis of the Master Chief's full Xbox One debut.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on PS4

Digital Foundry concludes its analysis of the Nathan Drake Collection and looks at day one patch improvements.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on PS4

How the Nathan Drake Collection modernises and improves a genuine last-gen classic.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS4

Digital Foundry tackles the opening chapter of the Nathan Drake Collection.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Halo 5: Guardians

Has 343 Industries really delivered a locked 60fps across both campaign and multiplayer?

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Rise of the Tomb Raider

Analysis and impressions of work-in-progress Xbox One code.

Digital FoundryUncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection is more than just a remaster

Digital Foundry on the extensive PS4 upgrades found in all three games.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs the Halo 5 Gamescom demo

Impressions and analysis on the latest campaign reveal.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Journey on PS4

Improved gameplay vs PS3, but has the remaster compromised thatgamecompany's original vision?

Digital FoundryThe re-engineering of Ethan Carter

Digital Foundry talks to The Astronauts about the transition to PS4 and the move to Unreal Engine 4.

Digital FoundryCan Halo 5 deliver on its 60fps promise?

Digital Foundry assesses 343 Industries' E3 showing.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Xbox One backwards compatibility

In-depth analysis of Microsoft's technological miracle.

Digital FoundryFinal Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae revisited

Digital Foundry gets to grips with version 2.0 of the demo.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One

Digital Foundry checks out the latest remaster and revisits The Master Chief Collection.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PS4

UPDATED: Patch 1.02 tested, with tangible improvements across the board.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

Digital Foundry on The Wind Waker's HD treatment, and which other GameCube classics could follow suit.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Splatoon

Digital Foundry's initial impressions on Nintendo's brand new shooter.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One compared with the Japan-only PSP original.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Final Fantasy 15 Episode Duscae

Digital Foundry investigates Square-Enix's progress on PS4 and Xbox One.

Digital FoundryNew PS4 patch boosts Resi Revelations 2 performance

Dramatic improvements in some scenarios, Xbox One still faster in others.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Resident Evil Revelations 2

Xbox One trumps PS4 in Capcom's new sequel.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: The Order: 1886

Digital Foundry dissects PS4's most impressive visual showcase.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Battlefield Hardline beta

Digital Foundry reveals PS4 and Xbox One metrics and impressions.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Dying Light

Xbox One, PS4 and PC head-to-head.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Dying Light

Initial PS4 and Xbox One results from Digital Foundry.

Digital FoundryThe evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak

19 months of behind-the-scenes engineering encompassing the rise and fall of Kinect and a revised focus on gaming performance.

Digital FoundryLast-gen revisited: Dragon Age Inquisition

Do you really need a PS4 or Xbox One to enjoy BioWare's latest adventure?

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

In a market dominated by broken software, Nintendo's latest is polished perfection.

Digital FoundryDriveClub revisited: is dynamic weather a game-changer?

Digital Foundry re-assesses Evolution's PS4 debut in the wake of this week's spectacular upgrade.

Digital FoundryIs Uncharted 4 the generational leap we were hoping for?

Digital Foundry presents its take on the 15-minute gameplay demo.

Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

Digital Foundry's forensic breakdown reveals radical improvements from one console generation to the next.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

BioWare's Frostbite debut impresses on all platforms.

Digital FoundryWhat works - and what doesn't - in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Digital Foundry's final assessment of 343 Industries' mammoth remastering effort.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Halo 2 Anniversary

Digital Foundry gets to grips with the Xbox 1 to Xbox One conversion.

Digital FoundryThe pre-patch Evil Within we hope you'll never play

Is an internet connection now mandatory for single-player games too?

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: The Evil Within

Digital Foundry's initial PS4 and Xbox One findings.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Ryse on PC

The new benchmark for PC gaming hardware?

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

The new Wii U port takes on the Xbox 360 original - and the infamous PS3 conversion.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Outlast

Spot the difference.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4

Digital Foundry compares the reveal trailer with PS3 footage, making some remarkable discoveries.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Destiny alpha on PS4

Digital Foundry gets to grips with Activision's $500m game.

Digital FoundryDestiny time-lapse: world in motion

Stunning footage of Bungie's latest creation.

Digital FoundryDo higher frame-rates always mean better gameplay?

Digital Foundry explores the pros and cons of unlocked fps vs 30fps gaming.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Mario Kart 8

Mario & All-Stars Racing Refined.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs. Gran Turismo 6

Polyphony Digital's PS3 swansong.

Digital FoundryZone of the Enders: how Konami remade its own HD remake

Digital Foundry on how The Second Runner finally got the remastering treatment it deserved.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Puppeteer

Digital Foundry on how style, charm and tech combine in Sony Japan Studios' new platformer.

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