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Richard Leadbetter

Technology Editor, Digital Foundry

Rich has been a games journalist since the days of 16-bit and specialises in technical analysis. He's commonly known around Eurogamer as the Blacksmith of the Future.

Digital FoundryStandard Def: The Forgotten Generation

Have developers and platform holders neglected most of their userbase?

Digital FoundryReal-time HD video encoding on PS3?

Digital Foundry puts Cell to a serious test.

Digital FoundryIs DirectX throttling Xbox 360 performance?

Devs reveal info about writing to the metal.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry: iPhone vs. Developers

Firemint, Adept and others discuss the technical and commercial realities of the iPhone line.

Digital FoundryAssassin's Creed: Evolution of an engine

Digital Foundry analyses Ubi's tech.

Digital FoundryTech Comparison: Street Fighter IV PC

Another new challenger. With comparison videos.

Digital FoundryRumour: PSP2 Features Quad Core Graphics Chip

Digital Foundry investigates the tech.

Digital FoundryGaikai: Cloud Computing Gameplay That Works?

Eurogamer versus gaming over IP: round two.

Digital FoundryPS3 Media Player Blitzes Blu-ray Specs

1080p60 playback? Digital Foundry plays.

FeatureRed Faction: Guerrilla's Big Bang Theory

How Volition took destruction to the next level.

Digital FoundryMetal Gear Arcade: The Next Gen 3D Showcase

Is Kojima's coin-op outing the future of console 3D?

Digital FoundryIn Theory: How Microsoft could build a new 360 for 2010

It's unlikely, but there are precedents and possibilities. Digital Foundry investigates.

Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 20

Ghostbusters, Prototype, Bionic Commando, FUEL, Wolverine, Red Faction.

Digital FoundryThe Criterion Tech Interview: Part Two

The conclusion of the epic Digital Foundry vs Criterion technology interview.

Digital FoundryThe Criterion Tech Interview: Part One

Meet the team behind Burnout's engine evolution.

Digital FoundryTech Retrospective: Burnout Paradise

How Criterion built Paradise City, with exclusive HD Big Surf Island capture.

Digital FoundryJust Cause 2: Grappling For Glory

Including EGTV HD version of the vid.

Digital FoundryODST: Halo Evolved

Taking the fight to Killzone 2.


Somebody's PSP Go-ing to get fired.

Digital FoundryCrackdown As You've Never Seen It Before

A technical retrospective with HD video.

Digital FoundryDiRT 2 HD Video Analysis

Technical breakdown of first footage.

Digital FoundryUncharted 2: Tech Analysis

Raising the bar on current gen console.

Xbox 360 vs PS3 Face-Off: Round 19

HAWX, Fiddy, Wheelman, Wanted, Red Alert 3, Godfather II, Battle Fantasia.

CryEngine 3 Technical Breakdown

Video analysis of the GDC demonstration.

FeatureGDC: Why OnLive Can't Possibly Work

Cloud computing or cloud cuckoo land?

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Resident Evil 5

Not quite black and white.

Tom Clancy's HAWX

Winging it.

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 18

Skate 2, Silent Hill, EndWar, NFS, Sonic, Argonauts.

Digital FoundryKillzone 2 Breakdown: Part Two

Also: What is deferred rendering?

Digital FoundryKillzone 2 Breakdown: Part One

Guerilla tech deconstructed.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Street Fighter IV

The PS3 and 360 versions go head to head.

FeatureDeath Tank's Ezra Dreisbach

On Lobotomy, Powerslave and why the Saturn was crap.

Digital FoundryF.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Triple-Format Face-Off

Things that go bump-mapping in the night.

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Where the grass is greener.

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 17

LOTR Conquest, Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, Saints Row 2 and loads more.

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 16

Mirror's Edge, Brothers in Arms, Fracture, Guitar Hero, Baja, FIFA, Quantum of Solace.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty 4 Engine Analysis

Putting 60FPS gameplay to the test.

Digital FoundryNew Xbox Experience: DVD vs. Hard Disk Face-Off

Is it worth installing stuff? We investigate.

Digital FoundryFallout 3: Triple Format Face-Off

PS3 vs. 360 vs. PC with video and comparison shots.