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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 FoundryCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare 60fps Multiplayer Frame-Rate Test

We recommend Internet Explorer on PC or Safari on Mac for best performance, though Chrome is solid on both.

Digital FoundryMore Ryse PC 60fps gameplay

We recommend Internet Explorer on PC or Safari on Mac for best performance, though Chrome is solid on both.

Digital FoundryRyse PC 60fps Gameplay

We recommend Internet Explorer on PC or Safari on Mac for best performance, though Chrome is solid on both.

Digital FoundryThe Last of Us Remastered 60fps Gameplay

Full frame-rate action. We recommend Internet Explorer 11 or Chrome for smooth PC playback, and Safari for OSX users.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 60fps video

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 720p60 video

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryMetal Gear Solid 5 E3 2014 60fps Trailer

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryMetal Gear Solid 5 E3 2014 720p60 Trailer

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryThe Last of Us 720p60 E3 2014 Trailer

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryThe Last of Us 60fps Trailer

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryUncharted 4 720p60 E3 2014 Trailer

Full frame-rate trailer. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryUncharted 4 60fps trailer

Full frame-rate trailer from E3 2013. We recommend Google Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer for the smoothest playback.

Digital FoundryTrials Fusion 60fps gameplay video

Trials the way it was meant to be seen.

Digital FoundryTitanfall Xbox One Fracture Gameplay

60 frames per second encoding of Titanfall Xbox One capture. We recommend the Google Chrome browser for smooth playback.

Digital FoundryTitanfall Xbox One Angel City Gameplay

60 frames per second encoding of Titanfall Xbox One capture. We recommend the Google Chrome browser for smooth playback.

Digital FoundryAc4 Test

Simple encode of AC4 video.

Digital FoundryResogun at 60fps

Full frame-rate action showing Housemarque's launch PS4 shooter at its best. We recommend Google Chrome for best quality playback.

Digital FoundryResogun at 720p60

Full frame-rate action showing Housemarque's launch PS4 shooter at its best. We recommend Google Chrome for best quality playback.

Digital FoundryMetal Gear Solid 5 at 720p60

A full frame-rate version of the Microsoft E3 2013 trailer. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryMetal Gear Solid 5 at 60fps

A full frame-rate version of the Microsoft E3 2013 trailer. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryTitanfall E3 2013 video at 60fps

A compilation of 60fps action from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryTitanfall E3 2013 video at 720p60

A compilation of 60fps action from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryBattlefield 4: Xbox One trailer at 60fps

60fps action from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryKiller Instinct Xbox One gameplay at 60fps

Fleeting clips of 60fps gameplay from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryKiller Instinct Xbox One gameplay at 720p60

Fleeting clips of 60fps gameplay from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryBattlefield 4: Xbox One trailer at 720p60

60fps action from the Microsoft E3 2013 conference. We recommend Google Chrome for watching this video on PC.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Ghosts Trailer at 720p60

Watch the full frame-rate version of the footage shown at the Xbox One reveal. We recommend Google Chrome or an iOS device for best performance.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Ghosts Trailer at 60FPS

Watch the full frame-rate version of the footage shown at the Xbox One reveal. We recommend Google Chrome or an iOS device for best performance.

Digital FoundryGran Turismo 6 720p concept footage at 60FPS

High-definition 720p60 encoding of Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 6 concept footage.

Digital FoundryBattlefield 4: 17 Minutes at 60FPS Video (SD)

Watch the first DICE trailer at full temporal resolution.

Digital FoundryBattlefield 4: 17 Minutes at 60FPS Video (HD)

Watch the first DICE trailer at full temporal resolution.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 Xbox 360 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Improved image quality on Wii U, but problematic gamma issues.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Comparison Video

FXAA blur is the major differentiating factor between the two versions shown here.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

The Microsoft console takes on the PC game running at maximum settings.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 Wii U vs. PS3 Comparison Video

The strongest console version compared against the weakest.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 PC vs. PS3 Comparison Video

The PC version running at maximum settings offers a significantly improved experience over the PS3 game.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 PC vs. Wii U Comparison Video

The all-singing, all-dancing computer version takes on the most technologically accomplished console release.

Digital FoundryTrine 2 Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U Performance Video

All three console versions go head-to-head, with just a bit of PS3 tearing to separate the bunch of them.

Digital FoundryWii U GamePad Latency Video

In this test we see Wii U GamePad screen update match HDTV - in this case, a PlayStation 3D monitor.

Digital FoundryFar Cry 3 Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Comparison Video

Head-to-head, overall impressions are of a very close piece of cross-platform development work.

Digital FoundryFar Cry 3 PlayStation 3 vs. PC Comparison Video

An i5-powered PC with GTX 670 flexes its muscles against the more humble PS3.

Digital FoundryFar Cry 3 Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

Console takes on computer and does pretty well in what should be a very one-sided comparison.

Digital FoundryFar Cry 3 Cut-Scene and Traversal Performance Video

Like-for-like scenes across cut-scenes and gameplay compared on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Digital FoundryFar Cry 3 Gameplay Performance Video

Dropped frames and screen-tear dominate the console gameplay experience on both formats.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City Tri-Format Cut-Scene Performance Video

It's Wii U vs. Xbox 360 vs. PS3 in this revealing analysis.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City Armored Edition - New Suit Focus

The intro movie for the enhanced costume in the Wii U game, plus some video footage - with analysis - of it in action.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City Tri-Format Gameplay Comparison

Wii U up against Xbox 360 and PS3 with some surprisingly variable results.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City PS3 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Image quality comparisons between the Wii U and PlayStation 3 versions of Rocksteady's classic.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City PC vs. Wii U Comparison Video

DirectX 11 power takes on the more modest efforts of Nintendo's brand new console.

Digital FoundryBatman: Arkham City Xbox 360 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Costumes aside, there's not much to separate the new Nintendo console from the existing 360 game.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Not much to tell these two versions apart, suggesting that the Wii U game is based heavily on the 360 original.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Just like the 360 version it is based on, the Wii U version stands up fairly well against the PC game.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. Wii U Comparison Video

Wii U takes the PS3 to the cleaners in terms of image quality.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 360/PS3/Wii U Gameplay Performance

Disappointing performance from the new console in town as Black Ops 2 arrives on Wii U.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 360/PS3/Wii U Engine Performance

Like-for-like scenes tested across the three HD console platforms, with a clear winner in view.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cut-Scene Comparison Video

Like-for-like areas of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Black Ops 2 directly compared with Digital Foundry tools.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Gameplay Performance Video

Intense action from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Black Ops 2 compared.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Comparison Video V2

The Xbox 360 version of the game compared with the patched PS3 edition, which improves image quality a little.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video V2

The PC version of the game is compared against the PS3 SKU running patch 1.03 which improves image quality a touch.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 3 Wii U/360/PS3 Cut-Scene Performance Video

Like-for-like video across the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U versions of Mass Effect 3 compared.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 3 Wii U/360/PS3 Gameplay Performance Video

A series of testing gameplay excerpts analysed with Digital Foundry tools on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 3 Wii U vs. Xbox 360 Comparison Video

Like-for-like video clips compared on the oldest HD console - and the newest.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 3 Wii U vs. PS3 Comparison Video

Gamma issues aside, the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 compares very closely indeed with the existing console versions.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

Close conversion work between the two console platforms on Agent 47's return.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

The console version faces off against a PC game featuring a number of visual enhancements and quality boosts.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

The Sony platform compared to the PC game in this head-to-head video.

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

Sustained frame-rates across a range of scenarios in this analysis of Hitman: Absolution on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Console Comparison Video

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 in what is likely to be the biggest game of 2012.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

The weakest SKU goes head-to-head with the PC game running at max settings.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

Check out how well Treyarch's new upscaling technique on Xbox 360 compares with native resolution on PC.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Performance Video

Gameplay segments from the single-player campaign compared and contrasted. Xbox 360 still commands the lead, but PS3 draws closer compared to the last Black Ops.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Performance Video

For some, multiplayer is all that matters in a COD game, so we've prepared a bespoke performance analysis video covering online gameplay.

Digital FoundryCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 Cut-Scene/Traversal Performance Video

Like-for-like scenes between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Black Ops 2 compared.

Digital FoundryHalo 4 Combat Performance Video

Straight out blasting action across a range of environments in 343's first Halo epic.

Digital FoundryHalo 4 Cut-Scenes Performance Video

An impressive improvement over Halo Reach by virtually every measurable criteria.

Digital FoundryHalo 4 Vehicles Performance Video

Master Chief enters one of Halo 4's most impressive combat zones and commandeers a vehicle...

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted DFPC Performance Video

See how Need for Speed: Most Wanted stacks up on the Ł300 Digital Foundry PC running at 1366x768 and full 1080p.

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted Cut-Scene Performance Video

Like-for-like sections from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions compared with frame-rate analysis.

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted Gameplay Performance Video

Can Criterion adhere to its target 30FPS gameplay target? Here we check out 360 and PS3 performance.

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted - PC vs. PS3 Video

It's console versus computer in this head-to-head comparison video.

Digital FoundryNeed for Speed: Most Wanted - PC vs. Xbox 360 Video

The Microsoft console version is compared to the PC version running at max settings.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Online Performance Video

See how Warfighter stacks up when playing online on PlayStation 3.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter Console Performance Video

The two HD console games battle it out with PS3 commanding a clear advantage in terms of screen-tear - or lack of it.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter - Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off Video

The two console battle it out in a direct head-to-head based on clips culled from identical areas of the game.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter - PS3 vs. PC Face-Off Video

The Sony console faces off against the PC in this Frostbite 2-based head-to-head.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter - Xbox 360 vs. PC Face-Off Video

The weakest version of the trio up against the strongest in this comparison video.

Digital FoundryMedal of Honor: Warfighter Xbox 360 Online Performance Video

A collection of clips demonstrating how the Xbox 360 version of Warfighter performs during the online multiplayer modes.

Digital FoundryAssassin's Creed 3: Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Face-Off Video

Only minor visual differences separate the two console versions of the latest Assassin's Creed adventure.

Digital FoundryAssassin's Creed 3: Cut-Scene Performance Video

The AC3 engine compared using like-for-like sections on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Digital FoundryAssassin's Creed 3: Gameplay Performance Video

Ubisoft's epic put through its paces on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Digital FoundryForza Horizon Red Rock Time-Lapse Video

20km view distance and brand new time of day dynamic lighting. Tested with a quick time-lapse video.

Digital FoundryForza Horizon Replay Performance Video

A medley of replay segments put through Digital Foundry performance analysis tools.

Digital FoundryForza Horizon Gameplay Performance Video

Not once does Playground Games' debut Forza offering deviate from the target 30FPS.

Digital FoundryDoom 3: BFG Edition DFPC 768p vs. 1080p Video

The Digital Foundry PC running Doom 3 BFG at maximum settings, with 2x MSAA. Performance is almost perfect, as you'd hope it would be with a game of this age. Here we pit our token resolutions, 768p and 1080p, against each other and find only the latter d

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