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Damien McFerran


Retro fanatic and tech bore Damien has been writing words for professional publication since 2006, but has yet to fulfill his lifelong ambition of being commissioned by Your Kitten Magazine.

Featured articles

Feature | The death of an indie store

After 25 years in business, Rare's local game store is closing its doors.

Review | Samsung Galaxy S9 review

Is Android's new flagship the best smartphone money can buy?

Feature | The retro gaming industry could be killing video game preservation

"These companies are taking advantage without giving back."

Review | Samsung Galaxy S8 review

To Infinity and beyond.

Review | Apple iPhone X review

A brilliant product, but do we really need Face ID?

Feature | The story of Mean Machines magazine

"You have to believe that it was a special place and time".

Digital Foundry | Xiaomi Mi5 review

Flagship smartphone specs at half the price - so what's the catch?

Digital Foundry | LG G5 review

Has genuine hardware innovation returned to the smartphone market?

Digital Foundry | Cyber Gadget Retro Freak review

Seven retro consoles in one box - but is it better than the Retron 5?

Review | Samsung Galaxy S6 review

A galaxy of difference.

Digital Foundry | New Nintendo 3DS review

New and improved - and now available in the UK.

Feature | Yasuhisa Kawamura and the Resident Evil that never was

Meet the man who tried to make Capcom's survival horror even scarier, and failed.

Feature | Streets of Rage was much more than a Final Fight clone

Bare Knuckle sandwich - a look back at Sega's 16-bit series.

Feature | Born slippy: the making of Star Fox

From the archive: ex-Argonaut staff reveal the story behind the revolutionary SNES hit.

Digital Foundry | Hyperkin Retron 5 review

Five retro consoles in one - with pin-sharp HDMI support. Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital Foundry | HTC One M8 review

Still the One? Digital Foundry investigates.

Feature | Reality Crumbles: Whatever happened to VR?

From the archive: a look back at virtual reality from before the emergence of Oculus and Morpheus.

Digital Foundry | Mad Catz Mojo review

Can the case be made for a £220 Android micro-console?

Digital Foundry | Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio review

A NES, SNES and Mega Drive all-in-one console? Digital Foundry looks for the catch.

Feature | A fantastic voyage: The making of Microcosm

Behind the scenes on the shooter that marked the birth of CD gaming.

Digital Foundry | Motorola Moto G review

A quad-core Android phone for £100 - what's the catch?

Digital Foundry | Google Nexus 5 review

The biggest Android event of the year? Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital Foundry | Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

The leading Android phone of 2013 gets miniaturised.

Digital Foundry | The ultimate retro handheld collectors' guide

Looking back at the pre-smartphone era of portable gaming.

Digital Foundry | Wikipad review

An Android tablet with detachable gaming controls - the best of both worlds for mobile gaming?

Feature | You are the hero: A history of Fighting Fantasy

Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone on creating a page-turning legend.

Digital Foundry | Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review

The Galaxy S4 gets a rugged makeover, but does it better the original?

Digital Foundry | Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

Compact camera meets Android phone. Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital Foundry | Asus FonePad review

Digital Foundry investigates the tablet that thinks it's a phone.

Digital Foundry | Sony Xperia Tablet Z review

Power and performance in the thinnest form factor on the market, so what's the catch?

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