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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.

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Digital Foundry | Can the slowest PS5 NVMe upgrade run Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart?

A low-spec solution squares off against the Cerny-approved upgrade.

Review | PlayStation 5 CFI-1100 review: better or worse than the launch console?

Sony's revised model is reassuringly non-controversial.

Digital Foundry | DF Direct tackles the Sony Showcase and PS5 cross-gen upgrade pricing

A brace of new episodes covering the latest gaming and tech news.

Digital Foundry | DF Direct Weekly talks Dead Space Remake and Psychonauts 2

And what's going on with retro game 'grading' and trading?

Digital Foundry | Hands-on with the new PlayStation 5 CFI-1100 series console

Does the cheaper cooling solution make any difference?

Digital Foundry | DF Direct Weekly: Does the Xbox Series SSD work in PlayStation 5?

Plus: whatever happened to the cheap 1080p graphics card?

Digital Foundry | AI upscaling the classic Metal Gear Solid 2 E3 2000 trailer

Can we remaster one of the best trailers of all time to 4K resolution?

Digital Foundry | DF Direct Weekly takes a look at Playdate - and is PC VR really dying?

Plus: what's actually going on with the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters?

Digital Foundry | DF Direct Weekly talks Flight Simulator, RX 6600 XT and PS5 NVMe support

Plus: when cross-gen is over, will we back to 1080p30 gaming?

Digital Foundry | Resident Evil Village PC is fixed - but players still deserve better

Plus: a look at the new FidelityFX Super Resolution support.

Digital Foundry | Spec Analysis: Steam Deck - can it really handle triple-A PC gaming?

The hardware looks good, but the challenges ahead are daunting.

Digital Foundry | How Forza Horizon 5 scales across the console generations

And what to expect from the 60fps performance mode.

Digital Foundry | Xbox/Bethesda at E3 2021: a game-changer for Microsoft

Genuine next-gen experiences, a wealth of exclusives - and it's all included with Game Pass.

Digital Foundry | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti review

A price premium for a modest performance bump.

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