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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.

Featured articles

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.

Digital Foundry | DF Direct Weekly talks Metro Exodus Enhanced and Returnal

Plus DirectStorage, sampler feedback streaming and more.

The Digital Foundry Supporter Program is relaunching with new tiers and new benefits

Support DF Retro, preview videos early, get behind-the-scenes access and more.

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