Archive - Richard Leadbetter

Blacksmith of the Future

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

Twitter: @digital_foundry

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10 Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Oculus Rift

A year ago Exciting new display technology or the beginning of a revolution in gaming?

2 Oddworld vs. PlayStation Vita

A year ago The inside story of what it's like working with Sony's powerful handheld

6 Spec Analysis: PlayStation 4

A year ago Digital Foundry's take on the final confirmed spec, the capabilities of the hardware - and the surprise 8GB announcement.

8 Durango Kinect 2.0 specs leak

A year ago Increased resolution, lower lag, new IR sensor for better low-light performance

33 Next-gen Xbox specs leak

A year ago Layout diagrams and part details uncovered for Microsoft's Durango console

66 Orbis unmasked: what to expect from the next-gen PlayStation

A year ago Digital Foundry presents hard data on the technology inside Sony's new console... and its upcoming Xbox rival

10 What's inside the Piston Steam Box prototype?

A year ago Digital Foundry on what to expect from the Valve-funded mini games machine

23 Wii U blitzes PS3 and 360 as the "greenest" console

A year ago Digital Foundry assesses the power consumption of Nintendo's new home console

7 Nintendo Wii U review

A year ago Does the next-gen start now? Digital Foundry reviews the US Wii U

18 iPad mini review

A year ago Digital Foundry gets to grips with the iPad mini to assess build, performance and gaming prowess


5 Tech Focus: The New PlayStation 3 Hack

A year ago Digital Foundry analyses the latest assault on Sony's console security protocols.


23 Tech Focus: iPad Mini and the Fourth Gen iPad

A year ago Digital Foundry's take on the latest brace of Apple tablets


23 Tech Focus: Extreme Resolution Gameplay

A year ago Digital Foundry on the arrival of Retina screens and next-gen 4K HDTVs - is the graphics power there to run cutting-edge gameplay on these phenomenal displays?


31 The OS Factor and the Rise of Transmedia Gaming

A year ago Digital Foundry on why Wii U dedicates 1GB to its background operating system - and how Durango could see that double


1 Tech Evolution: How Devs Pushed Consoles To Their Limits

A year ago Digital Foundry on major tech advances this generation, and how it will transition into the next


14 Is Wii U Too Expensive? And What Happened to the PS3 Price-Cut?

A year ago Digital Foundry on console build costs and the decisions facing the platform holders this holiday season.


32 Whatever happened to the iPad mini?

2 years ago Why the new iPod Touch is a better bet than a downsized iPad, plus the Digital Foundry take on the iPhone 5 reveal


4 Spec Analysis: The New Kindle Fire HD Tablets

2 years ago Digital Foundry's assessment of the new Amazon slates' gaming prowess


17 Tech Focus: The Evolution of Steam and the "Windows 8 Catastrophe"

2 years ago Digital Foundry on why Valve is embracing Linux as a hedge bet against the new Microsoft OS.


20 Tech Focus: Can Sony Make a 99 PlayStation 3?

2 years ago Digital Foundry breaks down the challenges facing Sony with its upcoming console revision


11 Ouya, Surface and Nexus 7: The Rise of Tegra 3

2 years ago Is NVIDIA's processor the best fit for a new tablet or console launch? Digital Foundry investigates


6 Tech Focus: Tablet Wars

2 years ago Digital Foundry looks at the challenges Apple faces with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface.


9 Sony's Cloud Platform: The New Gaming Frontier

2 years ago Digital Foundry on why the Gaikai acquisition goes beyond simply streaming PlayStation games


20 Tech Focus: Second Screen Gaming

2 years ago Digital Foundry takes a look at SmartGlass, the Wii U GamePad and the PS3/Vita connection.


13 The Xbox 720 Leak: Fact or Fantasy?

2 years ago Digital Foundry presents its assessment of the controversial document