Veteran games journalist joins Eurogamer team

Brighton, England, 9th September 2009: Eurogamer is pleased to announce that Richard Leadbetter has joined the company as Technology Editor, heading up the site’s Digital Foundry channel.

With almost 20 years experience, Richard is one of the industry’s original games journalists. Starting in 1990 on Computer and Video Games, he also worked on Mean Machines and PSW. More recently he launched Digital Foundry, a DVD video production facility that swiftly moved on to providing state-of-the-art high definition video equipment to the games business.

“Digital Foundry's embedded presence on Eurogamer is a brilliant opportunity to exploit everything I've learned from 19 years working in the games business," said Leadbetter. "The knowledge and tools developed by my HD video company, combined with my background in journalism, gives me a unique insight into the ways games and technology perform, and Eurogamer is the natural home for the work I love producing.”

"The Digital Foundry channel is already renowned for its expert analysis of the technology behind videogames," said Tom Bramwell, editor of Eurogamer. "Making Richard a permanent member of the team was a logical next step, and Eurogamer readers will be excited to see where he plans to take the channel in the near future.”

Eurogamer recently celebrated its 10th birthday and is looking forward to hosting the second Eurogamer Expo next month.

Richard Leadbetter can be contacted via digitalfoundry@eurogamer.net

About Eurogamer Network:

Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe’s most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The company also publishes a video site, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers. Eurogamer is available in ten languages across Europe. The company also operates live events such as the Eurogamer Expo and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair, and publishes the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz.

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