Leadbetter takes EG tech ed role

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 13:53 GMT

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Rich Leadbetter’s Eurogamer’s new technology editor, the company’s announced.

The Digital Foundry founder is a games editorial veteran, having worked on CVG, Mean Machines and many other UK games brands.

“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.

Gratz, etc. PR after the break.

Veteran games journalist joins Eurogamer team

Press Release

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. 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

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