Consumer & Gaming Writer - Australia
Darren 'VicBStard' Price has been playing video-games for nearly 40 years and writing about them for the last ten. Darren hates sport, but loves sports video games - which he puts down to a mixture of being annoyingly contrary and extremely lazy. While he is completely tone deaf, he considers Rock Band and Guitar Hero to be his guilty pleasures. A geek from way back, Darren builds his own computers, collects comic books, owns several lightsabers and is a sucker for video-gaming merchandise. Since 2012 he has lived in Sydney where he writes reviews and reports back on the local gaming scene.
Stories by Darren
Hands-on review: Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty DLC expansion (PC)
With the release of the 2.0 update and the DLC expansion, is Cyberpunk 2077 finally the game promised to fans almost three years ago?
Game review: Red Dead Redemption (Nintendo Switch)
Rockstar's thirteen-year-old cowboy simulator, Red Dead Redemption, has had a surprise re-release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Hands-on review: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
We were sent an AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT reference card to test, which was perfect timing with the release of Bethesda’s AMD-optimised Starfield.
Hands-on review: EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 4K webcam
The EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 is a 4K personal webcam designed for video conferencing. Epos Australia sent one of its webcams over for us to take a love at..
Hands-on review: Aspera AS8 smartphone
Testing the Aspera AS8-a minty fresh budget smartphone that defies its price tag.
Hands-on review: HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 gaming headset for PlayStation
HyperX unveils its new Cloud Stinger 2 headset, tailored for PlayStation 4 and 5, offering lightweight comfort and high-quality audio-and it won't break the bank.
WD My Passport SSD Review - Simplifying Storage!
WD sent over its My Passport SSD to check out. TechDay's Darren Price puts the unit through its paces.
Hands-on review: Bluetti AC200P Portable Power Station
BLUETTI sent out their AC200P Portable Power Station. I tried this one out, and here is what I thought.
Hands-on review: OBSBOT Tiny 2
OBSBOT’s Tiny 2 is a 4K HDR webcam with AI tracking and an optional remote control.
Aliens: Dark Descent PC review
Aliens: Dark Descent is a real-time strategy game based on the popular movie franchise. Here are my thoughts about it.
Game review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom (PC)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom is the latest expansion for Zenimax Online’s acclaimed fantasy massively multiplayer online game. Here are my thoughts about it.
Game review: Diablo IV (PC)
Activision Blizzard has released the latest iteration in its series of fantasy role-playing games, Diablo IV. Here are my thoughts about it,
Hands-on review: HyperX Cloud III Wired Gaming Headset
I got the new HyperX Cloud III Wired Gaming Headset to test out. I tried it, and here are my thoughts.
Hands-on review: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR5 5200MHz 48GB kit
Corsair sent out their new Vengeance RGB DDR5 5200MHz 48GB kit. I tried this one out, and here is what I thought.
Game review: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC/Xbox Series X|S
The sequel to the critically acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is finally here, I played it and here are my thoughts.
Game review: Stranded: Alien Dawn (PC)
Stranded: Alien Dawn is a PC real-time strategy game from Haemimont Games, the developer of Surviving Mars. I checked it out, and here are my thoughts.
Hands-on review: Poly Sync 10 USB Speakerphone
Poly sent over its Sync 10 USB speakerphone to test out. TechDay's Darren Price puts the unit through its paces.
Game preview: Park Beyond (PC)
FutureFive got to spend some time with a preview version of Limbic Entertainment's upcoming theme park management game, Park Beyond.
Hands-on review: Bluetti AC180 Portable Power Station
Bluetti sent over its AC180 Portable Power Station to test out. Techday's Darren Price puts the unit through its paces.
Hands-on review: Norton 360 Platinum
Norton LifeLock sent over its Norton 360 Platinum to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
Game review: Dead Island 2 (PC)
Dead Island 2’s oft-delayed journey to release is over, with the game now available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Game review: Dead Space (PC)
Dead Space, EA’s classic survival horror game from 2008, gets a complete overhaul, reimagining the chilling encounters on the derelict mining platform, the USG Ishimura.
Game review: The Last of Us Part I (PC)
Some ten years after its first release, the remake of the hit PlayStation game, The Last of Us Part I, is now available on PC.
Theme park simulator Park Beyond opens its gates in June
Bandai Namco Europe and Limbic Entertainment have announced that Park Beyond will be released on 16th June, with pre-orders now available.