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.
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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 expansion adds new quests, characters, and a magic-based class to the acclaimed fantasy MMO. Verdict: 8/10.
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
The HyperX Cloud III is a stylish and versatile headset that delivers crisp audio across all devices, providing great value for its price.
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 360 Platinum: comprehensive security suite for home users with customizable features and powerful antivirus protection.
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)
EA's classic survival horror game, Dead Space, gets a complete overhaul, bringing chilling encounters to a new generation of gamers.
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.
Hands-on review: SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headset
SteelSeries sent over one of its Arctis Nova 7 Wireless headsets to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
Hands-on review: HTC Vive Wireless Adapter and Vive Pro 2 VR headset
Techday's Darren Price ditches the cable with the HTC Vive Pro 2 virtual reality headset and the Vive Wireless Adapter.
Game preview: Redfall
Bethesda ANZ recently invited Techday’s Darren Price to a media-only preview session of Arkane Austin’s upcoming vampire shooter, Redfall.
Hands-on review: Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Pro Interactive Pen Display
Wacom sent over one of its Cintiq Pro 27 Pro Interactive Pen Displays to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
Early access impressions: Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC)
Kerbal Space Program's developers gave me early access to its incoming sequel and a chance to test it out: here are my first impressions.
Hands-on review: Unplugged: Air Guitar (PlayStation VR 2)
Developer Anotherway scratches that Guitar Hero itch with its PlayStation VR2 launch title, Unplugged: Air Guitar.
Hands-on review: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD sent over one of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
Hands-on review: Hyper X Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless
Hyper X sent over one of its Cloud Stinger 2 wireless headsets to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
Hands-on preview: HTC VIVE XR Elite
HTC is set to release its new VR headset, the HTC VIVE XR Elite, featuring extended reality capabilities and inside-out tracking.