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Darren Price
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 - Page 3

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Hands-on review: HTC Vive Wireless Adapter and Vive Pro 2 VR headset
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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Techday's Darren Price ditches the cable with the HTC Vive Pro 2 virtual reality headset and the Vive Wireless Adapter.
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Game preview: Redfall
Thu, 23rd Mar 2023
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Bethesda ANZ recently invited Techday’s Darren Price to a media-only preview session of Arkane Austin’s upcoming vampire shooter, Redfall.
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Hands-on review: Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Pro Interactive Pen Display
Thu, 23rd Mar 2023
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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.
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Early access impressions: Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC)
Thu, 16th Mar 2023
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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.
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Hands-on review: Unplugged: Air Guitar (PlayStation VR 2)
Fri, 10th Mar 2023
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Developer Anotherway scratches that Guitar Hero itch with its PlayStation VR2 launch title, Unplugged: Air Guitar.
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Hands-on review: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Tue, 28th Feb 2023
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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.
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Hands-on review: Hyper X Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless
Thu, 23rd Feb 2023
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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.
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Hands-on preview: HTC VIVE XR Elite
Fri, 17th Feb 2023
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gaming
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HTC is set to release its new VR headset, the HTC VIVE XR Elite, featuring extended reality capabilities and inside-out tracking.
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Game review: Deliver Us Mars (PC)
Wed, 15th Feb 2023
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The follow-up to 2018’s Deliver Us The Moon, Deliver Us Mars is more of the same sci-fi exploration and puzzle solving, this time on the red planet.
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Hands-on review: Brother ADS-4700W Wireless Desktop Document Scanner
Wed, 15th Feb 2023
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gaming
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printing
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Brother sent over its compact ADS-4700W wireless desktop document scanner to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
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Hands-on review: Corsair Katar Elite wireless mouse
Fri, 20th Jan 2023
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Corsair sent over one of its Katar Elite wireless mice to test out. I tried it out, and here's what I thought.
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Hands-on review: Philips 65” 9500 series TV
Thu, 15th Dec 2022
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gaming
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Philips' 65” 65PML9506/79 9500 series mini-LED Android TV offers impressive features, including Ambilight 4 lighting.
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Game review: Marvel’s Midnight Suns (PC)
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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Firaxis ventures into the Marvel Universe with its latest game, Marvel's Midnight Suns, offering a mix of card game, RPG, and strategy gameplay.
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Hands-on review: Kingston 2TB NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
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storage
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Kingston's NV2 is a fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 solid-state data storage drive, ideal for laptops and small form-factor PCs.
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Hands-on review: Asus CM3 Chromebook
Mon, 14th Nov 2022
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Does the Asus 10.5-inch CM3 Chromebook offer a viable alternative to a Windows notebook? TechDay’s Darren Price finds out.
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Hands-on review: Kobo Clara 2E eReader
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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gaming
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I’ve never used an eReader before. I’m old school and prefer paper books, hardbacks if possible. But I was keen to see if the Kobo Clara 2E would sway me.
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Game preview: The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me (PC)
Tue, 1st Nov 2022
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The Devil in Me is the fourth title in The Dark Pictures Anthology. The series of games are presented in a manner very similar to that of a TV show.
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Hands-on review: Poly Voyager 4320 UC headset
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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The headset is made from black plastic with a flexible metal headband, which can extend to fit. Even when extended, the headband feels very robust.
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Hands-on review: Intel 13th Generation “Raptor Lake” Core i9-13900K CPU
Tue, 25th Oct 2022
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Intel's new flagship desktop CPU, the Core i9-13900K, offers impressive performance gains in productivity, creative, and gaming applications.
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Game review: No Man’s Sky (Nintendo Switch)
Fri, 21st Oct 2022
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Players control an unnamed explorer who awakens on an alien planet near a damaged starship in need of repairs and refuelling.
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Hands-on review: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X
Thu, 20th Oct 2022
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AMD has unleashed its Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs based on the company’s 5nm Zen 4 architecture. We were sent a Ryzen 7 7700X and a Ryzen 9 7950X to test.
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Game review: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PC)
Thu, 20th Oct 2022
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At long last PC gamers get to join Nathan Drake and friends with Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.
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Game review: Return to Monkey Island (PC)
Mon, 17th Oct 2022
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The creator of the classic Monkey Island games, the legendary Ron Gilbert, returns to the franchise with the aptly named Return to Monkey Island.
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Hands-on review: Corsair K60 RGB Pro TKL keyboard
Fri, 7th Oct 2022
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The Corsair K60 Pro TKL is an optical-mechanical wired RGB keyboard designed to take up less desk real estate.