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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

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Hands-on review: Intel Core i9-14900K and Intel Core i5-14600K 14th -generation CPUs
5 days ago
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pc hardware
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reviews
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intel
Intel has unleashed the company's new 14th-generation desktop processors. We check out the Core i9-14900K flagship CPU and its little sibling, the Core i5-14600K.
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Game review: EA Sports WRC (PC)
Last month
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gaming
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reviews
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online games
EA Sports' expert motor racing studio, Codemasters, has finally got its hands on the World Rally Championship licence.
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The Intel Extreme Masters returns to Sydney
Fri, 27th Oct 2023
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gaming
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intel
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features
The Intel Extreme Masters tournament returned to Sydney for an epic live esports competition, featuring Counter-Strike 2 as the game of choice.
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Hands-on review: HTC Vive XR Elite
Fri, 20th Oct 2023
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reviews
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vr
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gadgets
The HTC Vive XR Elite is a next-generation VR headset that offers a lighter, more comfortable experience for users, but with a hefty price tag of £2,000.
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Hands-on review: Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty DLC expansion (PC)
Mon, 2nd Oct 2023
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reviews
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online games
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cyberpunk 2077
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?.
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Game review: Red Dead Redemption (Nintendo Switch)
Wed, 20th Sep 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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ps4
Rockstar's thirteen-year-old cowboy simulator, Red Dead Redemption, has had a surprise re-release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
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Hands-on review: AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
Tue, 19th Sep 2023
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pc hardware
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reviews
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cpu
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.
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Hands-on review: EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 4K webcam
Wed, 6th Sep 2023
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reviews
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webcam
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4k
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..
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Hands-on review: Aspera AS8 smartphone
Mon, 4th Sep 2023
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smartphones
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reviews
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technology gifts
The Aspera AS8: an affordable Australian smartphone that doesn't compromise on quality or features. Read our review.
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Hands-on review: HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 gaming headset for PlayStation
Wed, 30th Aug 2023
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reviews
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ps4
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gadgets
HyperX releases Cloud Stinger 2 headset for PlayStation 4 and 5, boasting a lightweight design and high-quality audio for an affordable price.
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WD My Passport SSD Review - Simplifying Storage!
Mon, 7th Aug 2023
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storage
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reviews
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wd
The WD My Passport SSD is a high-speed, palm-sized portable storage device that offers impressive performance and a sleek design.
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Hands-on review: Bluetti AC200P Portable Power Station
Mon, 3rd Jul 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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power / energy
Bluetti's AC200P Portable Power Station offers up to 2,000W of portable AC and DC power for outdoor activities away from mains electricity.
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Hands-on review: OBSBOT Tiny 2
Thu, 29th Jun 2023
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gaming
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pc hardware
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reviews
The Tiny 2 camera from Obsbot is a small but powerful device that offers incredible tracking and image quality, perfect for webinars and video conferencing.
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Aliens: Dark Descent PC review
Fri, 23rd Jun 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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online games
Aliens: Dark Descent is a real-time strategy game based on the popular movie franchise. Here are my thoughts about it.
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Game review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom (PC)
Mon, 19th Jun 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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online games
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom expansion adds new quests, characters, and a magic-based class to the acclaimed fantasy MMO. Verdict: 8/10.
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Game review: Diablo IV (PC)
Wed, 14th Jun 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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online games
Activision Blizzard has released the latest iteration in its series of fantasy role-playing games, Diablo IV. Here are my thoughts about it,.
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Hands-on review: HyperX Cloud III Wired Gaming Headset
Tue, 30th May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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headset
The HyperX Cloud III is a stylish and versatile headset that delivers crisp audio across all devices, providing great value for its price.
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Hands-on review: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR5 5200MHz 48GB kit
Tue, 30th May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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cpu
Corsair sent out their new Vengeance RGB DDR5 5200MHz 48GB kit. I tried this one out, and here is what I thought.
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Game review: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC/Xbox Series X|S
Mon, 22nd May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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star wars
The sequel to the critically acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is finally here, I played it and here are my thoughts.
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Game review: Stranded: Alien Dawn (PC)
Tue, 16th May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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indie games
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.
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Hands-on review: Poly Sync 10 USB Speakerphone
Tue, 9th May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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communications
Poly sent over its Sync 10 USB speakerphone to test out. TechDay's Darren Price puts the unit through its paces.
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Game preview: Park Beyond (PC)
Mon, 8th May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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3d
FutureFive got to spend some time with a preview version of Limbic Entertainment's upcoming theme park management game, Park Beyond.
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Hands-on review: Bluetti AC180 Portable Power Station
Tue, 2nd May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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power / energy
Bluetti sent over its AC180 Portable Power Station to test out. Techday's Darren Price puts the unit through its paces.
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Hands-on review: Norton 360 Platinum
Tue, 2nd May 2023
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gaming
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reviews
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av
Norton 360 Platinum: comprehensive security suite for home users with customizable features and powerful antivirus protection.