SecurityBrief Asia - Technology news for CISOs & cybersecurity decision-makers

About Darren

Darren Price mugshot photo
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

Story image
Game review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road (PC)
Last month
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Online expands with Gold Road, adding West Weald and 30+ gameplay hours. A great entry point for new and veteran players alike.
Story image
Game review: Still Wakes the Deep (Xbox Series X)
Last month
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Still Wakes the Deep offers a riveting yet short-lived horror experience on an oil rig, best enjoyed via Xbox Game Pass. Fans of The Chinese Room will find it compelling. 8/10.
Story image
Hands-on review: SteelSeries Arctis Nova 5 Wireless
Last month
#
gaming
#
digital music
#
reviews
SteelSeries’ Arctis Nova 5 Wireless offers versatility across devices, exceptional sound, and comfort with its robust design and user-friendly features.
Story image
Game review: Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PC)
Last month
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
PC gamers rejoice! Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives, packing both stunning visuals and rich content, stripped from PlayStation exclusivity.
Story image
Hands-on review: Aspera Nitro 2 smartphone
Tue, 28th May 2024
#
smartphones
#
surveillance
#
reviews
Australia budget mobile phone manufacturer, Aspera Mobile, has released its Nitro 2 Android Go smartphone. Techday’s Darren Price takes a look at the pearl version of the phone sent over for review.
Story image
Hands-on review: SteelSeries Apex 9 Mini keyboard
Fri, 10th May 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
SteelSeries debuts the Apex 9 Mini, a compact keyboard that sacrifices size but not functionality, offering an optical gaming experience optimal for limited desk space.
Story image
Hands-on review: Backbone One USB-C phone controller (2nd Generation)
Tue, 30th Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
The 2nd generation Backbone One USB-C transforms Android phones into portable gaming consoles with a new design, improved stability, and low latency.
Story image
Game review: Children of the Sun (PC)
Wed, 17th Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Children of the Sun, a surreal single-player puzzle shooter by Rene Rother, follows a lone sniper's revenge against a cult, with precise, strategic gameplay and an unusual art style.
Story image
Hands-on review: Asus RT-AXE7800 Wi-Fi 6e router
Thu, 11th Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
broadband
#
reviews
The Asus RT-AXE7800 Wi-Fi 6e router offers optimal functionality for households and high performance gaming, boasting an easy-to-use setup and impressive wireless speed capabilities.
Story image
The Elder Scrolls Online marks its 10th Anniversary with the Gold Road expansion
Wed, 10th Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
apple
#
technology gifts
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Bethesda's 'The Elder Scrolls Online' introduces the 'Gold Road' expansion, allowing exploration of the new, exciting zone of West Weald from June 3rd.
Story image
Game review: Horizon: Forbidden West Complete Edition (PC)
Mon, 8th Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Horizon: Forbidden West, the stellar sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, hits PC, offering enhanced visuals, pleasing refinements from the original, and an engaging storyline set in a visually stunning post-post-apocalyptic world.
Story image
Hands-on review: Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC
Tue, 2nd Apr 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Asus's ROG Ally is a PC-based Windows 11 handheld gaming console. Techday's Darren Price has been testing the tiny gaming PC.
Story image
Hands-on review: 2TB WD_Black SN770M NVMe M.2 2230 SSD
Tue, 26th Mar 2024
#
pc hardware
#
storage
#
reviews
Tiny yet mighty, the WD_Black SN770M SSD redefines portable gaming with unparalleled speed and capacity.
Story image
Hands-on review: Crucial T500 Gen4 NVMe 2280 M.2 SSD
Thu, 21st Mar 2024
#
pc hardware
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Crucial's T500 Gen4 NVMe solid-state drive promises data transfer speeds of up to 7400MB/s. Techday's Darren Price looks at the 2TB version of the drive that comes complete with a factory-fitted heatsink.
Story image
Hands-on review: Asus Zenbook 14 OLED UX3405
Thu, 7th Mar 2024
#
tablets & laptops
#
mobility
#
reviews
The new Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is one of the first of a new generation of notebooks sporting an Intel Meteor Lake Core Ultra processor.
Story image
Hands-on review: Intel Core Ultra 7 155H AI-enabled notebook processor
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
#
mobility
#
tablets & laptops
#
reviews
At CES 2024, Intel allowed Techday to test the AI capabilities of its new Core Ultra notebook processors.
Story image
Hands-on review: D-Link Aquila Pro AI AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh System
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
#
cloud services
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
The M30 routers have a clean aesthetic design and easy-to-use set-up, but underneath, they have all the advanced features that enthusiasts expect.
Story image
Hands-on review: CRKD Nitro Deck for Nintendo Switch
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
monitors
With the eye-catching Game Boy Advance/Game Cube looks, the Nitro Deck fits nicely in your hand, giving players a great new way to play their Switch games.
Story image
Hands-on review: Mokibo Fusion MKB420 Bluetooth keyboard
Tue, 6th Feb 2024
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
#
bluetooth
The Mokibo’s Fusion MKB420 keyboard is really easy to use and, apart from a few of the more advanced functions, pretty intuitive.
Story image
Game review: Tekken 8 (PC)
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
#
gaming
#
reviews
#
technology gifts
Tekken 8 introduces new aggressive fight mechanics, with characters being able to unload “Heat” moves and devastating “Rage Art” attacks.