All posts by Vic B'Stard

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT review

Billed as the ultimate graphics cards for 1440p, AMD’s new Radeon RX 7800 XT and its sibling the Radeon RX 7700 XT aim to take on Nvidia in the contested, and very expensive, mid-range graphics card market. 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. Continue reading AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT review

EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 4K webcam review

The EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 is a 4K personal webcam designed for video conferencing. I take a look.

Most laptops have reasonably good built-in cameras and microphones. They are usually intended for ad hoc video calls where quality is not a prime concern. With tiny lenses and mics built into modern laptops’ increasingly bezels, they do a pretty good job. Continue reading EPOS EXPAND Vision 1 4K webcam review

Aspera AS8 smartphone review

The Aspera AS8 is a 6-inch Australian budget smartphone powered by Android 13 Go Edition. The folks at Aspera sent over a mint-coloured handset for me to test.

I’ve looked at a few phones from Aspera in the past. By and large, they offer very good value for money for devices that come in at almost throwaway prices. The rugged Aspera R9, with looks that suggest it could withstand a week rattling around in a toolbox, is a favourite of mine. These are phones for folks who don’t see the need to splash out a fortune on something likely to get lost or broken. Continue reading Aspera AS8 smartphone review

HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 gaming headset for PlayStation review

HyperX has released a version of their Cloud Stinger 2 headset specifically designed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Matching the colours of the PlayStation 5 branding, this Cloud Stinger 2 headset is in brilliant white with an inlay of black and a flash of blue. The slimline box, as well, ditches the traditional red and white HyperX livery and is instead a more reserved white and navy blue. Continue reading HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 gaming headset for PlayStation review

Atlas Fallen PC review

Deck13 Interactive’s Atlas Fallen is a fast-paced combat RPG set in a fantasy realm.

The game starts with players selecting their own customisable avatar. As an Unnamed, the player’s character is in servitude to a malevolent regime. On discovering and bonding with a mystical gauntlet they are introduced to a peculiar guiding spirit called Nyaal. To be honest the story is pure forgettable hokum and you’ll remember the game more for its mechanics than the tale that surrounds them. Continue reading Atlas Fallen PC review