Gaming

Giving Some Gear To Kids Who Deserve It Most

Children’s Miracle Network Gameroom Giveaway by Xbox 360

Children’s Miracle Network and Microsoft have teamed to provide three pediatric hospitals with an what their calling the Ultimate Gameroom. Apparently they got wind our Gear Patrol’s very own Nerf Charity Giveaway and decided to one-up us in a major way. Specific details for just what this Ultimate Gameroom consists of are scarce, but you...

10 Best, Must-Have iPhone Games & Honorable Mentions

So you’ve got your iPhone, iPhone 3GS, or iPod Touch. You’ve got it loaded with useless apps or boring games. Hell, maybe you just want some justification to get buy one. Well, if the plethora of awesome apps out there isn’t enough, then maybe something that appeals to your less functional/productive side will entice you....

The PS3 Finally Joins Weight Watchers

Sony PS3 Slim

Priced at $300 and conveniently sized similar to Blu-Ray players, the new Sony PS3 Slim is finally here. It’s over 30% smaller than the previous PS3, but still features HDMI, optical audio out, built-in Wi-Fi, dual USB ports and a hefty 120 GB hard drive.. all packaged in a comparatively lilliputian sized case. The PS3...

Kiss Choppy Streaming Goodbye

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit

HD video is a blessing and a curse. As sports fans, gamers, and movie buffs, the instant we gazed upon those eye-searing lines of vertical resolution there was just no turning back to standard definition. The trouble is, witnessing Kobe’s facial expressions in glorious 1080p while defending Courtney Lee comes at the expense of added...

Why Less Is More When Shopping For A Whopping New TV

Panasonic TC-P42X1 Viera Plasma HDTV

Since its commercial deployment over half a century ago, no bit of household technology has enraptured the attention and the desires of man like the television. After all, we are exceptionally visual creatures. A man must love his TV; if not, he is genetically conditioned to go out (hunt) and get one (gather) that he...

Blast Baddies And Your Eardrums At The Same Time

Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones

The Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones are the absolute best solution for bringing the room-filling sound of your favorite Xbox 360 games straight to your brain. With the X4 from Turtle Beach you can play without disturbing anyone - and without sacrificing sound quality.

Man up and play this game in the dark.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

If you’re in need of an Entertainment Stimulus Package, look no further than box that contains this week’s GP approved game release, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Sequel to the critically acclaimed F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon), the second installment picks up where its predecessor leaves off, both in regards to game play and storytelling. Fans...

Call of Duty: World at War – In-Depth Review

A Gear Patrol favorite, CoD:WW Wages A Blitzkrieg On Our Free Time Here at Gear Patrol, we are eminently qualified to opine on the best in men’s entertainment. Why so, you may ask? Primarily, it’s because we, ourselves, are men. We can empathize with the struggle to prioritize sensory assaults among thought-provoking reading, the latest...

ColorWare

No Device Left Un-Oranged Gear Patrol Custom ColorWare Xbox 360 I hope that I’m not being too presumptuous, but it’s likely that you, the Gear Patrol reader, take some measure of pride in having the latest and greatest bits of consumer technology. It goes without saying that we do, too. After all, why do you...

Retro Space

No Quarters Required Windmills. Tulips. Wooden shoes. These items may represent your estimation of Dutch life and culture. Allow me to disabuse you of the notion that no GP-worthy innovation has come from that low-lying pastoral wonderland known as the Netherlands. For years, we (I) have been dreaming of a way to play the arcade...

Yap Bull & Bear Tic Tac Toe Board

A Real Gift For A Real Gamer – The Stock Trader Corporate gifts are boorish at best. Tic Tac Toe however, is timeless. Don’t clutter your desk with tschotchkes or notepads with scribble. It may not guarantee double digit growth for your portfolio, but the stainless steel and zinc alloy Yap Bull & Bear Tic...

Voodoo Omen Gaming Computer

The Apple MacPro Tower might be a gorgeous desktop, in the realm of computers, but the Voodoo Omen is more of a monolithic shrine to the gaming gods. Almost as if it were cut out of a single block of… um… badness. Voodoo Omen’s austere exterior belies the interior components though. Inside you’ll find a...

Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Wireless Racing Wheel

Don’t have the money to get yourself into a Porsche yet? (ED: pronounced “Por-sha”, for the love of all that is holy and good, please stop saying “poursch”) Well, the high five and six figure price tags may be a barrier to entry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a taste, albeit virtually. The...

PS3 DualShock 3

Behold, the ridiculously long overdue PlayStation 3 DualShock controller. Aptly named “DualShock 3″. Starting April 15 you’ll be able to finally add rumble features to many of your favorite games like every other system has been doing for, oh, 10 years. There are no other differences in the controller, only rumble. It will continue to...

Nintendo DS Lite – Cobalt Blue/Black

Why a Nintendo DS? Well, how many of you knew that the Nintendo DS is now the best selling game system of all time? 46 million plus systems if you’re a numbers guy. Since the initial launch, the major changes have been colors and this February we get the DS Lite in Cobalt Blue/Black. We’re...

TV Etch A Sketch

This might be the ultimate throwback diversion at your next party. Forget the Wii or Rockband. Get a TV Etch-A-Sketch. It plugs into your television through a video input and suddenly your flat-panel is now hours of useless fun. Sure, it’s geared towards children but with a few beverages and some laughs your guests will...

Rock Band Special Edition

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you know about Guitar Hero. Well, like any good thing in America it hasn’t been left alone. We’re already up to Guitar Hero III and now comes the ultimate collection of virtual thrashing – Rock Band Special Edition It’s got all instruments covered from lead guitar to drums...

Half-Life 2: The Orange Box

Five games, One Box. Anyway you cut it, that’s a lot for one price and five good ones at that. The best part is you can get it today. The new package from Valve includes two critically acclaimed games Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 1. It also includes three all new games: Half-Life 2...

Forza 2 Motorsport

If there was ever a game to get revved up about, this is it. Taking up where its award-winning predecessor left off, Forza Motorsport 2 gives you pure racing excitement with next-generation quality. From more than 300 fully customizable cars to ultrarealistic portrayals of famous racetracks around the globe, you’ll find everything you need here...

Xbox 360 Elite

It’s finally here. The fabled Xbox 360 Elite that’s been abuzz for far longer than it ever should have been… not that we weren’t monitoring it for you. It comes loaded to the teeth and shows the folks at Sony exactly how business is done by including high quality cables and components for full connectivity....