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Breakthroughs: NaturalMotion Euphoria Gaming Engine

The earliest video games like NIMROD, tic-tac-toe, Tennis for Two and Spacewar! were more like pet hobbies by MIT genius tinkerers than a mainstream entertainment discovery. They were born in the 1950s and 60s, out of basic radar display technology and

Ready for Round Two?

Batman: Arkham City

While Christopher Nolan certainly deserves the lion's share of credit for molding the caped crusader into his 21st century, cash-raining form, the impact of game developer Rocksteady on Batman's recent popularity can't be downplayed. Batman: Arkham Asylum was slathered with

Wii for U, and U for Wii

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo has just announced the successor to its wildly popular and family friendly Wii system today at E3 — called the Wii U. If the name didn’t clue you in, essentially Nintendo hopes they've built a console gaming experience that’s

Third Time to Harm

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Hold onto your quarter rolls. After a decade of waiting, Marvel vs.Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds will be release on February 15th, making its way to living rooms on either Xbox 360 or PS3. Old standby’s like Ryu and Wolverine

Slice through competition

Razer Onza

Motion gamers: Shake, rattle and roll to your hearts content–but most still rely on the analog controller as their weapon of choice. Microsoft recently released an updated version of the 360 controller–now with a less blister inducing D-pad, but it's

D for "About Damn Time"

Xbox 360 Controller With Twist-Up D-pad

Sure, the new Xbox Wireless Controller with Twist D-pad ($65) features a smooth matte silver finish along with spiffy monochrome buttons, but it's the new transforming D-pad that gives our hadouken launching fingers pause. With a simple twist, the D-pad's directional

Fight Tiger with Chicken

Wii Chicken Stick

The only downside to golfing on the Wii (well, besides not actually golfing) is the lack of realistic simulation. No, not in the game, but rather the controller. The Nintendo Wii Motion Plus provides control aplenty, but when it comes to

One Retro Gaming Device to Rule Them All

Retron 3 Video Gaming System

Video game technology has come a long way from the classic 8 and 16 bit systems many of us at Gear Patrol grew up playing. Despite all of the fancy motion controls, insane cinematic graphics, and online fragging wars these new systems

Just One More Thing to Anticipate

Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition

It's still going to be several months (Nov. 2) before you can experience the latest edition of Sony's premier racing title at home, but true fans with an obsession for memorabilia should look alive and pre-order this limited edition set now. Besides

Leaner, Meaner, and Back in Black

Xbox 360 Slim

The new Xbox 360 Slim ($300) has landed. A decidedly Alienware-ish looking console, the Xbox 360 Slim has called 1-800-Evil-Jenny and dropped the weight with a slimmer, glossy-black case design that features touch-sensitive buttons (sounds a bit like Xbox and PS3

Back in Black

Nintendo Wii Black

Who doesn't have a soft-spot for the Wii, or Nintendo for that matter? The fact that there are few impromptu party formulas better than Booze+Women+Wii (in that order) is likely to blame. Then again, we know you've always secretly wanted a

This Ain't No Power Pad

PlayStation Move

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We're not sure how we feel about the glowing ball atop the new Sony PlayStation Move (can we use it as a flashlight in a pinch?), but we do know that Sony's long awaited foray into motion control should prove interesting.

Not The Wavebird But We'll Take It

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Pro

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Mario Kart Wii is without peer. Four competitive friends + beer = hilarity. But Nintendo classics just aren't the same with the rectangular Wii control stick (original Nintendo controller notwithstanding). File this one under last months news, but Nintendo recently answered

The Apple. iPad. Seriously.

Apple iPad

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The Apple iPad is here, and it's both as much/little as people had hoped, expected, worried, drooled over, and even prayed for. The Apple Newton 2010 iPad ($499-$829) will arrive well equipped: 9.7" (1024x768) IPS enabled Multi-Touch LED backlit display, 1GHz

Logitech Z323 Speakers

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: your laptop's puny speakers simply won't cut it. They're not even good enough to aptly project the beeps and boops of your NES emulator, much less to accompany your iTunes library. That

F*$%&@#! Finally

Netflix Streaming On PS3

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After what seems like ages, it finally appears that Sony and Netflix have reached an agreement to bring the movie company's glorious streaming service to over 9 million U.S. PS3 units in November. This is a major boon to current PS3

The PS3 Finally Joins Weight Watchers

Sony PS3 Slim

ps3-slimPriced 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

Kiss Choppy Streaming Goodbye

Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit

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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
Why Less Is More When Shopping For A Whopping New TV

Panasonic TC-P42X1 Viera Plasma HDTV

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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

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

fear-2-project-originIf 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

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

A Gear Patrol favorite, CoD:WW Wages A Blitzkrieg On Our Free Time

call-of-duty-world-at-war-1.jpg call-of-duty-world-at-war-in-depth-review.jpgHere 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

ColorWare

No Device Left Un-Oranged

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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

Retro Space

No Quarters Required

retro-space-console-game-machine.jpgWindmills. 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

Yap Bull & Bear Tic Tac Toe Board

A Real Gift For A Real Gamer - The Stock Trader

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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

Voodoo Omen Gaming Computer

voodoo-omen-gaming-computer.jpgThe 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

Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S Wireless Racing Wheel

Fanatec-Porsche-911-Wireless-Racing-Wheel.jpgDon'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

PS3 DualShock 3

ps3.dualshock.3.rumble.controller.jpgBehold, 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

Nintendo DS Lite – Cobalt Blue/Black

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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

TV Etch A Sketch

tv.etch-a-sketch.jpgThis 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

Rock Band Special Edition

rockband.special.edition.jpg 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

Half-Life 2: The Orange Box

halflife2.jpgFive 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:

Forza 2 Motorsport

Forza 2 MotorsportIf 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

Xbox 360 Elite

Xbox 360 Elite BlackIt'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