Articles by Gear Diary Staff

Fast & Fun! Furious 7 Film Review

Get in high gear at the theaters with the recommended Furious 7 filled with stars, action, thrills, and amazing stuntwork. Paul Walker’s final film role adds to the surprisingly poignant dramatic elements as this seventh installment of the film series


Rock Band 4 Coming to Next-Gen Gaming Consoles

Game Developer Harmonix has announced the next installment in their long-running Rock Band music/rhythm game series for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no plans for a Wii U release) with more details in May and a late 2015 targeted release date. Rock Band fans can also expect single-player and multiplayer game modes and a huge song catalog (free and paid) along with backward compatibility with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 guitar and drum controllers. New music peripherals for this latest installment are also planned. Rock Band 4 will be the fourth game in the game series although the 2012 PSN/Xbox Live downloadable Rock Band Blitz, the popular Beatles Rock…


Game Benefits! Dig Rush to Improve Amblyopia

People with amblyopia (“lazy eye”) will soon get treatment from the first therapeutic video game called Dig Rush from Ubisoft and Amblyotech Inc. Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) affects approximately 3% or the U.S. population (about 9 million people). It’s condition where a person sees out of one eye instead of two.


PlayStation Underground Rises Again…as New Video Show!

PlayStation Underground was a gaming magazine for many years and now a new online video game news show has begun with the same name. The new PS Underground show is currently releasing episodes biweekly and will soon move to a weekly show. Viewers can catch the latest game previews, interviews, and special features on this new PlayStation Underground. Check out more details below: “To celebrate the return of Underground, our friends at Harmonix brought an early build of the upcoming music rhythm reboot Amplitude for us to play. Spoiler: we got destroyed by Expert mode, but that’s okay because we…





Get in Line: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Release Date Revealed!

One of the most anticipated Xbox One exclusive video game releases of this year now has a release date. Published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the first-person shooter game Halo 5: Guardians will be the sixth installment in the popular game series featuring the Master Chief along with the new Spartan Locke character who appeared in the live action series Halo: Nightfall.




March into ‘Code Name S.T.E.A.M.’ Debut 3DS Game Tournament!

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. owners the first public tournament titled “Medal March” today until end of Sunday, March 22. This action-packed, turn-based video game has already made a big impression for the historical, eclectic characters led by President Abraham Lincoln in a single-player campaign missions and challenge online battles in versus mode and is exclusive to the handheld Nintendo 3DS console.




Batarang The Last LEGO Batman 3 Game DLC

The Dark Knight still has more downloadable content (DLC) for the popular all ages action video game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham that’s full of famous DC Comic characters like Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and others.


Join the National Day of Unplugging March 6 & 7!

Do you ever unplug – I mean REALLY unplug? I can’t think when I’ve gone more than ‘mostly unplugged’ since … long ago. But from tonight through Saturday night the National Day of Unplugging invites you to live with “No cell phones, no selfies, no technology that distracts us from each other: just people talking and enjoying each other’s company.”


‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Omaze Premiere Experience

Robert Downey Jr. (a.k.a. ‘Iron Man’) has become even more of a fan favorite with his recent announcement about a special event for the premiere of upcoming Marvel superhero sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with all entries benefiting a children’s hospice charity through the Omaze platform. A fan fantasy will come true for one lucky participant as Robert Downey Jr. hosts the winner who will be flown with lucky a friend to Los Angeles, California to experience a day in the life of Tony Stark. Participants can enter at www.omaze.com/RDJ by donating $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives…


‘F1 2014’ Review on PlayStation 3: Take the Pole Position

As time marches on another F1 racing season approaches (the 66th beginning on March 15 in Australia), so take the pole position to relive the 65th 2014 Formula One season with Codemasters’ racing simulation game F1 2014, which is widely available now at a reduced price. The Hype The 2014 FORMULA ONE season has seen the most seismic rule changes in the sport’s 60 year history, including new turbocharged power units and new aerodynamics, which combine to place more emphasis on racing skill and control in cars with more explosive power delivery but less downforce than previous seasons. All but two…