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Picks of the Week – 17 December 2010

With the week coming to an end and the holidays just a snowball throw away, here are the Picks of the Week for the week of December 17, 2010.  We at the Nerds of the Round Table, have scanned and scoured through the web, online stores and movie rental databases to bring you the best of the best of all things nerdy or just plain cool.  Enjoy!

Please feel free to drop a comment if you see something missing or should be included in this list.

iPhone App of the Week:

Application Name:

Infinity Blade



4.5 out of 5 Nerd Round Tables

Summary:

For untold ages, the God King has ruled with an iron fist – his power is incalculable; his followers, legion. Now you must journey to the Dark Citadel to battle his Titans, one by one, until you face the tyrant himself. As it has been for all in your bloodline, this is your birthright – to free your people from an endless legacy of darkness. The immortal can be vanquished – but only if heart, mind, and steel are one.

Price:

  • $5.99

Pros:

  • Graphics look AMAZING!
  • Game play is a lot of fun.
  • Plenty of potential for expansion.

Cons:

  • No free range movement.  All movement is limited to pre-determined areas
  • Requires a newer iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Price is a bit high.

Netflix Pick of the Week:

Title:

A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Season 1

4 out of 5 Nerd Round Tables

Summary:

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie serve up a tangy blend of eccentric characters, witty wordplay and spontaneous shenanigans in this clever sketch comedy series. The funnymen refuse to play by the rules, crossing conventional lines with madcap abandon. Season 1 features skits with Fry and Laurie’s recurring characters, including genteel secret agents Tony and Control, uptight yuppies John and Peter and light metal rockers Bishop and Warlord.

Format:

  • DVD
  • Streaming

Genre:

  • British TV Comedy

Cast:

Web Site of the Week:

Title:

Veronica’s Set Top Box MegaList!

Summary:

Looking for the best set top box to stream your favorite internet content?  Look no further.  Veronica Belmont of Revision3 has compiled a list of current market set top boxes along with details and specifications of the devices capabilities and limitations.  This list has everything you’re looking for to help you make a more informed decision on buying a your next media center set top box.

Let’s face it.  There are a ton of set top boxes to choose from.  AppleTV, Boxee Box, Roku, Google TV, TiVo…the list goes on and on.  This is by far the most inclusive listing available on the net and that is why it is our pick of the week.

Format:

  • Google Document
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One response to “Picks of the Week – 17 December 2010

  1. Chris December 17, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Wow Hugh Laurie looks so young in that picture!

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