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Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: Books

October 29, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Books, Geek Gifts

We are hurtling towards Christmas, and your geeks are getting antsy. There are tons of fantastic DVDs, Blu Rays, Books, Toys and games that would make fantastic Christmas gifts, and we at YourGeeekness want to offer you some ideas. We’re gonna be showing you all kinds of gift ideas you may not have thought about, to ensure your pet geek gets something awesome this year. First up, we’ll take a look at some fantastic geek-centric books that would make great Christmas gifts.

Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman

51wKbnkhjWL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThis is a truly unique package that includes the full Personal Effects: Dark  Art novel by author J.C. Hutchins (7Th Son: Descent and much more) and game elements designed by Jordan Weisman. Using the extras that come with the book, including ID cards, letters, documents and lots of other clues, you can delve ever deeper into the chilling events at Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital, and discover secrets even the characters miss out on…

Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty

514FH6 qiJL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe best superhero novel to be released since Austin Grossman’s ‘Soon I Will Be Invincible’ would make a superb Christmas gift for your geek. In Playing For Keeps, the cult podcaster (and author of the ‘Heaven’ series) brings a bunch of misfit characters with all kinds of weird (not to mention foul) superpowers together in order to face off against a corrupt hero agency, whilst also trying to outwit the villains! A great, fun story by someone who knows their comics lore.

Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith

41RTa1qcp L. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe writer/director of Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy, Dogma and all the others (yes, including Jersey Girl) is back in print with this collection of transcriptions from his notorious podcast series, SModcast! Featuring lots of guests (including his regular partner in crime Scott Mosier and various other stars), lots of profanity and a hell of a lot of laughs, Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith is the perfect companion to his other books, and of course his movies.

If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell

51JDT1TDKVL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksAsh himself from the Evil Dead movies, as well as countless other cult hits, brings you his brilliant story of a life in acting. If Chins Could Kill has been around a while now, but a new UK edition came out which has reinvigorated interest in the book. Hilarious, frustrating and brutally honest, Bruce holds your attention from the first page to the last. An essential title for any wannabe actors, or just anyone with a sense of humour.

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

51BUr6LvtiL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe Wheel of Time series begins to draw to a close with this first of three volumes that Brandon Sanderson is completing from the late Robert Jordan’s notes. The Gathering Storm is a weighty tome that is causing waves across the world as one of the most important fantasy titles of the decade, and is an essential title for any fantasy fan along with all readers of the Wheel of Time series. A huge talking point right now.

Green by Jay Lake

51L qhZbySL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe hugely talented Jay Lake brings us Green, a beautifully realized fantasy novel that introduces us to the character of Green. Sure to become a widely read modern classic of the fantasy genre, Green by Jay Lake is one of the finest books you could buy for a geek this year. A lush fantasy world is brought to life through a story that is gripping and thrilling in equal measure.

Using HDTV ratings to choose a new TV

October 08, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

If you’re considering purchasing a new HDTV, then you might in addition be considering checking out a HDTV ratings guide to help select which model is suitable for you the consumer. This way customers can avoid laying down cash without knowing which HDTV is the right model for your particular needs.

If you’re considering how a HDTV ratings guide can help customers choose which high definition television is the ideal one for your own house cinema platform, give it some thought : These useful HDTV ratings are direct from other buyers and users who are raring to share their own experience and data with you so you can make up your own mind on which individual HDTV is the right set for you.

HDTV ratings include things like client opinion on its price, the performance of the TV itself, how straightforward it was to line up and other factors like the outlet’s shipping time and returns policies. They can also bring up any possible issues to your knowledge.

The HDTV ratings can come in many formats. Some might come as ratings out of 5 or ten, while others can come as client reviews. Both are extremely useful as far as HDTV ratings guides go, and both can help you decide on the arguments of each individual HDTV that you’ll consider.

Of course, while taking a look at HDTV ratings you will be curious about the picture and sound standard of any particular one, but an important thing to consider is the HDTV ratings for the actual performance, trustworthiness and the ease of using the HDTVs that you’re looking at. Picture and sound are very important, but customers do wish to be sure the HDTV you get will give you a long time of good service.

HDTV ratings and HDTV reviews are a good way to ensure that while you’re looking for the greatest HDTV special offers around, you can be sure to get the right HDTV for the wants of you and your loved ones, and a set that may do its stuff well for a long time. HDTV ratings really are the right way to go for any new converts to the world of HDTV.