The Weekend Spend – ZTE Blade V, Gravity and South Park

From a £60 smartphone to space movies, we've got you covered this weekend
South Park: The Stick of Truth

BookArc for MacBook Pro (£40)

BookArc for MacBook Pro

Turn your MacBook Pro into a desktop with this handy stand. But why would I want to do that, you say? Well, for one thing it reduces desktop clutter, with a 10in x 4in footprint and cable tidy. And for another thing, closing your MacBook up when you're using it with an external monitor means that it dedicates all of its video memory to the monitor, making for improved graphics performance and faster screen refreshes.

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Gravity Blu-ray 3D (£17)

Gravity 3D Blu-ray

Gravity's plot may be as thin as an Irwin Allen film – Sandra Bullock is stranded in space and must get back to Earth – but the spectacle more than makes up for it.

Alfonso Cuarón's outer-space thriller cleaned up at the Oscars, bagging seven Academy Awards including Best Director. Many of those awards were for technical categories like visual effects, and deservedly so – seen in 3D, on the biggest screen you can muster, its long takes in a photorealistic zero-gravity environment are mind-blowing.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth (£38)

With a script by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this RPG is as close as you're going to get to being in an episode of the show. Packed with near-the-knuckle gags, it merrily pokes fun at gamers and the RPG genre – though its turn-based combat doesn't pose much of a challenge.

Also, it's worth noting that the console versions are censored in the UK – though the PC download version retains all of the caustic humour intact.

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