Top Shelf Tuesday - October 13

October 13, 2008

Tuesday's here and, if you're anything like us, you've made sure to set aside at least a couple of bucks for the new releases in stores today.  But what should you be spending your hard-earned money on?  Well, it's a good thing you're here because we've rounded up the best of the best for Top Shelf Tuesday!



Indiana Jones is back (on DVD) in this the latest, weirdest, and hopefully last installment of the Indiana Jones series.  Hinging on the gray fall of Dr. Jones and the spunky rise of his protégé, Mutt, The Crystal Skull alternately entranced and enraged audiences.  Now you can take that same polarizing emotion home to your living room.  On DVD and Blu-ray everywhere.



The newly formed hip hop super group The Mighty Underdogs are set to take the indie hip hop world by storm with their new Definitive Jux collaboration Droppin' Science Fiction. The crew of Blackalicious’s Gift of Gab, fellow Quannum compatriot Lateef the Truth Speaker and Bay Area producer Headnodic are sure to bring some intelligence back to the rap scene. With a dizzying set of collaborators that include DJ Shadow, MF Doom, The Alkoholiks’ Tash, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, Julian and Damian “JR Gong” Marley, this record is sure to satisfy any real underground hip hop heads.



Fifa ’09 is here, and the latest installment of this uber-popular football franchise has mostly fine tunings to sell, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time to check out.  The physics have been sharpened and the AI’s efficacy has been increased as well.  This is no longer a game you can play drunk, as it takes a fair bit of concentration just to retain possession (to say nothing of scoring).

You'll probably like the sequel to the Grand Theft Auto wannabe Saints Row if you like the GTA games.  The basic premise of Saints Row 2 is basically the same as the original but for a few novel features.  The most prominent of these is coop mode which allows you and a criminally-minded friend to wreak destruction as a team.  There is no "i" in mayhem.