Top Shelf Tuesday - July 27

July 27, 2010

Tuesday is almost here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we kill the junk and bring you the best of the bunch.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment


It’s been over a decade since the last Starcraft was released. Since then it’s become the de facto real-time strategy game used in tournaments around the world, and a national sensation in Korea—producing the world’s best-paid professional video game players. Believe it or not, the folks that play Starcraft over there have huge sponsorship contracts and are recognized randomly on the street. While we doubt that Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will have the same impact here in the US, it’s the most anticipated PC game to be released in years. It’s finally out today, and with it comes new races and units to crush the competition and a single-player campaign that Blizzard has kept very close to the chest. In fact, no video footage of it has been released to this point. So count on plenty of surprises if you’re lucky enough to buy it before it’s sold out. If you like strategy games, this is a serious investment in your future.


Source: Legendary Pictures/The Zanuck Company/Warner Bros. Pictures

For those that don’t know, Clash of the Titans is the 2010 fantasy film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name. Just like the 1981 version, the story is very loosely based upon the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the 3-D Clash was a huge success at the box office and a no-brainer for salivating action fans. Sam Worthington is obviously one of the biggest leading men on the planet and Clash of the Titans proves that he’s gonna be around for quite some time. Get it, dudes.



Source: Warner Bros.

Nightmare is the fifth studio LP by hardcore metalheads Avenged Sevenfold. Produced by Mike Elizondo, Nightmare is the first Avenged Sevenfold record without James "The Rev" Sullivan on drums because of his death in December 2009. Although “The Rev” did write some of the songs before that time and as a tribute, The Rev's vocals are still on the album. Mike Portnoy, from Dream Theater, who performed as the drummer for the album in his place, will also play with the band for all the upcoming tours through the end of 2010.  Avenged Sevenfold is back and better than ever and fans should most definitely not sleep on this one.

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments.