Top Shelf Tuesday – inFAMOUS 2

June 5, 2011
Tuesday's almost here, and you know what that means. It's time to hit the stores (or and pick up some new releases. With our handy Top Shelf Tuesday guide, you'll know exactly what's getting folks excited this week.


Source: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Computer Entertainment

If you can pry yourself away from Spike and GameTrailers’ E3 coverage for a couple minutes, it’s probably worth heading down to your local game shop and picking up inFAMOUS 2. Granted, it’s only available for the PlayStation 3, but this open world game that allows you to manipulate physics with your hands is head and shoulders better than the first game. That’s saying something because the first inFAMOUS is a great. With a morality system that allows you to become good or evil, there’s also plenty of incentive to play it again to see how things change depending on your decisions. If you do not own a PlayStation 3, there’s still something worth picking up. Red Faction: Armageddon is available for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and it allows you to essentially blow up entire levels. It’s all about destruction--and third-person shooting--in the depths of Mars. Expect tons of huge monsters to take down and plenty of atmosphere as you literally blast through caves and massive structures. If you like things that go boom, you can’t go wrong. Don’t believe us? Check out the full review over at our sister site, GameTrailers.Movies

Source: Paramount Pictures

For those of you that missed it, True Grit is a western remake of the 1969 film of the same name. Written and directed by the Coen brothers and starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, True Grit is the story about a 14-year-old girl who goes on a dangerous mission to avenge her father's death. The girl persuades an alcoholic marshal named Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to join her in tracking down the killer. Bridges' character was originally portrayed by John Wayne in the original, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Even though this is another Hollywood remake, we all know the Coen brothers will never steer us wrong. The DVD/Blu-ray gives supplies interviews with the cast and crew, a few deleted scenes and the featurettes Mattie's True Grit, From Bustlers to Buckskin: Dressing for the 1880s and Colts, Winchesters, & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western. Get it.


Source: Domino

Suck It and See is the fourth studio effort by UK indie superstars Arctic Monkeys. Going for a more vintage sound, the Sheffield boys called in the help of James Ford to handle the production work on this one. In a recent interview, drummer Matt Helders stated that band’s latest work will contain "some songs a bit more instant. A bit more poppy, certainly, than Humbug was." Rad. With solid new cuts like “Brick by Brick” and "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair," this one is sure to satisfy the tastebuds of any fan of the alt-pop genre.