Top Shelf Tuesday - November 2

October 31, 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 throw out all the the cheesy messes and hand pick you the best of the bestest.

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment



You still have your PSP? Yeah, that black, shiny thing that seems to do everything but have a ton of games to play? Well, this week you might want to dust that sucker off for God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Kratos returns with all his patented, barbaric action--just shrunken down. It's every bit as good as its big brothers. Just ask our bros over at GameTrailers. This is yet another seriously sick week for game releases, but there's also some big hardware hitting stores. Microsoft's motion controller called Kinect is finally being released. As the Xbox 360's anwer to the Wii, it uses a camera to track movement instead of holding a controller. The first batch of games aren't all that substantial, but you better get to the store this week if you plan on buying one before next year. They're gonna be a hot holiday item so don't get left out in the cold.   



Source: HBO

Produced by HBO, The Pacific is the Emmy Award-winning 10-part World War II miniseries executively brought to us by classic Hollywood duo Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The Pacific is a series sister to the 2001 insanely popular miniseries Band of Brothers. It focuses on the United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations within the wider Pacific War. We follow three Marines, Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie and John Basilone, in separate combat adventures. The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. HBO spared no expense on this series and it truly shows. Take a trip back in time, y’all.



Source: Warner Brothers

The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria
is a new DVD/Blu-ray featuring live concert performances by legendary metal outfits Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Known as "The Big 4" of thrash metal, the bands were recorded on June 22, 2010 at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. The shows were recorded and edited and then aired in over 800 theatres worldwide on the same day of the festival. This new two-disc set features behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the bands and the concert in its entirety. For the dedicated thrash heads out there, there is also a limited super deluxe box set including the two DVD's, five CD's, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band and a Big 4 guitar pick. This was also the first time James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine played together since 1983. Classic s*** right here. Get it.

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments to give your favorites some love.