Top Shelf Tuesday - August 31

August 29, 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 give you the nastiest of funk so you don't waste your cash on all that wack junk.

Source: Nintendo/Project M



The Metroid franchise has traditionally been one of Nintendo’s go-to properties for big sales, but the last couple games haven’t done as well has Nintendo would have liked. What’s the answer? Give it to someone else to create. And so Metroid: Other M has been farmed out to the team that develops the incredibly violent Ninja Gaiden series. The result is a far more cinematic game that plays primarily like the old 2D Metroid games with one twist. You can point the Wii Remote at the screen at any time to go into a first-person view for blasting or just scoping things out. It’s like using 3D glasses to look at Playboy. Or something like that. These games only come around once every few years, so we definitely recommend picking it up. But don’t just listen to us, check out our brethren’s take on the game over at GameTrailers.



Source: Renaissance Pictures/New Line Cinema

The Evil Dead on Blu-ray is finally here! For people that have been living under a rock since 1981, Evil Dead is the epic Sam Raimi horror landmark about five Michigan State students that venture into the mountains of Tennessee and become possessed one by one after discovering The Book of the Dead. The Blu-ray release features two discs with audio commentary with writer/director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell. This easily one of the greatest horror features ever made and seeing it on Blu-ray should be nothing short of spectacular.



Source: Reprise/Warner Bros.

Asylum is the fifth studio album by heavy metalheads Disturbed. Grabbing from aspects of lead singer David Draiman's life, Asylum takes a fresh direction in the band's music career while staying true to the elements that got them here in the first place. The first single from the album, "Another Way to Die," is about global warming and has a very fresh sound from the band. Fanatics for Disturbed must grab this.

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