Top Shelf Tuesday - April 27
Tuesday is here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we diss the fake and give you 100% Kobe steak.
The follow-up to last year's reboot of the classic 2D arcade fighter Super Street Fighter IV brings back everything you love about the SF universe and adds an expanded roster of both new and old characters to the mix. Super also brings along an awesome new online Tournament mode, which only serves to rachet up the intensity that is a Street Fighter grudge match.
If you're old enough to remember the days of sports games on the 8-bit NES, you no doubt have fond memories of the Tecmo Bowl series. With Tecmo Bowl Throwback, the classic arcade-style football is given a 21-century makeover, including a visual and audio overhaul and fresh new features, while still retaining all the classic gameplay that made the original a hit. Available as a downloadable game from Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Tuesday.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows the leader of a traveling theater troupe who, having made a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations. Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, and Tom Waits star in the film, though Ledger's death one-third of the way through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger's character Tony as he travels through a dream world. Get it.
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B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray is the upcoming debut album by the multitalented B.o.B. After producing the majority of the album by himself, and learning to play multiple musical instruments, B.o.B. is ready to take over the world with his unique Outkast-like hip-hop. Featured guests on the LP include Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. If you want a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop rap genre, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray is for you.
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