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by dsussman   March 20, 2011 at 11:00AM  |  Views: 1,159
It's Tuesday, and you know what that means. Yup, it's time to hit the stores (or Amazon.com) 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: Crytek Frankfurt/Electronic Arts/Crytek UK

Just one huge release this week on the game front, and it’s Crysis 2. How many more first-person shooters can you take? EA is about to find out. While many games in this genre have about as many twists and turns as a ruler, this one actually does. Beyond the guns and bullets, the most effective part of your arsenal comes in the form of a biosuit that gives you super-human powers. You can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but laser vision is not included. Best of all, the suit’s abilities have carried over into the multiplayer and we’ve already seen online videos of folks getting creative. How does a 360-degree spiraling downward melee strike you? If our experience with the game is any indication, pretty damned hard. It’s coming out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but PC heads be warned. This isn’t like the first Crysis. It was built for the consoles first, so your rig is in no danger of melting into a puddle.  


Source: Columbia Pictures

Starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, The Tourist is the remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer. It revolves around Frank (Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy, and Elise (Jolie), an extremely hot lady who deliberately crosses Frank’s path to mislead all the gangsters and police that are following her former lover. The new DVD/Blu-ray release features director's commentary, outtake reels, and the featurettes A Gala Affair, Canal Chats, and Action in Venice. This is two of Hollywood’s biggest names together on screen for the first time, people. Do it.


Source: RCA/Rough Trade

Angles is the fourth studio album by The Strokes and their first full-length LP since the release of First Impressions of Earth back in 2006. As many of you may know, The Strokes went on an extended hiatus in 2007 and then reformed two years later to begin penning new indie-rock jams for Angles. The record was recorded at guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr.'s home studio and produced by the band themselves. Almost all of the band members have been on record stating how horrible the process was to make the new album, but by the sound of it, The Strokes are back and seriously better than ever.