Top Shelf Tuesday - November 23

November 21, 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 dismiss the weak trash and handpick the dopeness so you don’t waste your cash.

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment



If you tend to buy one racing game for your video game console, and you own a PS3, the grandaddy of all drivers is lining up at the starting grid this week. Gran Turismo 5, after numerous delays, is finally being released. It doesn't matter what kind of piece of junk you haul your ass around in. Chances are, it's in this game. There's no other racer as realistic or authentic, so if you're a gear head don't think twice about picking it up. If you're looking for a great game to play with the kids that you'll actually enjoy yourself, Donkey Kong Country Returns fits the bill. It's cute enough to keep the little ones busy, but challenging enough that you'll end up fighting with the rugrats over the controller. This one's just for the Wii, though.


Source: Lionsgate

Who’s ready for some ball-to-the-wall testosterone?!?! As every man on the planet should already know, in The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone returns to classic action form with his group of mercenaries ready to blow up the entire freakin’ planet. The crew of Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, and Sly are all hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. We get cameos from Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and even The Governator himself. The new Blu-ray 3 combo pack features a director's cut of the film and a documentary entitled Inferno: The Making of The Expendables, which provides insight into how the film was put together as well as Stallone's injury while doing a fight scene with Steve Austin. This is a no-brainer, bros. Get it.


Source: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Even though Kanye West is a total nut job and quite possibly the worst public speaker of all time, he’s still one of the most prolific and productive musicians on the planet. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by West with most of the production taking place in Hawaii. All-star collaborators on the new LP include Q-Tip, DJ Premier, RZA, Pete Rock, Madlib, Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, and many more. Early reviews for Dark Twisted Fantasy have been universally positive and the singles that have been released online over the past few months have all been some of the best tracks hip-hop has had in quite some time. Please try to ignore the abysmal public image of Mr. West and embrace what made him a household name in the first place.

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