Top Shelf Tuesday - August 17

August 15, 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 kill all that bunk noise to give you the dope stash for you and your boys.

Source: Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix



Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the new platform action video game for the PC, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade as part of the Tomb Raider series for digital download. Unlike previous games in the series, the game does not carry the Tomb Raider brand and will have a heavy emphasis on cooperative gameplay, both online or locally. The multiplayer will allow gamers to take on the role as either Lara Croft or a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec. They must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. The single-player campaign only allows you to use Lara. Guardian of Light will use the same game engine as Tomb Raider: Underworld and will include modern visuals as well as cool physics. Get it, dudes!



Source: Showtime

For those that don’t know, Dexter is a TV drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show's first season was loosely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. In the fourth season of the popular series, Dexter is now a family man and his wife Rita has given birth to a baby boy named Harrison. The family has moved to the suburbs, where Dexter struggles to reconcile his new life with his killing urges. This is a must-see for those who want a legitimate show that’s solid from start to finish.



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The Final Frontier is upcoming fifteenth studio LP by legendary British heavy metalheads Iron Maiden. At 76 minutes and 34 seconds long, it is the band's longest studio album to date. It also has an average song length of 7:59. It will be their first album since the release of A Matter of Life and Death back in 2006. Melvyn Grant, a long-time contributor to the band's artwork, created the cover art for the album. The album is the fourth for which Steve Harris receives writing credits for every track, following Killers, Brave New World, and A Matter of Life and Death. Get this now!

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