Top Shelf Tuesday – FIFA 12

September 25, 2011
Tuesday's almost here, and you know what that means. It's time to pick up some new releases. With our handy Top Shelf Tuesday guide, you'll know exactly what's getting folks excited this week.


Source: Electronic Arts

The sports games are raining down over the last few weeks, and this Tuesday yet another stellar release hits store shelves. FIFA 12 is, hands down, the best soccer game on the planet. There’s no comparison. There’s no competition. The 2011 version was the best-selling sports game of last year, but that hasn’t stopped EA from going all-in on this season’s outing. For the first time ever, the ball is no longer magically attached to players. Overrun the ball, and a defender can sweep in and take it. Real physics have also been instituted to create more realistic ball reaction, and more importantly, teeth-rattling collisions. Perhaps the biggest change to the gameplay is the precision dribbling. If you’ve played a FIFA game in the past then you know that it’s been practically impossible to change directions without looping in a huge circle. Now you can cut on a dime, leaving defenders prone on the pitch. FIFA 12 is being released for just about every system under the sun, so if you have even the slightest interest in the sport we recommend picking it up. No word yet on whether the game will come packed-in with an aerosol can capable of fixing broken bones.


Source: Paramount Pictures

You know what it is, dudes. The Michael Bay visual bonanza that is Transformers: Dark of the Moon is finally here for home viewing. This sequel takes place in 1969 when the Apollo 11 moon landing mission ventured onto the far side of the moon for a top secret mission. The astronauts eventually stumble upon the wreck of a Cybertronian spacecraft with no survivors, proving that mankind is not alone in the universe. With Shia LaBeouf returning with his new bombshell of a girlfriend (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Dark of the Moon effortlessly gives fans the insane action feature that they’re looking for. The deluxe 3D/Blu-ray/DVD edition features a gang of bonus features including deleted scenes, director commentary, and numerous behind-the-scenes featurettes. Get it.


Source: Universal

As we all know, Nirvana’s 1991 landmark grunge opus Nevermind caught pretty much everyone by surprise. Especially those hair metal dudes. Now on the 20th anniversary of the album’s release, the good folks over at Universal are releasing a brand new Super Deluxe Edition of the epic LP. Nevermind has sold over 30 million copies worldwide to date and based on the awesomeness of this new deluxe release, the label is bound to sell at least a few more. The Super Deluxe Edition of the record hands fans a remastered version of the original record, tons of b-sides, The Smart Studio Sessions, The Boombox Rehearsals, BBC Sessions, and the rad DVD Live at The Paramount Theatre. Do this now. They truly don’t make’em like they used to.