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Top Shelf Tuesday - March 2

by spike.com   February 28, 2010 at 3:00PM  |  Views: 39

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 sift through massive amounts of junk to give you the funkiest of the funk.

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Games

Is Battlefield: Bad Company 2 a worthy contender for the modern military first-person-shooter crown? It's time to find out! Featuring 2-24 player squad-based multiplayer gameplay and fully destructable environments, Bad Company 2 ups the ante with a variety of driveable vehicles and classic items from the Battlefield series. B Company brings the pain this Tuesday!

The eighth installment of the Major League Baseball series, MLB 2K10 continues bringing the intensity of America's favorite pastime to your console of choice. With updated precise pitching, "Total Control Hitting," and an updated Franchise Mode, and the same game depth you've come to expect from 2K sports titles, this one's sure to be a homerun with new and seasoned baseball gamers alike.

DVD

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2012 is director Roland Emmerich’s latest world-ending masterpiece. And it is a masterpiece, at least as far as apocalyptic, big-budget blockbusters are concerned. Maybe you never thought you’d see John Cusack in a movie about the end of the world, but you were wrong. And it is glorious. If you were foolish enough to miss this epic film in the theaters, it’s not too late to pick up the DVD and/or Blu-ray, for which you will be rewarded with many extras, such as an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and more featurettes than you can shake an apocalypse at.

Where the Wild Things Are was a long time in the making for director Spike Jonze, and for those of you who missed it in the theaters it’s now available on DVD and Blu-ray. You’ll get four webisodes on the DVD, and on the Blu-ray you’ll get those along with a new short film called Higglety Pigglety Pop!, an HBO First Look Featurette, and more.

Music

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Scratch My Back is the eighth studio and fourteenth album overall by pop legend Peter Gabriel. The album, recorded at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios all last year, consists of Gabriel covering twelve songs by various artists, using only orchestra and voice rather than normal rock instruments. It was produced by Gabriel with some help from Mr. Bob Ezrin. Gabriel has described this as a very personal and the most creative and engaging record he has done in a very long time. The album’s diverse sounds include covers of Lou Reed‘s “The Power of the Heart,” David Bowie's “Heroes,” and Arcade Fire’s “My Body is a Cage.”

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments.

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