Top Shelf Tuesday - May 18

May 16, 2010

Tuesday is here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we destroy the wack and give y'all the daddy macks.

Source: Rockstar Games


From the makers of the Grand Theft Auto series comes a third-person shooter with a decidely less "urban" feel to it, Red Dead Redemption. Taking place in the Wild West, you take the role as reformed outlaw John Marston, who ends up shooting his way through this open world environment set in the Industrial Age in search of action and adventure.

On the racing reality TV show of Split/Second, anything goes. Using items found along the race course, racers can trigger massive track-changes that completely destroy competitors. Having given it a spin ourselves, we give this game a thumbs up. You also get some pretty sweet destructive multiplayer modes. It's like the new Burnout, but it's not.


Source: Spyglass Entertainment/Revelations

Invictus is the biographical film based on events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. Directed by Clint Eastwood, Invictus stars Morgan Freeman as South African President Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as François Pienaar, the captain of the Springboks, the South African rugby union team. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation. Get it!


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Brothers is the sixth album by the amazing blues-rock duo The Black Keys. It is the third release on Nonesuch Records for Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney and things are looking even better for the slick Ohio dudes. Brothers sees the band hit a bit of a tamer run and whip out a few new tricks with some of their R&B influences. Besides doing some of the work themselves, Danger Mouse also put his producing stamp on a few of the new tracks. Great get.

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