Top Shelf Tuesday - August 11

August 9, 2009

Tuesday is here, and you know what that means -- it's time to head out and pick up the latest hot releases. Luckily, we're here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Madden returns to the Xbox and PS3 this week and it's no surprise this year's offering is touted as the best entry yet. With the ability to customize player moves, new tackling controls, dynamic player ratings, updated playbook formations, and all-new commentary, Madden NFL 10 promises to bring you closer to the NFL than ever before. Strap on your helmet and hit the gridiron!

Originally released in arcades in 1998, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 features a roster of more than 50 fighters and introduces three-on-three tag-team fighting to the crossover series' formula. The PS3 and Xbox 360 editions will add online play to the game, as well as an optional visual filter to hide some of the game's blemishes via the mask of blissful high definition. Get ready for comic book-level beatdowns from the comfort of your own home.



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I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose is the debut album by London alt-rockers, Bombay Bicycle Club. The title of the LP comes from a line in the song "After Hours" by A Tribe Called Quest, from their 1990 record People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. How hip-hop of them. The London band has put together a grand cache of songs filled with youthful power, slick arrangements, and catchy hooks.



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The ultimate in bromance comedies, I Love You, Man, is a true product of the Judd Apatow universe. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are newly acquainted friends whose friendship is the product of Rudd’s character’s inability to connect with other guys. Think of this film as the spiritual cousin to The 40 Year Old Virgin. The DVD has a nice helping of extra features, too. Alternate scenes, extended scenes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel are some of the bonus items on this disc. Sometimes you can only take so many romantic comedies, and that’s when you need a bromantic comedy – and this one’s at the top of its class.

It’s possible that some of you are Zac Efron fans out there (okay, maybe not), and if so you will be pleased to find that the Blu-ray of 17 Again is, “Packed with Zac!” (Details). Okay, so most likely you’ll be picking up this one for a little sister or girlfriend or friend in a coma who just needs some kind of visual and audio stimuli. But you’ve come to the right place. The bonus features on the Blu-ray include additional scenes, a bonus digital copy of the movie, a BD Live media center, and many featurettes. A few of the featurettes are Zac Goes Back, Zac’s Dance Flashback, and Tom Lennon & Melora Hardin – Unfiltered. And let’s not forget about the outtakes. There’s enough Zac on this Blu-ray to keep any fan going until they hit puberty.

Did we miss anything? What are you looking forward to picking up this week?