Top Shelf Tuesday - January 18

January 16, 2011

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 keep the Internet peace by handpicking you the dopest content that's gonna be released!

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

For better or worse, video games seem to be putting more power in the hands of the player as time goes on. Nowhere is this more apparent than in LittleBigPlanet 2. Almost more of an application than an actual game, it relies on players creating the best levels and then sharing them with everyone else online. The sequel gives you more tools to create, but more importantly, it gives everyone else more power to create. Because, let’s face it, you’re not going to spend a day building a level. The good news is that these new tools give people the power to create games in almost any genre and you can snag them absolutely free. With basically endless replay value, it’s hard to go wrong with this one, and it’s also one of those great gateway games that could make your girlfriend hate you a little less for spending so much time running killstreaks in Black Ops.


Source: Lionsgate

In Buried, a civilian contractor working in Iraq (Ryan Reynolds) awakens buried alive in the desert with nothing but a lighter, a knife, and a cell phone. Even though he suffers from amnesia, he soon starts to remember what has happened to him. Buried was easily one of the best reviewed and most overlooked film of 2010. Not only does Ryan Reynolds give one of the best performances of his career, Spanish film director Rodrigo Cortés shows off his love for all things Hitchcock with some of the most terrifying images ever seen on the big screen. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo also features the making-off Unearthing Buried: The Making of Buried. Get it.


Source: Epitaph

Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes is the seventh studio album by punk rock legends Social Distortion. This is the band's first album with bassist Brent Hardin and their first full LP of new material since 2004's Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll. After four years of writing, Social Distortion recorded Hard Times from February to July 2010. Mike Ness and his Social Distortion crew have been kicking ass for quite some time and Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes should be no different. Do yourself a favor and scoop this as soon as possible.

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