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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft needs some psychiatric help in Rise of the Tomb Raider


'We become who we're meant to be'
Jun 09
Lara Croft had a rough time on her last archaeological expedition. It's no wonder that she would suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or experience some other negative psychological effects. During Microsoft's E3 pres... read
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Tomb Raider

The next-gen tech behind Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition


See what's new
Jan 21
We saw the comparison video, now developer Crystal Dynamics shows us exactly what went down to making Tomb Raider all next-gen-y. Lara looks more lifelike than ever, especially with her facial expressions as her face was re-... read
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Tom Raider

The Tomb Raider reboot is finally profitable


Square Enix initially expected to sell 5-6 million units
Jan 17
Last year's Tomb Raider reboot has finally reached the land of profitability, despite initially failing to meet the sales targets set by publisher Square Enix. In an interview with Eurogamer, executive producer Scott Amos rev... read
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Lara Croft

Guardian of Light's free now for Xbox Live Gold members


You have two weeks
Jan 16
It's time for another predictable but helpful bi-weekly reminder that a new game is free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This time, it's 2010's Summer of Arcade title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Of course, this offe... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video


With blow-by-blow commentary from my wife
Jan 14
Our friends over at IGN just posted a video comparing Tomb Raider to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, along with an interview with with developer Scot Amos. It's a nice interview, but it's a lot of preaching to the... read
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Tomb Raider fan film captures the brutality perfectly


A 20-minute film well worth your time
Dec 25
Lots of fan films are great, but this Tomb Raider is above and beyond the average homage you'd normally see. The team at CanCinema did an amazing job, and it captures the brutality that the new Tomb Raider brought to the series. read
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Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team


Meanwhile, former 343 creative director gets promoted
Dec 09
Timothy Longo, creative director behind the Tomb Raider reboot, has made the switch from Crystal Dynamics to 343 Industries. As shown on his LinkedIn profile, Longo is now the new creative director at 343; the studi... read
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Tomb Raider announcement

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition coming to PS4, Xbox One


'Fully re-built' for next gen consoles
Dec 07
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on January 28, 2014. The Definitive Edition has been "custom built" for the next gen consoles and includes all of the original DLC, digital versions of the Dark Ho... read
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Tomb Raider

Next Tomb Raider is Lara's next chapter of development


The story continues
Nov 21
Brian Horton, the Senior Art Director at Crystal Dynamics, is really excited that the next Tomb Raider has been announced so he can talk about it. Horton explained the direction of the sequel's story, saying that "The Tomb Ra... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition listed for next gen


Yeah, I'd play it again
Nov 18
On Amazon's Italian site, there is a PlayStation 4 listing for something called Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition that's said to be releasing on January 24 for €59.99. According to the description, this re-release includes... read
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Tomb Raider comes to Mac later this year


Which means soon
Oct 09
While we're a bit light on details, we do know that Feral Interactive are bringing Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider to Mac later this year. They say to expect a mini-site soon for the game, which likely means that they're almost done with it.  I assume this trailer is Mac footage. read
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Square Enix

Persistent online experiences: The future of Square Enix?


Strategy 'wouldn't apply to every game'
Aug 23
Industry change is the topic of a candid Gamasutra blog post by Darrell Gallagher, the former Crystal Dynamics studio head and current head of studios at Square Enix. "Overall as a games business -- studios and publishing -- ... read
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Tomb Raider sequel

Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works


Because of course there is!
Aug 01
A next-gen sequel to Tomb Raider is "well into development," Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers confirmed today. The announcement follows word that writer Gail Simone is working with Dark Horse Comic... read
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Tomb Raider

Upcoming Tomb Raider comic to 'lead directly' into sequel


The story continues next year
Jul 23
Having only recently finished up my first and only Lara Croft adventure outside of Guardian of Light, it was heartbreaking to remember that at 3.4 million copies sold as of March, Tomb Raider didn't live up to publisher Squar... read
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Crystal Dynamics new announcement likely coming soon


A new IP?
May 02
I don't go looking around at others' resumes, but Superannuation does, and they found that Crystal Dynamics' level artist Matt McCulloch is currently working on "wildly cool environments for a soon to be announced t... read
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Tomb Raider PC patch

Tomb Raider PC patch brings fixes, GPU performance


NVIDIA crash issues are still being investigated
Apr 19
The PC version of Tomb Raider has been patched recently, resolving an issue with a basecamp UI glitch, and bringing in some appreciated GPU performance improvements. Eidos states that if you just want to test this patch, ther... read
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Lara in a jacket!

Three Tomb Raider DLC costumes have leaked


You too can buy exciting oufits such as 'Jacket Lara'
Apr 16
When Crystal Dynamics said they weren't going to support the new Tomb Raider with "expansions," gamers let out a sigh of relief -- for once, feeling like they bought a complete game at launch. But that doesn't mean some form ... read
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Tomb Raider

Japanese language pack for Tomb Raider costs another $30


Applies to the Steam edition only
Apr 12
It's no secret that the gaming industry can be prone to some pretty deplorable business practices. Square Enix announced one today that's just another drop in an ever-growing ocean. Beginning on April 25, Tomb Raider on ... read
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No plans for single-player Tomb Raider DLC


Crystal Dynamics is all about the multiplayer
Mar 20
Those hoping for additional secret tomb challenges or other single-player content in Tomb Raider are due a disappointment. According to global brand director Karl Stewart, Crystal Dynamics will only be expanding multipla... read
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Tomb Raider on PC

PC Port Report: Tomb Raider


Better graphics and nicer hair
Mar 12
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] Over the weekend, I had a chance to play the magnificent Tomb Raider. It's every bit as good as J... read
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More like epic hero
For the past 48 hours, I have been completely enthralled in the world of Tomb Raider. Explosions, gun-fights, stealthy takedowns, weapon upgrading, and shooting defenseless bunnies has characterized my adventure, one that has... read feature

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Lara Croft

Lara Croft time-lapse painting makes you feel empowered


Seven minutes in artsy Tomb Raider heaven
Mar 07
Our speed-painter pal Josh Summana is back with another lovely, lovely sippy cup of art juice. This time, he has set his sights on Lara Croft from the new Tomb Raider. It's definitely a lot more tasteful than the sick filth ... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider's multiplayer DLC hits Xbox 360 first


Timed exclusive on multiplayer maps
Mar 06
Tomb Raider's first downloadable content, the Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack, will be coming first to Xbox 360 owners of the game. The pack will include three new maps (Scavenger Caverns, Cliff Shantytown, The Burning ... read
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Guardian of Light

No plans for more Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light


You're breaking my heart, Crystal Dynamics
Mar 06
Crystal Dynamics creative director Noah Hughes was asked by OXM if there are any plans to continue the rather terrific Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Here's what he had to say: "Guardian was a great opportunity to expl... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider on PSN comes with Quantum Conundrum


Plus a bunch of other extras all for $59.99
Mar 06
You're in luck if you've held out on buying Tomb Raider on the PlayStation 3, as there's a killer deal available for the new action-adventure title. For $59.99, you can buy the "Digital Edition" of Tomb Raider on the PlaySta... read
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Tomb Raider

Watch Lara Croft die over and over again in Tomb Raider


These death scenes are more brutal than Dead Space!
Mar 05
The new Tomb Raider is out in stores today and marks the beginning of a fresh new take on the series. One of the things Crystal Dynamics wasn't afraid to do was let Lara get brutally killed time and time again. Like, serious... read
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Tomb Raider

Lara's big day: Tomb Raider launch trailer


Worth the wait?
Mar 05
As you likely noticed, Tomb Raider released throughout much of the world today. This reboot has been talked about at length, both in terms of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' marketing push and its fair share of controversi... read
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Tomb Raider movie

Next Tomb Raider film will be based on latest reboot


Lady Croft returns to the big screen
Mar 05
We've known for a little while now that Tomb Raider would be making it back to the big screen, and now we know it will be based on the new reboot of the game series thanks to a Variety interview. This won't be a repeat of the... read
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Cream of the Croft
Tomb Raider has struggled to find its place in the world over the past few years. Games like Prince of Persia and Uncharted surpassed its sense of exploration and adventure, while the sex appeal that contributed to Lara's ear... read feature

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AMD hair tech

AMD shows off the new tech behind Lara Croft's hair


So many polygons!
Feb 26
AMD showed off a new rendering technology dubbed TRESSFX that focuses on trying to make hair look better in games. It's an interesting problem that a lot of people probably don't think about, but AMD is trying to pu... read
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Clueless Gamer reviews Tomb Raider
I agree with Conan on this one. I don't care how it's supposed to be pronounced; everyone has always spoken her name aloud as "Laura." Conan O'Brien is on top of the new Tomb Raider this week. Naturally, he makes all the obv... read feature

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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider original soundtrack is wonderful


Get your earholes ready!
Feb 25
Tomb Raider doesn't release until next week, but reviews for the highly anticipated series reboot have already started to wash across the web. Initial reports are overwhelmingly positive, lauding virtually every aspect o... read






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