With blow-by-blow commentary from my wife
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...
A 20-minute film well worth your time
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.
Meanwhile, former 343 creative director gets promoted
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...
'Fully re-built' for next gen consoles
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...
The story continues
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...
Yeah, I'd play it again
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...
Which means soon
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.
Strategy 'wouldn't apply to every game'
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 -- ...
Because of course there is!
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...
The story continues next year
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...
A new IP?
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...
NVIDIA crash issues are still being investigated
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...
You too can buy exciting oufits such as 'Jacket Lara'
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 ...
Applies to the Steam edition only
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 ...
Crystal Dynamics is all about the multiplayer
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...
Better graphics and nicer hair
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Over the weekend, I had a chance to play the magnificent Tomb Raider. It's every bit as good as J...
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...
Seven minutes in artsy Tomb Raider heaven
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 ...
Timed exclusive on multiplayer maps
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 ...
You're breaking my heart, Crystal Dynamics
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...
Plus a bunch of other extras all for $59.99
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...
These death scenes are more brutal than Dead Space!
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...
Worth the wait?
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...
Lady Croft returns to the big screen
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...
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...
So many polygons!
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...
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...
Get your earholes ready!
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...
Lara needs no 'protection' from critics
Tomb Raider reviews spilled their juicy guts all over the Internet today, and it seems Square Enix was right to confidently lift embargo a week early. Reviews across the board have been almost universally positive, with Lara ...
Don't mess with Lara
I have to say, it's quite wonderful to see Lara just mangle enemies in so many messed up ways. Pickaxes to the back of the head, shotgun blasts in the face, machine gun bursts in close range -- the new Tomb Raider is so viol...