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3:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Tomb Raider on PSN comes with Quantum Conundrum

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 03.05.2013

Watch Lara Croft die over and over again in Tomb Raider

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 03.05.2013

Lara's big day: Tomb Raider launch trailer

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...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 03.05.2013

Next Tomb Raider film will be based on latest reboot

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Tomb Raider photo
Review: Tomb Raider
by Jim Sterling

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 early fame could only go so far, especially with the audience growing increasingly critical of such vapid tactics. Developers and publishers have struggled to know what, exactly, to do with Lara Croft. 

The answer, as it always seems to be, is a reboot. 

Crystal Dynamics' latest effort courted controversy with its new take on Tomb Raider -- a take that involves putting Lara Croft through physical and emotional hell in a bid to explain her origin and mold her into the daring heroine we've come to know and love. It was a risk, and it's already caused trouble, but I have to admit ...

The gamble paid off. 

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7:00 PM on 02.26.2013

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

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...

Joshua Derocher



Conan O'Brien is pervy for LAURA Croft photo
Conan O'Brien is pervy for LAURA Croft
by Tony Ponce

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 obvious horndog jokes -- up until someone from management or whatever tells him to tone it down. Oooooooh! Someone got in trooooooubllllllllllle!

And his reactions when Lara dies (repeatedly) are golden.

Clueless Gamer: Conan O'Brien Reviews "Tomb Raider" [Team Coco]

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5:30 PM on 02.25.2013

Tomb Raider original soundtrack is wonderful

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 02.25.2013

Reviews Elsewhere: Tomb Raider

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 ...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 02.22.2013

See how Lara fights back in the new Tomb Raider

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





7:00 AM on 02.22.2013

Tomb Raider will be able to run on low end PCs

The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is out to prove you don't need a decadent God Box to run the latest computer games, planning a PC launch that will be able to run on even the humblest of contraptions. Yay affordable gaming! Al...

Jim Sterling

2:15 PM on 02.11.2013

Tomb Raider gets an 11-minute gameplay video

The developers for Tomb Raider have stated that there's not going to be an optional demo, so that your experience won't be "spoiled." What's the next logical step? To release 11 minutes of pure gameplay online for all to see...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Tomb Raider coming back to comics

Dark Horse and Crystal Dynamics will be bringing out a new comic book series based on the new Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider: The Beginning is written by the game's lead writer, Rhianna Pratchett, and will be a prequel to the event...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Developers, what's your issue with the Wii U GamePad? photo
Developers, what's your issue with the Wii U GamePad?
by Chris Carter

We already knew that Crystal Dynamics had some issues with bringing the latest Tomb Raider reboot over to the Wii U, but they recently made light of the lack of a Wii U version again, amidst a petition created by gamers unhappy with the move.

To put the rumors to rest, Crystal Dynamics Creative Director Noah Hughes had this to say about a potential Wii U version of the game:

All three [consoles] are really trying to deliver roughly the same experience but delivered best on each platform, and I think something like the Wii U often asks you to do something unique based on a unique interface. That’s something as a gamer I love but it’s something you don’t want to do half-heartedly as a developer.

The question is: do you really have to do something unique with it to consider your effort more than "half-hearted?"

Or can it just be a regular ol' port with the GamePad as a controller, like any other port ever?

I think you know the answer to that.

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CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer photo
CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer
by Dale North

Multiplayer in Tomb Raider? What the hell, right? As strange as it sounds, it was pretty easy to get into here at a preview event during CES 2013. The characters and locales come straight out of Tomb Raider's single-player, though it looks like producer Joe Khoury and his team at Eidos Montreal had a bit of fun building a multiplayer game around them.

Wait, Eidos? Yep, Crystal Dynamics handled the main game while Eidos Montreal took care of the multiplayer component.

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2:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller revealed

Developers Crystal Dynamics have teamed up with Xbox to created a Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller. The design features a two-layer color finish, and laser etching to create a worn feeling. The overall design i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz