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8:30 AM on 03.07.2013

Lara Croft time-lapse painting makes you feel empowered

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 ...

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 03.06.2013

No plans for more Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 02.28.2013

DeviantArt hosts Tomb Raider art contest

DeviantArt is hosting a Tomb Raider-themed art contest and prizes include Xbox 360s and up to $6,000 in cash. The goal is create an image that captures your personal interpretation of Lara Croft. All the official rules are a...

Joshua Derocher

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



James Gunn: Some sexism controversies are 'silly'  photo
James Gunn: Some sexism controversies are 'silly'
by Jim Sterling

The videogame industry has had a fair few controversies pertaining to gender equality lately, with both Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider coming under heavy criticism for the way women have been used in their marketing. According to Lollipop Chainsaw writer James Gunn, while sexism is certainly an issue, sometimes the scandals go too far. 

"Yeah, I've been following the conversation to some degree," Gunn told Destructoid. "I think, in the Tomb Raider case, it's all a little bit silly. I mean, yes, it seems like a weird plot point to have Lara Croft be raped -- I don't know who came up with that. But the outcry that rape should never be a part of video games (and, I would imagine, by extension, all storytelling), seems even more silly. I mean, we're talking about a medium in which we regularly blow people's heads off -- we do this in the first person, as a seemingly benevolent protagonist. And yet rape as a plot-point should never, as a rule, happen?

"Come on.  And, yes, I realize an executive producer said the gamer should want to 'protect' Lara, and that was a bad choice of word, but he's an EP, and those guys say dumber things to me every day. I think it's common for something really bad to happen to a character in a video game or a movie, and then we really want that person to seek vengeance. I think it's ridiculous to say that somehow skinning that character's best friend alive is okay, but raping that character is not."

According to Gunn, one major problem is that people are too busy trying to be "right" on the Internet, rather than make any meaningful contribution to the discussion. 

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3:30 PM on 07.17.2012

The EU Playstation Plus program nets two extra games

The EU Playstation Plus instant game collection is adding a few games this week -- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and Saints Row 2. For those who are unaware, the program is running in different regions across the worl...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 07.15.2012

SDCC: Play Arts Kai figures from Tekken, Halo, and more

Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line has produced some fascinating pieces from various game series like Metal Gear Solid and of course SE's own Final Fantasy. Not braking for anyone, the company is marching right along with a fre...

Tony Ponce



E3: The new Tomb Raider is a terrifying thrill ride photo
E3: The new Tomb Raider is a terrifying thrill ride
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

One game we've barely seen much of over the past year is the new Tomb Raider. Our first, and really last, look at the new adventure was way back at last E3. The only piece of news to pop up since then was the delay announcement, pushing the game into a 2013 release window.

Thankfully, just because they're pushing the game back a little isn't going to hold Crystal Dynamics back from finally showing off more of Tomb Raider. This latest look takes place early on in the adventure, placed somewhere in between the two sections we got to see last E3.

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E3: Discover the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider photo
E3: Discover the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Yes, the Tomb Raider franchise is receiving yet another reboot. I think the general reaction when everyone first learned about another revamp was a giant eye-roll. Again, really? Especially considering that the series was getting good again? Come on! After seeing Tomb Raider in action, though, I believe the new game will cause eyes to pop out of heads with excitement. 

The new game follows Lara Croft on her first adventure and this is grittier and bloodier than anything we've ever seen in a Tomb Raider game. The inexperienced 21-year-old Lara is fighting for her life on an island set on seeing her dead. 

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11:00 PM on 06.06.2011

Sideshow Collectibles' Lara Croft open for pre-order

[As originally posted on Tomopop] Well, by now, you've probably already heard and seen all about the new Tomb Raider game coming out, so perhaps we can interest you in a statue to match? Sideshow Collectibles has a new Lara ...

Brian Szabelski





2:45 AM on 06.03.2011

Lara Croft is a bloody mess in first Tomb Raider trailer

The new Tomb Raider tells the tale of a young Lara Croft on her way to her first real adventure. The ship she's on is ravaged by a storm and sees Lara waking up on a mysterious island. She survived, but she must struggle to survive the hardships of the island. We'll be bringing your more Tomb Raider next week at E3. Until then, what do you think of this new and gritty look at Lara Croft?

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 05.23.2011

Personalized MS press badge hints at E3 Halo reveal

My pass for Microsoft's E3 press conference just arrived, and it's the first multiple choice badge I've received for any event. The Mad Libs-style pass comes with blank spaces for various things including: "Status," "Favorite...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 05.05.2011

Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens duo to pen Tomb Raider film

The new Tomb Raider movie -- the reboot we've been hearing about since the last Tomb Raider movie in 2003! -- now apparently has its writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, said writers are Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, t...

Nick Chester

3:20 PM on 03.08.2011

New Tomb Raider movie confirmed, will be a reboot

As Lara Croft gets ready for her billionth reboot, it seems her movie counterpart is going to do the same. Crystal Dynamics and GK Films has announced that a brand new Tomb Raider movie is on the cards, and it'll be the first...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 12.23.2010

Job listing hints at multiplayer for Tomb Raider reboot

For Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot, it's not  just the popular heroine that's getting an overhaul. The franchise's new look, gameplay hooks, and more are all detailed in the latest issue of Game Informer -- it soun...

Nick Chester

9:40 AM on 12.16.2010

Lara Croft and Totec hit App Store

Without much notice, Crystal Dynamics has released an iDevice version of its downloadable title, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Two versions of the game are available -- one for iPhone and iPod Touch for $6.99, and ano...

Nick Chester