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First Rise of the Tomb Raider PC patch mostly just makes sure you can go 'sploring


And murdering too, I guess
Feb 05
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider is quite the good showing from Crystal Dynamics. Good enough, in fact, that we awarded it our Best Xbox Game of 2015. But, when we put it through its paces on PC, we found performance to be lackin...




Cheap XCOM 2 & Rise of Tomb Raider in Weekend Deals


XCOM 2 discounts sighted
Jan 30
 
Oh, you thought you saved humanity when you beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Nope! XCOM 2 says you didn't (or at least that humanity surrendered at some point). Come next week Friday we'll all be forced to reverse the fortunes ...




All the deals for this week's Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC


Discount up to 30% off (yep)
Jan 27
 
Laura... I mean Lora... I mean Lara Croft's latest adventure is leaving the Xbox One exclusivity. Come tomorrow Rise of the Tomb Raider goes live on PC (check out the port review here). Below are three big discounts...




PC Port Report: Rise of the Tomb Raider


Rise of the Performance Issues
Jan 27
 
After being an Xbox One exclusive for all of five minutes, Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally making its way to PC. As the follow-up to the popular 2013 reboot, it certainly had a lot to live up to. Back when it originally la...




Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will use the Denuvo anti-tampering system


Hopefully it won't hurt the performance
Jan 25
 
The PC releases of both Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will make use of the controversial Denuvo anti-tampering software. Denuvo isn’t technically DRM because it doesn’t manage content licenses. Howeve...




Rise of the Tomb Raider director leaves Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward


Now art director at Call of Duty studio
Jan 16
 
Tomb Raider Senior Art Director and Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Director Brian Horton has left Crystal Dynamics, the developer announced via the official Tomb Raider Tumblr account Friday. "It’s been a huge honor to be...




Rise of the Tomb Raider minimum PC requirements


Can your PC run the new Tomb Raider?
Jan 14
 
Very fine game Rise of the Tomb Raider is headed to PC this month, January 28, after releasing on Xbox One in November as a timed exclusive. It's still not coming to Sony's PlayStation 4 until closer to the end of the year. I...




The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity score Writers Guild Award nominations


Assassin's Creed gets 9th nomination
Jan 12
 
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unstoppable, award-winning machine. While it failed to take home the industry's top prize, the Destructoid Game of the Year Award, it has secured victories from other, lesser organizations ...




25 percent plunge on Rise of the Tomb Raider PC port


Weekend deals to dive into
Jan 10
 
Did you run out and buy an Xbox One just for Rise of the Tomb Raider? Our magic eight ball says: "Probably not." The timed exclusive heads to the PC later this month (January 27) and Lara's latest escapade on Steam can curren...




Rise of the Tomb Raider officially coming to PC on January 28


Adventure time
Jan 05
 
As Lara Croft is constantly in search of treasure, Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is constantly in search of sales. After hitting the one million mark right out the gate on Xbox platforms, the game's fortunes wil...




Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least


Xbox's weird boast for low numbers
Jan 04
 
What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strong...




Why are the only interesting parts of Rise of the Tomb Raider's story buried in audio logs?


Short answer: because it's a video game
Dec 29
 
Pretty boy Steven Hansen enjoyed  our Xbox One Game of the Year Rise of the Tomb Raider, saying that it was "perfunctory Hollywood boilerplate, down to the set up for the sequel, but competently done." I agree with ...




Rise of the Tomb Raider's Minecraft-like $10 Endurance Mode DLC is out today


Build by day, fend off the wild by night
Dec 29
 
If you've done all that you can do in Rise of the Tomb Raider, you may want to take a look at this DLC that just dropped today. It's called "Endurance Mode," and essentially adopts the core Minecraft gametype (yep, ...




Steam: Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PC in January


The sooner the better!
Dec 26
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to PC next month, according to the game's Steam page. While Square Enix hasn't yet made any official commitment to releasing the title (our favorite Xbox One game of the year) in any specific...




Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2015 goes to...


Rise of the Tomb Raider
Dec 23
 
Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far,...




Rise of the Tomb Raider just got a demo, so give it a shot


On Xbox One
Dec 21
 
Sorta kinda (but not really) Xbox One exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider is really good. Like, just as good, if not better, than the recent Tomb Raider release. Everyone who is able to should play it, whether or not ...




Lara Croft goes on an acid trip in the Rise of the Tomb Raider 'Baba Yaga' DLC


Coming in January
Dec 04
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider didn't get nearly enough respect, but that's partially on Microsoft and Square Enix, who divined the odd "is it or isn't it a timed exclusive" strategy that's confused people for months now. The ...




Microsoft and Square are both happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider


Neither seem concerned by low sales
Dec 01
 
While official sales data for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One is still not publicly available, numbers being unofficially thrown around for the timed exclusive have suggested that it's currently selling incredibly poorly....




Xbox mullers Tomb Raider fans in London for publicity


It's okay, they were willing volunteers
Nov 13
 
Microsoft celebrated the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider by challenging eight Lara Croft fans to survive 24 hours on a billboard while being mullered by brutal weather conditions.  Of the thousands of applicants, just...




Is Rise of the Tomb Raider the best Uncharted?


Standards up five years post Uncharted 3
Nov 11
 
Both Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft lucked out that the tumult behind Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's development shift and scrapped work pushed Naughty Dog's adventure into 2016. It gives Microsoft the best exclusive holiday...




Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider


Get to know 'er
Nov 09
 
I sometimes forget that Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981. Its breezy pulp adventure quality carries only obvious signifiers of its era (like, Nazis), and the repetition of these tropes act as enough hand waving to the...




Cheaper Steam copies of Fallout 4 & Black Ops III in Weekend Deals


Open for business soon
Nov 07
 
Another Saturday, another round up of usual gaming deals with nothing exciting-- holy shit Fallout 4 comes out next Tuesday. Holy shit I better prepare my goodbyes to the wife, daughter, gardener, guy down the street that wor...




Rise of the Tomb Raider actually has tombs


Just like what's in her name!
Nov 04
 
The final "Woman vs. Wild" Rise of the Tomb Raider video has been released and it focuses on the thing many thought the reboot lacked: tombs what to raid. Lara actually does way more archaeology this time around, it seems.




Rise of the Tomb Raider launch trailer features an original song by Karen O


'I Shall Rise'
Oct 30
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider is just a couple weeks from launch (for the Xbox One at least), so naturally we can expect a launch trailer to keep the hype train rolling. This one comes with an extra tidbit of news, past the new bit...




Find out more about Lara Croft in this new video series


Insert "Wild 'n' Wet" jokes here
Oct 22
 
As we countdown to the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft has released a new video series called "Woman vs. Wild." The new series will offer "a deep dive into the gameplay mechanics" in Croft's journey. 




Rise of the Tomb Raider has exploding chickens


If you pre-order at GameStop...
Oct 17
 
In case you had any doubt about Lara Croft being a terrible person, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, her latest adventure, the sociopathic archaeologist has the ability to use chickens as explosives. Rather than use, say, an inani...




The history of Lara Croft


In video form
Oct 09
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be ready for your nasty hands in a month. Brett had some time with it at gamescom, and came away feeling that it was "just as cinematic, dramatic, and action-filled as we'd expect," which, as...




Here is what's in Rise of the Tomb Raider's season pass


Well, kind of
Oct 07
 
It was just last week that we learned Rise of the Tomb Raider would have a season pass. We likely weren't meant to know quite yet, as it was a "oops, it suddenly showed up on a retailer's website"-type of thing. At the t...




Rise of the Tomb Raider $30 Season Pass outed on Amazon


Another mystery pass
Oct 02
 
It seems as if every Season Pass these days is a mystery pass. That is to say -- you probably shouldn't buy it until you know what's in it. Having said that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the next game in a long line of AAA...




Set aside almost 40 hours to completely beat the new Tomb Raider


20 or so to half-ass it
Sep 30
 
A fair contingent of game-players equate the amount of #content in a game to whether or not it's a "good deal." It's a mindset that has always struck me as odd. I'll take a streamlined shorter game over an unfocused sprawl an...




Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off hot grappling hook action


Also: tomb exploding
Sep 21
 
Lara Croft probably has some sort of death wish. Mountain climbing can be good exercise and recreation, but I don't think anybody in her right mind would swing from a grappling hook, launch 30 feet, then catch on a vertical r...




Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly not bad


Xbox One on top, 360 on bottom
Sep 07
 
Microsoft's really leaning into this whole "Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive for a little while" thing, so the game's coming out on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. But, last-gen is kind of an afterthought, and it...




Lara doesn't need to murder everyone in Rise of the Tomb Raider


Just some people
Aug 21
 
The Rise of the Tomb Raider section of Microsoft's gamescom press conference was filled with knives to the back and arrows to the head. Given the large stage, it's obvious why Crystal Dynamics showed a violent slice of ...




Watch the Rise of the Tomb Raider gamescom demo


Rise from your tomb!
Aug 10
 
Brett caught up with (and previewed) Rise of the Tomb Raider at gamescom 2015 and what we saw didn't sound all that different from what I saw at E3 2015. Not too surprising this close to launch of a sequel that already has i...




Square Enix CEO on Tomb Raider exclusivity: 'It wasn't an easy decision'


Uh...
Jul 28
 
Finally! We now know the exact details on the Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal that Microsoft worked out with Square Enix -- it took them long enough. But even with this information, the backlash that began with ...




Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PC, PS4 in 2016


Xbox console exclusivity lasts one year
Jul 23
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be shedding its Xbox exclusivity next year, coming to PC sometime in early 2016 and PlayStation 4 later on during the holidays, Square Enix just announced. The title is currently planned for a November 10, 2015 launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360, which gives Microsoft a full year before Lara Croft's latest adventure winds up on a competing console.




Tomb Raider? I hardly even know her, and it's even harder to pick her out on account of all the Croft cosplayers at this SDCC event


When Steven writes headlines for me
Jun 29
 
San Diego Comic-Con is a breeding ground for cosplay. You'll find everything from the most amateur of outfits to the best professional-grade costumes. People really like to dress up like the things they really like. Microsof...




Extended Rise of the Tomb Raider video is way better than the E3 trailer


E3 preview
Jun 22
 
I was beefing a bit with Rise of the Tomb Raider for its heavily scripted sequences in which you hold forward on the analog stick as the game just sort of nonthreateningly happens around you (except for when a brutal cutscen...




Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a November release date


Mind that falling ice Lara
Jun 15
 
Hey everyone, Rise of The Tomb Raider is coming to Xbox One on November 10.  There's also a chunk of gameplay footage which we will have up shortly. The game appears to be both faster and more action packed than the last Tomb Raider, which is pretty cool to see.




New Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off highly unsafe climbing practices


Full reveal at Microsoft's E3 briefing
Jun 01
 
Lara Croft reaches the top of the ice wall after a probably-should-be-dead experience. She has several carabiners attached to her belt. Why didn't she use them on her way up? Granted, it wouldn't have helped if all of her an...




Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider partnership with Microsoft began in 2008


2013 Tomb Raider moved 7.5 million copies
Feb 24
 
At gamescom 2014, Rise of the Tomb Raider caused waves when it was revealed to be an Xbox exclusive. Well, sort of an exclusive. More like a timed exclusive. But, regardless of the confusion surrounding the announce...




Lara looks cold in Rise of the Tomb Raider


ZIP UP YOUR GOD DANG COAT
Feb 17
 
The Microsoft-published, badly named -- unless we're talking dough or erections, let's cool it on all the rising -- Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking far more frigid in these new screenshots than it did at re...




Microsoft is the publisher of Rise of the Tomb Raider


Square Enix confirms
Dec 09
 
Ever since Microsoft's gamescom exclusivity reveal, there's been plenty of speculation about the state of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Although it was soon found out to be a timed-exclusive, there are still many uncertainties sur...




Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ explains that developer 'didn't intend any confusion'


Haha, yeah right
Aug 23
 
A Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ has popped up on the official Tomb Raider tumblr account, and it answers some of the questions you've had since the fateful "holiday 2015 Xbox exclusive" announcement. It clarifies that...




Tomb Raider deal 'doesn't come from an evil space'


It's more of a response to Uncharted than anything
Aug 18
 
Inking an exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider may have made Microsoft look like a villain, but that certainly wasn't the company's intention. In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer attempted to d...




Does Tomb Raider's timed exclusivity make you want an Xbox One?


Maybe you would rather wait
Aug 14
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider launches next fall as a timed Xbox exclusive, and it will be fascinating to see how that affects Microsoft's fortunes. There are millions of folks around the world keen on experiencing Lara Croft's nex...




Rise of the Tomb Raider is actually only a timed Xbox exclusive


Why couldn't you just say that yesterday, Microsoft?
Aug 13
 
Put down your pitchforks, people. As it turns out, Rise of the Tomb Raider isn't really an Xbox exclusive. According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the deal "has a duration." Microsoft didn't say that during its gamescom presenta...




Crystal Dynamics Head explains why Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive


It sounds like it's not timed
Aug 12
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to the Xbox One as an exclusive in 2015. For how long though? Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios Darrell Gallagher has an answer to that question, and you might not like it. Speaking on the sub...




Rise of the Tomb Raider might be on last-gen consoles too


According to an Amazon UK listing
Jun 16
 
Lara Croft may have moved onto new and exciting hardware, but that might not mean that she's seen the last of the faithful standbys from yesteryear. It appears as if Rise of the Tomb Raider, the franchise's next installment s...




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...








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