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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'

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

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...

Square Enix might have two Tomb Raider games at E3

Publisher registers two new domains this weekend
Jun 08
Square Enix registered a pair of web domains related to Tomb Raider just days prior to E3. Thanks to the wizardry of the internet, we now know the publisher has staked claims to both and...

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