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Lara Croft: Relic Run

Lara Croft's in a new mobile runner \_(ツ)_/


The Lara you used to know and love
Apr 13
Crystal Dynamics has announced a new mobile runner titled Lara Croft: Relic Run. The name's fittingly nebulous. Is Lara running after relics? Or, is the old-school Lara the running relic, a classic character hearkening back t... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider (2013) has become the best-selling game in the series


Clearing 8.5M copies
Apr 06
The 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider was always expected to move a lot of units. That much was clear when Square Enix initially deemed it a "failure" after first-month figures yielded a very respectable (yet not good enough) 3... read
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Tomb Raider

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... read
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Cancelled game

One tit out: Leaked footage of a canceled Soul Reaver sequel, Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun


I can't get over the tit....
Feb 23
Ok. A lot happens in this video, and there's a cool story behind its unearthing thanks to "years of research by NeoGAF member Mama Robotnik" -- there's a full, detailed thread on it here -- but, also, I'm struggling to get p... read
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Cursed treasure
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was a surprise hit for me. I had never been a huge Tomb Raider fan, but its focus on puzzles, asymmetric cooperative multiplayer, and replayability drew me in. It's hard to believe that wa... read feature

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Deals with Gold

This week's Xbox Live deals are a treasure trove of tombs to raid


Enslaved is the true hidden gem here
Nov 18
Lara Croft's gearing up for another grandiose adventure -- this time in the Temple of Osiris -- and before that happens, Microsoft's giving you the opportunity to brush up on your tomb raiding and loot thieving. This wee... read
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Gex

Hah, remember Gex? It's back on GOG.com


Wonder if any of the jokes have aged well
Oct 16
Couple of things about Gex. First and foremost, the PC version of the original is now available on GOG.com. It's priced at $5.99 and should be quite the nostalgia trip for some of you. That's the main reason I'm writing this ... read
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Lara Croft

This happens when you play Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris with a jerk


Coopetition
Oct 08
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is shaping up to be a good time as a four-player venture. I played it at gamescom 2014, and it was a lot of fun. However, maybe that's because I didn't have a jerkface in my group tha... read
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Rise of The Tomb Raider

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... read
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She likes shootin' and lootin'
Which Lara Croft do you prefer? Crystal Dynamics has two versions of her, splitting the iconic character into distinctly different properties. The recent Tomb Raider reboot and the scheduled follow-up Rise of t... read feature

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Except for that Tomb Raider thing
Microsoft's press conferences often leave me with cranial damage from head-to-desk impact, but their gamescom 2014 presser felt pretty okay to me. I'm excited to see Microsoft making an attempt to partner with more indies. A... read feature

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Rise of the Tomb Raider coming exclusively to Xbox platform


Exclusive
Aug 12
Yep. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the latest from Crystal Dynamics, is coming to Xbox only. This was announced today at Microsoft's gamescom press conference. Note that "Xbox" was said, and not a specific console. Maybe it'll come to both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Whatchu think 'bout that? read
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Lara Croft

Unwrap Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in December


Bring some friends
Jul 23
The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will arrive just in time to unite friends and family for festivities at the end of the year. Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Temple o... read
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Tomb Raider

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... read
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Lara Croft

The new Lara Croft adventure is all sorts of fun with four players


But you can still play it by yourself if you want
Jun 11
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was pretty fun for what it was: a new take on the beloved character where you're running and gunning with a friend through all sorts of dangers.  Now, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is bringing that same formula over to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with the major addition being four-player co-op. Quadruple the fun!  read
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris announced


The OTHER Tomb Raider title
Jun 09
Crystal Dynamics has another Lara Croft game. Square Enix just announced another: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, a four-player cooperative follow-up to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. It is coming to PS... read
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Rise of the Tomb Raider

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... read
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Tomb Raider

The next-gen tech behind Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition


See what's new
Jan 21
We saw the comparison video, now developer Crystal Dynamics shows us exactly what went down to making Tomb Raider all next-gen-y. Lara looks more lifelike than ever, especially with her facial expressions as her face was re-... read
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Tom Raider

The Tomb Raider reboot is finally profitable


Square Enix initially expected to sell 5-6 million units
Jan 17
Last year's Tomb Raider reboot has finally reached the land of profitability, despite initially failing to meet the sales targets set by publisher Square Enix. In an interview with Eurogamer, executive producer Scott Amos rev... read
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Lara Croft

Guardian of Light's free now for Xbox Live Gold members


You have two weeks
Jan 16
It's time for another predictable but helpful bi-weekly reminder that a new game is free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This time, it's 2010's Summer of Arcade title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Of course, this offe... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video


With blow-by-blow commentary from my wife
Jan 14
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... read
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Tomb Raider fan film captures the brutality perfectly


A 20-minute film well worth your time
Dec 25
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. read
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Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team


Meanwhile, former 343 creative director gets promoted
Dec 09
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... read
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Tomb Raider announcement

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition coming to PS4, Xbox One


'Fully re-built' for next gen consoles
Dec 07
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... read
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Tomb Raider

Next Tomb Raider is Lara's next chapter of development


The story continues
Nov 21
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... read
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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition listed for next gen


Yeah, I'd play it again
Nov 18
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... read
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Tomb Raider comes to Mac later this year


Which means soon
Oct 09
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. read
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Square Enix

Persistent online experiences: The future of Square Enix?


Strategy 'wouldn't apply to every game'
Aug 23
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 -- ... read
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Tomb Raider sequel

Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works


Because of course there is!
Aug 01
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... read
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Tomb Raider

Upcoming Tomb Raider comic to 'lead directly' into sequel


The story continues next year
Jul 23
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... read






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