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Subscribe to The Archaeology of Tomb Raider’s Youtube Channel!

Did you know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider has its own Youtube channel? Well, if this was news to you, consider yourself informed. :) The channel was launched as part of my Extra Life 2014 charity marathon but, until now, I hadn’t really done much with it. Nowadays, you can find a variety of gameplay videos, including my playthrough of Life is Strange Episode 2 and random antics in Grand Theft Auto Online. Tomb Raider fans might want ... [Continue Reading]

24/05/2015 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raided – Issue 4

Another week, another issue of Tomb Raided. And what a busy week it’s been. Not just here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider but all over the TR fan community. The TR fan community is nothing if not dedicated.. :) Before we look at what others have been up to over the past week, here’s a brief recap of some of the recent posts you may have missed here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider: Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague ... [Continue Reading]

17/05/2015 // 0 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – Pre-E3 Collection

E3 2015 is just around the corner and with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider creeping ever closer, it’s only a matter of time before we’re treated to some new gameplay footage, screenshots, and possibly even a new trailer. June is going to be an exciting month to be a Tomb Raider fan. For now, here’s a collection of all the Rise concept art that Crystal Dynamics has released to date. If you’re looking for ... [Continue Reading]

16/05/2015 // 1 Comment

Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Be at E3 2015

In the latest Crystal Compass Podcast, Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie and Game Director Brian Horton confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider *will* be showcased at E3 2015. This year’s expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from June 16th to June 18th and promises to be one of the most exciting gaming events of recent years. Microsoft announced today that their Xbox E3 2015 Briefing will take place on Monday 15th ... [Continue Reading]

15/05/2015 // 3 Comments

Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about the Tomb Raider series is the inclusion of real-life artefacts and locations in the games, even if the level designers and artists employed a heavy dose of artistic license in their efforts. During a family trip to Prague this Easter, I made a point of exploring the city’s Strahov district with my husband in tow (my mum declined the invitation in favour of some retail therapy) and we soon ... [Continue Reading]

12/05/2015 // 1 Comment

Tomb Raided – Issue 3

It’s been a little quiet on the blogging front lately thanks to a slew of bank holidays and a heap of home improvements. But now it’s time to get back to business and see what the Tomb Raider fan community has been up to over the past couple of weeks. ;-) Croft World’s Exclusive Interview with Jenn Croft Brazilian fansite Croft World held an exclusive interview with TR fan and professional cosplayer Jenn Croft. Check out the ... [Continue Reading]

09/05/2015 // 3 Comments

Tomb Raided – Issue 2

It’s time for another helping of Tomb Raider goodness courtesy of the Tomb Raider fan community! I’d like to thank everyone who gave me feedback on this new (weekly) feature and let me know what they’d like to see more of in future editions. :) Before we move on to what my fellow fans and fansite owners have been up to over the past week, here are some recent articles of mine that you may have missed: an in-depth look at the ... [Continue Reading]

25/04/2015 // 4 Comments

Gaming Heads Limited Edition “Temple of Osiris” Lara Croft Statue

High-end collectibles and replicas manufacturer Gaming Heads is now accepting pre-orders for their latest limited edition Lara Croft statue, which will be available in Q1 2016 and on offer for $339.99 a piece. Modelled after the Lara Croft seen in  Temple of Osiris, this awesome 1/4 scale polystone resin statue was crafted by 3D modeller and sculptor Kaushik Manna and will be limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide. Description: World-renowned ... [Continue Reading]

23/04/2015 // 6 Comments

Arte-Factual: Griffin-Head Protome (Tomb Raider: Anniversary)

One of the two relics Lara discovers amongst the ruins of Midas’ Palace in Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the griffin-head protome, a bronze decorative piece that she correctly surmises was once fitted onto an Ancient Greek cauldron or drinking vessel. What Lara’s declaration doesn’t tell us, however, is where such an artefact would have been produced or what the use of a griffin motif tells us about Ancient Greece’s ... [Continue Reading]

21/04/2015 // 10 Comments

Tomb Raided – Issue 1

Long-time followers of this blog may recall “Unearthed”, an old weekly feature I used to run that featured news and views from across the Tomb Raider fan community as well as links to news articles on archaeological discoveries. Well, I’ve decided to revive that feature in the form of “Tomb Raided”, which will turn the spotlight on some of the articles and artistic creations of our passionate and talented fan ... [Continue Reading]

19/04/2015 // 5 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run – First Impressions and Screenshots

The upcoming mobile adventure-runner game Lara Croft: Relic Run was soft-launched in the Netherlands today and, honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My day started off on the wrong foot, with every form of Dutch public transport conspiring to make me wish I had never moved to this country. Pangs of homesickness hit me while I tried to make it through another stressful work day with my sanity intact. So when I got home and ... [Continue Reading]

14/04/2015 // 7 Comments

15 Awesome Tomb Raider Easter Eggs

One of the greatest pleasures in video gaming is the discovery (intentional or otherwise) of “Easter eggs”, those little jokes, secret levels, or hidden messages that game developers insert in their games for the players’ amusement. With a back catalogue spanning almost two decades and across multiple platforms, the Tomb Raider series has had its fair share of “Easter eggs”, ranging from humourous references to fan ... [Continue Reading]

13/04/2015 // 8 Comments

Tomb Raider 2013 Crosses 8.5 Million Mark, Crystal Dynamics Releases Concept Art

Earlier this month, Crystal Dynamics reported that Tomb Raider 2013 has officially sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, thereby making it the best-selling title of the series. Although the company has yet to publish a breakdown of sales by platform, it’s safe to say that the game has ended up surpassing Square Enix’s initial sales target and revived interest in the series. To celebrate this major milestone, Crystal Dynamics ... [Continue Reading]

09/04/2015 // 0 Comments

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