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In the Spotlight: Robert (aka Mrxenomorph123)

2014 is quickly drawing to a close so this is likely to be one of the last few fan interviews of the year. I hope you’ve been enjoying these interviews as I plan to continue these throughout 2015. ^_^ But first, let’s say “hello” to Robert, known to many in the community as Mrxenomorph123. What does he have to say about the Tomb Raider series and Tomb Raider fan community? So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, my ... [Continue Reading]

16/12/2014 // 0 Comments

Gods & Demons: Ammit

This blog post is dedicated to Luke Abbott, The Oracle of Film, as a way of saying “thank you” for his generous donation towards my Extra Life 2014 fundraising efforts. Cheers Luke! The highly-anticipated Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris has finally hit the stores and those of you who’ve already played the game will no doubt be familiar with at least some of the game’s key enemies and level bosses. In the last edition of ... [Continue Reading]

12/12/2014 // 7 Comments

In the Spotlight: Savannah

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks, what with all the news of an iOS release for Tomb Raider II and the launch of Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for a new fan interview! This time, it’s Savannah’s turn in the spotlight. Find out what she has to say about her favourite Tomb Raider game and how the Tomb Raider series has helped shape her life. So, tell us a little ... [Continue Reading]

10/12/2014 // 0 Comments

[Closed] Win a Copy of Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris on Steam!

*** This competition has now closed. Thanks for participating! *** December is turning out to be quite an epic month for Tomb Raider fans. Not only were Apple fans treated to an iOS version of the classic game, Tomb  Raider II, the highly-anticipated co-op adventure-shooter Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris has finally come to the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. And what’s more, TR Community Manager Meagan Marie has given me a ... [Continue Reading]

09/12/2014 // 0 Comments

Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris: First Impressions

Thanks to what I can only assume was a slight boo-boo on my local gamestore’s part, I received my copy of Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris (Gold Edition) almost a week ahead of its official release date and ended up spending part of my weekend playing through the first few sections of the game in both single-player and 2-player co-op mode. Without spoiling too much, I thought I’d share my first impressions of the game with you ... [Continue Reading]

07/12/2014 // 10 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ivan Z

It’s time for another fan interview! Today’s interviewee is Ivan, an IT student from Croatia who has been playing Tomb Raider since he was a toddler. What does he have to say about the Tomb Raider franchise and the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider? So, tell us a little about yourself. Hello, my name is Ivan and I’m a 20-year-old IT student in Zagreb, Croatia. In my free time, I like to play games, spending time with friends, and ... [Continue Reading]

05/12/2014 // 0 Comments

[Closed] Tomb Raider II Giveaway (iOS Code)

This competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! The winner was:  **** Christina Biskup **** Congratulations, Christina, and commisserations to those who entered but did not win. Be sure to subscribe to the blog, follow me on Twitter or like the Facebook page to find out when I will hold my next giveaway competition! Our lovely community manager Meagan Marie has given many of us fansite owners free iOS codes to celebrate ... [Continue Reading]

05/12/2014 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raider II Now Available on iOS

Following the success of last year’s Tomb Raider I release for iOS, Square Enix announced today that Apple fans can now enjoy Lara’s second adventure on their iPads and iPhones. Considered by many (including myself) to be the best Tomb Raider game ever made, the iOS release of Tomb Raider II is packed with over 50 unlockable achievements and includes the popular mini-adventure, The Golden Mask. All screenshots above are copyright of ... [Continue Reading]

03/12/2014 // 4 Comments

In the Spotlight: Plexippus

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is kicking off a new round of fan interviews with this interview with Plexippus, one of my favourite Twitch broadcasters. Let’s hear what he has to say about the Tomb Raider franchise and its leading lady. So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a new broadcaster on Twitch.tv and go by the handle Plexippus. I was born in 1987 and I have Mahatma Gandhi’s telephone number. I’ve been streaming ... [Continue Reading]

30/11/2014 // 1 Comment

Lara’s Travels: The Dragon’s Triangle

Fans of Tomb Raider 2013 will recall that Lara and the Endurance crew venture into the region known as the Dragon’s Triangle in search of the lost kingdom of Yamatai. Throughout the course of the game, players became well-acquainted with this fictional island, its inhabitants, and the supernatural conditions that prevented people from leaving its shores. But what do we know about the Triangle itself? The Dragon’s Triangle, also ... [Continue Reading]

29/11/2014 // 2 Comments

Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris Q&A with Scot Amos

Square Enix hosted a live Q&A session with Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris Executive Producer Scot Amos over on the official Tomb Raider forum on 25th November 2014. Over the course of the hour-long session, Scot took the opportunity to answer many of the fans’ questions about the upcoming game, its gameplay features, and the future of the Lara Croft spin-off series. Here’s a short selection of questions and answers from ... [Continue Reading]

26/11/2014 // 2 Comments

Gods & Demons: Apep

This blog post is dedicated to John T, author of the blog JhnWrites About Games, as a way of saying “thank you” for his generous donation towards my Extra Life 2014 fundraising efforts. Thanks, John! I hope you don’t have a phobia of snakes… In their second developer diary “Puzzles 101″, Executive Producer Scot Amos and Lead Level Designer Jeff Wajcs introduced us to another of Lara Croft & the Temple of ... [Continue Reading]

20/11/2014 // 5 Comments

5 Fantastic Online Resources on Norse Mythology

Valhalla, Mjölnir, Asgard, Thor, Helheim... All of these names will be familiar to those who have played Tomb Raider: Underworld or are fans of Marvel Comics’ long-running Thor comic-book series. But if you’re longing to learn more about the Norse myths and legends that helped inspire the narrative of TR:U, check out the five fantastic websites and online databases listed below! 1) Wikipedia’s Norse Mythology section ... [Continue Reading]

10/11/2014 // 0 Comments

Extra Life Update: Highlights & Prize Winners

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Archaeology of Tomb Raider Extra Life charity livestream so I thought it was time to share my fundraising experience and favourite moments with you! Thanking the Donors: First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who made a donation and/or helped spread the word about my fundraising efforts on their blogs and social media. You guys rock! And I’d like to give a special shout-out to the ... [Continue Reading]

02/11/2014 // 3 Comments

Review: Tomb Raider #8

Picking up where issue 7 left off, Tomb Raider #8 sees Lara continue on her quest to find Kaz, Alex’s sister, who is hiding out in the derelict (and radioactive) city of Pripyat, Ukraine. But it soon becomes clear that Lara is not alone in her quest and that there’s a mad killer closing in on her. Featuring some gorgeous artwork from Derlis Santacruz, this is the second comic to be co-written by Gail Simone and Rhianna ... [Continue Reading]

23/10/2014 // 4 Comments

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