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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 // 0 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 // 4 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

Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider 3: Apsaras, the Celestial Dancers of Hindu Myth

It recently came to my attention that, despite having launched this blog almost two years ago, I still hadn’t written any articles on the Core Design classic Tomb Raider 3. So it’s time to set that right. Introducing new vehicles and a less linear globe-trotting adventure, Tomb Raider 3 also featured some stunning artwork from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, such as the dancers motif seen in the screenshot below and ... [Continue Reading]

15/10/2014 // 1 Comment

Interview with Andy Sandham of Core Design

If, like me, you’ve ever wondered what inspired the level design and art of Core Design’s Tomb Raider games, you should check out Ash Kapriélov’s interview with level designer, artist, and scriptwriter Andy Sandham. Over the course of this two-part interview, Andy explains why he set a level in the abandoned Aldwych Tube station, talks about the team’s decision to try and kill off Lara Croft at the end of Tomb Raider: ... [Continue Reading]

05/10/2014 // 0 Comments

Extra Life 2014: Donor Perks & Prize Draws

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have had to bring my Extra Life marathon forward by a week. The live stream and gaming extravaganza will now kick off at 22:00 CET on Friday 17th October. Please note that the deadline for entry into my “Early Bird” prize draw has been adjusted accordingly but the deadline for entry into my Steam Tomb Raider giveaway remains unaffected. Extra Life 2014 is less than a month away and The ... [Continue Reading]

30/09/2014 // 1 Comment

Never Alone: An Adventure in Storytelling & Cultural Preservation

If you were to believe certain news outlets and religious organizations, video games are responsible for many of modern-day’s social ills. They glorify violence, promote sexism, and can turn us into dangerous loners who can go off on a murderous rampage at the drop of a hat. Not only are these absurd claims completely unfounded, they do a real disservice to the gaming industry as a whole. Like the film and television industries, games ... [Continue Reading]

28/09/2014 // 7 Comments

Review: Tomb Raider #7

After a somewhat disappointing first story arc, Dark Horse Comics’ Tomb Raider comic series kicked off a brand new story arc in August 2014 with Tomb Raider #7. Co-written by comic writer Gail Simone and acclaimed game writer and long-time Tomb Raider afficionada Rhianna Pratchett, “Losing Her Grip!” (or is it “In Memoriam”?) is the first part of a new story arc that promises a return to the globe-trotting ... [Continue Reading]

23/09/2014 // 9 Comments

Extra Life 2014: September Update

With just over a month until this year’s Extra Life charity gaming marathon, I thought it was time for a quick update on my and Team Tomb Raider Community’s fundraising efforts. Thanks to several generous donors, I’ve moved a few steps closer to reaching my target. Furthermore, a few new faces have joined the team in the past few weeks, including Survivor Reborn co-admin AJ Rich and avid gamer Circe W. It’s going ... [Continue Reading]

20/09/2014 // 0 Comments

Meet the Main Characters of Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris!

As the release date of the much-anticipated Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris edges ever closer, Crystal Dynamics have finally released some more background information on the game’s main characters. While we’re all very familar with Ms Croft (who seems to be in her early 30s in this incarnation), the game’s other three main characters have been a bit of a mystery thus far. So here’s an introduction to the Temple of ... [Continue Reading]

17/09/2014 // 3 Comments

Wedding Bells…

UPDATE: Achievement Unlocked! Tied the knot. Thanks for all the well wishes, folks! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. :-) Well, folks, I’m not normally one to write about my private life but let me indulge myself this one time… After almost 13 happy years together, my partner and I will finally be tying the knot on Monday 1st September so, needless to say, I’ll be taking a little break from blogging for the ... [Continue Reading]

30/08/2014 // 7 Comments

The Rise of the Console Exclusive Raider?

Pretty much anyone who has been following this week’s gaming industry news already knows about the “Great Tomb Raider PR Blunder of 2014″. When Crystal Dynamics’ Head of Studios Darrell Gallagher posted his special announcement on the official Tomb Raider Blog on Tuesday, there was a great disturbance in the TR fan community, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in anger and yelled “Oh, hell no!” And ... [Continue Reading]

16/08/2014 // 5 Comments

Photo Gallery: Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris Demo Screencaps

Things have been a little quiet on the blogging front lately due to my upcoming wedding. It’s tough to sit down and write a full article while juggling a full-time job and wedding planning (seriously, I don’t recommend it). So, instead, I thought I’d share some screencaps I made of PlayStation Blog’s Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris demo gameplay video, which aired on their Twitch channel a couple of days ago. For ... [Continue Reading]

10/08/2014 // 10 Comments

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