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In the Spotlight: Eric

It’s been a while since we’ve had any new fan interviews on the blog so it’s about time we rectified that. Say “hola” to Eric, a Tomb Raider fan from the Canary Islands! Please note that the following interview has been edited and adapted for publication on this blog. So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, I’m Eric and I’m 14 years old (almost 15!). I’m from Spain but live in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. I love the English language and want to learn more as my English is not perfect. I’m a guy who loves to draw (many people say that I have a ... [Continue Reading]

August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Fernanda

It’s been a few months since our last fan interview. So let’s kick off spring (or autumn, if you’re reading this in the southern hemisphere) by seeing what Fernanda, our first interviewee from Mexico, has to say about Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise! So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, my name is Fernanda but I’m also known as Menmaatra Sethy Merenptah or Iset Merit-Amon on social media (*cough* ancientegyptfanhere *cough*). I’m from Mexico, I’m 23 years old, and I’m studying for a degree in Intercultural Literature. Aside from Ancient ... [Continue Reading]

March 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ana & Inna (Part 2)

Last week, I posted the first part of a two-part fan interview with Ana and Inna, the two talented ladies behind the popular and evergrowing DeviantArt group, Tomb Raider Empire. So here’s Part 2, where they talk about Lara’s image, their favourite (and least favourite) Tomb Raider games, and their hopes for future games. What are your thoughts on Lara’s image? Is she simply the product of a sexist gaming industry or can she be seen as a positive role model? – Ana: I don’t think she’s a product of a sexist gaming industry as she wasn’t intended to be a sex ... [Continue Reading]

January 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ana & Inna (Part 1)

Our first fan interview of 2015 is a bumper edition that will be published in two parts due to its length. Meet Ana & Inna, the two talented ladies behind the popular DeviantArt group, Tomb Raider Empire! Here’s what they have to say about the Tomb Raider franchise, their fan art community, and their own art work. Part Two of their interview can now be found here. So, tell us a little about yourself. – Ana: I’m from Croatia, soon to be 24, still in university and majoring in fashion design. But my true love for art resides in a different form, as I’m mostly a realist ... [Continue Reading]

January 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

My Top 10 Tomb Raider Moments of 2014

2014 has been one rollercoaster of a year for Tomb Raider fans. The year kicked off with the release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, giving new-gen console owners the chance to relive Lara’s ordeal on Yamatai in all its high-def glory. Tomb Raider fans have also been treated to a wide range of new Tomb Raider merchandise, including a brand-new comic series penned by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett, the novel The Ten Thousand Immortals, and a slew of branded clothing and accessories. And let’s not forget the E3 2014 event back in June, ... [Continue Reading]

December 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

In the Spotlight: Steve (aka Rident)

We’re ending this year’s batch of fan interviews by turning the spotlight on Steve, known to many within the community by his online alias, Rident. Here’s what he has to say about Tomb Raider, the fan community, and his SpecialEffect fundraising efforts. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi, my name is Steve, known in the gaming community as Rident (which was a random name generated for an MMO I was playing). I’m 30 years young and live in sunny (or not so) England, the home of a certain Miss Croft. I’m generally pretty active on social media, such as Twitter, and ... [Continue Reading]

December 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

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 name is Robert, I’m 17 years old (coming up to 18 in a couple months), and I live in Rugby in the UK. Most people around the Tomb Raider community ... [Continue Reading]

December 16, 2014 // 0 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 about yourself. Hi! I’m Savannah, I’m 19 and currently reside in England. I aspire to be a professional freelance wildlife and marine photographer ... [Continue Reading]

December 10, 2014 // 0 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 watching movies. I also like collecting TR merchandise and am proud of my small collection, hopefully it’ll grow. Last year at college, I finally met ... [Continue Reading]

December 5, 2014 // 0 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 since October 2014 and was inspired to start broadcasting when a fellow Twitch broadcaster made over $30,000 for charity…in the space of a ... [Continue Reading]

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Eldin M

So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Eldin and I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in the heart of the Europe. I am 21 years old and a gamer from the heart, but, most of all, I am a big fan of Tomb Raider. In my free time, I like to write all kind of stories and, of course, play games. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I remember that I was in 6th grade of elementary school. Back then, we had PlayStation Clubs and I was so hooked that my parents were giving me money almost every day. On my birthday that same year, my father had had enough and he ... [Continue Reading]

August 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Stella

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Stella and I live in upstate New York, about 100 miles north of New York City. I’m in my 40’s and married, with a soon-to-be 21-year-old son. I run several walkthrough sites. You may be familiar with Stella’s Tomb Raider Site, though I also have guides for LEGO Indiana Jones and Space Colony. I’m addicted to social media in its myriad forms, and I struggle against my couch-potato nature every blessed day. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? If you follow my site, you’ve probably heard this ... [Continue Reading]

July 20, 2014 // 3 Comments