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8 Things I Missed While on Hiatus

As you probably know by now, The Archaeology of Tomb Raider has just returned from a 3-month hiatus. Granted, I didn’t physically go anywhere but I gave myself a much-needed break from monitoring and relaying Tomb Raider franchise news to my readers and social media followers. Time and tide wait for no Croft and, as a result, I’m now feeling a little out of the proverbial loop… So what did I miss during the site’s downtime? Oscar-Winning Actress Lands Role as the New ... [Continue Reading]

June 8, 2016 // 5 Comments

Let’s Get This Show Back On The Road…

There are times in life when you need to know when to step back, take a deep breath, and focus your thoughts before continuing on your merry way. Nearly three months ago, I took the decision to put The Archaeology of Tomb Raider on hiatus. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly. I’d invested countless hours in running the site and its various social media accounts and I felt that closing down the site (even temporarily) to avoid dealing with the less pleasant aspects of fandom would be ... [Continue Reading]

June 2, 2016 // 12 Comments

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is Taking an Indefinite Hiatus

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is back from its hiatus. Read more about it over here! Visitors to this site may have noticed the lack of new updates in recent weeks, so I thought now was as good a time as any to let you know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will be taking an indefinite hiatus. While no particular person or event is to blame, it’s time for me to move onto new projects and continue sharing my love for the Tomb Raider franchise as a mere fan rather than as the admin of ... [Continue Reading]

March 15, 2016 // 12 Comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Make a Donation to Extra Life

For the last couple of years, I’ve joined thousands of other gamers in their quest to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by taking part in Extra Life, an annual charity gaming event that was launched back in 2008. Since its inception, gamers have raised a massive $20 million (and counting) for sick children and their families across North America and abroad. How amazing is that? It’s easy to be cynical about charity fundraisers or suffer from “charity ... [Continue Reading]

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Our Policy on ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Spoilers

Although there is still a month to go until Rise of the Tomb Raider is released for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, plot spoilers and gameplay videos are appearing on Youtube and in Tomb Raider discussion forums on an almost daily basis. The situation will undoubtedly get worse once the game is out and will make the long wait for the PC and PS4 versions all the more unbearable. And while I firmly believe the onus of avoiding spoilers lies with each fan, I would like my readers to feel that they ... [Continue Reading]

October 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

10 Ways to Entertain Yourselves While I’m on Holiday

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the rumours of my upcoming absence are true! I’ll be journeying to the other side of the world for a real-life adventure of my own and will be away for the next three weeks or so. No new blog posts will be published during that time but, fear not, there’s always plenty to read here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider and there’s a plethora of fun activities to keep you entertained during my absence. Such as… Catching up on any editions of ... [Continue Reading]

August 28, 2015 // 4 Comments

Tombs Aplenty in the Gamescom Rise of the Tomb Raider Demo

This time last year, Tomb Raider fans were up in arms when Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a timed exclusive. It was a move that threatened to tear the Tomb Raider fan community to shreds as one of their beloved game series fell victim to the scourge of “console exclusivity”. Petitions were launched, angry tweets were tweeted, and updates on the official Tomb Raider Facebook page turned into “Console Wars” battlefields ... [Continue Reading]

August 5, 2015 // 6 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – July 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, Tomb Raider fans have been treated to a slew of new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage and concept art as part of Crystal Dynamics’ and Xbox’s promotional activities at E3 2015 and the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a collection of concept art that was released in July 2015. Crystal Dynamics/Xbox – E3 2015: The following concept art is property of Crystal Dynamics and was released during E3 2015. Entertainment Weekly: The following pieces of ... [Continue Reading]

July 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

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 to check out my playlist of Lara Croft: Relic ... [Continue Reading]

May 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider 2nd Anniversary Q&A

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I launched The Archaeology of Tomb Raider. It seemed like only yesterday that I posted the blog’s first article, a news item on the real-life search for Queen Himiko’s tomb, but here we are, some 260+ blog posts later. 🙂 I want to thank everyone who’s been following this blog and its related social media accounts for helping make The Archaeology of Tomb Raider the mini-success story it is. This fansite would be ... [Continue Reading]

March 10, 2015 // 4 Comments

15 Things to Look Forward to in 2015

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, 2014 was a fairly epic year for Tomb Raider fans and I have no doubt that 2015 will try its best to top the successes of the past year. As a fan community, what should we get excited about and what can we expect to see in 2015? Well, here are 15 things we Tomb Raider fans can look forward to next year: 1) The Rise of the Tomb Raider – This one’s a no-brainer. The highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s reboot will be coming to the Xbox One ... [Continue Reading]

December 31, 2014 // 6 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 ... [Continue Reading]

December 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

Wishing You All a Merry Croftmas!

Christmas is almost here so I’ll be taking a few days’ break from blogging to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. New articles will be up on the blog very soon but in the meantime, here’s a short list of ways you can keep yourselves busy: Take the time to play or (re-play) Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris! Read Pfangirl’s 3-part Christmas fan fic special, A Croft Christmas. Check out Sammy’s Advent Endurance Christmas fan art. Channel your ... [Continue Reading]

December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

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 Archaeology of Tomb Raider has managed to raise a total ... [Continue Reading]

September 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

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 next couple of weeks. Normal blogging will resume ... [Continue Reading]

August 30, 2014 // 7 Comments