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  • Blog Post: From First To Last – Comparing More Developers’ Early Work To Later Work

    Recently, we took a look at a handful of highly successful developers and how their games have changed over the years by comparing their first title, to their most recent title. We’re looking at a few more developers to track their progress over their professional lifespan. Sucker Punch –... More
  • Blog Post: Why Narrative Disconnect Is Worth Talking About

    If Lara Croft is just a girl trying to survive, why is she so good at remorselessly mowing down bad guys? If Nathan Drake is a charming, relatable everyman, how should we feel about the fact that we control him as he kills hundreds? As video game storytelling has improved, the idea that gameplay design... More
  • Blog Post: Best Video Game Places To Take A Vacation

    We may be at the tail end of summer, but that doesn't mean we can't still take a well-earned vacation. A couple of years ago, we highlighted some of the worst places your travel agent could send you in the video game space. Now that you know where to avoid, let's take a look at some places... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Action Games Of The Generation

    The last console generation was packed with some of the greatest action games of all time. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4's life cycles were longer than any consoles before them, allowing developers to become more familiar with the powerful tech and deliver better and better games. Imaginative new... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful period for the company to date; with its excellent Xbox Live service and deep support from third-party developers, the Xbox 360 in many ways became the defining console of the last generation... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Video Game Developer Exodus Of 2014

    Recently, and especially last week, there were a surprising number of noteworthy video game developers who left their positions at the companies where they made names for themselves. The video game industry is changing as small-scale development becomes much more attractive, and the backing of a major... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – Tomb Raider 2

    With the recent announcement of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for next-gen consoles, it got us thinking about what we want in a full-blown sequel to Crystal Dynamics' action hit. More Envelope-Pushing Visuals: Tomb Raider already looked great (especially considering how large the world is) and... More
  • Blog Post: When Little Details Make A Big Difference

    When my fellow interns and I first got our hands on Grand Theft Auto V, we decided to explore Los Santos together. As soon as Isaac had control of main character Franklin Clinton, he sprinted and jumped into the side of a building. The results were hilarious; Franklin smacked violently against the wall... More
  • Blog Post: Moments – The Fire Ritual In Tomb Raider (2013)

    Anyone who’s played a Tomb Raider game knows that Lara Croft is a woman of extraordinary perseverance. Whether she’s scaling obstacles, executing physical feats, or combating deadly creatures, Lara persists. This strength of character is put to the test like never before in the 2013 series... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Tomb Raider Like A Professional

    Every now and then I try to impart some of the wisdom I've accrued from my distinguished career as a professional gamer to the common men and women out there who enjoy games merely as a hobby. I look at it as one of the responsibilities that comes with my natural talent, and my guides for Skyrim... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft returns to gaming screens next week. Get a sneak peek at some of the action, and hear our thoughts on how the final game came together. It's been a long wait, but the Tomb Raider reboot is finally arriving, and we’ve had the opportunity to play the final game ( click here to read... More
  • Blog Post: Uncover The Latest On Tomb Raider

    On the list of most-anticipated games in 2013, few titles are higher on the list than Tomb Raider. The return of Lara Croft looks like one of the most dramatic reinventions of a game series ever, even while it maintains many of the features that originally popularized the series. We chatted with studio... More
  • Blog Post: The Enemies Of Tomb Raider

    Who are the mysterious scavengers populating the island on which Lara Croft finds herself shipwrecked? Since its reveal over a year and a half ago, there’s been a mystery surrounding the identity of the strange figure who imprisons Lara after she finds herself shipwrecked on a mysterious island... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Great Video Game Comics

    Want to dive deeper into your favorite video game stories? Try the comic book world. It’s not a surefire solution. Many properties attempt to make the transition to other mediums, and graphic novels/comics are one of the most common attempts. Sadly, many of the franchises that attempt the transition... More
  • Blog Post: Making Of The Cover: Tomb Raider

    Without further ado, we present you with our final Tomb Raider update – Crystal Dynamic’s impressive Making of the Cover feature. In the video below, you will learn more about the process that went into the immensely detailed render that graced our cover, in addition to seeing the design... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Bonus Gallery

    After celebrating the debut of a new Tomb Raider with a month of retrospective pieces, character profiles, and giveaways, we’re giving readers a closer look at the game itself. Check out our gallery of exclusive Tomb Raider images below. In it you will find a handful of new screenshots, several... More
  • Blog Post: Official Tomb Raider Wallpapers

    We've got three official wallpapers from Crystal Dynamics for a slew of monitor sizes and devices. Enjoy! PC Instructions Left-click on the proper resolution and select "set as desktop background" from the menu options. PS3 Instructions Download an image and save it to your Desktop. Plug... More
  • Blog Post: Rebranding An Icon: Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider has a long history as both a character and franchise, but where will the brand head as it moves into the future? Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise have come a long way over the years. Younger gamers may not recall the way the character invaded the cultural landscape in the late 90s... More
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