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  • 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: Live Stream — Tomb Raider

    UPDATE - The Live Stream has ended, but you can check out the archive over at Twitch.tv . Join Game Informer staffers for an extensive look at Crystal Dynamics' new vision for Tomb Raider. We're playing the Xbox 360 version, and we'll be starting from the beginning of the game. Unfortunately... 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
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Profile: Conrad Roth

    In the past, Lara Croft’s interactions with others have been anemic at best – usually only the undead, mindless mercs, or endangered animals around to keep her company. That's not to say she’s existed in an antisocial bubble, though. Lara’s faithful butler Winston was a series... More
  • Blog Post: The History Of Crystal Dynamics

    The studio behind the upcoming Tomb Raider game has a long history in the games business, but its lineage of luminary alums cements Crystal Dynamics' stellar reputation. In 1992 it would have been hard to imagine that Crystal Dynamics would become a hotbed for game creators. We spoke with Noah Hughes... More
  • Blog Post: A Survivor Is Born: The New Lara Croft

    Redesigning an icon is an immensely difficult task. IP holders must tread lightly – the considerations of fans and critics alike maintain that every decision will be a precarious one. With Lara Croft’s iconic look so engrained in popular culture, Crystal Dynamics had to meticulously research... More
  • Blog Post: Lara Croft: The Evolution

    Love her or hate her, in the late ‘90s you couldn’t ignore Lara Croft. The buxom beauty vaulted to cyber-stardom among a sea of male protagonists. It’s hard to deny that the phenomenon of Lara’s success was inextricably tied to her physical presentation – her nature as a... More
  • Blog Post: Metamorphosis: Game Icons Through The Years

    Considering the youth of the video-game industry when compared to more established media forms, we've managed to amass an impressive number of iconic video-game characters over a short span. Drawing attention to such icons begs the question: how have these characters managed to stay relevant? The... More
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