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  • Blog Post: How Rise Of The Tomb Raider Looks Better On PC

    Perhaps you're like me and you're not intimately familiar with tessellation and anisotropic filtering; that's fine, because this video for Rise of the Tomb Raider will show you exactly how and why the PC version looks better than the one already out on Xbox One. As the video below amply demonstrates... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider’s Baba Yaga Story DLC Arrives Next Week

    You may have uncovered all of the mysteries of Kitezh and found all the collectibles. You (and Lara) are not done yet. There’s some story DLC on the way. The Temple of the Witch will be out next week, Microsoft has confirmed to Game Informer . Unlike the other two pieces of add-on material , endurance... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Rise Of The Tomb Raider's Game Director Joins Infinity Ward

    Update: It appears that Brian Horton, the game director of Rise of the Tomb Raider, has left Crystal Dynamics to join Infinity Ward , the developer of Call of Duty, as the company's new studio art director. Source: [ LinkedIn via IGN ] Original Story (January 15 at 5:16 p.m. Central): Roughly a month... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Lands On PC January 28

    PC owners won’t need to wait long to dive into Lara Croft’s latest adventure. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 timed exclusive hits PC at the end of January. The game will be available at two price points. The standard version is priced at $59.99. A digital deluxe version that includes the season... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Head Of Western Development Darrell Gallagher Leaves After A Decade

    Square Enix has announced a change in leadership with the departure of Darrell Gallagher, a 10-year veteran of the company. Gallagher most recently served as head of product development for the publisher’s western studios and head of Crystal Dynamics. Prior to expanding his responsibilities to... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Endurance Mode, Two Story DLC Packs Detailed

    Last night at The Game Awards, Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics introduced the first of two story add-ons for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today, the rest of the season pass has been detailed, including an interesting twist on the franchise. Coming first, on December 29, is a new endurance mode that turns... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Includes Twitch Interactive Features

    With Rise of the Tomb Raider out today, Twitch is full of people streaming and watching Lara Croft’s latest adventure. If you’re not, you might want to. There are some in-game bonuses you can earn for doing both. Those that own the game on Xbox One can stream the expedition mode via Twitch... More
  • Blog Post: Get Ready For Rise Of The Tomb Raider With All Of Our Exclusive Coverage

    Rise of the Tomb Raider appeared on our March cover earlier this year and it releases on Tuesday. Now's the perfect time to catch up on all of the features that resulted from our coverage. You can click here , or on the banner below, to read features, watch videos, and listen to podcasts all about... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Or Fallout 4?

    The two games don't have much in common, but they both release on Tuesday, and they're both highly anticipated. Which one are you more excited about? The both have guns and both have aspect of exploration, but otherwise are fairly distinct experiences. Which on are you more excited to play? If... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Microtransactions Confirmed

    Microsoft's post detailing Rise Of The Tomb Raider's season pass also includes confirmation of in-app transactions. Late last month we brought you a new hands-on preview of Lara Croft's latest adventure, the Xbox One timed-exclusive Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Our news editor Mike Futter walked... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider's Season Pass Adds New Tomb, Competitive Component, More

    An Amazon listing a few days back revealed the existence of Rise of the Tomb Raider's season pass, but new details have popped up on the game's official Xbox.com home. The bundle will include a trio of larger updates, as well as several smaller downloads. The text is still fairly sparse, but... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Season Pass Rises Prematurely

    A season pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider appeared on Amazon yesterday, priced at $29.99 for Xbox One. The listing emerged without an announcement from Microsoft Studios, which has partnered with Square Enix to publish Lara Croft’s latest adventure. Amazon’s product description is sparse... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is Likely To Include In-App Transactions

    During my three-hour preview of Rise of the Tomb Raider that took place last week, I spent time exploring some of the wide open environments. As in the 2013 reboot, each of these has challenges associated with them, offering an XP reward for completion. In one area, I happened to shoot down a hanging... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider's Crate Of Collectible Goodies

    Square Enix has announced a $149.99 Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition for the Xbox One exclusive. Here are the edition's contents straight from Square Enix: Full Xbox One retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider 12-inch statue of Lara Croft Collectible steel case Replica of Lara's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Square Enix Calls Tomb Raider A 'Trilogy'

    Update: A representative from Square Enix has sent us a statement regarding future of Tomb Raider "trilogy," but it doesn't shed any light on the subject. " We’re always thinking about the future of the franchise," it reads, "but right now we’re focused on the... More
  • Blog Post: Second Limited Edition Rise Of The Tomb Raider Poster Revealed

    At San Diego Comic-Con, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics announced that it would be releasing a 4-part limited edition series of posters showcasing the iconic adventurer from the Tomb Raider series. The first poster, drawn by comic book artist Geof Darrow, featured Lara Croft fighting off wolves and bears on... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Launches On PC Next Year

    Square Enix announced today that the sequel to Lara Croft's critically acclaimed reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be available on PCs next year. Microsoft, publisher Square Enix, and developer Crystal Dynamics arranged a year of exclusivity for the game when it arrives on the Xbox 360 and Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Who Should Play Lara Croft In The Tomb Raider Movie?

    When you inevitably go see the Tomb Raider film in theaters, who do you want to be starring at? In this scenario, I'm presuming that you are facing the film and didn't walk into the wrong theater. I know it's a complicated question, but who do you want to play Lara Croft? A few days ago,... More
  • Blog Post: Ask Us Your Rise Of The Tomb Raider Questions For Our Special Edition Podcast

    We've offered up a substantial amount of information about Lara's upcoming adventure to Siberia in this year's Rise of the Tomb Raider. However, no matter how many details we dish out about about the game, there are still several big questions gamers want to know. Send us those questions... More
  • Blog Post: Crystal Dynamics Formally Welcomes Nate Wells And Tore Blystad

    In early December 2014, we reported that former Naughty Dog employee Nate Wells had joined Crystal Dynamics as an art director. Today, the studio has posted an official welcome to Wells and another new staff member, Tore Blystad. In addition to serving as lead artist on The Last of Us, Wells is credited... More
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