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11 November 2012 @ 05:51 pm

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Rise of the Tomb Raider builds upon the formula that made Tomb Raider a success, and features the return of Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft. Camilla will take character performance to new heights as Lara pushes herself beyond human limits and is confronted with what it means to become a hero. Once again, Crystal Dynamics is proud to have the award-winning author Rhianna Pratchett as a key member of the writing team, helping craft a story that delves into Lara's inner turmoil and motivations in this critical second act of her journey.
Nothing like a face list to boost sales morale for Square Enix

Last year, Square Enix said it was "very disappointed" that the high review scores for Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot had not translated into the equally high sales it had expected for the game - a whopping 5-6 million units within four weeks.

Tomb Raider actually sold around 3.4m during its first month on shop shelves - no small amount. But by Square Enix's standards it was nowhere near enough.

The lost sales came at a turbulent time for Square Enix - after its "extraordinary loss" at the end of the last financial year and before its "fundamental review" of the entire company. And it was easy to suggest that Square Enix had predicted Tomb Raider would sell more because it (and Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs) simply needed to in order that they fix the company's financial problems.

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Fans of the action-adventure game Tomb Raider would be in for more as Crystal Dynamics, the developer, has started rolling out updates for the game. Available in three single and multiplayer packs, the updates can be downloaded from the game’s official website.

According to its official Tumblr page, the new downloads include the Online Survival Pack, Adventure Pack and an add-on mission "The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer". The new updates also come with new skill levels, weapons and outfits.

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Frugal survivalists can enlist in Lara Croft's prequel adventure, Tomb Raider, for $13.60 today. The deal is over on PC digital distribution outlet Green Man Gaming, which has the Crystal Dynamics reboot currently listed at $17 - simply add coupon code "GMG20-LLASD-D8WBQ" (without quotes, boldness is entirely up to you) in the checkout screen and you'll get the extra-reduced price. [SOURCE]
24 May 2013 @ 03:19 am

A new patch for the Pc version of Tomb Raider is now available, bringing some long awaited improvements which will definitely enhance the game’s experience for all PC players. The patch introduces some improvements in CPU limited areas. The true improvements have yet to be detailed but Crystal Dynamics assures that they are there, however small they are, so some reports on these improvements should surface pretty soon. The new update patch will be downloaded as soon as the game is started from Steam: here are all the changes brought by Update 1.01.748.0

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Patch 1.01.743.0, which will be applied by Steam automatically when you next start the game, is primarily an update to fix a problem introduced in the previous patch. Here's what it does:

  • Resolved a problem where mouse control in the basecamp upgrade screen would not work properly since build 742.0.

  • Stereo3D parameters for strength and depth can now be modified in the registry beyond their normal in-game range again.

  • GPU performance improvements, specifically at higher quality levels.

In a post on the official Tomb Raider forums, a representative for Crystal Dynamics also said: "Unfortunately we do not yet have a resolution for the players that are experiencing crashes and major graphical corruption on NVIDIA hardware. Some progress has been made though, and we expect hope to have an update soon."

22 April 2013 @ 06:55 pm

Hayley Atwell, who reprises as Peggy Carter in next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has express her interest in playing Lara Croft by re-Tweeting the comments from supportive fans who are rooting for her to secure the role (you can see the collection over at CBM). People like Megan Fox (Ninja Turtles) and Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) have been mentioned in the Lara Croft conversation before, but Atwell seems to be the first to publicly express interest in the role – and not be rumored it, just because she looks the part.

Interestingly, Angelina Jolie was younger than any of the aforementioned actresses when she headlined the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie “way” back in 2001; then again, if 30-year old Henry Cavill can portray young Superman in Man of Steel (or 43-year old Robert Downey Jr. was acceptable as Tony Stark in Iron Man), there is no reason that 31-year old Atwell cannot work as fresh-faced and naïve Miss Croft. [READ MORE]