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Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: I'm Just So Tired of Raiding All These Tombs

Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: I'm Just So Tired of Raiding All These Tombs

Eric Frederiksen

Archaeologists are some of our favorite characters in popular culture. Academics who explore places hidden from our everyday, venturing far out of our comfort zones. The original Tomb Raider games took the Indiana Jones template and rewrote it, combining the explorative nature of that film series with the sexy quippiness of James Bond – in an ultra-sexy hotpants-wearing package. 2013's...

Hands-On: Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the toughest tale yet for Lara and Eidos Montreal

Hands-On: Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the toughest tale yet for Lara and Eidos Montreal

Eric Frederiksen

After over two decades in the video game limelight, Lara is one of the oldest and most storied characters to date. She’s been through more design evolutions than Nintendo’s entire cast of characters. Now, she has one of her most difficult adventures ahead of her: improving on a great formula and making it feel fresh. When Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix put out the first of Lara’s new...

Crystal Dynamics boss leaves the company after solid year and even stronger decade

Crystal Dynamics boss leaves the company after solid year and even stronger decade

Ron Duwell

Square Enix Head of Product Development and Western Studios Darrell Gallagher has left his position at Crystal Dynamics after a decade of maintaining his post. He has already been replaced by studio veterans Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg in a transition that Square Enix described as "seamless." Over the course of 2015, Square Enix's Western development studios have seen a lot of positive...

Phil Spencer Says Tomb Raider Timed Exclusivity "Doesn't Come from an Evil Space"

Phil Spencer Says Tomb Raider Timed Exclusivity "Doesn't Come from an Evil Space"

Ron Duwell

It’s not personal, it’s strictly business! Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has spoken out on Microsoft picking up the highly anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider as a timed exclusive when it releases during the holiday season in 2015. Fearing the drawing power of Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End, Microsoft apparently thought it was necessary to help swing the balance over into the middle of the court...