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Tomb Fortress: Ethics When Lara Croft Meets TF2

By Philippa Warr on November 4th, 2014.

Nice shooting, Tex!

Valve’s Team Fortress 2 team are running a competition whereby the entire Tomb Raider franchise is fair game for TF2 Workshop content creation. Their official blog post on the matter goes straight for “the heavy in short shorts” at their first example of the contest’s potential*. But why on earth would you want to help Valve and Square promote a game for free? Let’s take a look at the rules.

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Shipwrecked: Tomb Raider Details Appearing

By John Walker on December 7th, 2010.

At a certain point it seems strange that she's still called Lara.

The first few scraps of information about the new Tomb Raider, officially revealed yesterday, are beginning to appear. NeoGAF have been plundering the unreleased Game Informer article by their own nefarious methods, and we learn a few interesting morsels. Like, for instance, Lara is to be 21 in the new game. Keys to the tomb. And deaths are to be brutal. Erk. It’s sounding like this is going to be part Tomb Raider, part Survivor, and I’m very intrigued. More bits and pieces below.

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Backflip: Tomb Raider Reboot Announced

By John Walker on December 6th, 2010.

The staring eyes of Ms Croft.

One of my favourite things of recent years has been the standard of Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider games. While there’s no doubt there’s Lara fatigue, it’s inappropriate when they’re some of the finest action platform/shooters around. So it’s with a happy face that I greet the news that the next game from the team is a complete reboot of the series, simply called Tomb Raider. The announcement comes via the cover of the next Game Informer, along with a press release. Details below.

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Lara Croft: Please Stay Above Water

By John Walker on September 25th, 2008.

They'd beat her if they were under water.

More Tomb Raider Underworld trailers. I can’t resist them. The first is in the jungle, showing off Lara’s climby-climby powers (with a bonus cartwheel thrown in), and looks most tempting. The second is bloody underwater bits, which always suck out loud in every Tomb Raider game, and here is 99% cutscene which is even more reason to wish they just wouldn’t. Lara is not aquatic. This has been proven too many times. Anyway, concentrate on the first one.

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Lara’s Killing Gods

By John Walker on August 16th, 2008.

LARA VS CTHULHU!

The last time Tomb Raider Underworld news came up, I found myself going off on my rant about how stupid people are for not being excited about a consistently excellent game series (apart from that one), that’s only getting better with each new release.

My frustrations haven’t waned. I’m seeing a couple of current mags writing previews of Underworld, saying it looks good, but they’re getting tired of the games now. Tired of an ever-improving, top-notch platforming series with a stupendous cast, excellent writing, and the best acrobatic fun available? Then you’re not a gamer! Bah! Anyway, in the trailer below, Underworld looks bloody excellent, and more than that, it’s picking up where Legend left off.

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Tomb Raider Underworld For November

By John Walker on June 23rd, 2008.

LARA VS SHARK ULTIMATE CAGEFIGHT

It’s a rather lovely story, the tale of Lara’s rescue. Tomb Raider, too infamous to maintain the reputation it deserved, span out of control. People, when reflecting on the series, will recall the first couple and begrudgingly admit that they were really good. But then they’ll say things tailed off, descending into generic sequels, eventually finishing in the hideous plane-full-orphans-crashing-into-train-full-of-puppies mess that was Angel of Darkness. But they’re wrong.

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PC Gamer: Cosplaying Lara

By John Walker on August 30th, 2007.

A fun piece of nonsense I wrote for PC Gamer in the current issue’s Extra Life has gone online today. It’s a guide to cosplaying Lara in Tomb Raider: Anniversary. In the game, I mean. I’ll leave Kieron to write a guide to cosplaying as her in real life.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Anyway, it’s deeply silly and surprisingly fun. And yes, one of them has her in the nude. But she’s FAR cuter as a tiger.

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