Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tomb Raider for Mac Gets 64-bit Update


Feral Interactive has given Tomb Raider, the first of the reboot trilogy, the 64-bit treatment.

"Young Lara Croft’s fight for survival has reached new heights with the latest update to Tomb Raider.

The first game in the Tomb Raider origin trilogy has been future-proofed with an update to 64-bit, and now benefits from our latest code libraries and Apple’s Metal graphics API for performance enhancements across all supported Macs.


If you are already equipped with macOS 10.14 Mojave, update your copy of Tomb Raider on the Mac App Store or Steam."


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tomb Raider Trilogy Getting Google Stadia Release


Square Enix® is excited to confirm that TOMB RAIDER®, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, and FINAL FANTASY® XV will all be available on Stadia when the new platform launches this November.

TOMB RAIDER explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft® and her ascent from an untested young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a survivor, and embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition in search of the secret of immortality. She’ll explore a vast and hostile world, engage in guerilla combat, and discover deadly tombs.

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must travel to a magnificent environment filled with the largest tombs in franchise history, hidden secrets, and cunning new enemies. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

FINAL FANTASY XV is the critically acclaimed roleplaying game (RPG) and the latest entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY series. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis's destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open-world exploration and action-packed real time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for fans and newcomers to the series.

“We’re thrilled to bring the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider trilogy to Stadia.” said Gary Snethen, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics®. “It’s an exciting new platform, and we’re always pleased when new audiences can discover Lara’s origin story.”

“Stadia brings new opportunities to our research and development teams, who always love a new challenge,” said Julien Bouvrais, Chief Technology Officer at Eidos-MontrĂ©al™. “Being part of the first round of games released on the platform allows us to break new ground, and shows our studio’s dedication to delivering trailblazing experiences for all players.”

“We’re pleased with the opportunity to bring the engaging characters and immersive world of FINAL FANTASY XV to even more players through the Stadia platform,” said FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto. “The journey of Crown Prince Noctis is the perfect adventure for players to enjoy through Stadia.”

TOMB RAIDER, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are available now worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Windows PC/Steam. FINAL FANTASY XV is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC/Steam/Origin.

Source: Official Square Enix Press Release

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Page Now Up


The Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light page is finally up! I've been meaning to add it to my site for some time since it is included in the new era. I've been playing this little gem again recently and it is a fantastic game.


I also noticed that the Things That Go Boom challenge pack is available now on the Xbox! The 2nd challenge pack was never released previously on the Xbox 360 due to "technical difficulties" or so they said. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is backwards compatible on the Xbox One and maybe that has something to do with the release?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home DLC


Following the end of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the dust had settled and the battle seemed over. However, when allies go missing, Lara must search ancient tunnels to try and find them. Lara’s new journey features a brand-new challenge tomb, which contains a secret that’s been hidden for ages.








Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs Video Slot Out Now


Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios have released a third installment of video slot games featuring our heroine Lara Croft. This title, Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs, features re-hashed assets from Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and looks and sounds gorgeous!

I can't report too much on this addition to our universe because online gambling is restricted in the U.S., but other countries should be able to play it online and on various devices.

The previous slot games are titled Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, which you can probably look up and play also. I hope to someday find a way to play these titles just for fun.








Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Grand Caiman DLC


Go toe-to-toe with an angry god! Protect villagers from the aggression of Trinity, Lara Croft must hunt mercenaries, face the towering wrath of a volcanic new challenge tomb, and survive the lethal surprise concealed within. Equip the Force of Chaos Gear pack and charge into the fray with the Reptile Hide outfit and Whispering Scourge shotgun.






Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Making of a Tomb Raider Released Online



"Square Enix is proud to present the feature length film, “The Making of a Tomb Raider.” Previously debuted as a unique in-cinema event, the Lara Croft inspired movie follows renowned BASE jumper Clair Marie as she recreates iconic action sequences from Tomb Raider.

Relive memorable scenes from the 2013 release of Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the recently released Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Watch as Clair scales up jagged rock faces and leap like Lara."

At last! I am so glad that this little treat has finally been released to the public! I wanted to go to the nearest theater in Utah to see this so bad, but I could not make it. Best enjoyed on larger screens with a side of popcorn!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent's Heart DLC


Deal with the repercussions of a failed uprising! In order to save the lives of dedicated Rebels, Lara Croft must navigate the treacherous waters of a never-before-seen challenge tomb, infiltrate enemy barracks, and confront them directly in their mountain hideout.






Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Price of Survival DLC


Solve the mystery of Lara's greatest foe! While trying to crack the private codes of Trinity's leader, Lara must conquer a poisonous new challenge tomb and defeat the elite Paititian soldiers that stand in her way.






Saturday, February 16, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Nightmare DLC


The third installment of Shadow of the Tomb Raider's DLC collection is available now individually or as part of the Season Pass. It's titled "The Nightmare" and it couldn't be more fitting! Lara must face her greatest foe... herself, in absolutely chilling scenes from her past brought on by "The White Breath". A trial that Lara must pass in order to obtain its power. 

Dodge your way through a brand new Challenge Tomb in single player or co-op modes, gear up with the new Fear Incarnate Pack including The Grip of Fear Axes and alternate versions, and obtain The White Breath Skill. This DLC has been my favorite so far! The way the story plays out in The Manor is fantastic and the tomb is very reminiscent of classic Tomb Raiders. Be sure to check it out!









Saturday, January 19, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar DLC



Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar is the second piece of DLC content released for latest game in the Tomb Raider saga. Discover another ancient Mayan artifact while battling Trinity and dodging a treacherous lightning storm that is reminiscent of the inclement weather of Yamatai and Siberia. I like to think that the storms connect the trilogy in an underlying narrative. Maybe it's Himiko? Maybe it's The Divine Source? Maybe it's Kukulkan? All dealing with immortality and the unknown.

Features of The Pillar DLC include the Sinchi Chiqa Battle Dress and an alternate version, the Oathtaker's Bow, the Thousand Eyes Skill, which allows Survival Instinct when moving through trees and between concealment walls, and Score Attack and Time Attack replay modes for the level. Two more main game tombs are available to play in these modes as well. This level is single-player only.

The Pillar is included in the Season Pass or can be purchased separately. Stay tuned, more DLC to come.





Monday, December 24, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Community Feats & New Weapon


Check out how much the community is enjoying their adventures in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and get a new exclusive weapon to boot! These numbers tend to boggle my mind...well everything except in language....HOW IN THE HELL DID ONLY 1% COMPLETE THEIR PROFICIENCY IN ALL LANGUAGES???!!! I mean come on guys! It's fun! Get your hands on the Platinum Edition of The Bishop 600 before January 7th! It's pretty rad!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge DLC


The first of seven DLC's for Shadow of the Tomb Raider is dropping tonight! It is titled The Forge and introduces a brand new story, a lava filled tomb, the Brocken Outfit and an alternate version, Umbrage 3-80 Weapon, Grenadier Skill, Score Attack, Time Attack, and Co-op modes! There is a lot to be had over the next seven months and I can't wait to see what surprises are in store!