Tomb Raider reboot is the most successful in the franchise

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Crystal Dynamics did a smart thing when it decided to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise. Yesterday the studio announced that 2013’s Tomb Raider sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide, making it the #1 Tomb Raider game. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, since it was trying to break even during the initial launch, and according … Continue reading

High school boys are more open to video game character’s gender compared to high school girls

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Triple A video games are dominated by male gamers and male protagonists. Is it possible that males like to play male characters, because they can relate to them more? Well, a new study may prove otherwise. During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a study from Rosalind Wiseman and Ashly … Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider developers not focusing on PlayStation

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Rise of the Tomb Raider got some flak when it was revealed that it was going to be an Xbox exclusive back in 2014 at Gamescom. However, more details emerged that revealed it to be a timed exclusive. It was definitely shocking, since the Tomb Raider series has been a part … Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a Game Informer trailer and cover

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Rise of the Tomb Raider received some controversy over Square Enix’s decision to make the game exclusive to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It turned out that it’s a timed exclusive, so PS4 and PS3 users will likely get the game at a later time. Game Informer sheds some … Continue reading

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review – The Good, the Bad, and the BANG!


After playing through Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light twice and enjoying it very much, you can imagine my excitement for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Upon installation I sat on the couch with the very same friend that I beat the last entry of the game … Continue reading

SacAnime 2014 creates nerd hype for the city of Sacramento

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Despite popular belief, neither Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco are the capital of the great state of California. To find the true capital you actually have to look a little further north to find the humble little city of Sacramento. Easily one of the most overlooked locations in … Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed exclusive says Microsoft


When it was revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be an Xbox exclusive, many PlayStation gamers raged. Their reasoning was because the first game, Tomb Raider, was on many platforms, it wasn’t fair that people who don’t have the Xbox should have to suffer. We recently talked about … Continue reading

Why ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ being an Xbox One exclusive is a smart move (opinion)


Update: Xbox head Phil Spencer says it will be a timed exclusive. In an act of sheer brilliance the new Tomb Raider title, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is now exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One. As we have seen in the past console wars are won and lost with exclusive … Continue reading

Video Game Vixens Burlesque this Friday in Los Angeles!


Courtney Cruz is back! Yes, I am entertained by performance art and dancing, so you can imagine I adore movies like Black Swan and Moulin Rouge (among the popular titles). When you combine performance art with nerd culture, levels of entertainment explode into the stratosphere! Writers Rocky and John have … Continue reading

Lara Croft returns in Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider #1 (review)

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Geeks that couldn’t get enough of the new and improved Lara Croft from last year’s reboot video game, rejoice! Dark Horse is continuing their tradition of bringing beloved series from film, television, or games to comic books with Tomb Raider: Season of the Witch, hitting both real and virtual shelves … Continue reading

Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns has a Tomb Raider outfit


Looks like Lightning is channeling her inner Tomb Raider skills with the Lara Croft DLC. She will get to wear Lara’s outfit from the Tomb Raider reboot, a riot shield and the ever infamous survivor’s axe. Currently unknown is whether the DLC will be free or not, and if not, … Continue reading

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launch trailer features new Lara

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition heads to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week on January 28th. If you haven’t had the chance to play the game yet, then this is the version for you. It features upgraded graphics including TressFX for some realistic hair physics and a new face … Continue reading

See the new Lara in the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition tech demo

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Check out the new tech demo showing off the many improvements for the Lara Croft model for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the highly-acclaimed 2013 game now upgraded for the PS4 and Xbox One. If you already have or have played the game, then you might want to pass on this, … Continue reading

CES 2014: Square Enix’s ‘Thief’ preview


During CES 2014, Nerd Reactor was invited to the AMD Tent outside of the convention center to meet with some of the Eidos Montréal team and test out their newest game Thief. Chris del Castillo and I had the pleasure of speaking with technical art director Jean-Normand Bucci, who helped us navigate … Continue reading

Check out some new Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition screenshots

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is coming out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with upgraded graphics for the next-gen consoles and will include all features and DLC. Some may think it’s just Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics trying to make a quick buck. I’m okay with that since I … Continue reading

Contest: Winners announced for Tomb Raider OST

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Our Tomb Raider giveaway is now over. Two winners will be receiving the Tomb Raider OST by composer Jason Graves. But before we announce the winners, here are the runner-ups: Keenanq Reboot because her image is more vivid and detailed. Though I’ve never played tomb raider, this one definitely takes … Continue reading

Tomb Raider, Gears of War and God of War aren’t meeting sales target

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Sales for Tomb Raider, God of War and Gears of War franchises haven’t been doing that well according to reports. The March sales for God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgement have been disappointing to say the least. According to VGChartz, Gears of War: Judgement has sold only over 580,000 units in … Continue reading