A number of game developers attempt to answer why we need female characters beyond reasons of ”diversity.”
A lot of females in games serve as eye candy, and they don’t represent the majority of women. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider’s protagonist, is different.
Find out how Tomb Raider impressed one player with its pure, unadulterated fun factor.
Tomb Raider’s direction and character realization is fresh, but it doesn’t always maintain tone or originality.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Required Listening is a new monthly feature celebrating game music and the people who create it. This month we look at Fire Emblem: Awakening, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Dead Space 3, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and discuss the emotional inspiration for the new Tomb Raider score with composer Jason Graves.
Don’t listen to the controversy. Tomb Raider is a beautiful and brutal journey that easily ranks as one of the franchise’s best entries … assuming you’re not too much of a traditionalist.
Why is the Wii U’s GamePad controller causing some developers to hold back on porting titles to Nintendo’s new console?
A decent multiplayer mode will be a pleasant surprise for fans who only expected a great single-player game.
Game changers will include environmental events that can alter the course of battle.
Developer Eidos Montreal created a competitive mode for Crystal Dynamic’s next Tomb Raider.
Who needs Nathan Drake when you’ve got the original Lara Croft?
Square Enix will release a big tin Collector’s Edition.
Lara Croft has a new doppelgänger, and she’s headed to the Arctic in Greenpeace’s new game for iOS.
Square Enix plans to launch its console-quality game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the Google Chrome web browser this fall.
Editor’s Pick A lot of people don’t care for the sort of sustained abuse Lara endures in the new Tomb Raider, but don’t call it torture porn. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Lara Croft was one of the most iconic video game characters of the past 15 years. But we never really learned how she came to be. In Crystal Dynamics’ remake of Tomb Raider coming in 2013, we’re going to find out. And the tale looks like it is going to be enthralling.
Indiana Jones inspired both Lara Croft and Nathan Drake, and with the Tomb Raider reboot around the corner, these adventurers are here to stay.
Crystal Dynamics, a subsidiary of publisher Square Enix, says it wants to ensure that it can “fully deliver the very highest quality game.”
Looking back, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t agree that 2011 was a great year for video games. It was a year that brought us Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Minecraft finally left beta, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 slugged it out in a grudge match for military shooter supremacy, and soon hundreds of thousands of Star Wars fans will be able to visit Tatooine and blast a few Sand People in Star Wars: The Old Republic. But now that the year is coming to a close and we’ve all done some science, improved our kill/death ratios, and filled our Skyrim houses with severed heads, it’s time to start looking forward to 2012. Here, in no particular order, are ten of GamesBeat’s picks for most-anticipated titles of the new year.
We saw lots of video games at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles last week.