Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Saber-Scorpion Minifigure Contest Winner

Congratulations to Paul G. from Oxfordshire in the U.K., the winner of our LEGO minifig contest giveaway! He chose the cool female adventurer figure shown below. I apologize for the delay announcing the results here. I remembered to post on Twitter and Facebook but somehow doing a blog post slipped my mind.

If you didn't win, you can still get your hands on one of Saber-Scorpion's customized minifigures. Just pop on over to saber-scorpion.com and browse the store. You'll find male and female adventurers, plus soldiers, spies, superheroes and many more!

Don't forget Extra Life is coming up soon. Be sure to tune in to our Tomb Raider livestream October 25-26 for more great prize giveaways.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Showcased at Gamescom and PAX Prime

Developer Crystal Dynamics showed off the upcoming Guardian of Light sequel Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris at Gamescom in Cologne earlier this month and PAX Prime in Seattle this week. Visitors got a little hands-on time with the demo, and the developers talked up the game's exciting new features, including two-to-four-player co-op with puzzles that scale up or down depending on the number of players.

This action-packed trailer premiered at Gamescom.

In this interview, also at Gamescom, Temple of Osiris Producer Robert Siwiak talks with Connected Digital World about the game's plot and new features like the Season Pass, which is basically a pre-purchase for all future DLC, including new tombs, weapons, amulets, rings, and costume packs.

Other highlights include the return of both swimming as a game mechanic and Keely Hawes (Legend-Underworld) as the voice of Lara.

And finally, here's a taste of the demo from the floor at PAX Prime. Thanks to IGN for this 4-player co-op footage.

For more info about the game, check out these past blog posts and the Temple of Osiris page on tombraiders.net.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rise of the Tomb Raider Petition Nets 10,000 Signatures in 24 Hours

Yesterday I posted a petition on Change.org urging the Tomb Raider developers to reconsider their exclusive agreement with Microsoft. More than 10,000 fans have signed on so far!

Earlier today at Gamescom Microsoft's Phil Spencer confirmed that the controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider "has a duration," though he declined to say how long the timed exclusive will last. Spencer also announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on Xbox 360, which also bodes well for a possible future PS3 release.

I don't know whether our small effort made a difference in the timing of this announcement, but I'm sure it didn't hurt. Our efforts were mentioned in an article on the PC Gamer website, "Why Rise of the Tomb Raider's exclusivity deal is a prehistoric relic," and the petition gained a lot of traction on social media. Thanks again to everyone who supported us. Please continue to sign and spread the word, and perhaps the developers will think twice before signing future exclusives.

Rise of the Tomb Raider petition