Monday, March 23, 2015

A Personal Update

Dear friends and followers,

I know it's been quite a while since I last updated my site, blog, or social media. It was a rough winter and I've been focusing my attention on some personal health and family issues. There's no need to worry, though. Everything's OK now, but it's going to take me a while to catch up with unanswered email, tweets, and private messages, so I thank you in advance for your patience.

I hope you've all been well, and I look forward to getting back in touch soon. –Stella


Mama bear coming out of hibernation. ;-)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Twisted Gears DLC Available Now

With all the hullabaloo over the Game Informer's Rise of the Tomb Raider preview, the latest Temple of Osiris DLC release flew in under the radar. The second expansion pack, titled "Twisted Gears," launched Monday on Steam, Xbox LIVE, and PSN. Players who already purchased the Season Pass just need to visit the Community Chest in the game to unlock the new content. If you haven't yet purchased this DLC, or the Icy Death pack released in January, it is also available separately.

The Twisted Gears pack includes the following:
  • Playable area: Tomb of the Embalmer
  • Costume: The Original (Tomb Raider 2 Lara)
  • Weapon: Cluster Bomb Launcher
  • Amulets: Sekhmet's Wrath, Osiris's Silver Fire Flail
  • Rings: Sekhmet's Blessing, Sekhmet's Retribution

If you've played it, I'd love to hear what you think. Please post a comment below or ping me on Facebook or Twitter. I enjoyed both DLC packs and was very happy to see the new areas are challenging, full-length levels and not just abbreviated puzzle/combat rooms, like the Guardian of Light DLC.







Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Twisted Gears DLC screenshots. Click for larger images.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Game Informer Launches Month-Long Rise of the Tomb Raider Exclusive

The March issue of Game Informer, available now in both print and digital editions, features a 12-page cover story devoted to Rise of the Tomb Raider. Readers can get an exclusive first look at Lara's upcoming adventure, her hunt for the mythical city of Kitezh, the game's diverse locations and updated crafting system, as well as returning friends and foes.

Visit GameInformer.com/ROTTR throughout the month of February for regular Rise updates, including interviews with Lara Croft actor Camilla Luddington and lead writer Rhianna Pratchett. Subscribe to GI to read the full story with exclusive screenshots.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will initially be released in late 2015 exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360. For additional details, check out the growing list of game features and bookmark my Rise of the Tomb Raider page.

Rise of the Tomb Raider featured in Game Informer's March 2015 issue
Game Informer issue 263 cover. Click for full-size version.

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