Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to Play Lara Croft Relic Run on a Windows PC or Mac Using BlueStacks

Since the mobile adventure-runner Lara Croft Relic Run was released about a month ago, it's become quite an obsession for a lot of Tomb Raider fans. Perhaps you've seen the fan videos and ragdoll-death screenshots on social media or heard friends talking about cursing each other through the Facebook link in the game. But if your phone or tablet won't run the game, you're probably feeling left out. Fear not, thanks to the awesome Android emulator, BlueStacks, you too can enter the world of Lara Croft Relic Run and say goodbye to your free time!

Installing Relic Run on a Windows PC or Macintosh using BlueStacks is not complicated, but in case you need a little hand-holding, the video below includes step-by-step instructions. It covers the Windows version. The Mac installation is very similar.

BlueStacks legal to use (for free apps like Relic Run or apps you have legally purchased) and allows for in-app purchases through the Play Store; however, it is not officially supported, so there may be some bugs or compatibility issues when playing. I have not personally experienced any issues.

Note that BlueStacks will ask you to create or log into an existing Google account in order to download the game from the Play Store. This step was not included in the video because I already happend to be logged in. You may also need to add Bluestacks to the exclusions list in your anti-virus/malware program in order to log in to Google through Bluestacks.

Good luck and good running!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tomb Raider E3 2015 Roundup

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo has come to a close. Rise of the Tomb Raider and Lara Croft GO both received some nice press coverage, including several best-of-show awards for Rise.

Here are links to videos of various live presentations and developer interviews, plus reports from a few of the Tomb Raider E3 community ambassadors, so those of us who weren't able to attend can stay in the loop.

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER LARA CROFT GO LARA CROFT RELIC RUN E3 COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS I'd love to hear what you think about the upcoming games, the franchise's showing at E3, or whatever's on your mind Tomb Raider-wise. Please leave a comment below or get in touch by email or social media.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Find light in darkness

Lara Croft GO - Turn-Based Puzzle Game Announced at E3

With most of the attention focused on the big Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay reveal on the Microsoft stage this week at E3, this little gem may have flown in under the radar. Lara Croft GO, a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices, is being developed by Square Enix Montréal, the team responsible for the critically acclaimed Hitman GO and the upcoming Hitman Sniper.

Unlike the fast-twitch action of Lara Croft Relic Run, Lara Croft GO proceeds at a more sedate pace with simple yet lush graphics, an atmospheric soundtrack, and puzzles with escalating degrees of difficulty. Check out the official trailer below, as well as this gameplay demo featuring developers Daniel Lutz and Patrick Naud.

Lara Croft GO promises 40 levels totalling 4-5 hours of gameplay. It will be released on mobile phones and tablets later this year.

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