June 27, 2009

Welcome to My New Blog

Hi, everyone, and welcome to my new blog. I've started it as an adjunct to my walkthrough site as a place to report on the latest Tomb Raider news and to present a variety of articles and opinion pieces about the Tomb Raider series, Lara Croft and related topics. Since we're in a slow period between games, there isn't a lot of news. So, for now at least, I'll focus on where the series is headed and fun things to do when not raiding tombs.

A number of visitors to my site have asked me to create an "About Stella" page. I'd prefer to write more about the games and less about me, but you guys keep asking, so I'm finally giving in. There's a short profile in the sidebar that tells a little bit about me. I will add a more extensive bio soon, along with a little info about how I got into Tomb Raider in the first place. (Has it been 12 years already?!) So stay tuned for that.

Although I'll be doing most of the writing, I don't want this space to be just about me. I'd love it if you would participate too. I have asked several guest bloggers to write articles on the topics that interest them. To kick things off, George Maciver, webmaster of Skribblerz.com, will be discussing the Tomb Raider Level Editor, and Sara from Tombraidercosplay.com will share info on her pet hobby: dressing up as Lara Croft. More guest bloggers will follow.

I also plan to include regular poll questions so you can vote on issues that are important to you, and I invite you to comment on my posts. Let me know what you're thinking. Ask questions. Tell me what you'd like to see here.

Right, let's go adventuring.... ;)

Tomb Raider Legend wallpaper - click for full-size image

46 comments:

  1. IS TR2-REMAKED GOING TO BE THE NEXT TR?

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  2. yes!i'm the first & second who posted a comment on this page!
    (i'm the one who bothers you all the time when i finish a tr)
    your walkthroughs are great,the games are legendary,you are a legend,lara is an icon & i am...so excited & nervous while playing the games!

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  3. "Right,let's go adventuring..."
    this is the "hasta la vista,baby!" or "i'll be back!"of the video-games!

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  4. Hey, Victor. Thanks for commenting. I don't know about the TR2 remake, but it sounds like a topic for a future article (with poll question). To remake or not to remake? Stay tuned.... :)

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  6. Yes yes yes on the TR2 remake! I loved Anniversary. Come on Eidos!

    Stella, I would have never beaten any TR without your fantastic walkthroughs. You are the TR goddess!

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  7. Hey, Stella. Love the new blog! But what's that on the T-shirt you're wearing in your profile picture? Not Lara. ;)

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  8. Hey, Marie. Long time no type! :D The shirt is from the Penny Arcade store . It's a reference to my second favorite game of all time, Portal from Valve, the creators of Half-Life.

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  9. I'm bummed that the Golden Games; TR1 Gold TR2 Gold TR3 Lost Artifact, never came out for anyother systems except the PC. =(

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  10. I agree, lctmbrder. Same with the new Underworld bonus levels for Xbox 360. It would be great if everyone could play them all.

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  11. hi stella,...greetings from germany...great blog !!! peter

    http://www.peter-alwaysneverthesame.blogspot.com/

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  12. Stella, Hello from England (second try!).

    43 years old? You must be taking the same elixir as Lara ...

    Like you, I got the first TR and having tried Doom and other first person games, Third Person TR and the camera angle was a revelation.

    Took me a long time to do the first run through. The next was quicker and before TR2, I could do the whole thing at speed, much quicker than I did one level earlier.

    I've got every one since :-)

    Hope to read your blog after TR 10, or 11, or ....

    Phill

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  13. Hi,Stella I just want to say one thing Tomb Raider is Legend,but you are much more than Legend!(:

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  14. Hi, Stella! :)

    I just wanted to say how much I love your walkthroughs and your overall work; I «know» you for a lot of time, we spoke by mail about the plot of TR2 (Maria Doria/Offshore Rig), I don't know if you remember it…

    Go on this way! ^___^

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  15. so ive been hearing rumors of a new TR9 called Origins. and a new tomb raider movie with megan fox any way stella you can ease my nerves and tell me they‘re true?

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  16. Hello Stella's!!!, I left you a comment on:
    Tomb Raider 30-day 15 day of the challenge: favorite image of Lara Croft.

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  17. Thanks, anonymous. I read your comment(s). I'm not sure if just one or all three of the most recent comments were yours. I'm afraid I did not quite understand what you were saying about the screenshots. Maybe language barrier? Sorry. :)

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  18. Sorry, speak different language and had to use the translator.

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  19. I like much Tomb Raider II, but I don't have another version, where I can download free versions?, I'm nervous with your response, I do not understand your language.

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  20. Waiting for your answer!

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  21. Hi again. I am sorry but I don't know where to find free TR2 download. I only have the CD game, which I bought on Amazon.com.

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  22. I again at 8: 00, unless I comment, review this every five minutes.

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  23. I said download not buy!, quiet, I'm not angry, I hope you have not given a fright.

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  24. Sorry if you send comments that answer me already and already did the commentary, not is because blogger not be actualiaza automoaticamente, or think it is browser. And another subject, I was looking for a disk for the extension of gold Mask TR2 and TR3 in an ebay listing only to see. And of course, cookies received. but the browser blocks them for privacy, it is not responsible.

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  25. That hurts!, better now I am not interested, I'll tell you where jam me, at level 4 home of opera, my dad said that he had an elevator (the already is had advance), and forget to throw the switch again to go up the elevator, then I jam again in 40 fathoms, because it does not locate block phone below the switch roomthe hatch where the land falls, and at first did not know was that thing, then I misfeeds in the level 8 Wreck of the Maria Doria. See the search engine and found your page, and was because not found the movable blocks, me misfeeds in the nine because he was not the hatch that opened the switch near the black eel, again in 10 the deck, all the buildings were so high and I did not know how to move the blocks phones below.

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  26. I take here in 5 minutes if you do not put any comment and return at 9: 00.

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  27. I have leftovers, I can not publish.

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  29. Anonymous - This blog is from 2009.
    Try http://blog.tombraiders.net/

    :-)

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  30. Anonymous, you're welcome to email me but if you don't include your own address, I can't reply, so it doesn't really make sense. I'm not sure how to help you since I don't understand everything you have written. I don't know of a site where you can download Tomb Raider 2. I can't understand exactly where/why you are stuck in the games. What is your native language? Maybe I can send you to another walkthrough site in that language?

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  31. My language is Spanish, but it was busy. I stuck in TR2 levels 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. I had to use a lot your tutorials, but already finished the game completely, the movements is the only thing that went wrong, I'm not saying that I am critical ;).

    Birchyboy I delete comments, if you know it. And about the mail told you something you did not entendiste:

    I said, Forget it..., I get tired of writing, best responds with comments.

    If you speak Spanish starts to change language (if desired). Sorry the faults of spelling, by translators.

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  32. Incidentally, I finished the game, there is no much to do in your page, perhaps you should play this game again, but you should put something more (If not it away in the trash!).

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  33. Wait a week! By that I do not answer?, maybe I should not put more comments, going to believe that this tag is the most commented, but already finished the game and I do not enjoy both your page, there is not much to do on your site. At least should put more pictures in the other games, I like to see how they see the games. And by the way, in the introduction of TR3 fail to specify that they were artifacts, if you can create your page in different languages, that you've seen that they have played Tomb Raider in the america. I hope that do not pay you much. :)

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  34. Thanks, Anonymous. I'm going to take that as constructive criticism. :) I have been trying to add more pictures to all of the walkthroughs, but with a regular job, a family and other projects going on, there just doesn't seem to be enough time for everything I want to do. This site is just a hobby and not a paid job, so I do what I can.

    I will be updating the Golden Mask walkthrough in a day or two (almost done). Then I hope to work on TR3 before the new Tomb Raider comes out. I'm not sure what you mean about not saying there are artifacts. It's in the first paragraph of the introduction. (???)

    Thanks for the feedback. Please leave a link to your site so I can check it out. And if you'd like faster replies from me, please use email or Twitter. I don't always check the blog comments right away. :)

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  35. ¡¡¡Thanks You!!! :)

    (Use HTML fragments to put in bold) I would only speak of Tomb Raider, but have a lot to talk about you and your site and prepare myself to accommodate me here on Blogger, and sometimes I cannot promise you to return at a time, I also have duties. And this computer is not mine, so I don't have account on social networks, and does not have a website, we do not have much money to buy another, and this is desktop, so I do not understand the signs that put. I spoke of the original TR2 to update, but if you want to upgrade to mask of gold, and if you do not remember or do not understand me well is Original TR2 of the dagger of Xian, though is by these ruins to hide these secrets in this TR2. The introduction of TR3 (lost artifact) not mentioned that they were artifacts, maybe did you surprise at each level, but still did not understand.

    The only thing I can do is send him an email, and I do not more comments on this label.

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  36. I'm coming to your page to see that. :)

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  37. Hi again. I am not trying to get rid of you. I'm happy to chat as long as you don't mind my replying late sometimes. :) But there are a lot of great Spanish language Tomb Raider sites that may be more helpful to you than mine. For example:

    http://www.croftgeneration.com
    http://www.trsaga.com
    http://foro.tombraiderfans.es (forum)
    http://oraculotr.webs.com

    I did just finish an update on TR2 and am almost done with the Golden Mask expansion. I may finish today if I have time.

    My Lost Artifact introduction says, "This short, stand-alone sequel to Tomb Raider 3 was released in the spring of 2000. The storyline centers around Lara's search for a fifth artifact created from a piece of the same meteorite featured in TR3." I thought that was fairly clear. No?

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  38. Hey!!!! My dad has a page on websites, and I'm
    laughing with your answer!!!, okay, I'm going to continue discussing (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!), I came to tell you that I think haven't read a message that you send. And by the way I do my web page, these are the games that I have in walktrougs:

    Rising Lands - Spanish
    Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe - Spanish, the manual is in English
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron - English
    Insert a link to your website so that they see.

    You could buy these games on Amazon.com for you, these games are for PC, and by the way, you should create images for Space Colony, as I know it is!
    .

    Maybe can do my e-mail from anonymous someday, it depends, not as this thing.

    Rising Lands: For Pc Windows 95, do not be if works for you in Windows XP, but to me if works for me.
    Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe: for Windows XP.
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron: for Windows XP.

    Publishes my page when you can, since the system this season infects each time!.

    And the most important: read your e-mail.

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  39. Hi again, i just want to tell you that we already eliminated the virus inserts a link to download Space Colony at that page, already is that you can download, if you charge for upload files to your server, you can do the link only to the page where is downloaded, do not upload files. Thank you!!!

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  41. I have visited your site for much needed direction through all of the Tomb Raider games over the years at all hours and your meticulous directions and screen shots have always helped me through. You are awesome! Thank-you! Please keep doing it...I am going to need your help in March! Cheers! : )

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  42. This time its response if it takes me almost a year!

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  43. What does that mean, Anonymous (December 9)?

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  44. I've been visiting sites like yours about other popular games in my country, and you have such a talent and accuracy at describing and rising interest. I like yor T-shirt!

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  45. Thanks, Claus. That's sweet of you to say. Glad you like my site. :)

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