May 24, 2012

Lara, Indy, Nate and Our Need for Virtual Adventure

From Indiana Jones to Lara Croft and Nathan Drake, the academic-adventurer archetype is alive and well. Check out Stephanie Carmichael's article Bringing back Tomb Raider: Our need to fill the old archaeologist's shoes on VentureBeat, in which yours truly is liberally quoted. ;) If you have a chance to read it, I hope you'll post a comment to let me know what you think. I know not everyone will agree with me on some points.

Bringing back Tomb Raider: Our need to fill the old archaeologist's shoes


  1. "A Tomb Raider reboot is scheduled for next year."

    WTF! WTF! I thought it was this autumn..

  2. @Rebecca: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they announced the delay last week. It's the subject of my previous post.

  3. Oh, how could i have missed that on..?

  4. Excellent article and congrats on being quoted! They at least knew you were an excellent source to go to!

  5. I disagreed with the comments about AoD, although it's controls got a bad press, I really liked it. I also liked the fact that the old games allowed me to save my position at any point in the game. when that was taken away I started to loss interest.
    Also, Eidos's own lifetime sales data shows that AoD far out-sold Chronicles which in turn just outsold Anniversary. In fact AoD sold almost as well as Underworld which was out sold by Legend.
    You can view the data here:


Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen issue #1 is now available from Dark Horse Comics. Order at Things From Another World.