Rise of the Tomb Raider Timed Exclusive is stupid

rise of the tomb raiderIt was recently announced that Rise of The Tomb Raider will be exclusive to the XBOX One for an entire year. After E3 this year I made the point that console tribalism isn’t good for the industry and that both the XBOX One and PS4 were becoming more distinct platforms with different identities and target audiences. So when a third party title like Tomb Raider continues the timed exclusive nonsense that has made elements of Destiny’s loot infuriating, I’m ready to start calling foul every time this happens. Entrenching loyalty is totally fine if it’s done through perks or free games like Microsoft’s “Games with Gold” program, but keeping a game hostage to your platform for a year? This just isn’t helpful. Continue reading

Rise of the Tomb Raider Might Break Your Xbox

Rise of the Tomb RaiderThe debate about graphics in video games is an on-going and sometimes confusing discussion. With Microsoft claiming that more processing power is being given to developers and Sony boasting of the strongest and most sold console it can be difficult to parse what really matters. Recently I wrote that graphics aren’t that important if a game focuses on the right things. So I’m somewhat concerned with a recent announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider will, “Push the Xbox One to its limit”. Continue reading

Today is the last day of the XBOX Ultimate Game Sale

gamesaleToday is the last day to take advantage of the huge sale XBOX is having. Many of its big name titles are marked down significantly, with titles like Alien:Isolation selling at 60% off for Gold Members and Sniper Elite III for 80% off for Gold Members. Continue reading

Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan as Lara Croft

This weeks episode of the AMC’s The Walking Dead entitled “Them” was a gritty episode full of good character development and soul searching. The character Maggie, played by Lauren Cohan, looked especially menacing and cold, with her hair tied back and furled brow, I couldn’t help but notice how much she looked like the Lara Croft from the recent and fantastic Tomb Raider reboot.

Walking Dead Maggie Tomb Raider

I think she would make an epic Lara Croft, and the new games are ripe with rich story and character arcs. This needs to happen.

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