Lara Croft

The New 'Human' Lara Croft

Daniel Williams | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

This is a Lara who is doubtful of herself and repentant for killing - not that that stops her killing more and more enemies in an expanding variety of ways. This has been the cost of connecting more to her human side.

Video Games Are Finally Growing Up

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Lara Croft is no longer wearing hot pants and yes, she probably knows more about ancient archaeology than you. Do you still want to play it? Of course you do, because you're not a moron.

Evolution, Racism and an Inflatable Lara Croft

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I've discovered using the power of research that all racism is baseless. Racism is based on the belief that one race is better than another, and it's just not true. Never ever. Which is a massive statement. Usually when someone says 'never ever' it's complete rubbish, and they actually mean, 'all the freaking time'.

Michael Rundle

Why Games Writing Has Never Been More Important - Or Accessible | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech

Who writes video games? Fifteen years ago the answer wasn't obvious - with the odd exception it was usually a mix of coders, artists, marketing people...

Interview: Writing 'Tomb Raider' with Rhianna Pratchett

Andrew Edney | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

With Tomb Raider being released next week, I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rhianna Pratchett about her role in writing the new game, recreating Lara, Jaffa Cakes, Moomins and a whole lot more.

Michael Rundle

REVIEW: 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Is A Bloody, Brutal Return To Form | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Tech

Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) is the series defining reboot that Lara Croft has been scouring the underworld in search of for about the last 15 year...

A Closer Look at the Tomb Raider Limited Edition Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Andrew Edney | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Developed in collaboration with artists at Crystal Dynamics, the design of the controller features a two-layer colour finish with laser etching to create a realistic and tactile worn appearance. It's inspired by Lara's iconic climbing axe and the tourniquets that result from the adventure in her intense origin story, as told in this latest title.

Mermaid, Videogames Writer, Role Model

Belinda Parmar | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

When Rhianna Pratchett was a little girl, she wanted to be a writer. Or a mermaid. Today she is an award-winning scriptwriter, story editor and - a term that she coined - a narrative paramedic for videogames.

A Preview of Tomb Raider's Multiplayer Game

Andrew Edney | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

When I was given the opportunity to have a go at multiplayer I jumped at the chance. I really liked what I have played of the single player campaign so far, and you can check out my three hour preview here.

My Three-Hour Date With Lara Croft - a Preview of the New Tomb Raider Game

Andrew Edney | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

What's different in this new Tomb Raider game from all the previous Tomb Raider games is that Lara is hurt and scared and she comes across vulnerable, and that's certainly not the gun-toting fearless Lara we are used to.

'Kate Middleton' Actress To Be Next Lara Croft

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech

True Blood actress Camilla Luddington - who has also played Kate Middleton - will be the next Lara Croft. Luddington was named by developers Square...

Top Ten Most Anticipated Games Of 2012

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Tech

We've all had our Christmas gaming fill, or splurged on dancing games to shift January's unwanted pounds, if UK games charts are anything to go by. ...

'Dress Like a Videogame Character Day' Sees Gamers Do Just That

The Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

Hundreds of gamers are said to have dressed up as video game icons including Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, to celebrate 'Dress Like a Videogame Charac...

Female Gamers 'Have More Sex Than Non-Gamers'

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK Tech

Female gamers have more sex, are happier and more sociable than non-gaming women, a study has claimed. The findings are the polar opposite to the c...