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The New Turn-Based Lara Croft Mobile Game Is Actually Really Good

Five bucks spent and an hour in, I’m having a very good time with Lara Croft GO, the new mobile Tomb Raider spin-off that came out a few hours ago. It’s turn-based. It’s full of tomb raiding. How about I show you? You’ll see some early levels—and a comparison to the very cool precursor Hitman GO—in my 13-minute… » 8/27/15 11:55am Today 11:55am

Lara Croft Contest Date from 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

Once upon a time, models used to dress up as Lara Croft. You probably remember that. And you might also recall a GamePro magazine contest where a winner won a date with one of those models. Only the two of them—and a bunch of PR/marketing folks, probably—know what happened on their date. Until now. » 9/17/14 2:30pm 9/17/14 2:30pm

Do You Care for Quick Time Events?

I love Quick Time Events. There, I said it. Don't worry; I'm aware that bad QTEs exist. After all, gamers often state categorically that they "love video games" knowing full well that bad games exist. Similarly, I'm fond of Quick Time Events despite the fact that many examples are quite awful. Quite a lot of them… » 8/14/14 7:20am 8/14/14 7:20am

Classic Video Games Reimagined As R.L. Stine Goosebumps Books

If It Were Stine is a Tumblr by cover designer Theodore Holmstead-Scott and blurb writer Jude Deluca that reimagines horror movies as book covers from the popular “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine. There's quite a few video game-inspired book covers, including Bioshock, Tomb Raider, and Silent Hill: » 7/30/14 8:40pm 7/30/14 8:40pm