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Rise of the Tomb Raider - E3 Gameplay Reveal Video & Screenshots

After what has felt like centuries of waiting, Tomb Raider fans finally got their first glimpse of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay at today’s Xbox E3 briefing. It’s been a year since a sequel to the best-selling Tomb Raider 2013 was announced and it’s only in the past few weeks that the Rise of the Tomb Raider marketing campaign has really begun to hit its stride. Pegged for a November 10th release date, I suspect ... [Continue Reading]

15/06/2020 // 4 Comments

Subscribe to The Archaeology of Tomb Raider’s Youtube Channel!

Did you know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider has its own Youtube channel? Well, if this was news to you, consider yourself informed. :) The channel was launched as part of my Extra Life 2014 charity marathon but, until now, I hadn’t really done much with it. Nowadays, you can find a variety of gameplay videos, including my playthrough of Life is Strange Episode 2 and random antics in Grand Theft Auto Online. Tomb Raider fans might want ... [Continue Reading]

24/05/2020 // 0 Comments

Game Informer: Five Ways Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is Improving Upon The Reboot (Plus Screenshots)

As part of their month-long online coverage of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Game Informer have published a video in which Creative Director Noah Hughes talks about some of the game’s new gameplay and combat features. Click on the image below to watch this exclusive video interview! Short on time? Here’s a summary of some of the new gameplay features we can expect to see in Rise of the Tomb Raider: Lara will once again be able to swim ... [Continue Reading]

05/02/2021 // 11 Comments

5 TED Talks on Archaeology & Cultural Heritage

The Tomb Raider games may have whet your appetite for all things ancient but if you really want to indulge your inner archaeologist, you should put down your game controller and find out what the experts have to say about this exciting field of study. From the use of 3D laser scanning in site preservation to the ongoing search for the origins of our species, these five TED talks offer unique insights into how 21st century archaeology and ... [Continue Reading]

15/04/2020 // 3 Comments

Croft (2013)

Most of you have probably heard about this by now but for those of you who haven’t, a brand new Tomb Raider fan film was released online during the Christmas holidays and it’s already made quite an impression both online and off. Croft is a non-profit short film that was inspired by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and was produced by a team of independent filmmakers and actors as a way to showcase ... [Continue Reading]

28/12/2020 // 11 Comments

Video: Lara Croft, Expert Archaeologist

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to become an expert archaeologist? Overbored Gaming’s Dagwood and Brawli found out that it’s not always as easy as it seems. You can follow OverBoard Gaming on Twitter (@OverBoredGaming) and Facebook or watch their live stream over on Twitch. ♦  Follow The Archaeology of Tomb Raider on Facebook or Twitter ... [Continue Reading]

25/05/2020 // 0 Comments

Chinese Civilization TV Series

Note: This blog post is a reworking of a post I wrote for an older, now defunct, blog of mine. The links should still be active but if you encounter any dead links, please let me know by leaving a comment below. Chinese archaeology isn’t just about Great Walls, dragon emperors, and fictional Daggers of Xi’an. If you’d like to learn more about real Chinese history and archaeology, you should check out China Central ... [Continue Reading]

08/05/2020 // 2 Comments


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