Monday, 18 July 2011

Movies, music and muse mondays: Tomb Raider

Hello for this week ive decided to dive into my nostalgia gaming and pick Tomb Raider since ive been playing all the old and some of the new games!

Lets take a look!

Wiki tells us:
Tomb Raider is a media franchise consisting of video games, comic books, novels, theme park rides, and movies, centring around the adventures of the fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft. Since the release of the original Tomb Raider in 1996, the series developed into a lucrative franchise of related media, and Lara went on to become a major icon of the virtual gaming industry. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognised Lara Croft as the "Most Successful Human Virtual Game Heroine" in 2006. The first six games in the series were developed by Core Design, whilst Crystal Dynamics developed the latest four; their fifth game is currently in production. Two movies - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life - have been produced starring American actress Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, the first of which is still the highest-grossing film adapation of a video game ever released, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Heres some facts!

*The central character in Tomb Raider is the British archaeologist Lara Croft, a female adventurer in search of ancient relics used by Thor, the God of Thunder, King Arthur and many others. Lara was created by one-time Core designer Toby Gard, and grew out of a number of ideas discarded in early concepts.

*Over the course of the series, her 3D model has undergone gradual graphical improvements, as well as enlarged (and later reduced) breast size.

*American film star Angelina Jolie portrayed Lara Croft in two feature-length Tomb Raider films, which together grossed nearly US$500 million worldwide, making her role as Lara the most well-known and widely-seen of any other.

*Originally, the Tomb Raider Games were developed by Core Design, and a game was released annually. However, the pressure grew so much on the team that they decided to kill Lara Croft off at the end of the fourth game. Still, a fifth game was released, which consisted of a series of flashbacks with Lara Croft's funeral serving as framing story for the various tales. The sixth instalment Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness revived the character and was to start a trilogy.

*Nearly fifteen years after the release of the original game, Lara is still one of the most famous and recognizable video game characters in the history of the medium. The debate over whether she is an icon of female empowerment or a vessel for male titilation has existed for as long as she has, but the huge impact she has had on both gaming and popular culture in general can't be denied.

I'll leave you with this, its a lets play of tomb raider 3 with a friend of mine. You should add him on YouTube if you like Lets plays! Please excuse the awful swearing and sillyness were Scottish and you can hear my awful voice!

I dunno whats wrong with me sometimes...


  1. interperative dance under the water XD

    love it

  2. lol aww man sorry this comment is late.

    who is this lol?


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