Rise of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Preview PT 2: Every Beginning Has An End

This is Part 2 of my comprehensive preview of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider based upon an hour long play session and interviews at last week’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal event. Square Enix USA covered my travel expenses and accommodations to attend the event. If you missed my breakdown on how Shadow of the Tomb Raider is evolving the established Tomb Raider formula – check it out here. Later this week and early...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One X Enhancements With New Patch

Square Enix has released a patch for the Xbox One version of Rise of the Tomb Raider that adds additional visual fidelity and graphic options for the newly released Xbox One X. If you’re on the bleeding edge and scored one of Microsoft’s brand new 4K console you can enjoy full native 4K support, Hight Dynamic Range support, three different performance profiles and so much more.  Developer Nixxes Software handled the Xbox One X enhancements for ROTR – previously they worked on the 20th Anniversary edition of ROTR...

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PS4 Pro Enhanced Announced, 4K Videos Available

Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4 Pro

Following last week’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony announced more details about the PS4 Pro. In addition to adding 4k game videos to their YouTube channel, Sony confirmed details concerning PS4 Pro Enhanced. Acting as a new labeling system for game releases, the new logo implies a game uses some or all of the features of the new console. As discussed last week, the Pro offers graphical enhancements to existing and upcoming PS4 titles. Enhanced will mean that a game...

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Broken Deals: Cheap Xbox Ones, Games & More

It has been awhile since we’ve featured some amazing gaming deals here on the site. With recent releases like the new Rachet & Clank and Dark Souls III tearing up the sales charts and adding to people’s gamerscore / trophy count it is about time for us to feature some new deals. I think this week’s edition of Broken Deals might appeal to those looking to jump into the current generation or pick up a new console. Amazing Xbox...

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Square Enix Unveils GDC 2016 Panel Line-Up

Square Enix

Square Enix announced their line-up of talks for the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco California. In total Square has 9 presentations set across the first four days of the conference. Topics range from the use of interactive story mechanics to handle tough issues like suicide, mental illness and loss in Life Is Strange, to the process of optimization that Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios used in conjunction with Iris graphics to make the world of JC3 explode with...

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Direct x12 Support Found In Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Launcher

It looks like the planned DirectX 12 support for Square Enix’s recently released PC port of Rise of the Tomb Raider may still exist in the game’s files. By updating the game’s Steam version to the latest build and then replacing the main executable with the 1.0 found on the installation DVD an Enable DirectX 12 option will appear. Reddit user -Olek found out how to enable these menu options and quickly posted them to the /r/PCGaming...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Minimum PC Specs Announced By Square Enix

Square Enix’s sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to Windows PC on January 28th 2016 the publisher announced alongside the game’s minimum specs. The minimum specs for Rise don’t seem so bad – the game only requires 25GB of install space, which is similar to the PS4 / Xbox One console versions. In terms of required graphics hardware you’ll need to be running an NVIDIA Geforce 650...

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Rise of The Tomb Raider Demo Now Available On Xbox One

Microsoft and Creative Dynamics have released a demo version of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One. Spotted by an eagle-eyed Neogaf user this demo version of the appeared on the Xbox Live web-store this evening. It’s unknown as of press time what the demo contains in terms of content or how large the download is. As I do not have an Xbox One I’m unable to try it out at this time. The full version...

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Tomb Raider vs. Fallout: Under Pressure

Lara Croft and her Tomb Raider games have always been under some degree of scrutiny: whether it was what got her attention in the first place, the quality of her games, or the fact that, to this day, her releases have almost always been up against some stiff competition. From the time her character was conceived, she has always faced some kind of adversity in the mainstream spotlight. With the latest release in the franchise, she has to rise...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming To PlayStation In Holiday 2016

As it turns out the console exclusivity deal for Crystal Dynamic’s Rise of the Tomb Raider is simply a timed exclusive deal, something neither publisher Square Enix or Microsoft mentioned during the games numerous appearances at E3 2014, Gamescom 2014 or this past E3. In a press release issued this morning Square Enix confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on Xbox One on November 10th this year, on Windows 10 PC / Steam...

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