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Back in 2014, the Gamergate scandal made headlines. At the time, internet trolls launched a series of harassment campaigns targeting females involved in gaming. As stated in an article in Marie Claire, the harassment included “doxxing, hacking, and warnings of death and sexual violence on social media and IRL.”
Instances like these raise a question that remains relevant today: Why is the prospect of women in the gaming industry so controversial? Let’s take a look:
Gamescom 2018 gave us lots of new footage, reveals an announcement on some of our favorite gaming titles. Cosplayers were in attendance with amazing costumes that were absolutely jaw-dropping. There was so much coming out of Gamescom that it was hard to keep track of it all. With all the info speeding across social media from this year’s Gamescom, here’s 5 reveals from upcoming games that you don’t want to miss out on.
Way back in 2000, it seemed like there was a world of possibility in video game movies. Sure there were some stinkers – Super Mario Bros. starring a British thespian and Double Dragon with Scott Wolf – but video gaming was a growing, profitable business with lots of fans who should have been theoretically eager to see their favourite games brought to life on the big screen. Well, we’re older and wiser now, but we can’t seem to stop ourselves from trying to make video game movies a thing, and next year we’ll try again with a new Tomb Raider starring the Academy Award winning actress from The Danish Girl. (more…)
An icon of video games for generations, Lara Croft‘s distinct character and architectural adventures show no sign of losing any popularity, having become of the world’s best selling game franchises after selling 58 million copies worldwide. In 2018, the Tomb Raider series is due to get its second movie adaptation, with Alicia Vikander taking over the role from Angelina Jolie’s 2001 incarnation. The new version is said to be based on the 2013 video game reboot of the franchise, with Walter Goggins as the movie’s villain, Daniel Wu as a companion for Lara Croft and Dominic West as her deceased father. (more…)
Traditionally, when one thinks of Lara Croft, the image and dimensions of a woman that couldn’t possibly exist in reality come to mind (despite the best efforts of Angelina Jolie in two different Tomb Raider movies in 2001 and 2003). That’s why when the Tomb Raider game was rebooted a couple of years ago, Lara was given a, shall we say, more realistic figure. She’s still strong, she’s still tough, she’s still capable, but you could believe now that Lara can exist in some kind of reality. To wit, we now have our first images of Alicia Vikander on set of the new Tomb Raider movie, and we defy you to not say, “Now that’s Lara Croft.” (more…)
Stop and think for a minute: who was the bad guy of the first Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie? Who was the villain of the second one? Exactly, nothing about those movies really stands out aside from the fact that Angelina Jolie was a great looking Lara Croft. It was eye candy, and unsurprisingly, that was no where near enough to sustain a movie franchise. In casting Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander, the producers were setting a tone that this Lara Croft is going to be more than good looking, and now, it looks like they’re going to give our new resident Tomb Raider an adversary worthy of her. (more…)
The massively successful (and fun) Tomb Raider video game franchise recently went through a bit of an overhaul back in 2013, and continued that path with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One. The latest video game is an achievement in both game play and visual effects and truly reminded players why they loved the franchise in the first place. As announced back in 2009, Warner Brothers is hoping to capture imaginations on screen as well, as they present the world with a new Tomb Raider film. Now, fans of Lara Croft have a date to mark on their calendars to witness her return to the big screen. (more…)
To be filed under things nobody ever wanted/people actively wished wouldn’t happen: a new Tomb Raider film is, in fact, on its way to the big screen.
As many will recall, this will be Lara Croft’s first cinematic outing since Angelina Jolie stumbled her way through 2001’s Tomb Raider and its almost-so-bad-it’s-good sequel, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Ironic how a motion picture with the word ‘life’ in the title was the unintended death of a budding franchise! (more…)
If Lara Croft were an actual person, she would have quite an impressive resume. She has been reincarnated in video games, two feature films, comic books, novels, theme park rides, and a currently in development film reboot that is currently seeking a director. And she’s not done yet. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the most recent addition to the Tomb Raider video game franchise, is set to be released this holiday season for Xbox. Publishers for the endeavor are Microsoft and Square Enix, with Crystal Dynamics as developer. A new trailer has been released in anticipation, titled “Descent Into Legend”, which features new and never before seen gameplay footage from the third-person, action-adventure addition to the video game saga. (more…)
Amongst the goodies at Microsoft’s E3 presentation this morning was the announcement that we’re getting not just one, but two new Tomb Raider games in the near future. Following up on last year’s critically and commercially successful reboot of the franchise, Tomb Raider, developers Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics seem to have their eyes on a true Croftian renaissance. But will they succeed? Let’s roll the videotape on the two new trailers for the games and see. (more…)