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Bargain Alert: Tomb Raider Survival Edition, Only £16.95

tomb-raider-bowIf you’ve yet to play a part in Lara Croft’s epic adventure in this years Tomb Raider, you’ve now got no excuse with this amazing offer running with The Game Collection.

For just £16.95 you can get your grubby mitts on the Tomb Raider Survival Edition for the Xbox 360. That means in addition to getting the game disc, you also get a 15″ x 19″ double-sided poster of the island, an artbook, a soundtrack, some DLC and a nifty 4″ x 6″ Survival Pouch, for those days you feel like taking on Bear Grylls.

All you have to do to get in on this offer is head over to The Game Collection and make your purchase, simple as that! It’s actually cheaper than buying it used, so it’s a deal if we ever saw one.

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News: Square Enix Trademarks Lara Croft: Reflections

tomb-raider-lara-croft-reflectionsA new trademark has been filed by publisher Square Enix, trademarking the title Lara Croft: Reflections.

The revelation comes thanks to AllGamesBeta who spotted the trademark, which could point to a number of things. It may be the title of the sequel to the well-received Tomb Raider reboot, or a series of short films, maybe even a movie, at this time, we just can’t know for sure.

The trademark was awarded March 15th to Square Enix’s UK division. You can have a look at the application down below:

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In all honesty, I’ve no idea what it is, but I highly doubt it’s the title of the next game, it’d be a bad move to do away with the series’ identifying title, so maybe Lara Croft: Reflections is some other form of media, maybe even some DLC? It was revealed a couple of days ago that there’s no plans at the moment to bring out any single player DLC, but with the multiplayer component not being met with as much enthusiasm as was previously hoped, maybe Square Enix are pushing to get some single player content out there.

We’ve sent an email to Square Enix asking for more info, but our pockets aren’t deep enough to pay for the right to exclusive news, reviews or previews, unlike some who do… (When we’re millionaires, we’re totally getting on that train though!)

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Source: AllGamesBeta

News: Tomb Raider Reboot Sales Surpass 1 Million

tomb-raider-bowCrystal Dynamics’ reinvention of the Tomb Raider franchise has come off better than most expected, with the title having sold over 1 million copies in just 48 hours.

The latest Tomb Raider adventure takes you to Lara Croft’s roots in an origin story that shapes Lara Croft into the action heroine we all know and love. The game has been well received by critics and more importantly, the fans of the franchise who have had to sit back and watch poor attempts to bring Lara to life this generation.

Global Brand Director of Crystal Dynamics Karl Stewart took to social networking site Twitter to express his joy at the success that Tomb Raider is currently enjoying, tweeting:

“Wow, 1m gamers playing in less than 48hrs! @tombraider fans, you’re AMAZING Hearing some stores are running low..more copies are on the way!”

It’s doing so well that some store are even running out of copies according to Mr Stewart, something that is probably true by the reception the game has received, despite criticism of a certain scene within the game…

We’ll have our review of Tomb Raider up this weekend, so if you’ve not yet taken the plunge into the dangerous jungles with Lara, we’ll let you know if there’s safe passage, so remember to check back in with The Games Cabin and get the low down!

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Source: Twitter

News: New Tomb Raider Movie To Keep Close To Tomb Raider Reboot Game

tomb-raider-reboot-moviewThere’s a new Tomb Raider movie in the works, and interestingly it looks like the movie will stick close the recent Tomb Raider reboot that released this month.

The developers of the recently released Tomb Raider are working in close union with GK Films who will be producing the next Tomb Raider movie, which will not carry on from the earlier Tomb Raider films that hurt us all back in the early 2000′s.

Instead, the new movie will be tied in with the latest Lara Croft adventure, which as you know, is an origin story at its core.

“It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise,” Gallagher said. “We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.”

So basically, to avoid confusion amongst fans of Lara Croft’s adventures, the movie and the game will be connected, though there’s no solid information on what the Tomb Raider movie will focus on, though rumours indicate it may be a direct following of the film, Lara Croft’s origins in movie form, it could even act as a sequel to the critically acclaimed title, until we get more solid information, we can only guess at this point. Just please, don’t let it be rubbish, as most movies based on on video games tend to be…

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Source: Variety

News: Tomb Raider PC System Requirements

new-tomb-raider_320wHave you been wondering whether your PC will be able to run Square Enix’s upcoming Tomb Raider? Well the official system requirements have been released by the company and to be honest, they don’t seem too demanding.

Tomb Raider will feature support for Big Picture Mode, high-resolution textures and Steamworks in addition to having been heavily optimised for PC play. So if you have your PC set up with your nice big HDTV, you’ll be able to enjoy the same experience as those who purchase the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the minimum and recommended requirements below:

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
  • Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
  • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870, nVidia GTX 480
  • Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565, Intel Core i5-750
  • 4GB Memory

The minimum requirements are pretty handy if you like to game on your laptop, with most medium range laptops being well within the limits, and you may even be able to push for the higher settings with a few tweaks here and there. All in all, it shouldn’t be too much of a strain on mid-range PC’s and laptops, but obviously for the best experience you’ll want to be at least hitting the recommended specs.

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News: No Demo For Tomb Raider Reboot

new-tomb-raider_320wIf you like to try before you buy, you’re not going to be best pleased with this latest bit of news concerning Lara Croft and her latest outing in the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, simply titled, Tomb Raider.

Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart let the fans know on Twitter that there is no plans to release a gameplay demo before the game hits shelves later this year.

Karl Stewarts tweet to eager fans read:

“For all those @tombraider fans asking. There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch. We don’t want to spoil the story……..”

Just so it’s known, he actually did use that many full stops.

It’s a shame there’s no demo being made available, but these days it’s rare to get a demo anyway. Still, the reason given that they don’t want to spoil the story is a bit cheap, surely it can’t have been that hard to just put out a demo with a small section of the game to give players a feel for what to expect, who knows, it may have actually helped the game.

Personally, I hate buying into a game blind, not knowing what it’s going to be like. You can watch as many gameplay demonstrations and trailers as you like, but you never really get a feel for the game unless you spend a bit of time with it yourself, and in these hard economic times, more and more of us are finding it hard to justify buying into a new game at £45/$60 without a clue as to whether it will be a dud or not.

If your on the fence, I’d say wait for the reviews to come out, ours will be ready come release day, or try and get a bit of play time on a friends copy. It’s better than sinking a lot of money into a product you may later regret, trust me, I’ve been there, and I’m looking at you 007 Legends

Tomb Raider releases on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 5th.

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Tomb Raider Multiplayer Announced

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Square Enix’s upcoming Tomb Raider game will feature Mulitplayer, confirmed Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director Karl Stewart today via Twitter.
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No other details were given, only that the upcoming issue of Official Xbox Magazine will have details on “new modes and info on who you’ll be playing as”.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think they’re just adding it in now as a lasting appeal option? Let us know in the comments!

News: Tomb Raider Will Have Multiplayer Mode

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Lara Croft’s highly anticipated return in the upcoming Tomb Raider will be bringing with it a new feature to the series, multiplayer!

According to Official Xbox Magazine, their next issue will feature some new information on the well-kept secret. In addition to some new Tomb Raider details, there’s also some features on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, Gears of War: Judgement as well as Capcom’s futuristic thriller, Remember Me.

The latest issue will be available from January 8th, so expect a full run down of what we know in just over a weeks time.

For those of you not in the know, Tomb Raider is a reboot of the classic franchise, bringing Lara Croft into this generation properly after a couple of disappointing attempts over the last few years.

Tomb Raider will see you play as Lara Croft, taking on the wild and solving puzzles, armed combat and surviving the brutal conditions.

It’s looking to be one of the most promising games for 2013, one that we here at The Games Cabin are really looking forward too.

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Feature: Top 15 Most Anticipated Games For 2013

We all most likely have at least one game which we’re looking forward to in for 2013. Whether it be The Last of Us, Gears of War, or the Tomb Raider reboot, there’s no doubt that 2013 will be a very important year for games. Not only are we getting some of the best games that consoles like the 360 and PS3 have seen yet, the long rumored PS4 and 720 will probably come out later that year. Now, without further ado , here are some of the most anticipated games of 2013, (in no particular order).

Also, just so you know before we start, I originally had the title have 5, then felt the need to increase that number to 10, but by the time I finished, I realized 10 just wasn’t enough. Now, on to the list.

 

15. Dead Space 3

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Whether or not you enjoyed the second one, this one does look promising. Visceral Games is back, with a bit of change, too. We’ll be getting co-op, and a new executive producer has been assigned, Arjan Bruseee (former Guerilla Games employee), so expect some great set pieces. All in all, you definitely shouldn’t forget about this one. February 5th, 2013.

14. Tomb Raider                  

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A reboot of the once very popular Tomb Raider franchise, a new take on the series by Crystal Dynamics is leaving many fans of the series and newcomers in awe and at the amazing looking graphics, the gameplay, and the idea. Whether or not you’re a long-time fan of the series, you should definitely keep an eye on this one. March 5th, 2013.

13. God of War: Ascension

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The earliest prequel yet in the God of War series – this one looks 10 times better than any God of War game we’ve seen yet, and we’re quite excited for it. I mean, sure, Kratos has screamed enough already, but what’s a little more? And, to top it all off, there’s multiplayer. Yup, you read that right. March 12th, 2013.

12. Aliens: Colonial Marines 

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Gearbox has taken a break from their Borderlands  series  and is taking a shot at the Alien franchise. The game will come with multiplayer and a campaign, using iconic weapons from the movie. The game sees the return of the Xenomorphs (obviously) and different enemies such as the “Runner” from the movie Alien 3. February 12th, 2013.

11. Gears of War: Judgment

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So whether or not EPIC Games is returning for the prequel to the Gears of War series, a subsidiary studio based in Poland called People Can Fly will be handling the game, and damn does it look good so far. Not only will the game be adding new multi-player modes, but apparently the campaign will be emotional (again!), so stay tuned for a review. March 19th, 2013.

10. Rayman Legends

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Ubisoft Montpellier is back with their reboot of the Rayman  series, and wow, it looks better than ever. It won some best platformer awards from some notable video game websites at E3, and it will be released exclusively for the Wii U… That’s not to say though it won’t come to consoles, whether they be this gen or next gen. February 26, 2013.

9. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time 

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So whether or not Sucker Punch is back, the guys over at Sanzaru aren’t completely new to the Sly Cooper series. They managed the port of the original three to the Playstation 3, and Sucker Punch has been helping and overseeing the development of the game to make sure they get it right. From what we’ve seen, it looks just like a Sly Cooper game, and all previews have been positive so far. February 5th, 2013.

8. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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Level 5 is back on with the Playstation brand with a hotly anticipated port of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Although the game has been released in Japan, it is still being localized for North America and Europe. If you haven’t played the demo on the PS Store yet, we highly suggest it, it’s fantastic. You can’t deny the game looks beautiful, and previews are saying the game is emotional, fun, and just downright awesome. January 22nd, 2013.

7. Remember Me

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Originally a PS3 exclusive (now multi-platform), Capcom has apparently decided to take a shot with a brand new IP by Dontnod Entertainment. We’ll be playing as a woman named Nilin, a ‘memory hunter’ who will literally change people’s memories. There will be many combos to learn that will help the player, and believe us, there are a lot. 50,000+ according to Capcom. May, 2013.

6. Grand Theft Auto V

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Yes, Rockstar is back ladies and gentlemen. This is quite possibly the most anticipated game for 2013, and the game looks simply stunning. Gameplay sounds very interesting, and you just can’t beat Rockstar North when it comes to having fun in open-world environments. We’re returning to San Andreas (Rockstar’s take on Los Angeles) and we’ll be able to visit Los Santos and Las Venturas (San Francisco and Las Vegas). Spring, 2013.

5. Bioshock: Infinite

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Irrational games is back with their third entry into their Bioshock series, and this time we’re no where near Rapture, but rather the above ground (floating) city of Columbia. Columbia is a steam punk style floating city, run by factions set on keeping it for “pure American citizens only”. Expect to have some great gameplay, awesome set pieces, and an engaging story. March 26th, 2013.

4. Metro: Last Light

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Although Metro 2033 was a flawed gem, 4A Games is looking to fix any and all problems with their sequel (Yes, the stealth parts were just unbearable). Last Light be be returning to the roots, and this time it will not be based off of it’s book counterpart, Metro 2034, but instead an entirely new story. We’ll follow Artyom again as he makes his way underground and aboveground in a post-apocalyptic Moscow. March, 2013.

3. Beyond: Two Souls

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Quantic Dream is at it again, with another PS3 exclusive that looks downright beautiful. The game will follow a young girl named “Jodie Holmes” as she goes through 15 years of her life discovering the after life, death, entities, and more. Ellen Page will be playing Jodie, and she noted in an interview that the script is around 2000 pages long, so expect an incredible, engaging story with some awesome set pieces. May 25th, 2013.

2. The Last of Us

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I don’t think this game will need much of an explanation. Anyone on the internet will most likely know what this is all about, but in case you don’t. Joel and Ellie respectively, 15 years after the world goes to hell, they’re one of the few remaining people who are sane or alive in (presumably) the world, and they’re heading towards a currently unknown destination. We’d highly suggest you go watch the trailers if you haven’t already, because the game looks like it’s going to be one of the best games this generation. May 7th, 2013.

1. Watch_Dogs

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Everything is connected. It’s worth noting we have no window of release for this game yet, or whether or not it’s even on the current generation of consoles, but I think it’s high up on most people’s list for “anticipated games”. The game’s antihero Aiden Pearce can use any device tied to the city’s central operating system (ctOS) as a weapon against it. The game itself has a very interesting premise, and the fact that it’s a new IP is generating lots of hype around the gaming universe. 2013-2014

 

Bonus: Honorable Mentions:

Arma III

SimCity

The Elder Scrolls Online

Company of Heroes 2

- Plants vs. Zombies 2

- Hotline Miami 2

Crysis 3

Star Wars 1313

Metal Gear Rising 

Devil May Cry Reboot

Fuse

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Dead Island: Riptide

Puppeteer

Yakuza 5

Pikmin 3

Bayonetta 2

Total War: Rome II

 

What is interesting to note about practically all these titles (with the exception of Wii U exclusive titles) they’re coming out in early or in the middle of 2013, which can only mean one thing… new consoles at the end of 2013? We’ve heard practically nothing, but I think it’s now safe to assume they’re coming out then.

Until that time comes around though, be sure to stick around for more news, articles, and features.

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