Tomb raider sequel to be Xbox exclusive game

Tomb raider sequel to be Xbox exclusive game

COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Crystal Dynamics announced at the Gamescom 2014 trade fair that its flagship game "Rise of the Tomb Raider" will be an Xbox exclusive title.
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Tomb Raider video game actress receives death threats

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Fans of the Tomb Raider video game franchise sent death threats to British actress Camilla Luddington, who is the voice and avatar for the Lara Croft character.

Gamers salute PlayStation 2

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- British game designer Anna Marsh said the end of production for the PlayStation 2 means the end of an era for digital gaming.
Jolie spends time with Voight in Venice

Jolie spends time with Voight in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie's long-estranged father, actor Jon Voight, joined the star, her beau and their children on a trip in Venice's Grand Canal, UsMagizine.com said.
Jolie, not Cruise, to star in 'Salt'

Jolie, not Cruise, to star in 'Salt'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie reportedly is in talks to star in "Edwin A. Salt," an espionage thriller once meant to be a vehicle for actor Tom Cruise.
Eastwood won't be back as Dirty Harry

Eastwood won't be back as Dirty Harry

CANNES, France, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and director Clint Eastwood said at the Cannes Film Festival that he won't be playing his film character "Dirty Harry" again, as has been rumored.

Source: Jolie has gestational diabetes

HOLLYWOOD, March 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is suffering from gestational diabetes linked to her pregnancy, a source says.

Jolie pregnancy confirmed by source

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A source close to Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has confirmed the actress is pregnant with her second child, People magazine reported.

Sunset Digital to close its doors

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Sunset Digital post-production house announced Tuesday it will soon close its doors in part due to fallout from the recent Hollywood writers' strike.

Angelina Jolie taking more serious roles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie seems to be opting for more serious film roles, including Dagny Taggart in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." The "Tomb Raider" action-adventure franchise star also will be appearing in "Beowulf" and Robert Deniro's "The Go

Broadband Report: Gametap expands

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- The online video-game service GameTap is expanding its service offerings by launching broadband video content. UPI recently caught up with Stuart Snyder, senior vice president and general manager of GameTap, and Ricardo Sanchez, vice president of Content
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University of Derby calls out game artists

DERBY, England, April 3 (UPI) -- The University of Derby in Derby, England, is looking for a new cutting-edge computer game hero or heroine along the vein of Tomb Raider Lara Croft.

Sales clerk is the new face of Lara Croft

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A London sales assistant and model has been chosen to succeed Angelina Jolie as the face of video game action heroine Lara Croft.

Angelina Jolie gets Cambodian documents

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress and Cambodian citizen Angelina Jolie Tuesday officially received her passport from the Southeast Asian country.
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Tomb Raider is a media franchise consisting of action-adventure games, comic books, novels, theme park rides, and movies, centering around the adventures of the female 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 video game industry. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognised Lara Croft as the "Most Successful Human Videogame Heroine" in 2006. Six games in the series were developed by Core Design, and the latest three by Crystal Dynamics. To date 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 central character in Tomb Raider is the British archaeologist Lara Croft, a female adventurer in search of ancient treasures. Lara was created by one-time Core designer Toby Gard, and grew out of a number of ideas discarded in early concepts. She appears almost invariably with brown shorts, a green or blue sleeveless top, holsters on both sides of her hip for dual wielded pistols and a small brown backpack. Over the course of the series, her 3D model has undergone gradual graphical improvements, as well as enlarged (and later reduced) breast size.

Several actresses and models have taken on the role of Lara Croft in real life for publicity purposes, including the British actress Nell McAndrew, as an official model, and Rhona Mitra, in the early days of the games' success. In addition, playing Lara at game conventions is a popular type of modelling work. Alison Carroll is the current official portrayer of Lara. American actress Angelina Jolie was cast as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies.

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