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Our First Look at Alicia Vikander Strapping on Bandages as Lara Croft While On Set For Tomb Raider

On-set photos of Alicia Vikander wearing her Lara Croft digs for her upcoming star turn in the Tomb Raider movie have just started popping up, and so far, she bears a striking resemblance to the Lara Croft of the 2013 video game.

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Producer Graham King: Tomb Raider Movie Will Go “Back to the Roots”

Producer Graham King gives details on what we can expect in the live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander.

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Interview: Rhianna Pratchett Talks Tomb Raider and How to Make Video Games Better

A lot has been made of the modern Lara Croft, and her evolution from her origins as a pioneer for female protagonists in games. And it’s the writers behind the new games who have shaped this reimagined Lara, particularly Rhianna Pratchett, the lead writer for the 2013 Tomb Raider and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. We reached out to Pratchett to ask her about her work on the Tomb Raider franchise and her writing process as a whole.

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TMS Plays Rise of the Tomb Raider Episode 4.4—”Soviet Installation”

Our Let's Play through Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to be an action-packed, parkour roller coaster through snowy landscapes.

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Review: Tomb Raider #4—A Surprise Treasure

A few months ago, to my intense bewilderment, a friend recommended that I check out the new Tomb Raider comic. Now, I am not a gamer, and nothing about me suggests that I’d be at all interested in a scantily dressed archaeologist with dubious field research methodology. You can’t just run around the jungle in short shorts, people. Also? I think UNESCO frowns on tomb raiding.

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Alicia Vikander Is Our New Tomb Raider

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) has been cast as Lara Croft in MGM's Tomb Raider.

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Daisy Ridley Confirms Talks for Tomb Raider Role, Just “Waiting” for the Nod

Daisy Ridley herself has confirmed that just like Andre 3000 in "Ms. Jackson," those talks about her playing Lara Croft are for real.

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Daisy Ridley Reportedly Being Eyed for Lara Croft Tomb Raider Role

While much of the conversation around the Tomb Raider movie still remains very nascent, it seems that they're already having a chat about who should play the intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft.

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I Love Linkle. But Linkle Is Not Enough.

Ever since Linkle got announced at the most recent Nintendo Direct, I've seen a lot of conflicting feelings about her appear on the internet -- and I have shared in those feelings myself. Let's get into it, shall we?

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A Homage to Winston: How Lara Croft’s Butler Brought My Sister and I Closer Together

We usually think of him in a fond way, treating him like he’s a family member we don’t get to see too often.

"Lock the butler in the freezer! Quick! Press the button!"

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The Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Has a Cool Lara Croft Statuette

We've seen a couple of different outfits for Lara Croft in the upcoming trailers for Rise of the Tomb Raider, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Collector's Edition statuette features her most utilitarian outfit by far: a winter coat, scarf, boots, and a pair of khakis that isn't even form-fitting.

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Lara Croft’s Ice-Cold Killing Streak in Gamescom’s Rise of the Tomb Raider Footage

This year's Gamescom brought us some new footage of Rise of the Tomb Raider, an upcoming sequel to the 2013 reboot that promises even more grim-dark murders and more arrowed head-shots than ever before. I'll try to resist the temptation to speculate about this game based solely on its marketing materials, but it's worth noting that this trailer focuses a lot more on murderin' than the E3 2015 trailer did.

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Lara Croft: More Than A Nostalgia Icon

When Lara Croft first appeared in 1996, she was a rare kind of character—a female protagonist in a video game. Nearly two decades later, you’d think that wouldn’t still be such an uncommon thing. Yet, in 2012, video game research firm Electronic Entertainment Design and Research looked at a sampling of 669 games where the protagonists had discernable genders—only 24 games had exclusively female protagonists.

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How to Make Video Games for Girls

Developers, publishers, and marketing professionals, take heed.

Just as many girls as guys are playing video games these days. That means developers have to step up to the challenge of appealing to both genders. But they sure do miss the mark in figuring out What Girls Want. So get out a pencil and paper and take note. It’s not that hard, I promise.

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Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Raids Barren Old Tombs

It’s good to see Lara Croft raiding classic tombs again. After last year’s Tomb Raider reboot focused so heavily on combating islanders, I longed for another adventure where she’d rattle off facts about mythological gods and beasts, get a witty jab in at her archaeological rivals, and execute a perfect somersault—all before finishing her sentence. In Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, she does it without breaking a sweat. As it should be.

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Things We Saw Today: I Guess Van Gogh Liked Serenity, Too

I'd probably cut my ear off if I had to listen to Mal's mouth all the time.

Twenty27Designs has re-imagined Van Gogh's Starry Night with a Joss Whedon twist. You can show off your Browncoat loyalty with a Starry Flight t-shirt for 19.95, or check out more geeky designs on Facebook or Tumblr.

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Today in E3: Two New Tomb Raider Games, Plus A Look at the Next Mass Effect [VIDEO]

Our sister site Geekosystem is where you want to go for extensive E3 coverage, but there are some videos we wanted to share with you ourselves. Above is an introduction to BioWare's next Mass Effect game, if Mass Effect 3 didn't put you off the franchise entirely. Below the cut is the trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a sequel to the Lara Croft reboot that Becky liked so very much. But... what's that? Microsoft announced another Tomb Raider game?

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Incredibly Realistic Game of Thrones & Tomb Raider Cosplayers Look Like They Jumped Right Out Of Your TV Screen

Fans Do Cool Things

Wow. Wow. Wow. I'm a big supporter of anyone cosplaying any character they love but there's something to be said for an individual realizing they look oddly similar to an actor and running with it. So is the case for cosplayers Trine Ericzon, aka Santatory (as Game of Thrones' Margaery Tyrell) and Tara Cash (as the most recent incarnation of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider).

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Things We Saw Today: Genderbent Lara Croft Cosplay

Things We Saw Today

Dr. Teng's Lara Croft cosplay has a little Hawkeye Initiative thing going on. We approve. (picture by Anna Fischer, more at Fashionably Geek)

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The Mary Sue’s In-Depth Talk With Dark Horse Comics’ Editor In Chief On Women In Comics

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Dark Horse Comics, the home of Buffy, Star Wars comics, and a boy from Hell, is known for characters with strong personalities and big names to back them up. This year will be no different. Editor in Chief, Scott Allie, joined us for an extensive discussion on their titles, women on the comics pages, women writing and drawing the comics themselves, and the women buying them (Hey, that's us!). They've also given us a ton of exclusive cover reveals! Here's Part 1 of our chat, Part 2 will be up tomorrow. 

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