Breaking News - April 19, 2016
20 Years of Tomb Raider
is now available for pre-order on Amazon - and it's written by none other than Crystal Dynamics' Sr. Community Manager Meagan Marie! While the book doesn't release until October 18, 2016, if you love Tomb Raider you should pre-order it today!
From the Amazon description:Celebrate 20 exciting years of Tomb Raider with this premium, hardcover tome!
With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, 20 Years of Tomb Raider explores the ground-breaking, rich, and diverse history of this iconic gaming franchise. Including...
- Highlighting previously unpublished images and assets.
- Packed full of information on the rich lore, iconic characters, epic fan community, and, of course, the games that started it all.
- Exclusive interviews from Core Design, Crystal Dynamics, official voice actors, composers, live actions models, comic artists, and more.
- An in-depth look at all the iconic games, with insights into unreleased titles.
- Packed full of information on the rich lore, iconic characters, epic fan community, ground-breaking movies, popular comics, and, of course, the games that started it all.About the Author
At the age of 12, Meagan Marie wanted to be Lara Croft. After realizing that "fictional character" wasn't a vocation--and archeology wasn't quite as thrilling as depicted in Tomb Raider--she set her sights on working in the video game industry. Meagan attended school for Graphic Design and Journalism/Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota and secured a position at Game Informer magazine fresh out of college. She worked at Game Informer for a handful of years, authoring world-exclusive cover stories for Portal 2 and Tomb Raider. The latter introduced her to the Tomb Raider team and put her on Crystal Dynamics' radar. Once the issue hit newsstands and the fresh take on the franchise had debuted to the world, Meagan was offered a position at the company as the studio Community Manager, relocating to California to accept the role. Now Sr. Community Manger, over the past five years Meagan has been responsible for creating and evolving the brand presence on social media, hosting community events worldwide, and participating in interviews and appearances as a studio spokesperson.
Meagan's passion for Tomb Raider has been a constant throughout her life--from dressing up as Lara in her teens to saving her allowance money to buy variant Tomb Raider comics, to always looking for her next outdoor adventure. She still dresses up as Lara Croft. Some things don't change.
About Tomb Raider HQ
The goal of Tomb Raider HQ is to provide an archival source for Tomb Raider news and images, in as simple a format as possible, and uncluttered by ads, tedious navigation, overwhelming menus, watermarks, etc. - basically, anything that stands between you and awesome Tomb Raider content!
The most recent updates across the site will always appear in the "Latest Updates" section above. From the top menu, check out "News" for important and breaking developments in the world of Tomb Raider, "Events" for event coverage, "Features" for editorial pieces, downloads and other special content, and the "Archives" for the latest original Tomb Raider assets, from screenshots to concept art.
What does HQ stand for?
HQ stands for both Headquarters and High Quality - I'm your Tomb Raider HQ HQ! Thanks to Crystal's Official Fansite Program, I receive high quality assets to share with you. My aim is to preserve and deliver these assets to you as untouched as possible. I will often prefix the filenames for organizational purposes, and if the original file is a TIF (which have quite large file sizes), I'll save it as a lossless PNG instead, but I'll never add compression or reduce the resolution of the assets I archive here.
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