Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Announced

Square Enix have announced the Collector's Edition for the upcoming TOMB RAIDER next March! Designed to bring fans closer to Lara Croft’s journey within the game, the North American Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition features premium packaging–a replica survival tin recovered from the ill-fated expedition ship, “Endurance”–and the following:

Play Arts -KAI- Lara Croft figurine – Lara Croft has been beautifully recreated as an 8-inch Play Arts -KAI- action figure. The figure comes with an alternate set of three hands, bow and arrow, shotgun, handgun, and an ice axe.

Double-sided island map and poster – Discover Key Landmarks from the mysterious island of Yamatai, where Lara Croft and her fellow castaways were marooned after the Endurance shipwreck, in this 15” x 19” poster. On the reverse is a poster-size image of the box art that epitomizes Lara’s origin story.

Lithographic print – An exclusive 5” x 7” Lara Croft heavy-stock lithograph print with matte frame designed by Crystal Dynamic’s Brian Horton, senior art director, and Brenoch Adams, concept artist.

Experience Shields –Three iron-on badges based on the game’s experience icons: “Animal Instincts,” the “Climbing Axe” and “Fire Arrow.”

Original Soundtrack ‘Survivalist Cut’- A collection of 10 tracks with over 60 minutes of music from the game.

Weapons Pack Downloadable Content – includes a variety of weapons to help Lara survive against the island’s inhabitants.

This Collector's Edition is available March 5th 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $99 dollars. A PC version of the game is available as well, and Collector's Edition details are pending.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition Receiving Patch Update

The developer is currently working on a bug fix update for version 1.8.2. Several fixes and new additions are headed to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition “soon”, according to Mojang, and we have all the details on the contents of this update. Check them out below:

Changes and Additions:

  • Added an option to clear the quick select bar in the creative interface.
  • Added an option to enable or disable bedrock fog, and set to off by default.
  • Added an option to toggle the HUD off/on.
  • Added an option to turn the player hand off/on.
  • Added a crafting recipe for Golden Apples.
  • Added a crafting recipe for Pumpkin Seeds.
  • Made cakes stackable.
  • Added a How To Play page for Host and Player options.

Fixes:

  • Fix for a problem with signs in online games causing crashes.
  • Fix for save renaming deleting the wrong save due to input received during the confirmation flow.
  • Fix to the mob generation code to increase the number of animals in the world.
  • Fix for chests being incorrectly lit, and rotated for maps from previous versions.
  • Fix for problem with the eating animation being shown for players who weren’t eating.
  • Fix for problem with chest lids not behaving properly.
  • Fix for animals looking like they were taking damage when they shouldn’t.
  • Fix for some sounds not playing when the player has an empty hand.
  • Fix for lever sounds.
  • Fix for fence gate sounds.
  • Fix for splitscreen players sometimes having their settings zeroed.
  • Fix for being damaged while flying over lava.
  • Fix to stop lava, milk and water buckets being empty after use in creative mode.
  • Fix for Leader of the Pack achievement being awarded incorrectly.
  • Fix for leaderboard stats issue where value stored was incorrect.
  • Fix for hitbox problems with glass panes and iron fence.
  • Fix for small character display changing color to green.
  • Fix for map rendering incorrectly in some situations with clouds disabled.
  • Fix for block rendering problem at the edge of the map.
  • Fix for splitscreen players not being able to mine in the tutorial.
  • Fix for players not being able to sprint/sprint-fly in creative mode if the player was previously in survival mode with a low food bar.
  • Fix for arrow damage not being ignored when PvP is turned off.
  • Fix for activated pressure plates not working correctly.
  • Fix for the low food bar hint appearing when loading a game in creative mode (usually the tutorial world saves).
  • Fix to remove the player shadow when the Invisible option in the Host Privileges is used.
  • Fix for Red Roses not being generated on the terrain.
  • Fix for paintings being pushed by pistons.
  • Fix so that players who can’t eat, due to the Trust Players option being off, do not get exhausted.
  • Fix for the interface disappearing after a Share to Facebook action.
  • Fix to limit the number of Slimes, Ghasts and Silverfish that can be spawned in a world.
  • Fix for the cursor position in creative mode being able to go offscreen.
  • Fix for players showing on maps when they should not be, after the player dies and respawns.
  • Fix for capes displaying wrongly when sprint-flying.
  • Fix for capes not displaying in the Nether.
  • Fix for capes not displaying when the player respawns.
  • Fix for tools taking damage in Creative Mode.
  • Fix so Bows don’t need or use up Arrows in Creative Mode.
  • Reduced the volume of the chest open/close sound effect

Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary Limited-Edition Poster Series Revealed

For Ratchet & Clank’s 10th Anniversary, Insomniac games worked with some more amazing artists to create amazing, limited-edition screen-print posters celebrating everyone’s favorite Lombax and his robot companion. (If you’re curious about how screen-printing works, the video below is informative.)

They partnered with iam8bit to create this highly limited edition series of posters. Each poster will be coming from a different artist, and will be hand-screened here in Los Angeles. And each one is a single-print run – so when it’s gone, it’s gone! These will never be produced again! Seriously!

Today they’re reveal the first print, along with all of the pertinent details, including where you can get your hands on it. For this print, they worked with British artist, Aled Lewis, who you may know from his work with iam8bit, Threadless, TeeFury and Mondo. In addition, the prints are being hand-made by rock poster legends, Two Rabbits Studios, in their downtown Los Angeles warehouse.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition 1.8.2 Release Date

4J Studios has made an announcement about the progress they have made with the upcoming update for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft. They have not formally announced an exact release date, We know where the update will be headed to and when. Isn't that enough? 

 


Just hours ago, the studio has confirmed that they have finished writing off the bugs in 1.8.2 update so that it will be ready for Microsoft Certification Test early this week, which means it should be released within 10 days of the submission which basically means at MOST there is 17 days until release.

Here is a brief rundown of what you can expect, but for the full story just click here! This will be the introduction of survival mode to Minecraft, along with the highly anticipated creative mode. There will now be a superflat option and a new armour. The main features are:

  • Maximum build height has been increased to 256 (was 128)
  • Empty sections of the world are not loaded into memory
  • Block ids have been increased to 4096 (was 256) by adding a 4 bit data layer (similar to how meta data is stored)
  • Block ordering have been changed from x/z/y to y/z/x in order to improve compression
  • Packets for sending chunks have been updated (a full 128-high chunk is smaller than the old format, and a chunk with lots of empty space is much smaller)
  • Biomes are saved per x/z column, which means they can be altered by tool

On another note, Congrats to the Minecraft team, the xbox version has passed 4 million sales now. Incredibly impressive!