Tomb Raider Blu-Ray™ Giveaway Contest End: June 26, 2018

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CGM has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to give away some of the best movies in recent history. This month we are giving away Tomb Raider on Blu-ray™.

Tomb Raider Blu-Ray™ Giveaway

Against her dad’s last wishes, Lara Croft leaves it all behind in search of his last destination: a tomb on a mythical island. If she survives, she could earn the name Tomb Raider.

To enter, simply fill out the form below.

Contest runs June 12, at 9 am EST to June 26, 12 am EST. Prizing is provided courtesy of Warner Bros.

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Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their respective province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees or contractors of the Sponsor(s) and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter. No purchase necessary.

Winner(s) will be chosen at random via entries following the contest format. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be sent an email/direct message on Twitter and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Administrators are not responsible for prize fulfilment for any technical failures. Winning entry will be verified. A list of winners will be displayed on the original contest post.

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and/or Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. If applicable, social media posts (such as but not limited to tweets and Instagram posts) must be PUBLIC to be eligible. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. The winner’s entries will be verified.

Residents of Canada will be required to enter a skill-testing question to claim their prize.

Administrators and sponsors reserve the right to publish winner’s first name and last initial.

Contact information for sponsor(s), if applicable, can be found in the contest text via website links. Retail value of prizes is listed in the contest text.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Hands-On Preview – First Hour of Gameplay The stakes are taken to new heights in this latest installment of the renowned franchise

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Tomb Raider is one of gaming’s most prolific franchises. Launching in 1996, it introduced the world to Lara Croft, the globe-trotting heroin who managed to delve into many mysteries of antiquity, constantly besieged by nameless goons that she is forced to take down. In 2013 she had a reimagining, taking her from the confident, yet unrealistic character, into a much more relatable and vulnerable, yet determined persona. Now three games in, Lara Croft has never felt more real, or more engaging.

Read moreShadow of the Tomb Raider Hands-On Preview – First Hour of Gameplay The stakes are taken to new heights in this latest installment of the renowned franchise

Call of Duty and Final Fantasy VII Up for Induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Call of Duty and Final Fantasy VII Up for Induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong Museum has announced the 12 games up for induction in its 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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May 2017 Looks Great for PS Plus and Games with Gold Owners

May 2017 Looks Great for PS Plus and Games with Gold Owners

As if you needed any more games to play in an already exciting year for video games, next month’s PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold free titles will only add to your growing list. Both Sony and Microsoft have announced what you can expect in May of 2017.

Let’s start out with the more impressive batch of games. If you’re not already a PlayStation Plus member, these free games may change your mind:

  • Tales from the Borderlands – PS4
  • Abzu – PS4
  • Blood Knights – PS3
  • Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants – PS3
  • Laser Disco Defenders – PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Type:Rider – PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

Tales from the Borderlands is the Telltale spin on the beloved Borderlands franchise, taking the first-person shooter and transforming it into a story based interactive novel. There are five episodic parts, all of which are included here. We gave the game a positive score, saying it was “a chance for fans of the franchise to see Pandora in a new light.”

The more recently released Abzu is a very different game in which there is no story, little mechanics, and a vast underwater ocean to explore. When we reviewed the game last year, we gave it a 7 out of 10, explaining that while enjoyable, it was still hard to recommend for its simplistic approach.

As for Games with Gold, Microsoft has four titles for dedicated members. Do take note that these are only available at certain times during the month!

If you’re not already signed up, you can grab either PlayStation Plus or Games with Gold for $9.99 USD (1-month) or $59.99 (12-month).

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider Features PC-Like Settings For PlayStation 4 Pro

Rise of the Tomb Raider Features PC-Like Settings For PlayStation 4 Pro

Traditionally speaking, most console games limit players to a default graphics setting option. Compared to PC ports of the same game, texture filtering may be limited, anti-aliasing may be missing, models may be less detailed and lighting ends up less dynamic. It’s a price to pay for uniformity and stability across the same platform. But with the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro, a new report by VG24/7 notes that Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider will have pre-defined graphics settings for players to choose from.

Revealed during a Q&A event following the PlayStation Meeting, Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s developers explained that the game will ship on PlayStation 4 with three different modes: 4K Resolution mode, Enriched Visuals mode and High Frame-rate mode. According to VG24/7, 4K Resolution mode operates at an average framerate of 30 FPS with a 4K resolution output. Enriched Visuals mode, meanwhile, averages 30 FPS for a 1080p setup. High Frame-rate mode shoots for a 60 FPS target while maintaining a 1080p resolution output as well. Obviously geared towards the PlayStation 4 Pro, the graphics settings demonstrate how powerful the brand new system’s specifications will be when the unit ships later this year.
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What’s most interesting of all, however, is the fact that these graphics settings seem to mirror preferences that PC users have for customizable display options. Instead of slapping on an “Enhanced Visuals” mode and sending the PlayStation 4 Pro version to print, Crystal Dynamics is allowing players to change their visual experience, and choose whether they prefer a higher resolution with stronger visual effects or a lower resolution experience with an incredibly fluid framerate. This mirrors the PC settings that so many PC gamers use on a regular basis: Allowing players the opportunity to optimize their gameplay experience for higher framerates, better visuals and higher resolution graphics rendering.

Granted, Rise of the Tomb Raider doesn’t come with the raw customization options that games such as Fallout 4 and Killing Floor 2 use. But it does show that Sony and PlayStation 4 Pro developers are looking at the new console as a hybrid machine, which allows for the ease-of-use of a PlayStation while maintaining the customizable options of a PC setup. With Microsoft inching closer and closer to merging their Xbox line with Windows 10, it makes sense that Sony’s releases are also stepping into the game.

Daisy Ridley Could Be The Next Lara Croft

Daisy Ridley Could Be The Next Lara Croft

It seems like Daisy Ridley is going to make a name for herself as the go to actress for beloved nerd properties. She got her first big break playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now, she’s being considered to play Lara Croft in Warner Bros. upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

Read moreDaisy Ridley Could Be The Next Lara Croft