The latest Tomb Raider coming out this year will be on PC’s and consoles. Remembering their roots, Crystal Dynamics is not cheaping out on the PC version. PC users will enjoy higher resolution textures, better graphical effects, anti-aliasing and more. Find out if your PC can run the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider below.
Tomb Raider Recommended PC System Requirements
Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870 or nVidia GTX 480
Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565 or Intel Core i5-750
Tomb Raider Minimum PC System Requirements
Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT or nVidia 8600
Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+) or Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)
Can your PC run it?
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The release date for Tomb Raider is March 5, 2013 on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Tomb Raider was developed by Crystal Dynamics and is being published by Square Enix.
Today Nintendo announced a lot of details about the US release of their next gen console, the Wii U. Various features were confirmed and announced including Nintendo TVii, controller functionality, Nintendo Land, Wii U hardware info, Wii U release date, launch titles and more.
The Wii U which has the scheduled launch date in the US of November 18th, 2012 will have a strong launch lineup, although not all of these games will be available on Day 1, quite a few will.
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Call of Duty®: Black Ops II*
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10: Omniverse™
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two*
Mass Effect™ 3*
Madden NFL 13*
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13
Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Zumba® Fitness Core
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition
TANK! TANK! TANK!™*
New Super Mario Bros.™ U*
NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge*
LEGO® City: Undercover
Wii Fit™ U
Game & Wario™
The Wonderful 101™
Aliens: Colonial Marines™
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed*
Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
Wheel of Fortune®
Toki Tori 2
Assassin’s Creed® III
Just Dance® 4*
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
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Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition
* Scheduled to be available the same month as Wii U launch.
There will also be some downloadable games available for the Wii U although there isn’t much detail on those dates.
We did a segment on games with great music, this isn’t the opposite (necessarily), but this is when you don’t want the games music.
We’ve all played a lot of games where you run around blowing everything to high hell. Unfortunately, these games can sometimes have rather uninspired and just plain lame soundtracks. So, luckily the gods have seen fit to grant us the power of custom soundtrack. Now originally, this would mean a portable cassette player with a Rush mix tape and a Space Invaders machine. A more modern way to think of it, is Just Cause 2 and its barely par soundtrack replaced by some Iggy Pop stored on the hard drive of my 360 or even a simple usb flash disk. Another example is, playing MW3 on survivalmode, sure its fun and all…. but sometimes it just isn’t brutal enough. So, why not add some Rawhead Rexx? (not to be confused with the band, Raw Head Rex).
The first time I would say I really got into the idea of adding my own soundtrack to a game, was when I would play Project Gotham Racing 2 and I’d layer in my own music from the Xbox hard drive. Eventually, I learned that I often liked my own music in a game. The same way mp3s and CDs allowed me to choose the soundtrack for my life, I could now choose the soundtrack for the games I loved, that didn’t really have the best music.
So now, I’m just gonna say a few games that I put custom music on, and then feel free to comment with your own list.
MY list of Music to Blow Sh!t Up to:
Just Cause 2: Air (great for just traveling and not blowing shit up), Iggy Pop (Great for blowing shit up, like a the runaway child of the nuclear a-bomb), Led Zeppelin, TrigunOST by Tsuneo Imahori, and even some ethnic beats for an interesting twist.
MW3: Rawhead Rexx (for when brutal doesn’t quite describe your murderous intent), Led Zeppelin (again), DFA 1979, and pretty much anything hard and fast works for survival mode.
DOA(2 to whatever): Led Zeppelin (you’ll get the idea I like them), some traditional Asian Drums (makes the fights seem like the game tried to make them with its not very good music), and of course you can pop on some Bebop for that Spike Spiegel feel.
Doom (yes, it has an awesome soundtrack, I know): RawheadRexx, Led Zeppelin, BlondeRedhead, Metronomy, Justice, Iggy Pop, DFA 1971, The Klaxons,The Sword, The VSS, The Pillows, you get the idea right?
Diablo 2:RawheadRexx, Led Zeppelin, BlondeRedhead, Metronomy, Justice, Iggy Pop, DFA 1979, The Sword, The VSS, The Pillows, Klaxons, okay so you seem to understand my taste in murder music by now.
Mirror’s Edge: Klaxons, Metronomy, SoulWax, Thelonious Monk, The Police, The Clash, Led Zeppelin (what don’t they go well with?), Madness, Ratatat, Justice, Phoenix, Air, Cowboy Bebop OST by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts, Trigun OST by Tsuneo Imahori, well basically the music I really go running to.
Now, I like listening to jazz and softer music as well, but when I mow down lives in a game, I want some music to match, and some games don’t supply it. The list for Doom can also be applied to Pain Killer.