Embracer Pays $300 Million for Western Square Enix Studios Including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain & 50 More IPs!

Embracer Pays $300 Million for Western Square Enix Studios

Embracer Group AB (”Embracer”) has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Square Enix Holdings”). In total, the acquisition includes ~1,100 employees across …

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Meg Turney Cosplay

Meg Turney Bed

Sexy Meg Turney cosplay! Cosplayer & Internet personality Meg Turney is known by many for her sexy, saucy lingerie photoshoots and her high-quality cosplay work, as well as her hosting duties for SourceFed, Rooster Teeth, CraveOnline’s TechKnow and other publications. She’s a known youtube personality and fan of all things nerdy, who is definitely easy …

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Top 10 Bestselling Video Games Worldwide in Week 10, 2013

SimCity 2013 launch coverage by Kat Shoob

What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan, and Europe? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the video games that are the hottest worldwide right now. What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined. North America’s Top 10 Games: 1. SimCity (PC) …

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Let’s Talk: Gamer Habit 7: Take a Deep Breath!

Xbox 360 Controller

Here is another Gamer Habits video. Todays habit? “Take a Deep Breath!” Now we all know as hardcore gamers that there are certain shared tendencies and similarities. Whether its turning up to work with a ‘gaming hangover’ or swinging the controller around to aid in movement – we all do it and should take pride …

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Top 25 Must-Play Video Games: Tomb Raider (#9)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider

Next at number 9 we have Core Design’s third-person, action, adventure game Tomb Raider, the most iconic action-adventure title in gaming! Hello everyone and welcome to Top 25 Must-Plays, the place where you can read about video games, well-known and well-hidden! All of these choices from number 25 to 1 have well-shaped characters, immersive story …

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Tomb Raider movie reboot penned by Iron Man / Cowboys and Aliens duo

Double guns with Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
The Tomb Raider film franchise will be getting a reboot soon, as has become customery in both the videogame and film mediums. And that upcoming movie, which is still as-of-yet untitled, just got a giant shot-in-the-arm.

The highly praised team behind the scripts of the original Iron Man film and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens has been tapped to write the script for the upcoming Lara Croft film. The duo is Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby of GK Films. The movie is being produced by GK partners Graham King and Tim Headington, all of whom have been tapped by Eidos and Square Enix to give the upcoming film some legit love.

The big unknown for the upcoming film is who will play Lara Croft herself, and how the film will fair without Angelina Jolie in the starring role. Adding insult to injury, very few female action-driven films have seen the kind of widespread success that Tomb Raider has seen.

Milla Jovovich successfully pulled it off in the action zone with the Resident Evil flicks, based on a videogame no-less; And Kate Beckinsale did it with the Underworld films. But not many have succeeded in the way the Tomb Raider movies did.

Those shoes of Angelina’s are tough to fill and thus it may be difficult to find a female actress that commands Angelina’s stature and gets the look and sex-appeal so perfectly for Lara Croft. So the producers definitely have their work cut out for them.

Who would you like to see play Lara Croft in the upcoming film?

Here is a look at Angelina as Lara Croft in the first Tomb Raider movie.

And I couldn’t help posting some more vids of her while I’m at it. Here is an interview from the Red Carpet premier.

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