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Remade, Rebooted, Reimagined: the video game nostalgia craze

Gaming consoles. Picture Credit BagoGames. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

From Resident Evil to Spyro to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to Dark Souls and, most infamously of all, Skyrim, it seems as if every popular game released within the last 25 years is getting rereleased and reimagined in some way. This phenomenon really started last console generation, with games such as Shadow of the Colossus, the Tomb Raider trilogy, and the Prince of Persia trilogy receiving HD remasters for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Lara Croft’s Comeback

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Poster

In October, the video game world celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of a certain archaeologist to the industry – 22 years ago, in 1996, Tomb Raider, featuring Lara Croft, was first released. Given the release of Lara’s newest adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, now seems like a perfect time to reflect on the character’s development, and reception, over time.

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