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New Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration content at Gamescom!

We’re at Gamescom in Germany this week, showing off new Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration content to fans for the very first time. For those of you at home, here’s a tease of what’s in store for you this October 11 – screenshots of all new content and a peek at the once-great Croft Manor.

If you’ll be at the show, check out our Gamescom schedule for up-to-date information about daily Trivia, panels featuring franchise talent, demos, cosplay gatherings & photo ops, and more.

Above: Concept Art of Croft Manor

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will include the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider, a new story chapter called “Blood Ties,” co-op play for “Endurance Mode”, all previously released DLC, and more. The Artbook Edition will also feature a 28 page book filled with official concept art and community contributions. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive edition to date and will be available for the PlayStation 4 on October 11 worldwide. Existing Season Pass holders on Xbox One and PC will receive the “Blood Ties” upgrade for free.

Pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on PlayStation 4 today at BuyROTTR.com

Daily Trivia

ABOUT THE SPECTRES

Boohoots is a common spectre in Zone 6, with the appearance of a normal spectre, except for wing-like arms and an owlish beak for a mouth. They launch themselves onto their enemy and beat them with their wings and bite furiously with their little beaks. When they wander, they make gurgling sounds, thusly are fairly easy to avoid, as you can hear them before you see them. They make a unique call of ‘Boo-HOO-HOO-hoo-hoo’.

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The moment when you realize the Japanese come up with some weird ass stuff…

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Fashion history tidbit of the day, anyone...

too bad, you’re getting one anyway.

So I failed my “leave Half Price Books without buying anything” check today and came home with a copy of The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot, copyright 1943. My mother has a copy that was revised in 1949, but the copy I bought today was revised in 1955.

What did they change, you ask?

(well, you probably don’t ask, but hey)

Only some of the pictures. A lot of the pictures and nearly all of the illustrations are still very much 1940s, but every so often one’s been replaced. For example, this photo is the same in both editions

as is this illustration

but this chapter header?

that got changed!

and someone (badly) redrew some of the illustrations on the “how to accessorize” page.

Logic’s Daily Trivia

Did you know?  While there are no true bottomless pits, it’s possible.  It would have to go through the ground, and out the other side of the earth.  But could you imagine it?  You could jump in, and come out the other side.  Of course, ever making it to land again would be hard, given gravity would just make you continue going back and forth, much like Chell when she puts two portals on the ground and jumps in one.  And of course there’s the whole problem of, depending where you put the hole in the Earth (such as the center), you’ll pass through the earth’s core and probably come out pile of dust.  Not to mention the amount of force pushing against your skin when you’re falling for such a long time would probably strip you down to bones without, like, sky diver equipment….. you know what?  Nevermind.

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Logic’s Daily Trivia

Did you know?  (Sorry for all the Greek mythology one’s, I’ve been reading Percy Jackson) Many of the words we know comes from Greek mythology.  Taunt/Tantalizing comes from a man named Tantalus.  Hyacinth comes from Hyacinthus.  Mint comes from Minthe.  Panic comes from Pan (the god of the Wild).  I could be here all day talking about all the words we got from mythology alone, but I’ll let you look at it for yourself if you’d like.