Der Tomb Raider Cup 2018 — Jetzt anmelden!

Der Tomb Raider Cup 2018 — Jetzt anmelden!

Der Tomb Raider Cup 2018 – Ein Turnier für Grabräuber und Überlebensexperten

Wie die obige Überschrift schon vermuten lässt, geht es um ein internationales Turnier, in dem sich Spieler von der ganzen Welt in 1 gegen 1-Matches messen können. Das Ziel ist es, alle Spieler zu schlagen und dabei den begehrten Titel des Tomb Raider Cup Champions zu erringen.

Der Weg dahin ist allerdings lang und nichts für schwache Nerven. In den verschiedensten Tomb Raider-Teilen beginnend mit Tomb Raider 1 und endend mit Tomb Raider Underworld werden die Fähigkeiten der einzelnen Spieler auf die Probe gestellt. Die Teilnehmer müssen in unterschiedlichen Spielmodi zeigen, dass sie das Zeug zum Tomb Raider Cup Champion besitzen. Hierbei spielen Schnelligkeit, Ausdauer, Gerissenheit und taktisches Denken eine große Rolle. Das Hauptziel des Cups ist es, den Spielern eine Herausforderung zu bieten und dabei gleichzeitig Spaß haben zu können.

Es dürfen alle Leute teilnehmen, von Tomb Raider-Neulingen bis hin zu Tomb Raider-Kennern. Keiner wird vom Cup ausgeschlossen. Es gibt allerdings Bedingungen, die ein Spieler erfüllen muss. Alle Spieler müssen die Tomb Raider-Teile von 1 bis einschließlich Underworld spielbar auf ihrem PC besitzen. Falls Komplikationen auftreten, helfen wir gerne. Ansonsten brauchen alle Spieler ein Aufnahmeprogramm, mit welchem sie ihr Gameplay aufnehmen können. Dieses wird auf dem offiziellen Cup-Kanal hochgeladen. Die Kommunikation erfolgt über Discord, weswegen dies auch eine Voraussetzung ist, um am Cup teilnehmen zu können.

Das Turnier wird nach dem K.o.-Prinzip gespielt. Verliert man ein Match, so scheidet der Spieler aus. Um ein Match zu gewinnen, muss eine bestimmte Anzahl von Durchgängen gewonnen werden. Je weiter ein Teilnehmer kommt, desto mehr Durchgänge muss er gewinnen, um ein Match für sich zu entscheiden. Im Finale und Halbfinale wird dieses Prinzip etwas abweichen.
Die Spieler müssen zu einem bestimmten Termin in den entsprechenden Voice-Kanälen auf dem offiziellen Discord-Server anwesend sein. Ein offizieller Schiedsrichter ist hierbei vor Ort und kontrolliert das Geschehen.

Falls du Lust hast am Cup teilzunehmen oder noch zusätzliche Fragen hast, dann kannst du dich unter der E-Mail-Adresse: bei der Cup-Administration melden. Auch über Discord bin ich erreichbar unter dem Benutzernamen: Nerd Brain#0552. Dort können wir dann alles in Ruhe bereden.

Wir würden uns freuen euch beim Cup begrüßen zu dürfen. Bis dahin. 😉

Nerd Brain [Cup Administration]

The Tomb Raider Cup 2018 – A Tournament for Tomb Raiders and Survival Experts

As the headline describes, the Tomb Raider Cup is an international tournament where players from all over the world play against each other in head-to-head-matches. The goal is to beat all other opponents and become the Tomb Raider Cup Champion.

The way to become the champion is a very long and difficult one. The cup features different Tomb Raider-games, including the classics made by Core Design and the classic trilogy made by Crystal Dynamics alone (Tomb Raider 1 – Underworld). In separate game modes the players have to prove their skills: quickness, endurance, smartness and tactical thinking are the key to success. The main goal of the cup is to provide a challenge for the participants while also having fun playing Tomb Raider.

Everyone can participate in the cup, from beginners to hardcore players. No one will be excluded. But there are certain requirements a participant has to meet. All players have to possess the above mentioned Tomb Raider-games. Also they have to be executable on PC. If there are any problems, you can contact us and we are trying to help you. As for the rest you need a recording software in order to record your gameplay for the cup. It will be featured on the official cup channel on YouTube. The easiest way to stay in touch with the players is a Discord-server. This is why having a Discord account is also necessary to participate in the cup.

The tournament will be played according to the knockout precept. If a player loses a match he does not advance to the next round. To win a match, a player has to win a certain amount of games. The further a participant advances to the next rounds, the more games have to be won in order to win a match. In the semi-finals and the finale the rules are slightly changed.
The players have to be in a particular voice channel on our official Discord-server at a given time. An official referee will be there too. His task is to monitor the activities of the players.

If you want to participate in the cup or if you have any further questions, feel free to contact the cup administration under the following e-mail address: You can also contact me on Discord. My username is Nerd Brain#0552. There it is a lot easier to talk to each other.

We would be happy if you join us. See you there! 🙂

Nerd Brain [Cup Administration]

Community Interview: Victoria Pheasey

Community Interview: Victoria Pheasey

Round 2 of our community interview! This time we are talking with Victoria Pheasey, a Tomb Raider obsessed 27 year old, currently living in Warwickshire, UK. She loves to write, all in the hopes to become a successful author someday. Her other passions include cross-stitching, gaming, dancing and singing — just to name a few! Enjoy the read and don’t forget to pay Victoria a visit by following the links at the end of the article.

Since when have you been a Tomb Raider fan, what do you love most about the series and which one is your favorite game?

For as long as I can recall really, I was probably only six. Tomb Raider was the first game I bought, I remember receiving money from my birthday and just kept saying that’s all I wanted to buy. It was through just seeing Lara on the screen and I was mesmerized from that moment seeing her in game. From a young age, I just felt if she could do it, so could I. Lara has been such an influence to me throughout my life, I think she’s been such an iconic female in so many ways, not just to myself but to millions of fans across the globe. I think that with having such a strong woman in a game, growing up she was someone who I looked up to.

I felt I could relate to her as she did her own thing and didn’t let anything stop her from what she wanted to do. In my experience, because I had always been ‚one of the boys‘, it was refreshing to be able to look up to such a woman who hadn’t been created to shy away from anything, nor be just a token female that needed to be rescued. I’d usually be running around the playground believing I was Lara Croft, dodging tigers, atlantean creatures and/or Larson or Pierre.

My favourite game will always be the original Tomb Raider (1996). As for the reasons above among many others, it was so groundbreaking for me. Not only was it incredibly challenging, you didn’t have any other games like it back then. Nathan McCree’s music is still incredible to this day, Shelley Blond’s voice for Lara was just perfection, vocalised with the sharp wit that I still adore. Along with Toby Gard and Core Design’s work, not forgetting to credit Vicky Arnold for her wonderful story in that game, as with many others.

It just brings back wonderful memories with that game in particular for me. You really felt isolated and your path wasn’t obvious as it is in most modern games. I do love the other Tomb Raider games, especially 1-6 as the characterization of Lara, for me, excels. I do enjoy the era of LAU, but the Core years will always be my favourite.

You are well-known within the fan community for making cross stitching with Tomb Raider motives. How did you come to cross stitching and what was the first Tomb Raider motive you tried?

Thank you! My Grandma taught me how to stitch when I was a child, but I only picked it back up around four years ago after seeing a pattern online for Tomb Raider Legend and it went on from there.

What advice can you give fellow raiders who are interested in trying cross stitching themselves? What’s the best way to start?

I would suggest to try something small first. You can pick up small kits that range from £2-£5 that are a good place to start. After that, the world is your oyster really. There are tons of websites where you can convert any image into a cross stitch pattern, so there many ways to build your skills really. YouTube have good tutorials if you are starting out, but I do think that whatever technique works best for you is a winner. As long as all of your stitches look the same, all is well!

Which of your cross stitches do you like most?

This is a tough one! I’ve been very lucky to have worked with some amazing clients in creating pieces for either themselves or loved ones, even the wonderful Extra Life charity. I do enjoy working on anything to be honest, as I love the process. But my favourite ones to do will always be Tomb Raider.

The images are all commissions I’ve had the pleasure of completing, with the exception of the Tomb Raider II ’40 Fathoms‘ wetsuit piece I have recently finished that will be going into my Etsy shop soon.

Cross stitches by Victoria Pheasey

What’s the best way to get in touch with you for commissions?

I am able to take all inquiries on all of my social medias for Bubblegum Stitches xo, or my personal twitter @The_Phease. I’m more than happy to have a look at some images and draw up a free quote, also we can have a chat and virtual cup of tea which is always a winner!

You are into writing — what do you write and what are your favourite authors? Also, which Tomb Raider game had the best story in your opinion?

I’ve recently finished the first draft of my third romance novel, however I mostly read thrillers believe it or not. I prefer to read those when I’m writing so I don’t subconsciously store anyone else’s work!

My favourite authors are BA Paris, I think she’s an exceptional writer – I typically can’t put anything of hers down once I’m quickly invested, the same goes for anything by SJ Watson, his work is equally as brilliant.

I do love Tomb Raider (1996) obviously, however Angel Of Darkness‚ story is one that I still find fascinating. I wish we would have been able to have seen the trilogy as the wonderous Murti Schofield had envisaged for us all. I think AOD for us fans always holds a bit of a special place in our hearts.

I think introducing Kurtis Trent into the story was incredibly interesting, to see Lara interact with someone who was working alongside her as opposed to against was a treat to see. We’d always seen a friend of Lara’s or a mentor, so it was interesting for me to see a relationship between these two characters who pretty much began as enemies.

With this also, Jennifer Milward has written a novel based on the game as well as an audiobook which beautifully fills in the gaps where the game couldn’t take us. She’s a wonderful writer and voice actress as well, with the likeness of Lara too, you couldn’t ask for more. I really felt as if she captured Lara’s personality perfectly, also showing us her vulnerability in moments of AOD we weren’t able to witness in game.

Thanks for the interview Victoria!

Victoria on Social Media

Twitter: @The_Phease & @BGstitchesxo
Facebook: Bubblegum Stitches xo
Instagram: @pheeease & @bubblegumstitchesxo

Who should we interview next?

Send your suggestions in the comments! Also check out our interview with Eddy’s Tomb Raider Channel.

Community Interview: Eddy’s Tomb Raider Channel

Community Interview: Eddy’s Tomb Raider Channel

Say Hello to Eddy from Bulgaria, a 21 year old vocalist for the choir of the Ruse State Opera who also happens to be a Tomb Raider secret agent: He has the skills and patience to find all the secret areas which even Lara Croft didn’t know about — yet.
Please enjoy the interview and pay Eddy a visit on his social channels (see links below).

Tomb Raider Anniversary: Unused, Beta & deleted playable cutscene — one of Eddy’s many videos.

First of all: Can you explain what you do in a few sentences (and for not so tech-savvy users)?

I’m doing Tomb Raider videos with topics like „Glitched“, „Beta“, „Unused“, „Death Scenes“ or sometimes I also make funny XNA animations etc.

When did you first get in touch with Tomb Raider and what fascinated you about it?

When I was young my father played the classic Tomb Raider games (2-5, but without TR1) and I found it kind of interesting. The first game I ever played was Tomb Raider 2, but it was quite difficult to master for me and I would fail many times before I finished a game. I’m very impressed by the Tomb Raider games with all the combat action, puzzles, nice locations, artifact and many other things.

What is your favorite Tomb Raider game and why?

My favorite Tomb Raider is Tomb Raider 4 and 5. Those are my favorite ones because of the Egyptian gods, the history, beautiful locations, the architecture, the art and many other things. I love both games.

You seem to have lots of passion for what you do and your first video is from three years ago. What keeps your fascination alive?

Three years ago, after I finished TR 2013, I decided to make a Tomb Raider glitch, secret area & shortcut video on YouTube to interest all YouTubers in discovering Tomb Raider themselves. Today I still continue to make more glitch-videos and I’m still very curious about those glitches. The first time I saw one was how to get the roof in Tomb Raider 2 by using the corner bug and this shocked me. Without those glitches it would never have been possible.

If you had to pick a favorite video from your YouTube channel, which one would it be and why?

My favorite video of my channel is Adventure of Crazy Ireland 2 (Return to the Crazy Ireland). I love to make Halloween Specials and I decided to make a Halloween series of Crazy Ireland and the second series is much better than the old one I think.

How do you get access to Beta and even Alpha versions of the games?

I found it on with full Alpha and Beta games, including the Iso Zone for Tomb Raider Legend Beta Demo PS2. Most information of Tomb Raider development I found on Unseen 64.

How do you find all these glitches and secret rooms and how much time do you spend on one video?

I found all glitches, secret areas & shortcuts on Tomb Raider forums and the hungarian Tomb Raider website Tomb Raider Bugs & Curiosities. It takes me around two hours to record and make a Tomb Raider video.

What will your next project be?

My next projects are:

  • Tomb Raider 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider: glitch, secret area & shortcut; Unused, Beta & deleted.
  • Adventure of Crazy Ireland 3 (The Death of the Crazy Nightmare)
  • The Kanker’s Sister: At The Kevin’s House on TV?
  • Sailor Raider Series

Sometime in the future I hope to make a Level Editor for Tomb Raider 4 Gold and 5 Revised, and Gold.

Thanks Eddy for answering our questions!

Eddy on Social Media

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Who should we interview next?

Send your suggestions in the comments!

Tomb Raider Adventskalender und Gewinnspiele

Tomb Raider Adventskalender und Gewinnspiele

Wie jedes Jahr gibt es den Lara’s Levelbase Adventskalender von der Community von Lara’s Levelbase. Der Kalender hat 24 Türchen, die nicht zwingend mit Tomb Raider zutun haben. So gibt es neben weihnachtlichen Custom Levels auch Rezepte und Gedichte. Unterhaltsam ist es allemal und die Weihnachtslevel haben Kult-Charakter.

Der Adventskalender von Lara's Levelbase hat 24 Türchen

Zum Levelbase Adventskalender

Einen weiteren tollen Kalender bietet Hier könnt ihr an jedem Advent-Sonntag und an Heiligabend ein Türchen öffnen. Der Kalender ist liebevoll gestaltet und überrascht euch mit kreativen Einfällen der Community, zu gewinnen gibt es auch was!

Der Adventskalender von TR Forge

Tipp: Klickt auch mal auf noch geschlossene Türchen. Es kommt immer wieder eine andere, herrliche Nachricht 😉

Zum Adventskalender

Auch Square Enix Germany lässt was springen. Auf der offiziellen Facebook Seite läuft derzeit ein kleines Gewinnspiel, bei dem ihr ein Gedicht einsenden müsst. Ihr müsst dafür kein Goethe sein, doch ein schmissiger Vierzeiler zu Tomb Raider könnte euch dem Ziel näher bringen.

Zur Square Enix Deutschland Facebook Seite

Im offiziellen Tomb Raider Store wurde eine kleine Übersicht eingerichtet, die Weihnachtsgeschenke empfiehlt. Die kommt allerdings sehr uninspiriert daher, weswegen es sich für eingefleischte Fans eher lohnt, den Shop noch mal insgesamt zu durchstöbern, denn: Einige Artikel sind nur begrenzt verfügbar und nach Weihnachten sicherlich ausverkauft.

Geschenkideen im Tomb Raider Shop

Zum Tomb Raider Shop

Und was gibt’s von uns zum großen Fest? Schaut bald wieder auf vorbei und lasst euch überraschen!

Image credits: Lara_Croft_Christmas by incredible ivedada

Lara’s Generation jetzt auf Facebook und Google +

Es ist ein bißchen Old School, dass wir erst jetzt unsere Social Media Offensive starten – passend zu dem Preis, den wir unter allen verlosen, denen unsere neue Facebook Seite gefällt: Unter allen, die „Gefällt mir“ drücken, verlosen wir zwei Sets bestehend aus einem Tomb Raider Legend Faceplate für die Xbox 360 und einem hübschen Legend Kunstdruck *, bedruckt auf Vorder- und Rückseite. Wer keine Xbox besitzt muss sich trotzdem nicht grämen; das nächste Gewinnspiel kommt bestimmt! Und wenn ihr uns auf Facebook, Twitter oder Google + folgt, erfahrt ihr als Erste davon.

Übrigens, dies ist nicht das erste Mal, dass Lara’s Generation auf Facebook präsent ist. Schon unser Communitymitglied Fenris hatte einmal Initiative ergriffen und eine Seite für uns angelegt. Dass ich jetzt entschieden habe, das Ganze offiziell zu machen, hat eigentlich einen profanen Grund: Unser Youtube Kanal wurde im Zuge der Google-Boshaftigkeit mit Google + verknüpft. Vielleicht habe ich auch in einem Moment der Unaufmerksamkeit den falschen Knopf gedrückt. Wie dem auch sei, wer A sagt kann auch B sagen, und da sich die Social Media Kanäle mit den richtigen Tools bequem in einem Rutsch pflegen lassen, habe ich entschieden, dass auch Facebook nicht schaden kann. Mit etwas Glück bringt es uns ein paar neue Gesichter, das wäre doch schön.

In diesem Sinne: Liked uns, folgt uns, teilt uns!

* Alle, die „Gefällt mir“ drücken, nehmen automatisch am Gewinnspiel teil. Die Benachrichtigung der Gewinner erfolgt über Facebook.
Der Versand erfolgt ausschließlich für Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz. Das Gewinnspiel endet am 30.11.2013.


Alle sind im Tomb Raider Fieber. Wer schon durchgespielt hat, läuft jetzt noch mal los um die letzten Challenges zu meistern oder sich im Multiplayer gegen andere zu beweisen. Square Enix hat derweil die ersten Download-Contents online gestellt: Multiplayer-Maps und Outfits! Schau dazu einfach bei Steam, Xbox Live oder Playstation Network in die verfügbaren Downloads für Tomb Raider!

Um das Ganze noch zu toppen haben wir als Osterüberraschung zwei Tomb Raider Gewinnspiele für euch. Eines davon läuft bereits und alles was ihr tun müsst ist, eine Aufgabe eurer Wahl von der To-do-List zu übernehmen.

Von dem zweiten Gewinnspiel mit ebenso fantastischen Preisen erfahrt ihr, wenn ihr @larasgeneration folgt oder regelmäßig in unserem Forum vorbeischaut.

Viel Glück und ein schönes Osterfest!