I didn't want to play Tomb Raider. I was never a huge fan of the franchise to begin with, but what really turned me off of the new game was the minor controversy last year that arose when executive producer Ron Rosenberg talked about how it was a game about players wanting to "protect" Lara Croft because players apparently couldn't project themselves onto the character like they do in other games. Throw in some rapey imagery in the trailer and some chatter about how that was going to be a key part of Lara's new origin story, and the whole thing seemed like something that was better left avoided.
TV: Host Kevin Hart and company lampooned The Walking Dead on this past weekend's Saturday Night Live
Upcoming: Dark Horse Comics and Crystal Dynamics will release the 48-page Tomb Raider: The Beginning prequel comic as a Tomb Raider video game pre-order bonus through Best Buy, with further stories and reading options to be announced...
Humor: Why Lara Croft from "Tomb Raider" is dumb as a bag of hammers. (Bully)
DC: What if... the Joker were a video blogger? (Newsarama)
Awesome: The Great Darth Vader (and Yoda) pumpkin statues! (iGeektrooper)
Threads: Speaking of, if you want the new "Star Wars"-themed "Diesel Sweeties" Halloween shirt, you've got till end of day tomorrow...
The Darkness #1
(W) Phil Hester
(A) Michael Broussard
(Cov) Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic
Following in the wake of the hugely successful The Darkness video game and the summer's smash hit, First Born, The Darkness returns in a brand new ongoing series by Phil Hester (Deep Sleeper, Green Arrow) and Michael Broussard (Unholy Union)