Březen 2011


Šest statečných

31. března 2011 v 17:14 | Charlie |  Tomb Raider 1 Featuring Lara Croft
Čirou náhodou jsem narazila na fotografii šesti programátorů, kteří stvořili Tomb Raider 1. Seznamte se...
Zleva doprava: Neal Boyd, Jason Gosling, Gavin Rummery, Heather Gibson, Paul Douglas, Toby Gard.
Patří jim můj velký obdiv...

Co mají Crystalové v plánu na 15. výročí Tomb Raider?

28. března 2011 v 20:57 | Charlie |  Novinky
Nedá mi to, abych vám nesvěřila jednu věc, kterou jsem se dočetla na twitteru Karla Stewarta, jednoho z hlavounů Crystal Dynamics. Na dotazy na novinky odpověděl, že jediné číslo, které si fanoušci TR mají pamatovat, je PATNÁCT. Někteří nadšenci by si to mohli vykládat tak, že 15. dubna se stane něco důležitého, to ale autor tohohle sdělení odmítl. Ona je patnáctka důležitá z jiného důvodu.
Tomb Raider - a Lara Croft - totiž letos v říjnu oslaví patnáct let od vydání první hry.
To by mě zajímalo, jestli Crystal Dynamics k tomuhle krásnému výročí něco chystají. Možná ano...

Času je málo, a ještě mi ho krade kalendář

27. března 2011 v 17:02 | Charlie

Já tak hrozně nemám ráda změny času. Z letního na zimní, to ještě jde, když mi tu hodinu přidají, ale když mi ji pak na jaře zase vezmou, to už mi cuchá nervy...
Navíc teď času opravdu nemám nazbyt. Blíží se mi maturita a přijímací zkoušky, tudíž bych jej měla využívat co nejefektivněji... Na to ale, upřímně řečeno, nejsem moc velký talent, většinou dělám všechno na poslední chvíli (a zatím se to osvědčuje:)

Tímhle krátkým článkem bych vás ráda poprosila o shovívavost - budu se tu teď totiž (alespoň myslím, zvyk je totiž železná košile a já na blog myslím dost často) vyskytovat trochu méně. To ale neznamená, že tu nebudou žádné články nebo že se vám s LHC nebudeme věnovat (ona se naopak komentářům poslední dobou věnuje více než dřív, což mě moc těší). Jen chci říct, že mám teď na práci spoustu věcí. Ale protože já jsem něčím zaneprázdněná pořád, asi to nebude žádná velká změna.

Takže tohle všechno jsem napsala spíš jen... pro jistotu:)
Díky všem
vaše Charlie

Lary není nikdy dost

26. března 2011 v 21:49 | Charlie |  Zajímavé obrázky

My se sčítáme, Lara se násobí... nebo co to vlastně dělá:)

Tančící Lara

25. března 2011 v 19:56 | Charlie |  Různá videa
Co si budeme namlouvat, Lara Croft je jen fiktivní postava, se kterou si fanoušci, kteří vědí, jak na to, mohou dělat co chtějí. Třeba ji i roztancovat...

Moonwalk neovládá jen Michael Jackson

Bonusový level v Tomb Raider Anniversary

24. března 2011 v 18:15 | Charlie |  Tomb Raider Aniversary II.
Víte, že v Tomb Raider Anniversary je ukryt tajný level? Má dost zvláštní název - Style Units, což souvisí s tím, že je spojen dohromady z kousků Egypta, Řecka a Peru, tedy lokací TRA. Tyhle kousky ale v "normální" hře nenajdete, a to právě dělá tenhle "level" (který asi měl pro vývojáře jakousi zkušební funkci) výjimečným.
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Abyste si jej mohli zahrát, musíte hru dokončit na sto procent - to znamená celou ji projít a najít všechny poklady a artefakty.
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Level není dlouhý, obsahuje jen pár míst. Jde jen o jakousi smyčku, kterou můžete běhat pořád dokola... I tak ale vypadá graficky velmi pěkně. Skoro se divím, proč některá místa nedali do "normální" hry...

Další screenshoty z Tomb Raider "Trilogie"

24. března 2011 v 6:35 | Charlie |  Novinky
Tomb Raider "Trilogie" je v podstatě už venku; našla jsem pro vás několik dalších screenshotů z upravených her Legend a Anniversary. Nevím jak vám to přijde, ale já osobně tam moc změn nevidím... (snad jen sedmý screenshot mi přijde hodně odlišný od "normální" podoby TRA...)

Mezi řádky

23. března 2011 v 18:37 | Charlie |  Zajímavé obrázky
Zajímalo by mě, jak to autor udělal...

(Pokud nerozumíte německy, pak vězte, že text je částí životopisu Angeliny Jolie. Její tvář určitě poznáváte:)

I Crystal Dynamics chtějí pomoci Japonsku

23. března 2011 v 6:03 | Charlie |  Novinky
Jistě jste si všimli těch hrozných věcí, které se poslední dobou v zemi vycházejícího slunce staly. Vývojáři našeho milého Tomb Raideru tyhle události zaznamenali také, a proto se rozhodli vyhlásit aukci dvou předmětů souvisejících se hrou. Všechny peníze získané z dražby pošlou na účet amerického Červeného kříže. Dražba se koná přes EBay a potrvá do příštího týdne.





Poslední z dvaceti šesti knih plná artworků ze všech dílů Tomb Raider. Navíc podepsaná od Tobyho Garda, tvůrce Lary.
Všichni vývojáři podepsali stříbrným fixem obálku lednového vydání časopisu a rozhodli se jej věnovat na dobrou věc.

Tomb Raider Trilogy již k dispozici

22. března 2011 v 17:53 | Charlie |  Novinky

Trojice her od Crystal Dynamics - tedy Legend, Anniversary a Underworld - v novém vydání (pouze!) pro PS3 je již na světě. Tedy v severní Americe; v Evropě se očekává až 25. března. Ale to není zase tak dlouhá doba...

... i když já osobně si tohle vydání nekoupím, jednak nemám PS3, a taky proč mít další verze her, které už doma mám?

Dle mého mínění je tohle záležitost hlavně sběratelská. Takže pokud máte rádi hry Crystal Dynamics, máte PS3 a taky máte chuť vidět nejen Legend a Anniversary v nové grafické úpravě, ale i nějakou tu půlhodinku nějakých bonusů, pak je tohle věcička právě pro vás...

Dotazník Crystal Dynamics

22. března 2011 v 17:43 | Charlie |  Novinky

Crystal Dynamics otevřeli na oficiálním webu Tomb Raider dotazník, čímž chtějí dát fanouškům možnost říct, co by si ohledně nové hry přáli, co očekávají od jejího představení a propagace. Dotazník se skládá ze tří částí - jedna je o vás, druhá o vaší perspektivě a třetí o vašich sociálně-síťových zvycích (snad rozumíte, co tím míním).

K dotazníku patří i soutěž o podepsané lednové číslo Game Informer, kde byla představena nová Lara...

Takže jestli cítíte, že potřebujete něco říct, máte možnost!

Give me the broccoli coconut hotdog!

21. března 2011 v 21:32 | Charlie |  Zajímavé obrázky
"Stará" versus "nová"... jeden z mých oblíbených obrázků:)

Tváří v tvář

20. března 2011 v 21:56 | Charlie |  Zajímavé obrázky
Některé cosplaye jsou neuvěřitelné...

Tomb Raider Underworld: Transcript

20. března 2011 v 14:26 | Charlie |  Tomb Raider 8

Prolog: Hořící sídlo


Lara: My God!

Zip: Look out!
Winston: Stop! It's Lara!
Zip: I know!
Lara: Wait!

Středozemní moře

One Week earlier

Zip: Hey Lara. Find it yet?
Lara: Patience, Zip.
I warned you that conveniently undiscovered islands would be scarce in the Mediterranean.
Alister: Are you sure this Eddington chap knows what he's talking about?
Lara: If he says Father was convinced the path to Avalon was here, I have no reason to doubt it.
Alister: Fair enough, but it's...well...we've been talking about it and-
Zip: You've been talking, man. Leave me out of it.
Alister: It's just...all right, maybe Avalon is real, but just because some mad woman tells you your, your mother didn't die after all... I mean, look... I, I don't want to seem heartless, but this, this idea of your mum living in some, some Celtic underworld... it's a, it's a little bit mental, isn't it?
Lara: I have no illusions that my mother is holding court in some mythical paradise, Alister. I only want the truth, whatever it may be. I'll ring you later.

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Lara: Incredible. The carvings are clearly similar to early Germanic design, but this is far older than the 5th century, yet, strangely enough, more sophisticated. Proto-Norse runes? Let's see... "World of Mist." That would be Niflheim, the realm of the dead. Not Avalon, exactly, but the Norse equivalent.

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U krakena
Lara: Oh, that's lovely. I hope it's as blind as it looks.

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Lara: Thor, the Norse God of Thunder. Whatever are you doing down here in Niflheim? According to the Eddas, Thor needed special iron gauntlets to wield his mighty hammer Mjolnir... Could it be?

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Lara: Thor's hammer Mjolnir was powerful enough to level mountains. But how does all this relate to Avalon?
Mercanary: Put your hands on your head and turn around, slowly.
Lara: I don't suppose you'd be open to bribery, would you?
Mercanary: Amanda Evert sends her regards.
Lara: Bloody hell.

...
Lara: No...

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Amanda: Damn, it's too small...
Natla: Only Lara can use it now. Until i kill her. Even that won't unbind the artifact-
Amanda: We're taking on water... Damnit! We'll pick this up again later.
Natla: I'm very pleased to see you again, Lara. This specimen jar offers little in the way of amusement, so I've grown fond of watching Amanda suffer the effects of sharing your interests.
Lara: Jacqueline Natla. You just don't know when to die.
Natla: A trait we have in common.
Lara: It was you who told Amanda about Avalon.
Natla: Our time is short, so choose your questions carefully.
Lara: What do you know about my mother?
Natla: The Dais you and she found in Nepal, it's part of a...travel network, so to speak. It took your mother to Avalon.
Lara: My father thought Avalon was below, but that's Niflheim. What's the Norse connection?
Natla: Ah, Richard found the wrong Norse underworld. Your mother didn't go to Niflheim; she went to Helheim.
Lara: Where is it?
Natla: I will tell you where it is, one day. But when that day comes, you'll need Thor's hammer to get inside. Perhaps you'll have better luck finding it than your father did.
Lara: What do you mean?
Natla: Your answer is on the west coast of Thailand; seventh parallel.

Pobřeží Thajska

Lara: None of the ruins are visible from down here. And if Father did explore this site, I see no sign of it yet.
Zip: I still don't see how Thailand is connected to Vikings, or ruins under the Med, or hell, even Avalon for that matter.
Lara: Helheim, Zip. Various myths use diffrent names, but they all apply to the same remnants of the ancient world.
Alister: One of those remnants is still alive. I would hate to be Amanda if Natla ever gets free.
Zip: I would hate to be any of us.

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Lara: The characters are Vedic Sanskrit. They're severely weathered... "Bhogavati, of the seventh..." It must be referring to the capital of Patala, the lowest infernal world in Hindu tradition. It's a netherworld populated by snake-people, although the enlightened one, Narada, spoke rather fondly of it. That's shiva on top and his mistress Kali is down below.

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Lara: The architecture here is diffrent... it's similar to the Niflheim ruins.

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Lara: I can see where the rumors of Thor's godlike strength came from.

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Lara: This was here long before the upper temple was added. Proto-Norse runes again. My son, your treasures here and far - this gauntlet's twin, your belt, Megingjord, and the mighty Mjolnir - are protected by the dead to keep Jörmungandr subdued. But the map's been destroyed, and recently. If one of Thor's Gauntlets was here, it's gone now. What's this? "Natla - I see your goal and am your puppet no longer - Richard James Croft." Father did this. "RJC..." Strange... Father never used his middle initial in monograms to avoid the confusion with his father... That's where you hid the artifact. You sly old fox. Now if I can just make it back to the boat...

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Lara: And I am Thor no longer, it seems. I wonder how he charged it up again?

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Zip: You find anything?
Lara: There was a map, but Father destroyed it.
Alister: Well, the acorn certainly didn't fall very far from the tree.
Lara: He did it deliberately, to keep the information from Natla. But I'm sure he recorded everything first, and what's more, he found Thor's other Gauntlet.
Zip: Where did he put it?
Lara: Right under your nose.

Croft Manor

Winston: My apologies, Lady Croft, but i have not tended to the crypt recently.
Alister: Why didn't you ever tell us this was down here?
Zip: Hell, I wish i still didn't know. Ya know what? I'll wait up here.
Lara: I did warn you that playing your music so loud could wake the dead.
Zip: Damn, this is creepy...
Alister: What makes you think it's here?
Lara: Father signing his name with all three initials was a clear reference to my grandfather. Light, please. Ah, it seems my father was full of surprises.
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Richard: Hello, Lara. Here in this room is everything we recovered from Bhogavati, Thailand. Be especially careful with the thralls - they managed to kill six of us before we boxed them up. They were protecting one of Thor's Gauntlets and a map showing where the rest of his treasures were hidden, all of which are necessary to open the way to Avalon. The Norse believed this site contains a powerful weapon, and to safeguard against this possibility, I destroyed the original map. I hope this was not a terrible mistake, but if it was, I hope you and your mother can forgive me.
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Lara: That didn't last long. Ah, well.
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Lara: My god!
...
Zip: Look out!
Winston: Stop! It's Lara!
Zip: I know!
Lara: Wait! Drop it, Zip, or I'll drop you.
Zip: What, so you can shoot me again?!
Winston: It wasn't Lara. Why would she set fire to her own home?
Zip: She got into the vault. It had to be her.
Lara: Is that what happened here? Someone bluw open the vault?
Zip: All right, say it wasn't you. Someone who looked a hell of a lot like you opened it using the retina scanner.
Lara: Impossible.
Zip: Exactly!
Lara: Then what happened?
Zip: You...she got away with Amanda's Wraith Stone.
Lara: Where's Alister?
Winston: We haven't seen him.
Lara: I'm going to the tech room to watch the security video. You two get out before the roof comes down.
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Lara: No... NOOOOOOO! Alister!
Alister: I feel...bloody awful.
Lara: Shhh... Just lie still.
Alister: I'll see...see you...
Lara: Alister, hold on!
Alister: ...see you...in...Avalon.
Lara: Damnit!
...
Zip: Ahh, No! What the hell was that thing?
Lara: I've only seen something like it once before - a doppelganger that Natla sent after me years ago, but that one didn't have a mind of its own.
Winston: But how could Natla have sent it if she's Amanda's prisoner?
Lara: They're a team of sorts now. Amanda and Natla, her pet Atlantean god.
Zip: What are we going to do?
Lara: After I deal with the authorities, I'm going to southern Mexico to retrieve Thor's Belt.
Zip: What?! Alister's dead! And... it's just...business as usual?!
Lara: I need Thor's Belt to get his hammer, and I need the hammer to kill a god.


Southern Mexico

Lara: The Mayan calendar had only 360 days, and the remaining five were the Unnamed Days. The Maya believed that each year when the Unnamed Days arrived, the gates to the underworld would open.
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Lara: Mayan hieroglyphs... "The Place of Fear." It's definitely Xibalba. The Mayan land of the dead.
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Lara: The Lords of Xibalba were said to kill visitors for sport by sending them into devious trap rooms.
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Lara: The Midgard Serpent, Jörmungandr, that lies on the bottom of the ocean, encircling all the world. The coming of Ragnarök. Jörmungandr thrashes beneath the sea, flooding the land and vomiting its deadly poison into the air. The final battle of the gods. Thor kills Jörmungandr with his hammer, Mjolnir, but then he retreats only nine steps before he succumbs to the serpent's venom.
Lara: Jörmungandr, the Midgard Serpent. All these ancient sites inspired underworld myths in later cultures... perhaps because they were all protected by the walking dead.
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Lara: Zip, I have everything I need to get Thor's hammer. Do you have better coordinates for me?
Zip: Yeah, I enhanced your dad's photos of the map. I'm uploading to your PDA now.
Lara: And your other project?
Zip: Haven't tracked 'em down, yet. Still working on it.
Lara: Very good - I'll call when i get to Jan Mayen island.

Jan Mayen Island

Zip: Hey! You know that big expensive ship of Amanda's?
Lara: The one on the bottom of the Mediterranean?
Zip: Uh-huh, that one. She has a sister; the Tisiphone, anchored of the coast of Thailand. Looks like they're picking through your leftovers.
Lara: Excellent work, Zip - thank you. You've earned some rest. I'll take it from here.
Zip: Be careful. And when you see Amanda, give her my regards.
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Lara: "Hall of the Slain." Valhalla - Odin's hall, where the warriors who died in battle came to feast and prepare to fight in the final battle of Ragnarok. That makes this Valgrind, the Gate of the Dead. "Old is that gate, and how to unbolt it, few now know." Hmmm. Where are the Valkyries when you need them?

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Lara: Perhaps these yeti creatures inspired the Viking stories of Frost Giants.

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Lara: Thor, greatest of my sons, and the greatest weapon on Earth, are at least reunited. Upon my return, through rituals old and the power of Mjolnir, together we will open the seals of Helheim and fullfill our destinies. Mjolnir - slayer of giants and the Midgard Serpent. More importantly, the key to Helheim, wherever that is. Time to pay Natla a visit.






Andaman Sea

Lara: Avalon, Helheim, I don't care what it's called... where is it?
Natla: Look at all you've done...incredible. I will never doubt you again.
Lara: Tell me...now.
Natla: Very well. But before you put me to death, tell me, are you prepared to wait for Odin to appear and perform the ritual to open Helheim?
Lara: And you know this ritual, of course.
Natla: I'm sure you've realized that i want to get to Avalon just as much as you do, but neither of us can go alone. You need my ritual, and I need your hammer.
Lara: If...no, when you step out of line, you'll get it.
Amanda: Stop!
Lara: You destroyed my home. You killed Alister!
Amanda: I got what I wanted. Isn't that all we care about? Arrrrghhh!
Lara: You can die too!
Natla: Ah, Lara, you really are a woman after my own heart.
Lara: Yahhh!!! Get out of my sight.
Natla: Meet you there.

Arctic Sea

Lara: Mother? Mother? It's me. It's Lara. No... No, no, no... My mother is dead. My mother is dead. My mother died a long time ago. You're not my mother.
Natla: I've lived many times longer than your entire civilization, and I've never seen such delicious irony. When I heard what happened to the wife of the great Richard Croft, I knew I could set him on a desperate quest to find what I desired most. Then he betrayed me in Thailand, and for that I killed him myself. But when you showed up with Thor's Gauntlet, I knew I could send you off in your father's footsteps, confident they would lead us to this very spot.
Lara: You seem to have forgotten what I would be holding.
Natla: When I made this creature for Amanda, she had no idea that my true purpose was to have the means to destroy you at this very moment. The two of you never suspected that you were mere actors in my play. And so it ends. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a serpent to raise.
Lara: Amanda?!
Amanda: Trust me, I wanted to let it finish you off, but the Midgard Serpent will tear the world apart, and only Thor's Hammer can stop it! Go! I'll hold 'em off!
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Lara: Shut it down!
Natla: Lara! Unexpected, but I'm glad you're here. You should be allowed to see firsthand the fruits of your labor.
Lara: That's the Midgard Serpent?
Natla: Of course not. Jörmungandr is the network of tectonic ridges that encircles the earth on the ocean floor. And we stand now on its weakest point, where the ancient supercontinent Pangaea first broke in two. When this relic unleashes it's fury below, the very seams of the planet will burst. "The Midgard Serpent will rise up and spew poison into the air, and all the world will be consumed by fire and ash." Ragnarok! The seventh age is upon us!
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Amanda: After killing the Midgard Serpent, Thor dies from its venom anyway.
Lara: Not if you clear the corridor and get us out of here!
Amanda: Out of juice, just like Bolivia. The good news is we saved the world. The bad news is now we're going to die here, just like your mother.
Lara: Wait... Mother must have tried to use it to escape but didn't know how. If pulling out these artifacts always brings you here, what will happen if I'm already here?
Amanda: Maybe you'll go to hell.
Lara: Damn it. I can't reach the sword, but you can.
Amanda: What about you?
Lara: I can reach you if you hold out your hand.
Amanda: You trust me?
Lara: We're out of time, Amanda.
Amanda: Now!
Lara: So, it's back to this, is it?
Amanda: What, you think we're even?
Lara: Would killing me make us even? Goodbye, Mother. Rest in peace.