Welcome back for another information-dense weekly recap filled to the brim with news - although it almost nearly didn't happen. Much to the amusement of our colleagues abroad who live their hassle-free lives in a Winter Wonderland, the UK is going slightly hysterical at the arrival of snow. Trains are delayed, schools are closed, and cafés are running low on hot beverages. But that hasn't stopped us from getting into work on time this bitterly cold Monday morning (I've got no excuses, I'm within walking distance of Square Enix HQ) and from you guys having a little bit of fun.
- The Crystal Habit Monthly #16 is live! - A recap within a recap? Square-ception! Get yourself up to speed on all things Tomb Raider with the Crystal Habit newsletter.
- First look at Lightning Returns and an extended trailer - Our Lightning Returns preview is packed with new screenshots, artwork, and an extended first trailer.
- Nora Tschirner announced as German voice of Lara Croft - Crystal Dynamics continues to reveal its star-studded cast list with the announcement of Nora Tschirner as the German voice of Lara Croft. For a behind the scenes look at the recording sessions check out these photos here.
- Incoming CLE Drop Canisters - Heroes & Generals' Dave is currently creating CLE (Central Landing Establishment) drop canisters for the supply depots. Definitely worth a look for any of you out there who are interested in the 3D modelling side of games development. Don't forget you can also register you interest in the beta here.
- Reto Sweat Shop - If you enjoyed the above article on drop canisters you'll love this behind the scenes look at how the German paratrooper uniform been created for Heroes & Generals.
- Guderian build online! - The latest build of Heroes & Generals has now been deployed and features First Blood (tutorials) as well as the ability to issue squad commands on the battlefield.
- Here's to the Night - Eager to jump into the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta? Maybe these night shots of Gridania will help tide you over while you wait?
- Get your hands on a Heroes & Generals beta key! - There's nothing better than being able to contribute to games development. Take a dive into our browser-based WWII shooter and tell us what you think!
- Croft Couture #18: Marta - Crystal Dynamics interviews another talented Lara Croft cosplayer and Tomb Raider enthusiast in its Croft Couture series.
- Photo Gallery: IGN UK Multiplayer Event - Nothing quite like putting a game in the hands of the community for the first time. Thanks to IGN we were able to do exactly that and meet some amazing fans in the process.
- Sleeping Dogs Community Wiki - Calling all Sleeping Dogs fans! Help us make the ultimate go-to wiki for all your undercover shenanigans.
- Weekend Creation Challenge - Following last week's Gameglobe mini-game challenge (you can play the winning levels here) this week we're pitting you against your community chums in a mission to create the best driving themed game utilising recently announced vehicle props.
- Leaderboard Challenge - This brilliant side-scrolling level by oogster31 will have you hitting the replay button for hours in an effort to beat the high score. One jump is not enough can be played now in your browser, for free, with no registry required.
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