InRaiderSpect Part I: Origins

It is with great pleasure that we here at InRetroSpect bring you another month of podcast specials. A while back, we took some time out from the regular schedule to bring you thirty days celebrating the work of Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid. This time around we have turned our attention to the universe of Tomb Raider. Spanning nearly two decades of the gaming landscape, Lara Croft and the series have shaped and defined how, why, and with whom we play games. She is the most famous and well recognised gaming figure you could find and over the next month we’ll be examining as much of the Tomb Raider world as we can. It all starts here, with a special group discussion on the legend, myth and fable that is Lara Croft.

Warning! Contains spoilers!

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