Laura Griffiths

Laura Griffiths

Tech journalist with too many Lara Croft figurines. Switch and PS4 user. Occasional reviewer of cake and guitar-playing, wannabe popstar. The Sims 2 build music is my internal screensaver.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

The Tomb Raider community hasn’t been the most fun to be around lately. Earlier this year when a mysterious eighth slot appeared in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC menu after only being promised seven, fans were excited and then disheartened by a suspected Croft Manor based level that never materialised. To make matters worse, just last month, an audio file began floating around, supposedly from...[Read More]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

Given it’s the plumber’s third mysterious invitation to a crooked looking mansion, you would think Luigi might be a little more sceptical about hopping aboard a bus to a place called “The Last Resort” with his merry bunch of Mushroom Kingdom chums. But as quickly as Princess Peach can settle in with her stack of 10 pink suitcases, things of course go from cute to creepy as King Boo traps your frie...[Read More]

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Destiny Connect: Tick Tock Travellers

The JRPG adventure, launching this week on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, takes the player to the urban town of Clocknee during a new millennium festival celebrating 30 years since the so-called Soulman saved the town. As soon as the fireworks stop, Clocknee suddenly comes to a standstill and it’s up to Sherry to travel back, find out what happened and restore time. (And cap a Bitch if necessa...[Read More]

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Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered

Final Fantasy is one of those series I have always wanted to be able to say I’ve completed at least one game from. Yes, I should get better life goals. Unfortunately, a lack of patience or talent for inventory systems has left me very much an outcast in the on-going conversation around one of video game’s most beloved fandoms. If I’m being completely honest, I first purchased a Final Fantasy game ...[Read More]

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Untitled Goose Game

If you have been confused by the gaggle of geese filling up your Twitter timeline over the last two weeks then that means you have somehow managed to avoid a little hyped Switch title by the name of, Untitled Goose Game. If that’s you, stop trying to be contrary, go download it and have yourself a joyful two hours of honking good fun. The premise is, you play a goose out to terrorise a quiet Engli...[Read More]

Uncharted Vs. Tomb Raider

I’m about to say the thing you’re not supposed to say. My nine-year-old self who would cut cardboard dual pistols out of cereal boxes and somersault off my bunk bed would feel betrayed. Current me, who looked high and low to find Croft Apple Larazade like it was bottled from the Fountain of Youth, doesn’t want to say it out loud. But here goes … I might actually prefer Uncharted to Tomb Raider. (&...[Read More]

Lara Croft: My Kickass, Girl Power Hero

Let me take you back to June 1999, a nine-year-old girl blows out the candles on a birthday cake decorated with an image of a brunette woman sporting a braid, green tank top and dual pistols. Cut to 2019, that same girl, 20-years wiser (sort of) and several iterations of that character later, sits down at a desk adorned with merchandise that nine-year-old could only dream about calling up and orde...[Read More]

Is the PlayStation Classic even worth £15?

This week I got my hands on a PlayStation Classic. No, I didn’t need one, I’ve got a perfectly functional original PlayStation, a stack of games and two Raspberry Pi devices hooked up to my TV to prove just how much I didn’t need one. But for 15 quid in the Amazon Prime sale, not buying one felt like the less sensible option. Plus, it’s just so damn cute. But being cute doesn’t necessarily make yo...[Read More]

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man has always been my favourite superhero (very nearly superseded by Captain Marvel this year when I teared up leaving the cinema … because girl power). He’s an everyman, albeit with a higher IQ than most and access to Stark Industries tech, so it doesn’t really matter what guise it arrives in, whether it’s animation form in the brilliant “Into the Spider-Verse” or in the shape of Toby Mag...[Read More]