Explore exotic locations around the world as fearless adventurer Lara Croft. Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico and more. Encounter multiple enemies on the way and choose to take them out or incapacitate them and move on. Navigate the world using your active sonar map, multipurpose grapple and all-terrain bike as you set out on your journey to uncover ancient secrets.
Tomb Raider: Underworld delivers an epic adventure that thrusts you into the role of Lara Croft. Make the most of your powerful acrobatic abilities to master whatever environment you find yourself in. Conquer an elaborate multistage puzzle to complete each level. Target multiple enemies at once with the dual-target system that allows you to hang on while suspended with one hand and shoot with the other. What mysteries will you unearth on your journey?
Apply your stunning acrobatic abilities to make the most of your surroundings and use objects in the environment around you to uncover new paths to explore
Explore the coast of Thailand, the islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico and more to uncover ancient mysteries of the underworld
Solve each level by completing elaborate multistage puzzles within an interactive environmental playground
Climb, rappel, perform wall runs and manipulate objects around you with the new multipurpose grapple, a claw-like device with a high-tension cable
An active sonar map emits a sonar ping to create a 3D image of your surroundings to help you uncover hidden items and locations
Navigate virtually any terrain, from mud to snow and ice, on the new hybrid motorbike
Pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once or shoot with one hand while suspended with the other
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.