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The attempted rape of Lara Croft: misogyny and rape culture manifesting in video games (trigger warning)

Lara Croft’s attempted rape will make Tomb Raider players want to “protect” her (EuroGamer.net via Kotaku.com)

WHAT THE FUCK!?

Players will want to “protect” an increasingly-battered Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, its executive producer has said.

The series’ young heroine will lose her best friend, be beaten, bruised, kidnapped, and finally be subjected to an attempted rape.

"When you see her have to face these challenges, you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character," executive producer Ron Rosenberg explained to Kotaku.

"When people play Lara, they don’t really project themselves into the character. They’re more like ‘I want to protect her.’ There’s this sort of dynamic of ‘I’m going to this adventure with her and trying to protect her.’"

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vgjunk:








Game X magazine cover, featuring probably the most grotesque version of Lara Croft ever seen outside of disturbing fanart.








Sent my way by: monzo12782 and siphersaysstuff Wow.  Just… wow. Edit: Because the misunderstanding comes up in my inbox sometimes: “swivel waist” is not an implication that nobody can do boobs and butt IRL, it’s a tag to denote when a character doesn’t appear to be twisting, just swiveling at the waist.  It’s a humorous way to keep posts organized on my blog (like all of my tags) :)

vgjunk:

Game X magazine cover, featuring probably the most grotesque version of Lara Croft ever seen outside of disturbing fanart.

Sent my way by: monzo12782 and siphersaysstuff

Wow.  Just… wow.

Edit: Because the misunderstanding comes up in my inbox sometimes: “swivel waist” is not an implication that nobody can do boobs and butt IRL, it’s a tag to denote when a character doesn’t appear to be twisting, just swiveling at the waist.  It’s a humorous way to keep posts organized on my blog (like all of my tags) :)

strail submitted:


These last few weeks I’ve been stalking the current Steam sales to try and catch some good deals…So I go to look at todays deals and… well… this is the image they chose to advertise a discount across the entire Tomb Raider series.I can’t help but think she’d be happier with an extra set of limbs 



Apparently a lot of people noticed this on the Steam frontpage because I’ve been inundated by this.

strail submitted:

These last few weeks I’ve been stalking the current Steam sales to try and catch some good deals…
So I go to look at todays deals and… well… this is the image they chose to advertise a discount across the entire Tomb Raider series.

I can’t help but think she’d be happier with an extra set of limbs 

Apparently a lot of people noticed this on the Steam frontpage because I’ve been inundated by this.

chibiwakki submitted:



Epona Kroft
There, fixed it.

This needs to be a special stage.

chibiwakki submitted:

Epona Kroft

There, fixed it.

This needs to be a special stage.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!
Have an Eschre Girl. >_>

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

Have an Eschre Girl. >_>

Tomb Raider: Interpretative Physics-Defying Dance Edition.

Tomb Raider: Interpretative Physics-Defying Dance Edition.