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June 12, 2012, 12:34:53 AM
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Tomb Raider
« on: June 12, 2012, 12:34:53 AM »
http://m.kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft

Yeah, making Lara weak and wimpy is totally less sexist than giving her big boobies.

Oh wait no it's not and this game is misogynistic filth and is devaluing one of, if not the, most famous female video game character.

Is there some sort of non-faggy way to start an effective campaign shunning this game? Or do I have to just hope it hope it fails financially as bad as Metroid: Other M did?

June 12, 2012, 04:03:20 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 04:03:20 AM »
SuitCase masturbating furiously to 2012 Tomb Raider trailer.

June 12, 2012, 04:06:36 AM
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 04:06:36 AM »
Man it's not even like they desexualized her much at all, she still looks like a fucking supermodel.

This is like a Duke Nukem origin story where Duke is a total pussy for the entire game, but it's taken all seriously and tries to be grimdark.

June 12, 2012, 04:08:16 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 04:08:16 AM »
But it's okay because Duke will be less muscly and his jaw will be a bit less chiseled.

June 12, 2012, 08:46:37 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 08:46:37 AM »
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In the new Tomb Raider, Lara Croft will suffer. Her best friend will be kidnapped. She'll get taken prisoner by island scavengers. And then, Rosenberg says, those scavengers will try to rape her.
You guys, it's totally cool to throw rape around for drama's sake.

June 12, 2012, 03:51:02 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 03:51:02 PM »
I actually bothered to watch the trailer. Granted, I've only played the first game, which seemed like the closest thing to a good Indiana Jones game we'll probably ever get (though with the added bonus of boobs), but this seems more like a devolution of the character into further negative stereotypes than her just being a sex icon. It's like the people in charge were played Uncharted and were like "Hey, I like this game. What if we turned Lara Croft into the annoying blonde chick you have to drag around with you everywhere that contributes very little?"

June 13, 2012, 01:52:24 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 01:52:24 AM »
To be fair, the reason that they're having her get so beaten up is that this is a reboot chronicling her first adventure. Hence, lack of experience translates to THE WILDERNESS AND EVERYTHING IN IT WILL FUCK YOU UP BITCH.

June 13, 2012, 09:28:16 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 09:28:16 AM »
To be fair, the reason that they're having her get so beaten up is that this is a reboot chronicling her first adventure. Hence, lack of experience translates to THE WILDERNESS AND EVERYTHING IN IT WILL FUCK YOU UP BITCH.
If this was a video game about Indiana Jones's first adventure, do you think it would be designed to inspire feelings of "this guy needs my protection"?  Fuck no.  He'd be a daring hero who's just not all that great at daring heroics yet.  Assuming they weakened him even that much.

But Lara Croft has a vagina, so that's different!  Girls have to justify being badass by having some defining experience that hardened them and made them not a fifties television housewife.  Preferably that defining experience should involve sexual assault because that's always fun.

June 13, 2012, 11:27:31 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 11:27:31 AM »
It's pretty ironic that the Tomb Raider brand has become nothing but a relic.

June 13, 2012, 02:33:36 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 02:33:36 PM »
This is what I've learned from reading this thread:

Social justice/feminist crusades against video games= gay and stupid waste of time

Crusades against the use and overuse of certain phrases on the Internet= very important and serious work

June 14, 2012, 02:00:50 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 02:00:50 AM »
i want to protect you

June 14, 2012, 08:05:36 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 08:05:36 PM »
Seriously though, Lara Croft was already a pretty strong female character, and didn't need to overcome the adversity of someone trying to stick his dick into her in order to be badass.

June 14, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 08:47:36 PM »
She's not doing that. She's overcoming the adversity of the wilderness trying to stick its multiple vagina-dicks into her.

June 15, 2012, 12:34:16 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 12:34:16 PM »
She's overcoming the adversity of the wilderness trying to stick its multiple vagina-dicks into her.

Is this sentence supposed to make any sense?

June 16, 2012, 06:54:03 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 06:54:03 PM »
Why should you care?

June 17, 2012, 02:53:14 PM
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
I think the ideas they have are sound in concept but when the developers talk about why they're doing them and what emotions they want to evoke it sounds really creepy and weird

If they hadn't said anything I probably would've thought it was more interesting

June 17, 2012, 06:35:56 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2012, 06:35:56 PM »
After watching the trailer, I am left wondering why the fuck nature is so bent on beating the ever-loving fuck out of her.  It seemed a bit overkill.  Her redesign is ok, but holy FUCK did someone enjoy the whole malicious ass whipping thing way too much.

June 18, 2012, 03:28:03 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2012, 03:28:03 AM »
remember, girls don't come of age until they get raped

make sure to go out and rape as many girls as you can to teach them what the real world is like!!!!!!!

June 18, 2012, 04:40:05 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2012, 04:40:05 AM »
Already doin' that duty.

December 11, 2012, 06:11:03 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 06:11:03 PM »
This actually makes me feel sorry I wrote a rape scene in a book I'm working on, even though it is only to show the depravity of the villain and not the weaknesses of the lead.

If I want to protect someone, she isn't a badass.... A shame, I was looking forward to playing this, looks like I'll give it a miss. We aren't going to get strong female protagonists until people get over the idea that "rape is something that happens to women", and we retire the idea of Women In Refrigerators while we're at it.
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December 11, 2012, 06:39:38 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2012, 06:39:38 PM »
I've never found Lara Croft or the Tomb Raider series in any way fun or interesting, but at the same time, I do think it is kind of ridiculous that there has to be a rape scene involved. Can't be a tough woman unless you were raped or almost raped. Can't just be a tough woman, gotta go through some sort of problem. Never is it just in your personality normally.


December 11, 2012, 07:34:00 PM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2012, 07:34:00 PM »
In the novel I was talking about, that's exactly what happened, before she was raped she was tough, after she was raped she's tough, but now has killed someone. (It had more to do with being murdered than raped... the guy in my book figured "Hey, while I'm killing you")
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December 12, 2012, 12:57:14 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 12:57:14 AM »
I'm a tough woman because I have a vivid imagination and I pictured what it would be like to be raped and now I'm not gonna let no man have his way with me

December 12, 2012, 01:00:25 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 01:00:25 AM »
Oh fuck, Squish just became the most powerful woman of all time, hit the deck, she's going to go crazy-go-nuts!
[spoiler] Until a man needs to save her in the third act [/spoiler]
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December 12, 2012, 01:02:24 AM
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Re: Tomb Raider
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 01:02:24 AM »
Like a man would bother with me