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Submitted by porgep 1328d ago | opinion piece

Sex sells, but women and videogames deserve better

PSU writes: "The narrative direction of Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider reboot has proven to be great kindle for a raging Internet fire. A young, vulnerable Lara Croft is faced with a world that wants to break her down by any means necessary, including sexual violence. Lara must fend off rape, and no matter how much back-pedaling Crystal Dynamics attempts, the way her captors reach for her backside is all the proof we need." (Industry, Tomb Raider)

DaThreats  +   1328d ago
This is getting way out of hand. I guess its ok for movies to do it but not games.
paybackprahl  +   1328d ago
It's worth reading the entire article. The author talks at length about the relationship between film and games, and acknowledges that there is a place for every type of game - including Lollipop Chainsaw and the orig. Tomb Raider.
paybackprahl  +   1328d ago
Also, ze author is me!
Kratoscar2008  +   1327d ago
There is place for this game too.

It makes me mad that there is a lot of people that want the games to be more hollywood esque media and when a game like this point towards that, it gets bashed.

you clearly state that this game doesnt have place in the gaming world so as Dathreats says Hipocrisy.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1328d ago
Your right, Sex does sell ;)
AusRogo  +   1328d ago
Get the fuck over it! This has gone way too long.
Kratoscar2008  +   1328d ago
I dont get the Fuss, Women get raped around the world and its showed in movies and books, how something that actually happens couldnt happened to Lara, those are villians not little teddie bears.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1328d ago
Yes, we've known sex sells for quite a bit now.
PixL  +   1328d ago
Since when is rape sex?
palaeomerus  +   1328d ago
More dumb whining that everyone does not kowtow to the same values where entertainment is concerned and worries that entertainment is dangerous if not carefully formulated by self appointed experts.

Screw that.
paybackprahl  +   1328d ago
I am the author of this article, and I can promise you that is not what my opinion piece claims AT ALL.

Did you read it?
Tachyon_Nova  +   1328d ago
So whats the deal? All women in video games must wear baggy trousers and tops so that we can't see the outline of their ass or tits? Also they should all have no sexuality at all and there should be no sexual content in games involving women. What a joke, piss off you muppets.
Hanuman  +   1328d ago
Lara was definately asking for it :D I'm kinda surprised it didn't happen sooner.
iMpuTeD  +   1328d ago
uh no they dont deserve better look out how the majority of them act lol.
abzdine  +   1328d ago
games and any other type of art should honorate women, not show them as a pure sexual object.

I personally buy games only for their quality and not for something else
Kratoscar2008  +   1328d ago
Then you will get this game because its quality is undeniable.
Ramas  +   1328d ago
women deserve better? feminist web already wraped all around the world and men under theyr feets, obeying like slaves.
kevnb  +   1327d ago
I think it's time to step back and see how men are depicted and what happens to them... So many games have us playing as steroid freaks.
gamer7804  +   1327d ago
Of all the games... tomb raider trying to make itself more realistic, and this is the thanks it gets. Maybe critics/internet should take on games that are actually offensive...
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Hicken  +   1327d ago
This is old. Not GETTING old, it IS old.

Let's be serious for a moment: the situation in question is happening in real life. This real-life Lara has been captured by unsavory, violent characters.

What are the chances that she WON'T get raped?

This game takes a realistic approach, including depicting or at least hinting at possible sexual violence, and people want to bash it as demeaning to women. I... don't get that. How does depicting the reality of such a dire situation somehow translate into sexist?

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