Submitted by dogoodmatters 1128d ago | article

Tomb Raider devs: 'Rape' is not in our vocabulary

Destructoid says, "The Tomb Raider "R-word" controversy just won't quit, especially with Kotaku poking at it with a big stick. The outlet recently spoke to Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart, attempting to push him further on the whole issue of potential rape attempts in the game. Stewart's response essentially amount to, 'What's rape?'" (Crystal Dynamics, Karl Stewart, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

LOGICWINS  +   1128d ago
Sooo...what do you call it when a person is an unwillingly participant in a sexual act? Screwing without permission?
Tired  +   1128d ago
Don't be so stupid.

Rape is not in MY vocabulary either. It's just 'SURPRISE SEX!'

I believe you have to shout/scream SURPRISE! at the point of no return or it doesn't count.
Getowned  +   1128d ago
Can't rape the willing :)

just call me Bubba
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da_2pacalypse  +   1128d ago
lol you guys are hilarious!

But seriously, I just wish this topic would die down -_-

The new tomb raider is a huge step up from the porno's they used to be, why are we complaining about this?
Army_of_Darkness  +   1128d ago
If I was on a deserted island with Lara croft...
dboyc310  +   1128d ago
does she even get rape? I mean i just saw that she was touched inappropriately leading to her defending herself but no sexual attack was presented at all. This topic is way out of grasp.
chukamachine  +   1128d ago
Making something out of nothing.

Kotaku is worse then IGN.

STFU already.
LOGICWINS  +   1128d ago
I agree, these people are pretty dense. Bad guys don't do nice things. Bad guys + vulnerable attractive heroine = ??????

I'll give you a hint, its not a dinner at Red Lobster and a box of chocolates.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1128d ago
I seriously don't understand the fuss cause rape is in movies and other form of entertainment.
BuffMordecai  +   1127d ago
Cause every game journalist has a huge mangina.
Y_5150  +   1128d ago
It's just a major case of sexual harassment.
dark-hollow  +   1128d ago
Of a fictional video game character....
Gawker sites are the lowest of the low.
Canthar  +   1128d ago
It takes something pretty major to happen in some ones life to instigate the type of change Lara would be going through to become the one we know. Let it be what it is, I know a few women who have looked at it and the fact that Lara fights they viewed as empowering in its own right.
user5467007  +   1128d ago
"to become the one we know"

The thing is though this isn't our Lara...it's a reboot telling an "origin" story of a total differen't Lara.

That Lara in Tomb Raider 1-3 which we came to love become the person she was at the age of 21 after her plane crashed in the heart of the Himalayas on her way back from a skiing trip, she managed to survive for 2 weeks before finding a village to get help. Thats what changed her.

This Lara though is totaly differen't
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Canthar  +   1127d ago
In the beginning she is. This is suppose to be about her transformation. These traumatic events lead to that.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1128d ago
Kotaku making something out of nothing, Kotaku started this whole entire thing with the whole "Rape" aspect. Its funny, when everyone saw that scene, I don't think anybody saw it being OMG rape rape for say. But her being in a terrible situation that you'll be encountering in the game. But Kotaku will do anything for hits.
vikingland1  +   1128d ago
Plus she Knees the bad guy in the balls ouch! So he got what he deserved.
level 360  +   1128d ago
It is an "attempt to".. and not the actual "act" of rape itself which is the fact.

As the interview says - nothing sexual occurred.
leogets  +   1128d ago
intirely off this topic here.the word rape in video games is way overused. the word disgusts me when someone says "ahhh i got killed pritty bad,i got raped" shouldnt be used in todays society in such a way.its not really a word that should be desensatised at all.its a seroius act when rape is perfomed.

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