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Submitted by iamironman 1096d ago | news

Videogames are on the cusp of something “really exciting”, says Tomb Raider dev

IncGamers: Videogames have long struggled with serious themes. Whenever sex, homosexuality, drug dependence and the like are depicted in a legitimately (i.e. adult) way, the reaction from the mainstream media – and even sections of the dedicated videogame press – has been less than friendly.

It seems there are large swathes of the population that continue believe that games should be just that, games. They shouldn’t be a medium in which themes, idea and issues are depicted and explored.

In a recent interview with Tomb Raider global brand manager Karl Stewart, I asked him about that problem and if it is more difficult for games to approach delicate subject matter. Of course, Tomb Raider itself knows all about a backlash… as evidenced by the ridiculous and childish response many had to “attempted rape” comments. (Industry, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

chrisyoung0422  +   1096d ago
I cannot wait to play Tomb Raider!
-MD-  +   1096d ago
I love that someone disagreed with you, who clicks on an article about a game they have no interest in just to disagree with people that do?
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1096d ago
Then what is the point of the disagree button?

Kind doubt this will be fresh & I expect it to follow most 3rd person shooters. I have been through this before..

Story might be good though.
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coolbeans  +   1096d ago
It's interesting to see the new direction they're taking with such a long-standing character as Lara Croft. I hope it turns out well.

@Writer (if he sees this):

I spotted two mistakes in what's quoted above.
isarai  +   1095d ago
You mean dumbed down games for the casual audience leaving hardcore gamers bored to tears with nothing that excites them anymore, yeah real exciting. When i heard the new tomb raider won't even have puzzles i knew it was time to finally give up on a good tomb raider.
NeoTribe  +   1095d ago
I wouldn't jump the gun yet. Tomb raider has sucked pretty much since the first one on ps1. This tomb raider looks dark and serious. They took a couple ideas from uncharted also and made it more scripted and cinimatic to appear like a good action flick it seems. I didn't care at all about a tomb raider until I seen the video for this new one. Really reminds me of a dark and serious uncharted.

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