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Submitted by edsmith1990 1230d ago | opinion piece

Eurogamer 2012: Best in Show - Tomb Raider Defies Rape Scene Scandal

Tomb Raider is back and better than ever at Eurogamer (Crystal Dynamics, Eurogamer Expo 2012, Lara Croft, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

vitz3  +   1230d ago | Well said
What rape scene? This is bullshit. There was never a rape scene. A guy pins Lara against something and slides his hand down the side of her body ever so slightly before she cans him.

This is a stupid fantasy made up by idiot journalists (I use this term very loosely here) and editors to spark a controversy founded on absolutely nothing just for hits.

I really, REALLY hate the media this generation. Moral-less asstards with no integrity. It's the cancer killing this industry.
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GreenRanger  +   1229d ago
I'm just going to agree with you and leave.
I have not raped you.
I say again: I HAVE NOT RAPED YOU!
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edsmith1990  +   1229d ago
You think that running your hands over a tied-up, non consenting woman is not a big deal and you call journalists immoral? It isn't rape in a penetrative sense but I'd still call it sexual assault, serious sexual assault. The implication that he intends to rape Lara is there, clearly; like most people, other writers included, I'd consider that rape.
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aLucidMind  +   1228d ago
He didn't say fondling non-consenting women was moral, you're putting words in his mouth.

You would consider that rape when it is, in fact, not. Sexual assault is not automatically rape; merely having the intent does not make it rape, nor does having attempted. What he did was sexual assault, but on a level lesser than molestation (as he did not touch her breasts or genitals).
rezzah  +   1229d ago
*Sees an apple roll across the floor*

"HOLY **** IT'S A BANANA!"

O.o
DivineAssault  +   1229d ago
I dont think a game would have a rape scene in it out here.. Thats pretty intense & will get shut down before it makes it to shelves.. Anyway i know its no rape scene, cuz if it were, it wouldnt be released w/o an AO rating or released at all
bunfighterii  +   1229d ago
Rapelay says hi. Just sayin....

lol
DivineAssault  +   1229d ago
whats that? i never heard of it.. A game released in the US? wow i didnt know that
IQUITN4G   1229d ago | Bad language | show
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1229d ago
There's a rape scene in the new tomb raider? Sorry I don't keep track of this game.
rezzah  +   1229d ago
If you consider a man putting his hand on a young woman's ass rape then yea.

It does not mean that the man wouldn't have done so if Lara didn't knee him in the balls, and I think shoot him in the face.

If the situation went in his favor im sure he would have raped her. BUT this did not happen.
edsmith1990  +   1229d ago
Author here. Considering the stories that came out after the trailer first broke, I and everyone else uses 'rape' as a shorthand, so people know what's being referred to. Personally, I'd still consider what happens to Lara rape, or sexual assault, and I think it shows a lack of respect and understanding to women to say 'what's the big deal? All he does is tie her up and grab her a bit.' as if that's just harmless fun.

Lara is strong enough to fight him off, but she's still been violated; we cant shrug that kind of scene off just because its easier on our conscence.
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edsmith1990  +   1228d ago
I'd consider attempted/implied rape cause enough to describe something as a rape scene.

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