Computergame-heroine-turned-pop-culture-icon Lara Croft has a new likeness: ↑Karima Adebibe. Read the whole story at ↑Evolution Of Lara Croft. Just for the fun of it I raided the web’s tombs and compiled the pics of all seven Lara-models. See pic above, from left to right and in chronological order: ↑Lucy Clarkson, ↑Rhona Mitra, ↑Nell McAndrew, ↑Vanessa Demouy, ↑Lara Weller, ↑Angelina Jolie, and ↑Karima Adebibe. Hint to the male audience: click the links if you’d like to have some sleepless nights—but do not forget to turn Google’s “safe search” off beforehand. Ah, hell yes, ↑2R, ya know, liek ↵sex’n’stuff sells, rite? But this is research, as it clearly exposes how contemporary game icons are designed. For an emic discussion of this design-strategy read chapter 5 “And on the opposite side of the nipple coin…” of the brilliant ↑A Gamer’s Manifesto.
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