lara croft 7.0

Seven times Lara Croft in flesh and bone

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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