Tomb Raider Glitch Makes Lara Croft Look Practically Topless [NSFW]

Well, this is unfortunate: a glitch discovered by a Canadian player makes it look like Lara Croft's tank top has gone all see-through. The glitch was sent in by a person who goes by Recostar from S3DGamerZone.

Here's his account of how the bug came to light while he was playing the game in 3D on his PC:

It was right after we died from an explosion; we kept getting strange glitches. We had been to close to a gas exhaust and shot a flame arrow beside it causing Lara to die. When we came back into the game, water, shadows and lighting looked very odd. So we kept selecting re-load last check point hoping to solve this issue. For the most part everything looked ok after several re-loads, until we went to break a valve and I noticed her tank top looked funny in the light.

When I looked closer, I could see what appeared to be 2 nipples. We zoomed in to make sure that's what they are (purely scientific lol). My only possible conclusion is that when they made Lara's damaged explosion mesh, behind her tank top they jokingly put these 2 t marks were her nipples would be on purpose. They probably never thought that a glitch would remove the tank top overlay exposing this. Also, I noticed in the video right where Lara's nipples are you can clearly see 2 huge and out of placed square pixels.

It should be noted that Kotaku hasn't been able to reproduce this glitch.

Older players amongst you will remember the nigh-indestructible rumour of a "nude code" for the original Tomb Raider. This isn't quite that. It's a long-odds software hiccup that makes the newly-redesigned look a lot less modest than her predecessor. After years of more attention being paid to Lara's breasts than to gameplay or character development, the new Tomb Raider succeeds because the game isn't all about Ms. Croft's endowment. This instance of unplanned exposures isn't quite as bad as the fully naked Heavy Rain glitch from three years ago. But still: Shame on you, explosion glitch, for trying to mess up Lara's evolution away from being a sex symbol.


Comments

    The fuck is wrong with gamers nowadays? Back in the day videogames used to be about action, adventure, shooting bad guys. But now we're spending ages trying to position a camera just right so we can perv on a video game character?

    What the hell happened to the gaming industry?!?

      My Smash Bros Melee panty shot collection suggests otherwise.
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      Dat Captain Falcon crotch...

      when the hell did you arrive in to the gaming world? People have always been doin this since the 3d games came (lol) about.

      Clearly you have never played Metroid.

      You seem to be remembering a different past from the rest of us.

    damn. I found it was practically impossible to die there unless you were an idiot and was shooting a flame arrow from inside the gas. missing overlay is just a bug, but maybe the volunteer QA testers chose not to mention that during QA.lol

    lol, it's just the uv mapping screwing up. Not particularly scandalous.

    After years of more attention being paid to Lara’s breasts than to gameplay or character development, the new Tomb Raider succeeds because the game isn’t all about Ms. Croft’s endowment.
    I think this is actually ironic. Isn't that great?

    Not scandalous to me. Looks like it is just using a brick or rock texture for her torso instead of the regular texture.

    her jugs are still excess for someone as athletic as her, but I digress- I want to suspend my disbelief when I play my games

    She hasn't evolved away from being a sex symbol completely. Lara has just become more believable and evolved into the 'girl next door' instead of ridiculously bodacious.

    Look at tit this way, without the nipples being there (even if hidden) here boobs would be pointless

    *giggity*

    Last edited 24/03/13 3:35 pm

    Good old Kotaku US. Complaints about sexism in games one day, three shots at different angles of Lara's "exposed" breasts the next.

    Last edited 24/03/13 7:29 am

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