'Nude Raider' Crackdown (1999)
Core Design takes legal actions against fan sites posting naked pics of Lara Croft.
by IGN Staff - March 22, 1999
Gamers love Lara Croft. Some seem to love her just a little bit too much.
A small number of web sites run by fans of the Tomb Raider game series and its heroine Lara Croft post fan-made art that they call 'Nude Raiders', which show the lovely heroine with her clothes off. Some of the images are even more risky, showing her bound, cuffed or in other pornographic poses.
Core Design, the original makers of the game, have had enough of this kind of thing. According to a news report from the BBC, the developers have begun taking legal action against these fan sites. The article reports that Core doesn't want innocent fans doing web searches for "Lara Croft" or "Tomb Raider" to inadvertently find this pornographic content.
They also don't want Lara Croft to be associated with this kind of material online, particularly considering many of her fans are under 18, the article said.
Core's actions have already begun to have effect. One formerly popular Nude Raider site, nuderaider.com, has shut its doors, replacing its front page with a simple message that says, "Farewell".
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