If, like me, you were blessed to live your teenage years throughout the 90s, you’ll more than likely have spent a lot of time playing videogames. And if anything you’re like my younger brother – *cough cough* – you’ll have spent a lot of this time trying to make that cheat on Tomb Raider work.
You know what I’m talking about. Oi, don’t look over there. Look over here. Stop shuffling awkwardly. You know what I mean, don’t you?
If you have no clue what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. Basically, playgrounds across the world were heaving with rumours that there was a way to make the game’s protagonist, Lara Croft, take her clothes off. It became the ultimate tall-tale for the one friend in your social circle who was always lying to make himself look good. After all, we all have one.
“I did it last night,” he’d say.
“Did what?” you’d ask.
“Made Lara Croft take her top off,” he’d fib.
Then you’d question him to try and catch him out, which almost always worked.
“Uhh… no… I… err… why do you always think I’m lying?”
“Last week you told us your dad was originally lined-up to play Indiana Jones until he was injured wrestling a grizzly bear which had some how made it into your back garden. In Devon.”
All part of growing up I guess.
Fast forward 15 years and it seems not a lot’s changed on the topless videogame scene after a woman created her avatar and was surprised to see her tee up wearing just a pair of hotpants.
Jo Eley and partner Nathan Oliver, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, told The Sun she “spent ages” creating a character using the latest face-mapping technology. But the 26-year-old wasn’t expecting to see her virtual self walk into shot with next to nothing on.
Miss Eley took it as a joke, believing developers Electronic Arts were having a cheeky dig at Woods’ sex scandals which lead to his divorce. “We couldn’t stop laughing,” she said. “But now I can’t get rid of it.
“It could have been worse, I suppose. She looks quite good and has bigger boobs than me.”
EA has denied having anything to do with it and insisted they were in no way responsible.
“We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game,” said a spokesman. “The player model has clearly been modified as a result of hacking.”
I’m not sure just how much input Tiger Woods has into his videogame franchise, but this story suggests it might just be a little more than we think…
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