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LARA CROFT TAPS CENTENNIAL ACCOLADE
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[ December 18th 2006 ]

At the turn of the 20th century, some twelve years before the launch of RMS Titanic, a crack team of gamers were nestled away on a cobbled oil-lit backstreet playing with video-game heroine Lara Croft in Tomb Raider II, about the same time Ernest Hemingway was busy scribing Old Man And The Sea.

A hilarious faux par on the 1up.com web site informs readers that Tomb Raider II was released on 1 January, 1900, the same year Montreal Shamrocks won the Stanley Cup, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of National Woman Suffrage Association and Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams.

In actual fact, Lara Croft made her inaugural appearance on the Sony Playstation in 1066, a few weeks before Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold II and his English army in a clash more commonly referred to as the Battle Of Hastings.

Thanks for 'scion05' from Tomb Raider Forums for the pointer, and visit 1up.com anyway for being a fabulous wealth of information on the video-game industry and more than worthy of a read, typo or not.

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