In my capacity as a person who knows some actual female gamers, I did manage to pick up on this:
— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) June 10, 2013
Now I’m not a big fan of the “We Must Have Our Own Role Models!” shtick; but this woman got totally dumped on in the crudest and crassest manner possible, and I’m not a fan of that sort of thing at all.
Lara Croft was not available for comment.
Disclosure: I have purchased and played — and won at — exactly one game with a female protagonist. This, of course, was long before my plunge into the ponyverse.