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Lara Croft Gets Her Own Road

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Posted February 26, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Lara Croft going from Eidos to Square Enix in May 2009

In spite of being an older woman, long past her fictional prime, Tomb Raider protagonist Lara Croft is having a road named after her in England.

The new road is in Derby, and Croft's name was chosen by popular vote. Twenty-seven thousand residents weighed in on the naming, and nearly 90 percent chose Croft.

Why would so many people want their road named after a fictional character from video games? Because Lara Croft was created by Core Designs, a company located in the city of Derby.

Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation, told The BBC: "The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore... She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city."

Personally, I want to rename my street Nico Bellic Way.

Source: BBC

Tags: Girls, Videogames
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