Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Findlay G

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Title: Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Findlay G
Interviewer: Kelly M
Interviewee: Findlay G
Date(s): July 15, 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Tomb Raider
External Links: In the Spotlight: Findlay G – The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, Archived version
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Archaeology of Tomb Raider: In the Spotlight: Findlay G was conducted in 2014.

Some Excerpts

When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series?

I learned about the series when I was probably 7 or 8, when my brother had TR1 for PS1. If I can remember correctly, he had played the first couple of levels or so before I got my hands on the game, but I was in no position to jump in at the deep end so I pottered about in the training level for a bit, then started the game from scratch.

Were you interested in archaeology before discovering Tomb Raider? Have the Tomb Raider games and films inspired you to learn more about ancient history?

Yes, I was interested in it. As I said before, they give me an insight into various topics that are useful and this is helpful because I have been part of an archaeology club since I was 8. By coincidence, I have known about certain subjects because of the games. For example, we had a meeting on Norse mythology, which I only knew about through playing Underworld, and knew the fact that Mjölnir was the name of Thor’s hammer.

What are your thoughts on Lara’s image? Is she simply the product of a sexist gaming industry or can she be seen as a positive role model?

I think she can be seen as a positive role model. To me, she encourages self-sufficiency and determination.