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Street Officially Named After Lara Croft

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Lara Croft Way is now a real official street name in the UK.

Last year we reported that Derby, a city in the UK, is considering naming one of its streets Lara Croft Way through a vote.

More than 27,000 people took part in the vote to name the new £36.2m Derby road. Lara Croft Way captured 89 percent of the votes, which was up against names after footballer Steve Bloomer, the astronomer John Flamsteed and the engineer George Sorocold, according to the BBC.

The connection between Derby and Lara Croft lies in now defunct game development studio Core Design, which created the Tomb Raider series.

"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," said Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation. "She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city."

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    zak_mckraken , March 1, 2010 2:50 PM
    It's not safe to say that Lara Croft is slippery when wet.
  • 12 Hide
    carlhenry , March 1, 2010 3:04 PM
    zak_mckrakenIt's not safe to say that Lara Croft is slippery when wet.


    but it's cool to say Lara Croft is slippery AND wet
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    padlius , March 1, 2010 1:58 PM
    SADDDD
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    victomofreality , March 1, 2010 2:38 PM
    well atleast we know they won't be running out of names for roads anytime soon with all the video game characters.

    I personally want to live on Master Chief Blvd.
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    TurinX , March 1, 2010 2:40 PM
    GREAT!!!!!!!!

    Now we need Miranda Lawson Close and Chun-Li Avenue.
  • 7 Hide
    Honis , March 1, 2010 2:44 PM
    I'm looking forward to Megaman Street.
  • 13 Hide
    zak_mckraken , March 1, 2010 2:50 PM
    It's not safe to say that Lara Croft is slippery when wet.
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    carlhenry , March 1, 2010 2:59 PM
    get me to Left 4 Dead street please?
  • 12 Hide
    carlhenry , March 1, 2010 3:04 PM
    zak_mckrakenIt's not safe to say that Lara Croft is slippery when wet.


    but it's cool to say Lara Croft is slippery AND wet
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    Grims , March 1, 2010 3:15 PM
    Heh, I feel sorry for the other contestants...you know you fail when you are bested by a fictional character.
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    warmon6 , March 1, 2010 3:25 PM
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    victomofrealitywell atleast we know they won't be running out of names for roads anytime soon with all the video game characters.I personally want to live on Master Chief Blvd.


    :lol: 
  • 0 Hide
    warezme , March 1, 2010 4:16 PM
    Croft Manner Drive would have been more becoming
  • 1 Hide
    redplanet_returns , March 1, 2010 4:39 PM
    this has got to be jack thompson's wet dream...
  • 0 Hide
    JohnnyLucky , March 1, 2010 5:38 PM

    :lol: 
  • 8 Hide
    cookoy , March 1, 2010 7:54 PM
    Drive carefully and watch out for those huge speed bumps!
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    nukemaster , March 1, 2010 9:30 PM
    cookoyDrive carefully and watch out for those huge speed bumps!

    Post of the day!
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    Anonymous , March 1, 2010 10:24 PM
    A pile of polygons over a footballer, an astronaut and an engineer? Why? Maybe I'm just crazy...
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    pwnzerage , March 2, 2010 4:08 AM
    Alyx Vance street anyone???
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    siman , March 2, 2010 11:58 AM
    lolz how about topeka, ks just changed its name to google, ks.... rofl
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    miribus , March 2, 2010 5:12 PM
    Why not Mario Avenue complete with red bricks, and green sewer grates that lead to secret tunnels with gold coins?
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    virtualban , March 3, 2010 12:22 PM
    would like to see the street from google maps, google street wiew and google earth with all 3d shapes in...,
    nice first step though.
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