When hacks are short of ideas, they can often resort to “padding out” a story with mundane facts or ideas to fill in the gaps left by a lack of imagination or a dearth of information.
That’s all well and good, but what is software giant Eidos’ excuse for the latest modification to cyberbabe Lara Croft? – the star of the massively successful Tomb 4Raider series has been “boosted” with, ahem, a much bigger chest.
So is this just another marketing ploy to attract goggled-eyed techie saddoes?
According to Eidos, Lara’s chest change is simply to make her appear more athletic.
But this modernised graphic for an ageing game series certainly brings a new meaning to the term “padding”.