10 Myths About Gaming Cheats

Nude Raider
Lara Croft’s buxom figure made many gamers hope the nudity cheat was real. © Jörg Carstensen/dpa/Corbis

The original "Tomb Raider," developed by Core Design and published in 1996 by Eidos for the Sega Saturn, was wildly popular. It and its many sequels ended up on a plethora of gaming systems. The game's hero was British archaeologist and adventurer Lara Croft, who was as famous for her iconic outfit, ponytail and buxom figure as for her serious sleuthing, acrobatic and fighting skills.

It's no wonder that so many players wanted to undress Lara. Rumors abounded involving various cheat codes or hidden areas of the game that would purportedly let you play the main character in the nude. Photos even surfaced of the in-game character in the buff that seemed to substantiate the claim. But they were hoaxes, and despite all the man-hours put into disrobing Ms. Croft, players of the unadulterated game had to settle for seeing her hunt for ancient treasures in her signature shorts and tank top.

However, industrious pixelated-nudity enthusiasts have since created mods for some versions of the game that replace the character skins and make Ms. Croft adventure sans clothing, so this is a myth that's been hacked into reality.