Game Informer threatens RPS with legal action over Tomb Raider images

Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Game Informer has issued a legal threat to Rock, Paper, Shotgun after the UK blog re-published images of Square’s Tomb Raider reboot that formed part of a GI cover exclusive.

Game Informer’s executive editor, Andrew Reiner first said “we’ll seek legal action” to an RPS reader on Twitter in response to the posting of the images, and then emailed the site with a further threat.

RPS removed the images later in the day.

In the original RPS story, the author wrote that “only Game Informer has them. I’ve chopped off the logos from four of them and made them RPS size because THAT WILL SHOW THEM.”

Once the images had been removed, the site wrote:

“The cropped Tomb Raider images illustrating this article – which was essentially a long-winded link to Game Informer’s site – have been removed. This is because Game Informer’s executive editor, Andrew Reiner – after threatening our readers on Twitter – sent us a legal threat of our very own.”

The published images rounded off Game Informer’s month of Tomb Raider.

Game Informer, the seventh most circulated magazine in America, has a readership of over 4.3 million.

We’ve asked Reiner for comment.