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midroth

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Friday, July 23rd 2004, 9:18pm

Lara for sale!?!

6/22/2004


THE EXPLOITS of Lara Croft in her Tomb Raider adventures have not been enough to save the computer games publisher Eidos, which has put itself up for sale. After its shares slipped further yesterday, the company has a market value of pounds 156m.

It has struggled in the computer games market, which is increasingly competitive. Rivals likely to show an interest in Eidos include Sony, Microsoft, Activision and Electronic Arts.

Eidos said it had begun a review of its "strategic alternatives" and would be delaying the publication of ShellShock: Nam 67, its latest video game, until September. "The expected contribution from this rescheduled title will fall into the financial year ending on 30 June 2005 and consequently the company now expects to report a break-even-to-small loss for the financial year to 30 June 2004," it said.

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Friday, July 23rd 2004, 10:51pm

what does that mean that all f eidos' games are being sold including Lara? OMG

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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 9:25am

That's dumb... =/ But are they really going to sale Lara? Well, I really don't thing that they are going to sale Lara, she belongs to Crystal, too not only to Eidos!

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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 1:02pm

Yeah so we may have some hope

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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 1:07pm

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what does that mean that all f eidos' games are being sold including Lara? OMG


It means that Eidos itself might be sold, not the single games.

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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 1:41pm

well i dont care who makes the TR games just as long as they bring out TR7 on time and wiv no bugs!!!
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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 2:14pm

i wonder who is going to buy Eidos.
i don't think there will be any because of there lost on money on Tomb raider AOD they make much money on AOD as the other games

that's what i think. :???:
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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 3:02pm

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That's dumb... =/ But are they really going to sale Lara? Well, I really don't thing that they are going to sale Lara, she belongs to Crystal, too not only to Eidos!

She don't belongs to Crystal, Crystal just got the job to make the 7. Eidos owns her and can sale her.
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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 4:24pm

Yeah I know midroth but they also can decide what eidos is going to do with Lara!
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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 8:53pm

o.k so crystal will only make number 7 and what they'll leave the game series there?? i hope not. i just want the 7th game to come out to find out what happens to kurtis and then they have to bring the old lara back. the new is boring. shes all depressed and mopes about on the run.
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Saturday, July 24th 2004, 9:07pm

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Yeah I know midroth but they also can decide what eidos is going to do with Lara!
BTW thx Angelbabe^^

Sorry, not really. The boss is Eidos (depended by the share holders).
CD just can make suggetions and fulfill the Eidos order.
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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 9:42am

Just like Core was made to do? I actually think Edios is making a big cock up of this. They may sell themselves and then hand over the "decision making" to Crystal Dynamics for TR7. God GET ORGANISED EIDOS!!

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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 10:53am

Thx Angelbabe you, too! =)
Well, or it's just a joke and Eidos only want people to discuss about it...=/

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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 11:12am

Admitting that you might have to find a buyer for the company is a very bad joke, I don't think so.

I don't understand why you are so worried. As far as I see it didn't happen so far and if it does, well Eidos cannot change it. They should have been more careful before releasing all the crappy/buggy games.

No buyer would dump the next game before it's out, if it's already as far as TR7 probably is, so relax.

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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 11:17am

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They should have been more careful before releasing all the crappy/buggy games.

ok your right there TRG. but then they were rushing TR6 wer'nt they? i ust dont understand why they had to rush it in the end

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No buyer would dump the next game before it's out

they might do if they dont like the look of the game.

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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 7:13pm

They were finishing the game when the release date came. It was delayed for a week or two, but in the end was released before testing was finished and so there was no time to remove glitches and bugs.
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Sunday, July 25th 2004, 9:04pm

but why did they take so long in the first place? thye would have designed, made and tested the game in about a year. that is the average time for a game to be made. but TR6 took: 2years so what was with the year delay of starting the making of the game?

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Monday, July 26th 2004, 11:58am

Quoted from ""angelbabe""

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i ust dont understand why they had to rush it in the end (quote="angelbabe"]

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i thinkk it was because people couldn't wait anymore. and Eidos was maybe pressing core to hurry up or it could be any thing
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Monday, July 26th 2004, 12:37pm

I really wish they hadn't rushed :cry:

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Monday, July 26th 2004, 12:45pm

thats why i put up the poll to ask weather it would be worth the wait. and i really hope it is cause ill be crying if i waited all that time and it was the most crappiest game in the world -----> :cry: see ill be crying