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Ian Livingstone resigns as 'life president' of Square Enix

Square Enix "life president" Ian Livingstone has abandoned his post, citing a desire to "focus more time on the important projects he is working on outside of Square Enix." Square Enix acquired Eidos in 2009 and promoted Livingstone to "life president." At the time the new title seemed...

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Fighting Fantasy Blood of the Zombies now on iOS and Android

Now that developer Big Blue Bubble's iOS Fighting Fantasy games are no more, it's time for developer Tin Man Games to take charge of the choose-your-own-adventure series. The studio's first Fighting Fantasy project, Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies, is now available on iOS and Android. Blood...

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UK gov't recognizes computer science education is important

Eidos "life president" Ian Livingstone's Livingstone-Hope Skills Review has been positively received by the UK government. The paper recommends that the UK's Information and Communications Technology national curriculum be replaced by computer science. "The Government looks forward to working...

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Eidos 'life president' Ian Livingstone to be named 'development legend'

Can you imagine? Your name is attached to legendary franchises like Tomb Raider and Hitman; the people sing your praises in the streets. Every day, a small peasant child brings a jug of fresh goat's milk to your door. You're Ian Livingstone, Eidos "life president." And now you're getting an...

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Eidos 'life president' Ian Livingstone to keynote NLGD's Festival of Games in June

Now that we've lost both Gygax and Arneson, we have to learn as much as we can from the still-living legends of gaming. One of these is Ian Livingstone -- he co-founded the great Games Workshop back in the day with John Peake and Steve Jackson. Currently, he's serving as the "life president" of...

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Eidos Life President Livingstone speaks out against mainstream media's game coverage

During the Westminster eForum this week, Eidos head (and Life President) Ian Livingstone had some less than favorable things to say about the mainstream media's coverage of the gaming industry. "People just couldn't accept that games are a great learning tool," Livingstone told the crowd of...

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Rocksteady 'not involved' in the development of Hitman 5

Despite the recently discovered resume indicating that Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady Studios may be working on a game titled Hitman5 (yes, without a space), Eidos "Life President" Ian Livingstone flat out denies the possibility. Talking to Prey's World Gaming Magazine, Livingstone...

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Big Blue Bubble developing Warlock of Firetop Mountain for DS

Canadian developer Big Blue Bubble is working on an action RPG for the DS named "The Warlock of Firetop Mountain." Sound familiar? Some of you may recognize it as the first book in Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy book series -- portable gaming for the pre-Gameboy crowd. This...

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Livingstone: Kane & Lynch 2 aimed for Sept., more Hitman, Tomb Raider en route

In Mumbai for the Golden Cursor Animation Awards, recently appointed Eidos "life president" Ian Livingstone sat down with the folks at GamingIndians and spilled a full bag of beans. Unsurprisingly, he says the Square Enix acquisition was "a great deal in many ways" and that the various Eidos...

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Livingstone becomes 'life president' of Eidos

Longtime Eidos executive Ian Livingstone has been promoted to life president of ... wait, he's the what? Livingstone now holds the title of "life president," following Square Enix's takeover of the troubled British publisher. The executive will continue working in the creative process and "act as...

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