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Carmageddon site registered to Square Enix updated with countdown

If you're compiling a mental list of franchises which will be summoned from their respective graves at E3 2011, it might be a safe bet to tack Stainless Games' Carmageddon onto the list. The website Carmageddon.com -- a domain registered to Square Enix Europe, owner of the original game's...

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VC Tuesday: Shooting cars and Shootanto

It's an extremely low-key week on the Japanese Virtual Console, with only two obscure-ish 8-bit titles available for download. Ninja-kun, the precursor to Ninja Jajamaru-kun, is kind of unique, in that it's a vertically-oriented action platformer. But a vertically-oriented action platformer without...

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MCV: Square Enix considering Eidos acquisition; Warner's still in it

Honestly, we're starting to lose track. In what we can only imagine is routine for its flagship heroine, Lady Croft, Eidos (née SCi) is being courted by a gaggle of interested suitors, ranging from the longtime admirer Warner Bros. Interactive, to recent newcomers EA and Ubisoft, and now...

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SCi: Just call me 'Eidos'

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet ... but what about a struggling video game publisher? SCi has officially taken the name of its subsidiary, Eidos, finalizing a change that was announced in September. True to Juliet's musings, though, it isn't one...

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Rumor: SCi eyed for takeover by EA and Ubisoft

In the latest round of buyout gossip surrounding the company, UK newspaper The Daily Mail reports that SCi – which owns Eidos – is in talks with EA and Ubisoft over a potential takeover, citing a "source familiar with the matter." Both companies are said to have approached SCi to...

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SCi invites Warner Bros to buy more stock

SCi is getting used to being on a dinner plate, so much so that the financially despondent publisher has invited Warner Bros. to the table for seconds. In the wake of the home entertainment giant's £60 million investment earlier this year, the Eidos parent put a freeze on Warner Bros'...

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Rumor: Warner Bros. looking to acquire SCi/Eidos

Speculation is mounting that Warner Bros. is getting ready to buy UK publisher SCi (soon to be Eidos PLC). According to "sources" speaking to GI.biz, Warner Bros. has been looking for another tasty company to gobble up since taking over Traveller's Tales last year. The departure of two...

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Non-executive director quits SCi board

SCi (soon to be Eidos PLC) announced that Aaron Brown has stepped down as non-executive director of the company, just about four months after joining. Brown worked for investor Robert Tchenguiz and no reason was given for the resignation, nor does the company have any plans to replace him. We...

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EA to mobile-ize Eidos franchises

EA announced today that it will create mobile versions of financially beleaguered Eidos Interactive's franchises. EA now holds the licenses to "all existing mobile channels and devices" for Tomb Raider Underworld, Just Cause 2, California Games X and Minesweeper. EA has the option of doing mobile...

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SCi Entertainment loses $177 million in Fiscal '08, changes name

We knew SCi Entertainment, parent company of Eidos, had financial issues, but we didn't realize those "issues" totaled a $177 million loss for the company in its fiscal year, ending June 30. The company has been in the midst of a major restructuring ever since it received a bailout investment of...

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