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Eidos, the computer games publisher best known for creating Lara Croft, said talks with a potential bidder were continuing on Thursday as it reported wider first-quarter losses amid difficult trading conditions. Eidos, which revealed 10 weeks ago that it was in discussions with an unamed suitor, said the outcome of the talks was too early to determine. It is understood that Eidos has held early stage negotiations with Infogrames Entertainment, the French software company, about a cash and shares offer, but it is not thought that any deal is imminent.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2000


It's official - Tomb Raider Chronicles will be released this November on PC, PlayStation and Dreamcast. Details are slowly emerging over the content of the game but what is known is that Tomb Raider Chronicles will feature four of Lara Croft’s previously untold exploits, each comprising a separate adventure offering brand new insights into her past. The game takes place only a few days after The Last Revelation, beginning at a memorial service for Lara - her body has not been found. The Game After the service three characters, Jean Yves, Winston and Irish priest, Father Dunstan, retire to the house. As they collect their thoughts, they reminisce about some of Lara’s past adventures, each of which is introduced via an FMV flashback sequence.

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2000


Actor Daniel Craig has spoken out about why he decided to sign for the highly anticipated - but as yet untested - computer game adaptation Tomb Raider, along with its two contractual sequels. Craig, who features in two British movies over the next month - Some Voices and Hotel Splendide, said: What do you do? Do you get a job offer like that and go 'Oh, I can't commit.' I'd hate to think I was nailing my colours to the mast with something that I didn't believe in. I have to do it because it is an experience. I've never done something on this scale before. It will be nice to think if I do this film, I will have more of a choice as to what I do.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2000


Who is Lara Croft? Is she a relic hunter, a thrill seeker, a marksman, a hero, or just an adrenaline junkie looking for a fix? What secrets from her past compel her to travel the world and track down the rarest ancient artifacts? As the regular writer of Top Cow's Tomb Raider comic book series, Dan Jurgens chronicles Lara's adventures on a monthly basis. However, he never really got a chance to delve into the past of this video-born mystery woman until he wrote the Fandom Exclusive one-shot: Tomb Raider Prelude. Recently, Jurgens took some time out to talk about what went into the creation of this Fandom Exclusive comic book and what it's like writing the regular Tomb Raider series.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2000


If you're anything like me, you've probably greeted the news of the latest installment in the Tomb Raider series with the same enthusiasm you spent getting excited about Highlander 3 or the next Eddie Murphy vehicle. But perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss this fifth variation on the Tomb Raider theme. The latest version of Tomb Raider will feature a host of improvements as well as a versatile level creator tool. We took a trip down to Eidos to talk with Adrian Smith, Director at Core and all-around nice guy.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2000

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