1351. Tomb Raider Chronicles - UBISOFT WON'T PLAY GAME WITH EIDOS PLC
Eidos was on the slide yesterday, unsettled by reports that a French rival had decided not to make a takeover offer for the accident-prone computer games company. According to La Tribune, Ubisoft has decided that Eidos, worth about £150m at the close of play last night, is too expensive. All of which came as something of a surprise to many City dealers, who believed recent reports in the UK that Ubisoft was the front runner to acquire Eidos and was prepared to pay as much as 150p a share for the company which created cyber heroine Lara Croft.
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2004
1352. Tomb Raider Chronicles - MICHAEL JACKSON A TOMB RAIDER FAN?
US investigators today drew back the veil on the frenetic opulence of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, revealing a mansion filled with a breathtaking mix of classic taste and theme-park folly. The secret glimpse behind the gates of 1260sq m Tudor mansion came in a video shot when police and prosecutors searched the house last year that was shown to a court hearing child molestation charges against the superstar.
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2004
1353. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER FORUMS JUST GOT BETTER
Tomb Raider Forums came to life in June 2000 and quickly established itself as one of the fastest growing and tightest gaming communities on the web, guiding Tomb Raider fans from across the globe through six turbulent Lara Croft adventures and providing a warm social platform where like-minded gamers the world over could meet, greet and converse. Moulded by the most amazing members under the benevolent direction of a team of committed moderators, Tomb Raider Forums remains to this day the biggest Lara Croft influenced web community presently online and provides a safe and secure environment for over 12,500 members.
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2004
1354. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER RIDE BOOSTS MAC TRUST
Big Brother and Lara Croft have helped Macquarie Leisure Trust to a $17.4 million profit for the June 30 year, a rise of 51 per cent on the previous year. The trust said it was now looking for other investments and was confident of the future trading prospects of its Dreamworld and d'Albora marinas assets. Chairman Neil Balnaves said Macquarie Leisure was now well positioned to pursue the acquisition of other leisure assets that provide opportunities for profit improvement through the application of specialised operational management.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2004
1355. Tomb Raider Chronicles - ANGELINA JOLIE TOP RESTAURANT TIPPER
Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie has been branded a tip raider by waiters at a posh Liverpool restaurant. The lilo-lipped beauty, 29, who plays action hero Lara Croft, had gone to the city on a recent UK trip to hook up with her Scouse pal Eunice Hothart, a stunt double. They went into the Schmooze bar in Wavertree with four burly minders. Despite splashing out £60 on a two-course meal, acting manager Andrew Hurman claims she failed to leave a gratuity for the starstruck staff.
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2004