2251. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EIDOS PLC STILL LOCKED IN TALKS
British computer games maker Eidos Plc said it was still in talks that might lead to an offer for the company. French video games software maker Infogrames Entertainment said at the end of July that the British creator of cyber-heroine Lara Croft was in its sights but that the two parties were still far from final-stage negotiations. Eidos shares rose four percent on Tuesday's news to 430 pence, valuing it at approaching half a billion pounds. It first said it was in early-stage talks on June 20 and declined on Tuesday to say if Infogrames was involved. Other potential French suitors have circulated on the rumour mill.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2000
2252. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EIDOS SHARE PRICE CONTINUES TO RISE
Eidos Interactive, the Lara Croft video games company, gained 4 per cent after it said it is still in bid talks, although would not name any interested parties. Earlier this month, software giant Infogrammes said it was pressing ahead with plans to acquire UK computer games group Eidos. A deal expected to value the creator of virtual cyber-heroine Lara Croft at up to £700m ($1.06bn) had reached final stages earlier though it could still fall through over valuation and management issues. Other software groups, including Ubi Soft, Electronic Arts and Microsoft have approached Eidos.
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2000
2253. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER CHRONICLES STORYBOARD
Every good character starts life on the drawing board, where, in Lara's case, pain-staking detail is shaded into a character that explodes onto the gaming scene. These detailed shots illustrate the journey from board to bandwidth as Core Design begin their legendary transformation. The first image pictures an eerie mansion scene illuminated by a lightning bolt flickering down from the storm-filled skies.
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2000
2254. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER: CHRONICLES PREVIEW <
Tomb Raider: Chronicles...Is she or isn't she. According to Core Design's Adrian Smith, she could wake up, have banged her head in the shower and it all would have been a horrible dream... mocking that infamous episode from the television soap Dallas. Adrian also comments during an interview in this months UK Playstation magazine of the deluge of email received from frantic Tomb Raider fans across the globe quizzing the company on whether their worldly adventurer Lara Croft was actually dead, having been consumed by the Temple of Horus at the close of the suggestively named The Last Revelation.
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2000
2255. Tomb Raider Chronicles - LESLIE PHILLIPS IN BATTLE OF WITS
The 75-year-old star - best known as a ladies man in the Carry On and Doctor comedies - will play a treacherous ex-friend of the father of movie heroine Lara Croft. His character, Wilson, will join forces with villain Powell in the battle of wits against Croft, played by Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. A spokesman for Phillips said: Leslie has been cast in Tomb Raider and he's just started filming it this week at Pinewood. It's fantastic news, and he's delighted. He's an icon and he's doing a lot of very, very good work at the moment.
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2000