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News Corp Deal With Eidos Confirmed 30

Posted by Zonk
from the score-another-one-for-murdoch dept.
GamesIndustry.biz has confirmed that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will be closing a deal with the United Kingdom publisher Eidos in the near future. This move has been seen by some as inevitable, as games become more popular and profitable. From the article: "Rumours that a deal was close to being struck initially stemmed from a number of tell-tale signs at the firm's offices - specifically a hiring freeze across the company, and reports that development studios have been told to prepare presentations on each of their projects for the new owners."
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News Corp Deal With Eidos Confirmed

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  • by game kid (805301) on Wednesday February 23, 2005 @05:30PM (#11759535) Homepage
    Even as a Democrat I wouldn't mind controlling her hotness [townhall.com]. Especially from a third-person rear perspective...
  • Eidos track record (Score:5, Interesting)

    by MBraynard (653724) on Wednesday February 23, 2005 @05:54PM (#11759809) Journal
    Gamerankings is not perfect, but here are the averages for the last 14 "hot" games that Eidos has released (releases for composite systems averaged together):

    • 51%- Get on da mic
    • 64% - Crash 'n Burn
    • 47% - Backyard Wrestling 2
    • 57% - Shellshock: Nam '67
    • 83% - Thief: Deadly Shadows
    • 78% - Hitman Contracts
    • 80% - R-Type Final
    • 85% - Dues Ex: Invisible War
    • 76% - Legacy of Kain: Defiance
    • 54% - Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
    • 75% - Commandos 3: Desination Berlin
    • 70% - Whiplash
    • 58% - The Italian Job
    • 66% - Republic: The Revolution
    • Looks pretty mediocre overall. Final Fantasy is pretty huge series though.

      It WOULD be fun to do a Hitman Contracts, but play as Ann Coulter going after dirty hippies.

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