Evil Avatar  




Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Xbox One Gets $50 Price...
Last post by Sammael
Today 07:07 AM
82 Replies, 4,218 Views
GTA: San Andreas...
Last post by PatrickRes9
Today 06:48 AM
11 Replies, 962 Views
Elite: Dangerous - Beta...
Last post by Doctor Apocalypse
Today 06:47 AM
12 Replies, 963 Views
#GamerGate Happenings...
Last post by Terran
Today 06:05 AM
81 Replies, 6,274 Views
Halo 2 Anniversary...
Last post by shadow763
Today 05:15 AM
12 Replies, 834 Views
TIE Fighter and X-Wing...
Last post by Steve_Erhardt
Today 04:41 AM
32 Replies, 2,235 Views
Xbox 360 and PS3...
Last post by Ozena
Today 03:58 AM
5 Replies, 798 Views
The Hunger Games:...
Last post by Azrael
Today 03:27 AM
13 Replies, 1,038 Views
» Promotion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
Dr.Finger
The Road Back Home
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 0
Eidos: Good News & Bad News

Well it's been an...interesting day over at Eidos and it's parent company, SCi. Earlier today it was announced that Warner Bros. Interactive would be pumping $170 million into SCi. This money would help keep the struggling publisher afloat, while giving Warner access to SCi's North American distribution chain, something the entertainment giant has been looking to acquire for some time now.

Then this evening the other shoe dropped, when Eidos promptly laid off their entire marketing, public relations and sales departments, apparently at Warners' request. (and this comes after similar large layoffs two months ago)

Source - 1UP.

Yikes. Not great times for the house that Lara Croft built.
Dr.Finger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
Heretic Machine
Peon
 
Heretic Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3
And they had just started to get their house in order when it comes to the quality of their games...
__________________
City of Heroes: Virtue
WoW: Cenarion Circle
Gamertag: Heretic Machine
Currently Playing: Castle Crashers, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Beyond Good & Evil
Heretic Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
Dr.Finger
The Road Back Home
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 0
Well they're not dropping the creative types, just the marketing side of the isle, of which I'm sure WB has a ton already.
Dr.Finger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
Heretic Machine
Peon
 
Heretic Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Finger View Post
Well they're not dropping the creative types, just the marketing side of the isle, of which I'm sure WB has a ton already.
Yeah, but new corporate overlords are rarely a good thing.
__________________
City of Heroes: Virtue
WoW: Cenarion Circle
Gamertag: Heretic Machine
Currently Playing: Castle Crashers, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Beyond Good & Evil
Heretic Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
Xerxes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heretic Machine View Post
Yeah, but new corporate overlords are rarely a good thing.
Warner Brothers aren't that bad though.
It's not like Edios's marketing team was the greatest hype machine.

I mean the only thing I can see bad about this, is if WB wanted them to start making Looney Tomb Raider. However they could turn the awesome Supernatural into a game. I can't be the only one who has thought about it. I see a game in everything I see. ^_^
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
bapenguin
Beware of my Power Bands
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Easton, PA
Posts: 3
Ouch. Having worked with some of those folks personally, I wish them the best.
bapenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
Xerxes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by bapenguin View Post
Ouch. Having worked with some of those folks personally, I wish them the best.
I'm sure WB gave them dibs at some spot they had.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 08:22 PM   #8
Zanzibar
Threads Killed: 105
 
Zanzibar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Finger View Post
Then this evening the other shoe dropped, when Edios promptly laid off their entire marketing, public relations and sales departments, apparently at Warners' request.
'Edios', guys. Hope you land on your feet.

I...I'm going to hell for that one.
__________________
Gamertag: Zanzibar / My Halo 3 Stats
NationalKato: Palin has no foreign policy experience. This is literally one step above giving the slot to the winner of a game show.
Zanzibar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 10:26 PM   #9
mister_slim
**** Killed the EvAv Star
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heretic Machine View Post
Yeah, but new corporate overlords are rarely a good thing.
Actually, the WB Interactive management is mostly people from Monolith. I'd say this should turn out well.
__________________
Fuck Microsoft's incompetent and unhelpful product support.

mister_slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 11:10 PM   #10
Inspector Fowler
Gone
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CO
Posts: 1,238
I just want them to make another Richard Burns Rally. I don't care whose name is on the damn thing.
Inspector Fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 01:27 AM   #11
AversionFX
Swims in the Ether
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 2,370
"Well, the good news, is we're not going out of business!"

(cheers)

"Aaaand, the bad news. You're all fired. Pack your shit up."

Best of luck to those people.
AversionFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 03:51 AM   #12
H.Bogard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I hope they die before raping Deus Ex again.

Oh, and take this as a warning, Eidos... if you still don't start an LoK game within the next year, it'll be CURTAINS!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 03:54 AM   #13
Xerxes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by H.Bogard View Post
I hope they die before raping Deus Ex again.

Oh, and take this as a warning, Eidos... if you still don't start an LoK game within the next year, it'll be CURTAINS!
They got money and the only people fired don't work on the actual games. What are you talking about?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 04:00 AM   #14
H.Bogard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerxes View Post
They got money and the only people fired don't work on the actual games. What are you talking about?
Marketing team today...

Development teams tomorrow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 04:07 AM   #15
Xerxes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by H.Bogard View Post
Marketing team today...

Development teams tomorrow.
Yeah don't hold your breathe. Nobody is pumping $170 million into the shit hole. They'll make DE 3 any way they see fit, probably "next gen" consoles, cause they love that term. Making money and shitting on your dreams at the same time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 06:06 AM   #16
Dr.Finger
The Road Back Home
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zanzibar View Post
'Edios', guys. Hope you land on your feet.

I...I'm going to hell for that one.
That was a regional spelling of the word
Dr.Finger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #17
Flatpicker
Cranky Wizard Type
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,028
The only thing 'd be concerned about right now would be if WB reigned in the Batman license before Lego Batman comes out.
Now that they have a dev house, they can develop their internal IP's inhouse.
__________________
Gamertag: Phelan Kell
PSN: Flatpicker

Flatpicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #18
Edmontongamer
Reaper
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by AversionFX View Post
"Well, the good news, is we're not going out of business!"

(cheers)

"Aaaand, the bad news. You're all fired. Pack your shit up."

Best of luck to those people.
I see what you are saying but that's biz. Think about it this way. If they did a better job they wouldnt be fired right?
Edmontongamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 01:51 PM   #19
Justin_Bailey
Reaper
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatpicker View Post
The only thing 'd be concerned about right now would be if WB reigned in the Batman license before Lego Batman comes out.
Now that they have a dev house, they can develop their internal IP's inhouse.
You realize that Warner Bros is not only publishing Lego Batman, but that they also own Travellers Tales (the game's developer), right?
__________________
Get Warp Zoned!
Justin_Bailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 04:20 PM   #20
Flatpicker
Cranky Wizard Type
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin_Bailey View Post
You realize that Warner Bros is not only publishing Lego Batman, but that they also own Travellers Tales (the game's developer), right?
That I did not know.
Then no worries.
__________________
Gamertag: Phelan Kell
PSN: Flatpicker

Flatpicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:25 AM.