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Vivendi Universal, Radical, Eidos, and Sci

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Jeremy on March 23, 2005 10:28 AM
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There is some moving and shaking going on in the video game business world. First, we have the on going saga of Eidos (Tomb Raider, Hitman, Thief, Deus Ex) and the ensuing bidding war between Elevation Partners (a venture capital firm with Bono on the board) and SCi, the British developer most famous for the Conflict series. SCi is correct in thinking that the Eidos brand name is undervalued. I don't care who buys Eidos, I just want new Thief and Deus Ex games. Second, we have the purchase of Radical Entertainment (The Simpsons: Road Rage) by huge mega-conglomeration Vivendi Universal. This one won't affect the average gamer too much but is yet another sign of the times...mergers galore!

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