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15th Jul 2005, 13:04
The organisers of the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival, which will take place next month, have announced the full timetable of the public Game Screening events at the festival.

EIEF opens on Wednesday August 10 with a presentation from Eidos' Ian Livingstone on the evolution of videogames over the past thirty years - and some "extra special news for Lara Croft fans" is promised. Livingstone's speech will be followed by a demonstration of Sony's Eye Toy: Kinetic, a new health and fitness game developed in co-operation with Nike.

Read full story: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=10153

I wonder what it could be...

15th Jul 2005, 13:15
Thanks DKSM. :)

b/w. It's worth noting that Ian Livingstone is NO LONGER WITH EIDOS PLC (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/headlines2244.html) so I'd be very interested to hear what he has to say.


15th Jul 2005, 15:02
Ben and Laurence at tombraidercentral.net went to hear Ian Livingstone's speech at the British Film Institute this past July 10th. They reported Xbox360 screens were shown. That is probably the news.

Looks like Ian Livingstone is still with Eidos.

15th Jul 2005, 15:06
Looks like Ian Livingstone is still with Eidos.


Further to the announcement by SCi Entertainment Group PLC ("SCi") on 16 May 2005 that the Offer for Eidos plc had become wholly unconditional in all respects, the Company today announces that the entire Board of Eidos plc has resigned from office with effect from 17 May 2005. The directors concerned are:

David Adams
Stuart Cruickshank
Jonathan Kemp
John van Kuffeler
Ian Livingstone
Michael McGarvey
Victor Steel
Allen Thomas

With effect from 17 May 2005, the following individuals have been appointed directors to the Board of Eidos plc in place of the resigning directors:

Jane Cavanagh
Bill Ennis
Rob Murphy


15th Jul 2005, 15:12
Well then maybe he had a contract to give this speech? I don't know.... :p

15th Jul 2005, 16:09
Is it possible that he still has a function in Eidos?

I can't believe I'm going to use this as an example, but when Martha Stewart's whole sharade went down she resigned from the board but still remained part of the company. Could this also be the case here?

15th Jul 2005, 16:11
It's certainly possible. In any case Ian would have an immense amount of experience to share at EIEF, whether he was representing Eidos or not.

* fumbles around for a pocket train timetable *

15th Jul 2005, 22:20

Looks like Livingstone is in the Management Board yet. :confused:

15th Jul 2005, 22:32
How odd. :confused: Well spotted.

According to press releases from both SCi Entertainment Group and Eidos plc, Ian Livingstone resigned with the rest of the board on 17 May 2005. That's not the kind of error you would expect from SCi, nor Eidos for that matter.

I'll call them up on Monday and confirm.

Either way, I'm still interested in what Ian Livingstone has to say, so I'll prolly mosey on up there for his speech.


15th Jul 2005, 22:34
Ah. Hold on a second.

"Ian Livingstone (54) (n)"

The "n" means non-executive director. That would certainly explain it.


23rd Jul 2005, 23:52
I'm gonna try to catch this too. I'll be going to the "Go Play Games" part of the festival, so i should be able to get into the screenings if there are tickets left.

25th Jul 2005, 20:59
OK. :D :o