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Eidos co-founder Ian Livingstone departs Square Enix

British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has left Square Enix after more than 20 years working with the team. Ian oversaw the formation of notable Britsoft firm Eidos, which was acquired by Square Enix in 2009. He leaves his position as Eidos Life President. During his time at Eidos, he …

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Livingstone: Tomb Raider rape controversy "blown out of proportion"

The strong reaction to the inclusion of what appeared to be an attempted rape in a recent trailer for Tomb Raider is disproportional, Ian Livingstone has claimed. Edge reports that the Eidos life president told the audience at the GameHorizon conference that the industry should instead be celebrating one of …

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New initiatives show UKIE strength at AGM

There’s still no news on the new exec director, but attendees to UKIE’s successful AGM last week would be be forgiven for thinking it didn’t need a leader. The central London meeting, attended by MCV, revealed a raft of new initiatives the trade body is implementing alongside its more traditional …

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BBC Newsnight to feature Livingstone-Hope Skills Review

The games industry will get its chance to speak to the nation next week, with the BBC’s Newsnight programme scheduled to run a feature on the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review. The Department for Education is due to break its eight-month silence on the Skills Review paper, which launched in February this …

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OPINION: The time to build a second Golden Age is now

Working with Alex Hope of Double Negative since July last year, I’ve had the privilege of leading the largest quantitative research study to date on skills in the video games industry and visual effects. We’ve conducted seven different research strands which covered children, parents, teachers, schools, colleges, universities, employers, employees …

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