Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider: Underworld Preview Event

July 18, 2008 -

UK Conservative leader, occasional video game violence critic, and potential prime minister David Cameron has been invited by Eidos Interactive to visit a July 23rd media event unveiling Tomb Raider: Underworld, according to MCVUK.

The invitation was extended following an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian in which Cameron compared his political fortunes to playing Tomb Raider

There is an element to politics that is a bit like Tomb Raider. Until you have cleared level one, which I have incidentally never done, you cannot get on to level two. Level one is: are you a reasonable, decent, non-discriminating, sensible, practical person who understands the world as it is lived today, who wants to live in a modern world and who accepts what that means? If so, then you can move on to level two, where you can talk about some of the difficult issues about families and about responsibilities which can lead to trouble.

Jon Brooke, Eidos' UK marketing boss, seized the opportunity to invite Cameron:

We’re delighted to hear that David Cameron is talking to today’s voters using Tomb Raider as an analogy. As we build up towards launch, we’d be really pleased to offer him an exclusive look at the latest Lara Croft adventure, so he can see for himself how the series has evolved– and maybe come up with some high definition political parallels. Of course, both [current prime minister] Gordon Brown and [Liberal Democrat] Nick Clegg are equally welcome, provided they all sit together nicely.


 


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Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

Nintendo is indeed selling SOME of these on the Virtual Console but not even close to all of them. While i agree in part to his piracy he was filling a market that Nintendo failed to recognize. Maybe someone doesnt want to buy a Wii. maybe they just want a console with 50 - 100 NES games on them?? maybe just maybe?

but no Nintendo wants everyone araba kiralama to buy the Wii. thats their excuse but thats not what copyright is supposed to protect. i am real sure that the makers of 10 yard fight were losing sleep because they were missing out on their $0.00025 worth because they didnt get royalties from this player. *smirk*

my question is, should Super Mario Bros. be banned from public domain forever? isnt 23 years enough time for Nintendo to have made their profits?

If you have followed the Steamboat Willie case regarding Mickey Mouse you can rest in your bed well at night knowing that the MOUSE will still be under copyright law, away from public domain after your great grandchildren are in nursing homes. That is beyond ridiculous dont you think??

Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

Perhaps they could teach him how to beat level one.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

-I briefly mentioned their game once! Why can't I go to their preview event?

 

Entertainment isn't the reason the world sucks. It's the reason we know the world sucks. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard researchers Larry Kutner&Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

"There is an element to politics that is a bit like Tomb Raider. Until you have cleared level one, which I have incidentally never done, you cannot get on to level two. Level one is: are you a reasonable, decent, non-discriminating, sensible, practical person who understands the world as it is lived today, who wants to live in a modern world and who accepts what that means?"

Wait, WHAT? Did he just say he isn't a reasonable, desent, ect. because he's 'never gotten past the first level?'

...did he even think about what he was saying?

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

He's a much nicer Conservative than the old Conservative party - I'd still rather vote Lib Dem though.

Incidentally, I sympathise with him - I've only ever beaten level 1 on Tomb Raider II, despite having bought them all until Angel of Darkness.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

I like Lara Croft because she has those two really big... guns!

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

My thoughts exactly, I think he said it right.

Joking aside, that was a pretty generic video game analogy. Replace Tomb Raider with Tetris or Pong or anything else, and you will see what I mean. David Cameron really does like to pretend that he's "down with the kids", I don't think much of him but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

If he presents voters with solid policies then I'm sure he'll make it into No. 10, but people shouldn't vote for him, and the Conservatives, just because "they're not labour".

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

Hmmm...  This guy's an idiot, but at least he's a sensible idiot.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

I always thought Politics was like Tomb-Raider as in you spend hours doing backflips just to try and get something worthwhile out of a collection of relics.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

Hmm, your analogy works better than his.
Describes politics to a tee.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

LOL!!! you win! awesome hahahaahhha

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

I would suggest he's more of a 'modern culteral and social values' critic that simply a 'videogame violence critic. But hey ho, sensational headlines get more views hey Dennis? =/

 

Incidentally, good luck at the next General Election David, anything to get rid of Labour.

Re: Eidos Invites British Conservative Leader to Tomb Raider:

"who wants to live in a modern world and who accepts what that means" Wouldn't that disqualify all conservatives? All they ever do is bang on about traditional values, and how the country used to be so much better back in the days when we used to hang people in public for petty theft. Labour sucks but do we really want a return of the people that gave us Thatcherism?

 
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MechaTama31That's a pretty difficult anatomy to break.02/26/2015 - 11:09pm
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Andrew EisenI think there's 5 women (out of 15, I think) but other than one being a bit more "hippy" than the others, they pretty much all have the same body type. Especially when compaired to the huge variety of male body types.02/26/2015 - 8:31pm
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E. Zachary KnightOne good example of the larger issues is one Anita used in the presentation, Blizzard's Overwatch game. There are a dozen men in the game with a dozen body types. But there are only 4 women with 2 body types, but 3 of them have the same one.02/26/2015 - 8:28pm
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E. Zachary KnightAE. Very true. I think that is where I was going, but it didn't come out right. Jack Harkness is sexy but not objectified. Whereas, a women would have to be objectified in order to be "sexy" in most games.02/26/2015 - 8:26pm
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