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After the announcement of Eidos’s Thief 4/Thi4f sparked some controversy over the replacing of letters with numbers in game titles, and after some suggested that perhaps E may not equal 4, we decided to delve a little deeper to see what other titles Eidos might have coming up. Read on for this world-breaking, possibly slightly untrue news.

Battlestations: Pacific may not have been released yet, but that doesn’t stop us from revealing this world exclusive lie about its unplanned sequel.


A tenth Tomb Raider may not have been announced, but we know it’s coming, even in Square Enix’s hands.

Nice pair of t4ts.

And finally, while Deus Ex 3’s logo has previously been shown, we can exclusively reveal that it will definitely soon be updated.

Stealth numbering.


  1. Psychopomp says:


  2. Thants says:

    So much l33t, it makes me feel like I’m 15 again. Who wants to watch Hackers?

  3. solipsistnation says:

    I want to play a game called TOMB ROIDER.


  4. Pags says:

    Good show.

  5. Saul says:

    Wow, if Eidos’ controversial THI4F logo was intended to get the internet buzzing, it certainly succeeded. Two posts on RPS, and they haven’t released a single detail about the game!

  6. Adam T says:

    74472 20 47732083 1 2477 3739 5340 17!

  7. lumpi says:

    DEU3 EX… lawlz

  8. Dead Fish says:

    Heh, love it! All of those dumb marketing moves should be called out like this.

  9. D says:

    Thats quite some photoshopping gents.

  10. Frank Austin says:

    Classic. I knew you guys would deliver on this one.

  11. Real Horrorshow says:

    So I’m the only one who doesn’t find all the Thi4f jokes funny or even cared about the “THI4F” logo in the first place?

  12. Tim says:

    Liking the comedy, along with Alec’s declaration that we should only trust RPS. Keep it up.

  13. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    The DEU3 EX one looks pretty plausible.

  14. nabeel says:

    Battlestations Patooific.

  15. PaulMorel says:

    I can’t wait for 44444!

  16. Oak says:

    It’ll be hard to top 44443.

  17. bigburpco says:

    Oh god I giggled like a little girl.

  18. Alex says:

    Not enough game use the absolute value brackets in their titles.

  19. PleasingFungus says:

    @Alex: You mean the pipe?

    And regarding the post itself: excellent.

  20. Sam C says:

    Next up, a preview of /-*|H@lf-Lyf4 3|*-\: 1337 4dition!!!1one

  21. sinister agent says:

    I have very limited tools at my disposal and am rather tired, but what the hell. Horribly crude mangle-o-tron done in paint, of all things:

    link to farm4.static.flickr.com

  22. Muzman says:

    The sequel we’ve all been waiting for
    (may or may not make any sense)

  23. Sam C says:

    @Muzman: I hope the Boston Post means “defuse”, either that orthe convicts are going to spread the bomb around until it’s less concentrated? ;)

  24. Muzman says:

    Heh, Yes that’s it. Also I was too slack to find a Guardian banner
    (fixed. less haste more speed, mother would say. or is it the other way around)

  25. Gladman says:

    Deux Ex? That’s not a game.

    I like Tomb Roider

  26. JKjoker says:

    yeah, Tomb Emo Roider, a new hip look at the battered old hag that just refuses to sit down and went all dark eye liner on us, they might even pull a Spid3rm3n

  27. Clockwork Harlequin says:

    I’d love Tomb R101der. Assuming it’s a reference to 1984?

  28. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    I was dyslexic enough not to notice the number in the logo until today.

    And I was silly enough to attempt to pronounce it.

  29. DBeaver says:

    comments spawn article. interesting

  30. Twist says:

    My favorite so far:


    link to ttlg.com

  31. Required says:

    1 = l
    2 = z
    3 = e
    4 = a
    5 = s
    6 = b
    7 = t
    8 = B
    9 = g

    Yes, in your unlimited superiority over 15-year-old “h4xorz” you might believe l33t is about replacing random letters with random numbers. Well let me tell you something: it ain’t

  32. solipsistnation says:

    Holy cow, Left4Garrett has made me snarf my evening beer right out my nose.

  33. MC says:

    How to pronounce it? Thiaf? Thourf?

  34. Wulf says:

    Now that I think of it, how does one pronounce Eidos? Perhaps the name of their own company is indicative of their challenged approach to English. I had never considered this before today.

    Sorry Ee-Yii-Doss (?), I’ll never be able to look at you the same way again.

  35. Rosti says:

    I hope Tomb Roider contains a rage mechanic and tigers. Rargh!

  36. Duoae says:

    OMG! I laughed so hard! Thank you, John, you made my day!

  37. Lady Bobz says:

    DEU3 EX, where the hands of stupid approach genius o’clock.

  38. Über Nerd says:

    Next to the Sh*t trailer of Dragon Age, Thi4f is acceptable.

  39. Alex Norris says:

    “Tomb Rioider” just sound like the Devonshire version of a famous video game.

  40. Clockwork Harlequin says:

    Wulf: I think it’s pronounced Eye-dos. (Not sure where I heard it, so maybe I’m completely wrong).

  41. rob says:

    Thifourf has the worst logo since Sesevenen

  42. Jazmeister says:

    What about ThIVf? That’s, you know, uh…

  43. Mr.President says:

    So I’m the only one who doesn’t find all the Thi4f jokes funny or even cared about the “THI4F” logo in the first place?

    Yes, yes you are.
    I, for one, am intensely outraged by this unprecedented alpha-numerical bait-and-switch. The game has been ruined for me forever.

  44. Ian says:

    @ Real Horrorshow: Yes, it’s just you. We all lead empty lives.

  45. Andy M says:

    Just be glad it wasn’t T.H.I.4.F. Alternatively, marketers might eventually decide to make efficient use for all those little dots as binary for an easy-to-use sequel ticker, with a dot for zero and a dash for one:


    Video game marketers are the true pioneers of our time.

  46. Paul Moloney says:

    Maybe Eidos will buy some assets from 3D Realms:

    “It’s time to blackjack taffers and chew bubblegum. And I’m all out of gum”.

    (Cue picture of a knucklehead in a black cloak smoking a cigar.)


  47. AndrewC says:


  48. Rei Onryou says:

    @AndrewC: So they’re going to announce a new multiplayer mode because “its what the fans were asking for” and release the teaser trailer to Marilyn Manson’s Fight Song?