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Mike McGarvey, CEO of games manufacturer Eidos, has declared that the as-yet-unavailable PlayStation 2 is "a superior piece of hardware to the Dreamcast". He's entitled to his opinion, of course, but there is a niggling little doubt about his independence in the console market.

Eidos, as well we know, has built its success on the phenomenal Tomb Raider - known as much for its gravity-defying cyber heroine Lara Croft as for its outstanding gameplay. Tomb Raider is (we believe) the most popular game for the trail-blazing PlayStation platform. Dreamcast is the first of the next generation of consoles.

PlayStation 2 won't arrive in the UK until autumn next year. Eidos doesn't make a Dreamcast version of its mainstay game and despite the time gap between the products has no plans to, either. It will however make a highly publicised version for the PlayStation 2 platform.

The funny thing is that The Register agrees with Mr McGarvey. But then PlayStation's superiority will hardly be surprising as it has another eight months to work on it. The question is: do you want to wait that long for it? ®

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