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Apofiss
23-04-05, 21:57
Its not a fresh info, but still it'll be interesting for thouse who didn't know. ;)

Visit to Crystal Dynamics

(teller is from www.thelostworlds.net) (http://www.thelostworlds.net))

At the end of October, 2002, I went on vacation down to San Francisco. As part of my trip, I had the rare chance to visit Crystal Dynamics in person. I don't normally keep a journal, but I did for this trip, and I present here the entry for October 30th, slightly edited since I'm not the greatest writer on the planet:

I got a bit lost trying to find a freeway entrance, but once I got on it was all good.

http://www.thelostworlds.net/Images/CrystalD-Sign.JPG

Crystal Dynamics is in a building that looks like a church built in the sixties or seventies.

I went inside and there was no one at the receptionist's desk. I spotted a line of people, and asked a guy in a Haujobb t-shirt where Amy Hennig's office was. He pointed me to the stairs, so I headed on up and found her with no problems.

Oh yeah! Thats the entrance inside CD!!!
http://www.thelostworlds.net/Images/CrystalD-Door.JPG

Amy and I chatted for a bit, then we started to pick people up for lunch, and I got to meet most of the Soul Reaver team. We ended up bringing Chris Bruno (Chris@Crystal on the Eidos forums), Daniel Cabuco (he designs like, everything. The Clan symbols, Raziel, etc. etc.), and Scott Krotz ** (He is one of the actual game engine coders, finding new ways to squeeze power of of the PS2). I also met Andrew Bennett ** and Richard Lemarchand **, among many others.

Amy and Chris were also kind enough to load me up with some incredibly rare LoK material, including a signed SR2 poster, copies of a few of the scripts for the original Blood Omen, an SR2 team t-shirt, and a giant store display box for the Playstation 2 version of the game that has the deleted "vampires" reference in the description on the back.

Read and see more >> HERE << (http://www.thelostworlds.net/TLW-CrystalD.HTML)

ELEN
23-04-05, 22:05
I went inside and there was no one at the receptionist's desk. Thanks for the info Apofiss. Now I can sneakily enter and grab a TRL demo :D

Apofiss
23-04-05, 22:19
LOL! :rolleyes:

But that would be interesting to sneak around that building! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Don't you think so!? :D

Anubis_AF
23-04-05, 23:04
Originally posted by ELEN:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> I went inside and there was no one at the receptionist's desk. Thanks for the info Apofiss. Now I can sneakily enter and grab a TRL demo :D </font>[/QUOTE]http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Laras L3gend813
23-04-05, 23:33
WOW I MUST SAY WOW I wish i could go there...

Thorn
24-04-05, 00:10
Thanks for the idea. Though getting my hands on some pictures sounds easier. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif A digital camera perhaps? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Apofiss
24-04-05, 07:30
I wonder if anybody lives in (USA) San Francisco? Someone could take a few shoots with dig-cam! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Colin125
24-04-05, 07:53
Thanks Apofiss. So that's what CD looks like. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

SpArKy
24-04-05, 09:48
I once went past Core Design's studio on a train, lmao. But no way near CD. Cool

Olvidarse
24-04-05, 17:44
I have a sibling that lives near San Francisco. Maybe I can visit when I pick them up, but that will be in a month or so.

Apofiss
24-04-05, 18:02
Originally posted by Olvidarse:
I have a sibling that lives near San Francisco. Maybe I can visit when I pick them up, but that will be in a month or so. So there is still a hope to take some photous of CD building and then to post them here!? That would be GREAT!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[ 24. April 2005, 19:05: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

UNDERTAKER
24-04-05, 20:19
Originally posted by ELEN:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> I went inside and there was no one at the receptionist's desk. Thanks for the info Apofiss. Now I can sneakily enter and grab a TRL demo :D </font>[/QUOTE]LOL! Metal Gear Elen... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

tlr online
24-04-05, 23:11
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