I'll be adding TR media here as they are made available. If anyone finds new images or videos, you can post them here. If they are good, I'll add them to the first post and will delete your post afterwards to keep this thread clean.
But remember, no images with magazine article text on them (scans) for copyright reasons, unless they are officially released to the public!
I've created a few special forum BB codes which enabled me to rearrange the older images, making this thread more compact. And thanks to a custom built tool which I'll be using behind-the-scenes for this, all images are now actual small sized thumbnails, making this page load and navigate much faster
Furthermore, with the new media being released soon, I will also be adding videos here when they'll become available for download.
Last edited by Driber; 07-06-2012 at 01:10 AM.
Reason: cleaned up
Returning to the studio after E3, Crystal Dynamics kicks off the first official Crystal Habit podcast. This episode, key staffers discuss the history of the development house, evaluate Tomb Raider’s reception at E3, and address the most popular questions of the month. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
Editor Note: We’re in the midst of the the approval process over at iTunes, so expect an archive to be available soon!
The Crystal Habit returns for a second full-length podcast. Global Brand Director Karl Stewart kicks off the show by answering the month’s most pressing questions. The second segment features a special call-in guest from sister studio Eidos Montreal – Art Director Jonathan Jacques-BelletÍte on behalf of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution crew. Make sure to stick around till the very end for an exciting announcement!
This episode of the Crystal Habit Meagan chats with staffers about the reality of working in QA, and offers up advice about securing a multimedia position in a dev studio. The second half of the show Karl answers your pressing questions, and we reveal the final trivia question for the September Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Giveaway.
When you’ve got the answer to the final trivia question in hand, input all three of your selections into the entry form at tombraider.com/podcast. You have plenty of time to enter the running, so make sure to take your time and truly test your knowledge.
This episode of The Crystal Habit Meagan talks with the audio department about sound design, VO, and working with the yet-to-be-announced composer. Additionally Karl answers the month’s top five questions (and almost debuts a new character in the process), and we kick off our second custom Xbox 360 giveaway!
This episode, CrystalD User Research Manager Janus Sorensen joins Karl Stewart in discussing the importance of research throughout the duration of game development. Karl sticks around to answer your top five questions of the month, and throws in a bonus pair for good measure. Make sure to listen till the end for the final question in our third trivia giveaway!
"Crystal Dynamics kicks off the New Year by discussing the big events and releases of 2012. In the second portion of the show Senior Producer Kyle Peschel and Art Director Brian Horton discuss what it means to hit Alpha, a milestone the Tomb Raider team recently achieved. The show closes out with Global Brand Director Karl Stewart answering the most popular fan questions of the month, and Recruiter Casey Manning breaking down the top positions currently open at Crystal Dynamics. Stick around for the final question in this month’s Tomb Raider Trivia contest.
This month we’re offering another rare prize - a custom Tomb Raider North Face jacket. The garment was previously only made available to Crystal Dynamics employees, making it an exclusive item. We’re also throwing in a “survival goodie bag” as a bonus.
The process to enter the trivia contest is the same as always. Check out the Tomb Raider Facebook page for the first question, the official Tomb Raider Twitter account for the second, and listen to the above for the final question! When you’ve got the answers to all three trivia questions in hand, input them into the correct fields at tombraider.com/podcast.
This contest runs from today till February 13. Best of luck and enjoy the podcast!
Housekeeping: You must be 18 to enter the contest."
"Ever wondered what it takes to script and shoot a cutscene? Crystal Creative Director Noah Hughes details the process in this episode of Crystal Habit Podcast. Karl Stewart also returns to answer a handful of longtime questions from listeners, and we crowdsource a segment from Tomb Raider fans as a Valentine’s week treat.
Due to a technical snafu, The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 6 was unavailable for a period of time. As such, we’ve extended the most recent Trivia contest till March 13, giving you plenty of time to enter the running to nab a limited Tomb Raider North Face jacket and survival kit. To make it even easier on you, we’ve compiled all the trivia questions in the final minutes of the podcast. Remember to enter all three answers in the appropriate fields of TombRaider.com/podcast to participate!
Also, The Crystal Habit Podcast is finally up and running on iTunes! Subscribe to keep up with the show.
"The inner workings of a game studio are often enigmatic, and The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 8 aims to shed light on what it takes to keep a crew of creatives happy and healthy. Karl Stewart also returns to answer five questions from listeners, and we touch on in-demand positions at the studio with Recruiter Casey Manning. Hosted by Meagan Marie.
(Benny, Michelle, and Brian)
As noted in the podcast, we’re changing up the format of the Tomb Raider Trivia Challenge in order to accommodate fans. I’ve received feedback that it’s a tad difficult for non-native English speakers to catch the questions posed on the podcast each month. As such, all three questions will be posted in text on our various social media outlets from now forward, including the Official Tomb Raider Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
The trivia challenge will still correspond with the podcast each month in regards to timing, but this adjusted format should make it easier for fans worldwide to participate. Look for all three trivia challenge questions on the blog later today.
"Show Notes: As the largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s decision to explore the forty-year history of the video game was a major point of pride for the industry. This episode we talk with Smithsonian Web & Social Media Content Manager Georgina Goodlander and The Art of Video Games Curator Chris Melissinos about the landmark exhibition. Karl also stops in to address five new pressing questions, and Recruiter Casey Manning invites potential talent to pop by at E3. Hosted by yours truly!
I mention a handful of links in the podcast and as promised, here they are for easy access:
download as MP3 | Full podcast transcription in English “ Show Notes: This episode the team takes Tomb Raider to GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Meagan answers questions from community members during an exclusive showing at the convention, and then chats with German Marketing Director Lars Winkler about his lengthy history with Eidos. Tune in to find out who his favorite live Lara is! Hosted by Meagan Marie.”
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 14
download as MP3 | Full podcast transcription in English “ Show Notes: The Tomb Raider team hit a major milestone in September – six months until launch. To mark the occasion, Meagan chats with Karl Stewart and Crystal Dynamics newcomer Rich Briggs about what it’s like during the final stretch of taking a AAA title to retail. Hosted by Meagan Marie.”
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 15
download as MP3 | Full podcast transcription in English “ This episode is dedicated exclusively to chatting with Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett. Rhianna talks about her history with the franchise, the immense task of reimagining an iconic character, and answers questions from the community! Hosted by Meagan Marie.”
Last edited by Driber; 11-04-2012 at 01:11 AM.
Reason: added latest podcast
Here is the full version of the image used on the official FB page right now, in super high resolution and unwatermarked:
1920x1080 cropped to 16:9
Original @ 5000x2444
Turns out that due to a little mishap, the Crossroads render that we received earlier from Crystal was coded with the wrong colors (CMYK instead of RGB) and so it looked a bit different than CD had intended to publish. Here are those earlier versions, in case anyone wants them:
And here are versions that are more suitable for creating desktop wallpapers:
Full HD (1920x1080) cropped to 16:9
1440x900 cropped to 16:10
Personally speaking, I actually prefer a mixture of both - dark, but without the purple tint:
These were all taken directly from our massive 2.4 GB trailer source file that we received from Crystal, using uncompressed PNG grabbing and then converted to high quality JPG with pro software. You won't find it better than this, folks!
Happy Friday! Are you ready for tandem Tomb Raider goodies? How about a new Final Hours installment, and a long-anticipated talent reveal?
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider Episode 3: The Sound of Survival uncovers our award-winning composer, Jason Graves. Host Zachary Levi takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) London headquarters to speak with Graves about his role in our upcoming Tomb Raider title. BAFTA previously recognized Graves’ work for Original Score and Use of Audio in Dead Space 2, so the setting couldn’t be more perfect.
In the feature Graves discusses the game’s soundscape and speaks to how he infused atmosphere, emotion, and authenticity into the musical score. His search to find the perfect sound for the game even lead to collaboration with sculptor Matt McConnel, who created a wholly original instrument to aid Graves in his journey.
Enough talk – more listening! Tune into The Sound of Survival above!
Last edited by Driber; 11-30-2012 at 12:59 PM.
Reason: added mirrors
HQ screengrabs of TFH ep 3 footage, courtesy of Roli
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