China Moments

Shanghai, 2003-2006: In early 2003, I quit an IT job to follow my dreams of living abroad. Fortune smiled on me, and I landed my first job in the videogame industry at Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio. China Moments, my first blog, documented my first expatriation experience and my obsession with the craft of videogames.

  • I Probably Ate Cat

    I tell ya, it seems like every month brings its new food-related scare to Shanghai. It seems like no...

  • Protesting the Protests

    I apologize in advance to Chinese friends and acquaintances who might be reading this blog, but I wa...

  • Shanghai: The Bonus Levels

    For a newcomer to Shanghai, the city’s maze-like layout can be quite distressing when compared...

  • The Last Stretch

    We’ve been in single digits for a little while, on the E3 team. The countdown officially ends ...

  • Microfabrique Post-Mortem

    So I went to Microfabrique. And I’m saddened to report that it sucked. Allow me to rant a litt...

Shanghaied and Addicted to Burnout

Well, as of today at 3 PM, Hélène is gone to Thailand for 2 and a half weeks. Which means I’ll stay in cold, gray Shanghai while she’s enjoying super-fresh seafood in a paradise island of plenty where you get ...

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The Feeling of Receiving Your Own Game

Today, I received my complimentary copy of Ghost Recon 2 PS2. It’s always a rush to get a version of a game you created. It’s strange, especially since I had the chance to play with the Gold Master until I ...

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