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.

  • The Last Stretch

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

  • Couchsurfing

    The idea is simple yet brilliant: a website where adventurous travelers can search for couches on wh...

  • Microfabrique Post-Mortem

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

  • Extreme Dining

    A lot of restaurants in China are clean and the food is prepared quite safely. However, it’s s...

  • China: The Financial Argument

    A long, long time ago, back when Helene and I were still deciding whether we wanted to move to Asia,...

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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