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 Euphoria of Completion

The E3 Countdown reached zero yesterday night, and without much fanfare. We expected the last days to be a mad rush to the finish line, filled with difficult decisions and exhausting days without end; but in truth, the crazy days ...

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The Last Stretch

We’ve been in single digits for a little while, on the E3 team. The countdown officially ends Friday, at which point we enter what is called in sports ‘overtime’. (Trust me, actual work overtime has been initiated for a while ...

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The Miracle Build

One of the most important, yet unsung part of making a game is the versioning. With next-gen consoles, it’s even more dramatic: there’s just so many people touching the code and the data that getting a good, stable version of ...

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I Thought I Knew Tired

Here we are, working on a Sunday for the second week in a row. E3 is in 3 weeks, and we’re in full-swing, tough-as-nails crunch time. This morning, I got up relatively early, but found myself physically incapable of putting ...

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Go to China, Meet the Montreal Mayor

Whew. It’s been a hectic week… and it’s still just Thursday. I made the last post (complaining about my 80 hours week) on Sunday night. Don’t think it was the end of it, though… Oh no. Here’s a little rundown ...

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