Gaming Moments

Edmonton, Canada, 2008-2009: When I began working for legendary game studio BioWare in 2008, I thought I had it all. Instead, I slowly woke up to the realization that I was living someone else’s dream. Gaming Moments started as a videogame blog, but turned into a discussion on travel and the value of small-scale food, thanks to the community of producers at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.

  • Making games for taxi drivers

    I developed a financially unhealthy habit of taking cabs in Shanghai, and have been unable to shake ...

  • The Eagle Has Landed

    Helene and I have arrived safe and sound in Edmonton, where we’re now busy getting settled in....

  • Work and the City

    Now that Helene and I have been in Edmonton for three weeks, the question I get from my family and m...

  • Grand Theft Rock Band

    I’m rarely, if at all, on World of Warcraft nowadays, which does feel a bit weird. The good ne...

  • Hail to the Lich King, Baby

    If you’re even remotely interested in videogames, chances are you heard about the next World o...

Things I’ll (Eventually) Miss about Edmonton

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Well, to be fair, that’s not exactly true. I’ve left cities before, and I’ve missed aspects of them a lot. So now, wisened, I get to enjoy things as they happen. ...

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The Dark Knight: Not the Best Superhero Movie Ever

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is not the best superhero movie ever. The good superhero movies of recent years (Spider-Man 2, Iron Man) have followed a fairly standard plot structure: the superhero’s powers define not only his own moral code, ...

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My Second Skin

BioWare, being the awesome, nerd-friendly company that it is, has treated us to private showings of Second Skin. The documentary on the lives of a few MMORPG hardcore players has received positive reviews from the MMO community, so I was ...

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Non-Exhaustive List of my Evil Clones

Daniel Roy. I realize this is a pretty common name… And it does make it much harder to Google myself than if I were named, say, ‘Jelatinous Marcelathon’. But Google myself I did… And I found out there are many, ...

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The Orange Box: Best Achievements Ever?

Whether you think Gamerscore is relevant or not, X360 Achievements are now part of the console gaming landscape. Yeah, they can be gamed, and no, a Gamerscore is not an indication of anything besides time spent playing games. But there’s ...

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