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.

  • Shanghai Short Stories

    Hey! Again, sorry for slacking on the blog front. I’ve been working hard, mostly, and re-adjus...

  • The Perils of Street Intersections

    Most of the foreigners living in Shanghai will tell you : crossing the street for the first time in ...

  • Splinter Cell Double Agent Has Gone Gold

    Aaah, the sweet moment we expect throughout the entire production of a videogame… Splinter Cel...

  • VIP Cinema

    I went to see Batman Begins yesterday, and it was a damn good movie. It takes a lot to make me forge...

  • Endings and Beginnings

    Two days more to go, and Helene and I are finally on vacation. For me, it’s also the end of th...

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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