Category Archives: Personal

Blog Anniversary

I just remembered that this blog is now 6 years old. Or rather, on December 19th 2008 the blog was 6 years old. But hey, who’s keeping count. Well, me, OK, I will grant you that. Anyway. 6 years. Wow. Pretty… meaningless. Apart from being a long time. Kind of. Not compared to the age […]

Meanwhile

Hi. Remember me? I hate writing blog posts about not having blogged for a while, so I will keep that part short. I have been busy the last 6 weeks, but if you were to ask me what exactly I’ve been doing, I’d have trouble answering you. I read a book about accounting and am […]

Arkane: We’ll move on from EA project cuts

GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Raphael Colantonio during last week’s Game Connection in Lyon about the loss of the EA project: “We’re moving on,” said CEO and creative director Raphael Colantonio. “We do have some reserves, some cash that allows us to wait for a while, to find deals and reassign staff. But the right deals – that’s […]

OBAMOIDA T-shirt at the Tupalo.com store

OK, this will likely only interest people who know a little about Viennese sub-cultures and slang and the current US elections… but if you do, you may find this OBAMOIDA T-shirt hilarious. Full disclosure: Even if you’re not getting one for free, like me. While you’re there, why not check out the other fine articles […]

Jet set lifestyle

Picture by my friend Michael. While I like traveling, I would like a little more stability. I am trying to avoid the “months in tiny rooms far from home” gigs, but the last two were just too hard to say no to.

Bad news

I originally posted this on Thursday night, but I forgot that some people in Lyon might read this before the company meeting where all was explained, so I took it down for a while. This evening I noticed three industry friends twittering about being sorry for their friends’ loss. I was worried – what was […]

AiGameDev.com launches new premium membership area on game AI

Time to help friends with a little publicity: On October 1st, AIGameDev.com, one of the top websites for AI in games, launched a premium membership area. It contains a ton of content, such as code samples, an AI sandbox, technical reports, master classes, interactive discussions with experts, A/V sessions… The mind boggles. I can’t think […]

The big news

So what is this big news I alluded to earlier? First of all, on October 1st I moved to Lyon and started working for Arkane Studios as a producer on a title they are developing with Electronic Arts. If all goes well, I will permanently move from Vienna to Lyon at the beginning of 2009. […]

Big news soon

There have been two big pieces of good news in my life recently, and I’ve been wanting to tell you about them for weeks, but sadly both place huge demands on my time right now, and I want to write a proper post and not just off-handedly mention that… right. If I haven’t written a […]

Social gaming event at PICNIC 08 in Amsterdam

Oh, it seems there will be a special event about social gaming at PICNIC 08 in Amsterdam on the 26th. Games go Social is a full day event probing the synergies between games and communities, organized in collaboration with PICNIC, the undeniably most original, pioneering and unusual get-together for creatives. The trend ‘Games go social’ […]