5 things since I last blogged

Rather than a long rambling post to get you up to speed here are 5 things that have happened since I was last blogging regularly.

Oliver in Target

  1. I had a son named Oliver: he's our first child and currently he's 15 months old. Not quite walking, not yet talking but still a lot of fun and work!
  2. I left EA and returned to Relic: My eight month contract at Electronic Arts got extended for an additional four months, and I had an offer to further extend it but left to return to Relic once the studio stabilized after being bought by SEGA.
  3. Travelled: Through Relic I had opportunities to travel to London and most recently Cologne Germany for Gamescom. With the family we've been to Palm Springs a few times to visit my snowbird parents and around the west coast of North America.
  4. Did I mention the baby?: Kids take up a lot of time, so have I mentioned Oliver yet? The last 15 months have been great, but often sleep deprived.
  5. Sports: Sport happens. Arsenal won the FA Cup. The Canucks missed the playoffs. The Oilers continued to draft young talent and then under perform in the league and I continue to go to Whitecaps games as a season ticket holder. 

It's been awhile...


Today I reactivated my SquareSpace account and revived my website. Looking at the most recent posts I realize that a lot has happened since I've had either the time or inclination to post here. 

My last posts saw Relic Entertainment suffering though THQ's death and a number of my former colleagues and close friends being laid off.  I was safe at EA SPORTS, but saddened by what I was seeing from the outside. 

By now though I've been back at Relic for a year and a half and the studio is flourishing after being bought by SEGA. 

Things change. Quickly. 

I'm sure whether to focus on brining you up to speed or simply forge ahead.  

Stan Lee always said that every comic was someone's first, even if it was the middle of the story. 

Welcome to the middle of my story.