Tomorrow I’ll be joining my third game team in less than twelve months, representing the third job I’ve had in the same time frame. I didn’t really feel nervous joining Fight Night Champion, mostly because I knew the work wasn’t going to be interesting nor challenging. With that in mind, there wasn’t really anything to be nervous about. Before arriving at UFG for True Crime, I wasn’t nervous either. That was partly because I was sick as a dog before my first day of work. I can tell you if you feel like crap on the first day, the only thing you’re concerned about is just surviving until the end of the day. The other reason I wasn’t nervous was because I knew many, many people on the team and it seemed like a natural place for me to wind up.

I will admit though I am a bit nervous tonight before my first day at Radical tomorrow. This is my first role on a game team where I’m going back to doing game play since skate 3. No more doing only UI work on a game. I’m looking forward to going back to what I like doing but at the same time, I don’t want to screw it up. I also don’t know many people at the new company. There are just three people I know there, all ex-skate, and none of them software engineers. There will be a lot of new people to meet.

Well, I’ve been through many first days now, so I know the best strategy is just take it day by day to start.


This is just a friendly reminder that today is April 1st which in many star systems has been designated April’s Fools Day. I feel like I should warn you, my loyal readers, that nothing should be accepted today without some serious thought. Half the Internet today will be filled with stories that are completely made up. If you doing shopping online, there might be products that are completely made up and not actually available. Though that sweet Tauntaun sleeping bag is indeed real, no joke (well it started off as a joke then became real). You shouldn’t even trust this web site. Are you sure you aren’t actually on Oprah’s web site right now?

If you work in an office, I’d be cautious all day. Do not accept treats from fellow co-workers. Be wary of any innocent looking e-mails. No, your office photocopier didn’t just become voice-activated. Trust none of your co-workers today. If you remain vigilant on this day, you might even survive. Good luck!