James Margaris's Blog
Co-founder of Dark Roast Entertainment. Previously worked on Lucadian Chronicles and The Grinns Tale, currently working on Cubisaurus Rex. This demonic frog is my spirit animal.
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In which our hero argues against classical notions of video game accessibility.
A look into design changes in sequels that should result in better games but don't.
A design-centric analysis of Heroes of the Storm's struggle in the eSports arena.
On examination of incoherent game systems featuring Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tactics Ogre PSP and Diablo III
A blog about the design of Dark Souls, as if you aren't already sick to death of Dark Souls talk.
The design and implementation of Miiverse support in Lucadian Chronicles for Wii U
James Margaris's Comments
[News - 03/21/2018 - 06:48]
This seems like pretty straightforward ...
This seems like pretty straightforward reporting of an interview. I suppose you could say that MacLean wasn 't interviewed for this piece, but she 's been doing the rounds and her take on these issues is widely available. r n r nThe piece is mostly quotes - the opinions here ...
[News - 03/14/2018 - 01:24]
[News - 03/13/2018 - 11:09]
One of the clips is ...
One of the clips is of someone trying to shoot someone else in the eye with a bow and arrow r n r nI don 't get the point of this - it 's like if someone made a rebuttal video to Feminist Frequency showing parts of games that aren ...
[News - 03/08/2018 - 11:04]
[Blog - 03/01/2018 - 09:04]
Emulation is not about piracy, ...
Emulation is not about piracy, for example check out the Internet Archive, a large archive of pirated products. r n r nHmm.... r n r nI feel like using the IA as an example of historical preservation done right is probably a mistake given how often they get caught with ...
[Blog - 02/15/2018 - 09:07]
This feels like a lot ...
This feels like a lot of sophistry to be honest. Yes, there is some mushy middle and you can construct thought experiments where loot boxes and non loot boxes seem similar in some respects, but the idea that buying a loot box is pretty much the same as buying a ...