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James Margaris's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

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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Expert Blogs

Posted by James Margaris on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:12:00 EDT in Design
In which our hero argues against classical notions of video game accessibility.


Posted by James Margaris on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:26:00 EST in Design
A look into design changes in sequels that should result in better games but don't.


Posted by James Margaris on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:58:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Social/Online
A design-centric analysis of Heroes of the Storm's struggle in the eSports arena.


Posted by James Margaris on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:14:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
On examination of incoherent game systems featuring Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tactics Ogre PSP and Diablo III


Posted by James Margaris on Tue, 05 May 2015 01:22:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
A blog about the design of Dark Souls, as if you aren't already sick to death of Dark Souls talk.


Posted by James Margaris on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:30:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
The design and implementation of Miiverse support in Lucadian Chronicles for Wii U



James Margaris's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/05/2018 - 01:53]

Agree. r n r nI ...

Agree. r n r nI love the idea presented in the first half of the piece. The idea of a local maxima, how games like Spore get stuck on a path for historical reasons - but the focus on creep denial is a huge swing and a miss to me. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/19/2018 - 11:12]

To be honest I 'm ...

To be honest I 'm just terrible at writing conclusions

Comment In: [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 ...

Comment In: [News - 03/14/2018 - 01:24]

I deleted this post because ...

I deleted this post because it was somewhat duplicative

Comment In: [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 ...

Comment In: [News - 03/08/2018 - 11:04]

Joe Biden met with industry ...

Joe Biden met with industry execs just a few years ago. This is hardly a Trump thing.