OK, Kingdom Hearts, you win: I love Final Fantasy now

Like many kids born in the mid-’90s, I spent my childhood obsessing over Kingdom Hearts. I dove into the series for Donald, Goofy, Aladdin, and that constant tease of Mickey Mouse. But I kept bumping into characters with gunblades, big-ass swords, giant shuriken, and zippers who I knew nothing about. These were, of course, Final Fantasy staples Leon (Squall Leonhart), […]

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Battlefield Portal is a wild mashup of Battlefield 3, 1942, Bad Company, and 2042

When Battlefield 2042 launches this October, it will feature one of the most ambitious multiplayer modes the franchise has ever seen. It’s called Battlefield Portal, and it brings together the maps, weapons, and vehicles of fan-favorite games Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3, alongside content from Battlefield 2042, into one massive, era-spanning mashup mode. Imagine having aerial […]

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Honey Heist and the legacy of the one-page RPG

There is a bear near the top of Itch.io’s list of physical games. Roughly penned in black ink, it wears a small bowler hat and hides in some too-short grass. Its coal-lump eyes are dark with a deep hunger and an animal’s cunning, at odds with its posh headwear. Since arriving on the digital games platform four years ago, Honey […]

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