Evan Narcisse

If you need help and if you can find him, Evan Narcisse is a professional nerd-for-hire. After an awkward adolescence, he’s gone on to write about video games, comic books and pop culture for Essence, AOL, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and Crispy Gamer. Beyond Good & Evil is one of his favorite games ever and he listens to the soundtrack from REZ just about once a week.

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GDC 2010: Seven45 Games Will Teach You Guitar

Here at GDC, you kinda get thse sense that the rhythm game/band simulator genre’s headed for trouble. While last year’s Beatles Rock Band and DJ Hero were well-reviewed, they didn’t move the needle in terms of excitement or profit the way their predecessors did. These kinds of titles continue to be fun ways to play with a plethora …

Whom The Gods Would Destroy: The God of War III Review

In Greek mythology, mortals usually ascend to godhood for acts of great valor or sacrifice, like Hercules enduring the torment of his 12 labors. Kratos, hero of Sony’s God of War franchise, snatched his divinity from Ares in the series’ first game. In the second game, Zeus kicked the angry warrior off Olympus for showing favor to his …

The End of An Era? Memories of Milestone Comics

This week’s issue of Milestone Forever closes the door on another reality. That reality began in 1993 when the characters of the Milestone Media imprint injected a whole new breed of superhero into the comics market. Characters like cocky inventor genius Hardware, omniscient Machiavellian manipulator Dharma and energy-absorbing …

Upper Management at Infinity Ward Gets Nuked? [Updated]

The other shoe’s dropped with regard to Activision’s plans for their Call of Duty franchise and big changes are a-comin’. A press release issued earlier today outlines the publisher’s roadmap for all things COD and it includes a mention of a new action/adventure game in 2011 by fledgling studio Sledgehammer Games. According to …

Power and Pathos: Previewing God of War III

Since the days of antiquity, scaling Mount Olympus has been a metaphor for doing something beyond the abilities of mere mortals. Borne on the back of the Titan Gaia, Kratos–the God of War series’ brutal anti-hero–starts off the upcoming PS3 game by doing just that. Climbing Olympus symbolizes both the accomplishment of achievement …

Exhibit B: Jay Electronica’s Beaterator track

You may only know him from “Exhibit A,” his featured song on Fight Night Round 4, but Jay Electronica’s been burning up the internets for at least the last two years. The N’Awlins native has been winning hearts and ears with a flurry of mixtapes and tracks that  showcase his clever flow and spiritually ambitious lyrics. It helps that …

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