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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Diner Dash… in Space: Star Wars Cantina Hits iPhone

The Star Wars Cantina sequence. It’s one of those things that divides Star Wars fans like Jedi and Sith. Either you think George Lucas achieved a nice blend of cute and gritty or you think pseudo-Muppets have no place in an action-adventure sci-fi epic.

Now, you’ll get to hold the watering hold from Episode IV in the palm of your …

Mako the Best of It: Mass Effect 2 Firewalker DLC review

Players of the first Mass Effect will remember the Mako. It was the deeply flawed wheeled personnel vehicle from ME1. People hated that thing and it’s easy to see why. The Mako jumped like a three-legged dog trying to snatch a biscuit it didn’t really want. Lining up targets with the transport’s guns was scream-inducing, since …

Continue?: Games to Help You Stop Stressing

Because gaming moves at the speed of light, it’s easy to gloss over or outright miss the quirky, bizarre or just plain interesting elements that go into the games we obsess over. Continue? will be where we dig back into the used bins and back-catalogue stacks to talk about the trends, personalities and uniqueness that powers the video

“Good Job, Agent!”: Hands-on with Crackdown 2

When I sat down with members from the Ruffian development studio this week, I offered the opinion that Pacific City should be an idyllic urban center now. After all, gamers everywhere cleaned up every last bit of crime in the first Crackdown. That hit Xbox 360 exclusive put you in the boots of a genetically engineered Agency supercop, …

First Look at Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

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Details are starting to emerge about this year’s Spider-Man game and it looks like it’ll be a stark visual departure from Activision’s most recent web-slinging games. Actually, make that several visual departures. Shattered Dimensions looks like it’ll feature some reality-hopping elements, …

Hands-On Preview: Throwing Punches with UFC Undisputed 2010

Last week, a few days before their big pay-per-view, THQ and UFC hosted a slew of journalists for a night of hands-on play with this year’s video game version of their mixed martial arts competition.

Now, I need to preface the rest of this write-up with a bit of disclosure: I don’t follow UFC or any other MMA promotion and …

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package DLC Out Now

Stimulus Package, the long awaited downloadable content package for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, hit the intertubes this morning. The pack consists of five maps, three all-new ones and two popular locations from developer Infinity Ward’s first Modern Warfare title. The whole 320 MB kaboodle costs 1200, or about $15.

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