EVO 2017 Takeaway

There were many exciting matches that took place in Vegas over the weekend. Whether it was in Tekken, Blazblue, Street Fighter or any fighting game for that matter, if there is one thing Evo is known for, it is HYPE. But hype doesn’t just come from the matches, it also comes from the many announcements made over the weekend.  So here are our top 3 [Read more…]

Ramen @ EVO Championship Series 2016

dsc_0695This past summer our “Ramen & a Half” crew attended EVO Championship Series 2016 in Las Vegas.  Host Eddie and Ramon participated as players in the event.  We also interview lifestyle gamers Mike Ross and Peter Rosas.

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Frankie’s Garage: The New Hot Hatches

fordfiestast2002016There maybe a plethora of supercars at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, but also the working man’s hot hatches.  The Ford Fiesta’s big brother, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is taking all the press coverage and car talk, but this new Ford Fiesta ST200 is no push-over.

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Frankie’s Garage: Supercars Galore @ 2016 Geneva Auto Show

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Taking place right now is one of the biggest auto shows in Europe, the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.  Many of the exotic and supercar companies have been showcasing incredible new rides.  Here’s my highlight playlist of the coolest rides:

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The Best Street Fighter Gamer: MMG Julio @ FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014FanimeCon 2014 had their own mini-Street Fighter Tournament over at Stage Zero.  Ramen & a Half host Eddie Ballar grab Julio Fuentes aka MMG Julio for a quick interview on plans and prepartion for EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas, July 2014.

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Frankie’s Garage: JDM Fighters

miataI never knew that a small Mazda Miata MX-5 can hold a big V-8 engine.  This is what CJ Wilson Racing does, they race Mazadas, specifically Miata MX-5s.  This episode of Tuned on the Drive Network, they take a look at a street tuned MX-5 and track ready MX-5.

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The Tour de Force Street Fighter Tournament: Capcom Cup 2013

capcom cupCapcom’s iconic 2D fighting video game Street Fighter II cost me a lot of quarters in middle school and now there are pro-Street Fighter button-mashing gamers.  This year’s Capcom Cup took place at the Hyatt SFO in the SF Bay Area on December 14th, 2013.  The Ramen crew interviews Street Fighter gamers and check out the announcements for Ultra Street Fighter IV.

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Japan: Hello Kitty Econo-Box

mitsubishi mirage hello kittyIt’s a tuned JDM Mitsubishi Evo GSR … oh, wait a minute … it’s an econo-box base Mirage with Hello Kitty stickers.  This limited edition Mirage will be tuned by Sanrio to kick-off Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday.

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