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Ramen Week 2013 Recap: Recipes, Guides, Taste Tests, and More!

We spent last week buried inside of a ramen bowl, exploring everything from noodle factories to tonkotsu recipes, with one massive style guide and a few wacky instant ramen commercials thrown in for good measure. Here's a look at everything we covered during Ramen Week 2013. Other topics you'd like …

How Readers Cooked Our Shoyu Ramen from September 2013

The difference between a bowl of instant noodles and a handcrafted labor of love is enormous—and nobody understands it better than these bloggers who undertook our multiday ramen project<p>You don't need us to tell you the difference between a bowl of instant noodles and a bowl of homemade ramen. We …

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First Look: Tanoshii Ramen in Deep Ellum

It’s all that’s on everybody’s lips these days.<p>Okay, maybe just mine. But you have to admit that Dallas’ first ramen shop is a pretty exciting …

The Best Ramen Shops in NYC

Nearly three years ago, we surveyed the ramen scene in New York, finding great bowls in Midtown, the East Village, and more. In the time since, our ramen options have only grown, particularly in Brooklyn, where a miniature revolution of nouveau ramen shops is afoot (see: Yebisu, Chuko, Ganso, etc). …

The Ramen Shaman: Shhh, It's a Secret!

Two years ago, bored at work with nothing better to do but read through American ex-pat ramen journals, I decided to start my own ramen blog. I …

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Russia Wants to be Good Guys + All Games are Games!

David Cage says no one should define what is and isn’t a game, Russia are making more patriotic games and Square Enix have started their own crowdfunding platform!

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No DLC planned for Assassin's Creed 4 on Wii U

A representative for Ubisoft has told VentureBeat that the company has no plans to offer post-release Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC on Wii U. …

SNES classic 'Final Fantasy VI' comes to iOS and Android this year

It may have seemed inevitable given prior form, but it's good news nonetheless — <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, one of the most well-regarded entries in the classic Japanese RPG series, will be joining the previous five games on iOS and Android this winter. The news comes courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i>, who spoke to Square …

Come Play Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII With The Developers

She's back.<p>We've teamed up with Square Enix to get you hands-on access to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.<p>On Monday, 14 October at 6:30pm in …

Pokemon X and Y titles chosen to represent a cultural meeting point

Game Freak chose to name the latest installments in the Pokemon franchise <i>X</i> and <i>Y</i> after the world's axis, as a way to convey the idea that all players exist on the same plan despite our differences, director Junichi Masuda said in a recent Iwata Asks feature.<p>According to Masuda, <i>X</i> and <i>Y</i> represent the x …

How Pokémon X & Y Got Their Names

"We may think differently, but we all live on the same planet."<p>Pokémon X & Y developers have talked about how the upcoming game got its name, as well …

Chocobo Racing 3D no longer coming to 3DS, says original creator

<i>Chocobo Racing 3D</i>, a Nintendo 3DS offering from Square Enix based off of the original PlayStation title <i>Chocobo Racing</i>, is thought to be no longer in development, according to the game's original creator Takashi Tokita.<p>While <i>Chocobo Racing 3D</i> was revealed prior to both <i>Bravely Default</i> and <i>Theatrhythm</i> …

The gender gap in gaming (and how to fix it)

<i>Mariya Yao is a mobile product designer and founder of Xanadu.</i><p>When you think of typical gamers, you probably conjure up the image of hordes of teenage boys holed up in a basement, staring blanking at a TV screen for hours on end. If this is the case, you’re dead wrong about the gamer population. …

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Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls has a whopper of an ending

<i>Editor’s note: Spoiler alert — this story talks about the ending, but it does not spoil the surprise of the ending.</i><p>Beyond: Two Souls is out today — it’s an exclusive game from Quantic Dreams for Sony’s PlayStation 3 video game console. I’ve played it, and Beyond’s one of the very best of the …

Report: Chinese students forced to manufacture PS4 at Foxconn plant (correction)

More than a thousand Chinese college students were forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4 as part of an internship at a Foxconn factory, reports Dongfang Daily.<p>Xi'an Technological University students spent two months at the Foxconn plant in Yantai, China, for a work-study program that ran from …

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Pokemon X and Y early sellers will be penalized, says Nintendo

Video game retailers in Brazil who break Saturday's street date for <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> will be penalized, according to a pamphlet issued by Nintendo.<p>The pamphlet, posted above and shared by Go Nintendo, warns that if a store begins selling the games prior to Oct. 12, Nintendo will withhold future …

Can Nintendo Do Free-to-Play Right?

Exploring Nintendo’s bizarre free-to-play experiment.<p>Just under a year ago, Nintendo released the translation of its quarterly investor briefing, …

How Attack of the Friday Monsters depicts Japan like it's our own backyard

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Little fanfare was made around Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale’s initial release. It’s not a surprise considering most Nintendo fans were busy …

Unpaid interns worked overtime manufacturing PS4s

Up to 1,000 unpaid student interns worked overtime and night shifts in a Foxconn plant manufacturing PS4s, despite company regulations. The Chinese …

This Week on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop (Oct. 10, 2013)

Get ready to catch them all on the eShop.<p>This week, Pokémon X and Y come out. Wait? You care about the other stuff, too? It’s a small lineup, but …