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Namco Bandai Cashes In With [email protected] SP DLC

By Jenni . March 10, 2009 . 2:05pm

[email protected] SP has the ability to connect to the PlayStation Store for downloadable content, and Namco Bandai is definitely taking advantage of that. They’re ready, willing and able to accept copious amounts of cash for in-game extras. Already an adequate amount of content is available, with more planned for the coming months.   A good […]

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This Week In Imports: Picross Idol

By Spencer . March 9, 2009 . 1:16am

Sony is pushing the Resistance series in Japan by launching Resistance Retribution before we get it and bundling Dualshock 3 controllers with Resistance 2. Microsoft counters the Chimera assault with… the [email protected]? Two budget re-releases of the Xbox 360 [email protected] also come out in Japan this week.   While we’re in the eye of an […]

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How To Pick A Version Of [email protected] SP

By Jenni . March 8, 2009 . 10:14am

The [email protected] SP is available in three different versions, Perfect Sun, Missing Moon and Wandering Star. This may leave importers wondering which version to import. If you’re considering getting the game, you’re going to have to do some research and look at the characters available in each game.   Your first stop should be the […]

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How To Play The [email protected] SP

By Jenni . March 4, 2009 . 2:23pm

[email protected] SP can puzzle some gamers. The cover and general description – which all involve anime-style pop stars – may lead people to assume it is some sort of music game. In reality, it is a simulation game with more in common with the Princess Maker line of games than music titles like Boogie Superstar […]

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LittleBig… [email protected]

By Spencer . February 19, 2009 . 1:08am

We’ve seen tons of LittleBigPlanet levels now, but this is the first one I’ve seen with Namco Bandai’s [email protected] series. In this user created stage you control a Sackboy idol manager that drives cardboard cutouts in a pink idol bus and saves a concert from giant flaming sackboys. Extinguishing passionate fans by hitting blue buttons […]

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Is Namco Bandai Making [email protected] For The DS?

By Spencer . February 13, 2009 . 3:39pm

Three flavors of the [email protected] will take stage on the PSP later this month. Since those games are based on the original arcade game Namco Bandai must have something else [email protected] in development. How about taking the series to the DS?   This is, in all honesty, a wild guess. However, it’s the only thing […]

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Hands On The [email protected] SP

By Spencer . December 19, 2008 . 11:10am

Someone asked “what do you actually do in these [[email protected]] games?” yesterday so I set out to play the [email protected] SP, one of the three PSP [email protected] games, at the Asia Game Show. My time with the [email protected] SP: Wandering Star was brief and nearly all of it was spent in the communication phase.   […]

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Portable [email protected] Pushed Back Three Weeks

By Spencer . December 18, 2008 . 7:19am

Idolmaster SP, the most import friendly version of the [email protected] games, won’t come out on January 22. Namco Bandai rescheduled all three versions for release on February 19 in Japan. The reason? Namco Bandai is using the extra time to build up enough stock to satisfy demand. Yeah, the [email protected] SP: Missing Moon, Wandering Star, […]

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Three flavors of [email protected] for the PSP captured in one trailer

By Spencer . July 28, 2008 . 9:17am

Namco Bandai is pulling a Pokemon-like strategy with the [email protected] franchise. Three [email protected] SP games with three different sets of idols to manage are coming to Japan this winter. You get to choose if you want to manage Perfect Sun, Wandering Star or Missing Moon.   The preview video doesn’t delve into specific details about […]

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