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Namco Bandai Cashes In With Idolm@ster SP DLC

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

Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster? Two budget re-releases of the Xbox 360 Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster SP

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

The Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster SP

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

Idolm@ster 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… Idolm@ster

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 Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster For The DS?

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

Three flavors of the Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster SP

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

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

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Portable Idolm@ster Pushed Back Three Weeks

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

Idolmaster SP, the most import friendly version of the Idolm@ster 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 Idolm@ster SP: Missing Moon, Wandering Star, […]

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EXTRA 2008: Uraken on 8BIT☆iDOLM@STER

By Jerisaka . November 8, 2008 . 6:11pm

Since Uraken first began DJ’ing, his electronic music has been described as powerful and uplifting. In addition to appearing at live performances, beginning in 1996 he organized a monthly event called “Hardcore Kitchen.” The first of its kind in Japan, it introduced Tokyo to the UK Hardcore scene. The musician has since toured Britain and […]

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Three flavors of Idolm@ster for the PSP captured in one trailer

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

Namco Bandai is pulling a Pokemon-like strategy with the Idolm@ster franchise. Three Idolm@ster 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 […]