In Bandai-Namco's Idolm@ster series, you take on the role of a music producer and create and manage a group of teenage popstars. By mixing Japan's idol and video game cultures, it is no surprise that this series has a fanatic following among Japanese otaku (geeks). But is this following deserved, or is The Idolm@ster nothing more than shameless pandering directed at an eager audience? Let's dive in to The Idolm@aster 2 on PS3 to find out.
Namco Bandai's idol simulator The Idolm@ster features teenage girls. But in Japan, it's not only young girls who are idols. Young boys are, too. More » Read Post
Namco Bandai's Idolm@ster games have been exclusive to Japan since the series started, and for good reason: they're all about being a producer who recruits, trains, and promotes a girl group of "idol" performers. It's a huge sensati... Read Post