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Mastering the Art of Young Popstars in Skimpy Costumes [Import Preview]

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.
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Boy Band Coming To Idolm@ster 2 [Tokyo Game Show 2010]

Entertainment / Video Games : Kotaku (4 years ago)

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's Idolm@ster games released on iOS in English (for $55 each)

Entertainment / Video Games : Joystiq (12 months ago)

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

THE iDOLM@STER... Credit Card? [Namco Bandai]

Entertainment / Video Games : Kotaku (6 years ago)

For those of you who might've wondered just how popular Namco Bandai's idol simulation title THE iDOLM@STER, there's this: THE iDOLM@STER Visa card. Originally an arcade game, iDOLM@STER follows a music producer who oversees up-and-... Read Post


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