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Arcade coming to an end
« on: May 30, 2010, 09:41:16 am »
Not sure if this was posted already, but here it is.

After 5 years of continued service, the original Arcade Idolmaster will be ending all online services at the start of September.

While all operating Im@s machines will still be operational in offline mode, all online mode activities + mobile phone services will come to an end.
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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 05:31:43 pm »
Wow, this feels kinda huge. I didn't really know iM@S Arcade, but I know many people did, and loved it. R.I.P., iM@S Arcade.  :'(

C'mon, since they're cutting bit by bit, you think they could release some info on iM@S2 bit by bit, as well?? ;_;

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 12:43:59 am »
Curse you NAMCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Well it not entirely bad. Its not like their taking the games out of the Arcades.  This must mean something big is coming. Or their hurting real bad.

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 12:51:57 am »
Or maybe not as many people are playing Im@s arcade now than back some years ago, and Namco moved onto better things to do with their time and money like Im@s 2, hopefully. :~)

Besides, it's not completely dead. Just some additional features got the cut.

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 04:16:03 pm »
Though the truth is, there are only 12 stores in the Kanto region still running Im@s Arcade.

Although I need to admit, the Nakano Plabo Im@s community is still alive and well... this is the only place I know with a dedicated area for Im@s, complete with comics, oekaki notes (with doodles by fairly famous doujin artists) and a towel autographed by Mingos.
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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 05:42:57 pm »
Plabo Nakano is doing a campaign to say goodbye to Arcade iM@S, and it's officially supported!

I got this postcard.


And here are my cards for the unit I finished producing today.
Nearly cried at the arcade lol.
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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 07:26:21 pm »
Aah, that's pretty cool and pretty sad at the same time.

Glad I got my cards a while ago when I was there, even if I didn't even finish the game.
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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 04:55:50 am »
papercraft on their official website:
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/pc_item/

edit: I might try and translate the instructions if you want to construct it and can't figure it out.
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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 02:22:53 pm »
Nearly cried at the arcade lol.

I would of felt really sad too.

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 03:41:32 pm »
papercraft on their official website:
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/pc_item/

edit: I might try and translate the instructions if you want to construct it and can't figure it out.
I think all the assembly manuals look understandable. Anyways, it looks fun, thanks!

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 05:24:08 am »
With some creativity...



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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 06:03:48 am »
That's brilliant! can you explain some of what you did?

like the side panels and fitting your psp inside?
are there other parts that don't seem to be paper?

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 06:43:37 am »
That's brilliant! can you explain some of what you did?

like the side panels and fitting your psp inside?
are there other parts that don't seem to be paper?

I did't make that... ::)
But according to the maker, he changed the scale of the model to 1/5.
He used matte paper to structure the base frame, glossy paper for the green part, OHP Flims for the side panal.

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 06:52:47 am »
That is too awesome XD Never doubt the creativity of fans :) I wish I had thought of that myself.

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Re: Arcade coming to an end
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 08:08:45 pm »
With some creativity...

Except... you can't play it unless you lift up the panel!!!

... But yeah, that's pretty cool.
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