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Portable Viva Pinata synergizes with Xbox 360 sequel

By Spencer . May 13, 2008 . 7:58pm

Touch screen controls probably fit Viva Pinata better than a cursor controlled by an analog stick. We'll find out soon if this is an accurate assessment when THQ publishes Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise on the Nintendo DS. The portable version will go on sale this fall, around the same time as Viva Pinata: Trouble in […]

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Build mechs in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

By Spencer . May 13, 2008 . 11:09am

Banjo-Kazooie is Microsoft’s family oriented holiday title for the Xbox 360 this year. It’s scheduled to come out in November with user generated content as a key feature. Instead of building stages, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts gives the bird-meets-bear-in-a backpack mascot character a set of tools. Player place wheels, wings, springs, egg guns and engines […]

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Viva Piñata sequel scans Eye of Judgment

By Spencer . May 13, 2008 . 9:50am

Rare is working on a follow up to the commercially unsuccessful, albeit charming Viva Piñata this year. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will arrive in stores this September with a co-op mode for two gardeners. Thirty two new kinds of piñatas populate the magical island, which bumps the number of species (including troublesome sour piñatas) […]

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Ten years later, GoldenEye 007 gains new levels

By Spencer . November 5, 2007 . 5:44am

GoldenEye 007 is arguably the best first person shooter on the Nintendo 64 and it’s probably the best game to use the James Bond license. Rare gave up working on the game many years ago, but since GoldenEye 007 is fondly remembered a community picked up the slack. The GoldenEye Vault is home to a […]

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Tenchu Z: Ninjas on the 360

By Richard . April 23, 2007 . 6:09am

  Remember the days when we were kids and idolized ninjas? Tenchu on the Playstation granted us the chance by putting players into the shoes of these secretive figures and sneaking up on innocent guards in the dark with its excellent stealth system.   Despite its less than stellar outings on the PS2/DS, I have […]

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Next week on Xbox Live Arcade: Jetpac Refuelled

By Spencer . March 23, 2007 . 11:15am

There were rumors that Konami’s galactic shmup Gyruss was going to be this week since it has a March 2007 release date on the Xbox Live page, but fret not. Microsoft announced that the last game coming out in March is Jetpac Refuelled a remake of Rare’s Jetpac with Xbox Live co-op play for two […]

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Xbox Live Arcade games at GDC

By Spencer . March 5, 2007 . 6:21am

  Microsoft sent over a note about some of the Xbox Live games they are going to be showing at GDC:   · “Boom Boom Rocket” (EA and Bizarre Creations). This eagerly anticipated title from EA and Bizarre Creations is a hypnotic rhythm music game that will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade this spring, priced at […]

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Viva Piñata cashes out everywhere

By Spencer . January 4, 2007 . 8:39am

First it’s a video game with a TV series tie in, now Viva Pinata is going to be all over the place. 4Kids Entertainment made a deals to begin making Viva Pinata toys, Halloween costumes, online greeting cards and toys. DecoPac who makes Spongebob cakes is going to be making the Viva Pinata templates. To […]

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Kameo movie in 2007?

By Spencer . December 28, 2006 . 10:44am

After three system changes and many years of waiting Kameo: Elements of Power was a bit disappointing. However, it looks like Microsoft and Rare still have plans for the franchise. According to an IMDB entry a Kameo movie is slated for 2007. Sunmin Park is spearheading the project as the writer and the director. Her […]

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Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update now live

By Spencer . December 14, 2006 . 5:51pm

Remember that rumored Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update we posted a few days earlier? It was real and there are a couple extra games on the list. Conker: Live and Reloaded was long due for backwards compatibility and it just made the list. There are also a couple of surprises for Japanese Xbox 360 owners. […]

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Donkey Kong Country on Japan’s Virtual Console

By Spencer . December 12, 2006 . 6:24am

  While Japan got a strong initial line up for the Wii Virtual Console only one out of the three new games released today are new. Donkey Kong Country (aka Super Donkey Kong) is online for the price of 800 points. Rare’s Donkey Kong platformer was one of the best games on the Super NES […]

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Color your own piñata with these Viva Pinata templates

By Spencer . December 7, 2006 . 9:52am

  Love Viva Pinata? Now you can color your own piñata with these blank Viva Pinata coloring book pages.   Elephanilla | Lickatoad | Buzzlegum | Cocodile | Galagoogoo | Chewnicorn | Fudgehog   Also see: Pages from the Super Mario Brothers Activity book

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Party with Piñatas in Santa Monica

By Spencer . November 27, 2006 . 6:39am

On Saturday, December 2nd, Microsoft is throwing a party to celebrate the launch of Viva Piñata. From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM animals from the TV series Viva Piñata are going to be hanging out at the Santa Monica Pier. You can meet up with Hudson Horstachio, Fergy Fudgehog and Paulie Pretztail. At the party […]

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Growing a garden in Viva Piñata

By Spencer . November 21, 2006 . 12:52am

There are plenty of quality titles on the Xbox 360, but few are exclusive games are geared towards children. Viva Piñata aims to change this, but even with its colorful characters Viva Piñata is a game anyone can enjoy. You start out with a barren garden and a masked girl named Leafos wandering in it. […]

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Microsoft is serious about online safety

By Spencer . November 17, 2006 . 8:29am

Yesterday I got this awesome package for Viva Pinata with a Hudson Horstachio piñata in a wooden crate plus the game. The clever package also had something else, a bunch of online safety pamphlets for parents. Not all of these safety guides come with every copy of Viva Pinata, but Microsoft is trying hard to […]

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