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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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Platinum Hits Perfect Dark Zero comes with bonus maps

By Spencer . November 1, 2006 . 10:22am

The budget version of Perfect Dark Zero comes with an added bonus, six extra multiplayer maps that didn’t ship with the original release. The first four maps were released online as an added map pack sold for 500 points ($6.25). Fans of the Perfect Dark series are going to like the two new maps, “facility” […]

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Doom on Xbox Live Arcade and more news from X06

By Spencer . September 27, 2006 . 2:58pm

Microsoft saved some of their best announcements for X06 in Europe. The biggest surprise was the “major franchise” making its way on to Xbox Live Arcade. Early rumors swirled around that it was Metal Slug, which is coming to Live, but actually it’s Doom. Id Software’s horror based FPS is online now with four player […]

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Remember Donkey Kong Country the TV show?

By Spencer . September 22, 2006 . 2:30pm

Viva Piñata wasn’t Rare’s first foray into the silver screen. They got their start back in the 90’s with a 40 episode series of Donkey Kong Country. At first Donkey Kong is just like any regular monkey, hanging out with his favorite nephew Diddy. Then suddenly he stumbles upon the “Crystal Coconut”, which created a […]

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GB Micro, Gamecube, Perfect Dark Zero all fall into the clearance rack

By Spencer . August 28, 2006 . 10:49am

CompUSA is having a clearance sale and if you use the coupon code “Email25” you can save an additional 25%. Some of the better items on sale are: Game Boy Micro – $59.99 Gamecube – $59.99 Game Boy Advance SP – $59.99 Ape Escape: On the Loose – $14.99 Kameo: Elements of Power – $18.74 […]

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What is the deal with the Viva Piñata LGC demo?

By Spencer . August 25, 2006 . 8:26am

There has been a little controversy over the build of Rare’s Viva Piñata at LGC. Fellow game site 1up claims that the early build was “utterly unplayable. It’s not surprising — framerate issues have plagued the game since it was first demoed before E3, likely due to the great detail on the characters and environments […]

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Catch Viva Piñata early

By Spencer . August 24, 2006 . 2:03pm

Microsoft’s next Xbox 360 game Viva Piñata is actually a mixed multimedia project. Airing on 4Kids TV later this fall is Viva Piñata the TV series. The series follows the lives of four piñatas on Piñata Island as they debate the existence of Chewnicorns, fight to be the most popular Horstachio and other zany adventures. […]

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Looking back at the Gamecube

By Spencer . August 7, 2006 . 12:50pm

Now online is an early video of the Gamecube’s software line up pre-release. The video shows demos of some unreleased games like Ravenblade and Kameo: Elements of Power. Also there’s a look at Metroid Prime pre first person mode, Star Fox Adventures and at the end there is a Legend of Zelda demo before the […]

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