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Jimquisition: The best looking game this generation


May 28
The Jimquisition takes a break from discussing consumer shenanigans to focus a little on the games themselves. What exactly is the best looking game this generation, and why does it look better than the games you're all thin... read
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Five games we could really Kinect with


Jan 16
Kinect, as it stands right now, is a "pretty cool" thing. As a supplement to the general operation of an Xbox 360, it's hard for me to imagine living without it now that it's in my home. As an accessory designed for the purpo... read
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: Viva Pinata


Sep 04
Behold, 'tis the "exclusive, between-seasons" episode of HAWP that was shown at today's PAX panel. Not so exclusive NOW, is it? Ha. Hahaha. Muahahah-alright, that's enough.This paragraph is usually the part that wou... read
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Viva Pinata does Dr. Who


Dec 17
Rare may have created these for NeoGAF, but they wanted to let the Destructoid community also know of these rather natty Viva Piñata wallpapers which show the candy-stuffed abominations playing dress-up with a variety ... read
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Rare keeps Killer Instinct rumors going with new Viva Pinata cards


Oct 16
Not a studio to fan the flames of gossip or anything, the guys at Rare have taken it upon themselves to create a selection of "Viva Piñata vs. Killer Instinct" Vision Cards for use with Viva Piñata: Tr... read
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Rare's 'to-do' list for Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise


Sep 08
I pretty much hate MTV Multiplayer because they sometimes have really good ideas that I want to steal, and if they were a smaller blog I could probably do it and bully them into submission -- like all good writers. However, t... read
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Viva Pinata 2 treasure hunt shenanigans and Web site launch


Sep 02
To promote the worldwide release of Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise, Rare is doing a few things for the community this week which should interest all those obsessed with brightly colored, candy-filled sentient horse... read
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Rare isn't immediately interested in Viva Pinata 3, new title in the works


Aug 30
The lead designer of Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise, Justin Cook, recently disclosed that Rare is not immediately interested in another sequel to the family franchise. Cook said “As far as the team is concerned ... read
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Viva Pinata gets simultaneous release on DS and 360


Aug 15
When I started hearing details on Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, I grew very afraid. Last time there was a Viva Pinata game in my house, I didn't get to play the 360 for weeks as my woman dominated the system and re-formed... read
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Believa Pinata followup: New video, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes with Rare


Aug 15
 Remember the Believa Piñata video we posted a few weeks ago? Well, Rare is back again with a follow up piece that further spoofs 2007's Halo 3 advertising campaign. Just watch and come back.  Back? Good... read
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Four player co-op revealed in Viva Pinata 2 achievements


Aug 10
Thirty of Viva Piñata 2's achievements have recently been made public, and while I normally have no interest in posting achievement/trophy lists, this one is actually interesting. It reveals that the multicolored Rare ... read
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First Viva Pinata Vision Card goes online


Aug 07
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is a matter of weeks away, and to pave the way for the colorful Xbox 360 sequel, Rare has revealed the first of its Viva Piñata Vision Cards. If you don't quite remember what the... read
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Believa Pinata: Epic video parodies Halo 3 advert


Aug 01
 The above is a rather amusing spoof of Halo 3's "Believe" ad campaign, using Viva Piñata figurines in place of humanity's last stand. As someone with a fondness for Rare's candy-stuffed animal shenanigans, this certainly raised a smirk from me. Rare really should adopt this as the Trouble In Paradise commercial. It worked for Halo 3.   [Thanks, Power Glove] read
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Viva Pinata is in your paradise, troubling it (on September 5)


Jul 03
If you're an overgrown man-child like me, you'll no doubt be looking forward to the rather gorgeous Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. Microsoft has kindly dated the Rare sequel for us, and fans of candy-stuffed incestu... read
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New Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise screens give you crabs


Jun 24
NeoGAF has four large screens from Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise for you to check out, and if you couldn't tell from the above shot, there's a new animal for your viewing pleasure. Crabs are awesome, and I'm glad to... read
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Last week, Rare Studios very kindly invited me to their secret headquarters in the rain-soaked Midlands to try my hand at the Nintendo DS version of the critically acclaimed Viva Piñata. Viva Piñata: Pocket Para... read feature

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I'm not going to lie. I was so lost when trying to play Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. It's not my type of game at all, and I felt like a fish out of water trying to play it in the time allowed. So instead of a norm... read feature

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THQ announces Viva Piņata: Pocket Paradise for Nintendo DS


May 13
A new Viva Piñata? Yes, the word has been floating around, but THQ nailed it for us today with an official announcement: the game will be called Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise and will come to the Nintendo DS this... read
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Viva Pinata: Party Animals Achievements revealed, nostalgic, awesome


Oct 11
(Editor's Note: Look up. See that? Now that is efficient use of limited headline space! -- Nex)A thread popped up moments ago on NeoGAF -- yes, I F5 the hell out of that place -- revealing the Achievements for the upcoming Xb... read
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Viva Piņata: Party Animals demo is out on XBL and doesn't suck ... wait, what?


Sep 20
Fire up your Xbox 360 and get on Live Marketplace, because a demo for Viva Piñata: Party Animals is now available for download. Most of you probably ignored coverage of the game after hearing that Rare would not be ... read
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Chewy, chocolate-coated gummy proposal: Viva Pinata love


Sep 13
So we know that wedding proposals take place in MMOs all the time, sweet touching moments of deep connection that occur when real people start to forget that Azeroth is not a real place, as their concept of reality becomes ev... read
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PAX 2007: Viva Piņata: Party Animals hands-on


Aug 26
I don't know if it's the combination of sleep deprivation and replacing my daily meals with cigarettes and posing like a metrosexual Spaniard, but I've finally snapped. After spending some time with the psuedo-followup to V... read






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