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Xbox 360 Spring Showcase: Hands-on with Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

May 15 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Probably the coolest aspect of the game is the LIVE Vision camera integration. On hand with the demo were a set of Viva Piñata cards. All the cards here had different Piñatas on the cover of the card with a bar code on the side of the card. You can take a card and then hold it in front of the Vision camera, which will then transfer whatever is on the card straight into the game. Besides Piñatas, there will also be environmental cards that change the time of day, the weather and more. Now before you go yelling "ZOMG POKEMONS RIP OFF", it's not. Rare is not going to force players to buy cards here. You can actually point your Vision camera at your PC monitor at a picture of a Viva Piñata card and the game will read that. Print it out on a piece of paper, put your Zune/iPod in front of the camera, whatever. So long as the bar code is readable. The point here is that it's supposed to be a just a little bonus feature. The game looks to be trying to reach out to a bigger audience with some of the new tweaks and additions. Obviously, I wasn't able to spend as much time as I would have liked in order to form a proper opinion, but there's a good chance of a demo coming out, so you can at least give it a try before you buy it. 
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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...

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THQ announces Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise for Nintendo DS


May 13
// Colette Bennett
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...
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Viva Pinata: Party Animals Achievements revealed, nostalgic, awesome


Oct 11
// Earnest Cavalli
(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...
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Viva Piñata: Party Animals demo is out on XBL and doesn't suck ... wait, what?


Sep 20
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Chewy, chocolate-coated gummy proposal: Viva Pinata love


Sep 13
// Leigh Alexander
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...
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PAX 2007: Viva Piñata: Party Animals hands-on


Aug 26
// Earnest Cavalli
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...

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