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Rare releases Pinata love for Valentine’s

Rare’s dropped us word of a special Valentine’s card it’s made for Pinata fans. Get it here. All you have to do is waggle it in front of your Vision Camera and the little hearty fox thing will appear in your Trouble in Paradise garden. If you can’t remember how to do the whole Panata […]

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Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise headlines

  • Rare parodies films with Viva 2 Christmas wallpapers

    Rare’s put out some charming Christmas wallpapers to keep you and, well, you, smiling through the festive season. Look! There’s an Indiana Jones wallpaper with piñatas in it. Put them on your computer. Make an old man happy.

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  • Viva Piñata to get jukebox for Christmas

    Rare popped over an email this afternoon with details of a jukebox you’re going to be able to stick in your Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise garden for the festive season. All you have to do is scan the Piñata card you’ll find after the break with your Vision camera and you could be on […]

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  • GameStation announces half-price Christmas deals

    UK retailer GameStation has announced a slew of Christmas reductions, including Samba De Amigo for £17.49, Battlefield: Bad Company for £19.99 and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise for £17.49. That is literally cheap. Press release after the link.

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  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise demo hits Live

    The Major sends word that a demo for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is now up on Live. Blurb: The Pinata Central database has been ruined by Professor Pester and his band of Ruffians. It’s your job to restore the data by collecting, customizing, & caring for over 100 different piñata species in Viva Pinata: […]

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  • Signed Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is won by...

    Yes, we know. We were supposed to announce this on Monday. We’re a bit rubbish, when all’s said and done. so we’re sorry. Anyway. Last week, for the grand prize of a copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise signed by the team at Rare, we asked you to complete the following sentence: I enjoy […]

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  • Win a signed copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise!

    Rare’s very kindly sent us a copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise signed by the team. We’d like to give it to you. Chances like this don’t come along every five minutes. This is a signed copy of an original Rare game. You can see what you’re playing for in the pictures after the […]

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  • Rare decided against selling Piñata Cards early on in TIP dev

    Speaking to ChannelFlip at Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise’s London launch, Rare’s Adam Park said that a decision was made at the beginning of the game’s development that the game’s Piñata Cards wouldn’t be sold in shops. “We decided quite early on that even though it was something that was quite marketable, we thought that […]

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  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise review

    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is here. We’ve played it to death. We thought we’d tell you all what we thought. After the break.

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  • EG Viva 2 review is an 8/10

    Eurogamer’s posted the its proper Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise review, and it’s an 8/10. The game’s out today. Mike’s going all gooey-eyed over it as we type, so we’ll have a review for you next week. If you’ve got a score you want listing, just drop it in the comments and we’ll update this […]

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  • Viva 2 launch videos released

    On CVG. This is the last media you’re going to get before the game actually launched tomorrow, so take a look at what you should be playing this weekend, if you’ve got any sense. Go and watch the funny animals getting sexy.

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  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise takes 31/40 from Famitsu

    The first proper Viva 2 score’s in, and it’s from Japan. The cutesy animal sequel’s score 31/40 in Famitsu ahead of its European launch on Friday. Still nothing from any European or US sites, but there’s not much time left, so expect a launch-time deluge. Update: A few more scores. Worthplaying’s given it 8/10, while […]

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  • Viva Piñata 2 community site launches tonight, treasure hunt on Xbox.com this Friday

    Rare’s just sent word that the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise community site is to launch tonight in preparation of the game’s release on Friday. You’ll be able it here, but the new stuff hasn’t gone live yet. Game-owners will be able to upload photos of their gardens – along with their Piñata Vision cards […]

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  • Trouble in Paradise team to "take a break" from Viva Piñata "to make something new"

    Speaking in this fansite interview on MundoRare, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise lead designer Justin Cook has confirmed that there’s no plans for any Viva 2 DLC at the moment, and that the team itself will be moving off onto something completely non-Viva related after the game ships. “We don’t have any plans for DLC,” […]

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  • A good thing: Dutch Banjo and VP2 to cost more thanks to translation

    According to this Perfect-Rare story – translated from the Dutch by Gamer.tm – the Dutch (and Belgian) versions of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise are to cost more than elsewhere as they’ve been fully localised. The rest of Europe ill pay €39 for the games, while if you want to […]

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  • Viva Piñata 2 demo in certification

    According to this Eurogamer piece, Rare’s finished work on the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise demo, which is now in certification with Microsoft. “Yes, a demo is on the way,” lead programmer Will Bryan said. “As soon as possible.” He added: “We built the demo from starting, so we’re pretty much ready to roll on […]

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  • NPD to date for 2008: Wii whitewashes while 360 and PS3 thrash it out

    In the wake of July’s NPD figures, we thought we’d look at just how well the ‘big three’ have fared over the last seven months by tallying all hardware data for 2008. We all know Nintendo is having a fantastic year, but just how well is Wii doing? Microsoft and Sony are fighting their own […]

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  • Viva 2 has four-way co-op, says Achievement

    Not sure how legit this is, but there’s a Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Achievement here called “Full House” that’s awarded for playing “4 Player Online Co-op for 1 hour”. We’ll have an ask this morning. Good though, eh?

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  • First Piñata Vision Card goes online

    Rare’s put the first Piñata Vision Card online, as you can see on MundoRare. It’s a Hootyfruity card, as you can see. This chap’s a newbie, according to this story. Unless we’ve got this completely wrong, you can now scan the barcode on the card using the Vision Cam and get the owly detective in […]

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  • New "Believe Piñata" Viva 2 teaser spotted on YouTube

    Amazing what you find when you’re least expecting it. There’s a new teaser for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise after the break, which has seemingly randomly appeared on YouTube. It’s an obvious piss-take of Bungie’s Halo 3 “Believe” trailer. The movie’s live as opposed to CG, and features “good” piñata getting into pickles with the […]

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Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise Latest

  • Rare releases Pinata love for Valentine’s

    Rare’s dropped us word of a special Valentine’s card it’s made for Pinata fans. Get it here. All you have to do is waggle it in front of your Vision Camera and the little hearty fox thing will appear in your Trouble in Paradise garden. If you can’t remember how to do the whole Panata […]

  • Rare parodies films with Viva 2 Christmas wallpapers

    Rare’s put out some charming Christmas wallpapers to keep you and, well, you, smiling through the festive season. Look! There’s an Indiana Jones wallpaper with piñatas in it. Put them on your computer. Make an old man happy.

  • Viva Piñata to get jukebox for Christmas

    Rare popped over an email this afternoon with details of a jukebox you’re going to be able to stick in your Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise garden for the festive season. All you have to do is scan the Piñata card you’ll find after the break with your Vision camera and you could be on […]

  • GameStation announces half-price Christmas deals

    UK retailer GameStation has announced a slew of Christmas reductions, including Samba De Amigo for £17.49, Battlefield: Bad Company for £19.99 and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise for £17.49. That is literally cheap. Press release after the link.

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise demo hits Live

    The Major sends word that a demo for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is now up on Live. Blurb: The Pinata Central database has been ruined by Professor Pester and his band of Ruffians. It’s your job to restore the data by collecting, customizing, & caring for over 100 different piñata species in Viva Pinata: […]

  • Signed Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is won by…

    Yes, we know. We were supposed to announce this on Monday. We’re a bit rubbish, when all’s said and done. so we’re sorry. Anyway. Last week, for the grand prize of a copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise signed by the team at Rare, we asked you to complete the following sentence: I enjoy […]

  • Win a signed copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise!

    Rare’s very kindly sent us a copy of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise signed by the team. We’d like to give it to you. Chances like this don’t come along every five minutes. This is a signed copy of an original Rare game. You can see what you’re playing for in the pictures after the […]

  • Rare decided against selling Piñata Cards early on in TIP dev

    Speaking to ChannelFlip at Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise’s London launch, Rare’s Adam Park said that a decision was made at the beginning of the game’s development that the game’s Piñata Cards wouldn’t be sold in shops. “We decided quite early on that even though it was something that was quite marketable, we thought that […]

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise review

    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is here. We’ve played it to death. We thought we’d tell you all what we thought. After the break.

  • EG Viva 2 review is an 8/10

    Eurogamer’s posted the its proper Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise review, and it’s an 8/10. The game’s out today. Mike’s going all gooey-eyed over it as we type, so we’ll have a review for you next week. If you’ve got a score you want listing, just drop it in the comments and we’ll update this […]

  • Viva 2 launch videos released

    On CVG. This is the last media you’re going to get before the game actually launched tomorrow, so take a look at what you should be playing this weekend, if you’ve got any sense. Go and watch the funny animals getting sexy.

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise takes 31/40 from Famitsu

    The first proper Viva 2 score’s in, and it’s from Japan. The cutesy animal sequel’s score 31/40 in Famitsu ahead of its European launch on Friday. Still nothing from any European or US sites, but there’s not much time left, so expect a launch-time deluge. Update: A few more scores. Worthplaying’s given it 8/10, while […]

  • Viva Piñata 2 community site launches tonight, treasure hunt on Xbox.com this Friday

    Rare’s just sent word that the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise community site is to launch tonight in preparation of the game’s release on Friday. You’ll be able it here, but the new stuff hasn’t gone live yet. Game-owners will be able to upload photos of their gardens – along with their Piñata Vision cards […]

  • Trouble in Paradise team to “take a break” from Viva Piñata “to make something new”

    Speaking in this fansite interview on MundoRare, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise lead designer Justin Cook has confirmed that there’s no plans for any Viva 2 DLC at the moment, and that the team itself will be moving off onto something completely non-Viva related after the game ships. “We don’t have any plans for DLC,” […]

  • A good thing: Dutch Banjo and VP2 to cost more thanks to translation

    According to this Perfect-Rare story – translated from the Dutch by Gamer.tm – the Dutch (and Belgian) versions of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise are to cost more than elsewhere as they’ve been fully localised. The rest of Europe ill pay €39 for the games, while if you want to […]

  • Viva Piñata 2 demo in certification

    According to this Eurogamer piece, Rare’s finished work on the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise demo, which is now in certification with Microsoft. “Yes, a demo is on the way,” lead programmer Will Bryan said. “As soon as possible.” He added: “We built the demo from starting, so we’re pretty much ready to roll on […]

  • NPD to date for 2008: Wii whitewashes while 360 and PS3 thrash it out

    In the wake of July’s NPD figures, we thought we’d look at just how well the ‘big three’ have fared over the last seven months by tallying all hardware data for 2008. We all know Nintendo is having a fantastic year, but just how well is Wii doing? Microsoft and Sony are fighting their own […]

  • Viva 2 has four-way co-op, says Achievement

    Not sure how legit this is, but there’s a Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Achievement here called “Full House” that’s awarded for playing “4 Player Online Co-op for 1 hour”. We’ll have an ask this morning. Good though, eh?

  • First Piñata Vision Card goes online

    Rare’s put the first Piñata Vision Card online, as you can see on MundoRare. It’s a Hootyfruity card, as you can see. This chap’s a newbie, according to this story. Unless we’ve got this completely wrong, you can now scan the barcode on the card using the Vision Cam and get the owly detective in […]

  • New “Believe Piñata” Viva 2 teaser spotted on YouTube

    Amazing what you find when you’re least expecting it. There’s a new teaser for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise after the break, which has seemingly randomly appeared on YouTube. It’s an obvious piss-take of Bungie’s Halo 3 “Believe” trailer. The movie’s live as opposed to CG, and features “good” piñata getting into pickles with the […]

  • IGN gets Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise hands-on

    IGN got some face-time with Rare’s Viva Pinata at E3 this week, and was surprised by just how many new features the game contained. “At the surface, Trouble in Paradise looks a lot like the first game. That’s, for the most part, a good thing since the original Viva Pinata was a lot of fun,” […]

  • Microsoft’s E3 press release: all the games in one place

    Microsoft has put out a press release detailing all the game we can look forward to this year and next. You saw most of them this evening but there are a couple that didn’t make it. After the drop, if you please. By Mike Bowden

  • Two new Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise movies posted

    On IGN. If you’re not charmed by Rare’s little monsters you have a heart of stone. Go watch.

  • Live multiplayer confirmed for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

    In this interview with GameFocus, Rare’s Justin Cook has confirmed that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will, definitely, have proper online multiplay. “We have a new two-player mode where you can share a garden with the person sitting next to you on the sofa,” said Cook. “I can confirm that there will be multiplayer over […]

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise gets solid date

    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will release on September 5, Microsoft confirmed this evening. The 360 sequel is to include 30 new piñata species, areas to explore outside gardens, and co-op modes. Press release after the link.

  • New Viva 2 shots released

    On NeoGaf. Looks lovely, as ever. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is, obviously, an Xbox 360 exclusive and will be releasing in September.

  • New Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise trailer released

    It’s on Gamershell. From the site: Microsoft Game Studios released a new trailer of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, a new game for Xbox 360 featuring full cooperative and online gameplay modes. In Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses […]

  • New Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise shot posted

    After the link. Just one shot of Rare’s Viva sequel, you lucky, lucky people. It shows a lovely camel thing in some kind of desert environment. See for yourself.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise video interview

    After the break. It’s Rare assistant producer Adam Park talking to Gamespot UK. There doesn’t appear to be any video in it at all, just the stills released earlier today. You can see all our coverage on the sequel so far here. Take a look at the interview after the break.

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Cluck Norriss one of over 100 creatures in Viva Pinata 2

    Whilst talking about Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise’s new card system, Danish site Gamereaktor has confirmed that there will be over 100 different Piñatas in the sequel, including a chicken called Cluck Norriss and a Yeti. “Suddenly I had huge animals such as gorillas, moose and Yeti’s running around the middle of the garden, whilst […]