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Microsoft has announced next month's Games with Gold lineup, revealing that the Rastan-like barbaric side-scroller Volgarr the Viking will debut for the Xbox One as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Members will also receive a free copy of Rare's Xbox 360 Viva Pinata sequel Trouble i...

October 30th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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You could be forgiven for not staying abreast of news related to the now year-and-a-half-old Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. Heck, we're almost kind of relieved; you have no idea what a hassle it is to dig our "Ñ" key out of the storage shed. But scattered across the globe is a res...

May 7th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Being the season of love, one of our countless admirers, developer Rare, sent over a set of scan-friendly Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Valentine's cards, including three new Killer Instinct characters for your collection. You can view all four new trading cards in the gallery below. Using your h...

February 9th 2009 at 9:01pm 0 Comments
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Looking for a festive and fun video game themed cakes to consume or just admire? Look no further than Washington based Cake Fixation, the creators of both the Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts themed cakes you see above. Note the attention to detail, expert use of...

January 3rd 2009 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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What's better than a cute, cuddly and candy filled Viva Pinata pinata? Easy. A cute, cuddly and candy filled Viva Pinata pinata acting out scenes from famous movies, which is exactly the treat we've been given today. The Rare crew has been feeling extra creative lately (as evident by their lovely...

December 16th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Rare has a pretty neat promotion lined up for the holidays this year. First, the company is offering Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise players a new jukebox to decorate their in-game gardens. To grab the jukebox, simply scan the Piñata Vision Card found after the break. Of course, the...

November 24th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Halloween is almost upon us and in the land of candy-filled piñatas, they're celebrating. Piñatas are celebrating, because Halloween is the only day children opt to go door to door to get their sweets rather than beating defenseless piñata bodies. To show their celebratory sup...

October 30th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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There's nothing better than a Rare treat, is there? Rare has released three special cards to be scanned into Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise that promise "a suitable Pinata approximation of whatever is pictured." The three items pictured? Killer Instinct characters Fulgore, B. Orchid and Tusk. To...

October 16th 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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There are metric ton of titles coming out in the next few months but there have been titles released recently that warrant your attention too. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise may seem like a revamped version of the original but with so many additions it's hard to call it Viva Pinata 1.5. St...

October 3rd 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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In the terrible glut expected this holiday season, it's good to see Microsoft and Rare bringing a piñata to the party. According to reviews, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise doesn't seem to bring anything radically new to the fiesta, but it does make significant improvements to the fo...

September 3rd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent live chat with Rare devotees, Rare's Justin Cook made it clear that there are no plans for any Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise downloadable content. Furthermore, Cook says that Rare is "taking a break" from the Viva Piñata franchise in order to "make something new." Just...

August 29th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

Some of you may have had your fill of the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise BelieVe video series, which is sorta understandable. But, being the hardcore Viva Piñata fanboys that we are, we can never have enough. That's why when we came across the latest BelieVe video, we had no doubt i...

August 22nd 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments