Viva Pinata places a brutal lens on late-stage capitalism

When Rare developed Viva Piñata it was a cute game for the Xbox 360 to rival Pokémon. It shipped, wholesome and lurid, with every new 360 for basically the console's whole lifespan and spawned a co-operative play sequel, Trouble In Paradise.

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johndoe112111883d ago

I'm confused, is this review a joke? Did this imbecile just write a tediously long extremely boring review just to somehow, in her warped brain, link it to capitalism in order to say capitalism is evil? Or did I read that entire review wrong? Can someone clear this up for me?

meep3161883d ago

It’s from an insufferable sjw, which isn’t that far off from a Marxist.

william_cade1883d ago

This is actually quite sad in actuality. This content writer could be using their time to actually fighting for liberation and the well-being for all in the living breathing world that is our streets, forests and communities.

In stead they choose to do it virtually in the most extreme capitalistic way (an environment where intangibility commands a high price for profit) with a boss begging mentality. How does this apply to those that want to be free from being exploited?

This isn't Marxism or even beyond left, it's a narrative of someone that is enjoying life as an exploiter and a sympathizer to all those that exploit.

The writer is a part of the problem.

CaitSith1883d ago

Women make about ~80% of consumer purchases so, if anything, women benefit from the system and thus are the problem.

Atom6661883d ago

This was a funny read. The comments in here made it better, too.

Maybe, just maybe, some articles are meant to be entertaining and nothing more.


Revival rumors swirl as Microsoft renews Viva Piñata trademark

Viva Piñata could well make a come back after Microsoft moved to renew the trademark, along with Blast Corps.

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-Foxtrot741d ago

Rather see Banjo-Threeie

Hell a remake-revamp of Grabbed by the Ghoulies, great concepts, not executed the best but having everything around you as a weapon was great, with new tech they could get more creative

Sciurus_vulgaris741d ago

Microsoft has been gradually rebooting Rare IPs. I wouldn’t be surprised if MS announces another Rare IP reboot after Perfect Dark release in 2023-2024. Based on popularity you would think Banjo, Viva Piñata and Conker would be the next likely candidates for rebooting [or a new release].

maxbeverett741d ago

Agree completely with you but Viva Pinata would be beautiful with modern graphics

AngainorG7X741d ago

Banjo, Conker, Kameo so many great IPs, come on MS..

maxbeverett741d ago

Conker is a particularly great shout

XiNatsuDragnel741d ago

So much rare IPs cmon Microsoft

Fearmonkey740d ago

I loved the first game, id love a new game like the first one.

EazyC740d ago

This game rocked. It was so relaxing making a little garden and getting pinatas to... Dance with each other.

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5 Neglected Rare Franchises That Also Deserve a Comeback

Jared writes: "With the Battletoads having made a triumphant return, let's look at the rest of Rare's back catalog for which series deserves a return to form next."

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GaboonViper1419d ago

I want a new Perfect Dark, Banjo and Jet Force Gemini.

Bathyj1419d ago

I actually don't want them. I'm not a big fan of Microsoft rehashing IPs they had nothing to do with creating just because they happen to own them.

Before you call me fanboy tell me a game they did that to that actually lives up the the original?

Just leave our beloved memories alone. You want to bring something back, redo crimson Skies or Brute Force. At least they were your games and they need updates.

gamer78041419d ago

I'm all for The Initiative rebooting perfect dark as a third person though, sounds like its trying something new and not just rehashing with a new coat of paint with this idea. Hope we see a tease of it in the next showcase.

gamer78041419d ago

Rumor is The Initiative is working on rebooting Perfect Dark in third person, normally I wasn't a fan of taking existing IPs but if its something new like this I'm up for it.

jznrpg1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

Don’t give them the Battletoads treatment .

TravsVoid1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

Donkey Kong Country is probably my favorite game of all time but I've not connected with much else Rareware has made since other than maybe Killer Instinct. Sea of Thieves has got to be close to my worst $60 purchase I've ever made.

sagapo1419d ago

Viva pinata was kinda fun imo.


Rare Games That Need A Comeback

Kaan writes: "Rare is easily the most historic Xbox Game Studio. Founded in 1985, Rare may have begun life churning out middling titles for Nintendo but in the '90s Rare became a juggernaut within the games industry. They released classic after classic in quick succession and the most impressive part was the variety in titles. Beat 'em ups, Kart racers, platformers, first-person shooters, third-person action games; Rare did it all. But they need to bring some of these games back. Now."

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PhoenixUp1670d ago

Rare’s legacy is the entire reason I even got an Xbox One used at a cheap price

RosweeSon1669d ago

Yeah I got an S for rare replay and halo collection and horizon 3 not much else haha

timotim1670d ago

Perfect Dark
Viva Piñata (multiplat/cross play)
Jet Force Gemini