Viva Piñata fiesta this weekend in LA

[UPDATE] Piñatas, piñatas, and more piñatas invade Santa Monica Pier on Saturday; free festivities include a 35-foot-tall Horstachio piñata.

Lopez has plenty of free time for events like these.

To help promote the Xbox 360 game Viva Piñata, Microsoft is holding a family-friendly party this Saturday on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include giveaways of Xbox 360 consoles, copies of Viva Piñata, and other piñata packages. Other activities include learning special Viva Piñata romance dances, photo opportunities with Hudson Horstachio, Fergy Fudgehog, and Paulie Pretztail, face painting, a free merry-go-round, and a 35-foot-tall Horstachio piñata. For more information, read the details over at Microsoft's Gamerscore blog. [UPDATE] The event will be hosted by Mario Lopez--better known as AC Slater from Saved by the Bell.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

32 comments
Ryo-Hazuki
Ryo-Hazuki

I'm glad Rare is making their always original and quality games for Microsoft and not for Nintendo anymore.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

im glad Rare arent making those "do-you-get-it" lame-duck games for Nintendo any more.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Strangely enough this game is the perfect break for when you are tired of chopping up guys on-line with a chainsaw.

makemeweak
makemeweak

This game is so freakin' awesome. Everything that I thought would be fun about it has surpassed my expectations!

vaejas
vaejas

Don't be hatin' on Albert Clifford. Kiiids Incorrrrporated... K....I....D.....S....

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

pinatas and this guy(???). sounds like fun if you have no life.

drummer13us
drummer13us

Maybe if it wasn't the whole way on the other side of the country I might attend.....But sadly I live in Pennsylvania haha

gagan21
gagan21

i want viva pinata :D

Doolum
Doolum

time for MS to get real busy.PS3 and Wii are out.

imperial_agent
imperial_agent

oooh!!! I will happen to be at 3rd Street Promenade (across the street from the Santa Monica Pier) on Saturday afternoon, maybe I'll go to this event and try to get a free Xbox.

TimSpot
TimSpot

I saw Slater outside the Burbank mall once. true story.

Kwazy1981
Kwazy1981

OMG AC Slater in the house? I hope his muscles are greased up along with that mullet!

Carrie
Carrie gamerep

Mario Lopez has a very busy schedule of being cute with his Soul Glo and dimples. TAKE IT BACK TIM!

Natdaddy
Natdaddy

hmm I live like 20 minutes from it...I might hit it up!

soulreaver12
soulreaver12

oh man once again being in the UK sucks ass

I_Stole_the_Tv
I_Stole_the_Tv

Viva Pinata is awesome. I like it a lot more than Gears even. I wonder if these huge pinatas have candy in them...

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Sounds like a cool, family oriented event. I hope it turns out well for them.

VladimirCrow
VladimirCrow

WTF?! Why!? Its a great game though, I liked it.

MarcoSnow06
MarcoSnow06

"sounds like a gay old time " ^ ^ ^ True dat. Heard the game's amazing though. But it seems like they're pitching it to the wrong market (due to the game's complexity, etc). Pastel-colored graphics do not a kid's game make. Most 360 gamers would do well to remember that.

lvlUNE3B
lvlUNE3B

I wish I could be there. *sigh*

bam11bam
bam11bam

Viva Pinata Kicks A$$!!!

chewonthestraw
chewonthestraw

viva pinatas adveritisement is suprisingly much more kiddy and homosexual than the game itself. The game rocks by the way.

magicalclick
magicalclick

I can go, but I need a kid with me. =P Although the game is not so kiddy, but I think the event will be too kiddy for me.

Zero_Beat
Zero_Beat

Make sure to hit Hudson's weakpoint for massive sweetage!

Ryvvn
Ryvvn

I wish I could go, us East Coasters miss out on all the good stuff :(