Sunday, September 20, 2009

Giving a little smack to your XBox

The world of video games has just gotten a ton better!  Or, should I say it got alot better a while ago but I am just getting wind of it now.

According to my search on this lovely treat, Wikipedia has informed me that "Viva Pinata is a  life simulation game developed by Rare, for the Xbox 360 video game console. Although rumors of the title circulated among fans for some time, Viva Piñata was officially announced on March 15, 2006, and first released in November 2006. With a "general audiences" or "everyone" rating, the game provides bright, colorful visuals, intended to appeal to children and more casual gamers. The game received a positive reaction from game critics, despite its poor sales and pre-release advertising."

It gets better!  "The game features a wide variety of piñata types (60 in total), in most cases inspired by real-world animals. Some of the animals are "piñatavores", and must eat other piñatas in order to become residents or reproduce. ]When such piñatas are visiting the garden, they can and will devour garden residents in order to satisfy their own residency requirements. However, once piñatas are residents, they will not eat each other unless instructed to do by the player, although fights can break out between residents who do not share the predator-prey relationship."

Thing is, I am not so sure it's a good idea to have evil pinata eating pinata's out there.  Seems even more painful for them than us blindfoldedly hitting them.

But still, it keeps getting better. In promotion for this game it looks like the Mexico Six Flags assisted in a promotation even where they created their very own Worlds Largest Pinata.

But get this, there is a TV show too!! I am still searching for where I can view these episodes, but for the time being: 

You can still wear your Prom dress and whack a pinata

My co-worker recently forwarded me this tid bit. Seeing as I don't own a TV, I miss out on some of these lovely moments. If anyone out there sees things that I am missing in popular culture, forward them on and I'll post them and give you some credits.

Turns out that a few weeks ago, Renee Zellweger daunted a satin blue prom dress throw back to the Letterman show where they had a nice pinata moment. This pinata however was full of guacamole, something I would not suggest as a filler.

This was an obvious PR ploy to start a little buzz about the upcoming movie, My Own Love Song, and her East Hamptons Mexican restaurant, Blue Parrot.  The movie plot doesn't sound so appealing, however, my only hope is that with all this buzz around the Spanish culture we'll get some sweet pinata action soon.

Thanks Sari... and everyone should check out her great sites, A Design Affair and Bicycle Diaries.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome, Bbienvenido, Bienvenida!!!

I am founder and owner of Llaves Designs where I try and get a little crafty now and then. I started about 2 years ago crafting pinata's for my friends and got suckered into make a go of it as a custom pinata designer. It's really just a way to get a good laugh out of folks when I introduce myself.

I'll be using this forum to keep the world up to date on all the lovely happenings of pinata's since like a party, life is not worth having without a pinata!