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All posts tagged "Angry Birds"

  • Angry Birds cartoon series will smash into screens come 16 March

    If a plethora of games, merchandise and soft drinks aren't satisfying your Angry Birds cravings, you'll soon be able to tuck into a web-based cartoon series too. Rovio today announced that the series, to be called Angry Birds Toons will debut on 16 March. According to Rovio, the "series that throws the doors to Piggy Island wide open!" "For the first time ever," it says, "you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters. Join us every week starting the weekend of March 16th for a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of...

  • Thirsty? Feeling malevolent toward pigs? Grab an Angry Birds soda

    If you live in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, then you can now quench your thirst with a can of Angry Birds soda. The beverage, already a smash hit in Rovio's native Finland, is also set to launch in the UK over the next few months. According to The Next Web, Rovio's Mighty Eagle Peter Vasterback had confirmed that the beverage would be made available in four new markets during the BlackBerry 10 announcement. "Right now, we are looking at the UK, so that should happen over the next few months. We want to find the right partners...

  • More than Angry Birds: Rovio launches Amazing Alex

    Angry Birds made Rovio. The game, downloaded over a billion times, made it a household name. Now the Finnish game maker has launched what it hopes will be the next big thing in mobile gaming: Amazing Alex. The game, which is available to iOS and Android users takes gamers though 100 levels and requires them to use 35 interactive objects. Sound familiar? That's because it follows more or less the same well-worn formula that made Angry Birds such a wild success. There is however one big difference, Amazing Alex allows players to design and publish their own levels. ...

  • Angry Birds, Instapaper hit by Apple app store bug

    Developers may prefer iOS to Android, but a few of them aren't going to be Apple's biggest fans. Thanks to a technical issue, a number of newly updated apps are apparently crashing as soon as they're downloaded and opened from the app store. Instapaper developer Marco Arment noticed the glitch after his inbox was flooded with customers complaining about issues with the new version of his reading app. Even though his archived version of the app worked well, the version downloaded from the app store crashed immediately, even after being deleted and reinstalled. This led him to conclude that Apple...

  • From space to the racetrack: Angry Birds launches Formula 1 themed game

    Angry Birds in space not enough for you? How about Angry Birds on a Formula 1 track? Well, you're in luck -- the Finnish gaming giant launched a themed web version of their fowl-flinging game today, as part of their sponsorship with Caterham F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen. It's all chequered flags and red starting lights in Angry Birds Heikki -- the game takes place on Formula 1 race tracks around the world. Currently, the only level available is set on the site of the upcoming British Grand Prix (Silverstone) but that will change as the real-life F1 championship continues...

  • Want to be a millionaire? Make a smart phone game [Infographic]

    Would you like to make a pile of cash? I rate you go into mobile gaming. While you’re merrily launching flocks of birds at a bunch of thieving pigs, gaming companies like Rovio are cashing in. How much is the Finnish game giant making, exactly? Well, its revenue totaled a nice US$100 million last year -- a substantial increase over 2010, where it made US$10 million. Which, you know, wasn’t bad either. It’s...

  • Angry Birds Space downloaded 10M times in 3 days

    If you’re looking for an indication of how big the Angry Birds phenomenon is, you could do much worse than the fact that Rovio’s latest title was downloaded 10-million in the three days following its launch. The Finnish-based games company sent a tweet out announcing how well Angry Birds Space had done: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more! #angrybirdsspace— Angry...

  • Angry Birds in space! What could be cooler? [Video]

    The popularity of Angry Birds has proved that there is nothing more fun than hurtling some seriously pissed off birds at some not-so-nice pigs. Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the game, has been working hard to expand the franchise with other versions of the game such as Angry Birds Rio and Seasons. Now they've moved on to space. Let's face it -- everything is cooler in space. The folks at Rovio teamed up...

  • Angry Birds flies beak-first into Facebook

    Good news for anyone who loves Facebook and loves gaming, but hates Zynga’s slew of social titles. Angry Birds has arrived on the world’s most popular social network. For the most part, the Facebook version of Angry Birds is the same game anyone who’s played it on their smartphones, tablets or Chrome web browser knows and loves -- Kamikaze birds, devious pigs, and destructible scenery. Rovio has, however, added a few social...

  • Only two of 2011’s top apps are available for BlackBerry

    I have mad love for BlackBerry. In a world of beige, it is black. Much as I want the company to succeed, like you, I’ve been watching the slow motion car crash that is RIM. Thorsten Heins has his work cut out for him, and I want nothing more than to see the company make a Lazarus-esque comeback. Until that happens, developers will continue to have little confidence in the platform. There’s a lot of trash talking about this topic, but it’s a fact that BlackBerry is one of the least desirable platforms for developers. Developer interest is such an...

  • Angry Birds set to smash into Facebook

    Rovio’s hit franchise Angry Birds is set to smash beak first into Facebook come Valentine’s Day. According to Asia Tech News, the company is planning a massive launch in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to Rovio head Peter Veserbacka, the decision to launch in Jakarta is a fairly obvious one, given that it is the "global capital of Facebook". The country does, after all, have the second largest Facebook population, after the US....

  • Aussie pop band brings popular games to life [Video]

    A relatively unknown Australian indie-pop band called Hey Geronimo have brought their favourite iPhone games to life in a music video for the title song off their debut album 'Why don’t we do something?'. Some of the popular games featured in the video include Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, Flight Control and Fruit Ninja. The band’s unique “real-life” version of these games is fast on its way to viral status on Youtube...

  • The unexpected winner in smartphone boom: Social gaming

    If you thought a saturation point in social gaming had been reached, think again. More virtual livestock looks set to be traded and petulant fowl hurled at targets as the genre takes hold in the booming mobile phone market, industry experts say. Social gaming, made popular by titles such as "Farmville" and "Angry Birds", was one of the closely followed topics at last week's CommunicAsia in Singapore. The trade fair is billed as an international communications and information technology exhibition and conference is where telecom executives meet annually to check on new trends. When one takes into consideration that it has...

  • Free Angry Birds for Google Chrome

    Free Angry Birds for Google Chrome. I repeat, Free Angry Birds for Google Chrome. Why are you still reading this? Head on over to the Web Store and install Angry Birds to commence with some serious pig popping action right inside Chrome. Rovio made a surprise appearance at the second keynote event of Google I/O today, and unveiled Angry Birds for the world’s biggest platform - the web - via Google Chrome. Thanks to...

  • Angry Birds creates a flap at this year’s Webbys

    The winners of the 15th annual Webby Awards were announced on Tuesday. Famous for identifying the break-out stars of the year, and awarding deserving industry leaders, this year's Webbys, with a good mix of both, should prove to be no different. The Webbys hosted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are held to honour excellence in website design, interactive advertising, film and video, mobile and applications in various categories. There...