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Rovio ain't angry: $194m in revenue, 45 percent from toys


A record year for the casual games company
Apr 04
Who says you have to make AAA console games to make money? While the big guys are shutting down left and right, Rovio flings off their financial results for 2012 showing that they're growing at an amazing rate. The Espoo, Fin... read
Angry Birds Space Steam

Angry Birds Space finally makes its way onto Steam


What platform is this freaking game not on?
Mar 07
Rovio has expanded their Angry Birds empire today, conquering the last foreseeable platform left with Angry Birds Space: Steam. It's weird to think about, but, yes, this is the very first time an Angry Birds title h... read
Music

Some classic game songs with a Middle-Eastern twist


Contra, Mario, Angry Birds, and more all get covered
Mar 06
I've listened to plenty of videogame musical covers in the seven years I've worked at Destructoid. Yet, this is the first time I've heard of a musical cover montage with a Middle-Eastern twist to them. There's even some games covered here I'd never expect, like Alley Cat. [Via The Awesomer] read
Okay games, great lawsuits
When I first heard that Electronic Arts was suing Zynga over The Ville, a rather blatant ripoff of EA’s The Sims Social, I was pretty excited to see the outcome. After all, there’s nothing worse than a company whose only business model is to steal the works of small game developers, and given some of The Ville's obvious lifts, it seemed as though EA had a very solid case. read feature

Angry Birds Wii and Wii U

Angry Birds Trilogy is coming to the Wii and Wii U


Set for some point in 2013
Feb 15
Although the Angry Birds Trilogy had a 360, PS3, and 3DS release last year, it looks like the Activision/Rovio/Nintendo partnership is seeing more action in 2013, as the trilogy is now set for Wii and Wii U release. Activisio... read
Releases

New releases: Batten down the hatches, DmC is upon us


Plus the BioShock collection, Borderlands 2 DLC, and more
Jan 14
Another week of new releases is upon us! I hope you're not broke. After many months of furious debates, arguments, and colorful name calling, we can finally shut the hell up and just play (or not play) DmC: Devil May Cry.&nb... read

Despicable Me producer attached to Angry Birds movie


Scheduled for summer 2016
Dec 11
It's wild to think how successful Rovio has been in adapting Angry Birds to so many different areas -- in fact, a full-fledged animated movie seems relatively tame by comparison. The company has given another update on the An... read

Angry Birds soda outsells Coke and Pepsi in Finland


Topsy turvy! Everything is upsy-daisy!
Nov 22
WUT. No, seriously. WUT. The fact that there is Angry Birds soda isn't what shocks me. You can buy novelty Mega Man and Pac-Man energy drinks. I sampled some very sugary Mario-themed beverages back in the day. Hell, remember ... read

Angry Birds Star Wars sounds like what you would expect


Oct 08
In retrospect, Rovio Entertainment collaborating with Lucasfilm seems spot on. Not so much thematically, but in terms of how both Star Wars and Angry Birds have made obscene amounts of money through merchandising. Now, t... read

The DTOID Show: SimCity, Retro City Rampage & Angry Birds


Plus: They still haven't finished that Unfinished Swan.
Oct 05
We weren't live today, but that's okay. We still love you. To prove it, here's some news about Sim City, Retro City Rampage, Angry Birds, and of course... The Unfinished Swan. So, different types of cities, and different types of birds. VIDEO GAMES. read

The 'next big thing' for Angry Birds involves Star Wars


Oct 05
I know, I know -- but it's not any more ridiculous than Green Day partnering with Angry Birds. An official tweet from @AngryBirds directed users to a new Tumblr page, which has an animated version of the above teaser. (Try no... read

Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies breaks record for Rovio


Rovio title becomes company's most successful launch in under three hours
Oct 03
Bad Piggies popped on to the App Store last week and it didn't take long to become Rovio's most successful game launch to date. It took less than three hours, according to the publisher, to hit the top of the App Store's... read

Angry Birds Trilogy has a 300-hour Achievement


Out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and 3DS
Sep 25
This week marks the release of Angry Birds Trilogy on 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, a $39.99 ($29.99 for 3DS) compilation that includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. There's the launch trailer, w... read

Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies launches next week


Sep 17
Whilst the Angry Birds franchise strives to become perhaps the most ubiquitous Scandinavian thing ever, displacing IKEA and ABBA, it seems like we often forget there's a series of videogames at the heart of it all. The n... read

Angry Birds getting a real sequel in Bad Piggies


Them pigs be so bad!
Sep 04
Rovio has announced an actual sequel -- not a spin-off -- to its ludicrously popular Angry Birds series. Bad Piggies reverses the roles and puts players on the side of the green pigs that have served as cannon fodder across ... read

Green Day is jumping on the Angry Birds bandwagon


Aug 20
Because Angry Birds has to have it's hand in everything, or maybe because everyone wants to be part of this ever-expanding franchise, Green Day is now teaming up with Rovio to add band themed levels to the hit game. Thes... read

So I like Angry Birds. Yeah, I said it haters. It's a fun physics based puzzle game, and a great time waster when I'm on the go. I can never look at the mobile game the same again though thanks to what I played of Angry Birds... read feature

The DTOID Show: Boobs, Birds, and BioShock Infinite!


Aug 10
Happy Friday, wonderbuns! Max and I totally hosted a live Destructoid Show today but forgot to post about it here beforehand and now EVERYTHING SUCKS. You'll watch the recorded episode though, right? To make me feel better? ... read

Dawww alert: a new Angry Bird appears


Aug 10
It looks like the newest member of the Angry Birds family is "Pink" -- a cute looking character that enjoys blowing bubbles, and happens to share the other birds' disdain for pig-kind everywhere.It's unclear what Pink's exac... read

Angry Birds USB controller designed for student project


Aug 09
Check out this physical controller designed by students at Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design for use with Angry Birds. As you can see, it tilts, pulls, fires and totally belongs in my house. Setting aside for the mo... read

Samsung Smart TVs getting gesture-controlled Angry Birds


Jul 20
In Rovio's quest to get Angry Birds on every single platform currently active in the market, the bird launching simulator will be headed to the twenty people out there who were able to afford a Samsung Smart TV (Samsung 2012 ... read

E3: Angry Birds coming to consoles courtesy of Activision


Jun 08
As spotted by The Escapist, a promo reel shown off at the Activision E3 booth included a small hint at the publisher's involvement with Angry Birds. While nothing has been announced formally, a nearby company rep did offer a ... read

Angry Birds Space is pretty successful guys


Apr 30
According to Rovio's own blog, Angry Birds Space has just hit 50 million downloads in a little over a month. They also state that the game broke all of their previous sales records (which are probably mobile wide, and set by ... read

Miyamoto loves Angry Birds, wishes he'd made it


Apr 12
Love it or hate it, Angry Birds is still a massive deal, as evidenced by the ludicrous amount of merchandise surrounding it. While it's become cool to despise, legendary videogame developer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken its side... read

Rovio buys Futuremark Game Studios


Mar 27
Rovio, of Angry Birds fame, has now acquired the game studio arm of the Futuremark. The latter company, mostly known for 3DMark, PCMark, and Peacekeeper, has been doing pretty well for themselves in the gamespace after t... read

Angry Birds Space is now out


Mar 22
Today is the day you will always remember as "the day Angry Birds Space was released for iOS, Mac, Android, and PC". At some point in ten years your posterity will ask you "where were you when our great savior relea... read

Angry Birds theme park coming to Finland this summer


Mar 01
Oh, don't tell me you honestly didn't see this one coming! Angry Birds has become Finland's chief export, so naturally, a theme park was going to be constructed. It happened with Pokémon, it happened with Charles Dicke... read

Rovio's first non-Angry Birds game in production


Feb 24
Rovio is worth a bazillion dollars from their bird flinging physics title Angry Birds, and they've got a new sequel coming, but they're also working on a new IP that they'll release in a couple of months. Aside from this bein... read

Angry Birds Space trailer shoots from the moon


Feb 23
Angry Birds Space will be coming out next month, and to celebrate they've created this crafty teaser (it's a tease because they don't fling the bird) trailer using NASA footage. It's pretty funny. "Stop jumping!" The game launches on March 22, but an announcement for the game is coming on March 8.  Houston, would you have a problem with this becoming a multiplatform console game? read

Rovio teases Angry Birds Space for next month


Feb 17
Would you look at that. Rovio is continuing to push the Angry Birds brand while the going is still good. The company has a teaser website for a new project, Angry Birds Space, that tells us to expect more on March 22. Presuma... read

Angry Birds: 6.5 million downloads on Christmas Day


Jan 04
What. In. The. Hell? Angry Birds was downloaded 6.5 million times on Christmas Day? It's like every device given at Christmas was gifted solely for use with Rovio's silly game. This massive one-day figure includes both free a... read

Tetris manager: Angry Birds is just a fad


Dec 22
No sh*t, Tetris guy. You knew that the silly physics flinger was on the way out when you started seeing too much branded merchandise at the checkout stand at the grocery store. I saw a senior citizen with an Angry Birds shirt... read






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