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Angry Birds Star Wars II will use real-world toys


You can play as the pigs!
Jul 15
// Jordan Devore
Rovio's tease from last week has been unveiled and it's pretty much what we expected: Angry Birds Star Wars II. Releasing September 19 for mobile devices, this sequel will span the three prequel movies and even incorporate p...
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Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio teases a possible Angry Birds Star Wars prequel


Anakin Birdwalker
Jul 12
// Chris Carter
Rovio has just teased a new picture today that hints at what's coming next for the Angry Birds franchise -- specifically, Angry Birds Star Wars. Pretty much everyone will recognize this as the iconic poster for Star Wars: A P...
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Tiny Thief

Rovio's Tiny Thief is out today on Android and iOS


I'm loving the art style
Jul 11
// Chris Carter
Developer 5 Ants Games and publisher Rovio Stars (Angry Birds) have released a new iOS and Android game into the wild, and it looks great on paper. Tiny Thief is described as a puzzle game with elements of point and click, a...
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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
// Dale North
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...
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Angry Birds Space Steam

Angry Birds Space finally makes its way onto Steam


What platform is this freaking game not on?
Mar 07
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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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
// Chris Carter
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...
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Despicable Me producer attached to Angry Birds movie


Scheduled for summer 2016
Dec 11
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Angry Birds soda outsells Coke and Pepsi in Finland


Topsy turvy! Everything is upsy-daisy!
Nov 22
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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The DTOID Show: SimCity, Retro City Rampage & Angry Birds


Plus: They still haven't finished that Unfinished Swan.
Oct 05
// Max Scoville
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.
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Rovio exec: Kickstarter turns devs into circus animals


Angry Birds guy slams crowd-funding site
Oct 04
// Jim Sterling
Rovio Stockholm boss Oskar Burman has called out Kickstarter, claiming that the crowd-funding site turns game developers into high paid escorts and performing animals. The man from the Angry Birds camp specifically criticized...
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Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies breaks record for Rovio


Rovio title becomes company's most successful launch in under three hours
Oct 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Angry Birds Trilogy has a 300-hour Achievement


Out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and 3DS
Sep 25
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies launches next week


Sep 17
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Angry Birds getting a real sequel in Bad Piggies


Them pigs be so bad!
Sep 04
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Green Day is jumping on the Angry Birds bandwagon


Aug 20
// Victoria Medina
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...

gamescom: Angry Birds Trilogy looks gorgeous on consoles

Aug 15 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Control wise, you simple just pull back on the joystick on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 controller, and then press A to launch your bird. You get so much more precise aim with the joystick over the touch screen that I know I'm always going to be slightly annoyed when playing the mobile version from now on. There's also PlayStation Move and Kinect support. With Kinect, you use your left hand to aim, and lifting your right hand will launch the bird. Bringing down your right hand will use the bird's special attack. The Angry Birds Trilogy package also includes a ton of extras, from bird biographies, hand drawn sketches from the team from the initial development of the first game, a cutscene viewer so you can rewatch all of the now fully animated cutscenes, and more.  Honestly, as much as I liked the game I know I wouldn't pay $39.99 for it myself. I'm okay with playing the cheapass mobile versions I already have. I think this is for more of the diehard fans if anything, and the moms and dads out there who don't want to stare at a tiny screen to play. 
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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...

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


Aug 10
// Tara Long
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? ...
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Dawww alert: a new Angry Bird appears


Aug 10
// Chris Carter
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...
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Samsung Smart TVs getting gesture-controlled Angry Birds


Jul 20
// Brett Zeidler
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 ...
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Amazing Alex is out now on iOS and Android


Jul 13
// Chris Carter
Rovio's first non-Angry Birds flavored mobile game is finally upon us, and it takes the form of Amazing Alex (which sadly, could have been called The Amazing Chad instead). If you're familiar with the Goldbergian devices of 9...
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Angry Birds 2, er, Amazing Alex drops in July


Jun 29
// Chris Carter
If you thought Rovio was only capable of making the same game over and over, prepared to be shocked, as Amazing Alex is set to drop in July for iOS and Android devices alike, with the Windows Phone release coming at a later ...
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Angry Birds Space is pretty successful guys


Apr 30
// Chris Carter
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 ...
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Rovio buys Futuremark Game Studios


Mar 27
// Daniel Starkey
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...
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Angry Birds Space is now out


Mar 22
// Chris Carter
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...
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Angry Birds theme park coming to Finland this summer


Mar 01
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Rovio's first non-Angry Birds game in production


Feb 24
// Dale North
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...
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Angry Birds Space trailer shoots from the moon


Feb 23
// Dale North
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?
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Rovio teases Angry Birds Space for next month


Feb 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Rovio CEO: Piracy can bring about more business


Jan 30
// Jordan Devore
Speaking about piracy at the music conference Midem, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said something you don't always hear from executives: "Piracy may not be a bad thing: it can get us more business at the end of the day." Granted, this...
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Ladies and gents, the tackiest dress ever made


Dec 06
// Tony Ponce
Today is Finland's Independence Day, so the President invited the country's movers and shakers for a lovely little dinner. Angry Birds' being Finland's number one export of all time, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka was asked to att...

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