Company trying to get leaner, more agile
Rovio Entertainment is parting ways with 213 employees, according to the developer.
The announcement follows months of "employee negotiations," which began in late August, when the Finnish mobile game giant revealed plans to ...
Do you love Shakira? How about Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds? Well I have a pitch for you -- it's a game featuring Shakira, created by Rovio. Whoa!
Yes, this is not a joke or drill, Love Rocks is a real thing. You ...
'That's the joke'
I'm sorry, parents. Your kids are probably going to want to see this.
You have until May 2016 to break their spirits.
NOT some messed up erotic fan-fic
Something has happened to Sonic. It's been happening for years. Sonic is a weird porn figure, the subject of countless adolescent Deviantart drawings and erotic fan-fics by kids still figuring themselves out.
Also, us, when w...
Flippin' the bird
Like a story Alfred Hitchcock once told, our fine, feathered friends aren't in a good mood today. The aviary community is up in wings over the launch of Angry Birds 2 on Android and iOS. They're irritated, upset, pissed...
Wait, Angry Birds 2? I thought that Rovio had made like, 15 Angry Birds games in the past few years? Well you'd be mostly right, but the full sequel is coming later this month on July 30, the developer has announced...
The birds need to be angrier
Rovio has announced it is cutting some of its workforce. While the number was said to be 130 jobs, as of this week that number is now 110, with some employees going through renegotiations. The publisher is cutting down a bran...
But is it actually going to be any good?
The Angry Birds movie is not only a real thing, but it seems as though production is well underway, with a cavalcade of celebrity voice talent just announced today. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Clay Katis of...
Extra levels in Stars Wars 2
I've always maintained that the Angry Birds series isn't bad from a gameplay perspective, but hot damn there are a lot of iterations of them at this point. The latest announcement is Angry Birds Star Wars 2: Rise of the...
The Flappy Bird developer pulled his game from the public marketplace because the copious sums of money weren't worth the stress of the spotlight. Angry Birds developer Rovio has no problem being in the spotli...
Angry Birds Epic
Angry Birds Epic is coming, and it's going to be a turn-based RPG. Wait what?
It has crafting, turn-based battles, magic, and of course, microtransactions. It also stands to reason that given the mass appeal of Angry Birds, ...
Angry Birds Epic
If Angry Birds Stella was Rovio playing it safe (make the same game but the bird is pink, that way girls will know it's for them even though girls and everyone else already play Angry Birds), the newly announced Angry Birds E...
A new chapter in the Angry Birds franchise
You didn't think Rovio was going to stop putting out Angry Birds games anytime soon, did you? Because the studio has just announced "a never before seen part of the Angry Birds Universe," titled Angry Birds Ste...
I'm serious, this isn't like a joke headline
Both the National Security Agency and the British Government Communications Headquarters has been spying on us through Angry Birds. They're able to get personal data from phone apps, and Angry Birds is one app that's bee...
And I hate everything
The plague that is Angry Birds is infecting everything. Even the cocaine-coated fusion of Pokemon and Bejeweled that is Puzzle & Dragons cannot resist the avian epidemic. The feverishly popular role-playing...
This collaboration makes a little more sense
Hot off their Batman: Arkham Origins crossover, GungHo Online Entertainment has landed another collaboration that makes a little more sense for their addictive dungeon-crawling puzzler. Beginning November 18, till December 1,...
And yeah, it's free to play
If M&Ms are allowed to have a kart racer, surely Rovio can try its hand at the genre free of guilt. Those angry birds are certainly iconic, and I suppose that's what matters most here.
Angry Birds Go! is exactly what you...
Those angry birds won't quit
Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films), wants you to "Join the Pork Side" in Angry Birds Star Wars 2. Set to drop on September 19 for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones, it'll be a $0.99 app -- on Android, th...
Plus Skylanders SWAP Force and Angry Birds
Activision will be at gamescom and are planning to wave their giant wads of money around as they will have the biggest ever demo-theater ever built in gamescom history for Destiny. It comes in at 72ft in length, 43ft wide, a...
Old and new-school adventuring
The mobile market never ceases to surprise me. Amidst a sea of heavy in-app-purchase exploitation, pay-to-win games, and clones, there are still a large number of modern classics that brave the choppy waters and come out on top.
Tiny Thief is the latest example of this triumph. It knows its roots, it looks unique, and it executes the touch-screen setup flawlessly. It's also extremely adorable.
You can play as the pigs!
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...
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...
I'm loving the art style
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...
A record year for the casual games company
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...
What platform is this freaking game not on?
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...
Angry Birds Wii and Wii U
Set for some point in 2013
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.
Scheduled for summer 2016
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...
Topsy turvy! Everything is upsy-daisy!
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 ...
Plus: They still haven't finished that Unfinished Swan.
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.
Angry Birds guy slams crowd-funding site
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...