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Rovio layoffs

Angry Birds studio Rovio sheds over 200 jobs

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 cut up to 260 j...

 
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Shakira

Shakira and Angry Birds developer teaming up for 'Love Rocks'

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 can watch the t...

 
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Angry Birds

This trailer for The Angry Birds Movie falls flat

I'm sorry, parents. Your kids are probably going to want to see this. You have until May 2016 to break their spirits.

 
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Sonic on Piggy Island

Sonic's next adventure takes him to Piggy Island

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 we celebrated So...

 
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Angry Birds 2

None of the Angry Birds 2 Angry Birds look like happy birds

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 off, and every...

 
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Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds 2 is happening, whether you like it or not

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 series ha...

 
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Angry Birds

Angry Birds developer lays off some staff, but less than anticipated

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 branch, and the CEO...

 
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Angry Birds

The Angry Birds movie now has a star-studded celebrity voice cast

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 Wreck-It Ralph...

 
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Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio announces Angry Birds Star Wars 2: Rise of the Clones

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 Clones --...

 
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Flappy planes

Rovio tries its hand at capturing the Flappy Bird audience

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 spotlight, and as suc...

 
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Angry Birds Epic

See Angry Birds get their Final Fantasy on in this new trailer

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, it probably won...

 
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Angry Birds Epic

Angry Bards: The next Angry Birds is a turn-based RPG

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 Epic is the oppo...

 
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More Angry Birds

Rovio announces Angry Birds Stella

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 Stella. Stella ref...

 
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Great, now the NSA is using Angry Birds to spy on you

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 been specifically ...

 
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Puzzle & Dragons

Sigh, Puzzle & Dragons now has Angry Birds dungeons

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 puzzle game no...

 
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Puzzles & Dragons

Angry Birds heads south to Puzzles & Dragons this month

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, those pesky (r...

 
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Angry Birds

Angry Birds Go! is a kart racer coming this December

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'd expect, so I...

 
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Angry Birds Star Wars 2

Emperor Palpatine wants you to play Angry Birds Star Wars

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, the game will lau...

 
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Activision bringing Destiny, Ghosts, more to gamescom

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, and is the heigh...

 
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Review: Tiny Thief

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.   read

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Angry Birds

Angry Birds Star Wars II will use real-world toys

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 physical toys in...

 
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Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio teases a possible Angry Birds Star Wars prequel

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 Phantom Menace, ...

 
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Tiny Thief

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

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, and it has an in...

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

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, Finland-based comp...

 
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Angry Birds Space Steam

Angry Birds Space finally makes its way onto Steam

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 has made its way...

 
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Angry Birds Wii and Wii U

Angry Birds Trilogy is coming to the Wii and Wii U

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. Activision announced tha...

 
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Despicable Me producer attached to Angry Birds movie

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 Angry Birds film,...

 
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Angry Birds soda outsells Coke and Pepsi in Finland

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 Sonic the Hedge...

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

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. VI...

 
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Rovio exec: Kickstarter turns devs into circus animals

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 the offering o...

 

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Dreamweaver

Yeah, remember when Quickposts were taken over by catgirls? Well, following in Meanderbots lead, I decided to redraw one of my other original characters (I have dozens) as a Heres Mayuki, who is supposed to be this pudgy girl loves to Yay?

 
Retrofraction

It only took 4 years, but I have an interview at a small production company would say I am excited, but I am very tired I have to go shopping for clothes to wear at it XD

 
Dreamweaver

I suck at drawing yet heres an image I It features one of my original characters, Brianna, just chilling out playing games while her friend, Tetsuya, Was supposed to be a two-part image where she rage-quit, but I couldnt make it >^<

 
JcDent

How to make a CnC Generals Add Profit?

 
JcDent

I always thought that videogame helicopters are only there to crash dramatically, either to put you into a level or force you to reach a secondary Eurogamer goes to add that they also serve as exposition dumps, too!

 
Pixie The Fairy

I just want to see the next Nintendo Sony pretty much handed Nintendo that market when they gave up on Sonys Japanese studios are gonna need something to

 
StriderHoang

Who says I cant fall in love with myself?

 
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Chris Bradshaw

Which one is This?

 
TheAngriestCarp

When youre trying to work on a super important project thats due in eight hours and Overwatch sits on your desktop, taunting

 
hlarge4

My daughter turned 6 20 minutes My next child will be born in exactly 36 Is this a tI me to be alive or There arent enough ways to say how happy I

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Sony sells PS4 as a profit and its a good Nintendo sells NX at a profit and its a bad Its about as astounding as it is

 
Agent9

A piece from an old comic long since Its still really good though

 
Jed Whitaker

Fuck Overwatch, Ill be playing Battleborn tonight on my (No, but really, they are both pretty good games from what I can

 
SeymourDuncan17

Second reminder to Vita owners: Get Im officially staying up late to play it, backtracking for optional

 
Torchman

Played MK8 200cc with the competitive community Mmmmmm, felt good being reminded theres a game where I will for sure get my ass kicked

 
Nekrosys

Well, Ive just thought of an idea thatd be equal parts amazing and terrible: Gravity Rush for PS Itd be pretty fucking amazing, but the motion sickness would be SO

 
Shinta

Finally made it to Nue in Getting my ass served on a Got him to like 55% once I think

 
Larxinostic

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact your nearest

 
Jinx 01

I think this is new, maybe added in a recent Windows update? (Im on 7) If you press the guide button after starting your wireless 360 controller it shows the battery charge Wonder if that interferes with Big Picture Mode, that used it right?

 
GoofierBrute

You The Overwatch Its Like holy crap is this

 
hlarge4

I got a Loot Crate DX and I love Horde and alliance burbon glasses? Yes please! Massive D20 shaped chilling rocks? Why, Ill take that! 8 inch, glow in the dark adventure time figure? Howd you Lightweight Zelda hoodie? Its on my bod!

 
TysonOfTime

Played some Overwatch Beta at my friends house since my code hasnt arrived yet Its so much Its so incredibly I got the play of the game as Mei and I just feel so much more excited for the full game to

 
OverlordZetta

Sometimes you just gotta

 
jak2364

Just started playing through Doom 3 for the first This It kinda feels like 1 and 2 have aged better than this The gunplay feels really Not even sure if I want to continue Is the story good?

 
Jinx 01

The most popular pages on my Steam grid image Its cool knowing so many people are using my stuff! Nekopara made it into the top All of you pervs, buying the dirty version and adding a Steam shortcut!

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Does anyone here want a code for Shantae and the Pirates Curse for 3DS or Freedom Planet for WiiU? Theyre both great games, but I own them I just want them to go to someone wholl play them

 
Sir Shenanigans

Yeah so I bought that Ultimate Muscle Looks hilarious! Also Resistance 2 and 3 for I win #stilldonthaveenoughtimetoplayeverythingcerealfordinnerhahahahahelp

 
JuIc3

Im playing more Bloodborne, feel free to

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Oh my goodness, Overwatch is so damn Im playing with a couple friends right now This is being You cant stop

 

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