Angry Birds, the smartphone diversion beloved by adult and child gamers alike, is making the leap from mobile devices to the big screen.
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Angry Birds have a new space coop.
Angry Birds Space just got a new cadet, with Rovio announcing a bit ago that Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Slash has performed a cover of the game’s theme song, and has also been immortalized with his own guitar-wielding Angry Bird character. You can listen to the cover song, hear what Slash has to say on
Rovio Pulls Down Paywall For Original Angry Birds On iPhone, iPad To Reignite Downloads On Legacy Games
Angry Birds may be one of the most popular apps of all time, but it’s also not exactly a spring chicken, and so, to boost its downloads, publisher Rovio is now making the original iOS versions for iPhone and iPad free. According to Ouriel Ohayon of Appsfire, who was the first to have spotted this, this is the first time Rovio has taken down the paywall on these versions. The moves come as some have observed that Rovio has of late fallen out of the top 80 highest grossing iPhone apps — for the first time since May 2010.
Angry Birds on an 84-inch 4K tablet? Not quite, but if your iPad or Nexus 10 simply isn’t big enough or high-res enough, MyMultitouch has an 84-inch beast to offer instead. The Germany company is showing off its biggest multitouch table/display to-date at CeBIT, a vast 3.840 x 2,160 Ultra HD screen called the Alvaro
Rovio’s Angry Birds series has been one of the most popular mobile game series of all time, and Rovio is cashing in on all the licensing deals. The newest non-game Angry Birds project is an animated cartoon coming in March. It’s called Angry Birds Toons, and it’s set to premiere on March 16 and 17.
Less than a couple days after Rovio teased a new update for Angry Birds Star Wars, the company has released the Escape from Hoth update, which adds 20 new levels to the game, as well as new types of enemies. Plus, there’s new bonus levels that introduce more boss fights. It’s a free update, so
BlackBerry has detailed some of the 70,000 apps that will be available on BlackBerry 10 at launch, with high-profile titles like Skype, Angry Birds, and Twitter all ready to go. The fresh new platform – which will debut on the Q10 and Z10 smartphones – will also get Facebook and Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader. They’ll all
Rovio, the Finnish makers of Angry Birds, said they crossed 263 million monthly active users in December, with 30 million downloads in Christmas week alone and 8 million downloads on Christmas Day. The figure is about 30 percent higher than the 200 million monthly active users the company had at the end of 2011. For perspective, 263 million monthly actives is nearly as many as Zynga has. Zynga reported 311 million monthly active users in the third quarter of last year, and tracking site AppData says that the company currently has 264 million monthly active users on Facebook. Rovio, which found its landmark hit on the iOS platform on its 52nd attempt at launching a game, has set increasingly lofty (and some say, crazy) goals year after year. At an interview I did with the company in November, the company’s chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka said he wanted Rovio to be the first entertainment brand with 1 billion a users a day (or as many as Coca-Cola interacts with). The path to that involves not just smartphone games, but loads of licensed merchandise, animated shorts, a feature length film, and potentially hundreds of activity and amusement parks in China and throughout the world. China recently became Rovio’s biggest market by daily active users. The company expects that around half or more of its revenue will eventually come from real-world goods (not virtual ones).
If you can’t get enough Angry Birds Star Wars action on your phone or tablet, then you’ll be pleased to know that it landed on Facebook today. Now you can play through Rovio‘s take on the Star Wars universe with your Facebook profile, letting everyone know about it in the process. You’re getting mostly the
A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Lucasfilm – before it was purchased by Disney – decided to team up with Rovio for an “Angry Birds Star Wars” project.
The popular Angry Birds game is extending its reach to a galaxy far, far away. The next iteration features the characters, stories and settings of the beloved “Star Wars” films.
Rovio teased a certain film-inspired Angry Birds picture
a long, long last week, and as expected, it’s another new game — Angry Birds Star Wars. Our furious feathered friends are assuming the likenesses of characters from the epic saga, with the trusty Red Bird taking on Luke Skywalker’s role. It wouldn’t be the Rebel Alliance without a dark side to fight, which is where the Pigs fit into the storyline; even the music and levels for gravity-based play will hark back to the film franchise. In addition to the software, details of related merchandise have also been uncovered, including table games, toys and costumes. The game is out on November 8th for iOS, Android and computers, and if it follows the original storyline, we wonder how Red Bird’s going to feel about his porcine family history.
If you’re a fan of Angry Birds video games, a company that owns several resort hotels in Finland is set to construct a series of Angry Birds Activity Parks at three hotels. The first of the three activity Parks based on the Angry Birds video game will be a year-round indoor activity park. The park
Punk’s not dead, it’s just diversifying its portfolio. Having already conquered Broadway, East Bay pop-punkers Green Day are hitting the world of casual gaming with a new episode of Facebook’s Angry Birds Friends that features pig opponents “inspired by band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool.” The offering also features “Troublemaker,” an exclusive song that is most likely a tribute to the hard living ways of porcine egg thieves. Asked to justify his pro-swine stance, Pinhead Gunpowder member Armstrong answered, “We’re all fans of Angry Birds. It’s such an addictive game that when we first started playing it we couldn’t stop. Go Team Green!”
Rovio has introduced a new character for Angry Birds Seasons, a pink-feathered fowl who apparently likes to blow bubbles. This new bird, named simply “Pink Bird,” will be debuting in a new update for the immensely popular game. Alas, we don’t know when the update is scheduled to land, but with Rovio giving the update
As their company’s stock continued to slump, Facebook executives had to face not one but two other pieces of tough news this week.
New Mac owners took their frustration with Apple onto Twitter today as they groused that they have not received redemption codes for the free copy of OS X Mountain Lion they were promised.
Rovio recently gave us a big hint on the Angry Birds Facebook page that a level editor could be coming soon to the game. The Facebook post showed an image of a green pig with building blocks surrounding it, and the pig having thought bubbles illustrating how the blocks might be put together. The new
Samsung and Rovio are going after a couple different segments of the population – those who own an Internet-connected Samsung TV and have somehow managed to never play Angry Birds, and those who own an Internet-connected Samsung TV and cannot get enough Angry Birds. Given that the former consists of people who have never downloaded
For 333 people who used "ninja" as a password for Yahoo Mail or another Web service, Thursday was the day their fleet-footed, black-clad cover was blown.
We’ve all had some good practice at launching a few thousand or so virtual birds into virtual air, and now Rovio may have plans to shake things up a little but allowing users to take the other side by playing as one of the green pigs. After two years of being the target, it seems
First time accepted submitter bargainsale writes “Many recent updates from Apple’s App store are crashing immediately, including Instapaper. Instapaper’s creator, Marco Arment, thinks this is due to corrupt binaries being distributed. As Angry Birds Space is among those affected, there is some hope that Apple may acknowledge the problem and fix it …”
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We’ve seen Angry Birds go into strange places both figurative and literal, but Formula 1 racing? That’s a less natural mix than a peanut butter cup. As a way of backing race driver and fellow Finland native Heikki Kovalainen, Rovio has crafted Angry Birds Heikki, a free web game themed all around its namesake’s escapades during the F1 race year. The gameplay changes are more cosmetic than functional, although that leaderboard matters a little more in spirit than it might otherwise. Perhaps the biggest draw is simply that your gameplay schedule is intrinsically linked to Heikki’s: new sections only unlock as the real-world races get near, so you’ll have an incentive to keep coming back until the Sao Paulo race determines the F1 championship on November 21st. Let’s just hope that there aren’t too many road hogs spoiling either Heikki’s fun or our own.
jones_supa writes with this news, straight from The Irish Times: “Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is considering moving its headquarters to Ireland, chief executive Mikael Hed has said. Rovio employs approximately 400 people, mostly in Finland, but Rovio is in contact with IDA Ireland about establishing headquarters here. The reason for the move would be corporation tax rate, which in Finland is 24.5%, while Ireland’s rate is 12.5%. Companies such as Google and Facebook have also set up European headquarter operations in Dublin for the same reason. Hed said that if the decision was made to move to Ireland, the company would then decide exactly what elements of its operations would move. ‘If we did make that decision then it would be a natural thing to do to have some production [in Ireland] also.’”
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The most sophisticated and powerful cyberweapon uncovered to date was written in the LUA computer language, cyber security experts tell Fox News — the same one used to make the incredibly popular Angry Birds game.
Putting the squeeze on those hardware specifications has lead to several more app casualties on Microsoft’s ever-growing mobile platform. Unfortunately, it includes one of mobile gaming’s biggest hitters: Angry Birds. We gave installation a go on our own Lumia 610 and were met with the unfortunate message seen above. According to WindowsPhoneApps Spanish, it’s not the only one affected by the reduction in RAM on these lower-priced smartphones. PES 2012 won’t run on the lower-specced smartphone, while videocall app Tango also joins its rival Skype on the no-go list.
Well, well, well. As if you couldn’t get your fix of sling-shotting irascible fowl on every other mobile and social platform known to man, Rovio announced this morning that Angry Birds for Facebook (officially known as Angry Birds Friends) has finally done flown the coop and left the warm nest of its beta. Avian double-speak aside, what does that mean exactly?
It means that, having gone through the requisite user testing, tweaking, and multi-billion-dollar IPO-ing, Rovio’s Facebook app is ready for public consumption, with a couple of new features in tow. Angry Birds Friends now boasts tournament mode, new weekly levels, a handful of new ways to earn power-ups, and, of course, tons of social integration.
When will the pain end? Not anytime soon, apparently. Rovio is content to milk the Angry Birds franchise for all it’s worth, announcing that the next installment will involve motor racing. Angry Birds Heikki will be a web-based game that will launch on June 18th. Rovio say that the game won’t be a radical departure
Rovio reports today that their new masterpiece of a bird-hurling mobile game Angry Birds Space has broken the record for fastest-selling mobile game of all time. With 50 million downloads inside 35 days after launch, this space-headed game broke both the highest selling Rovio games’ records as well as the rest of the mobile app
Today an update to Angry Birds Space has been dropped down for several platforms, it including no less than a teaser for a Simpsons expansion in the near future. What this expansion has to do with outer space, we cannot say, but if that’s not a Simpsons-themed pink sprinkled donut, I’ll eat my hat. This
This week the folks at Rovio have gone out of their way to warn new users of their all-powerful game family to seek out the real version of Angry Birds Space, avoiding all shams. As it has been since the beginning of game downloads and as it shall be until the end, fakers and cash-grabbers
OMGPOP’s “Draw Something” is once again the top-selling iPhone application after being knocked off just two weeks ago by the launch of “Angry Birds Space.”
This may be the coolest little remote control helicopter I’ve ever seen. It has dual counter rotating rotor blades of top and a red unibrowed Angry Bird instead of a helicopter body. The helicopter is designed for indoor and outdoor play and promises to be easy to control and survive the inevitable crashes that come
Oh no! The evil pigs of purchase inhibition taken the valuable eggs of smartphone desire and captured them within a complex structure. Fortunately, there are a number of powerful birds that can be slung through the air, space or various sets of children’s movies to smash down the structure. Why can’t they just fly through the air since they’re birds, you may ask? Gee, you sure ask a lot of questions. Just plunk down your $ 0.99 and gear up for in-app purchases for these valuable premiums.
Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: today it announced that it has bought Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of software developer Futuremark.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The team behind Futuremark Games Studio, also based in Finland like Rovio, are all coming over in the deal. Games that the developer has made include Unstoppable Gorg and Hungribles, as well as Shattered Horizon — which, like Angry Birds Space, plays with the zero gravity concept.
The brand new Angry Birds: Space launch has hit a new level of gigantism with an abnormally oversized Red Bird tied on to the Seattle Space Needle. This landmark gains new meaning as the physics-based entertainment game adds its own 300 foot tall slingshot as fans were invited to the top of the beast to
While no doubt swathes of Android and iOS users have experienced massive productivity slumps since Angry Birds Space came out this week, Windows Phone owners will be left staring at their spreadsheets. Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer, at Rovio has told Bloomberg that there are no plans to release the latest iteration of the popular time sink on Microsoft’s mobile platform. Despite the original game still being the most popular app in the Marketplace, Vesterbacka claims that “…it’s a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application.” So, until a Series 40 version is confirmed, you bird slingin’ Nokia fans will just have to wait.
Bird-lovers and pig-haters, today is your lucky day: Rovio has finally pushed the button on the launch of its newest installation of its hugely successful Angry Birds franchise: Angry Birds Space.
The game — which Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka told us last week will be its biggest launch yet — is marked by new characters, a new physics engine and a whole new setting that will take the familiar concept of catapulting birds to destroy pig houses to a whole new frontier.
Millions of people will be nursing sore fingers Thursday when the latest edition of the hit game for mobile devices, “Angry Birds Space,” is launched.