Angry Birds Epic Gameplay

Video: Angry Birds Epic trailer reveals completely revamped gameplay

By on March 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Video: Angry Birds Epic trailer reveals completely revamped gameplay

Rovio on Monday posted on YouTube an official gameplay trailer for its upcoming Angry Birds Epic game, revealing how this new role-play game looks and what kind of battles it will have to offer. The game is initially only available on iOS devices in three markets: Australia, Canada and New Zealand. According to the video, Angry Birds Epic will have a turn-based combat system that will be more than familiar to Hero Academy fans, departing from the tried and tested bird-slinging action from previous Angry Birds titles. More →

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Angry Birds Epic RPG

Video: Angry Birds Epic is Rovio’s new turn-based, avian RPG

By on March 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Video: Angry Birds Epic is Rovio’s new turn-based, avian RPG

It’s no surprise that the Angry Birds craze is far from over, but the latest entry in the popular mobile franchise might be the biggest departure yet for Rovio. Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG, and although details are scarce, we can assume that means we’ll see plenty of interchangeable characters, random battles and upgradeable stats. According to Kotaku, crafting will also play a large role in the game. Players will be able to purchase materials with in-game currency or real money to craft equipment for their characters. The game will soft launch on the App Store in Canada and Australia later this week, with “other countries to follow.” Check out the teaser trailer below. More →

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New Angry Birds Game Release Date

Angry Birds tries to dethrone Flappy Bird with mysterious reveal

By on February 12, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Angry Birds tries to dethrone Flappy Bird with mysterious reveal

Before the mobile smash hit Flappy Bird dominated the news cycle, Finnish company Rovio ruled the roost with its own group of suicidal avians. Now that Flappy Bird has flown the coop, Rovio is cautiously stepping back into the daylight with a new game in the Angry Birds franchise. The new Angry Birds will feature a fresh flock of birds to toss at the marauding green pigs, as Rovio revealed in a tweet, but we will have to wait until Thursday to learn the title of the game and to see whether or not Rovio has partnered with another major property this time around. This browser-based ripoff of Flappy Bird should tide you over in the meantime.

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Rovio Angry Birds NSA Spying

Rovio denies selling out Angry Birds players to NSA

By on January 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Rovio denies selling out Angry Birds players to NSA

Although we’ve come to expect the National Security Agency to spy on Internet users by hacking into Microsoft, Google and Facebook’s data centers, even the most cynical among us didn’t imagine that the NSA had similarly latched its tentacles onto Angry Birds. And yet that’s just what we learned on Monday when a Pro Publica investigation found that spy agencies are able to determine an Angry Birds player’s “location, age, sex and other personal information” using data culled from advertising firms such as Millennial Media. More →

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Angry Birds NSA Spying WTF

WTF of the week: The NSA might be watching us through Angry Birds

By on January 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

WTF of the week: The NSA might be watching us through Angry Birds

Is nothing sacred to the international spy community? According to Pro Publica, leaked British intellgence documents reveal that spy agencies around the world are able to determine “[a] player’s location, age, sex and other personal information” by siphoning data from mobile apps such as Angry Birds. One of the British reports even includes the specific code used to harvest user profiles from Angry Birds. More →

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Angry Birds North Korea Tablet

Kim Jong-un stole Angry Birds

By on November 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM.

Kim Jong-un stole Angry Birds

Rovio has confirmed to Washington Post that it did not license Angry Birds to North Korea’s new Android tablet  called Samjiyon. The tablet comes preloaded with a pirated version of the game. Samjiyon has been receiving surprisingly hot early reviews and is apparently a perfectly serviceable 7-inch tablet. Some tourists have been snapping up the device in Pyongyang for less than $200, but the price to North Korean elite bureaucrats is closer to $100. More →

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Release Date

Video: Angry Birds Star Wars 2 launches on September 19th

By on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM.

Video: Angry Birds Star Wars 2 launches on September 19th

Rovio on Monday announced yet another sequel to its immensely popular Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will continue the story of last year’s Angry Birds Star Wars with new levels, new powers and more than 30 playable characters. Rovio also announced “Telepods,” a tie-in toy that allows gamers to physically transport characters into the game. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be available for mobile devices and computers on September 19th. The company did not announce specific platforms, however the original game is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Mac and Windows computers. The Angry Birds Star Wars 2 trailer follows below. More →

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Angry Birds Go Website Launch

Rovio teases Mario Kart-style Angry Birds racing game

By on June 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

Rovio teases Mario Kart-style Angry Birds racing game

Rovio looks set to change its longtime formula for Angry Birds games. In a new website launched this week, Rovio teased a new game called Angry Birds Go! with a short Flash movie depicting one of its famous birds speeding down some sort of racetrack. From the looks of things, it seems that we’re about to get our first-ever Angry Birds racing game although Rovio hasn’t yet posted any specific details about how gameplay will work. In a company blog post, Rovio said that the game would be “Angry Birds, but not as you know it” and that “all your favorite characters are returning for a brand new title that will bring you closer to Piggy Island than ever before.” At the very least, the new game sounds more promising than Rovio’s Angry Birds Soda franchise that’s taken Finland by storm.

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Angry Birds Soda Analysis

Angry Birds soda gives vendor an 85% sales boost

By on May 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM.

Angry Birds soda gives vendor an 85% sales boost

A leading Nordic beverage company, Olvi, just reported an 85% increase in soft drink sales and its impressive  growth is attributed almost entirely to the new range of Angry Birds sodas. This is one of the most tangible examples of how mobile game companies have started to have an impact on old industries, particularly in Scandinavia where franchises like Minecraft and Angry Birds have recently forged high-profile licensing deals. More →

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Angry Birds iPhone iPad

Original Angry Birds now free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on March 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM.

Original Angry Birds now free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Rovio has made one its classic mobile games available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch available for free by slashing the prices of Angry Birds and Angry Birds HD to nothing for iOS users in both the United States and United Kingdom. It is unclear if this is a permanent move or just a limited-time offer, however Rovio also removed the free demo versions of the apps, which were limited to only a few levels. Since debuting in 2009, the Angry Birds franchise has found great success and the games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times.

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2012 Top Apps

No surprise: YouTube, Angry Birds, Instagram and Facebook among 2012′s top apps

By on January 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM.

No surprise: YouTube, Angry Birds, Instagram and Facebook among 2012′s top apps

Although every app developer dreams of creating the next big mobile app, it seems that established applications are becoming more firmly entrenched at the top of the food chain. Per Reuters, year-end totals from the Apple (AAPL) App Store and Google (GOOG) Play show that stalwarts such as YouTube, Angry BirdsInstagram and Facebook (FB) “continued to be among the most downloaded apps of the year,” which shouldn’t be too surprising considering that all four are now staples of the mobile computing experience. There were a few newcomers that soared up the charts for iOS and Android, however, including the make-your-own-art game Draw Something, the Paper sketch pad app for the iPad and the Songza music discovery app. Apps have become a more popular way to spend time, as analytics firm Flurry recently found that American consumers now spend 127 minutes per day using mobile apps, up from just 94 minutes per day one year ago.

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Samsung European Apple

Angry Birds beats Samsung in viral marketing as mobile interest surged in 2012

By on December 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM.

Angry Birds beats Samsung in viral marketing as mobile interest surged in 2012

This past year has shown us how effective leading smartphone and mobile app companies have become at leveraging viral videos. In Ad Age’s top-10 viral videos list for 2012, Samsung (005930) and Rovio each hog two spots. The Angry Birds Space video racked up 109 million views and the Angry Birds Star Wars hit the 41 million view mark. Meanwhile, Samsung managed to get 79 million views for its Galaxy S III video and 42 million views for the LeBron’s Day clip. It’s notable that Rovio’s Angry Birds clips were far cheaper to produce, with no major stars or lavish video production gimmickry. More →

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Star Wars Angry Birds

Angry Birds Star Wars updated with 20 additional levels, Princess Leia cameo

By on November 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM.

Angry Birds Star Wars updated with 20 additional levels, Princess Leia cameo

Rovio on Thursday updated its immensely popular Angry Birds Star Wars game to include 20 additional levels. The latest game in the bird-slinging franchise was released earlier this month and was an instant hit, topping the iTunes App Store in less than three hours. In the most recent update, gamers must help the birds escape from the AT-ATs and Pigtroopers on the remote ice world of Hoth. Luckily, the rebel birds have a secret weapon — Princess Leia. More →

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