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Angry Birds Epic RPG

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

March 12th, 2014

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 …

New Angry Birds Game Release Date

Angry Birds tries to dethrone Flappy Bird with mysterious reveal

February 12th, 2014

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 …

Rovio Angry Birds NSA Spying

Rovio denies selling out Angry Birds players to NSA

January 28th, 2014

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 …

Angry Birds NSA Spying WTF

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

January 27th, 2014

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 …

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Release Date

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

July 15th, 2013

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 …

Angry Birds Analysis

The app that ate Finland

July 9th, 2013

It had been 18 months since I was last in Finland, so the extent of Angry Birds’ brand saturation came as a shock when I arrived in Helsinki three days ago. Of course, the Angry Birds t-shirts, caps, backpacks, scarves, sippy cups and baby clothes are immediately evident the moment you touch down at Helsinki’s …

Angry Birds Go Website Launch

Rovio teases Mario Kart-style Angry Birds racing game

June 12th, 2013

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 …

Angry Birds Soda Analysis

Angry Birds soda gives vendor an 85% sales boost

May 28th, 2013

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 …

Angry Birds iPhone iPad

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

March 7th, 2013

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 …