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  • Rovio’s FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More

    Rovio’s FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More

    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… Read More

  • Angry Birds Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

    Angry Birds Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

    A little footnote — no, actually, a big footnote — to Rovio’s news earlier this week that revenues had increased by more than tenfold in 2011: the games developer says that its Angry Birds games have now passed the one billion download mark. Finland-based Rovio notes that this is taking into account the full range of games, including the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds… Read More

  • Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales, 648M Downloads

    Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales, 648M Downloads

    We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line for its really Big Year. The company today issued a statement that noted that the company made $106.3 million (€75.4m) in revenue in 2011… Read More

  • Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

    Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

    Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time. Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 million times in 35 days. As the company brags, that makes Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in history. People clearly cannot get enough of flinging upset birds at moderately evil (or perhaps… Read More

  • D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and… Read More

  • Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game, Buys Futuremark’s Games Studio

    Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game, Buys Futuremark’s Games Studio

    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: 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, based in Finland… Read More

  • Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    The Mighty Eagle has landed! Released late last week, the latest edition of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days. Unfortunately since the announcement came by way of a tweet, it doesn’t include detailed data concerning platform penetration or the number of people who paid $.99 for the extra levels (I did). But 10 million in three days! Read More

  • Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    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… Read More

  • Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundamentally changes the game. But apparently, that’s the point. Rovio took us to the international space station, courtesy of the video below of course, to show us a little bit about how the… Read More