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And just like that, Angry Birds is making a move to infiltrate the minds of even more smartphone users. Windows Phone 7 remained one of the only phone platforms in the world that didn't have an available app, but Rovio has remedied that. This week, Angry Birds came to WP7, causing yet another mobile gaming uproar. The news is quite simple: there's a wild new app out on a wild new platform, and it can be downloaded now for $2.99. Yes, it's free on Android and just $0.99 on iOS, but it's not like WP7 gamers are going to pass on it just because they have to give up a Starbucks latte. Right? Are you in?... Read more...
If all else fails... Angry Birds! It's a game that has seemingly taken over the entire universe, and while the reasons may never fully be understood, it's not like that really matters. If you're Barnes & Noble, and you're looking to get more and more people into your stores, you turn to whatever works. The company’s bookstores will be the world’s first Angry Birds “Magic Places,” bringing enhanced game play NOOK Color users in-store. NOOK Color with the Angry Birds NOOK App can exclusively unlock the Mighty Eagle character to their arsenal at no cost for in-store gameplay. In other words, Angry Birds addicts will have no choice but to steer themselves to a nearby B&N... Read more...
You're used to playing Angry Birds on your smartphone, tablet and even your PC and Mac, but have you ever imagined what it would be like to fling these creatures across your swank living room HDTV? You won't have to wonder much longer. Roku, makers of the self-titled set-top box, and Rovio, creator of the uber popular cash cow known as Angry Birds, inked a deal to bring the first Angry Birds experience to the TV. Under terms of the deal, Roku will offer Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio videogames, as well as launch an Angry Birds video channel featuring animated shorts based on the game, and sell Angry Birds merchandise, all via the Roku Channel Store. "Angry Birds is the... Read more...
More Angry Birds? Of course! Who could be tired of Rovio's runaway hit? There's no question that the company is definitely milking this hit for all that it's worth, but every instance of Angry Birds is so good that we're forgiving them for this one. In fact, we're celebrating it. Windows Phone 7 remains one of the only platforms that Angry Birds has yet to infiltrate, but all of that changes in late June. Over on the Windows Phone Blog, Microsoft has confirmed a number of upcoming titles, and Rovio themselves have tweeted a confirmation. June 29th marks the launch date for the WP7 version of Angry Birds, and it'll cost $2.99 for a game with 195 levels. That's just one of the many game titles... Read more...
Angry Birds Rio, the Angry Birds tie-in to the movie "Rio" which we have been talking about for some time, will launch soon, but don't go looking for it in the Android Market. Instead, you'll have to go to Amazon.com's soon-to-launch competitor, as the online retailer has scored a huge exclusive for the grand opening of the Amazon AppStore. "Rio" is an animated movie that's scheduled to hit theaters on April 15. Angry Birds Rio is supposed to launch this month, before the movie hits theaters. In the new Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped, taken to Rio, where they eventually escape and set out to to meet up with their friends, Blu and Jewel. Blu and Jewel are the macaw stars... Read more...
Rovio's Angry Birds game is on its way to "Rio," sort of. The company announced on Friday that it is partnering up with Twentieth Century Fox to create a version of the game centered on the upcoming animated movie “Rio,” which hits theaters on April 15. The Angry Birds game will launch ahead of the movie, sometime in March. According to Rovio's blog post: In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the... Read more...
There's not much here, but it's definitely worth a peek below. Angry Birds has been turned into an carnival game, in Guangzhou, China. You might remember those games where you throw balls at bottles or other things, in hopes of spending $50 to win something worth $5 for your sweetheart. Just as in the video game, the object is to bust up the "pigs" by shooting Angry Birds at them, from a slingshot. Unlike the video game, however, Rovio probably isn't getting any royalties from this, but it is China, the land where IP isn't necessarily as respected as it in in other parts of the world.... Read more...
What difference does it make if Angry Birds on Android is free? Apparently, not much, since Rovio is nearing $1 million a month, just from AdMob advertising in the app. It's been something that's been noted for a while: most of the Android apps are free, as opposed to iOS apps. With results like these, does it really matter? Rovio continues to release new levels, and that keeps users coming back for more. So, instead of a single purchase, Rovio gets repeat revenue from AdMob. In fact, Google's decided to use Rovio as a Admob success story. Check it out below.... Read more...
Rovio has announced some nice stats for its Angry Birds Android release. The much-loved and -played video game has reached 7 million downloads from the Android Market. Rovio's Angry Birds is free on the Android Market, though it costs $0.99 in the App Store. When asked why it is free on Android, Rovio Tweeted, "because that is the google way;-)." By that, Rovio meant that the majority of apps on Android are free and ad-supported. Meanwhile, the company also Tweeted the news about the milestone: "We just hit 7M downloads on Android." At the same time, despite the fact you know that Microsoft would love to see Angry Birds on Windows Phone, it's not going to happen in 2010 (or at least, is highly... Read more...
It's hard to explain why, but for some reason, Angry Birds has taken over the mobile gaming world. It's easily the most popular game out at the moment for mobile platforms, but up until a few months ago, it wasn't available on Android. That was fixed with a Beta version, but it only featured a few levels and there were definite quirks in the software. Now, GetJar, the world’s second largest mobile apps store, has launched Rovio's full, non-beta version of Angry Birds for Android. People are already reporting that GetJar's servers are struggling to keep up with the demand and withstand the load, which again proves just how popular this is. It's not available on the Android market yet, but... Read more...
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