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Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG spin-off

Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based RPG spin-off

The Angry Birds franchise continues to expand. Go! turned the avian-flinging franchise into a kart racer. With Angry Birds Epic, Rovio is turning the series into a turn-based role-playing game.

Watch: The epic teaser trailer »

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Angry Birds Stella announced, coming this fall

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Angry Birds Stella announced, coming this fall

Rovio has announced another Angry Birds game, this time with a pink lady bird taking the lead. "Angry Birds Stella" is a new spin-off starring a pink bird and her little bird friends. It will launch this fall, and will be supplemented with animations, books, and toys.

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"I forecast that this is where my nephew jumps off of the Angry Birds bandwagon. He'll probably ..."
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Angry Birds being built 'for a hundred years'

Angry Birds being built 'for a hundred years'

Angry Birds has quickly exploded from a silly time-waster to a global juggernaut. Rovio chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka recently said at the Pocket Gamer Connects conference that this is the result of a conscious effort to promote the brand beyond games, and that they're "just getting started."

Read more: Building Angry Birds "for a hundred years" »

"I doubt angry birds slippers, posters, backpacks, trapper keepers, pajamas, and $50 copies of ..."
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Angry Birds Go! on iOS and Android today

Angry Birds Go! on iOS and Android today

As promised, Angry Birds Go! is now available on iOS and Android devices. It's the franchise's first foray into kart-racing territory. It is, as Rovio points out, the first time Angry Birds has ever been rendered in 3D.

The free-to-play game will let you play as either the birds or pigs, with each character having unique special powers for use in the race. You'll be able to unlock new cars, either by playing the game or buying them via microtransactions. The game will also support Telepods, to import new characters via real-world figurines.

Watch: The debut gameplay trailer »

"Yeah this game sucks. IAP is overboard. They even added energy to it. "
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Angry Birds games getting 'Zombie Pigs' for Halloween

Angry Birds games getting 'Zombie Pigs' for Halloween

Rovio is joining in the annual glut of Halloween-themed updates, with zombie pigs appearing in both Bad Piggies and the Facebook and mobile game Angry Birds Friends. The zombie pigs already hit Bad Piggies on October 17, with the "Tusk til Dawn" update adding 30 new stages.

Read more: Angry Birds Friends offering special slingshots »

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Angry Birds Go! kart racing revealed

Angry Birds Go! kart racing revealed

Rovio has been teasing Angry Birds Go! since June, but only today finally confirmed what everyone suspected: it's a kart racer. Arriving on December 11, it'll send birds and pigs kareening downhill, collecting coins and power-ups. Like with Angry Birds Star Wars II, you can unlock vehicles by buying Hasbro's 'Telepod' figures.

Watch: The debut gameplay trailer »

"Amazing how they've parlayed this dumb fucking game into all kinds of stupid shit. Wonder if ..."
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Multiplayer in Angry Birds Star Wars shown off, not very exciting

Multiplayer in Angry Birds Star Wars shown off, not very exciting

In spite of the countless sequels and spin-offs, Angry Birds has never featured multiplayer. That's about to change with the upcoming console version of Angry Birds Star Wars for Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.

Exclusive to Activision's port, two multiplayer modes will be available: four-player competitive and two-player co-op. Before you get carried away, do note that this is probably the least interesting way of adding multiplayer to the franchise. Instead of flinging birds at one another, it appears to be a pass-the-controller affair, with players simply taking turns launching their birds. Considering the retail version goes for up to $50, one would hope that a bit more ingenuity would've been on display.

Watch: Bird-on-bird action »

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 figures use QR codes, not NFC

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 figures use QR codes, not NFC

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 takes a page from Skylanders by connecting the game to real-world toys. By placing toys on a physical "Telepod," you'll be able to instantly transfer new characters into Rovio's newest slingshot game.

But, very few mobile devices support NFC--the technology that powers the instant data transfer that Skylanders takes advantage of. How will Angry Birds support importing characters? Using a magnifying glass, apparently.

Read more: Perfect for cheapos »

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Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles and handhelds October 29

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles and handhelds October 29

Rovio's Angry Birds Trilogy brought the fowl-flinging to the consoles, and now the company is planning on doing it again. Angry Birds Star Wars will hit the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS on October 29.

Read more: 20 new stages, multiplayer modes »

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 announced, coming September 19

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 announced, coming September 19

Angry Birds Star Wars helped secure Rovio's bottom line last year, and now it's eager to do it again. The company has announced Angry Birds Star Wars 2, set to come out September 19.

Read more: Angry Birds with a dose of Skylanders »

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Angry Birds Trilogy slings onto Wii and Wii U August 13

Angry Birds Trilogy slings onto Wii and Wii U August 13

The Angry Birds franchise seems keen on flinging its poultry all over the place, and Rovio has announced the release date for yet another pair of platforms. The Wii and Wii U versions of the Angry Birds Trilogy will hit on August 13, according to a new trailer for the games.

Watch: Birds hit the bricks »

"Cool for the Wii U. Game & Wario has a mini game like it and it's entertaining."
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Simpsons, King of the Hill writer joins Angry Birds film

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Simpsons, King of the Hill writer joins Angry Birds film

The Angry Birds movie has tapped some talent from well-known cartoons, just as it set a date to hit theaters. Jon Vitti, a writer for The Simpsons and King of the Hill, has been tapped to write the screenplay for the animated feature. The movie is scheduled to release on July 1, 2016.

Read more: A new producer joins »

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Bad Piggies 'Rise & Swine' free update out now

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Bad Piggies 'Rise & Swine' free update out now

Bad Piggies, the arch-enemies of the Angry Birds, are back with a free update today. While it adds the usual new levels and kooky contraptions, it has also added a new feature where players can record and share their adventures.

Read more: 15 new levels and two new gadgets »

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Rovio revenues grew 101% in 2012

Rovio revenues grew 101% in 2012

Not surprisingly, Rovio is doing very well for itself. Even with the solid foundation of its successful Angry Birds franchise well-secured, it still managed to grow its total revenues for 2012 by 101% over the previous year. The company reported its 2012 fiscal results, bringing in 152.2 million euros (approximately $196 million), up from 75.6 million euros ($97 million).

Read more: Consumer goods tripled in 2012 »

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Angry Birds Space floats onto Steam

Angry Birds Space floats onto Steam

The Angry Birds foray into the atmosphere has now made its way to Steam. Angry Birds Space is now available for the service, with a handy launch discount to boot. It's 20 percent off, making it $3.99 instead of $4.99.

Read more: Deal lasts through March 14 »

"I'm curious if this will actually sell on steam. Remember when steam first came out and it had ..."
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