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Rovio will cut a third of its workforce, resulting in angry employees

By Daniel Perez, Oct 21, 2015 9:51am PDT

Rovio has announced it will be cutting over 200 jobs across all its entire organization.

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"you do what facebook does - M&A son. they have limited organic growth potential. "

- Downforce see all 21 comments

Rovio plans to cut jobs to reset its course

By Josh Hawkins, Aug 26, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, have announced plans to cut up to 260 employees from the company's roster.

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Shack Reels: Angry Birds 2 Interview with Rovio

By Shack Staff, Jul 31, 2015 9:30am PDT

We attended Rovio's launch party for Angry Birds 2 where they talk to us about the inclusions of boss battles, new features, and more.

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"I don't think its built that way. I'm finding the limits really frustrating."

- baron calamity see all 3 comments

Angry Birds VR shown running on Samsung Gear VR

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 8:40am PDT

Rovio has developed and shown off a VR version of its popular mobile game, Angry Birds.

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"Super casual mobile game developed for high-end niche VR market. I don't know, seems weird. "

- atom519 see all 4 comments

Angry Birds Transformers announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 6:58am PDT

Rovio is partnering with Hasbro to make Angry Birds Transformers, a crossover that will include a mobile game, toys, and other licensed goods later this year.

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"is your partner a female casual gamer? because if so, daggot is still correct"

- jane911 see all 10 comments

Rovio launches new LVL11 label to make not-Angry Birds games

By Andrew Yoon, May 06, 2014 9:00am PDT

Rovio is looking to branch out beyond its Angry Birds franchise. The company is now aiming to develop games that don't necessarily fall into the company's usual image.

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"Good to diversify, but man are they just trying to milk some physics patent or tech? Also, ..."

- daggot see all 3 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 12, 2014 11:30am PDT

With Angry Birds Epic, Rovio is turning the series into a turn-based role-playing game.

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"Also you kind of just tattled on me with the "personal attack" verbiage. That was your way of ..."

- [fry] see all 17 comments

Angry Birds Stella announced, coming this fall

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2014 7:10am PST

Rovio has announced another Angry Birds spin-off, this time with a pink lady bird taking the lead. Angry Birds Stella is scheduled to launch this fall, though the company tiptoed around stating what the game actually is.

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"I forecast that this is where my nephew jumps off of the Angry Birds bandwagon. He'll probably ..."

- the archvile see all 10 comments

Angry Birds being built 'for a hundred years'

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST

Angry Birds' evolution into a marketing juggernaut is part of a concentrated effort to make the brand last, according to chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka.

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"I doubt angry birds slippers, posters, backpacks, trapper keepers, pajamas, and $50 copies of ..."

- jingletard see all 13 comments

Angry Birds Go! on iOS and Android today

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 11, 2013 1:00pm PST

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.

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"Yeah this game sucks. IAP is overboard. They even added energy to it. "

- chuck577 see all 9 comments

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to PS4 and Xbox One with new features

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 29, 2013 10:30am PDT

As the next console generation rushes towards us, the announcement of just one more exclusive game could shift a lot of sales to one platform or another and whip console warriors into a violent frenzy. Luckily for us all, this won't be the news to trigger it: Angry Birds Sta...

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"just before I saw the paycheck that said $6883, I didnt believe that...my... neighbour woz like ..."

- faizal rehman see all 11 comments

Angry Birds games getting 'Zombie Pigs' for Halloween

By Steve Watts, Oct 22, 2013 9:00am PDT

Rovio is Halloweening its Angry Birds properties, with "Zombie Pigs." New stages with the zombie swine were added to Bad Piggies last week, and a tournament will kick off in Angry Birds Friends tomorrow.

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Angry Birds Go! kart racing revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2013 8:00am PDT

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 ...

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"Amazing how they've parlayed this dumb fucking game into all kinds of stupid shit. Wonder if ..."

- rtricoche see all 9 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 10:30am PDT

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.

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

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 19, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 takes a page from Skylanders by connecting the game to real-world toys. But how does it work?

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