Rovio News


Bad Piggies hits #1 in App Store in three hours

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2012 8:15am PDT

Rovio's "Bad Piggies" reached the top spot in the iOS App Store in just three hours, a new record for the company.


"♪♫ Bad pig bad pig Whatcha gonna do when they squeak at you ♪♫"

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Bad Piggies gameplay trailer is nothing like Angry Birds

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 17, 2012 1:00pm PDT

While there have been countless iterations of the Angry Birds series, don't expect Rovio's next spinoff to look anything like the avian moneymaker. Bad Piggies may have its roots in the Angry Birds franchise, but it looks more like Amazing Alex.


"Looks like an evolution of Happy Wheels. The physics look identical to it too. "

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Morning Caffeinated! Blizzard, Bioware gone bad, Valve frustrated, and dying MMOs

By John Keefer, Sep 05, 2012 7:50am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 5, 2012. Topics include: Blizzard and BioWare aren't as bad as they seem; the MMO may be dying; and Valve shows its disdain for the PC hardware scene. Wake u...


"Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn - I believe it is hands down the best RPG ever made (console, ..."

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Bad Piggies to taunt Angry Birds on September 27

By John Keefer, Sep 04, 2012 9:30am PDT

The Angry Birds franchise has been slipping a bit lately, so developer Rovio hopes to reinvigorate the series with Bad Piggies, a game from the perspective of the enemy.


"The rest of the story is that the pigs stole their dwagons babies. I'm pretty sure that would ..."

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Angry Birds partners with Philadelphia Eagles

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2012 11:00am PDT

Angry Birds is partnering with the Philadelphia Eagles football team to offer a new themed stage each week during the football season.


Angry Birds Trilogy to sell DLC on top of $40 price tag

By Steve Watts, Aug 27, 2012 9:45am PDT

Angry Birds Trilogy will offer two DLC packs, Activision has confirmed.


"I hate to be "that guy" but do they seriously expect to be able to charge $40 for a game whose ..."

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Angry Birds Space: Red Planet expansion out now

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2012 9:30am PDT

Angry Birds hit space earlier this year and they have followed NASA's Curiosity Rover to the Red Planet in an update that is now available on iOS and Android.


"This series is impressive because of how ridiculously good value the games are. A fucking ..."

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Angry Birds adds Green Day characters and levels

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2012 11:00am PDT

Green Day has invaded yet another video game phenomenon: Angry Birds.


"Hmmm, the Greed Day characters may have the hair, but they lack the wrinkles. "

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Angry Birds updated with new levels, Retina support

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2012 4:30pm PDT

The original Angry Birds has updated with 15 new stages, a set of power-ups, and Retina support for the HD version.


Rovio's Amazing Alex rolls onto iOS

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2012 10:30am PDT

Rovio's new physics-based puzzler Amazing Alex is now available on the iTunes app store. Ready to build some whacky devices to accomplish simple tasks?


"What's the Adventures of Amazing Alex in the AppStore that has similar screenshots but costs double?"

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Angry Birds Trilogy coming to consoles with Kinect & Move support

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 10, 2012 11:15am PDT

Angry Birds Trilogy will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and 3DS this holiday.


Amazing Alex is Angry Birds dev's next, coming in July

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT

After launching the Angry Birds into space, it appears Rovio is ready to work on a brand new IP. Amazing Alex is the star of Rovio's newest game, yet another physics-based puzzler.


Angry Birds coming to consoles

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Angry Birds is apparently making the trek to more platforms, as an Activison teaser reel highlighted the game and a spokesperson commented on "HD consoles."


Angry Birds hits 1 billion downloads

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2012 11:30am PDT

The Angry Birds series has surpassed one billion downloads, only six months after celebrating a milestone of half a billion.


"Anyone buying the (overpriced) angry birds merch is buying into the fad - at least the game ..."

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Rovio rejected $2 billion Zynga acquisition offer

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2012 4:45pm PDT

Zynga reportedly offered more than $2 billion for Rovio, but was turned down by the Angry Birds studio.


"Wow, that's stupid. :p Must be an invention from a country that doesn't use the metric system."

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