Angry Birds Space rockets to #1 paid app

Less than a day after launch, the Angry Birds newest adventure in space has landed them atop the charts as the #1 paid app on iOS.

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The game only launched today, but Angry Birds Space rocketed past Draw Something as the #1 top selling and top grossing app for the iOS platform, and it continues to climb into an orbit all its own on the iTunes App Store. (OK, enough space cliches).

Zynga just recently purchased Draw Something developer OMGPOP just in time to see the app lose its foothold on the top spot.

Angry Birds developer Rovio has built a strong name for the franchise and I suspect that Rovio and Zynga will be going head-to-head a bit more often, especially once that OMGPOP has a chance to build on the success of its first endeavor with Zynga's deep pockets behind it.

Give the PC version a whirl with the PC demo, which you can download here from Shacknews.

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    March 22, 2012 3:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Angry Birds Space rockets to #1 paid app.

    Less than a day after launch, the Angry Birds newest adventure in space has landed them atop the charts as the #1 paid app on iOS.

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      March 22, 2012 3:41 PM

      Shame because Angry Birds is actually shit. An insult to gaming.

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        March 22, 2012 3:45 PM

        Don't buy it?

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          March 22, 2012 3:58 PM

          As if...

          And yeah, if you think the unimaginative turd that is Angry Birds qualifies as a game...well...seek help.

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            March 22, 2012 4:08 PM

            I can only assume you really, really suck at plotting trajectory.

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            March 22, 2012 4:22 PM

            I know it's fun to hate on popular things, but have you actually played Angry Birds Space? It is pretty imaginative honestly, but if it's not your thing I guess you can keep on hatin

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            March 22, 2012 5:52 PM

            you think it doesn't qualify?

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            March 22, 2012 6:06 PM

            Relax. Not all games have to be sprawling story arcs and action sequences.

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            March 22, 2012 10:30 PM

            BADASS OVER HERE

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            March 23, 2012 2:04 AM

            Might I suggest that you're the one that could seek some help

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            March 23, 2012 2:22 AM

            FUN... SERIOUS BUSINESS!

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            March 23, 2012 9:07 AM

            Hardcore Gamer here.

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        March 22, 2012 3:49 PM

        An insult to gaming? Really?

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        March 22, 2012 3:49 PM

        you're an insult to insults

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        March 22, 2012 3:51 PM

        Fun Games: An insult to gaming!

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          March 22, 2012 3:52 PM

          If games were meant to be fun, they wouldn't be called games!

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        March 22, 2012 3:57 PM

        No, it's a game you can play while taking a shit.

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          March 22, 2012 4:11 PM

          Playing it while wiping your ass may be problematic though.

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        March 22, 2012 4:08 PM

        So glad the first reply was some bullshit trolling remark. Just wouldn't be a gaming site if it wasn't.

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          March 22, 2012 4:24 PM

          To be fair to Shackers, he appears to be a bit of a front pager

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            March 22, 2012 4:44 PM

            Oh, I realize this and a lot of people are taking the bait. I guess myself included since I replied to the comment.

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              March 22, 2012 4:55 PM

              Thing is, his post is a fairly common opinion of Angry Birds

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        March 22, 2012 4:13 PM

        Hey everybody, look how cool this guy is!!

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          March 22, 2012 5:15 PM

          Glad you think so...you should be honoured a cool cat like me took the time out to reply to you. Peace out brah.

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            March 22, 2012 8:41 PM

            I hope someone kills you one day.

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              March 23, 2012 12:39 AM

              Wow...I think you just hurt my feelings.

              Oh wait, nah, you didn't. Sucka.

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                March 23, 2012 2:06 AM

                I think you could use a lifestyle change, or at least a change in attitude. Being so negative and strongly opinionated doesn't get anyone to respect you, it makes people mock and/or pity you. I know it's only styrangers on the internet, but you might wanna think if this is how you come across in real life too.

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                  March 23, 2012 2:21 AM

                  Tell that to the people who jumped down my throat for expressing my opinion.

                  I think Angry Birds is shit, shallow and an insult to gaming. That's my opinion. Also I carry myself rather well in person. "Real life" is a misnomer, is this fake life? Me typing on here? Or virtual life?

                  Get a grip man, also learn how to ride the flame boat, this is the internet. I expect nerd rage from fools whenever I express a negative opinion about a game a lot of retards enjoy.

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                    March 23, 2012 9:10 AM

                    You really have no idea how hard you are "nerd raging" right now, do you? And over a 99¢ iphone game no less.

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        March 22, 2012 4:25 PM

        Oh come the fuck on in a world with Farmville, we should welcome the public playing more Angry Birds

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          March 22, 2012 4:31 PM

          Damn this guy is whiny

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          March 22, 2012 4:33 PM

          Wow, remind me never to spend time reading one of his articles again.

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          March 22, 2012 5:14 PM

          Vindication is a wonderful thing.

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            March 22, 2012 10:31 PM

            A random blog post is your source of vindication?

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          March 22, 2012 9:48 PM

          He should kill himself for caring so much.

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          March 22, 2012 11:49 PM

          I have no problem with other people liking the game but, buried in that article, there's actually a good summary of why I dislike it.

          It's all a bit too arbitrary/random for me. I played it for a while but then found I was more frustrated by it than entertained.

          I could three-star Cut The Rope levels from now until the end of time, but with that it's about working out what to do with clever puzzles and sometimes getting the timing right. With Angry Birds, it seems like you work out what to do pretty quickly but then have to spend ages repeating attempts to get the luck aspect right, trying the same thing over and over again until it finally works. At least if you want to three-star the levels (but it seems kinda pointless if you don't go for that, at least to me).

          Like I say, I don't think other people are "wrong" for liking the game, and that article is dumb in many ways. (Who cares if the amount of time put into a form of entertainment is greater than the time people put into building Wikipedia or whatever? You could say that about almost anything. Chances are, many of the people who build Wikipedia also entertain themselves with Angry Birds, and come away refreshed and ready to build more as a result.)

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            March 22, 2012 11:55 PM

            The game is fun to play. Are there times when u play over and over to luck up and get the 3 star? Sure. But it's still fun for a lot of people to just play. Don't over analyze it.

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              March 23, 2012 1:49 AM

              Its not fun for me to play. When I realised I wasn't enjoying it, I thought about why. That's all.

              Don't see what's wrong with that. I don't tell other people that they shouldn't find it fun, and I didn't spent hours analysing why I wasn't finding it fun.

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        March 22, 2012 4:36 PM

        I have said some stupid shit on the shack in my day. Thanks for making me feel better about myself.

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        March 22, 2012 10:16 PM

        sick troll bro!

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        March 23, 2012 11:52 AM

        Have you played it? It's actually pretty good. The element of gravity surrounding tiny planets actually adds quite a bit to the gameplay.

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      March 22, 2012 4:34 PM

      It's pretty fun so far and looks great on ipad 3

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      March 22, 2012 4:42 PM

      Why is piracy so rampant.
      Well , I wants the Android version, which is craptacular ad paid.
      But the Amazon store has it ads free for 99c.
      Great, I'[ll grab that...oh wait I can't, because of some stupid regional lock, apparently Australians are unable to access such advanced US technology.
      So I download the APK.
      I wanted to pay for this, I did, but the stops and blocks put in the way of a simple transaction are bewildering

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      March 22, 2012 5:15 PM

      I can't understand how people can't get enough of this game. It's got zero depth, requires zero creativity, and isn't particularly pretty or visually interesting.

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        March 22, 2012 5:19 PM

        Hey man, don't you know how entertaining it is to fling an arbitrary object at a 0-90 degree angle over 400 stages or whatever and essentially do the same, basic, repetitive task each time?

        It's fun central...*yawn*...really.

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        March 22, 2012 5:45 PM

        Space has fun space and planet physics.

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        March 22, 2012 8:56 PM

        I don't understand it at all. My gf has the trial on her Lumia, and I've had a play but it's not interesting enough for me to even get through the trial missions. I think I did about 6 of them, realised it's the same thing every time, so stopped. Maybe they mix it up a little later on, but it seems to have less depth than most browser based flash games. :|

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      March 22, 2012 5:20 PM

      I bought it for the iPad. I'll buy it for my iPhone when it goes on sale. It is a fun little puzzle game

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        March 22, 2012 5:45 PM

        But it's 0.99 on iPhone and 2.99 on iPad. I'm bought the iPhone version and I'll hold off the iPad version as long as I can.

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          March 22, 2012 8:40 PM

          The .99 Android version works on my Atrix dock beautifully, that's larger then an iPad screen, on one .99 c purchase.
          Apples rips off t's user base once again, and they line up for the abuse.

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            March 22, 2012 9:42 PM

            Omfg I just got ripped off for a total of less than four dollars for a game on two devices. Alert the media. Call the police.

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            March 22, 2012 11:07 PM

            You can get the low def version for 99 cents. The $3 looks really good.

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        March 22, 2012 8:32 PM

        Does it use iCloud to sync saves? Playing it on the iPhone, I wish I had it on the bigger screen.

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        March 22, 2012 8:49 PM

        I bought it on my 4S. Everything is so tiny!

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      March 22, 2012 8:34 PM

      Honestly everyone should get Swordigo instead. It's like Zelda 2

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      March 23, 2012 1:58 AM

      I'd buy this if my 3ds were not so damn badass presently

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      March 23, 2012 8:42 AM

      free on Android.....

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      March 23, 2012 8:48 AM

      I never played the original angry birds for more than a few minutes at a time. Space is awesome tho, havent been able to put it down.

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      March 27, 2012 12:56 PM

      error correction, Draw Something is _not_ OMGPOP's first endeavour. They've released 30-40 games. If you go to their website this is immediately obvious. http://omgpop.com/#/arcade. They may have hot the lottery but it was hardly their first swing at bat