It seems that planet Earth isn’t big enough for Angry Birds anymore. The cute cartoon characters are headed into the void with the upcoming Angry Birds Space game from Rovio.
Not content with dominating the mobile gaming market, Angry Birds is winging its way to Facebook on Valentine’s Day. Developer Rovio has today revealed some of the features that this Facebook app will be boasting, including brand-new power-ups and exclusive levels.
KISS frontman Gene Simmons has revealed that he’s in talks with Rovio to develop a KISS/Angry Birds game.
Angry Birds fans may be staying home without a date on Valentine’s Day, but at least they can hang with a few hundred friends. That’s when the popular mobile game will debut on Facebook for the first time.
Wibe Wagemans is trading Angry Birds for Big Fish.
Samsung announced today that the Angry Birds franchise will come to the company’s Smart TVs in the near future. In addition, Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds games, will provide animated Angry Birds shorts to Samsung’s Angry Birds channel for the Smart TVs.
Rovio saw a record 6.5 million downloads of its Angry Birds games on Christmas Day, the company said. That compares to about 2 million downloads on Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and Android on Christmas Day 2010.
You know that Angry Birds has reached a new height if people are so crazy about it they’ll create a Christmas light display dedicated to it — with 20,000 lights. Can you imagine how long it took to set this up? And you can actually play it with a controller.
Google has released its nifty Zeitgeist report for 2011, outlining the most popular search terms under a number of different categories. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the terms ‘Black Ops’ and ‘Call of Duty’ top the list of video game related searches.
The smash hit mobile game Angry Birds turns two on Dec. 11, having been downloaded over half a billion times since launch. To celebrate the occasion, Rovio is offering up new levels, menus and special ‘birdday’ achievements, which will be made available in an iOS update.
This year has been a great one for gaming. To celebrate, here are 10 of the finest gaming related videos to have hit the scene in 2011. Some are fan made, some are by big game studios, but all are worth watching. Some are for mature audiences.
The newest version of mega-popular game franchise Angry Birds isn’t a downloadable mobile app, but rather a web-based promotion built around California nut producer Wonderful Pistachios.
Zynga was reportedly spurned by two companies it was trying to acquire in what would have been gigantic deals in the game industry, according to a story in the New York Times.
With Apple and Android now dominating the mobile gaming market with their low price model, it is worth noting that there are also some budget priced bargains to be found on the Playstation Network Store. I have been trawling through the store for the past few days, and below you can find my pick of the games that can be grabbed for less than $5. All of these games can be played on PS3 consoles, and some can also be downloaded and played on a Sony PlayStation Portable or a PSPGo, all for the stated price. As you can see, there are some real gems on the list that are definitely worth checking out.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdwUiTRn-I&w=560&h=315] People just can’t seem to get enough Angry Birds (or they just really hate those egg-thieving pigs).
Angry Birds maker Rovio is on track to file for an initial public offering that would value the company at more than $1 billion later next year, the company’s chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka said.
Editor's Pick A growing number of game visionaries are saying a single game can reach a billion people. That idea has become a cause célèbre, providing a target for an industry that is expanding beyond its old boundaries.
Rovio Entertainment, the company behind Angry Birds, is in talks with Starbucks to bring the game to life in Starbucks’ retail locations.
Gamers have downloaded game developer Rovio’s Angry Birds, a popular iPhone slingshot-style game franchise, more than 350 million times, the company’s general manager Andrew Stalbow said today.
Angry Birds maker Rovio is in the process of a fundraising round that would value the company at $1.2 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Google+ games, announced by Google today on its Google+ social network, represent a big chance for social games companies to diversify and reduce their dependence on Facebook. That’s why Google already has an impressive list of game companies, including Zynga, PopCap and Rovio, on its brand new game platform.
Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, has been puffing its feathery chest lately about moving into China as part of a quest to get a billion fans for its phenomenally popular mobile game.
Patent licensing company Lodsys fired a shot at some of the biggest game makers in the world with an amended patent lawsuit against Angry Birds maker Rovio and gaming titans like Electronic Arts and Square Enix.
The Angry Birds game is one of the three most-pirated brands in China, behind Disney and Hello Kitty. But Angry Birds maker Rovio is charging into the Chinese market with a multi-product strategy in order to capitalize on its brand awareness.
Roku, a company that produces boxes that stream web content to televisions, announced today that it is unveiling a new lineup of devices that feature games and motion controllers.
Our well-attended GamesBeat 2011 conference took place this week, and here’s what you missed.
Ever wonder what the gaming world would be like without pirates?
[Update: Another audience member also asked if Rovio was raising money, to which a representative of the company said it was serious about raising money.]
We’ve been writing a lot of posts about our speakers at GamesBeat 2011. But here’s a summary of why we think this will be the must-attend game conference for you.
The incredibly popular Angry Birds mobile game has finally landed on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Versions of the game already run on the iPhone, Android, webOS, B&N Nook, Intel AppUp for netbooks, and the Chrome web browser.
It’s hard to say anything about mobile gaming these days without discussing Angry Birds, the bird-slingshotting game that has been downloaded more than 200 million times. That’s why we’ll have an executive from Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, at this year’s GamesBeat 2011 conference on July 12-13 in San Francisco.
Barnes & Noble said Tuesday its Nook Color e-reader and tablet would be the first device to offer a real-world tie-in to the insanely popular Angry Birds game.
After almost a year since thebirth of Talking Tom in July 2010, the Outfit7 Talking Friends are ready to graduate from their smart phones and head for bigger screens. The company has signed with Ari Emanuel, co-chief executive of talent agency William Morris Entertainment. WME will help the brand extend into books, movies and television.