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Angry Birds revolutionized the mobile gaming market after its launch in 2009, and developer Rovio has since released numerous off-shoots, follow-up games and bits of retail merchandise, plus it's working on an animated film due in theaters next April, starring Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph. Now,...

July 16th 2015 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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In case you felt T-shirts, the silver screen, lunch buckets, go-karts or your smart device weren't enough places to ogle Angry Birds, now there's one more: virtual reality. A demo for the ubiquitous game about an avian-fueled, porcine genocide made its way to Samsung's Gear VR recently, but from t...

May 13th 2015 at 7:25am 0 Comments
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Jami Laes has departed Angry Birds developer Rovio where he lead the games division for nearly the past two years, reports Reuters. Laes was hired in April of 2013 as Rovio's EVP of Games. At the time, he claimed he was a huge fan of Angry Birds and looked forward to building on the franchise's al...

January 29th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Angry Birds publisher Rovio announced plans to cut 16 percent of its workforce in early October, which approximated 130 jobs. That number is now down to 110, as the studio concluded its employee negotiations this week. As part of Rovio's reorganization plans, it opened up "several positions" to int...

December 4th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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To celebrate more than 100 million downloads of its free-to-play avian kart racer Angry Birds Go, the development team at Rovio has added team multiplayer functionality to the game's latest update. Though Rovio's unveiling is light on details, we know two crucial things. First, the game now suppor...

November 17th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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After announcing a rather abrupt CEO change in August, which is scheduled to take place in 2015, Rovio revealed another organizational change today that further emphasizes the troubling times the company is going through. According to a new blog post by outgoing CEO Mikael Hed, the company is prepa...

October 2nd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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With profits down and an announced executive shuffle for year's end, it's not surprising that Angry Birds publisher Rovio is flinging some jobs into the dumpster. Outgoing CEO Mikael Hed announced today that the company will cut about 16 percent of its workforce, which is a "maximum of 130 people."...

October 2nd 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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We've never quite understood the point of hiring Danny McBride to be in a G-rated movie, since he can't do the sort of foul-mouthed improvisation that he does best. That hasn't deterred Rovio and Sony Pictures from asking him and other comedians for filling out the cast list for Angry Birds: The M...

October 2nd 2014 at 9:10am 0 Comments
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Mobile developer Rovio announced the voice cast for its upcoming Angry Birds animated feature film today, revealing that Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis and Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage will play major roles. Other featured actors include Josh Gad (Frozen's Olaf), Danny McBride (Eastbound &...

October 1st 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It would be easy to believe that we've reached the point of cultural saturation for Angry Birds thanks to its seemingly limitless supply of spinoffs. How many possible more Angry Birds games can the market possibly support? The answer is "at least one more" if Angry Birds Transformers can live up...

September 25th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Hoping to distance itself from the glossy, modern efforts of noted explosion connoisseur Michael Bay, Rovio has issued a trailer for Angry Birds Transformers that hearkens back to the series' glory days, an era when men were men, women were women and robots were anything Hasbro's toy designers c...

September 4th 2014 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Rovio today launched Angry Birds Stella, the latest game in the popular Angry Birds series. In Stella, players assume the role of heroine Stella and her five bird friends as they protect their home of Golden Island from Gale the Bad Princess and her piggy minions. The Stella edition has the sam...

September 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments