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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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Modern game soundtracks are nice thanks to their full orchestras and high-definition sound, and chiptune music can be a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane. While it may seem like you'd have to choose one or the other, you can have your audio-flavored cake and eat it too thanks to "The 8-bit Time Machine,...

December 21st 2014 at 10:30pm 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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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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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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After establishing the effectiveness of poultry as winged demolition teams, Angry Birds series creator Rovio Entertainment has announced its CEO, Mikael Hed, will leave his perch on January 1, 2015. Former Senior Vice President of Nokia Pekka Rantala will fill Hed's position, but until the switch...

August 31st 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Seattle artist Juli Adams has filed suit against pet product manufacturer Hartz, alleging that the company denied her profits when it ditched her trademarked "Angry Birds" toy line in favor of licensed products based on Rovio's mobile hit Angry Birds. Adams' own "Angry Birds" lineup of catnip-fill...

August 5th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Angry Birds studio Rovio announced more Angry Birds this morning with Angry Birds Transformers. No Angry Birds information was provided about this latest installment in the Angry Birds franchise, but it is sure to Angry Birds and roll out more details soon.

June 16th 2014 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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As Rovio plans for (or fights, depending on perspective) the future, the company's profits took a hit for the 2013 calendar year. The Angry Bird house's net profits were slashed in half to €26.9 million ($37.2M), but important to note here is that the company's sales remained stable at €1...

April 28th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Tweeted from Dave Kosak, one of WoW's Game Designers, last night was an eye-raising possibility: Dinner with a dude from Rovio. I'm trying to make "Angry Birds: Warcraft" happen. #GDC - Dave Kosak (@DaveKosak) March 19, 2014 Now I have no idea if this is Dave just joking around our not -- he...

March 19th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week's Angry Birds-related teaser video hints at an upcoming turn-based mobile role-playing game from series creator Rovio, Kotaku reports. Angry Birds Epic will feature an in-depth item-crafting component and a story-driven campaign when it hits the iOS App Store, Google Play, and the Window...

March 12th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments