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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Angry Birds is iOS gaming's juggernaut; even now, it regularly tops the App Store charts in both money earned and time played. Rovio, the Finnish company who created Angry Birds, put together dozens of mobile games b...

September 26th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Bad Piggies retains the characteristic Angry Birds appeal, but has players build wacky rides to roll and fly across obstacle courses collecting stars. Despite its adorable design, we'll continue thinking of Bad Piggies as a prequel to thechineseroom's Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Bad, bad piggies.

September 18th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Bad Piggies alters the expected Angry Birds formula, having players construct various contraptions and guide them through rickety levels, while collecting stars and demolishing crates of TNT. Bad Piggies, it turns out, takes more cues from Rovio's Amazing Alex than from its pop culture smash hit, E...

September 17th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Wow, Rovio's next game is not an Angry Birds game – though, of course, it does take place within the deep Angry Birds Universe. Bad Piggies stars the hated pig spheres from Angry Birds, and features "all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!"The teaser video do...

September 4th 2012 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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'Freddie For A Day' is an annual event held on Freddie Mercury's birthday, tomorrow, to celebrate the former Queen frontman and raise money for the AIDS charity set up in his name. Angry Birds creator Rovio gets in on the act this year by releasing the above specially created animation. We've got...

September 4th 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Angry Birds developer Rovio is teasing "Bad Piggies" across social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Current speculation is that the green porcine will receive a spin-off game of some kind, but given that Rovio has to maintain the cash cow of the Angry Birds franchise, this could just boil down...

August 29th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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A new version of Angry Birds is coming exclusively to the Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page on September 4. Each week, a new free level will be available to play during this year's season. The teaser trailer above gives us a taste of what to expect, including a new unit type: the Mighty Philadelphi...

August 27th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Desperately avoiding the use of the words "dookie" or "american idiot," Angry Birds developer Rovio announced a new Angry Birds Friends this morning featuring the band Green Day. Angry Birds Friends is the free Facebook version of the fowl franchise. The episode contains 10 new levels, with the mem...

August 20th 2012 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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By which we mean she's not angry all the time. Instead, the new Pink Bird is a happy-go-lucky, bubble-blowing character who only embodies the Angry Birds stereotype when presented with scheming pigs.The new character was introduced in a charming cartoon (above), advertising a "Back to School" updat...

August 10th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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While Angry Birds is mostly "been there, done that" at this point in time, we've got to give it up to the setup seen above. The custom "Super Angry Birds" controller above is a complicated USB mod using wood and gyros. Hacks were definitely involved.You adjust trajectory using the wooden sling, the...

August 9th 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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For those of you who were unable to resist the siren's song of a TV with built-in motion controlled Angry Birds, or for those of you who bought a Samsung Smart TV for other, more valid reasons, good news: Rovio's avian aviation simulator is now available as a free download for eligible televisions....

July 24th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Apple has given some developers access to its private APIs in order to plug an in-app purchasing exploit. The Guardian reports the action was required due to a Russian hacker who enabled 8.4 million fake in-app purchases. Over 115 games were affected, including all the big iOS dogs like Angry Birds...

July 24th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments