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We're starting to wonder what "limited resources" actually means over at Rovio. If you've got enough cash to send your product into space itself, and then turn around and also sponsor a Formula 1 driver's head, we get the feeling our definitions of "limited" vary by a few billion dollars. Heikki Ko...

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Developer SoftKinetic specializes in gesture recognition technology, and has put that technology to use in the headliniest of ways: Angry Birds. Using the iisu middleware, which allows 3D gesture recognition to be added to any application (if a special camera is present, of course), Softkinetic pu...

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In space, no one can hear you fling. Rovio's next title is indeed another Angry Birds game, because why not? Angry Birds Space is, presumably, Angry Birds in space. The official site for Angry Birds Space suggests a March 22 launch. Outside of the teaser trailer above and the site, that's all we h...

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Rovio, the people sprinkling stale bread behind Angry Birds, received the Property of the Year prize at the 12th annual Toy of the Year awards (yeah, that's totally a thing). Rovio won based on the massive amount of Angry Birds physical merchandise it's released over the past two years, which inclu...

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Apple has removed 59 copycat games from its App Store, including Temple Run lookalike Temple Jump, Words with Friends contender Numbers with Friends, Angry Birds clones Tiny Birds and Angry Ninja Birds, and the self explanatory Plant vs. Zombie. All of the offending clones were developed by Anton Si...

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While we've been blissfully ignoring Kiss frontman Gene Simmons since his last appearance on The Simpsons, he's been busy transitioning his band from 1970s stadium rockers into a crosspromotional love gun. Take, for example, Kiss Hello Kitty (which is apparently a thing?). We're not quite sure what...

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Mirroring the plans of every bitter, lonely soul the world over, Rovio will be filling Facebook with anger come Valentine's Day. Granted, Rovio's February 14 release of Angry Birds for the social-networking site will be quite a bit different from the vitriolic bile we'll be spewing as a projection ...

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Rovio had a record 6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day 2011. No, that's not excatly mind-blowing when compared to the hundreds of millions of times the avian avenger sim has been downloaded, but as AllThingsD points out those sales are nearly equivalent to the number of smartph...

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Finnish school for agitated ornithological research mobile mogul Rovio may be looking to capitalize on its world-wide brand recognition and ridiculous, un-ending revenue stream by listing its stock on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013, assuming the world still exists in 2013, that is. The f...

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Aussie indie pop group Hey Geronimo were interested in promoting their latest single, "Why Don't We Do Something?," so they made this terrifying montage of iOS games acted out in real life, you see. We're not exactly sure how this happened, but we can't say we're sorry it did....

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Turns out it takes more than repeated blunt force trauma to the head to take down an Angry Bird. Nope, it takes smarts, something that the wordy Scribblenauts Remix has in abundance. As of this writing, the puzzler has overtaken Angry Birds and occupies the number one spot on the iTunes App Store...

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Rovio marketing man Peter "We're totally worth more than $1.2 billion" Vesterbacka announced plans to open a retail store in China. MCV reports the company is making the move due to the vast amount of unlicensed Angry Birds products being sold in the country. Rovio plans to copy items it sees in ...

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The Angry Birds movie is happening, Rovio's Andrew Stalbow told the BBC. "We recently hired David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios who produced Iron Man, to lead our movie efforts," Stalbow said, noting that the company is working on a series of short films it will release next year. ...

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Next Media Animation has always been our most trusted source for interpretation of the day's happenings. But with this sadly illegitimate trailer for a fake Angry Birds movie, it's created a work of unparalleled power, which easily ranks as Jesus' best work since Godspell....

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