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To the Brazilian government, favelas, often referred to as "the slums," don't portray an image they're willing to share with the world. So much so, in fact, that during the past World Cup some favela residents were reportedly being forced to leave their homes behind, as Brazil officials were looki...

September 25th 2014 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
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Before the Rio Carbon arrived to take on Apple's iPod juggernaut in 2004, there was Diamond Multimedia's first stab at the digital music market: the Rio PMP300, a portable music player released in 1998. Since it was one of the first portable MP3 players ever to be sold, Diamond ended up embroiled...

April 12th 2014 at 6:02pm 0 Comments
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To celebrate the impending release of Rio 2, the animated feature about a bunch of tropical birds from Rio de Janeiro migrating to the Amazon rainforest, the free Angry Birds Rio video game tie-in will receive several content updates. Four different episodes, each comprised of numerous levels, wil...

December 28th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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According to Tateru Nino at Dwell On It, Duran Duran had promised its presence in the world of Second Life back in 2006. Second Life residents were hungry like a wolf for more information, but the band was lost in a crowd. At long last, the band announced yesterday the launch of Duran Duran Uni...

June 16th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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THQ announced a Rio movie tie-in game today, and it'll be available ... tomorrow. The minigame collection "inspired" by the upcoming animated movie will be available for all current home consoles and DS. The title will be budget-priced at $29.99 on all platforms. The console versions support up...

April 11th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Think you'll be heading to the Android Market to get your next fix of Rovio Mobile's insanely popular Angry Birds? Think again. The next installment in the aviary vengeance saga, Angry Birds Rio, will launch exclusively on Amazon's upcoming Appstore for Android. That does sound like it will eventua...

March 14th 2011 at 11:19am 0 Comments
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During the Super Bowl game last night, you may have seen an ad for a soon-to-be-released animated feature called Rio. Cleverly tied into that advertisement was a way to get access to a secret level in that special app installed on just about every iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod touch in the universe: A...

February 7th 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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If you're just hanging out playing Angry Birds in the living room while the Super Bowl is on, be sure to look up while the commercial for the animated film Rio is playing. Hidden in the ad will be a code for a downloadable Angry Birds levels (though it's not been specified if it will be compatible w...

February 4th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that Doodle Jump will be working with Universal to promote the upcoming Hop movie, Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile confirmed it will be producing a new version of Angry Birds set in Rio. This new version will be used to promote the upcoming movie Rio, which i...

January 31st 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The next Angry Birds game isn't based on a holiday. It's not a true sequel, either. Instead, it's a licensed game based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming animated film, Rio. This bizarre partnership makes some sense once you find out what the movie is actually about: A group of kidnapped birds join to...

January 28th 2011 at 6:50pm 0 Comments