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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
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Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Rovio's fierce (the Tyra definition, not literal) Angry Birds Stella are available now on mobile gizmos. Angry Birds Stella can be flung for free onto iOS and Android devices and is the pinker version of the 2 billion unit downloaded franchise. Stella wi...

September 4th 2014 at 10:30am 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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With over half a decade leading Rovio's flock, CEO Mikael Hed announced today that he will be stepping down as the company's head man starting January 1st of next year. The co-founder will hand over the keys to the Angry Birds developer to Pekka Rantala, who is currently serving as the company's C...

August 29th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Today Mikael Hed announced he would be stepping down as CEO of Rovio and that former Nokia exec Pekka Rantala would be taking his place in 2015. The developer has quickly gone from being a company that no one had ever heard of to one of the biggest names in mobile gaming. How? Almost entirely on t...

August 29th 2014 at 9:30am 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

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

June 12th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The first screen of the Angry Birds Stella spin-off series doesn't reinvent the wheel, but simply gives it a touch-up. Clearly Rovio's looking to attract a certain audience with "feisty" new heroine Stella and her "fierce" friends when the first game hits in September. On the other hand, it's not l...

June 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments