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Steam weekly: They Bleed Pixels, Papo & Yo, Shuggy, Waking Mars

Steam's weekly deals kicked off yesterday, but players in the US were probably too busy lounging poolside with a plate full of hamburgers to notice – and hey, Steam users outside of the US could have been doing the same thing. It's cool; we don't judge. This week's Steam deals last until...

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Angry Birds Space shoots onto Steam, $1 off for one week

No planet can contain Angry Birds Space, nor can any digital distributor – Rovio's interstellar bird-flinger is now available on Steam, on sale for $4 through March 14 at 10 a.m. PST. Angry Birds Space was previously available for PCs via Google's Chrome store. The Steam version of Angry...

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Angry Birds Stars Wars sets coordinates for November 8 [update: platforms]

Angry Birds Star Wars is kicking into hyperdrive on November 8, Rovio today revealed. According to USA Today, the game is coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8 PCs. Along with the above video, Lucasfilm and Rovio released the below promotional image. According to Lucasfilm licensing and consumer...

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Angry Birds Space fills Red Planet with volcanoes, exploding asteroids

Much like progress, nothing can stop the march of Angry Birds. Not even a hostile, alien planet covered in volcanoes, crawling with evil pigs and surrounded by exploding asteroids can stop them, apparently....

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Angry Birds Space hijacks NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover this fall

A new update for Angry Birds Space adds twenty levels focused on the Red Planet and all the recent activity surrounding NASA's Mars Rover, Curiosity. Players will find a new Astronaut Pig to knock around, along with three hidden rovers and landers to discover that once found will unlock "special...

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The best way to play Angry Birds is with this custom USB controller

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,...

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Angry Birds Space floats to 50 million devices

In space, barring any obstructions, there's nothing to stop momentum. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has been downloaded over 50 million times. In Rovio's own words, Angry Birds Space is now "the fastest growing mobile game yet" and breaks the company's records. Rovio thanked its fans...

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Angry Birds Space 'Fry Me To The Moon' pack adds 10 levels for free

A fresh infusion of frustration-focused fowl flinging has made its way into the iOS and Android versions of Rovio's immensely popular game, Angry Birds Space. The free "Fry Me To The Moon" pack adds 10 new icy planets and, if you're an iOS user, 20 complimentary space eagles. iOS users also receive...

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Rovio expanding into Sweden; next, the world

Angry Birds originator and eventual ruler of all mankind Rovio is widening its grasp upon the world by opening a new studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Should all go according to plan, the presently unnamed new studio will be staffed by 20 to 30 folks within a year. This announcement follows Rovio's...

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Rovio buys fellow Finns Futuremark Games Studio

Rovio, the team responsible for Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space (and parts of this), has acquired Futuremark Games Studio, creator of Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon, among other titles. Futuremark Games was founded in 2008 and is based in Finland alongside Rovio, which may explain why...

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