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Angry Birds Star Wars lands on the planet Hoth

A free update for Angry Birds Star Wars adds the iconic planet Hoth to the game. Pigs – even giant mechanical ones – aren't exactly suited for the slippery ice tundras of the frozen planet. If only the Empire were capable of such slapstick, maybe the Rebels wouldn't hate them so much!...

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Angry Birds invade McDonalds in China

McDonalds is partnering with Rovio for a bit of corporate synergy – in China. Playing Angry Birds inside Chinese McDonalds restaurants will unlock special in-game power-ups and "hidden game modes" available exclusively in the fast-food establishment. In addition, patrons will have the...

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This is a Bad Piggies interactive cookbook on iPad

Rovio has revealed and released an interactive Bad Piggies cookbook app, now available on iPad at 99 cents for a limited time. Titled Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes, the app's regular price is $4.99. That's a significant leap from the promotional offer. However, compared to the $14.99 RRP of last...

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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 and Star Wars joining forces in a series of products

While the teaser from earlier this week indicated that a downloadable Star Wars-themed Angry Birds game was on the way from Rovio, the Idlehands blog published leaked images of upcoming board games and figures that mash up the two brands. The above image for a Star Wars Angry Birds Jenga game by...

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Star Wars Angry Birds teased

The folks behind Angry Birds and Star Wars license holders have apparently been talking: Rovio has tweeted an image of what appears to be a rotund Angry Bird in classic Star Wars robes, saying "Who could this be?" Additionally, an unknown official tumblr has surfaced with an animated version of...

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Portabliss: Bad Piggies (iOS)

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...

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Bad Piggies trailer shows just how naughty these pigs get

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...

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Bad Piggies is the 'complete opposite' of Angry Birds, here's how

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,...

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The 'Bad Piggies' of Angry Birds get their own game on Sept. 27

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...

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