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Rovio's head of games flies the coop

Jami Laes has departed Angry Birds developer Rovio where he lead the games division for nearly the past two years, reports Reuters. Laes was hired in April of 2013 as Rovio's EVP of Games. At the time, he claimed he was a huge fan of Angry Birds and looked forward to building on the franchise's ...

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The 8-bit Time Machine takes game music back to 1985

Modern game soundtracks are nice thanks to their full orchestras and high-definition sound, and chiptune music can be a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane. While it may seem like you'd have to choose one or the other, you can have your audio-flavored cake and eat it too thanks to "The 8-bit Time Machine,...

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Angry Birds publisher cuts layoffs down to 110

Angry Birds publisher Rovio announced plans to cut 16 percent of its workforce in early October, which approximated 130 jobs. That number is now down to 110, as the studio concluded its employee negotiations this week. As part of Rovio's reorganization plans, it opened up "several positions" to int...

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Angry Birds Go tops 100 million downloads, adds team multiplayer

To celebrate more than 100 million downloads of its free-to-play avian kart racer Angry Birds Go, the development team at Rovio has added team multiplayer functionality to the game's latest update. Though Rovio's unveiling is light on details, we know two crucial things. First, the game now supp...

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Angry Birds studio cuts 130 jobs to 'simplify' company

With profits down and an announced executive shuffle for year's end, it's not surprising that Angry Birds publisher Rovio is flinging some jobs into the dumpster. Outgoing CEO Mikael Hed announced today that the company will cut about 16 percent of its workforce, which is a "maximum of 130 people."...

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Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis to star in Angry Birds film

Mobile developer Rovio announced the voice cast for its upcoming Angry Birds animated feature film today, revealing that Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis and Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage will play major roles. Other featured actors include Josh Gad (Frozen's Olaf), Danny McBride (Eastbound...

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Rovio head climbs into slingshot, launching from CEO roost this year

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 ...

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Artist sues pet toy company over Angry Birds licensing profits

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-fi...

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Angry Birds Transformers announced, less than meets the eye

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....

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Angry Bird publisher profits halved as company plans for future

As Rovio plans for (or fights, depending on perspective) the future, the company's profits took a hit for the 2013 calendar year. The Angry Bird house's net profits were slashed in half to €26.9 million ($37.2M), but important to note here is that the company's sales remained stable at €1...

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