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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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Angry Birds go Ga Ga for Mercury to celebrate Freddie For A Day

'Freddie For A Day' is an annual event held on Freddie Mercury's birthday, tomorrow, to celebrate the former Queen frontman and raise money for the AIDS charity set up in his name. Angry Birds creator Rovio gets in on the act this year by releasing the above specially created animation. We've got...

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'Bad Piggies' teased by Angry Birds dev on Facebook, Twitter

Angry Birds developer Rovio is teasing "Bad Piggies" across social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Current speculation is that the green porcine will receive a spin-off game of some kind, but given that Rovio has to maintain the cash cow of the Angry Birds franchise, this could just boil down...

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Fowl on the play: Angry Birds teams up with the Philadelphia Eagles

A new version of Angry Birds is coming exclusively to the Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page on September 4. Each week, a new free level will be available to play during this year's season. The teaser trailer above gives us a taste of what to expect, including a new unit type: the Mighty...

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Angry Birds Friends featuring Green Day as green pigs

Desperately avoiding the use of the words "dookie" or "american idiot," Angry Birds developer Rovio announced a new Angry Birds Friends this morning featuring the band Green Day. Angry Birds Friends is the free Facebook version of the fowl franchise. The episode contains 10 new levels, with the...

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Angry Birds Seasons' new 'Pink Bird' is multifaceted

By which we mean she's not angry all the time. Instead, the new Pink Bird is a happy-go-lucky, bubble-blowing character who only embodies the Angry Birds stereotype when presented with scheming pigs. The new character was introduced in a charming cartoon (above), advertising a "Back to School"...

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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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