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Angry Birds devs reveal next game: Amazing Alex

Hot on the heels of its big franchise's 1 billionth download, Angry Birds developer Rovio is introducing its next title: "Amazing Alex." Rovio head Mikael Hed told Finnish television about the game, revealing it to be based on the recently acquired "Casey's Contraptions" property, previously owned...

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Angry Birds downloaded a billion times

The Angry Birds franchise has hurtled past a billion downloads. The number covers free and paid downloads of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space. The news comes a couple days after Rovio revealed revenues of $106.3 million in 2011, with approximately $67.6...

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Rovio employing a growing percentage of Finland

Out of the variety of numbers included in this morning's Rovio 2011 financial report, one line stuck out to us as particularly insane: the employee count. Rovio wasn't a very large company before Angry Birds exploded in late 2009, having only produced a couple dozen under-the-radar mobile titles....

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The Angry Birds earned Rovio quite a bit of chicken scratch in 2011

The Angry Birds are quite a catch, it seems. Franchise creator Rovio announced this morning that earnings in 2011 topped $100 million, which it owes solely to sales of the Angry Birds franchise. "The heavy investments made in 2011 to all business areas will be seen in future products," Rovio CEO...

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Two Angry Birds devs start new studio to make 'the next Angry Birds'

Antti Stén and Tuomas Erikoinen have broken free of Angry Birds developer Rovio to start their own studio, Boomlagoon. Stén, Rovio's former lead server architect, and Erikoinen, former lead artist, want to make "convivial and intriguing games," according to Boomlagoon's motto. We bet...

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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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Miyamoto enjoys Angry Birds, sees inspiration to create 'unexpected new things'

Shigeru Miyamoto loves Angry Birds, telling Edge that the 2009 mobile slingshot game is his favorite of the past year – which may come as a shock to those who consider smartphone games a dangerous threat to systems like Nintendo's 3DS. "What I like about Angry Birds is that it has a...

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Angry Birds cartoon coming to 'all possible platforms' this year

As if there wasn't already enough Angry Birds in your life, Rovio has announced a weekly cartoon series will debut later this year. The news comes from a media conference in Cannes, France, as reported by the BBC, where Rovio animation head Nick Dorra revealed the 52 episode series will be coming...

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April Fools' Day 2012: And the rest

It was a fairly lively April Fools' Day this year -- not only did we manage to make it all day without being duped, deceived or disillusioned, but at times we were genuinely entertained by what the technology and gaming companies of the world were able to dream up. On the other hand, the stuff...

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Seattle Space Needle is a giant Angry Birds slingshot

We used to think the Seattle Space Needle was erected to keep aliens from landing their ships, lest they get the poking of a lifetime. Turns out it was always meant to fling angry birds into outer space....

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