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Rovio announces Angry Birds Stella, starring a new leading lady-bird

Rovio's next spin-off for the Angry Birds franchise centers around a new heroine called Stella, who along with her pals leads a new wave of games, cartoons, and merchandise. The first entry in Stella's adventures is due in the fall, but what it'll comprise isn't clear. For its part, Rovio didn't...

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Angry Birds series pecks up 2 billion downloads

Rovio has let loose 2 billion copies of Angry Birds games since the series' launch in 2009 – that equals 28 percent of the world's population, for comparison's sake. Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka announced the number during London's Pocket Gamer Connects: "If you look at Rovio and what we've...

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 is free on iOS for a limited time

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 X-winged its way to freedom this week, not from the pork side but from the shackles of its 99c tag. The sci-fly sequel is the App Store's free app of the week, meaning for a limited you can purchase it permanently at no cost - it's got to be worth a beak at that price, no?...

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Report: Angry Birds Go! has $100 microtransaction in soft launch

Rovio's kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!, is heavy on microtransactions – including one in-game car that sells for $100, Pocket Gamer reports. The game is out in a soft launch in New Zealand, though it doesn't hit worldwide until December 11. Angry Birds Go! is free-to-play with a classic...

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Angry Birds Star Wars kneels before next-gen in November

Angry Birds Star Wars is blasting to Xbox One and PS4 in November, Rovio has announced. It launches today for Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, Wii, Wii U and 3DS. The PS4 version of Angry Birds Star Wars uses the DualShock 4's touchpad, and it will support Move in singleplayer and local multiplayer...

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Angry Birds: Star Wars rated for next-gen by ESRB

Angry Birds: Star Wars is X-winging its way onto PS4 and Xbox One, at least according to multiple ratings. North American ratings board ESRB listed it for the next-gen systems this week, while in Brazil the game was classified for both systems back in July. To add further evidence, in August...

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Angry Birds Go! starts its engines in December

Angry Birds Go!, the mega-franchise's inevitable drift into kart racing, will be available as a "free app" on December 11. There's a range of feathered and piggy racers to choose from, as well as karts to buff up and suitably wacky powers to employ. As yet, we don't know just how many platforms...

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Angry Birds Go is a kart racer, complete with Hasbro toy line

Hasbro recently announced a new line of toys for an upcoming mobile game in the Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Go. The toy manufacturer's brief description of the game notes that the series' iconic birds and pigs "have jumped into karts to battle it out in a calamitous downhill race to the...

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Angry Birds: Star Wars 2 joins the 'pork side' with Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid, the voice of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films, lent his voice to Rovio's first "Join the Pork Side" video for Angry Birds: Star Wars 2. McDiarmid's recognizable growl matches well with the evil green pig, who spins around in his chair less gracefully than Palpatine did in...

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Rovio rolls out cross-platform cloud saves for Angry Birds

If your passion for disgruntled birds cannot be confined to one platform, Rovio has you covered. The Angry Birds developer has launched Rovio Account, a new cloud service that allows players to transfer and sync save data across multiple iOS and Android devices. Rovio Account adds cloud saving...

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