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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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Angry Birds' epic tease hints at upcoming mobile RPG (no, really)

Last week's Angry Birds-related teaser video hints at an upcoming turn-based mobile role-playing game from series creator Rovio, Kotaku reports. Angry Birds Epic will feature an in-depth item-crafting component and a story-driven campaign when it hits the iOS App Store, Google Play, and the Wind...

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Angry Birds goes medieval in mysterious 'epic' tease

The above video comes courtesy of Angry Birds creator Rovio, who unveiled the brief footage alongside the following description: "Perhaps the most Epic soft launch ever - whatever that means!?" It's unclear what exactly Rovio is teasing here, though fan site Angry Birds Nest offers a convinc...

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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? O...

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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 mode...

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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 retail...

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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 A...

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