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VideoAngry Birds games hit 1 billion downloads

Developer Rovio thanks fans in new video.

Mobile Games Roundup

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VideoPlay Angry Birds with Kinect hack

Latest game mod takes off.

VideoIsrael seeking peace for Angry Birds

Pigs, birds fail to broker treaty.

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Angry Birds movie is getting a sequel

Angry Birds movie is getting a sequel

Launching on the game's 10-year anniversary.

The Angry Birds Movie is getting a sequel to coincide with the game's 10-year anniversary.

Launching on 20th September, 2019, this sequel will be another joint collaboration between developer Rovio and Sony Pictures.

The film's existence shouldn't come as a surprise given that the first Angry Birds movie earned $350m worldwide since its launch last May.

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15 games later, Rovio announces Angry Birds 2

15 games later, Rovio announces Angry Birds 2

3bn downloads and counting.

Angry Birds developer Rovio Games has announced Angry Birds 2.

The sequel will be fully revealed at a special event on 28th July and then be made available to download on the 30th.

Details on the game are scarce. Rovio has only said that it will be "bigger, badder and birdier" than the first.

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Angry Birds dev Rovio launches new young-adult novel series

Angry Birds dev Rovio launches new young-adult novel series

"High action pirate adventure with a female twist."

Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced Storm Sisters, a series of young-adult fiction books starring a quintet of 11-17 year-old girls.

Written by Helsinki-based author Mintie Das, the first novel in the franchise will be published by Rovio in late 2015 or early 2016, The Guardian reports.

Like an all-female Famous Five set in the late 18th century, the series will centre around the exploits of Charlie, Sadie, Liu, Raquel and Ingela, who disguise themselves as pirates.

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Angry Birds movie set for 1st July 2016

Here's hoping Mickey Rourke is involved.

The long discussed Angry Birds movie has officially fallen into the hands of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where the game's developer Rovio announced it's set to come out 1st July 2016. That's a Friday, so clear your calenders now.

The Angry Birds movie officially announced

The Angry Birds movie officially announced

Coming to theaters in summer of 2016.

Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment has officially announced that it's making a feature film based on the popular mobile game.

Due in summer of 2016, the CG-animated movie is being produced by John Cohen, who recently produced Despicable Me. Former chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of Iron Man, David Maisel, will act as executive producer of the film.

Rovio will retain full creative control over the project by producing and financing the movie "outside the studio system," whatever that means.

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Superbrothers dev: Chasing Angry Birds is a "really bad business decision"

"Risky, innovative" titles hold far greater reward.

Developers trying to replicate the success of mainstream smartphone phenomenons like Angry Birds are likely wasting their money and would be better of trying to create something risky and innovative, so says the boss of Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery developer Capybara Games.

Trends of 2012: Handheld Gaming

Things are exciting, frightening, and confusing.

2012 is going to be a fascinating year as far as handhelds are concerned. iOS continues to screw with the marketplace, for one thing, helping to democratise development while also redefining how much audiences expect to pay for a game. Meanwhile, the 3DS appears to have finally hit its stride - or has it? - and Sony's getting in on the action with the almost implausibly lavish Vita. Is there still enough room for everybody?

Wii U a "natural match" for Angry Birds

Rovio "not going to ignore Kinect, Move".

Rovio has told Eurogamer it is "looking at every console" as a potential nest for Angry Birds, despite having criticised Xbox Live, Nintendo and even console gaming in the past.

Mobile Games Roundup

Mobile Games Roundup

Agent! Tower! Continuity! Angry! Zombies! Sonic! geoDefense!

It would probably get boring for you lot if every week was filled with top-rated games. In fact, I know that a lot of you kind of glaze over at some of the scores, and some outright moan that mobile games get routinely over-rated ("9/10? Better than Halo? ROFL")

Like any platform, it's important to judge mobile games in context. An inventive 9/10 puzzle game costing 59p can never be the same as a 9/10 epic action game on a home console. But nor would you necessarily want it to be.

Trying to somehow read something definitive into what a score 'means' is, a slippery subject, and yet we all debate them endlessly. But at the same time, as long as you're always dealing with like-for-like comparisons, you're on safer ground.

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Blowing Bubbles

Mobile and social gaming are in a huge valuation bubble - but that doesn't have to mean that disaster is coming.

Published as part of our sister-site GamesIndustry.biz's widely-read weekly newsletter, the GamesIndustry.biz Editorial, is a weekly dissection of an issue weighing on the minds of the people at the top of the games business. It appears on Eurogamer after it goes out to GI.biz newsletter subscribers.

The dumbing down of society continues unabated. We live in a world where irredeemable pap like The Black Eyed Peas' The Time (Dirty Bit) tops the charts, where Peaches Geldof not only has a career but is paid to appear on telly and, like, talk about stuff, and stuff.

Rovio's huge Angry Birds riches detailed

Facebook is next platform to be conquered.

News that Rovio, the small Finnish developer Rovio behind Angry Birds, has done rather well for itself off the back of its smartphone phenomenon will come as little surprise. However, new information detailing the scope of its fortune makes for an eye-watering read.

Angry Birds: St Patrick’s Day announced

Angry Birds: St Patrick’s Day announced

Rio movie tie-in coming soon too.

The next holiday to be celebrated by hit physics puzzler Angry Birds's Seasons expansion is St Patrick's Day, developer Rovio has announced.

Making the announcement during a presentation today at the Game Developer's conference in San Francisco, Rovio chief Peter Vesterbacka promised the update, which will presumably be available around 17th March, is "very green" and boasts "more pigs than ever".

The smartphone phenomenon has already seen free Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's-themed level packs, and Vesterbacka promised there are more to come.

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WP7 gets Sonic, Angry Birds, more

"Six weeks of hits" announced.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Episode 1, tower defense classic Plants vs Zombies and ubiquitous feather-flinger Angry Birds are among the grandstanding titles heading to Windows Phone 7 this Spring in a big new games push just announced by Microsoft.

Angry Birds tops PSN charts

Smartphone smash triumphs on consoles.

Smartphone phenomenon Angry Birds has made a very successful hop over to consoles, topping the PlayStation Network chart in its first month on sales.

Angry Birds Nintendo 3DS confirmed

Angry Birds Nintendo 3DS confirmed

Alan Wake dev co-founder joins Rovio.

Mobile phenomenon Angry Birds will launch on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii.

In a tweet response to questions by dsfocus, developer Rovio Mobile said the puzzle game will release on "Wii and 3DS later in the year".

The plan is to launch the first Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Seasons and the upcoming Angry Birds Rio as digital downloads.

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Angry Birds Christmas flying in?

Festive edition of iOS phenomenon hinted.

A special Christmas edition of Angry Birds is apparently winging its way to your preferred smartphone device soon.

No Angry Birds 2 planned

Facebook spin-off underway though.

There are currently no plans for a direct sequel to App Store smash hit Angry Birds, developer Rovio has announced.

Angry Birds sells a million in six days

Angry Birds sells a million in six days

Halloween edition is scarily successful.

The new Halloween edition of the absurdly popular mobile game Angry Birds has shifted more than a million downloads in just six days, developer Rovio has announced.

The original game has sold 6.5 million units to date on the App Store and a further two million Android downloads.

"We're delighted to see such fantastic reception for Angry Birds Halloween," said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. "We intend to continue creating more and more quality products and updates, and keep exceeding the expectations of our fans worldwide."

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Mobile Games Roundup

Mobile Games Roundup

Reckless! Shoot! Dexter! Angry! Buka!

The trouble with doing these roundups is never quite knowing how good a game is going to be. As with Game Dev Story, you can sometimes end up finding something so good that it clearly deserves its own review. This is probably the shortest review you'll ever see on Eurogamer, but until that review gets commissioned, you should trust me on this and buy it immediately. It'll be the best £2.39 you ever spend. Probably.

The rest of the current crop isn't quite so magisterial in quality, but we think you'll appreciate at least a couple of the five we've got lined up for you this week. Shoot To Kill is the first of numerous new games on the way from ex-Sensible head honcho Jon Hare's new mobile-centric outfit Tower Studios, while addled Angry Birds addicts will no doubt be delighted to know that they can sink another few hours into the 45 new levels on offer.

Elsewhere, Reckless Racing is one of the best-looking mobile titles ever made, while Dexter's belated release on iPad is a prime example of where it all goes horribly, gruesomely wrong. A horror show for all the wrong reasons.

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