Bad Piggies

Bad Piggies Chrome app is phony, installs adware

Over 80,000 have been affected by bogus Chrome plugins.

Rovio's spin-off to its phenomenally successful Angry Birds series, Bad Piggies, is available on iOS and Android, yet a host of apps pretending to contain the new mobile title have popped up as Google Chrome apps with the malicious intent of installing adware.

Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies debuts gameplay in new trailer

We knew Angry Birds developer Rovio was working on a spin-off about the series' swine antagonists, but until now it was unclear what exactly that would entail.

As it turns out, Bad Piggies is about porky inventors. Building a series of Da Vinci-esque mobile machines, the boars must traverse kooky landscapes in jerry-rigged contraptions. See it in action in the trailer below (via Yahoo Games).

Bad Piggies is out next week on 27th September on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, with Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions to follow shortly.

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A release date for Bad Piggies: the new game by Angry Birds bunch

Bad Piggies, the new game from Angry Birds maker Rovio, will launch on iOS, Android and Mac on 27th September. Windows 8 and PC versions will follow "shortly".

Like the name suggests, Bad Piggies lets you play as the pigs - the porky targets of the Angry Birds series. But there's no slingshot this time, and "all new, never before seen gameplay".

"There's a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games," reckons Mikael Hed, Rovio CEO, "and we've been constantly asked: what about the pigs' side of the story?"

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