Angry Birds

Angry Birds cross-promote with Galaxy Note for Christmas

Angry Birds cross-promote with Galaxy Note for Christmas

The folks at Rovio are no strangers when it comes to cross-promoting their brand with other gigantic names in the business, this time with Samsung and their Galaxy Note device, showing how even cartoon characters can use this massive in-between the tablet and handset Galaxy Note to cut out images and share them with friends. We already knew that the Rovio crew had released their next chapter in the Angry Birds Seasons series with a new 2011 winter season by the name of Angry Birds Seasons: Wreck the Halls!

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World’s first Angry Birds Shop open for business in Finland

World’s first Angry Birds Shop open for business in Finland

All you lovers of the Angry Birds brand can rest easy knowing there's an Angry Birds-centric store headed your way soon, as the first shop has officially opened its doors for business in Helsinki, Finland. Of course Finland is the birthplace of Angry Birds and still where Rovio, the developer of said game resides, so of course the first store should open in such a place. Of course we've got to wait and see how well it does before more shops open nationwide and worldwide, but for now, we've got our own versions in just sections of stores such as the one you'll see a bit later in this post, complete with hookahs.

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Angry Birds tops half a billion downloads: are you still playing?

Angry Birds tops half a billion downloads: are you still playing?

This week Rovio has announced that not only had they jumped above 500 million downloads with Angry Birds, they'd therefore become the one with the most downloaded game in the history of gaming. As it appears that the Guinness Book of World Records doesn't have such a listing, I suppose we'll have to take their word for it. Of course that's not the only statistic Rovio is offering up this week, they going on to note that their users average about 300 million minutes of playing time a day, that equaling out to 200,000 years of playing time so far in total for the Angry Birds suite. Here's our question for you: are you amongst these people? And furthermore - do you still play?

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Angry Birds Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween 2011 expansion teased

Angry Birds Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween 2011 expansion teased

It's time, ladies and gentlemen, the first full year of Angry Birds having a whole separate game dedicated to seasons is done, and your question has been answered: yes, Rovio will make a new Halloween expansion each year, not just the first! For those of you out there not having followed Angry Birds since the beginning, there was originally an Angry Birds standalone game and an Angry Birds Halloween standalone game. Once the Halloween game became nearly as popular as the original, Rovio got wise and continued the holiday theme, eventually combining them all into one single collection called Angry Birds Seasons - that tradition continues here with the expansion that started the whole thing: Halloween.

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Rovio Launches Angry Birds Mooncakes and Barrage of Additional Products

Rovio Launches Angry Birds Mooncakes and Barrage of Additional Products

In celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - otherwise known as the Moon Festival, Rovio has decided to release some signature shaped Angry Birds Mooncakes alongside a series of new products. Also, incase you were unaware, Angry Birds Seasons' next update will be "Moon Festival," again in celebration of the same holiday taking place in China this Fall. The mooncakes are available in Chinese confectionary stores now in custom male/female bags which are reusable then by the average super-chic kiddo who might want to bring their home-made lunch to school in bright red. These cakes also reveal a lady version of the classic red bird, this perhaps pointing toward a new type of bird to be slingshot in the future Seasons expansions.

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Angry Birds Seeks To Be Valued At $1.2 Billion

Angry Birds Seeks To Be Valued At $1.2 Billion

According to Bloomberg, Rovio, the Finnish company behind the game phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is seeking funding that would value the company at around $1.2 billion. Who knew a game of flinging enraged birds at green pigs could be worth so much? Well, the game is the most successful mobile app yet, and it still has many big plans ahead.

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