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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening, folks. Today, we entered the final few days before the iPhone 5 releases, and we found out that the device has netted 2 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability. Some of those same pre-orders began shipping out from China over the weekend, and AT&T is claiming that the iPhone 5 is the most successful iPhone launch ever, which everyone could have probably already guessed. We take a look at the iPhone 5's already astounding success, while Samsung was busy comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S III in a new ad that was rolled out over the weekend.

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Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies brings wave of video clues [UPDATE: Gameplay!]

Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies brings wave of video clues [UPDATE: Gameplay!]

The folks at Rovio have been hard at work on a sequel for the mega-popular Angry Birds franchise, here turning the whole world upside-down with Bad Piggies. This sequel to the Angry Birds original will have the mechanics of the game changed just a bit, with the Pigs being the center of attention instead of the Birds whom, up until now, where the ones you were tossing at the enemies - those being the Pigs. Here Rovio is letting details loose in bits in pieces in videos and comics to tease you 'til the final release.

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Queen frontman turns Freddie Birdcury for hit app promo

Queen frontman turns Freddie Birdcury for hit app promo

Queen is certainly one of the best-selling and most famous rock bands of all time. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is making the jump to a digital Angry Bird as part of the Freddie for a Day promotion. The promotion is in celebration of Freddie Mercury's birthday, September 5. The promotion will start Monday, September 3 with an all-new animation for the hit game Angry Birds.

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Angry Birds Seasons getting a new pink-feathered character

Angry Birds Seasons getting a new pink-feathered character

Rovio has introduced a new character for Angry Birds Seasons, a pink-feathered fowl who apparently likes to blow bubbles. This new bird, named simply "Pink Bird," will be debuting in a new update for the immensely popular game. Alas, we don't know when the update is scheduled to land, but with Rovio giving the update the title of "Back to School," it seems it should be arriving before long.

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Rovio hints at potential level editor coming to Angry Birds

Rovio hints at potential level editor coming to Angry Birds

Rovio recently gave us a big hint on the Angry Birds Facebook page that a level editor could be coming soon to the game. The Facebook post showed an image of a green pig with building blocks surrounding it, and the pig having thought bubbles illustrating how the blocks might be put together. The new rumor comes just a few weeks after reports surfaced of a new version of Angry Birds that would let users change sides and play as the green pigs.

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Samsung confirms Angry Birds TV app plans

Samsung confirms Angry Birds TV app plans

Samsung and Rovio are going after a couple different segments of the population - those who own an Internet-connected Samsung TV and have somehow managed to never play Angry Birds, and those who own an Internet-connected Samsung TV and cannot get enough Angry Birds. Given that the former consists of people who have never downloaded Angry Birds on their phone or tablet, and never downloaded it onto a game console, it's the latter category that is probably the bigger chunk here.

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Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Samsung is hoping that Smart TVs will take off, Rovio is on a quest for total screen domination... why not pair the two together? Rovio and Samsung have announced a partnership that will see Angry Birds making the jump to the ES7000, ES8000, and ES9000 Smart TVs. The redesigned game will take advantage of the motion sensors found in the televisions. Angry Birds also leverages the new Smart TV SDK, allowing the app to run natively on the television without the need for an additional set-top box or console.

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Angry Birds Trilogy coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS

Angry Birds Trilogy coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS

Rovio has announced that it will be bringing the Angry Birds Trilogy to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Nintendo 3DS. The company dropped some hints previously that it would be bringing the popular games from mobile devices to consoles, and now Rovio has said it will bring upgraded versions of the games to three consoles. There’s no word on when the Trilogy will be officially released, but the company is current working on enhancing the games.

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Rovio may be planning Angry Birds version to play as pigs

Rovio may be planning Angry Birds version to play as pigs

We’ve all had some good practice at launching a few thousand or so virtual birds into virtual air, and now Rovio may have plans to shake things up a little but allowing users to take the other side by playing as one of the green pigs. After two years of being the target, it seems as if it’s officially time for the pigs to take revenge on their avian rivals.

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