Angry Birds

Angry Birds goes giant with Seattle Space Needle

Angry Birds goes giant with Seattle Space Needle

The brand new Angry Birds: Space launch has hit a new level of gigantism with an abnormally oversized Red Bird tied on to the Seattle Space Needle. This landmark gains new meaning as the physics-based entertainment game adds its own 300 foot tall slingshot as fans were invited to the top of the beast to play the game on launch day. Angry Birds: Space cupcakes were given out by Food Network's Cupcake Wars finalists, and there was much rejoicing.

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Angry Birds Space gets Windows Phone reprieve

Angry Birds Space gets Windows Phone reprieve

Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile has done a 180, announcing a version of Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone is in the pipeline just hours after the company admitted it had no plans to release on Microsoft's smartphone platform. "We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7" Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told Reuters, despite CMO Peter Vesterbacka's earlier dismissal of the possibility with the claim it was "a lot of work to technically support it" for minimal return.

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“No plans” for Angry Birds Space on Windows Phone

“No plans” for Angry Birds Space on Windows Phone

Angry Birds Space developer Rovio Mobile has no plans to bring the hugely popular game to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, it's been confirmed, blaming the arduous and expensive task of rewriting for the decision. The decision, which will come as a blow to Microsoft's ambitions for challenging iOS and Android, was made despite Angry Birds being the number one app in the Windows Phone Marketplace, Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka told Bloomberg. "We want to be on all screens, but we have to consider the cost of supplying the smaller platforms" the exec said. "With Windows Phone it’s a lot of work to technically support it."

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Angry Birds Space secret level tip for combating cyber-bullying

Angry Birds Space secret level tip for combating cyber-bullying

Rovio announced Angry Birds Space in cooperation with NASA from the ISS in orbit above the Earth this month. The game is being used to help demonstrate the way physics work in space. Fans of the game will be able to get a hint at unlocking a secret level in the game by supporting MTV's "A Thin Line" campaign. The goal of that campaign is to fight digital abuse, bullying, and discrimination online.

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Angry Birds partners with F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen

Angry Birds partners with F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen

The game Angry Birds has hurled itself into an advertising deal with Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen. I hope we see some Angry Birds pigs and other images on the side of his car, but that's not confirmed. What is confirmed is that Kovalainen will have the geekiest and most awesome helmet on the starting grid at the F1 race in Melbourne, Australia this weekend.

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Rovio details Angry Birds expansion 240 miles above Earth

Rovio details Angry Birds expansion 240 miles above Earth

It's the greatest day of the week if you're a lover of the ultra popular gaming franchise Angry Birds, as the Space expansion has been revealed by none other than NASA! And not just NASA, but NASA's Don Pettit as he floats aboard the International Space Station 240 nautical miles above the surface of Earth! This announcement contains not just details on how the game will work, and not just notes on when it'll be released - it's got Pettit showing off how an environment relatively free from gravity really truly allows this expansion of the game to take on a whole new face!

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Angry Birds outs Galaxy Note update, Android 4.0 ICS missing

Angry Birds outs Galaxy Note update, Android 4.0 ICS missing

It appears that the possibility that Samsung will be pushing another "Premium Suite" upgrade to their devices instead of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update promised weeks ago may be getting very real. Though we've yet to hear back on the oddity of this particular tip, the words are there for everyone to read, and right at the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note's very own Angry Birds Space teaser 2 video, of all places. We've been teased with this game for some time now, hearing that Rovio is working with Samsung for a release on Samsung smartphones exclusively, that they're working with NASA and National Geographic for cross-promotion, and now that the Galaxy Note will be the first device to roll out with the update.

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Angry Birds: Space ties with NASA and National Geographic

Angry Birds: Space ties with NASA and National Geographic

Rovio's teaser this past week of the newest Angry Birds release to be known as Angry Birds: Space has this week been given a PR boost by none other than NASA and National Geographic! In an interview with Yahoo Games, Rovio North America general manager had a bit more information on the game, especially in regards to what the game will hold for gameplay. We'd hypothesized that Angry Birds: Space would have at least one launch partner, Samsung's Galaxy Note being amongst them, but now it looks more like Rovio will be going to space much more literally!

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