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Rovio ditches Windows Phone, eases off PC games

Rovio ditches Windows Phone, eases off PC games

Rovio has bid farewell to both Windows Phone and the PC, advising its users in an email recently that it is dropping support for both platforms. If you haven’t downloaded the Rovio game you want onto your Windows Phone device or PC, it appears you’re out of luck, at least in certain cases (some PC games remain available for Windows 8.1). Both the Bad Piggies and Angry Birds games for PC have had their development suspended, and they’re being pulled from digital shelves.

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Angry Birds Movie sends its holiday wishes to you with a little song

Angry Birds Movie sends its holiday wishes to you with a little song

The Angry Birds franchise has finally gotten large enough to hit the big screen, and just a few weeks after having been revealed with an initial trailer, today we get a little song. This song has the "Hatchlings" showing off their singing skills in a brief interlude. You're going to tap it, you're going to hear it, it's going to be a great experience for you. They're going to sing "Deck the Halls" here, and maybe - just maybe - in the movie too. But we'll see.

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Official Angry Bird movie trailer debuts

Official Angry Bird movie trailer debuts

One of the most popular mobile games of the decade is Angry Birds. The game was so popular that it made Rovio, the developer of the game. We have known for a while now that a movie based on the Angry Birds game was in the works. The release date is set for sometime in 2016. I’m sure many have bene wondering what the movie would be like and now we know thanks to the release of the first official trailer for the film.

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Rovio, maker of Angry Birds, to layoff a third of its workers

Rovio, maker of Angry Birds, to layoff a third of its workers

Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise, has bitten off more than it can chew, and as a result will be “restructuring” its business. The restructuring, in this case, will involve laying off about a third of its workforce, which amounts to up to 260 employees. This isn't the first such company to suffer layoffs and setbacks following waning consumer interest and a focus that is spread too broadly. Zynga is the most notable example.

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Angry Birds 2 Review: riddled with potential and purchases

Angry Birds 2 Review: riddled with potential and purchases

Today we're having a peek at the next big release from Rovio, the game called Angry Birds 2. The name is a strange one, coming from a company that's actually releasing its THIRTEENTH Angry Birds game this week, but it is a return to the basics... in a sense... anyway. No seasons here, no special characters or cross-brand relationships. Just Angry Birds and their popping of Pigs. And a whole lot of extras. Lots of extras. So many extra features that you're going to get confused at what you're looking at.

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Angry Birds 2 arrives on July 30

Angry Birds 2 arrives on July 30

Angry Birds might be feeling dated, but it still enjoys a massive user base and as such presses on. The latest announcement from Rovio arrived today, and it brings good news for faithful gamers: Angry Birds 2 will be arriving on July 30. Rovio brags about its download numbers (three billion or so at this point), as well as the large number of spinoffs, gear, and other notable moments marking the game’s life. What it wasn't so wordy about is the game itself.

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Angry Birds LEGO sets to see release alongside movie

Angry Birds LEGO sets to see release alongside movie

If the news that an Angry Birds movie was being made was enough to make you groan, get ready to feel that way all over again. The company behind the bird-flinging property, Rovio Entertainment, has just announced it's partnering with LEGO to release a set of toys next year. The movie, to be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is scheduled to hit theaters in spring 2016, with the Angry Birds LEGO sets hitting shelves around the same time (fan creations are pictured above, not the official sets).

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Jolly Jam: Angry Birds maker makes its own Candy Crush

Jolly Jam: Angry Birds maker makes its own Candy Crush

Rovio is about to try its luck with a Candy Crush-LIKE game, I suppose we should say. Not like it's the same game - and not like there isn't a precedent for creating games like this, like Bejeweled turning into a game about candy, or anything like that. And forbid it that there ever be a game like Bejeweled that takes what Dr. Mario was - or what Tetris was - and evolves it into something entirely new, with a smidgen of the old game in its bones.

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Jolla launcher for Android launches… with Angry Birds

Jolla launcher for Android launches… with Angry Birds

There's a new Jolla-based Android launcher in town, and it has Stella to thank. Not the Stella you're thinking of - the Stella Angry Bird from the Rovio-made game series. And before you freak out and say "I will never, ever use an Angry Birds-based anything on my Android", take a look a bit closer at this piece of work. It's surprisingly well done, and might just shock you into controlling your Android smartphone in a whole new way - a whole new way, that is, if you've never used Jolla's Sailfish OS before.

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Angry Birds Transformers released – and not half bad

Angry Birds Transformers released – and not half bad

It should come at somewhat of a surprise that we'd recommend you pick up the Angry Birds Transformers release. It's out today, and it's ready to roll out with... a very strange format. Instead of letting birds loose at your enemy piggies with a slingshot, you're shooting them with your wrist cannons and transforming your body to take them on in 3D space. If nothing else this is certainly the most unique take on Angry birds we've seen thus far. It might even be described as FUN.

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Angry Birds Transformers arrives for mobile gamers

Angry Birds Transformers arrives for mobile gamers

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, revealed this past summer that a new blockbuster would be assimilated into the game's bird-flinging world: Transformers. The thing is, you won't be flinging angry birds in this version of the series -- you'll be running on mechanical legs and using your robot arms to bring all sorts of blasting chaos instead. Such is the magic of the transforming suits and angry birds, which hold firm in their one and true mission in life: to destroy their enemies.

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Rovio reveals layoffs following downturn in profits

Rovio reveals layoffs following downturn in profits

Earlier this year, we reported on Rovio's slumping financial figures and the waning popularity of its breadwinner, Angry Birds. Fast forward a few months, and now the company has announced that it will be laying off a significant number of workers to readjust.

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