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Rovio releases earnings, shows ‘Angry Birds’ not enough

Rovio releases earnings, shows ‘Angry Birds’ not enough

Rovio, the studio behind the once-popular Angry Birds franchise, has released their 2013 earnings. The 37 million euro in earnings suggests a healthy game studio, but when compared to the 77 million euro brought in for 2012, things may not be so rosy for the Angry Birds team. Further clouding their future is net profits of 26.9 million euro — a big drop-off from the 55.5 million euro earned in 2012.

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Angry Birds Epic: a turn-based RPG

Angry Birds Epic: a turn-based RPG

Over the weekend, Rovio teased "the most epic soft launch ever", an epic Angry Birds edition teased with a solid medieval theme and precious few (nary any) details. The folks at Kotaku have scored some additional details, and say the next game -- aptly named Angry Birds: Epic -- will be a turn-based RPG.

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Angry Birds’ next game trailer is eerily medieval

Angry Birds’ next game trailer is eerily medieval

They may call it ‘the most epic soft launch ever’, but if you ask us there is nothing soft about the launch or the theme of the next Angry Birds game. According to the trailer released on the official YouTube channel of Rovio Mobile, the next epic Angry Birds game has a very medieval theme. If you listen closely to the background score of swords swishing and slaying imaginary enemies, you will find the sounds eerily familiar.

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Angry Birds NSA sharing strongly denied by Rovio

Angry Birds NSA sharing strongly denied by Rovio

Upon hearing that they were the latest subject in the seemingly never-ending strand of suggestions for NSA entry points into your daily life, Rovio has suggested that they've had nothing to do with Angry Birds user-data insecurities. Rovio has gone so far as to point their finger, instead, at third party advertising networks. It's through them, they say, that it's possible Angry Birds user data has been pushed.

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Angry Birds GO! released with whole new way to race

Angry Birds GO! released with whole new way to race

The developers at Rovio have revealed their next big play for the mobile gaming universe with a customizable racing game by the name of Angry Birds GO! This game works with some of the same premises as he previous games they've released - customizability from Bad Piggies, catapulting birds from Angry Birds - and twists the whole universe into a carting adventure.

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Angry Birds Friends update brings new Halloween tournament

Angry Birds Friends update brings new Halloween tournament

With Halloween coming up fast, Rovio has gotten into the holiday spirit, and is pushing out an Angry Birds Friends update that brings along a spooky-specific Halloween theme. In addition, starting tomorrow a new Halloween Tournament will be launched, bringing with it some gaming particulars that last for one week.

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Angry Birds Go fills a serious Mario Kart gap in Android and iOS

Angry Birds Go fills a serious Mario Kart gap in Android and iOS

This week the folks at Rovio have unleashed word of their next gaming effort in Angry Birds Go! This game will - as suspected - work with the "Kart" universe of racing, doing so for Android and iOS on December 11th, 2013. This game will take on what Nintendo refuses to move forward with in creating a full-powered top-notch kart-based racing game for mobile devices.

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 character gallery expands past 3-film limits

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 character gallery expands past 3-film limits

If we didn't know any better, we'd say the folks at Rovio are aiming to release an Angry Birds Star Wars game that goes not only to the worlds presented in the prequels, but to some favorites from Return of the Jedi as well. What we're seeing this afternoon is a series of new teaser videos from the creators of the ultra-popular franchise showing off new characters (of which there are set to be over 30, believe it or not) arriving in the game Angry Birds Star Wars II. This game is set to run the expanse of the galaxy, without a doubt.

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Angry Birds GO teased by Rovio as DIY kart racer

Angry Birds GO teased by Rovio as DIY kart racer

As the infamous original "kart" racer from Nintendo continues to be console or Nintendo-device-limited, the folks at Rovio are hard at work creating their own racer. This is Angry Birds GO! In the teaser shared this week, the folks at Rovio have suggested that they've been conjuring up not just another endless runner, not just another simple battle of the racing cars, but a do-it-yourself create-a-kart sort of game - one that's coming out soon.

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Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Back in May, Rovio introduced a new method that would allow Angry Birds gamers to have their progress synced across all of their devices, called Rovio Account. The new feature has been slowly rolling out over the past couple months, and the game developing studio announced today that Account is available to all on iOS and Android.

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Angry Birds Star Wars flying onto consoles this fall

Angry Birds Star Wars flying onto consoles this fall

After recently announcing that the Angry Birds Trilogy would be coming to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U, Rovio has announced today that Angry Birds Star Wars will be making its way to a slew of consoles this fall. Previously available for smartphones, tablets, PC, and Mac, the game will be headed to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PS Vita, and the 3DS starting on October 29.

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Angry Birds Star Wars II arriving in September with Telepods interactive figurines

Angry Birds Star Wars II arriving in September with Telepods interactive figurines

Last week, we reported on a new Angry Birds teaser from Rovio that briefly discussed a "brand new" Star Wars game that looked to take on the prequels of the film's saga. Today, Rovio has released a teaser trailer that gives us a glimpse at what to expect in the game, which is set for release on September 19.

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