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Rovio generates $200 million in revenue for 2012

Rovio generates $200 million in revenue for 2012

Rovio has just released its financial results for the year of 2012, and it has done extremely well. In 2012, it generated nearly $200 million in revenue (152.2 million euros), which is almost twice the $97 million it generated back in 2011 (75.6 million euros). All in all, Rovio managed to profit about $71 million (55.5 million euros), which is a huge boost from the $45 million it profited in 2011 (35.4 million euros).

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Angry Birds Star Wars heads to Cloud City: update live now!

Angry Birds Star Wars heads to Cloud City: update live now!

Welcome to the next chapter in the Star Wars saga ala Angry Birds - Bespin, also known as the City in the Clouds! What we're seeing here is a massive expansion of the game with three full screens of action, including a set of super-secret Boba Fett missions for those of you that love the notorious feathery bounty hunter and his whole new look! You'll find a new set of gameplay mechanics including STEAM as well - get ready to float!

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Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City expansion coming up quick!

Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City expansion coming up quick!

This week the folks at Rovio have teased the next expansion for the Angry Birds Star Wars series with a trip to a city in the clouds - carbonite-frozen Han Skwawking Solo included! This is the next in a long series of updates to the massively expansive Star Wars / Angry Birds crossover gaming experience, with Hoth having come before it, and several episodes in the A New Hope universe coming before that! Now it's time to face off against Bounty Hunters galore!

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Angry Birds hits 1.7 billion downloads, “Toons” launching March 17

Angry Birds hits 1.7 billion downloads, “Toons” launching March 17

Calling it an industry first, Rovio is launching a video distribution channel across all of the developer's Angry Birds game titles on smartphones and tablets. Starting on March 17, gamers will be able to access the channel when it unlocks on that day. Angry Birds Toons will also be available from a handful of video-on-demand channel providers, as well as on select TV networks around the world.

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Guns N’ Roses’ Slash joins Angry Birds Space, performs theme song cover

Guns N’ Roses’ Slash joins Angry Birds Space, performs theme song cover

Angry Birds Space just got a new cadet, with Rovio announcing a bit ago that Guns N' Roses' guitarist Slash has performed a cover of the game's theme song, and has also been immortalized with his own guitar-wielding Angry Bird character. You can listen to the cover song, hear what Slash has to say on the matter, and check out his Angry Bird in the video after the jump.

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Angry Birds Space now available on Steam

Angry Birds Space now available on Steam

Angry Birds Space has been out for awhile now, and while it's been replaced by the more-recent Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space still holds a special place in gamers' hearts, especially since it was the first game in the franchise to incorporate more physics than just flinging birds from a sling shot. Now the game is available on Steam and it's on sale for a limited time.

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Angry Birds for iOS now available for free

Angry Birds for iOS now available for free

After the game's initial release in December of 2009, the original Angry Birds game for iOS is now completely free to download. Both the iPhone and iPad versions are available to download at no cost. Previously the game was priced at $0.99 for the iPhone/iPod Touch version and $2.99 for the "HD" variant.

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