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

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

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Angry Birds Space has been out for awhile now, and while it's been replaced by the more-recent Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space still holds a special place in gamers' hearts, especially since it was the first game in the franchise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

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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today was RIM's big day, as it rebranded itself as BlackBerry and launched the latest version of its mobile OS, BlackBerry 10. We were there at the launch event to take it all in and get some hands-on time with the new handsets the company has introduced, and you can catch all of the news from the show in our BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up. Be sure to read through the hands-on posts, because it seems that BlackBerry is doing some interesting things with its new phone.

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