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Angry Birds downloaded over 8 million times on Christmas Day

Angry Birds downloaded over 8 million times on Christmas Day

It turns out that Angry Birds was a huge hit on Christmas Day. The series ended up getting over 8 million downloads on December 25 alone. The Finnish game studio, Rovio, released an infographic today dealing with the Angry Birds success over the holiday. Christmas week (December 22-29) saw a total of 30 million Angry Birds downloads.

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Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

If you can't get enough Angry Birds Star Wars action on your phone or tablet, then you'll be pleased to know that it landed on Facebook today. Now you can play through Rovio's take on the Star Wars universe with your Facebook profile, letting everyone know about it in the process. You're getting mostly the same game as you are on mobile devices with this release, but there are a few key differences Angry Birds die-hards might like to know about.

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Angry Birds movie to be produced by Despicable Me’s John Cohen, will release in 2016

Angry Birds movie to be produced by Despicable Me’s John Cohen, will release in 2016

Today, Rovio announced that Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on to produce the forthcoming Angry Birds movie that's set to release sometime in the summer of 2016. Furthermore, former Marvel Studios chairman and Iron Man producer David Maisel will serve as the executive producer of the film, and Rovio will finance and retain full creative control during production.

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Angry Birds celebrates 3 years, launches 30 new levels

Angry Birds celebrates 3 years, launches 30 new levels

Can you believe that you've been flinging birds at pigs for three years now? You're probably wondering where the time went, and we're certainly wondering the same thing. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds turns three years old today, and to celebrate a "happy birdday", Rovio has released 30 new levels for the game.

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Rovio launches “official gameplay trailer” for Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio launches “official gameplay trailer” for Angry Birds Star Wars

The release day for Rovio's latest Angry Birds installment is quickly approaching, and we're finally within just days of the launch of Angry Birds Star Wars. Rovio has released several teaser trailers over the past couple of weeks, but today they launched what they call the "official gameplay trailer."

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Angry Birds Star Wars unveils first gameplay video

Angry Birds Star Wars unveils first gameplay video

We've been hearing from Rovio a lot lately due to their upcoming Angry Birds and Star Wars mash-up title. Several teaser trailers have already been released to the public, but today we're getting our first glimpse at the gameplay of Angry Birds Star Wars. We don't get to see a lot, but we finally get to see what it will look like.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. We're about ready to kick off the weekend, but before we do, let's recap the news from the afternoon. Today we heard that the iPad Mini might mean the end of the iPad 2, and that a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 will coming shortly. We learned today that T-Mobile will be holding a product event on October 29 - the same day that Google and Microsoft are holding events - and that the prices of the rumored Mac Mini and iMac refreshes might be staying the same.

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New Angry Birds Star Wars teaser shows they’re too short to be stormtroopers

New Angry Birds Star Wars teaser shows they’re too short to be stormtroopers

In typical fashion, Rovio has released another teaser for its upcoming Star Wars-themed Angry Birds sequel. It's a lot similar to the last teaser we saw, in that it shows a short clip from A New Hope, followed by another short clip that features the Angry Birds in some fashion. This time around, Princess Leia and an Angry Birds stormtrooper make an appearance.

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New Angry Birds Star Wars teaser features the Millennium Falcon

New Angry Birds Star Wars teaser features the Millennium Falcon

Star Wars is popular -- that's about as simple as you could put it. So it's no wonder that companies and brands are licensing the movie franchise in order to boost sales. Microsoft did it with their Xbox 360 and Motorola with their DROID 2. Rovio has now joined in on the fun and released another teaser trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars that will surely whet your appetite.

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Angry Birds update arrives with 15 new levels

Angry Birds update arrives with 15 new levels

Hot on the heels of Rovio's recently launched spin-off of the Angry Birds series, Bad Piggies, the developer has released a set of new levels for the original Angry Birds game that are based off Rovio's newest title. Bad Piggies was a huge hit for Rovio, and now they're looking to spread a little bit of the game's goodness to their other popular title.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Fake Bad Piggies app infested 82,000 Google Chrome users with adware

Fake Bad Piggies app infested 82,000 Google Chrome users with adware

If you happened to get in on the Bad Piggies action recently, let's hope you didn't accidentally download and install the fake version in the Google Chrome Web Store. It turns out over 80,000 Chrome users are now being affected by the adware, which installs a plug-in that displays advertisements when you visit popular websites.

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