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Rovio confirms Casey’s Contraptions acquisition

Rovio confirms Casey’s Contraptions acquisition

Yesterday Angry Birds creator Rovio revealed that the franchise had hit one billion downloads across all available platforms. The video promised something was coming in the future, and finished with an unfamiliar character giving the viewer a little wink. Turns out he’s the star of the game Casey's Contraptions. Rovio has now confirmed that it has acquired the rights to the property from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.

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Angry Birds reaches one billion downloads

Angry Birds reaches one billion downloads

Sometimes we lay awake at night pondering life, the universe, and everything. Other times we cry ourselves to sleep for not coming up with the idea of Angry Birds and making disgusting amounts of money. We imagine Rovio is feeling pretty pleased with itself right about now, as Angry Birds has amassed a total of one billion downloads since the games launch back in December 2009.

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Angry Birds Space now hottest mobile game in history

Angry Birds Space now hottest mobile game in history

Rovio reports today that their new masterpiece of a bird-hurling mobile game Angry Birds Space has broken the record for fastest-selling mobile game of all time. With 50 million downloads inside 35 days after launch, this space-headed game broke both the highest selling Rovio games' records as well as the rest of the mobile app world for quick sales with a baseball bat. This game is the newest expansion for Rovio in the Angry Birds line of games and is the pre-cursor for what we believe will be a Simpsons-themed game.

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Angry Birds Simpsons in Space is next

Angry Birds Simpsons in Space is next

Today an update to Angry Birds Space has been dropped down for several platforms, it including no less than a teaser for a Simpsons expansion in the near future. What this expansion has to do with outer space, we cannot say, but if that's not a Simpsons-themed pink sprinkled donut, I'll eat my hat. This wont be the first time Rovio has chosen to work with a high-class pop-culture act like the Simpsons, and it wont be the last. It will however be the first time the crew has worked with a television show - perhaps this is their ushering in of their own program?

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Warn your friends about fake Angry Birds apps

Warn your friends about fake Angry Birds apps

This week the folks at Rovio have gone out of their way to warn new users of their all-powerful game family to seek out the real version of Angry Birds Space, avoiding all shams. As it has been since the beginning of game downloads and as it shall be until the end, fakers and cash-grabbers are creating apps which purport to be the official version, only to contain either a broken version of said game - or worse: hacks. What we've done here is to link to all of the Angry Birds games on the Apple App Store for iOS, Google Play, the Nokia Store, and BlackBerry App World.

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Angry Birds animated series coming this fall on all devices

Angry Birds animated series coming this fall on all devices

If ever there were a game that begged to be a children's animated TV show, Angry Birds is it. It's not quite Saturday morning cartoons, but Rovio Mobile has announced that it intends to launch a new animated series with 52 episodes per year on "all possible devices" this fall. These won't be half-hour shows, but rather short form two or three-minute episodes.

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Rovio and Zynga battle for mobile and social gaming supremacy

Rovio and Zynga battle for mobile and social gaming supremacy

This morning it was announced by Finnish mobile entertainment company and Angry Birds creator Rovio that they'd acquired Futuremark Games studio. Last week we heard that Zynga picked up the makers of Draw Something, the fabulously titled OMGPOP. Now what we've got is a silent war on our hands, not to destroy one another, but to gain sway over the social networking and mobile gaming worlds startup by startup. Zynga currently dominates the social aspect of this equation, while Rovio is tearing through mobile gaming with a hot knife, carrying out a release of its newest game Angry Birds: Space with healthy precision.

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Angry Birds goes giant with Seattle Space Needle

Angry Birds goes giant with Seattle Space Needle

The brand new Angry Birds: Space launch has hit a new level of gigantism with an abnormally oversized Red Bird tied on to the Seattle Space Needle. This landmark gains new meaning as the physics-based entertainment game adds its own 300 foot tall slingshot as fans were invited to the top of the beast to play the game on launch day. Angry Birds: Space cupcakes were given out by Food Network's Cupcake Wars finalists, and there was much rejoicing.

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