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Rovio Entertainment, the Finland-based studio behind the Angry Birds franchise, is set to be purchased by Sega in a deal worth $1 billion by early next week, if talks don't break down.
Rovio has returned the classic Angry Birds game to mobile storefronts. It costs $0.99 and should be identical to the original release (with all the extra levels) but has been rebuilt in Unity.
Following the success of 'The Angry Birds Movie' - which earned around $350 million at the box office - Rovio has announced that a sequel is in production, due to be released in September 2019.
Rovio has announced that it is ending support for Windows phones and PC platforms, in an effort to shift focus to developing for Android and iOS, which will be kept "supported and updated".
The first teaser trailer for The Angry Birds Movie is now available, ahead of its release next summer - and according to its producers, the movie will finally explain "why the birds are so angry."
Since its launch on July 30, Angry Birds 2 has accumulated more than 20 million downloads worldwide, a feat the original Angry Birds was able to accomplish nine months after release.
Developer Rovio Entertainment plans to release the successor to its immensely popular arcade game in a couple of weeks.
Rovio has announced that it is teaming up with Lego to launch new toys and merchandise to accompany the release of its upcoming 'Angry Birds Movie', which will premiere in spring 2016.
The new Angry Birds 3D movie will have cost more than $160m in production and marketing costs when it premieres next year - but with interest in the brand falling, its success is far from guaranteed.
Windows Phone users will be happy to know that all of the Angry Birds games are now available for free. This is a limited time offer and perfect timing for the holidays.
Rovio has updated five of its Angry Birds games released for Windows Phone devices today, with all of them adding new free levels to unlock and play along with other new features.
Due to some unexplained circumstance certain Angry Birds titles, including Angry Birds Star Wars 2 are showing up as free on the Windows Phone Store, giving fans a chance to fill out their collection.
Rovio has launched their latest Angry Birds game today, Angry Birds Star Wars II, for Windows Phone 8 devices along with iOS and Android, but the game has yet to appear on Windows 8.
Rovio has updated the Windows Phone 8 port of Angry Birds Star Wars, adding 20 new Cloud City levels, the new "Lando Bird", a new boss fight with Lard Vader and more.
Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Star Wars II, the sequel to their hit mobile puzzle game, will be released on September 19th on "app stores worldwide" and will be set in the prequel movies era.
Rovio has updated the Windows 8 and Windows Phone ports of Angry Birds Star Wars, adding content that was previously made available for the iOS and Android versions.
Rovio has released the original "Angry Birds" for Windows Phone devices, and the game will remain free until May 15. "Angry Birds" is available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.
With many game-to-movie adaptions falling short of fans expectations, can Angry Birds succeed where others have failed? Rovio think so, and have brought John Cohen on board to produce the film.
Angry birds Star Wars arrived today on Windows Phone 8 devices same day as iOS and Android pointing to changes in the way that developers perceive Microsoft's mobile platform.
After teasing a picture last week we now have a video from Rovio announcing their brand new Angry Birds Star Wars edition. The game will be available on the 8th of November for iOS, Android and PCs
Bad Piggies, the sequel to the ever popular Angry Birds, will be landing soon on Windows Phones and Windows 8 machines near you.
Rovio will release Amazing Alex, a puzzle game with an educational theme, later in 2012. It will be the developer's first game that is not based on its Angry Birds franchise.
Rovio has confirmed that the Angry Birds game franchise has now generated over 1 billion downloads since it was first launched back in 2009. A trailer also hints about Rovio's next game.
Following the immense financial success of Angry Birds Space, the company is said to be preparing for an IPO currently set for next year.
Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has generated 50 million downloads in its first 35 days, which it claims has broken all of the company's previous records.
The man behind the likes of Mario and Zelda is disappointed that he isn't also the man behind Angry Birds. During an interview, Miyomoto praised Rovio's addictive title for its controls and simplicity
If you're waiting for Angry Birds Space to come to your Windows Phone device, you're out of luck. Rovio says they're not bringing their new game to Microsoft's budding mobile platform.
Are you addicted to the Angry Birds franchise? Well, if so then the new entry in the franchise may be right up your alley. Angry Birds Space is a collaborative effort between NASA and Rovio.
Angry Birds may have taken the world by storm, but 'Angry Brides' hopes to ruffle some feathers too, by highlighting the plight of women in India, abused and tortured under bridal dowry traditions.
Rovio celebrates the second anniversary of the launch of the mobile arcade game Angry Birds today with a new level update along with some other celebrations.
Do you like Angry Birds? Do you like eggs? Do you like cooking? If so, then you might want to put the Angry Birds cookbook on your Christmas list!
Today's gaming news include word that one of Zynga's Facebook games is now going to be an official Indiana Jones game, Angry Birds' developers reportedly turn down a big buyout offer and more.
Angry Birds, the addictive puzzle arcade game from developer Rovio, has now exceeded over 500 million downloads since launching on Apple's iOS platform back in December 2009.
Angry Birds passes another milestone as the rate of its growth increases, while its developer, Rovio, cashes in on the game's extraordinary popularity with a major international merchandising push.
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