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Angry Birds developer Rovio slashing 130 jobs

After announcing a rather abrupt CEO change in August, which is scheduled to take place in 2015, Rovio revealed another organizational change today that further emphasizes the troubling times the company is going through. According to a new blog post by outgoing CEO Mikael Hed, the company is prep...

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Angry Birds Transformers' trailer is ridiculous and features Astrotrain

It would be easy to believe that we've reached the point of cultural saturation for Angry Birds thanks to its seemingly limitless supply of spinoffs. How many possible more Angry Birds games can the market possibly support? The answer is "at least one more" if Angry Birds Transformers can live up...

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Ascend to bird heaven in Frinkle

Frinkle takes players on a challenging journey from bird hell, climbing higher and higher, to bird heaven. Players control the adventurous bird's vertical migration by tapping to make it jump and control it's flapping while trying to land on moving platforms. Frinkle is compatible with iOS devic...

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Rovio CEO flies the coop

With over half a decade leading Rovio's flock, CEO Mikael Hed announced today that he will be stepping down as the company's head man starting January 1st of next year. The co-founder will hand over the keys to the Angry Birds developer to Pekka Rantala, who is currently serving as the company's C...

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Bad App Reviews: Angry Birds

There are some fantastic games on the App Store, but not everyone loves every best-selling title. When some customers decide to use their eloquent writing skills to pen disparaging reviews, hilarity ensues. Bad App Reviews brings you actual App Store critiques written by living breathing humans. H...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 16, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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Angry Birds Transformers is coming, and hopefully Michael Bay isn't involved

Angry Birds has never taken itself too seriously, which is probably why so many people absolutely adore the franchise. From the original physics puzzler to crossovers with Star Wars and Rio, and even a cart racing game, you can't really fault Rovio for giving players what they want -- which happen...

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Is the Angry Birds era over?

From movies and gummy bears to toys and clothing, the folks at Rovio have successfully put the Angry Birds stamp on every type of product imaginable. Of course, the heart of the Angry Birds franchise was found in Rovio's ever growing selection of Angry Birds gaming titles that appeared on a multit...

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Rovio releases the conclusion to Angry Bird Star Wars with 30 new levels and Death Star showdown

Just in time for the holidays, Rovio has dropped a new update of Angry Birds Star Wars into the App Store that features the epic conclusion of pigs versus birds. Angry Birds Star Wars version 1.5 adds a whopping 30 new levels to the first Angry Birds/Star Wars mashup. Players can now fight their ...

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Angry Birds Go! kart racer now in the App Store

There's a new dimension to the Angry Birds gaming ecosystem today, a wild kart racer title for iOS called Angry Birds Go! (free, with in-app purchases). The famous birds and pigs are now involved in a 3D downhill race in karts that range from soapbox racers to flying supercars... provided you're w...

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Play Angry Birds Go! today, ahead of December 11 release date

If you're hankering for some Angry Birds racing action and simply can't wait for the official December 11 release of Angry Birds Go!, you can do a bit of virtual relocation and play the game right now. We showed you a similar workaround with the release of Tiny Death Star, and since Go! has been r...

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North Korea launches targeted attack... on Angry Birds

North Korea's government-approved Samjiyon tablet is about as desirable as you'd guess, but there's something the sad little slate has that even the iPad doesn't: a built-in copy of Angry Birds Rio. As The Washington Post reports, Angry Birds creators Rovio Entertainment confirmed the existence of...

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 gets more levels, characters

Fans of Angry Birds, Star Wars or both will be happy to know Rovio introduced its first major update to Angry Bird Star Wars 2 (US$0.99) today, adding more levels, characters and rewards. The massively popular iOS game based on the blockbuster sci-fi series now offers an additional eight secret le...

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Angry Birds Go! cart racer hits iOS on December 11

With a franchise as massive as Angry Birds, no game genre is safe, and the next category of digital escapism to be graced by the adorable avians is racing. Angry Birds Go! is slated to hit your iOS device on December 11, and if the newly released trailer is any indication, it's shaping up quite fa...

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Daily iPhone App: Space out with Angry Birds Star Wars II

The original Angry Birds Star Wars title was a blissful marriage of two iconic IPs, and as a dedicated Angry Birds fan, it remains one of my favorite games in the series. With Angry Birds Star Wars II, Rovio tries to recapture that same magic, and while the core mechanics remain largely unchanged,...

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