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Flappy Bird is coming back eventually, here's what we hope they add this time

On February 9 of this year Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird, took his insanely addictive bird flapping game off of the iOS store citing concerns that players were too addicted to the title. A flood of imitators quickly took its place, leaving addicts with plenty of other options to fill...

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Flappy Bird creator wasn't sued, threatened or murdered, you just played too much of his game

Enigmatic developer of App Store hit Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has fallen out of the limelight in the days since he pulled his most famous creation from mobile marketplaces, and that's exactly why he did it. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 28-year-old developer explains his motives for...

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Monkey Boots is stealing my minutes and turning them into hours

Even before Flappy Bird turned the App Store on its head, there was a bit of a casual gaming renaissance taking place on iOS. When I say "casual," I mean games that are easy to learn, but not necessarily so easy to master. Monkey Boots fits perfectly into that category, and its single game...

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Buffalo Wings is a Flappy Bird clone and 'a fun little family experiment'

After Dong Nguyen pulled Flappy Bird from the App Store, Tapity developer Jeremy Olson decided the time was right for him to learn how to produce a game and explore what makes Flappy Bird so popular. Instead of a solo project, Olson decided to make it a group effort and involve his family members...

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Daily Update for February 19, 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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It looks like Apple isn't banning "Flappy" apps after all

Nothing like a big hairy mustache to let us know that the Flappy Bird clone train isn't dead yet. Despite earlier reports that Apple was clamping down on apps similar to Flappy Bird -- or, more specifically, similar games that also have the word "Flappy" in their title -- today's App Store update...

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Apple rejecting Flappy Bird knockoffs, and other news for Feb. 17, 2014

In a hopeful sign that the Flappy Bird craze is abating, Apple has begun rejecting apps that are knockoffs of the popular Flappy Bird game. You'll remember that the developer pulled the game last week, saying that its popularity was overwhelming. Since then, many knockoffs have appeared in the App...

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Even Fall Out Boy is ripping off Flappy Bird

Once you've collaborated with everyone from Lil Wayne to Elton John where does a multiplatinum, swoopy-haired emo band like Fall Out Boy go next? The answer is apparently ripping off viral mobile hits. Today, the saddest men in rock music announced via Twitter the upcoming release of "Fall Out Bird"...

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Ironpants is the only Flappy Bird clone worth a damn, and not even a very big damn

Of all the Flappy Bird clones littering the App Store at the moment, only a fraction of those games is actually playable -- meaning that they're fully functional and can be used without glitches, slowdown or outright crashes. Of that small group, there is but one that I've found that is worth your...

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Flappy Bird creator pulled game because it was an 'addictive product,' and more news for Feb. 11, 2014

The creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has told Forbes that the reason he pulled the wildly popular game was because it was an addictive product: "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed," says Dong Nguyen, in an exclusive interview, his first since he pulled the...

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Need another reason to hate the horrible Flappy Bird clones? They steal content, too

Flappy Bee -- or "Happy Bee Game" as its title screen says -- is a Flappy Bird clone that changed its name to steal downloads from people searching the App Store for the now-removed iOS top-rated game. Flappy Bee is garbage, which is enough of a reason to hate it, but it also happens to have...

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iPhones with Flappy Bird pre-installed are getting bids for $99,000 on eBay

In case you missed the news, the creator of Flappy Bird -- Dong Nguyen -- decided to remove the bizarrely popular iOS game from the App Store this Sunday. While Nguyen didn't give a specific reason as to why he decided to forgo US$50,000 a day in ad revenue, he did mention via Twitter that he wasn't...

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Flappy Bird updates with night level, better frame rate, and new birds. Still absolutely impossible.

UPDATE 2/9/14: True to his word Dong Nguyen took Flappy Bird off the App Store today. We hope you were able to download the game before it was taken "to a nice farm in the country side." Our condolences to anyone who was denied the infuriating joy of Flappy Bird. Flappy Bird, the most hated/beloved...

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Flappy Bird's creator says he's taking the game off the App Store shortly

The saga of Flappy Bird took a bizarre turn today when the game's creator, Dong Nguyen, announced via Twitter that he would be taking the game down on Sunday, February 9. Over the last few weeks the game has been getting an increasing amount of press coverage, and the game's creator has been feeling...

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Attack of the Clones: The Flappy Bird copies have arrived, and boy are they crappy

Flappy Bird is simple, straightforward and hugely successful. Those three things make it a prime target for copycats, and now that the game has perched itself on the top of the App Store charts, the clones are arriving in full force. They are, on the whole, completely garbage, and I've taken a...

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