09/19/2011, What’s downloaded more than 350 million times and costs $1.5 billion in productivity losses? The answer is pretty simple – we’re talking about Rovio’s hugely successful Angry Birds gaming franchise which has seen it appear across numerous platforms from smartphones to tablets. Most kids would most probably love those upset avians, but what about them green porkers who stand no chance of fighting back? Why, some of them wear a […]
09/14/2011, Just about everyone knows Angry Birds. Even if you’re not a fan of the game, you’ve probably come across various merchandize for the popular game, such as t-shirts, speakers, phone casings and even a theme park of its own! While we can’t be sure if Rovio could have foreseen their game take off in such a huge way, we’re sure that no one could have foreseen the game actually having […]
09/12/2011, We all know what a worldwide phenomenon Angry Birds is at the moment, and I am afraid that eventually Angry Birds might be the downfall of Rovio. After all, Motorola was in the doldrums after the immensely successful RAZR line of phones, making them a victim of their own success. But I digress – in a recent study that was conducted, it was realized that male gamers are 35% more […]
09/12/2011, We all know that Angry Birds was a hit, but exactly how successful is the game? Well according to recently announced stats, from Rovio’s General Manager for North America, Andrew Stalbow; Angry Birds has been downloaded over 350 million times since the game was launched way back in 2009 (wow, it’s been that long!). Apparently the game is also played for about 300 million minutes collectively – on a daily […]
09/09/2011, Given all the patent wars that are going on right now, you would think Rovio’s lawyers would be swooping in like angry birds (sorry, could not resist!) onto an Angry Birds theme park in China, claiming that they are infringing on intellectual property, so on and so forth. Oddly enough it seems that Rovio has no intention on suing, but instead are open to partnership.
09/06/2011, Now this is definitely the far more legitimate method of making money for Rovio (compared to a public park rip off, that is), that is to make creative use of the Angry Birds franchise in churning out collectibles and items that concern the group of green (with envy, perhaps) porcine friends in addition to avians who need to attend some anger management classes. We’re talking about Angry Birds speaker docs […]
09/05/2011, We do know that Rovio did compare their Angry Birds phenomenon to Nintendo’s Mario, claiming to be the new Mario which will still be around a couple of decades from now. Well guess what, Rovio? I’m quite sure that Mario too will be there down the road to kick some avian asses – assuming that Angry Birds have actually lasted that long without being a passing fad. Make hay while […]
08/15/2011, You know that your company’s icon has “made it” when it starts to appear as bootlegged merchandise across the globe – while others decide to literally make a meal out of it – case in point, Angry Birds mooncakes that were unveiled in Hong Kong yesterday. A restaurant chain in Hong Kong has taken the legitimate route however, where it struck a deal with Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, […]
08/08/2011, If you were wondering whether you’d get to play with your favorite feathered friends and slingshot on Nokia’s upcoming MeeGo phone, you don’t have to worry anymore. The folks over at MeeGo Experts have shot a video showing Angry Birds running on the Nokia N9 and it sure looks beautiful on the phone’s AMOLED screen. The game translates over to the platform really well, running smoothly without a hitch.
08/04/2011, What better way to tell the world you like gaming than to buy merchandise for showing your love for your favorite video games? While these items usually range from shirts, caps, backpacks and badges, a SceeneShoes from Etsy decided to take things further with some custom-made video game undergarments and shoes. After all, nothing screams “big fan” better than custom-made unofficial merchandise (pirated goods on the other hand is another […]
08/01/2011, Another 90 levels of mayhem and crooked physics? “Gimme!”, cry Windows Phone 7 owners who cannot get enough of Rovio’s blockbuster, Angry Birds. This title that is available over the Windows Marketplace as well as Xbox Live will see 90 more levels being made available for bird-slinging, pig-slayin’ enthusiasts. The latest version would mean you have your work cut out for you – pigs to be destroyed across 225 levels, […]
07/05/2011, iPhone users tend to gloat that they get all the good games first, before it arrives on other platforms such as Android and Windows Phone 7. One of the prime examples would be Angry Birds, but on the other hand, Angry Birds is a free download on Android, so I guess that is some sort of compensation. Today, the tables have turned – Android owners, specifically those who rock to […]
06/29/2011, You can more or less claim that the cycle is complete – Rovio’s insanely popular Angry Birds franchise is now available across most major mobile operating systems, having already appeared on iOS, Android, and now, Windows Phone 7. It would almost feel as though something was missing if your smartphone misses out on the Angry Birds phenomena, as there is something about those hair-tearing attempts at collecting three stars for […]
06/28/2011, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and if Jack were to read the whole day long, he might be knowledgeable but dull as well. What can be done about the situation? Why, forget about those paper tomes that Jack sticks his nose into – why not settle for the NOOK Color from Barnes & Noble? After all, it not only offers a wide library of digital […]