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The ever-popular Angry Birds are about to knock down another structure: Android’s pay structure. Rovio, The Bird’s parent company is launching Bad Piggy Bank, an in-house payment system, changing the way users purchase its Android app.
According to MSNBC, The Birds are the most popular paid app in Apple world. Here’s ABC with a little more word on the bird.
“...the iPhone version of the game accounts for 65 million minutes of playtime every day — a total..that rivals the daily U.S. prime-time TV audience. At a time when few TV shows, movies or albums are able to puncture the increasingly diffuse world of pop culture, a quirky little mobile phone game has become a widespread hit.”
But life in the Android universe hasn’t been as hunky dorey. After a successful first launch, Geek**** reports, Angry Birds began to have problems with its update. Something caused performance to shoot straight down for several of the Android devices.
“The Rovio twitter stream and emails were full of outraged customers who were no longer able to enjoy the game that had occupied so much of their time. Rovio wrote recently: 'With our latest update, we worked hard to bring Angry Birds to even more Android devices. Despite our efforts, we were unsuccessful in delivering optimal performance.'”
Now with the Bad Piggy pay system, users can buy add-ons or upgrade to the ad-free paid version inside the app, bypassing the Android Market.
“From the sound of things, it will be quite the elegant system – any purchases will be billed straight to your carrier, rather than to your Google Checkout account or credit card.”
GigaOM reports, Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka said Bad Piggy Bank was born out of frustration with Android’s payment system.
“Everyone would agree the payment and purchase experience (on Android) has been less than excellent. We’re trying to make that a lot better...We’re about choice. It’s always better to offer consumers choice.”
So what do you think? Like the idea of paying for your bird -- on your cell bill?
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How many ways can you play Angry Birds? On top of playing the addicting game on your smartphones and tablets, fans of the game in China now have a third option.
Host: "A theme park has built a real-life attraction based on the game, giving payers a chance to launch their very own angry bird into the air with a catapult. The game is a lot like the computer version. Players taking their catapult try to hit as many as pig shaped balloons as possible."
A small oversight: TechCrunch reports-- the theme park neglected to ask permission from Rovio, the Finnish company that developed the game.
Burns: "A Chinese theme park … clearly skipped Trademark infringement 101 and built a very real, very authentic Angry Birds game… Nothing says success like an unauthorized theme park game."
Luckily-- Rovio says it will not take legal action. Instead, it is seeking to partner with the theme park. PCWorld explains why.
“The company has high hopes for the Chinese market, and wants its Angry Birds game to reach 100 million downloads in the country by the end of this year.”
And CNN adds-- the company is looking to to make further gains from the Chinese market.
CNN Reporter Jonathan Mann: "China could add millions more than the company's bottomline. Rovio is even capitalizing on the country's Moon Festival with an Angry Birds season update and Angry Birds shaped mooncakes that’s less than five dollars a pair. The mooncakes are selling like, well the hotcake."
In an interview with the Finnish broadcasters YLE, the Angry Birds developer says he is not angry about the unlawful theme park attraction--in fact, he feels quite the contrary.
Vesterbacka: "We're one of the top three most copied brands there along with Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse. That says a lot about the demand for our brand in China. It’s going really well there!"
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In February 2012, Rovio announced a new game in the Angry Birds franchise to be called Angry Birds Space. Angry Birds Space launched on March 22, 2012, and features elements from the preceding Angry Birds games as well as new gameplay mechanics. Angry Birds Space launched on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, with a Windows mobile release to follow.
On March 8, 2012, new footage of Angry Birds Space, presented by NASA astronaut Don Pettit onboard the International Space Station, was released. The video shows that the game's stage is no longer flat, instead comprising several different planets, each of which has its own gravitational field that affects the trajectory of the birds after launch.  The game also features new bird characters, such as laser bird, that carry their own unique abilities
Angry Birds Space review. Classic Game Room reviews ANGRY BIRDS SPACE from Rovio for iPad and Android platforms (as well as iPhone of course!). This clever twist on the traditional Angry Birds style gameplay works very well and adds fun, new challenges and requires new strategies to 3-star levels. Annoyingly, Angry Birds Space is very short and requires additional purchases to round out the experience after an hour. What Angry Birds fans get with Angry Birds Space is a great game, just not very much of it. CGR Angry Birds Space has Angry Birds Space gameplay recorded from iPad 2 showing Angry Birds Space game play in HD action.
Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, have just released their new game: Amazing Alex. Is it going to be a hit?
Classic Game Room reviews ANGRY BIRDS SEASONS HD for iPad where you get seasonal levels for different awesome holidays like Valentine's Day levels, Chrismas themed levels and Halloween! Celebrate the holidays by crushing pigs with your angry birds in this big-screen iPad version of Angry Birds from Rovio and Chillingo. Angry Birds Seasons is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Droid phone and more. This CGR review of Angry Birds Seasons for iPad has Angry Birds gameplay showing Angry Birds Seasons game play levels in action.
Classic Game Room reviews ANGRY BIRDS HD for iPad from Chillingo and Rovio. This HD version of Angry Birds has a "higher dollar" price than its iPod and iPhone siblings but brings high def gameplay along with a larger screen area better for social gaming with friends and family. Why play Angry Birds alone when you and your buddies can work as a team to bring down the nasty pigs in this global sensation of a videogame available on Droid, PS3, iPod and iPad (and more). Pull the birds back with the iPad's touch screen and launch them at the walls and barriers surrounding the vile pigs. Destroy them with normal birds, rocket birds, bombing birds, exploding birds, boomerang birds and more! Angry Birds has simple easy to pick up and play gameplay combined with an in-depth, fun strategic element that makes it highly addictive. Play through various levels, 3-star each level and watch as the game updates itself and gets new levels. Don't forget to check out the seasonal Angry Birds games. We love them because they're angry, its ANGRY BIRDS HD review on iPad. This CGR review of Angry Birds HD has gameplay from iPad showing Angry Birds HD ipad gameplay in HD game play glory filmed while recording levels in Angry Birds HD.
Jon R. checks out Amazing Alex. It's a Rube Goldberg inspired game created by the folks at Rovio - otherwise known as the people behind the international mobile gaming phenomenon, Angry Birds. Does Amazing Alex live up to the exceedingly high expectations set forth by Rovio's previous smash hit? Tune in to find out!
New pictures of the rumored iPad Mini have been leaked! We're taking a close look to get an idea of some of the features that the iPad Mini might have. Twitter for iPad gets a complete rebuild, and we check out the first trailer for Rovio's newest game, Bad Piggies!
Angry Birds Trilogy review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Angry Birds Trilogy from Rovio and Activision for the Nintendo 3DS. Angry Birds debuted on iOS in 2009 and went on to take over the world. Angry Birds Trilogy contains the original, 2010's Angry Birds Seasons and 2011's Angry Birds Rio. Trilogy includes all the levels from each game, including the extra levels that have been added since their release. This video review features video gameplay footage of Angry Birds Trilogy for the Nintendo 3DS and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Angry Birds Trilogy review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Angry Birds Trilogy from Rovio and Activision for the PlayStation 3. Angry Birds Trilogy is a collection of the three primary Angry Birds games on a single disc with a little extra content. The jump from phones to consoles was successful in terms of execution. The games look great in HD, and they play surprisingly well with joysticks. But ultimately, this is really a matter of economics. This video review features video gameplay footage of Angry Birds Trilogy for the PlayStation 3 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.