By Oliver Haslam on Jan 31, 2012
App piracy is something which is a real problem for many iOS developers, especially the smaller, independent ones. Things don’t get much easier for the big guys, either.
Rovio, the people behind Angry Birds, also suffer from a spot of piracy, and not just of the app variety, either. All sorts of merchandise is being made and sold in Asia, with Rovio getting nothing by way of monetary compensation. But that doesn’t seem to bother Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed.
In fact, he seems to be surprisingly happy about it… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 12, 2011
The ever popular Angry Birds has reached yet another milestone, with the bird-flinging game now two years-old. How the time flies (awful pun intended.)
To celebrate the occasion, Angry Birds’ developer Rovio has updated the team’s runaway success to version number 2.0. This 2.0 release of the original game has a few new tricks up its sleeve.
One of the first things you will notice is all-new artwork. But that’s not all… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Dec 1, 2011
Today Rovio updated Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Seasons HD with 25 new holiday-themed levels. If you didn’t know, Angry Birds Seasons is an Angry Birds game which has levels specifically themed for various holidays.
The last time the app was updated was for Halloween, and that included 30 new levels. This time around, Angry Birds “Wreck the Halls” is sure to keep you entertained over the Christmas season. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 12, 2011
Some things just blow our minds here at iDB. One such thing is the lengths some people will go to in order to analyze something that most of us find mildly interesting at best, and the epitome of that is the work WIRED‘s Rhett Allain has been doing on the Angry Birds games.
Now, don’t take that as a sign that we don’t think his research is indeed super awesome, because it is. It’s just that we’re not convinced we find it as awesome as Rhett does. Or, perhaps, we’re just not clever enough to get our collective heads around it!
The series of posts that Rhett Allain has been working on delve into the inner workings of Angry Birds, and more importantly, into how we can better understand the game with the aim of flinging birds from catapults. Told you it was awesome… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 26, 2011
We’ve already shown you the iPhone 4S that got sent into space, and now we’re back with the news that two iPads will visit the International Space Station next month.
The iPad will be the first tablet sent into space, and NASA will continue to experiment on how to use tablets on future space missions. Accompanying the iPads on their maiden voyage will be, you guessed it, an Angry Birds plush doll. Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 6, 2011
Instead of running a typical story about how American companies have lost money watching the NCAA basketball tournament instead of working, The Atlantic has published a humorous analysis of how much time has been wasted on Angry Birds.
The results: lots and lots of time… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 19, 2011
With Halloween around the corner, the annual dilemma comes back: what costume am I gonna wear? This year, looking at those Angry Birds costumes, my decision process might be streamlined.
Selling for $30-$40, you can pick from all your favorite birds: black, red, yellow. You can even a King Pig costume… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 19, 2011
Do you hate birds? Would you love to play Angry Birds, but can’t because you hate birds so much? If you answered yes to both these questions, hang on because we might have the right app for you.
It’s called Angry Frogs. It looks like Angry Birds, it plays like Angry Birds, heck, the name even sounds like Angry Birds. The only difference is that you’re not using birds against pigs. You’re using frogs against snakes… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 9, 2011
Have you ever wanted something, but you’re not entirely sure what you’d use it for, or even why you want it in the first place? Well, that’s exactly the predicament we find ourselves in when looking at these Angry Birds speaker docks.
Manufactured by well-known accessory company Gear4, the speakers come in two flavors – the pigs are actually iPod speaker docks, and the bird version serves as plug-and-play speakers. You’ve gotta love it… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 3, 2011
Good news for those of you who love boobs and Angry Birds. You can now combine the two together, thanks to the amazing work of an artsy seller on Etsy.com.
Hand painted with acrylic paint, the Angry Birds bra features the famous red bird and a pig staring at each other… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2011
The legal team over at Lodsys doesn’t seem to have been phased at all by Apple’s cease and desist letter, or attempt to intervene in the patent dispute. Not only is the company not backing down, they’ve actually upped the ante.
FOSSPatents reported yesterday that Lodsys has amended its patent complaint and modified the list of defendants. 5 new companies were added to Lodsys’ infringement case, including Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Atari, Square Enix and Rovio- the makers of Angry Birds… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 18, 2011
Gaming on iOS devices is taking off these days, with titles such as Angry Birds and Infinity Blade proving as big sellers for their respective development houses.
In fact, those two games are named as the inspiration behind a new title that’s due to be released next month, going by the ominous name of The Dark Meadow.
Promising to be a ‘modern fairytale’ type affair, The Dark Meadow has only been in production for three months, which shows the quick turnaround that the game’s Unreal Engine affords… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 21, 2011
The folks at Rovio are back with yet another Angry Birds title. Angry Birds Seasons “Summer Pignic” is the latest installment of the famed franchise that’s set to drop very soon.
As you eagerly anticipate more addictive gameplay from Angry Birds, you can watch this teaser trailer! Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 18, 2011
What’s better than a Angry Birds cake? Maybe this real life Angry Birds game. I have to admit I am getting a bit tired of the game, but for some reason, I can’t have enough of those videos parodying the most famous birds on earth.
I’m not sure what this video is about, but if my Spanish is still good, I believe it’s the shooting of a commercial for some Angry Birds related product… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2011
I know Sebastien has a well documented adoration for the Tiny Wings theme song, but let’s not forget who started the popular bird trend.
Angry Birds recently received their own theme song cover treatment, courtesy of indie cover band Pomplamoose.
Strangely enough, they’re using a Samsung phone throughout the video, which isn’t really giving props where it’s due since in my opinion, no one would know Angry Birds without the iPhone… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 27, 2011
First there was Angry Birds, then Tiny Wings, and now a new bird-related game has joined the App Store’s flock. Air Penguin is a relatively new phenomenon that now sits comfortably in the top ten list of paid apps in the App Store.
What makes Air Penguin so great? Nothing really sets the game apart from the other feather-filled apps that came before it, but Air Penguin is a great example one thing: a really fun game. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 19, 2011
Rovio has released a new Easter-themed update to Angry Bird Seasons for iOS. Unlike the original Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Seasons is another stand-alone app that updates with different themes and levels.
“Angry Birds Seasons: Easter” is the newest seasonal release from Rovio for the approaching Easter holiday. Although gameplay remains the same, there are some perks to grabbing the latest update… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2011
Every day there seems like there’s another parody being released involving Angry Birds.
Is it just me, or is the already insanely popular game garnering even more attention as time goes on?
Check out this video of a live action Angry Birds trailer. If you’re critical of today’s mass-market action movies, you’ll find this to be pretty humorous no doubt.
The entire trailer features a live action setting; in fact, besides the Angry Birds themselves, everything is real, including those filthy pigs…
By Alex Heath on Mar 22, 2011
The makers of the sensational Angry Birds title have released a sequel to their acclaimed game called Angry Birds Rio. In a collaboration between Rovio and 20th Century Fox, Angry Birds Rio has been released in the App Store prior to the movie release of “Rio.”
Angry Birds Seasons has already been available in the App Store, and Angry Birds Rio is essentially the same gameplay with a plot based on the upcoming movie. 60 new playable levels are offered in the Rio edition of Angry Birds, and Rovio promises more to come in future updates.
By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2011
It’s no secret that we are Angry Birds fans here at iDB. But then again who isn’t? With millions of downloads across multiple platforms, this game will go down in history as the ultimate time waster. Well in case you’ve missed it, the latest iteration in Rovio’s smash hit series is here.
The lovable cast of pigs get a total leprechaun makeover in the newest version of Angry Birds Seasons. And with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, this application is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit…