Lodsys Attacks Angry Birds and Others in More Lawsuits

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 BirdsRead More


“The Dark Meadow” Blends Horror with Infinity Blade and Angry Birds

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


Angry Birds “Summer Pignic” Teaser Trailer [Updated]

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


Real Life Angry Birds

By Sébastien 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


This is How You Jam to the Angry Birds Theme Song

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


Air Penguin for iPhone is the Latest Bird Game Sensation to Hit the App Store

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


Angry Birds Seasons Easter Edition Now Available

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


Angry Birds Movie Trailer Released [Funny]

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…

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Angry Birds Sequel “Angry Birds Rio” Now Available in the App Store

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.

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Angry Birds Seasons: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

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…

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Tiny Wings: A New Charming and Addictive Game for the iPhone

By Alex Heath on Feb 27, 2011

There’s something delightful about an iOS game that get’s it right. Angry Birds did it, and countless other games have risen above the noise in the App Store to become staple games for the iPhone.

Tiny Wings, by Andreas Illiger, is a wonderful little game that features simple gameplay and subtle charm. As the perfect impulse buy that will keep you coming back for more, Tiny Wings is one of the best games to hit the App Store since Angry Birds.

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Hungry Birds! Get Ready for the Angry Birds Cake

By Sébastien Page on Feb 21, 2011

You don’t know how to make your kid happy for his birthday? What about making him a Angry Birds cake? That’s what this dad decided to do for his 6 year old son’s birthday.

Solely using a chocolate cake, tons of icing, and caramel wafers, he built an entire playable level of Angry Birds. This is quite amazing and entertaining to say the least. Check out the video below to see Hungry Birds in action… Read More


Two Popular iPhone Games Get The Real Life Treatment

By Alex Heath on Feb 13, 2011

Angry Birds and The Incident are two fantastic games for the iOS platform. We talk about Angry Birds a lot here at iDB, and The Incident is also one of our favorites.

Both games have had great success in the App Store, and both titles have created brands that people love. In fact, people love them enough to create amazing real life reenactments of the actual gameplay…

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The Mac App Store Has Opened, Brings Popular iOS Games to the Mac

By Alex Heath on Jan 7, 2011

The Mac App Store has opened. If you go to Software Update on your Mac, you can download the latest version of OS X. This update includes a shiny new app on your dock called the “App Store.” Don’t get confused, this isn’t the iOS App Store on your iPhone; all of these apps are Mac-specific apps.

While the Mac App Store does bring many great new apps for the Mac, many iOS apps that we all know are also available through the Mac App Store. Specifically, there are many popular games from the iOS App Store now available on the Mac. The new Mac releases of these games are basically fullscreen versions with some added features and content.

And yes, you can now play Angry Birds in full, HD resolution on your 27-inch iMac…

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The 10 Best App Store Apps of 2010

By Alex Heath on Dec 30, 2010

The App Store has never been a very quiet place. 2010 was no exception; thousands upon thousands of new apps were submitted to the App Store. Most of them aren’t worth mentioning, but there have been some exceptional apps that have risen to the forefront of what the App Store has had to offer throughout the year 2010.

We’ve covered a lot of App Store apps this year on iDB, with the goal of keeping our readers in the know.

Now, we’d like to take some time to reflect on our favorite App Store apps of 2010. Being included on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the app was released in 2010, it just means that it was amongst our most utilized of this year. Drumroll, please…

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How to Give An iPhone App This Holiday Season

By Alex Heath on Dec 24, 2010

It’s that time of year. Christmas music, staff parties, plenty of egg nog, and gifts. As fellow iPhone users, what better gift is there to give each other than what we crave: more apps.

We could all probably name at least a few apps that we would like to have, but haven’t bought yet. How nice would it be to wake up on Christmas day and have that new app you’ve been wanting?

Luckily, Apple allows you to “gift” an app to a friend. If you didn’t know about gifting apps, I’m going to walk you through how to gift an app, along with some gift-giving tips…

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Angry Birds iPhone Cases Now Available Online and in Apple Stores

By Alex Heath on Dec 13, 2010

It’s no secret that we here at iDB love Angry Birds. One of the most universally recognized games in the App Store, Angry Birds has made quite the name for itself with press and merchandise. You can already get your very own Angry Birds plush toy, and now you can have an Angry Birds iPhone case.

About a month ago, we reported on the rumor that Angry Birds iPhone cases were only in development for a UK carrier. This does not seem to be the case, as official Angry Birds cases have been made available for purchase by Gear4 in partnership with the makers of Angry Birds

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Every Question You Had About Angry Birds Not Answered

By Sébastien Page on Dec 10, 2010

If you’ve played Angry Birds before, you probably wondered a few things about the story behind the game. Who are these birds? Who are these pigs? Why are they stealing birds’ eggs? And maybe more importantly, why can’t these birds fly?

You’re not the only one having questions about Angry Birds. In this video, you’ll see that an Angry Bird himself is wondering about the purpose of this game. It’s funny and really worth 40 seconds of your time… Read More


Angry Birds Plush Toys Now Available

By Sébastien Page on Dec 2, 2010

Needless to say that we at iDB are big fans of Angry Birds, these cute and addictive birds that are putting their lives on the line to fight the evil green pigs. We had been waiting for those Angry Birds plush toys for a while, and they are now available for sale, at least while supplies last.

Looking at the website where you can buy them, I have to admit that I am slightly disappointed by their looks though. Maybe even more disappointing is the fact that they won’t ship until January 2011. So much for surprising my fiancee with one of those for Christmas… Read More


Angry Birds Sequel in the Works?

By Guest Author on Nov 17, 2010

If you haven’t noticed, we here at iDB are obsessed with Angry Birds. So of course we’re thrilled to hear there’s an Angry Birds sequel in the works!

But as any good salesman (and Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka) will say: that’s not all! Pocket-Lint reports that Vesterbacka was in attendance at the Virtual Goods Summit in London and spilled some details about what to expect. Here’s the rundown: Read More