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PS4 launching with these 25 games in Europe

Sony is launching the PlayStation 4 in Europe starting this Friday, Nov. 29, and 25 games will be available for the console that day, the company confirmed today. Just like in North America, Housemarque's Resogun and Compulsion Games' Contrast are free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Most of the games, but not all of them, will be available in all launch territories. Here's the full list: Angry Birds Star WarsPrice: £32.99/€34.99 Assassin's Creed 4: Black FlagPrice: £54.99/€69.99 Battlefield 4Price: £54.99/€69.99 Call of Duty: GhostsPrice: £54.99/€69.99 Contrast (included in PS Plus)Price: £12.79/€14.99 DC Universe OnlinePrice: Free-to-playAvailability: Not available in Russia, Turkey Escape Plan (cross-buy PS Vita/PS4)Price: £9.99/€12.99 Escape Plan...

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Angry Birds: Star Wars' PS4 features aim to 'sell that couch experience'

Activision believes Angry Birds: Star Wars is a good fit on PlayStation 4 due the multiple control options available when using the DualShock 4, most notably it's central touchpad, producer Matt Hohl told Polygon. Hohl explained that Activision was attracted to the DualShock 4's central touchpad, which can be used to launch Angry Birds and activate their special attacks. The most feather-light touch will activate the touchpad, which in my hands-on time with Angry Birds: Star Wars proved to be highly sensitive. Once the bird has been launched, clicking the touchpad will activate special attacks like a lightsaber or force push, depending on the character. The title also features a cooperative mode in which players can take turns shooting birds into the pig-infested fragile landscapes. H...

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Angry Birds Star Wars confirmed for next-gen consoles

Angry Birds Star Wars will launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 "when these next-gen consoles arrive in November," developer Rovio Entertainment announced today. According to Rovio, next-gen editions of the game will include new interface elements for each system. PS4 owners will be able to use the PlayStation Move for single and multiplayer modes, as well as record video and screenshots with the console's capture options. The Xbox One offers similar capture features per its capabilities, as well as voice and motion controls with the Kinect. The Xbox One edition of Angry Birds Star Wars will also feature new timed challenges. Last week, the Entertainment Software Rating Board rated Angry Birds Star Wars for next-gen consoles. The game launched for Windows PC, iOS and Android in...

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Angry Birds Star Wars rated for PS4, Xbox One

Angry Birds Stars Wars may be coming to next-gen consoles, according to listings on the North American Entertainment Software Rating Board and Brazilian classifications board. The ESRB posted its Angry Birds Star Wars listing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this week, while Brazil has listed the rating since July 19. According to Joystiq, a representative for publisher Activision was unable to comment on the listings. Angry Birds Star Wars was first released on Nov. 8, 2012 for Windows PC, iOS and Android, with Mac and Blackberry versions following. The title will launch on Oct. 29 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. The game's sequel, Angry Birds Star Wars 2, launched on Sept. 19 for iOS and Android, and is available for Windows PC as of...

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How Rovio hopes to go beyond Angry Birds and become a 'powerhouse'

"In the beginning we were a mobile games company," Laes told Polygon during a recent event in New York City. "There's no question about that, it's how we got started. But we're off to a good start at becoming an entertainment company, and we do work in-house and with partners on video and animation. "It's not only about games, it's about the physical side of things: consumer products, toys, books and all kinds of things on the educational side," he added. "So it's a lot more than games — but of course games are still in many ways at the heart of the company. That's where we got started and where the bulk of the creative talent in the company works still. That's our history, our evolution, so we continue to see games as the core part of the entertainment company that we're building. "...

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Angry Birds Star Wars multiplayer is strong in this new video

A video released today for Angry Birds Star Wars' upcoming console and handheld versions puts the game's multiplayer modes in motion. The game will include a competitive mode that supports two to four players as well as a two-player co-op mode. Check out the trailer above to see the laser-blasting, Force pushing multiplayer, co-starring a captain who claims his ship made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. Angry Birds Star Wars is set to launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Oct. 29 in the U.S. and Nov. 1 worldwide.

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Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles and handhelds this fall

Angry Birds Star Wars will launch on consoles this fall, developer Rovio announced in a video posted to its YouTube channel today. The game will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 29 in the U.S. and on Nov. 1 worldwide. Angry Birds Stars Wars, which launched last fall and is based on the original Star Wars film trilogy, has been remastered for additional game systems and includes 20 new levels created specifically for these new versions. The game also features new multiplayer modes — two-player co-op and competitive mode for up to four players — and achievement and trophy support as well as leaderboards and new unlockable bonus levels and content. The game is currently available for pre-order at its official website. Earlier...

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Rovio teases new game with Angry Birds Star Wars image

Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment is set to announce a new game on Monday, and a teaser image suggests it could be another entry into the Angry Birds Star Wars series. The image, posted above, was revealed on Rovio's official website along with news of the upcoming announcement. The picture shows a Red Bird dressed in young Anakin Skywalker's podracing gear from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace — and the shadow of Darth Vader's signature helmet behind him. This suggests the new game may borrow elements from the second trilogy of Star Wars films, Episode 1 through Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. According to the post, the new game will feature new powers, the "biggest character line-up ever" and some surprises. Angry Birds Star Wars launched in November last year. The...

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Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time, counting down to 50 billion downloads

Nearly 50 billion apps have been download from Apple's App Store, the company announced today. To commemorate the approaching milestone, Apple revealed the 25 most downloaded apps in both the paid and free categories. Topping the paid apps list is the original Angry Birds, followed by Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja, Lima Sky's Doodle Jump, Cut the Rope and Angry Birds Seasons. Words With Friends sits at number eight, while Angry Birds Space is tenth and PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies is number 12. Angry Birds Star Wars also makes the list at number 18, and Minecraft Pocket Edition takes the twenty-third spot. Facebook sits at number one on the free apps list, followed directly by Pandora Radio, Instagram, YouTube, Skype and Words With Friends Free. Twitter's application is eighth with T...

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Angry Birds creator reveals revenue growth of 101 percent during 2012

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment announced today its 2012 financial results, revealing revenue growth of 101 percent during the full year. Sales of games and consumer products resulted in €152.2 million (or nearly $195 million), roughly double compared to revenue of €75.6 million earned in 2011. Earnings prior to interest and taxes were up 64 percent from 2011, amounting in €76.8 million, with net profit after tax hitting €55.5 million — a growth from 2011's €35.4 million. This follows the launch of a number of successful games for the company. In 2012, Rovio released Angry Birds Space, Amazing Alex, Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Star Wars. The result was more than 1 billion downloads in May 2012, with roughly 263 million active monthly users across all platforms....

Angry Birds Star Wars Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Released 11/08/2012
    • Publisher Rovio Entertainment
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
    • Score 8.5
  • Android
    • Released 11/08/2012
    • Publisher Rovio Entertainment
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Mac
    • Released 11/08/2012
    • Publisher Rovio Entertainment
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Windows
    • Released 11/08/2012
    • Publisher Rovio Entertainment
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Facebook
    • Released 12/17/2012
    • Publisher Rovio Entertainment
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Wii
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Wii U
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 10/29/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Rovio Entertainment
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