By Emily Gera on May 07, 2014 05.07.14
Retry is the next game from developers originally behind the release of Angry Birds; But despite its ties to the Finnish game studio Rovio, the new mobile title appears to be more influenced by the addictive gameplay of the now infamous Flappy Bird. In Retry, players pilot a plane while performing loop-de-loops to manoeuvre under and around obstacles. The game's description on the App Store emphasizes its difficulty, saying "It's called Retry for a reason!" Like in Flappy Bird, players can expect to fail at the game repeatedly and will be encouraged to continuously retry from the start. "From the guys sitting in the room next to the guys who made Angry Birds, comes RETRY: a game so hard, so addictive, so old school that you'll think you've stepped into an 8-bit time machine," reads a...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Nov 13, 2013 11.13.13
PS4 launch week: Reviews, interviews and more Get caught up on the latest PS4 news with our StoryStream. We've got stories on Doki-Doki Universe, Don't Starve, Angry Birds, War Thunder, Secret Ponchos and more. This is what you can do with your voice on PS4 at launch Your voice will allow you to login, take screenshots, browse menus and more on the PlayStation 4. Commands are also available in games, though it doesn't appear that any of the system's launch titles currently support the function. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced for consoles and PC Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will put players on a path for revenge as Talion, a ranger murdered along with his family. After being resurrected with Wraith abilities, Talion sets out to destroy those who wronged him. The game is...
By John Funk on Oct 15, 2013 10.15.13
A trailer for Rovio's new kart-racing spinoff of its popular Angry Birds series shows the birds and pigs racing to the finish. All of the Angry Birds characters will be showing up in the game, from Red and Bomb to Corporal Pig, King Pig and Mustache Pig. The characters all have their own special abilities related to what they do in the game: Bubbles the orange bird can balloon to enormous size, for example Angry Birds Go will be available as a free download on Dec. 11 for mobile devices.
By Dave Tach on Aug 21, 2013 08.21.13
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.
By Tracey Lien on Feb 26, 2013 02.26.13
Rovio will premiere a new cartoon series based on Angry Birds on March 16-17 called Angry Birds Toons, according to a promotional trailer released today. A new episode from the animated series will be available online each week starting from the weekend of March 16-17. The blurb for Angry Birds Toons suggests that the animated series will tell the backstory of the popular game, and answer questions like: "What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs?" Updates are expected on the Angry Birds website.
Angry Birds Trilogy Anger Management Pack released on PSN today with new levels, cutscenes and Orange Bird
By Dave Tach on Dec 18, 2012 12.18.12
Angry Birds Trilogy's first DLC, The Anger Management Pack, is available today bringing several features to the PlayStation 3 version of Rovio's bird slingshot simulator, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog by Matt Hohl, a producer at Activision Publishing. The $4.99 DLC adds 130 levels culled from Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons episodes, as well as cutscenes and trophies. Anger Management also includes a new character, Orange Bird, whose power allows the itty-bitty bird to blow up like a balloon. Check out the trailer above to see Orange Bird and the rest of the DLC's offerings. The full version of Angry Birds Trilogy will be available as a digital download Jan. 8 on PSN, Hohl also announced. We've reached out to developer Rovio to see if and when Anger Management...
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 19, 2012 11.19.12
Angry Birds Air Swimmers, versions of the popular remote-controlled toy with Rovio's ubiquitous gaming franchise, are now available in stores, the Bluewater Trading Company announced today. Four characters are available: the Red Bird, Red Space Bird, Blue Bird and Black Bird. As you can see in the promotional video above, the Air Swimmers seem particularly useful for pranksters' shenanigans — like screwing with people who are just trying to go about their daily lives. In order to produce the remote-controlled inflatable birds, the Bluewater Trading Company licensed Angry Birds from developer Rovio Entertainment as well as the Air Swimmers toys produced by the William Mark Corporation. The Angry Birds Air Swimmers run on the William Mark Corporation's "turbo" technology, which provides...
By Dave Tach on Oct 23, 2012 10.23.12
Angry Birds developer Rovio and McDonald's have teamed up to bring a unique Angry Birds campaign to the fast food chain in China, Creativity Online reports. In the restaurant, gamers will be able to play a special Angry Birds campaign, which includes free power-ups on their iOS devices, according to PSFK. Players can also vote on a McDonald's location that will tether a real slingshot to actual golden arches. According to Creativity Online, the marketing campaign was developed by TBWA/Shanghai and TBWA/Gamelab and launched with the commercial above. "We're delighted about this exciting new initiative in China," said Christine Xu, vice president of marketing for McDonald's China. "Both McDonald's and Rovio are brands that are very focused on their customers, wanting to constantly...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 19, 2012 10.19.12
Rovio has released another teaser trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars, and fans might find this one "too short." Like previous teasers, "Too Short" takes footage from the film and splices it with Angry Birds characters. There's still no video from the actual game, although fans can snoop around the Angry Birds tumblr for a look at other teasers and fanart. Angry Birds Star Wars releases on Nov. 8 for the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac and PC.