You probably thought Angry Birds was just a fun distraction that's not meant to be taken seriously. If so, you were wrong. Angry Birds is very serious business. As evidence of that fact, the Western New York State Physics Teachers’ Alliance has started using Angry Birds on its tests.
The second Spring seasonal update to Angry Birds Seasons has arrived today just one month after the previous update released for St. Patrick's Day. If somehow you're not yet sick of Angry Birds and are craving even more obnoxious squawking and snorting you can get fifteen new levels in the update along with some new Game Center achievements.
Angry Birds is the most overrated game of all time. I mean it. It’s true that I’ve always been something of an anti-Angry Birds evangelist, but my reasons are honest: it just isn’t that good. If I heard as much critical acclaim for an Xbox game as I do for Angry Birds, I would punch myself in the face, throw away my controller, and join up with Jack Thompson for tea. Hit the break to read the seven reasons it's the most overrated game of all time.
Rovio Mobile's head of business development, Peter Vesterbacka, made some intriguing comments today about Rovio's ambitions for the future of the company. Rather than offering up the standard, humble public relations comment of "right now, we're just focused on making great games," Vesterbacka instead gave us a quick glimpse into their long-term vision of the company. Rovio definitely isn't resting on their laurels. From recent comments it seems they're intent on growing their business into a major player in multimedia.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
In the last few weeks, many pundits have predicted that 2011 will be the year that Google’s Android explodes in popularity -- but at least one major iPhone game developer is planning to keep most of its eggs in Apple’s basket, so to speak.