Rovio announced the immediate availability of Angry Birds Star Wars on Thursday. The new version of the popular bird tossing pig smashing game goes to the Star Wars universe, complete with light sabers, TIE fighters, and the Death Star.
Rovio announced the immediate availability of Bad Piggies for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Thursday. The new game features the pigs from the Angry Birds series, but players build contraptions to help the pigs find the eggs they so desperately want.
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Rovio rolled out an update for Angry Birds Space that added levels on Mars with the Curiosity rover. Space pigs have stolen Curiosity in the new levels, and it’s up to players to save the rover and their eggs.
The next installment of the venerable “SimCity” franchise, simply titled SimCity, will be available on Mac OS X in February 2013 according to a press release Tuesday from EA, the game’s publisher. EA will distribute the game via its Origin online store, also coming to the Mac “later this year.”
Gaming company Blizzard warned Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo players on Thursday that its Battle.net online gaming network security had been compromised. The company said it thinks subscriber credit card records are safe, but is warning users to change their gaming account password as a security precaution.
Rovio, well known for its popular Angry Birds franchise, released its newest iPhone and iPad game, Amazing Alex, on Thursday. The game lets users build contraptions out of whatever Alex can find to perform tasks and achieve goals.
Sol Deo Gloria Productions released Marathon Infinity for the iPad on Thursday, bringing the final installment to the Marathon trilogy to the multimedia tablet. Marathon was first released for the Mac in 1994 and changed the first person shooter genre with its graphics, game play, and intelligent enemies.
Finnish game maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd., creator of the highly popular Angry Birds games, distributed over 648 million copies of its games across all platforms and booked revenue of over US$106 million for 2011, the company revealed in its 2011 financial results Monday. Based on its strong results, the company may soon consider going public.
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