Rovio released Angry Birds Rio for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Tuesday, offering customers yet another game to lob birds at pigs. The latest title in the Angry Birds series is a tie-in to the new animated movie Rio.
Apple has updated the Terms and Conditions agreement for its iOS Game Center feature. The new terms, which must be accepted to begin or continue using the service, stipulate that users will be sharing the full name associated with their Apple ID if they send or accept a friend request with other Game Center users.
Rovio’s Angry Birds Seasons received yet another update adding new St. Patrick’s Day-themed levels. The busy little video game company also managed to bring in some US$42 million from investors that it plans to use to exploit Angry Birds in new ways.
Rovio released the long-expected Valentine’s Day update (Hogs & Kisses) to Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Seasons HD Monday. The free update includes 15 new levels of pink-infused levels with a Valentine’s Day vibe.
Out of the Park Developments has sweetened the deal for those pre-ordering version 12 of its Out of the Park Baseball management sim, which was announced on Wednesday. Anyone who pre-orders the game through Monday will be entered in a drawing to win a fourth generation 32GB iPod touch. As previously promised, everyone who pre-orders the game by then will also receive it two days before its official ship date.
OOTP Developments on Wednesday announced that pre-orders have begun for Out of the Park Baseball 12, the latest version of its baseball management sim. Those who order during January get the game two days early when it ships this spring, along with a US$10 discount off the normal price of $39.99. The $29.99 pre-order price stays in effect until the day before OOTP 12 ships.
A game coded by a 14-year-old has hit the top of the list of free titles at the App Store, knocking the free version of Rovio’s popular Angry Birds off its perch. Bubble Ball, a physics puzzler, has seen over three million downloads, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
Virtual Programming has shipped a pair of strategy game add-ons in recent days: the downloadable content Infinite War for Supreme Commander 2 and the third Majesty 2 expansion pack, Monster Kingdom.
Virtual Programming released expansion packs for Majesty 2 for Mac OS X, as well as a new time traveling first person shooter (FPS), Darkest of Days. The Majesty 2 expansions add new missions and features, while Darkest of Days puts the player in the role of a time traveler who must protect historical figures important to the space-time continuum.
Chillingo released a new version of Angry Birds HD for iPad this week. Version 1.5 includes 15 new levels, support for Apple’s Game Center, a new Golden Egg, a new theme, and a new feature called The Mighty Eagle that allows users to bypass a level.
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