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Which Angry Bird Is Most Likeable?

have taken over the universe, almost literally. I have yet to find a single   person who has a smartphone and hasn’t heard about them. Most of the Angry Birds are angry because the pigs stole their eggs, but who is the most likeable Angry Bird?

Well, we might all have our favorites, but comic drawing and illustration champion Oatmeal has created a comic to illustrate which Angry Bird is the most liked and which is the least likeable. Take a look at it below.

Angry Birds Like Meter

So do you agree with the Oatmeal or do you have your own preference? Do feel free to tell me about it and don’t forget to kill the pigs Winking smile.

Angry Birds Flying To Windows Phone 7 Devices

One of the most popular mobile games , which is also available for desktops and netbooks is finally going to be on Windows Phone 7 devices soon.

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Microsoft has had a few problems with the developers; Rovio Mobile; when they had jumped the gun during the WP7 launch and said that Angry Birds would be coming to their devices. Rovio had categorically denied those rumors and even asked Microsoft to refrain from using them as promotions.

However, few months down the line and Microsoft has officially announced that Angry Birds would be coming to Windows Phone 7 devices. In addition to Angry Birds a few other popular games will also be made available for WP7 devices, they include:

  • Doodle Jump
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Hydro Thunder Go
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I
  • geoDefense.

The new games will start arriving in the Windows Phone marketplace starting April 6, 2011 and will include support for Xbox Live allowing users to post high scores and track leaderboards.

These games will definitely add some spice to the Windows Phone marketplace, but Microsoft definitely needs lot more apps in there before it can even be considered on par with the market and Apple App Store.

Tiny Wings Displaces Angry Birds as Top Paid App in App Store

I am not sure since when, but every time I have visited the Top 25 app section in the iTunes App Store, I have always seen as the top app in the paid section, however, it looks like it took another Tiny Bird to displace those Angry Birds.

Tiny Wings - iPhone Game

Tiny Wings is the top paid app in the app store as of today. To be frank, this is the first time I have heard about the app, but climbing to number 1 position is no small feat. The game was released on February 18, 2011 and it took the app 6 days to topple Angry Birds off the top.

Tiny Wings Top iPhone App

Tiny Wings is developed by an individual developer named Andreas Illinger and seems to have leapt out of nowhere to reach the top position. The game play is navigating a tiny bird over hills by jumping, sliding, flapping wings and flying.

Though I haven’t played the game yet, the gameplay sounds fun and I’ll definitely try it out in the near future. I have sent out a note to the developer of the game for his thoughts on this and will update this post once he gets back to me. In the meantime, you can enjoy the top selling game/app; Tiny Wings by visiting the iTunes store.

The Amazingly Awesome Angry Birds Birthday Cake

Almost everyone likes Angry Birds. The game is simple, delightfully easy to learn and atrociously addictive and incredibly hard at times to beat. This simple mix of great things has made the hit Rovio Mobile game the best-seller on the iPhone/iPad and Android mobile systems. Considering how quickly this game of catapulting suicidal birds at megalomaniacal pigs.

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So when a geeky father decided to make an Angry Birds themed cake for his son, he also decided to go a little bit further. He made a playable Angry Birds cake, complete with destructible walls of wafer and birds and pigs made of icing.

Electricpig’s (how ironic) Mike Cooper’s son was a big Angry Birds fan. On his sixth birthday, Cooper wanted to give him a memorable birthday cake and what else could be more memorable than a cake that also doubles as a real-life video game? On the video’s description, Cooper writes:-

It’s become a family tradition that I make increasingly ridiculous birthday cakes for my kids each year. So with my little boy Ben turning 6-years-old over the weekend, and appreciating his love of Angry Birds, I thought I’d have a shot a making him a playable Angry Birds birthday cake with working catapult and iced birds as ammunition.

100% incredible! He has also shared the how-to for making this cake on the Electricpig website. Do check it out if you’d like to wear a chef’s hat and surprise your friend/spouse/child who is an Angry Birds nut!

Windows Phone 7 Gets Angry Birds and Instagram Clones

Android and iPhone have been instrumental for the success of applications like Angry Birds and Instagram, neither of these apps are available on Windows Phone 7. Angry Birds creators, Rovio don’t look too keen on bringing their popular game on the platform. Similar is the case with Instagram, a simple app that allows you to add filters to your photographs and has social network integration for sharing photographs.

Instagram reached a Million users in December and Twitter added the ability to view photographs from Instagram on their web interface. Angry Birds had a Million downloads on the first day of their Android version launch. The popularity of these apps and their absence on WP7 has inspired developers to fill in this gap with clones.

Bubblegum (Instagram Clone):

Like Instagram, the app allows you choose from a set of filters that you apply to an image and then upload the image. The uploaded image can be sent to Facebook and Twitter. you can also checkin to a location on Foursquare at the same time.

Unfortunately, the app does not make use of Foursquare’s image API and on Foursquare you get the URL to the image as a checkin comment. Even on Facebook, a link to the image is posted to your wall instead of the image being shown.  Some screenshots:

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Links to two images I uploaded using the app:

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Chicks n’ Vixens (Angry Birds clone):

First up, not the best choice of names. Talking about the game, the components of the game have been changed keeping the game play same.

  • Birds Chicken
  • Pigs Vixens
  • Slingshot Canon

The game is free for download and if you feel left out from the Angry Birds hype you should definitely try this app out. Screenshot:

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Angry Birds + Rio = Motion Picture Based Casual Game!

We all know and love Rovio’s Angry Birds. Let’s face it it’s addictive, it’s free (for the most part) and the entire concept of birds kamikaze-ing into fat pigs for revengeor defenseis hilarious! Coupled with the Finnish developer’s remarkable amount of market penetration and platform penetration, it’s hard to find smartphone aficionados who have not heard about Angry Birds.

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Fox Studios have recognized this exceptional appeal that the mobile game has amongst the general populace and have partnered with Rovio for the publicity of their up and coming motion picture Rio featuring two rare macaws Blu and Jewel on a whirlwind journey through the magical city of Rio. The movie, slated for an April release, will utilize the mobile gaming platform in a delightfully new way.

In partnering with Rovio, we are combining the world’s hottest application developer with one of the motion picture industry’s premier creative forces to introduce the millions of fans of ANGRY BIRDS to the exciting world of RIO,said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for Twentieth Century Fox.

The premise for the video game is that the birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio. The birds eventually escape (by smashing into the bars of their cage, no doubt) and start a quest for saving their macaw friends. As with any Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Rio will feature replayable physics-based gameplay, loads of twists and will set the stage for the movie.

Check out the video for Angry Birds Rio here!

Angry Birds May Come To The Ubuntu Software Center

Although it had a humble beginning as a game for iOS, Angry Birds has become a huge product now. It is now available for Android, Windows and recently Mac OS X. It is also coming to consoles like PS3, XBox360 and Wii.

It seems like  Ubuntu users may also have reason to cheer as well as the popular game may be heading to the Ubuntu Software Center after the consoles.

The Ubuntu Software Center is actually a GUI front end  to apt-get which allows users, who are uncomfortable command line, to browser, install or remove applications through simple mouse clicks. While most applications available in the Ubuntu Software Center are free, support for paid applications has also been added in the recent release of Ubuntu.

When asked if they have plans of bringing Angry Birds to Ubuntu, the Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, responded that they are looking into bringing it to the Ubuntu Software Center. Although this is not an outright confirmation that Ubuntu users will get Angry Birds, it is neither an outright denial which makes me hopeful.

Ubuntu already supports multi-touch on appropriate hardware and we may see Ubuntu tablets in the near future. So, maybe Ubuntu will be Rovio’s next target after the consoles.

(via: OMG!UBUNTU!)

Apple App Store Opens Up For Consumers; Angry Birds And Twitter For Mac Also Released

Apple has finally opened up the Mac App Store for consumers. Mac OS X Snow Leopard owners can get the App Store by downloading the OS X 10.6.6 update. Mac owners can purchase apps from the App Store using their iTunes account.

As of now, the Mac App Store contains more than 1000 apps. The apps in the Mac App Store are divided into many categories like Education, Games, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities etcetera.

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The Mac App Store contains popular apps like Autodesk, iPhoto, iMovie, Pages and Aperture 3. The Mac App Store also features some new applications like Angry Birds for the Mac platform for $4.99 along with Twitter for Mac. All the apps which users will download from the Mac App Store will pop up in your OS X dock.

The whole UI of the Mac App Store is pretty much similar to the App Store which users see on the iPad. Along with the Mac App Store, the OS X 10.6.6 also fixes some bugs and improves the stability of your Mac.

Review: Angry Birds for PSP

The Finn folks at Rovio Mobile have had quite the blast with their superstar physics-based puzzle game Angry Birds. Taking cue from simple castle destruction games of old (and other flash-based games), the developers at Rovio put together a bunch of really angry birds at war with egg-stealing gluttonous green pigs, added special powers to some birds and some great level design throughout the game and published it to the iOS. The rest is, well, the adoption. According to an interview with Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, the game became a bestseller almost overnight in the home country of Finland and thus began its conquest of all the major mobile operating systems.

So, after the iOS, Android, Symbian^3 and the WebOS, the game headed towards its first major gaming console entry: as a PlayStation Mini for the PlayStation Portable handheld console and the PlayStation 3 home console. The game’s 63 playable levels are available on the PSP/PS3 for a sum of $3.99.

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The main game is pretty simple: you have a catapult and a lot of gung-ho kamikaze birds at your disposal. You have to aim these birds at pig fortresses and kill all the pigs on a level because they stole the birds’ eggs. Those pigs are evil. If that did not make much sense, this video will.

There are five types of birds available as you progress with various powers available to them. The birds’ launch order is pre-determined, so you have to use some strategic thought to get through many of the higher levels.

The game has been ported well into the PS system. The controls are rock solid (unlike wonky touch controls that were especially fidgety on my phone), and the gameplay is (for the most part) buttery smooth. There were lag issues when a lot of destruction happened on screen at the same time, especially when the blue birds hit ice barriers and the like. Although they were minor, I really hope they don’t spoil the fun later with the black birds (aka the bomb birds) and the flying chickens. The sound is crisp, just as expected.

But is there a really good reason for buying this game on the PlayStation Store, especially when you can get the exact same experience on your mobile phone for much less (read: free on the Android)?

This is exactly the same experience that you get on your mobile phones. Nothing extra added (as far as I could tell; it has been a while since I’ve played episode 1’s levels) and nothing extra promised as yet. While the load times are a pain (as with all PSP games), the [almost] no-lag gameplay on a larger and brighter screen might hold appeal for fanboys.

As for me, I had $4.03 left in my PSN wallet, and did not know anything better to spend the money on. Do let me know of your thoughts in the comments!

Angry Birds Now Available For Netbooks and Laptops

Update: In addition to download Angry Birds for the PC you can also play the Angry game online now. Check oout how you can play Angry Birds Online.

Hey, Angry fans, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have an , or based phones. is now available for Netbook and Laptops too in the Intel AppUp center.

Angry Birds Netbook Edition

As we had predicted earlier, the popular (and addictive) game Angry birds is now available for Netbook and Laptops. The app is available as a download through the Intel AppUP center which is an app store for netbooks.

Angry Birds for desktop PCs includes 195 levels for hours and hours of gameplay. Customers who purchase the game will be provided free updates and additional levels to the game in future.

The app is available for Windows XP, , and Moblin and is available at an introductory price of $4.99 for a limited period. Once the introductory period is over, the app will cost $9.99.

More updates at the official Rovio blog. You can purchase and download the game from here.

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