Angry Birds

Angry Birds 3DS: Is $39.99 Too Much?

I would bet that most people reading this have played Angry birds.  Whether it is on an iPhone, Android, or Google Chrome web browser, it is almost impossible to escape the phenomenon.  I have played each version of Angry birds while waiting for meetings and other times that I had a few minutes to spare (which isn’t often).  It is fairly addictive, although I do get bored with it after a whi...

Miyamoto May Never Put His 3DS Down Again

Back in April, I had reported that Miyamoto was a tiny bit jealous that he did not create Angry Birds.  Unfortunately, we have not seen a true successor to the addicting game of Fowl VS Pork, but we will see Angry Birds on a Nintendo console soon. Rovio has announced that an Angry Birds Trilogy will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and The Nintendo 3DS.  The trilogy will include the original tit...

Miyamoto Jealous That He Didn’t Invent Angry Birds, Maybe a Time Machine Will Be His Next Project?

Shigeru Miyamoto has a lot to be proud of.  He created some of the most beloved video game characters in the universe, yet he has one regret.  He wishes that he had invented Angry Birds.  How can such a simplistic mobile game create a hint of jealousy when you are the father of such iconic characters such as Zelda/Link, Donkey Kong and Mario? Now Miyamoto did not actually say the word “jealo...

Angry Birds creator becoming kind of a dick

First off, I love Angry Birds! I check it for updates more actively than any of my other iOS apps, and I have both the original version and the candy-coated “holiday” versions—including V-Day, St. Pat’s Day, Xmas and Halloween. I have played them all to completion and think they represent some of the best the mobile platform has to offer (this is true even if we also acknow...

Angry devs of Angry Birds respond to Reggie calling App Store games “disposable”

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of NOA, ruffled a few feathers when he defended Nintendo’s traditional pricing tier and threw in a jab at $0.99 downloadable games from the iTunes App Store, calling them “disposable” and “one of the biggest risks of the gaming industry”. Some say that these games represent a threat to mainstream gaming as a whole; others believe the en...

Why Angry Birds succeeds where Boom Blox failed

As Blake reported last week, the mobile phone game Angry Birds is coming to consoles. Having finally gotten a phone that can play the thing, I forked over my 99 cents to see what all the fuss has been about. My first reaction: “It’s Boom Blox in 2D!” If you’re one of the few people who bought the fun and overlooked Spielberg/EA project (or its sequel), you might experience the same deja vu...