Angry Birds VR game to launch early next year

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Rovio’s massively successful Angry Birds franchise will soon include a virtual reality gaming experience. Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have announced Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be launched on all major VR (virtual reality) platforms in early 2019. This isn’t the first interactive gaming experience Resolution Games has developed for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Back in October of this year, Rovio and Resolution Games collaborated to release Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, an augmented reality (AR) game designed for the AR headest Magic Leap One. The game…

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QR codes will be used for Angry Birds Star Wars 2 figures

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These black and white barcode squares will be used for the mobile game instead of NFC technology. In a growing trend throughout the mobile games marketplace, as was seen in the case of Skylanders among others, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be linking the real world with the digital world, only in this instance, it will be using QR codes to do so. Many had expected that NFC technology would be chosen for this game, but this was not the case. The QR codes will be used for the…

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Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

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PendAR working to pioneer augmented reality gaming Augmented reality games are becoming a craze as more developers show interest in the technology. These interactive games are not being pioneered by giant developers like Sony or Microsoft, however, small developers, sometimes comprised of a single person, are leading the charge in augmented reality games. PendAR is one such developer. The company, which specializes in augmented reality, has brought the technology to one of the world’s most popular mobile games: Angry Birds. Angry Birds gets a 3D upgrade Angry Birds has provided…

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Penetration of smartphones in the United States reaches 44 percent

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Nielsen has released its mobile data for the third quarter of 2011, which shows that among American mobile subscribers, smartphone penetration has reached a proportion of 44 percent. It is believed that this significant jump in the market share has been spurred by the adoption of the devices by individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 years. This statistic is over double the figure from two years ago, when penetration had reached only 18 percent, and it aligns well with the predictions that Nielsen had made when it said…

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Rovio partners with Madhouse for greater migration of Angry Birds

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Maker of the tremendously popular mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, has recently announced that it will be partnering with the Shanghai-based major ad network, Madhouse, in order to bring the app to China. This is the next step in Helsinki-based Rovio’s goal to achieve one billion downloads for the game. So far, the game has been downloaded over 300 million times. The move to China will also help the company to reduce its concern over the pirating of the app in that country. The announcement of the partnership was made…

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NFC for Angry Birds, Rovio seeking to connect players through technology

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Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is expected to boom in the coming years, largely spurred by the number of smart phones and mobile devices capable of interacting with the technology. NFC is getting a lot of attention after Google announced their mobile wallet program, leading many to believe that the future of the technology lies in mobile payments. However, NFC can be used for more than payments; it can be used to connect with other people, according to Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka. Vasterbacka is founder of Rovio, the company…

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Angry Birds app going social with NFC technology

  Nokia developers are working with Rovio Mobile, on a new version of Angry Birds. The Finland based company created the hugely successful game almost two years ago for the Apple iOS. Nokia is working with them on an NFC compatible version that will allow players to work together to reach higher levels, as well as play alone.    It seems like everyone is getting ready for the newest wave in mobile technology. Near Field Communications (NFC) has been on the radar for awhile now, but elusively out of reach;…

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