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Angry Birds Alighting Upon PSN

Well, it was bound to happen.

Although many downloadable games have taken off this generation, some smaller apps for mobile devices have also proven spectacularly popular. Angry Birds for the iPhone and Android has been downloaded over 40 million times already and as a result, it has arrived on the PSN for play on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable. Rovio has made the announcement; the official launch date is January 5 and it'll only cost you $3.99. And as an even bigger shock, it has been revealed that a sequel is in the works at Rovio; said chief executive Peter Vesterbacka- "Let’s say that you will see a lot more of the pigs." And if the follow-up proves as massively popular as the original, that too might come to the PlayStation platform at some point. We have plenty of entertaining, even addictive titles in the digital world but for some reason, Angry Birds seems to have grasped an entire nation. We won't try to explain it. Just let it be.

If you haven't already indulged on your phone, maybe you'll be more comfortable playing on the big screen. ...weird as that may seem.

Related Game(s): Angry Birds

Tags: angry birds, iphone game, angry pirds ps3

1/4/2011 8:53:10 PM John Shepard

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Comments (27 posts)

oONewcloudOo
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 9:59:10 PM
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its to expensive way buy it on psp/ps3 for $4 when you can get it for free on andriod and 79c on iphone?

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Akuma07
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:28:46 AM

It may not cost you anything on Android, but thats because it is riddled with advertisements.

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 6:43:49 PM

*riddled* with ads? Dude, we're talking about one single thin banner in the upper right corner... You don't happen to be a slightly jealous iPhone owner, by any chance? :D

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:10:37 PM
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I dont see this working. Angry Birds is popular because its pretty much the best thing you can do with a touch screen and no buttons. Console gamers are used to gameplay with a bit more depth so Angry Birds will feel out of place on PSN i think.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:19:59 PM
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I wish I could make dorky little games and sell them to inept cell phone gamers to make millions of dollars.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:06:29 AM

I might just give that a try, sometime! ^.^

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 6:52:18 PM

Who's stopping you, World? The platform is based on well known technology (Linux and Java) and the Android development kit is free for all to download... All you need is some talent, and a good idea.

Last edited by Beamboom on 1/6/2011 6:54:50 PM

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:37:10 PM
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I'd like to try this but I don't think my PS3 is the place for iPhone ports. I'll just ask one of the millions who have an iPhone if I can have a quick look at it.

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RebelJD
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:41:03 PM
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Angry Birds is a fun way to flick a bird at pigs with your the slide of your fingertip on a touchscreen. Not so much fun when the whole reason it's so addictive is taking away and replaced by a controller.

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:43:48 PM

It supports Move so it might not be the controller issue.

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jaynet333
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:42:56 AM

I haven't tried it on the PS3, but since it's a Mini I don't think it has Move support. Can anyone who has tried it on the PS3 confirm this?

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sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 11:19:07 PM
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I'm away for a week and we start getting immature gamers? So sad.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:10:16 AM
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When I have a moment of time, instead of pulling out my cell phone, I like to just think.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:50:26 AM
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Btw, the 12-year-old (Pedo Grandpa) had his warning. And he obviously doesn't fit in here, so he's gone.

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frylock25
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:20:05 AM

that was his screen name? seriously?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:27:36 AM

Seriously. Before that it was child pedo or something.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 11:40:19 AM

He'll go back to gamespot or IGN where he belongs. Good riddance.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:18:01 PM

Oh man, I was just in the middle of thrashing him.

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NonProphet
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:08:17 AM
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I got this game free on my android and still don't play it. Its not a bad game but I can't for the life of me figure out how its become such a phenomenon. And as NoSmokingBandit pointed out, the concept makes way more sense on a mobile touchscreen than a powerful console.

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:26:57 AM
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I hope more iphone games get release on psn like RUA, or plants vs zombies.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:29:16 AM
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For the record,

Angry Birds is also available for Nokia's Symbian platform.

I have it on my N8. Aswell as Angry Birds Seasons

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 6:47:10 AM
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Oh come on!

A it's a mobile phone game, i did not pay £300+ for a PS3 to play silly mobile phone games, give our console some dignity please.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 9:08:05 AM
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I have this in my Android phone. It's fun, it's simple, but it drains the battery.

I downloaded it to my PSP last night and it's more challenging, but equally fun.

Now, I can play AB on my phone, my PSP or my PS3, maybe it's the way to make my girl a gamer, she loves it.

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PasteNuggs
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 11:11:21 AM
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It was Your Pedophile the day before. Honestly who would think that's is funny.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 4:49:03 PM
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I really don't see the entertainment value of this game. I played it once and it was cool but not something I'd sit and do at home on my ps3..my ps3 deserves better treatment then that...

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 6:47:26 PM

*totally* agree. Different games for different platforms.

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PS3addict
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:35:08 PM
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Anybody know if move is supported? I would buy it if it is, but probably not if it requires a regular controller.

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