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Rovio: ‘We must do free-to-play ethically’

Angry Birds creators Rovio says it is crucial that parents are made aware of the costs in free-to-play games. The firm’s comments come after an OFT investigation, which found that developers and platform holders must ensure users – particularly parents and children – are made aware of in-game costs. Rovio …

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Rovio reveals Angry Birds Stella

A new instalment in the Angry Birds franchise has been named. Although Rovio hasn’t said anything concrete about Angry Birds Stella, which is due out this autumn, it certainly sounds like a radical departure from the titles of old. Here’s the description in full: Get ready to meet Stella and …

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Rovio denies sharing Angry Birds user data with NSA, GCHQ

Rovio has denied the report that its popular mobile franchise Angry Birds was utilized as a tool by government spy agencies, including the US National Security Agency and UK’s Government Communications Headquarters. Responding to allegations found in a leaked Snowden document, the Finland-based company claimed it doesn’t share data from …

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Crytek’s Katharina Hautz joins Rovio

Crytek development manager Katharina Hautz has joined Rovio Stockholm as senior producer. Hautz had been at Crytek for five years and worked on the single player and multiplayer aspects of titles including Crysis 2 and Crysis 3. The studio is currently working on an as yet unannounced project, although it …

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Angry Birds Go launches in UK, has IAP prices reduced

Rovio’s kart racing iOS title Angry Birds Go is now available in the UK. Fortunately, the game has had the price of its IAPs reduced. The version soft-launched in New Zealand featured a kart that cost 69.99. This has now been reduced to (a still somewhat pricey) 34.99. That’s not …

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