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Angry Birds Coming to Consoles and TV Screens

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 16 comments

Those pesky pigs are going to be everywhere pretty soon.

We're big fans of Angry Birds here in the Tom's Hardware offices. We just can't get enough of the game. Still, we're not sure how we feel about this casual smartphone game making its way to our Xbox 360s and PS3s.

Rovio has confirmed that yes, the insanely popular Angry Birds is on its way to the Xbox, PlayStation and Wii. PocketGamer reports that CEO Peter Vesterbacka gave confirmation of the news at this weeks' Social Gaming Summit in London.

However, the fact that Angry Birds is coming to the three major consoles is probably the least interesting thing Vesterbacka revealed. According to PG, the Twitterverse is talking about the summit too and was yesterday tweeting info live from the scene.

David Selle cited Rovio as saying they haven't quite figured out how to make multiplayer enjoyable but it's something they're working on, while Stefano Scaglione tweeted that multiplayer Angry Birds "will be like old school worms."

If you're not the gaming type, then I wouldn't worry about feeling left out of the Angry Birds craze for long. User Pete Stott tweeted that Rovio was working on film and a TV show.

If it's Angry Birds 2 you're after, you'll be pleased to know that Rovio also dropped hints about telling the story from the pigs point of view.

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    utengineer , November 17, 2010 10:05 PM
    ^ Bitter Angry Bird Face.
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    kinggraves , November 17, 2010 10:06 PM
    I'm highly anticipating this title on a console.
    I'm highly anticipating it selling next to nothing when they try to enter a real gaming market, just like hit flash games have done when ported to console in the past. It will prove that these silly app games can't compare to console titles.
    Angry Birds is a one hit wonder that they're already milking to death. A film, TV? What is it going to be, a sitcom?
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    milktea , November 17, 2010 10:14 PM
    Heard about this game. But never bother to try. It sounded too angry for me. :p 
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    firebee1991 , November 17, 2010 10:14 PM
    Love this game on my iPod touch, my HTC Hero is too slow to run it, but I really can't see myself playing it on anything bigger than a smartphone.
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    gekko668 , November 17, 2010 10:35 PM
    I've play this game but never understand why people are so addicted to it.
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    icepick314 , November 17, 2010 10:51 PM
    make it Kinect or PS Move compatible and it MIGHT be interesting...
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    onyx_64 , November 18, 2010 12:17 AM
    This news just made my console soo old! :( 
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    bustapr , November 18, 2010 12:28 AM
    Is it common to make a pc version last?
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    eddieroolz , November 18, 2010 4:43 AM
    The only thing I remember about Angry Birds is that the developer had a hissy fit against Microsoft at one point. That made me disappointed as to the character of the guy.
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    igot1forya , November 18, 2010 11:15 AM
    For anyone interested in a PC version that has nothing to do with birds, then I suggest crush the castle: Same rules apply!

    http://www.addictinggames.com/crush-the-castle-players-pack-game.html
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    xelliz , November 18, 2010 11:51 AM
    I'm just wondering how much Sony and M$ are going to try to charge for a $.99 game.
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    Anonymous , November 18, 2010 4:52 PM
    .99? hehe it's free on Android.
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    rykh , November 18, 2010 6:09 PM
    Free on Android
    $0.99 on iphone

    Estimates
    800 MS points ($10)
    PSN $10

    Just like plants versus zombies it will be over priced.
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    kingssman , November 18, 2010 9:17 PM
    Its fun, its addicting, its cute, and its all ages. There's action, there's strategy, and there's even story along with LOLs.

    Its Classic like a Tetris or PacMan but at the same time modern with physics of how the towers collapse.

    its part skill, part luck.

    GO Angry Birds GO! best original yet simple game since Braid
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    Anonymous , November 26, 2010 8:03 PM
    Braid is original. So is World of Goo. Angry Birds? Not so much. It's a combination of Worms, Lemmings, and well, QBasic Gorillas.
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