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VMware to join OpenStack: Now what?

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If VMware’s application to join the OpenStack Foundation is approved, it could mean several things for the server virtualization kingpin. First, it adds more weight to the argument that VMware “gets” open source. Last month, news of its acquisition of Nicira, an OpenStack contributor, showed that VMware might be more...
VMware to join OpenStack: Now what?

Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

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Finnish game studio Rovio, the company behind the successful Angry Birds franchise, this morning reported its financial results for 2011 (via Guardian). The company says it booked revenue of 75.4 million euros ($106,3 million) and earned 48 million euros ($67.6 million) before taxes in 2011, which comes down to 64...
Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

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We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line: The company today issued a statement...
Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- the launch trailer sizzles

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The makers of the next epic release in the Call of Duty series hint at a bold new future for the franchise. With a throwback: You can ride horses. [Read more]...
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- the launch trailer sizzles

From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

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It turns out that if you play Civilization II for long enough, you enter a world very much like Orwell's 1984. Coincidence?If you happen to have touched a computer some time within the last 20 years, the chances are you may well have spent a regrettably long time playing on...
From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

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Bird-lovers and pig-haters, today is your lucky day: Rovio has finally pushed the button on the launch of its newest installation of its hugely successful Angry Birds franchise: Angry Birds Space. The game — which Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka told us last week will be its biggest launch yet —...
Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game And Buys Futuremark

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Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: today it announced that it has bought Futuremark Games Studio, the...
Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game And Buys Futuremark

Call of Duty game to battle Halo

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The latest Call of Duty game, Black Ops 2, will go on sale a week after Microsoft relaunches its Halo franchise....
Call of Duty game to battle Halo

Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

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Rovio’s latest title in the smash hit Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space — has been downloaded more than 10 million times in less than three days, the company has revealed. The company noted the milestone in a tweet: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3...
Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world)

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With "Jacked," veteran video games journalist David Kushner explains how the Grand Theft Auto franchise helped usher in a new generation of games and set the tone for a decade. [Read more]...
How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world)
Evangelion comes to Android: hands-on with Sharp's NERV edition SH-06D

Rovio launches Angry Birds Space, crashes on to iOS, Android, PC and Mac from 99¢

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In the past few moments, Finnish design studio Rovio has pushed the button and finally launched the next instalment in the Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space. Launching on the App Store, Android, on PC and on the Mac, Angry Birds Space has a new twist compared to earlier...
Rovio launches Angry Birds Space, crashes on to iOS, Android, PC and Mac from 99¢
'Jurassic Park 4' flies in the face of science by cutting feathered dinosaurs

The Whole World Will Finally Get To Look At Windows 8 On February 29th (MSFT)

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Windows 8 is one of the most important products in Microsoft's history -- it has to keep the Windows franchise alive and kicking while simultaneously meeting the new tablet threat from the iPad head-on. So far, we've only seen Microsoft-driven demos and screenshots of the operating system, and it...
The Whole World Will Finally Get To Look At Windows 8 On February 29th (MSFT)

D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

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We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to...
D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space
Sony says 'Ratchet & Clank' movie in production, will hit theaters in 2015
Halo 4 ViDoc - Making Halo 4: First Look
Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10m Times In Three Days

Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

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Further demonstrating the size of its pig-smashing franchise, Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has topped more than 100 million downloads, reaching the milestone in just 76 days. The company shared the figure via a tweet posted to the official Angry Birds Twitter account, embedding a celebratory image to...
Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

Can There be Another Rovio? OutFit 7 Wants to Give it a Shot.

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Outfit7 says its games on the iPhone and iPad have hit more than 300 million downloads since launching a year and a half ago. At that size, it claims to have outpaced Rovio’s Angry Birds, which took 20 months to hit 300 million. If you haven’t heard of Outfit7, it’s...
Can There be Another Rovio? OutFit 7 Wants to Give it a Shot.

Angry Birds Games Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

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A little footnote — no, actually, a big footnote — to Rovio’s news earlier this week that revenues had increased by more than tenfold in 2011: the games developer says that its Angry Birds games have now passed the one billion download mark. Rovio notes that this is taking into...
Angry Birds Games Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

EverQuest turns 13, blows out the subscription candles (video)

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EverQuest? More like Ever-cost -- until now that is. The popular subscription-based game has dropped the need for recurring charges as the franchise marks its thirteenth year on the scene. If you're still set on forking out that $14.99 for full access, you can, but there's now a one-time...
EverQuest turns 13, blows out the subscription candles (video)

'Mass Effect: Infiltrator' for iOS can alter your progress in 'Mass Effect 3'

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The climactic installment of BioWare's Mass Effect trilogy is nearly upon us, and to support the launch EA is releasing a tie-in game for iPhone and iPad entitled Mass Effect: Infiltrator. It isn't the first time the franchise has appeared on iOS, with the poorly-received shooter / comic hybrid...
'Mass Effect: Infiltrator' for iOS can alter your progress in 'Mass Effect 3'
'Halo 4' takes in $220 million on day one in 'biggest entertainment launch of the year'

Rovio scores major US Angry Birds merchandise deal, pushes ahead with UK theme park plans

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Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise is set to get another big boost in America and Europe after its creator Rovio announced that it has agreed a deal with a major US retail chain to sell merchandise and will move forward with plans to open branded theme parks in the UK, Reuters reports. Angry...
Rovio scores major US Angry Birds merchandise deal, pushes ahead with UK theme park plans
Nintendo to take on 'Skylanders' with NFC-enabled Pokemon game for Wii U
‘Xbox 720′ slated for November 2013 release, report claims

Space Shuttle Enterprise ready to go on display, space travel gets its fitting tribute

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The Enterprise has been on what we'd call a very leisurely trip around the East coast, but it's finally time for the original Space Shuttle to settle down. As of Thursday, the only way to glimpse the prototype spacecraft will be under an inflatable roof at the Intrepid Sea,...
Space Shuttle Enterprise ready to go on display, space travel gets its fitting tribute

Rovio’s Angry Birds titles hit 1 billion cumulative downloads

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If you wondered just how popular the Angry Birds franchise has become, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka today announced that downloads of all of its Angry Birds titles have topped 1 billion downloads, adding half a billion of them in the last 6 months. Vesterbacka shared the impressive milestone with AllThingsD, noting...
Rovio’s Angry Birds titles hit 1 billion cumulative downloads

Rovio raked in $106M last year in preparation for IPO

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Angry Birds maker Rovio generated $106.3 million in revenue last year based on the success of three games and a booming merchandising business, the Finnish company reported today. The tenfold improvement over the previous year is a strong showing for the company as it looks ahead to an IPO next year. ...
Rovio raked in $106M last year in preparation for IPO
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