Amazon App Store Opens, Angry Birds Rio is Today’s FREE App of the Day

The Amazon AppStore is live!  Wait…why do we need another app store again?  It does have the new Angry Birds Rio though, and it’s available today for free as the paid app of the day.  To get the appstore, head to Amazon’s website, or download it through the Amazon app in the Android Market.  After that, you should download AB Rio right away before it’s cut off.

What about the new Amazon AppStore though?  Well, it looks decent.  You can browse Amazon’s site to find apps that you may like, click to purchase them, and then find them waiting for download in the app.  It’s a nice concept, I’m still just not sure why we need another app store that has all of the same apps as the regular Android Market.

Anyways, go download Rio!  And AT&T customers…looks like you are S.O.L.

Cheers Stephen, Brock, Matt and everyone else!

Regular Angry Birds Receives 15 New Levels for Ham ‘Em High Stage

The original Angry Birds (not Seasons or Rio) received an update today that includes 15 new levels for it’s Ham ‘Em High stage.  As you can see from the screenshot below, I’m no where near being able to play them, so I’ll rely on all of you let the world know just how awesome they are.  The update is free as usual and weighs in at 16MB or so.  Grab it now!

Cheers @vbads13 and Elwin!

Angry Birds Rio Launching Exclusively through Amazon App Store (Updated)

The still-yet-to-be-launched Amazon App Store just scored a pretty major exclusive, Angry Birds Rio.  AB Rio would be the follow up game to Angry Birds Seasons and a game that has been set up to launch alongside a new kids movie that should be out in the next week or so.  But what about the game itself?  We have no word on a release yet, although we have a feeling that it will be either this week or next and possibly on March 22nd since that’s the date iOS users will see it.  All signs point to this version of Angry Birds having a price attached to it, but again, no idea what that will be.

Following @roviomobile would be a good place to start though, if you want the latest info.

Update:  And here is the gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Rio… (Cheers Jason!)

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Via:  Twitter, (2)

St. Paddy’s Day Edition of Angry Birds Seasons Released on Android

Get your green beers ready; the St. Paddy’s Day version of Angry Birds Seasons on Android is available now for those of you addicted to pots o’ gold, red hair and clovers.  This latest seasonal addition introduces 15 new levels that should keep you occupied until next week when Angry Birds Rio is released, alongside a bunch of new levels for regular AB.  It’s an Angry Birds kind of month!   (more…)

Angry Bird Hits 30 Million Download Mark on Android (Updated)

Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka is hanging out at GDC (Game Developers Conference) this week and casually tossed out a number related to downloads of Angry Birds on the Android platform.  30 million.  Yep, this silly little slingshotting bird game has been gobbled up more than 30 million times by Android folks alone.  He also mentioned that 80 percent of those 30 million have downloaded updates to the game which means that people aren’t getting sick of it and theories that this would be another fad are looking pretty ridiculous right now.  With their Seasons spinoff, and a whole bunch of levels slated to be released this month, we won’t be surprised if they come back talkin’ 50 millie before long.

Update:  Conan featured the “world’s largest” live-action Angry Birds last night and it seemed fitting to include it in this post…(Cheers Chris!)

Via:  Joystiq

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

Angry Birds Valentine’s Edition Available Monday?

Not a bad weekend for Angry Birds, I’d say.  First we had the release of 30 new western-themed levels in the regular AB game and now we’ve got the Valentine’s Edition of Angry Birds Seasons coming out on Monday (according to Rovio).  Oh, and let’s not forget about the secret Rio level that can be unlocked using a code seen during the Super Bowl in just a couple of hours.

Cheers Mike!