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Angry Birds gets Bad Piggies - Ok, so we've got Angry Birds, right? And the new Rovio release Bad Piggies? So... what's missing? Oh, we know! Bad Piggies levels in Angry Birds! The original Angry Birds game has recently been updated with 15 new levels based on Bad Piggies. Kind of an odd move seeing how the game with the pigs is totally different than the game with the birds, but it's free physics fun, so we're certainly not going to complain.
Spry Fox wins battle against game cloner - You've probably heard about the ongoing problem with cloned games plaguing the mobile market, swooping in and stealing artwork, designs, or even code from indie developers and making money off of blatantly copied games. Well, one recent case involved Steambirds developer Spry Fox and its game Triple Town going to court over Yeti Town, a game obviously lifted from Triple Town's assets. After a few months fighting it out in courts, Spry Fox has emerged victorious with a settlement that, among other things, includes full ownership of the Yeti Town IP. One victory down, thousands more to go. But it's a good start!
Chaos Rings goes 'droid - Square Enix, famous for the Final Fantasy series and inordinately high mobile game prices, has just released an Android port of the previously iOS-exclusive RPG Chaos Rings! Sporting some fine visuals and gameplay tailored for touch screen devices, Chaos Rings is one of the studio's few original mobile releases (meaning it wasn't ported from an older game) and packs a full role playing experience into a small package that will remind more than one gamer of the PlayStation era of RPGs.
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