E3 2012: Activision Publishing a Version of Angry Birds on Consoles
Written Thursday, June 07, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Activision has confirmed that it is publishing Angry Birds HD on consoles.

Although nothing has been properly announced yet, a representative from the publisher told The Escapist, "We'll have some news for you in about two weeks. Wait until you see Angry Birds on consoles in HD."

So what exactly is it? Nobody knows. Activision community blog One of Swords has weighed in too, but all that’s been said is that "some sort" of Angry Birds game is coming to consoles. "It's the teasiest of the teases, but it is official," said the blog’s author Dan Amrich.

A version of Angry Birds has been released for PlayStation minis, but otherwise the series is yet to appear on consoles. Could it be Angry Birds Space?


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Comment #1 by Metalboy921
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 02:56:23 PM
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Let me just be the first to say... wtf?

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Comment #2 by DJDagurasu
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:01:07 PM
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Angry CoD.

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Comment #3 by shaggy7935
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:02:01 PM
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pass. this is whats wrong with the gaming industry

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Comment #4 by AshtimusPrime
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:06:32 PM
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@3 What? Porting a game to a console? Releasing a game in HD, possibly with trophies like a lot of people want?

Whining gamers are what's wrong with the industry.

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Comment #5 by DSB1983
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:10:11 PM
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@3: A puzzle game is what's wrong with the gaming industry? Sounds farfetched to me ;-)

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Comment #6 by texas_ride
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:12:23 PM
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the only angry bird i care for is the hardboiled chicken, rocketbird

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Comment #7 by DMCV
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:18:46 PM
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The point of angry birds is to make the bus journey, the wait at the dentist, or your lunch break at work a little less monotonous..Unless this is a change of direction for the series, branching out to new genres perhaps a 2D platformer with a story etc?

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Comment #8 by AndyBeans
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:19:38 PM
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@2 Angry CoD: Black Birds 2 to be specific ;)

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Comment #9 by c1ned1ne
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:57:53 PM
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@4,5: Im guessing he meant something in the line of 'Buying the rights for a $1 game and rereleasing it for $10'

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Comment #10 by Callam001
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:57:56 PM
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What the fuck.. man seriously. What do people see in this shit game. And why do they feel they need to put it on every fucking gaming platform they can.

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Comment #11 by RufusMGS
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:58:30 PM
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I'd enjoy a 3D Angry Birds where you could guide your bird after flinging them in the air. With the camera being behind said bird. The puzzles would have to be harder of course to accompany this change. Also, I'd only buy if it was released as a digital download for $9.99 or so. Retail price for an Angry Birds game is just wrong.

Also, I'm calling Angry Birds HD to have some of the meanest trophies there is. Easter Eggs being the collectable trophies and some shenanigan 1 million points trophy or somewhere below that number.

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Comment #12 by diskdocx
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:59:58 PM
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@3 - Have you ever played any of the Angry Birds games? They are unique, simple but challenging, and have been a global block buster.

Simple enough that my 2 year old can play, but there are whole sites devoted to strategies to master the levels.

As has been said above, these are portable, on the fly games. Pick up and play for a half hour when you have time to kill. And most of them cost about $1.

I am not exactly sure how they will work, and if simple ports, I would agree that they are not optimal for consoles. But Rovio has typically been very creative and rarely have disappointed with any of the Angry Birds products, and has provided excellent support and follow up level add ons and expansions at no cost.

I would say this is what the gaming industry in general needs more of.

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Comment #13 by chris21
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:05:25 PM
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'So what exactly is it?'

Ah, Angry birds?

Got this free on my phone and didn't like it. Seems more of a child's game.

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Comment #14 by KoobCam
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:15:18 PM
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My guess is that it'll be announced for the Wii U, Vita, and 3DS if they no intention of altering the controls (you know, since they all have touch screens).

If it's on the PS3, there would be Move support (maybe a Wii version, too). The controls for the current PS minis version are "acceptable" and would fit all current consoles, but it doesn't seem likely in this new version.

That's if they keep the gameplay the same, of course.

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Comment #15 by AlphaCookie
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:49:27 PM
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I'm always up to playing Angry Birds. People may write it off as "Casual" or "kiddy" but its obvious those people have never attempted to perfect all the levels.

Perfecting every Angry Birds level is one of the most difficult feats in gaming.

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Comment #16 by bmxnick76
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:00:04 PM
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@15 I strongly agree. Yeah if you play angry birds for a level or two on your phone may seem kiddy, but like you said, it's gets very hard. Considering this is the biggest selling app game ever, i think it should have been on consoles a long time ago. Not to mention I would think the console versions would have maybe a little more to them then the free versions.

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Comment #17 by Dipsy
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:54:44 PM
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dont we already have this in the minis section of the psn store? id rather play it for 2 dollars as a mini than pay 15+ to activision for some lame ass trophies

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Comment #18 by ZACHSP8
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:32:50 PM
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Will more than likely just be the original one.

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Comment #19 by porky1985
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 08:24:07 PM
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bring it on i want angry bird trophys

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Comment #20 by tbone452123
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 09:13:41 PM
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this is already on the ps3 as a mini why do we need another one????

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Comment #21 by brandaman69
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 11:03:29 PM
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What's wrong with the gaming industry is activision not angry birds.
A15 no its not

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Comment #22 by timewarp
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 05:41:51 AM
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1) This is a problem. Angry Birds is actually already on consoles. You can buy it as a Minis for PS3/PSP/PSV and it wouldn't be so hard to do the same for the XBOX.

2) Angry Birds is not a childish game. It's challenging and engaging and is beating titles like Call of Duty in terms of copies sold.

3) ROXIO is to Activision as Freedom is to Nazi.

All I can see is that this is a game that's come out multiply times. Who is going to buy a game they can get anywhere else and enjoy it more and pay way less.

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Comment #23 by BolgTheRapist
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 07:30:09 AM
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Ew. It's like loading up your PS3 to play a game of Snake.

This is an even worse idea than Call of Duty. Keep this casual crap on phones.

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Comment #24 by painterkilla
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 11:44:37 AM
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Why should I pay for an Angry Birds game on consoles if I can play it on Facebook?

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Comment #25 by brandaman69
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:17:25 PM
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I don't get what people say when angry birds has most units sold because all the versions of angry birds I have are free so either people lying or they are seriously getting ripped off

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