Angry Birds Arrives On The PlayStation Network

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

The first console-specific downloadable platform to be graced by Rovio Mobile's popular physics-based puzzler Angry Birds is… PlayStation Minis? Weird.

In this week's PS Blog "The Drop" column for Jan. 3, Angry Birds was surprisingly announced for an imminent release on PS3 and PSP Minis. It hit yesterday afternoon for $3.99--about three bucks more than the iOS version, and $3.99 more than it is on Android (where Angry Birds is free, but ad-supported). This particular version of the game is essentially the same one you played before the most recent "Mighty Eagle" update, which added several new levels and the paid DLC bird. Overall, you're getting around 200 levels with this Minis version, which seems fair.
 

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I should note here that playing Angry Birds on your PS3 will probably only want to make you switch back to the iOS versions, which look much, much cleaner and run a tad smoother as well. Despite the more powerful hardware of the PS3 (my PSP is... somewhere), I've experienced general sluggishness with the UI and the delivery of birds. Plus, it's just odd to crank back a cardinal and let it rip with an analog stick, if you're used to the original touch interface.  

Angry Birds is still slated for an Xbox Live and Wii release, though it's unknown when either version will hit, or what they'll actually have in terms of content. 
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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

The first console-specific downloadable platform to be graced by Rovio Mobile's popular physics-based puzzler Angry Birds is… PlayStation Minis? Weird.

In this week's PS Blog "The Drop" column for Jan. 3, Angry Birds was surprisingly announced for an imminent release on PS3 and PSP Minis. It hit yesterday afternoon for $3.99--about three bucks more than the iOS version, and $3.99 more than it is on Android (where Angry Birds is free, but ad-supported). This particular version of the game is essentially the same one you played before the most recent "Mighty Eagle" update, which added several new levels and the paid DLC bird. Overall, you're getting around 200 levels with this Minis version, which seems fair.
 

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I should note here that playing Angry Birds on your PS3 will probably only want to make you switch back to the iOS versions, which look much, much cleaner and run a tad smoother as well. Despite the more powerful hardware of the PS3 (my PSP is... somewhere), I've experienced general sluggishness with the UI and the delivery of birds. Plus, it's just odd to crank back a cardinal and let it rip with an analog stick, if you're used to the original touch interface.  

Angry Birds is still slated for an Xbox Live and Wii release, though it's unknown when either version will hit, or what they'll actually have in terms of content. 
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#2 Posted by smithz2 (62 posts) -

Awesome!

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#3 Posted by deadly_polo (500 posts) -

huh, might get this if playstation plus gives it for free

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#4 Posted by fwylo (3571 posts) -

I wouldn't pay for this game to be honest.

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#5 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

Angry Birds sucks on every platform. I don't get the fascination and I played about half of it on iOS...

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#6 Posted by Milkman (18758 posts) -

Angry Birds sucks. I don't understand the obession with this glorified flash game.

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#7 Edited by Rave (416 posts) -

I bought it  had to see what the hype was about, since I dont have  an iphone or android this will do. Plays ok on the PSP press L and R to zoom out or L or R to switch focus to either side of the screen. My only complaint was the analog nub, pulling back and letting go isnt the best way of launching a bird Id recommend pulling back and the pressing X seems to work way better. Havent tried it on PS3 yet. Fun little game worth $4.
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#8 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (356 posts) -

I think I played a Java or Flash game exactly like this in like 2004.

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#9 Posted by InfamousBIG (3309 posts) -

Just...bizarre.

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#10 Posted by JoelTGM (5784 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Angry Birds sucks. I don't understand the obession with this glorified flash game. "
It's an alright game, but because it's polished looking and easy to play, everyone with an idevice downloads it.  The one finger tap or slash games with pretty art sell very well.
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#11 Posted by Erik (421 posts) -

I would pay like $10 to have this on the 360, can't wait!

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#12 Posted by knownspace (87 posts) -

Amazed they made it a Mini. I expect a fully 3D PSN/XBLA release is probably on the cards.

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#13 Posted by JackSukeru (6437 posts) -

Why? 
 
Why are the birds so angry? 
 
So angry.

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#14 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I never really liked Angry birds, I'll just stick with Age of Zombie!
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#15 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (356 posts) -
@Erik said:
" I would pay like $10 to have this on the 360, can't wait! "
There are approximately 4 bajillion better games on XBLA that are 10 dollars or less.
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#16 Posted by Alex_Carrillo (299 posts) -

The irony of those Marcus PSP commercials is fantastic. 
 
  

  
 
Yet here they are selling the same baby games on the PSP for a ridiculous $4. How can they underestimate mobile gaming so badly?  
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#17 Posted by wizll (11 posts) -

if i can i'd rather have back the 1.99 i spent buying this piece of crap "game". the game is nonsense.

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#18 Posted by ch13696 (4760 posts) -

Eeeehhhhhh... I paid for it once on the iPhone and I got it for free on my Android. Really no point in getting it again. Unless there's some sort of trophy support.

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#19 Posted by Landru (59 posts) -

FTA:
 
 "Despite the more powerful hardware of the PS3... I've experienced general sluggishness" 
 
Beware, this quote could launch a million trolls.

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#20 Posted by kalmis (1745 posts) -

Doesn't seem to be the best of ports.  
Anyway... Hyv ä Suomi \m/

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#21 Posted by RecSpec (5391 posts) -

So the PS3 gets an emulated version of the PSP one. Nice.

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#22 Posted by Alex_Carrillo (299 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Angry Birds sucks. I don't understand the obession with this glorified flash game."
Because flash games can't be good ever. And because they can't ever be good it isn't worth spending a dollar to play an extremely polished version of an old flash game idea.   
 
Like tower defense games. Who would spend money on those? Oh, wait, tons. 
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#23 Posted by cannedstingray (474 posts) -

Games like this aren't what i fire up my ps3 for, they are what I play when i have a couple free minutes here and there, releasing angry birds on consoles seems silly to me..  I play mostly big games that I will spend a few hours playing on my consoles, not silly flash games.. 
 
I have angry birds on my iphone and to me that is where it belongs
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#24 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -
@bluecollaralaskan said:
" Games like this aren't what i fire up my ps3 for, they are what I play when i have a couple free minutes here and there, releasing angry birds on consoles seems silly to me..  I play mostly big games that I will spend a few hours playing on my consoles, not silly flash games..  I have angry birds on my iphone and to me that is where it belongs "
yeah, seeing something so simple on a console is weird but no wonder its only 4 bucks
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#25 Posted by bartok (2844 posts) -
Will those birds ever learn to not be so angry ?
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#26 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -
@bartok said:
" Will those birds ever learn to not be so angry ? "
When those damn pigs stop stealing their eggs.
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#27 Posted by Branthog (5772 posts) -

THIS is Angry Birds?! That's it?! I expected it to be something more, from all the hype I've heard. This is just a variation of those hundreds of flash games that have been around for years. Is this the new PS3 trend? They're going to jam the marketplace full of shitty free flash games, for a price? Meh.

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#28 Posted by SuperSambo (3069 posts) -
@bluecollaralaskan said:
" Games like this aren't what i fire up my ps3 for, they are what I play when i have a couple free minutes here and there, releasing angry birds on consoles seems silly to me..  I play mostly big games that I will spend a few hours playing on my consoles, not silly flash games..  I have angry birds on my iphone and to me that is where it belongs "
It is for PSP but playable on the PS3.
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#29 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2722 posts) -

Call me when they add a third person mode alternate endings.

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#30 Posted by LordAndrew (14600 posts) -
@BradNicholson said:
" The first console-specific downloadable platform to be graced by Rovio Mobile's popular physics-based puzzler Angry Birds is… PlayStation Minis? Weird. "
Mobile phone games coming to PlayStation minis doesn't sound weird at all. Isn't that what many of the minis are, ports of mobile games?
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#31 Posted by LordAndrew (14600 posts) -
@Branthog said:
" THIS is Angry Birds?! That's it?! I expected it to be something more, from all the hype I've heard. This is just a variation of those hundreds of flash games that have been around for years. Is this the new PS3 trend? They're going to jam the marketplace full of shitty free flash games, for a price? Meh. "
Yeah, they've been doing this since the PSP Go launched. If you haven't noticed them yet, you're probably not going to.
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#32 Posted by JMartNWA (208 posts) -

i'm happy with it... currently I'm still using my Berry and haven't gotten an iPad as of yet, so I finally have a way to play the game.  It's a good time waster and would only be classified as overpriced in comparison to other versions of Angry Birds, not compared to Minis.  I'm glad they put it out, even if it isn't the best version - it's good enough for me to mess around with now.

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#33 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

There are better launch games than Angry Birds.

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#34 Posted by LordAndrew (14600 posts) -
@Landon said:
" There are better launch games than Angry Birds. "
It's not a launch game for PlayStation minis. It's the other way around. The PlayStation minis service is the first console launch platform for Angry Birds.
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#35 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" @Landon said:
" There are better launch games than Angry Birds. "
It's not a launch game for PlayStation minis. It's the other way around. The PlayStation minis service is the first console launch platform for Angry Birds. "
I was actually referring to the launch game flash genre. Games where you propel a character for distance or to knock something over.
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#36 Posted by LordAndrew (14600 posts) -
@Landon: Ah, that makes sense now.
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#37 Posted by RecSpec (5391 posts) -

The minis have always been pointless since they launched the service with $8 Tetris. 
 
I think the only mini worth paying for is WTF!? 
I hate how Sony throws these in with PS+  and treats them like normal PSN games.

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#38 Posted by AuthenticM (4283 posts) -

Is the Move supported? It would make sense.

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#39 Posted by MisterMouse (3600 posts) -

i dont feel like it will work out that well...

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#40 Posted by Kraznor (1615 posts) -

I still don't get the appeal of this game. Have the iOS version, its okay but not good enough to justify its success. Why isn't a Doodle Jump movie in the works? Now THATS a game.

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#41 Posted by natetodamax (19448 posts) -
@Branthog said:
" THIS is Angry Birds?! That's it?! I expected it to be something more, from all the hype I've heard. This is just a variation of those hundreds of flash games that have been around for years. Is this the new PS3 trend? They're going to jam the marketplace full of shitty free flash games, for a price? Meh. "
It's become quite a hit, so it's not too surprising. 
 
Personally, I hate the game.
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#42 Posted by kagekage (722 posts) -
@EVO said:
" @bartok said:
" Will those birds ever learn to not be so angry ? "
When those damn pigs stop stealing their eggs. "
I hate it when they do that, every goddamn week.
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#43 Posted by buft (3410 posts) -

Expect to see this game for $15 on the xbox , if you think it will be less than 800 you're only fooling yourself. that is unless it goes reight into the indie games section in which case it will probably be decently priced but sell hardly anything.

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#44 Posted by copycatzen (819 posts) -

trophies?
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#45 Posted by TheLastNeo (508 posts) -

This has got to be the dumbest thing ever.  I get that they might as well cash in while they're still a hot brand, but cmon.. making a freakin playstation version is the dumbest thing ever, considering that angry birds was designed as a 1 finger input game.  While it was genius / clever for touch devices... using a controller seems just...  
 
lame. 

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#46 Edited by ShadowKnight508 (759 posts) -

I might look into this, but at the moment, I am not so sure how well it will all work out on the PS3 since it was developed for devices that use touch-screens (iPhone/iPad) or for 1-finger input control (stated above).

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#47 Posted by Dyslexiactic (19 posts) -

Is it just me, or does anyone else find the art in this game depressing?

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#48 Posted by TwistedGamer (112 posts) -

lol why does everyone hate angry birds?...it gets me threw the slow hours at work

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#49 Posted by EgoCheck616 (820 posts) -
@copycatzen said:
" trophies? "
Nuh. It's a mini. 
Unfortunately :(
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#50 Posted by NateDogg (503 posts) -

Don't want to play this game on a console... on a portable device like touch screen phones? Hell yes! Even on the PSP it *might* be alright... but meh if people really want their Angry Birds fix that badly that they will play it at home on their console.. as oppose to a real game... I find that kind of strange.

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