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Old Feb 13, 2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Rovio Announces New Female-Themed 'Angry Birds Stella'




Rovio today announced a new version of its popular Angry Birds game after hinting about it yesterday on Twitter. The upcoming Angry Birds Stella features the "fierce and feisty" female lead character, Stella, along with her "friends and (fr)enemies."

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Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you've never seen before! There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they live in. Luckily, Stella and her friends are good at finding creative solutions!
Angry Birds Stella is expected to launch sometime this fall on iOS, as Rovio is also expected to tie-in animations, books, toys and more with its new title.

Rovio has rocketed to success on the back of the original Angry Birds title for the iPhone, bringing the game to other platforms and producing a line of Angry Birds-branded merchandising. Besides Angry Birds, Rovio has also released other titles such as Bad Piggies [Direct Link] and Amazing Alex [Direct Link] games.

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Old Feb 13, 2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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Milking it much, Rovio?
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 07:59 AM   #3
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As a male, I can't wait to download this.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:05 AM   #4
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I cannot wait not to download it. I am sure it will be a hit in Asia though
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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Dear Rovio

1. The Fonz only jumped the shark once. Step away from the bike.

2. You've gone to the well a few too many times. That's mud in the bucket in case you didn't know.

3. The birds aren't angry anymore. They're just tired.

None of the comments above have anything to do with women. Rovio has simply run out of idea. <- Not plural.

edit: Reason077 correctly pointed out to me that Arthur Fonzarelli actually jumped the shark on waterskis. Good catch and so much for my revisionist history.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:10 AM   #6
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Someone get them a cow. Give them something else to milk
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:16 AM   #7
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I see they're going the Duck Dynasty route with this IP.

Where's the Angry Birds duct tape, thermal mugs, band-aids, shot glasses, and waffle makers?

I get taking it as far as you can, but geez...the birds aren't the only ones who are tired anymore.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:19 AM   #8
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The yellow one, hahaha.

I hope the gameplay differs from the other ones.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:24 AM   #9
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Lots of sour grapes here. Grow up people. This is how America works... new word for today: "franchise."

Ever hear of Batman, James Bond, Spiderman, Superman, Street Fighter, Plants vs Zombies, Simpsons, The Walking Dead, Sonic, Mario, Tekken, Call of Duty, and on and on and on. All of these have spilled into additional media areas... are they considered "milking" those franchises too?

In this case, it looks like Rovio is producing something a bit different. How about giving it a shot rather than throwing acid in their face right away?
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:33 AM   #10
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Dear Rovio

1. The Fonz only jumped the shark once. Step away from the bike.
He was on skis. Not a bike!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ZGKI8vpcg
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1. The Fonz only jumped the shark once. Step away from the bike.
But Indianna Jones was nuked in the fridge so therefore Rovio are going to continue milking money out them cartoon birds until angels in heaven sing of the misfortune of unfortunate smartphone users when they pay another 69p for another samey app.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:44 AM   #12
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As a male, I can't wait to download this.
Well, we all know chicks don't game, but you can't fault them for trying.

Maybe King should try a female-themed version of Candy Crush. I could see that game being popular with the ladies?!
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:55 AM   #13
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Why all the negativity? If you don't like it, don't buy it. Also, it's too early to know what new aspects may be introduced to the gameplay.

How many versions of Call of Duty have there been already, and more to follow?

If you have a hit piece of software, you run with it...

Has anyone said about Apple 'Come on chaps, this computer and phone thing, you've done it enough now - stop making those and only sell something totally new and untested.'

No, you come up with other ideas whilst still selling and modifying what has proven to be successful already, this just makes sense, surely?
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:57 AM   #14
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I think Rovio needs to produce a non-angry bird app at this point, creating a retread of their original game is getting old. I guess the only way they'll stop if people stop buying/playing it.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 09:17 AM   #15
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I think Rovio needs to produce a non-angry bird app at this point, creating a retread of their original game is getting old. I guess the only way they'll stop if people stop buying/playing it.
They have and it doesn't catch on.
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Am I the only one who read this and thought it was horribly sexist?
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Flappy Bird & Angry Birds

So in the same week we see one chart-topping runaway success bird-based game withdrawn by its developer at the height of its success, at the other end of the spectrum we now see another one, wrung dry long ago, being given yet another desperate squeeze.
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No. Another formerly gender-neutral thing becoming gendered (see also: Lego). sigh

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Am I the only one who read this and thought it was horribly sexist?
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 09:40 AM   #19
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My Little Birdies : Friendship is Magic.
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No. Another formerly gender-neutral thing becoming gendered (see also: Lego). sigh
Yes yes, gender is a social construct, good goy.

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Milking it much, Rovio?
Rovio is constantly evolving and diversifying the Angry Birds franchise and releasing quality games in the process. If they were just "milking it" they wouldn't be nearly as successful as they are.
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How is this female-themed...whatsoever??? Is it because they work together to solve problems? Because they are totally BFF's?

It sounds more kid-themed than anything. Furthermore the word stella is Latin for "star" (think stellar), and I see what looks vaguely like a telescope.

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My Little Birdies : Friendship is Magic.
I'm probably okay with this.
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No. Another formerly gender-neutral thing becoming gendered (see also: Lego). sigh
The gendered Lego thing wasn't a bad idea, they were just poorly implemented. They made it so that there were two types of Legos: "The regular Legos" and "The easier, girlier Legos".
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Am I the only one who read this and thought it was horribly sexist?
I don't see it. What's the horribly sexist part?
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Since when does Angry Birds need a "lead character"? My kids are all bored with AB, except for my architect, who likes the Bad Piggies game.
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