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Angry Birds To Microsoft: We Are Ready For Launch!

If you are unfamiliar with the game, Angry Birds, you are missing out! The game consists of numerous levels where the player slings birds through a catapult-like mechanism and aims to hit all the targets with a limited number of birds. The game requires skill in that it sometimes requires thinking ahead of how a stack of boxes may fall and hit an additional target. The goal is to kill two birds with one stone, in the most literal sense.

Angry Birds has been an absolute hit on mobile devices, whether Android or iPhone, people love it! To make things better, the creators release new versions very frequently (practically every holiday), giving players fresh content to engage with. Although it was previously available on “only” iOS and Android operating systems, Microsoft has announced that the game will be coming to Windows Phone 7 on May 25th, 2011.

Why did it take so long for Microsoft to get on board? Apparently, MS and Rovio (the makers of AngryBird) had a dispute and have recently made up their differences. Angry Birds is one of the most downloaded games on mobile platforms, and tops the game charts on a regular basis. The latest version of Angry Birds, will contain 195 levels of awesome, free gameplay. The announcement from Microsoft was delivered at the MIX 11 extravaganza event in Las Vegas today. Check out the video below to see Angry Birds gameplay from Angry Birds Rio.

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