Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Angry Birds on Consoles

If you thought Rovio, the creators of the world's best selling app Angry Birds, were starting to stray away from the birds and towards other things like there two relatively new apps Amazing Alex and Bad Piggies, then you thought wrong. The first three Angry Birds games; Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio, are all now coming together in one giant Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Trilogy available now on the Nintendo 3DS as well as on the X-Box 360 and PS3. But don't worry this isn't just another shameless port of the same game in yet another attempt at a massive money grab from all the millions of addicted Angry Birds gamers. Rovio has said that there will be "exclusive content, and stunning new visuals" as well as support for Street Pass features on the 3DS version and something called lightning modes for all versions.

This sounds pretty good right? Well not really. If you were to buy all the games that come in Angry Birds Trilogy on your Android device it would cost a total of zero dollars, and buying it on your iPhone would cost you just under three dollars. The costs hover around plus or minus three dollars for the three games no matter where you look. But if you were to buy Angry Birds Trilogy on your 3DS it would cost you $29.99! That is ten times the cost compared with mobile devices, and you only get enhanced visuals and a few other minor features. And that isn`t even the worst. Buying Angry Birds Trilogy on your X-Box 360 or PS3 will cost you even more at $39.99! This is what I would call a rip off on a massive scale. Come on Rovio, enough is enough. I`d love to know what all of you think though. Would you fork over forty bucks for this?

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