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Rovio Looks Beyond Angry Birds With The Croods, a Movie Tie-In Game

Continuing its effort to create hits beyond the Angry Birds, Rovio announced plans Friday for The Croods, a game tied to the DreamWorks Animation movie of the same name.

Rovio The Croods

The game, which is slated to arrive March 14, is the latest collaboration with DreamWorks, as Rovio also did Angry Birds Rio — a tie-in with the movie “Rio.”

Last year, Rovio released Amazing Alex, its first big non-Angry Birds title since the avians took off. It flew to the top of the charts, like other Rovio titles, but quickly came back to earth.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald