The Popularity of Angry Birds

For anyone who has not played Angry Birds on an apple product is missing out on possibly the greatest game invented.  If you are someone who is productive with all those extra spare minutes you get, whether that is waiting for an appointment or before class to start and you are able to whip out a few flashcards then I suggest not to continue reading.  Angry Birds may be the best (or worst) thing that has happened to me.  I first saw my brother playing and I thought it was pointless and stupid and could not understand why anyone would dedicate so much time to such a simple game.  However, three weeks later and I am basically as addicted to this game as TMZ is to making awkward nicknames for new couples.  The biggest surprise  about Angry Birds is that the most popular demographic playing this game is men and women in their forties.  Some of the reasons for making this game the most popular app in 2010 is because of its simplicity to complete a level in a quick time period, there is no harm for failing a level, and you can carry it in your pocket and whenever you have two minutes you could be slingshotting birds at pigs.  Thankfully, I only have a few levels left in the game because I am not quite sure the impact it could have on my school, but this game is as addicting as they come and I highly suggest everyone to play it.  Just be careful that it doesn’t take over your life.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug Sharp
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 00:34:33

    I definitely fell for this game! The idea of getting 3 stars on all the levels gives me such a sense of achievement!

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  2. jrubel
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 10:46:01

    An interesting aspect of a game like Angry Birds is that it is attractive to an audience of players who aren’t prone to buy and Xbox or PlayStation, but are now utilizing smartphones, which are sophisticated game machines. Games like this are leading software developers to create games for this type of person that are easy to learn and play, and hard to put down. This New York Times article discusses the new popular craze about Angry Birds.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/technology/12birds.html

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  3. atessa1
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 19:13:34

    My 50-year-old father adores this game! Neat post.

    Reply

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