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EA acquires Angry Birds publisher, plus Halloween Edition for iPhone and more

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EA acquires Angry Birds publisher, plus Halloween Edition for iPhone and more

Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s second largest publisher of video games has purchased mobile developer Chillingo.

Chillingo, which is better known as the publisher of smartphone gaming sensation Angry Birds, was acquired by EA for a sum thought to be over $20 million.

The move is not all that surprising considering Chillingo is on a roll with titles such as Cut the Rope, which also proved to be a hit, raking in over a million downaloads in just ten days of its release. EA will no doubt be looking to bringing Chillingo’s titles simultaneously on multiple platforms, including consoles.

In other Angry Birds news, developer Rovio has released a Halloween edition of the game for the iPhone packed with 45 ghoulish stages, and pumpkins, lots of pumpkins. It’s available on the iTunes store right now for just 59p.

Last but not least, a loophole has been discovered on the Android version of Angry Birds that allows players to cheat their way through levels they have not yet completed.

In case you were wondering, it’s all explained in the following video:

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