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March 22, 2012 8:38 AM   Subscribe

"A space station is a serious place. We're doing serious research." Rovio and NASA further explore the classic avain-porcine rivalry (and microgravity) through a Space Act Agreement. Angry Birds: Space is launching today.
posted by obscurator (21 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
god dammnit. I was blissfully immune to angry birds addiction before because of my "only play videogames about space" rule. Those fuckers.
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:47 AM on March 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


Space Act Agreement: An actual thing, and not something made up to sound all official-like for the kiddies. Who knew?
posted by Gator at 8:48 AM on March 22, 2012


I don't give a fig about Angry Birds, but damn if that isn't a fantastic video.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:49 AM on March 22, 2012


The Daily has a free Angry Birds in Space Guide available for iOS and Android.

National Geographic has a new book, National Geographic Angry Birds Space, available for sale.
posted by ericb at 8:50 AM on March 22, 2012


Part of me is hoping that the Space Core makes a cameo appearance......

spaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccceeeeeeeeeeee
posted by schmod at 8:52 AM on March 22, 2012


Want extra levels in Angry Birds Space? Go on a Walmart scavenger hunt.
posted by ericb at 8:58 AM on March 22, 2012


In other Zygna news -- Zynga buys maker of 'Draw Something' game.
posted by ericb at 9:03 AM on March 22, 2012


Wait, so is this more like Spaced Penguin? Man I loved the hell out of that game.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:03 AM on March 22, 2012


Pigs in Space

posted by chavenet at 9:05 AM on March 22, 2012


I had kicked my Angry Birds addiction, but guess what's downloading onto my phone as I type this...
posted by naturalog at 9:05 AM on March 22, 2012


> In other Zygna news

Except Rovio isn't owned by Zynga.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:06 AM on March 22, 2012


Oops, my mistake.

"In other mobile gaming news ..." ; )
posted by ericb at 9:10 AM on March 22, 2012


Man, this is totally a more in-depth version of Spaced Penguin. Orbital slingshots!

I still wish it was more accurate and less Fiddly, but still fun.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:13 AM on March 22, 2012


Well, shit.
posted by rtha at 9:19 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Except Rovio isn't owned by Zynga.

Zynga tried to by Rovio but Rovio told them to fuck off because they'd heard Zynga was run by assholes. True story.
posted by delmoi at 9:20 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seeing as NASA no longer has any capacity to launch humans into low Earth orbit, a large wooden slingshot is as useful as anything they've got.
posted by bicyclefish at 9:47 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


And I can't help but think that Pettit was so gung-ho about this project after realizing how long he was going to have to wait for a ride home from the Rooskies, still it's obvious he's having a great time..
posted by obscurator at 9:52 AM on March 22, 2012


So basically this is this generation's equivalent of JFK's moon speech
posted by Bwithh at 10:02 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Has anyone unlocked the secret Prometheus level yet?
posted by Renoroc at 11:32 AM on March 22, 2012


Not only does gravity play a vital role in the game but, in general, gravity is a force that governs motion throughout the universe.

I am Commander Shepard and this is my favorite sentence of this article.
posted by ersatz at 6:57 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see NASA getting a share of the profits since their budget has been cut.
posted by arcticseal at 8:24 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


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