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Angry Birds tops 1 billion downloads

"This is only the beginning of our story," developer Rovio says

Angry Birds games have now been downloaded more than a billion times.


Developer Rovio said on its website: "Thank you to all of our incredible fans! This is only the beginning of our story, keep your eyes peeled for what's coming up next."

Last month Angry Birds Space hit 50 million downloads in just 35 days, making it the fastest growing mobile game yet.

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Nintendo design legend Shigeru Miyamoto recently said he wishes he'd invented Angry Birds.