Google IO 2015 Coverage

Angry Birds Gets A Little More Social, Shows Off NFC Benefits

Boy, the guys over at Rovia just continue to innovate on what seems an almost daily basis.  Though most of us wouldn’t really find this all that excitng, I’m sure there are a selected few who might be flabbergasted right about now.  At least week’s MeeGo conference Rovio put on a demo showing their new game, Angry Birds Magic along with its NFC capabilities.  The rep used two C7 devices (Nokia) and simply placed them against each other, unlocking several levels on the opposing device.  I guess that’s not too shabby if you have an Angry Birds fan struggling on a particular level.  Question is, will you be able to just walk up to someone and say “hey dude, any chance we can bump phones?”.  Not my particular style, but that’s just me.  And who knows, by the time Rovio officially releases the game for Android there could be more functionality added than we’ve already seen making it completely worth it to purchase an NFC enabled device.  Yeah right :)  Anyway, hit the break to check out the full demo and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  

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  • Blackspy

    I would have been more impressed if the May update to Rio had actually happened