If you are on Facebook, and I can confidently say that most of you likely are, then you know the social network is also a haven for games. For the most part, those games are time wasters -- people spend hours daily building their environment in games such as Farmville. I tend to avoid these apps, not only because I find them silly, but also because I can not afford the time wasted by them.
However, I do play Angry Birds Friends on Facebook -- the weekly tournament posts six new levels every week (it used to be four) and for the most part it is a fun way relax for a few minutes. In other words, it does not kill my time, but serves as a break from writing.
Now those with Android and iOS devices are about to get that same ability. Today Rovio, the Finnish company behind the wildly popular game franchise, announced that you will soon be able to "challenge your friends in weekly tournaments on your mobile, give and receive gifts and brag with your accomplishments - Angry Birds Friends takes the game to a whole new level".
Though the game is referred to as a "weekly tournament" you should not expect any prizes, or even a ranking of where you stood against others who are playing the game.
Angry Birds Friends typically updates new levels every Monday and those from the previous week are taken down, meaning customers are encouraged to play the game every single week, or miss out.
Very little additional information was provided by Rovio, so we do not know exactly when the game will be released or if there will be both free and paid versions, as there are for other Angry Birds games. It is fairly safe, however, to assume that the release will certainly be popular and cause many of us to become just a bit less productive.
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