Angry Birds is a game where you launch cartoon birds at green pigs. It’s very popular and recently surpassed the 500,000 download mark on cell phones, iPads, etc.
People are playing this game a LOT. A recent quote in the IT World Magazine really astounded me:
“Angry Birds Fans around the world have so far played a total of 200,000 years of Angry Birds, with 300 million minutes of playing time daily. Moreover, more than 266 billion levels of Angry Birds have been played, with 400 billion birds launched into action, and over 44 billion Stars collected in the process.”
I remember when I first encountered the game — my family was playing it on their cell phones. I started to play it but the redundancy of the game and the constant “need” to reach the next level made me quit. Thankfully!
I can’t imagine that all these people have so much time to, uh, waste? Entertainment is one thing — addiction is something else.
To add to the “fun,” there are now plush toys, games, etc. for additional enjoyment.