Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs Lets You Defeat Pigs in Augmented Reality

| March 19, 2019

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The Angry Birds franchise is one of mobile gaming’s greatest success stories. In addition to appearing in tons of different video games (for both mobile devices and home consoles), the Angry Birds have their own merchandise (toys, clothing, etc.), multiple web series, and even feature films, with The Angry Birds Movie 2 scheduled to hit theaters in the U.S. on August 16, 2019.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

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