What Makes Games Like 'Angry Birds' So Addictive?
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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Angry Birds — a mobile phone game in which players use a slingshot to propel birds at tiny little green pigs — has been a runaway hit since its 2009 release, with more than 700 million downloads, a TV show and a feature film in the works. It isn't alone. A New York Times Magazine piece by critic-at-large Sam Anderson looks at people's fascination with — and addiction to — what Anderson calls "stupid games."



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