We’ve made no secret of the fact that some of us here at MUO are big Angry Birds fans. Dave Parrack and I are currently battling it out on the Facebook version of the game (along with my wife, who is kicking my bottom) and with Angry Birds Space having just come out, even more people are getting addicted to the pig bashing game.
Lots of people have put forward theories about why Angry Birds is so popular and so addictive but my own personal take is this – people just love smashing stuff up! There’s nothing more satisfying than a direct hit and watching that shaky structure come crashing down. My two favourite dude birds are the black one and the yellow one. They really know how to take care of business. Unlike the green bird which ends up flying in the wrong direction, or the red bird which is just downright pathetic.
But to get a true sense of the extent that some people are addicted towards the game, take a look at the infographic below which was made by Gizmowatch. The game now seemingly ranks 4th on the list of addictions behind alcohol, tobacco and Facebook. Which begs two questions – 1) does that mean that Angry Birds is more addictive than drugs? and 2) are we going to start seeing Angry Birds Anonymous groups popping up? “Hi, my name’s Mark. I’m addicted to Angry Birds“?
Let us know in the comments what you think of the infographic. Do you love or hate Angry Birds? If you love it, what’s your favourite bird and why do you like the game so much? If you hate the game, why oh why?
Image Credit : San Diego Shooter
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