Fox to air Angry Birds code during Super Bowl XLV

All right, we get it; a lot of you wish the Angry Birds who go ahead and get caught in a jet turbine already. As for the millions upon millions who continue to Zen out to Rovio's bestselling app, you may want to record this weekend's Super Bowl, as Fox is planning to embed a top secret Angry Birds code into the ads for the upcoming animated film, Rio.

Oh, you're interested? Good. Let the haters hate. This weekend, Fox will be implanting a split-second Angry Birds code in its Rio spots that will grant eagle-eyed viewers access to bonus Angry Birds content, as well as enter them in a contest to attend Rio's world premiere in Rio de Janeiro. Spotting the code will require one to cycle through the ad frame-by-frame; a task we highly recommend you do when the rest of Super Bowl party has either left or passed out.

Though I have absolutely zero opinion and/or knowledge on the movie in question, I do enjoy warm climates and free stuff. Unfortunately, we Canadians are typically denied the pleasure of viewing American Super Bowl ads, so here's hoping Carl's Crazy Carpet Outlet decides to run a similar promotion (you'll be floored by his prices, I'm told).

Feb 3, 2011 

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]




  • UberNoob - February 6, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    Screw it! I made a mistake in the edit! HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN!?I'M NOT MYSELF TODAY!
  • UberNoob - February 6, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    *(or at most a seconds)?! Meh, just was tempted to correct myself.
  • UberNoob - February 6, 2011 3:54 a.m.

    Wait, the code will be there for less than a seconds (or at most a seconds?! Thats messed up yo (I'm in a "I don't care about how I sound" mood today)!
  • mrmorozov987 - February 5, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    It's a flash game. Flash games can be fun, but flash games aren't supposed to sell millions of copies. I'm happy casual gamers have a new game to love, but there are so many other great games in the App Store that don't sell as much as this one, despite them being a crapload more ambitious (Dead Space, Rage, Grand Theft Auto, etc.). This is why I will always hate Angry Birds.
  • menelin - February 4, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Lets see here... *dons thinking spectacles* An overhyped physics-based iPhone game... mhmm... Animated movie crossing said game with an unheard of movie in the states... I see... And we must devote time and energy to analyzing an advertisement for God-knows-how-long, and our reward is a code for a chance to see this franken-movie early? Well, it doesn't seem as though this is worth looking into further. It's obvious this is a thinly-veiled attempt to squeeze even more money out of a potentially dying cash cow. Hmm? What's this? A free vacation in Brazil to "watch the premier," you say? I think I've found the Angry Birds "fan" in me after all!
  • AlSwearengenHatesCocksuckers - February 4, 2011 7:12 a.m.

    Or wait until it's on the internet in 3 minutes after the ad airs.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 4, 2011 3:59 a.m.

    Just wait for the deluge of YouTubers to unleash every single Super Bowl ad at least 30 sec. - 1 min. as of their airing.
  • MattoMcFly - February 4, 2011 3:18 a.m.

    Thanks guys - I'm feeling the Canadian love. It's lonely up here (anyone else snowed in?)
  • nadrewod - February 4, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    Did not know anyone at GR lived in Canada. Always assumed that "Gamesradar US" tag meant they lived and worked IN the US, not just NEAR it.
  • Redeater - February 4, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    Sweet Christ what is the deal with this game?? I played the demo for this game and I cannot for the life of me understand how this game is so big. For the love of god someone just release all of the Sierra/Lucas Arts adventure games from the 90's and I will be happy. The point and click ones...not the typing because that would be a bitch on the iphone. Though sadly I could see myself plowing through it if KQ3 was released.
  • GorditaSlim - February 4, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    Blah game. Blah movie.
  • mosasayyad - February 4, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    so pleased that we have some canadian representation at GR! well done all... also just realized I don't get to watch all the movie trailers either... but Captain america.... dag!
  • Whoissheandwhydidshesayit - February 4, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    Matt Bradford is Canadian? :O DAMN STRAIGHT. CANADA FTW. Even if we don't get the super bowl commercials, at least we have polar bears :D
  • venture - February 4, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    I prefer hardcore games but when your not at home and your bored this is as good as it gets. its not like imma be pulling out a psp or something
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 4, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    Haters would be right to hate.
  • celticsfan645 - February 4, 2011 12:52 a.m.

    Ugh. This is the third time in three days you have had an article with Fox related stuff. Ohmygod GR HAS BEEN INFILTRATED. Im on to you Matt Bradford. Im on to you...
  • bobbybroccoli - February 4, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    Crap. Super bowl ads don't run in Canada. It's not like I was going to watch the super bowl anyway, but I'm still interested in this code. I suppose it will be on the internet in a matter of minutes though, so whatever.
  • Daruniah - February 4, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    True that
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - February 3, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Millions upon millions of wrongs don't make a right.
  • SirMuhen - February 3, 2011 11 p.m.

    @CancerMan Because it is incredibly addicting. I prefer true video games, but as far as a time waster goes, angry birds is the best.

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