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If you paid for Halloween, get Christmas Angry Birds for free

Angry Birds developer Rovio probably spent much of last weekend being thankful forits rise fromobscurity to global phenomenon this year. And to share its joy with everyone else, it's offering a new Christmas-themed version of the game as a free update to customers who bought the Halloween Angry Birds app earlier this year.

Like the original Angry Birds iPhone game, Angry Birds Halloween sells for 99 cents on the App Store and gives users a number of new bird-flinging levels in a black-and-orange backdrop with different scenery.

However, unlike the core game, the Halloween edition did not expand beyond the iPhone, leaving Android users on the wrong side of the trick-or-treat spectrum.

A Twitter user, nickbouwhuis, poked Rovio in a message asking if the upcoming slate of Christmas levels would cost money. Rovio responded in its own Tweet, saying, "it's a free update to the Halloween game for iPhone and iPad."

So it sounds like the Christmas Angry Birds game will be exclusive to iDevices as well. Of course, Android guys can't complain too much, astheir version of the casual game is a free, ad-supporteddownload.

This, combined with Angry Birds plush toys and iPhone cases, ensures that this year, the halls will be decked with boughs of ticked-off chirping.

[Source:Twitter - Rovio]

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