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Rovio Entertainment, the people behind Angry Birds, acquire Futuremark Games Studio, the people behind 3DMark

Rovio acquires Futuremark, can we expect a Angry Birds benchmark?

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 27, 2012 05:18 am CDT - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

Finnish-based Rovio Entertainment, the people behind the immensely popular Angry Birds games, have just acquired Futuremark Games Studio. You may remember Futuremark, as they're only the company behind the super-popular and great benchmarking tool, 3DMark, and more.

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Within the acquisition, Futuremark Games Studio keeps some of their IP such as Shattered Horizon, Hungribles, and Unstoppable Gorg. Futuremark will now renew their focus on making great benchmarks and performance measurement software for gamers, home users, small businesses, and the IT industry. 2012 will see the release of a new 3DMark from the company, where for the first time ever, which will allow a direct comparison of gaming performance across operating systems and form factors, as well as a new version of PCMark for Windows 8.

You know what I want to see? A 3DMark featuring super-detailed versions of the Angry Bird universe, now that would be cool.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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