Asking a smartphone owner if she’s ever played Angry Birds is like asking a kitten if he’s ever coughed up a hairball. Chances are, they’re both doing it right now.
All told, the addictive little platformer has reached 42 million downloads. That’s the population of Bolivia, Mozambique, and Belarus combined. Or, scientifically speaking, a metric crap-ton of mobile gamers.
But while it’s all fun and games on the surface, have you ever stopped to think about the emotional toll all this anger has taken on our colorful, big-boned, oddly wingless little friends?