For some reason, the typed, un-illustrated manual, in Finnish, for Bram Stoker's Dracula on the NES is a very desirable collector's item. Finland's equivalent of eBay currently has a listing for one, where it's been bidded up to the equivalent of about $1,200 U.S.
It's taken seven years of work, but three brothers from Finland have finally completed what must surely be their life's work: KastleVania 4, an epic feature-length film based on Konami's Castlevania series.
Angry Birds remains big business. The original, now-classic game continues to expand, and the sequel, Angry Birds Space, just hit the 50-million download milestone in 35 days. You can get Angry Birds fruit snacks, costumes, playground equipment, and any other kind of irritated avian-themed merchandise you can…
Are you already as sick of seeing the word "Kickstarter" as we are? Yeah, probably. Remember, developers: not everyone has to jump on the same bandwagon to get money to make a video game.
Eidos, the company behind Tomb Raider, killed off its real-life Lara Croft spokesgirls. They'll "never happen again", said Eidos. In Finland, they live on.
On the heels of Facebook gaming titan Zynga going public today, the maker of mobile gaming's mammoth hit Angry Birds suggests it will pursue a public offering of stock in 2013, and that it has five or six games from that franchise planned for 2012.
Finland's two biggest exports are Nokia phones and casual game Angry Birds. Here, the two combine for a popular-as-hell live tournament that brings this shopping mall to a stand-still.
Let's say you were on stage with Mario and Luigi during a Nintendo event at a digital entertainment fair in Helsinki. You lost the competition. Frustrated, what would you do? Dry hump Mario?
This isn't run-of-the-mill blotter acid, this is some kind of souped-up Scandinavian hallucinogenic called Bromo-DragonFly, and as you can see, a new product needed a familiar pitchman to get a beachhead in a new market.
Cops are searching real homes for clues in the theft of virtual items from Habbo Hotel, the teen-oriented social game that's been on the vanguard of virtual crime before. This time Finnish authorities are tracking some 400 cases of theft.