After soaring into our hearts with equal parts frustration and addiction, it looks like the viral smartphone game Flappy Bird is coming in for a landing. For good.
The Vietnam-based creator of the surprise mobile gaming sensation, Dong Nguyen, tweeted Saturday that he would be taking the game down as soon as Sunday.
Nguyen wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the overwhelming response the app has received since taking off in January. He previously tweeted that the press was “overrating” the game and that he wanted “peace”, according to App Developer Magazine. The success of the game felt like a curse, Nguyen tweeted earlier on Saturday:
While Flappy Bird was reportedly bringing in some $50,000 in sales daily, according to The Verge, Nguyen added that he wouldn’t be selling the app:
An email to Nguyen’s development company .GEARS from The Huffington Post was not immediately returned, and TechCrunch reports that it is still unclear whether or not those who’ve downloaded the addictive game will be able to continue playing it or not. Still, fans of Nguyen’s work shouldn’t lose all hope:
MA$E stops in Detroit to interview with Control Detroit’s own Bijou Star. During this interview he speaks about seeing J. Cole & almost smacking him, being the only artist that has gotten paid from Diddy, and also speaks on his relationship with Camron.
Al Sharpton spoke out on the topic of George Zimmerman participating in the upcoming Celebrity Boxing match, in which he is scheduled to box DMX. Sharpton was puzzled at the fact that he’s even considered to be a “celebrity,” and doesn’t believe that Zimmerman should be considered a celebrity based off of killing a teenager. Sharpton preached about how wrong it is for Zimmerman to be viewed in such a light based off of the power that the general public gets him.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The first gold medal awarded at the 2014 Sochi Games ended up with three snowboarders on the top podium, hugging it out after grinding and spinning their way down the slopestyle course.
Sage Kotsenburg’s win showcased a different competitive vibe brought by one of the newest Olympic events, with the American celebrating his win with Norwegian and Canadian opponents as if they were teammates.
Kotsenburg’s gold came after a dominant first run in the finals Saturday, scoring a 93.50 in a first run that saw 12 competitors put up an average 54.22 points. Norway’s Staale Sandbech scored 91.75 on his second run for silver, while Canada’s Mark Morris earned bronze for his second run of 88.75.
Kotsenburg, of Park City, Utah, was mobbed by Sandbech and Morris at the base of the course after the win was clinched, delaying his efforts to drape himself in a U.S. flag. They then embraced him on the top podium after the medals were officially awarded.
The silver and bronze winners clearly weren’t sweating the judges’ decisions, unlike spectators complaining about the judging on social networks.