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Angry Birds gets new levels, Retina support, more

Productivity be damned! The bestest iPhone game ever just got 15 new levels--all of them sure to look mighty pretty on the iPhone 4's Retina Display.

New Angry Birds levels! New Angry Birds levels! New Angry Birds levels!
New Angry Birds levels! New Angry Birds levels! New Angry Birds levels! Screenshot by Rick Broida

At the risk of affecting productivity planet-wide, I bring you this news: Clickgamer Technologies just rolled out a "big fat update" to Angry Birds--the first one in months.

Version 1.4.2 of the App Store's top-selling app includes 15 new levels, support for the iPhone 4's Retina Display, and integration with Apple's new Game Center.

The updated Angry Birds also sports an "awesome new golden egg sound board," optimized memory usage, and language support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

Having finished all the game's levels a couple months ago, I must admit I haven't touched it in a while. (I'm not one to go back and replay levels just to see if I can get more stars.) But with 15 new ones to tackle, well, I don't plan on getting much work done this afternoon.

The added levels appear in Chapter 4, "The Big Setup," and represent the 10th batch of levels in the game overall. At the very least, there's one more batch to come. (And the title of Chapter 4 suggests at least one more chapter.)

Angry Birds continues to sell for 99 cents. And it continues to be one of my all-time favorite iPhone games. The update is available now.