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St. Patrick's Day to get Angry Birds treatment

If I can sober up enough on my favorite holiday (which is also my birthday), I'll be engrossed in Angry Birds yet again. I can't wait.

See it? I did. Matt Hickey

Did you know that my birthday is on St. Patrick's Day? It is; it's true. And did you know that my favorite iPhone game (though it's on other platforms now) is Angry Birds? Also true. I was hoping that Rovio, makers of the game, would continue the holiday theme it's been on lately with Angry Birds Seasons and publish a St. Pat's version of the game for my birthday. And The Unofficial Apple Weblog says that, according to Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka, it's doing just that.

Vesterbacka said the game should be "very green," which is of course the official color of the holiday. What's interesting is that even before Vesterbacka's comments, I found what I thought might be a clue to the next holiday theme in the final screen of the Valentine's Day level of the game, pictured above. Right in the middle of the empty space between the hearts, on the ground, is a four leaf clover.

No word on when the update comes out--if you're a fan, you'll hear about it--but we're guessing any day now. Considering that all the updates for the game have been free so far, this one may well be too. And we're also guessing that if you aren't yet part of the Angry Birds nation, it might be the time for you to check it out. It's available for pretty much any platform you can think of.

But what do you think? Is that clover a hint, or just a coincidental placement of greenery?