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'Flappy Bird' Removed From App Stores by Creator

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February 10, 2014
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The creator of 'Flappy Bird' removed the popular game from app stores because, according to a tweet he shared, he couldn't take it anymore. That's open to interpretation, but Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) guesses it could be due to hate tweets the creator was getting. Video provided by Buzz60


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