As I said the other day, I finally succumbed to buying Angry Birds on Intel’s AppUp store as I wanted it quite badly on my PC. The first attempt to sign up to the app store was a complete dismal failure. There was an error with the Intel sign up website. So I couldn’t do anything then. Everything seemed to go alright the second time I attempted to sign up to their app store service.
I proceeded to purchase Angry Birds and two other applications, then downloaded and installed them. Angry Birds worked a treat, but the other two applications, Facebook and Twitter for netbooks, did not. After two days of playing the Angry Birds, I then receive an email from Intel, saying that my purchase had been canceled with a note saying there had been an error processing it.
I didn’t think much of that email, as I was still able to play Angry Birds. Late last night I decided to load up AppUp and see what other applicati0ns were available to buy. Upon doing so, I had a look around, didn’t see anything worth paying for and then decided to have a game of Angry Birds. When launching the application I was then prompted with the following error.
I had no idea what this meant and still have not heard anything back from Intel’s support department on the matter. I wouldn’t really be bothered with this, except that I paid money for a game that I cannot play, and as its a weekend, I don’t think that I will get help from anyone regarding this matter until at very least, Monday!
If Rovio had of released Angry Birds on Steam, then there wouldn’t be any problems like this. I have had a very good track record with Steam. Well, I must have. I’ve bought 107 games on it to date!
I will make another blog when I finally get some more information from Intel or Rovio concerning AppUp and Angry Birds, I just hope people don’t have the same misfortune as me!