Is This “The Last Console Generation”? And Nine Other Questions for Sony’s Jack Tretton.

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America talks about the launch of the PlayStation 4 and how it stacks up to competitors — both in the living room and in gamers’ pockets.
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Angry Birds Maker Loses Another Top Executive

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the maker of the wildly popular Angry Birds mobile game franchise, has lost another top-level executive to the burgeoning Helsinki, Finland, mobile gaming startup scene.

On Chrome Web Store, Real Games Mix With Mario Knockoffs

It’s-a-not-me, Mario! Mamma mia.
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Rovio Chairman Invests in HTML5 Startup Goo Technologies

Rovio chairman and angel investor Kaj Hed has invested an undisclosed amount in Goo Technologies, a startup focused on high-end game graphics for HTML5. Hed owns 70 percent of Rovio, but his private investment firm Moor is legally separate from the Angry Birds studio, where his son Mikael Hed is the CEO. Goo Technologies is about a year and a half old, and focuses on high-quality graphics for cross-platform games, made possible via HTML5 and WebGL. Demos of its work are available here.

After Nearly One Billion iOS Plays, Dots Game Heads to Android and Kindle Fire

Dots, dots, dots, dots dots dots, dots.
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JoyBits Says Bucking iOS-Android Game Duopoly Helped Doodle God Series

Tens of millions of players? Cool. But finding them on more than 10 platforms at the same time? OMDG.
Art from JoyBits' Doodle God 2, slated for release in summer 2014.

Rovio’s Next Big Game? Angry Birds Star Wars, Redux.

May the birds be with you?
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Put on Your Game Face: Everyplay Adds Face-Recording to Its Mobile Gamecasting Tool Kit

A clever marriage of gamecasting technology with phones’ front-facing cameras.
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Rovio Shifts from Angry Birds to Lonely Vikings

Rovio has a new offering in its digital toy box that could signal a new direction a company fighting to etch out a broader identity.

Top Angry Birds Exec Flies the Coop