Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — At Zynga

A very big hire for the troubled online gaming giant.
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Apple Shares Held Hostage and Oracle’s Mystery News — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Are Mobile Games Ever Going to Get Serious — And Do They Need To?

A cluster of new mobile games is looking for the core audience.
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Microsoft: We Had to Wait Until After E3 to Change Our DRM Policies

It seems reception from the all-important gamer audience at E3 forced Microsoft’s hand.
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Console Makers at E3 Weigh the Impact of Casual and Mobile Games

Are casual games like Candy Crush gateway games to bigger titles?
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Outfit7 Says Its Talking Friends Apps Have Been Downloaded More Than One Billion Times

Also: Talking Tom & co. have a TV show (and maybe a movie) on the way.
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E3 in Photos: The Wacky, the Weird and the Gaming Warriors

And, yes, plenty of booth babes.
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Nintendo’s Iwata Blames Slow Wii U Sales on Software Gaps, Says Mobile Isn’t Impacting Industry

And if you ever dreamed of playing Super Mario Bros. on the iPhone, you’re still out of luck.
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Notes From a n00b at E3: A Sensory Overload of Fun and Games (But Mostly Just Games)

Sound and fury, signifying something to the people this expo is really for: The gamer faithful.
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Five Questions About the PS4 for Sony’s Jack Tretton

Sony’s computer entertainment CEO offers a piece of advice for people who ask about mobile and tablet gaming. Raaar!
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Game Over! The Best of E3 in Photos.