AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Despite Free-to-Play Explosion, Apple Puts Spotlight on Paid Games

Candy Crush can fend for itself.
Apple's iPad game of the year, Badland.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

Sony wins the first round. Sort of.
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Microsoft Sells More Than Two Million Xbox Ones in First 18 Days

Here’s that sales stat we were waiting for: Microsoft announced today that it had sold more than two million Xbox One units worldwide in the 18 days since the new gaming console’s Nov. 22 debut. Last week, Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4s, which debuted a week earlier on Nov. 15. The Xbox One is currently available in 13 countries; the PS4 is in 32.

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry’s Future and Predictions for Tech in 2014

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Plantronics Says It Can Be a Wearable Computing Company, Too

Interested in wearables? Do let it go to your head, the company’s CTO says.
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With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

“People shouldn’t underestimate the Linux community’s desire to have gaming on the platform, and for it to be insanely good.”
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Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

The new Kinect is central to the Xbox One’s marketing. How does it compare to the original “product vision” video?
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Twitch Takes Up Cat Herding With Ban on PlayStation 4’s Playroom

Buying a Videogame Console on Black Friday? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Xbox One Matches PS4’s First-Day Console Sales … And Reports of Defects

Sony Sells More Than One Million PlayStation 4s on First Day, But Some Are Defective

NPD Reports Year-Over-Year Decrease in Gaming Hardware, Increase in Software (Again)

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

AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

Microsoft Says Not All Windows 8 Apps Can Run on Xbox One

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First