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.

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!

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.

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.

Console Makers at E3 Weigh the Impact of Casual and Mobile Games

Are casual games like Candy Crush gateway games to bigger titles?

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.

E3 in Photos: The Wacky, the Weird and the Gaming Warriors

And, yes, plenty of booth babes.

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.

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.

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!

Game Over! The Best of E3 in Photos.