The big mobile gaming story this week kicked up an inevitable stink, as Nintendo backtracked on its dismissal of free-to-play by forming a strategic alliance with DeNA.

We covered the initial news, as well as Iwata's claim that Nintendo remained a firm committed to the console business.

Furthermore, editor-at-large Jon Jordan shared his scepticism about the alliance, and predicted that it is doomed to fail.

Outside of the all-consuming Nintendo-DeNA news, we wrapped up our serialisation of the So... You Want to Make Video Games ebook and explored the monetisation and top grossing chart position ZeptoLab's King of Thieves.

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