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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Supercell's worth $3 billion, no one wants a cheap iPhone, and Vancouver booms

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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Supercell's worth $3 billion, no one wants a cheap iPhone, and Vancouver booms
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A few weeks back, I took this space to opine that 'the sun might be setting on the wild west days of gaming'.

That analogy was oddly prescient as it turns out, since this week saw what could arguably be considered the 'golden spike' moment of mobile gaming when Japanese companies SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment joined forces to purchase a 51 percent majority stake in Finnish success story, Supercell.

In addition to connecting the east and west just as the famed spike did at Promontory Summit back in 1869, the $1.5 billion Supercell deal will usher in a new age for what's possible in the world of mobile gaming.

We don't know what this new age has to offer just yet, but we have a good idea of what transpired during the week that was.

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