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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Ouya arrives, King raids the sock drawer, and Google ponders an unconsole of its own

The past 7 days in bite-sized portions

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We're just about halfway through the year, and it's looking like 2013 will be remembered as the year when the traditional boundaries between gaming platforms were finally broken down.

As a cavalcade of Android unconsoles begins to trickle out into living rooms across the world, traditional console manufacturers - namely, Sony and Microsoft - are looking for ways to involve mobile devices in their next generation devices.

Of equal interest is the trend for successful mobile game developers to expand into the world of physical merchandise (we call this "pulling a Rovio") and finding success with branded clothing, plushies, and toys.

It's still not clear how all of this will affect the games industry in the years ahead, but it's easy to see its influence on the last week's flood of stories on PocketGamer.biz:

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Matthew Diener 29 June 2013
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