Gaming and Tech Industry News (November 9th – 15th 2013)

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It’s that time again. Check out our roundup of the news and events that have shaken the gaming and tech industry this week.

You might have noticed that Playstation 4 was released today and everything’s gone a little bit mental as a result

…Although Sony have admitted to being disappointed by “low” PS4 review scores.

The tech community’s response to the Philippines typhoon disaster has gathered pace as Open Garden And textPlus join Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

…meanwhile, San Francisco developer TinyCo has received a massive boost by securing $20 million in fresh financing.

Crazy statistic of the week: Football Manager 2013 has been downloaded illegally 10.1 million times since May!

In other news, Betfair has secured a waiver to launch a real-money online gambling platform in New Jersey.

While – take a deep breath – Candy Crush Saga has hit an incredible half a billion downloads.

Finland was the place to be this week as 150 game developers showcased their ideas to global investors at the annual Slush conference. Just what is it about the Finnish gaming industry that makes it so successful, anyway?

Ouya has invested in a ‘feminist puzzle platformer’ from new studio MK. Will this be the first feminist video game?

And finally, Zelda is back. Here’s a review from Edge.