Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Each week, we'll bring you important articles from the previous weeks' original reports, features and reviews on The Verge. Think of it as a collection of a few of our favorite pieces from the week gone by, which you may have missed, or which you might want to read again. This was a very busy week (just ask around!) for us, and we've got a few more links than usual, so have fun!
Microsoft's mobile OS is now on its third revision, but in many ways this feels like its first complete product. Windows Phone 8 powers great hardware, and adds a number of new features — can it stack up to iOS and Android? (Also, check out our reviews of two new Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X).
Rocketcat's appropriately-named game, which follows a punching hero through a series of levels, is one of the most popular titles on the iPhone right now. So why isn't it making any money?