For our final Intel Briefing of the year, we’ve compiled some of the most interesting mobile gaming and app news.

In the “don’t try this at home” category, you’ll find a curious story about a man who blows $1M of stolen money on Game of War.

This week’s roundup:

California Man Embezzles Nearly $5M, spends $1M on IAPs for Game of War, Toucharcade

Here are the Best Mobile Games You Should Be Playing this Holiday Season, Forbes

Mobile Game ColorSwitch Hits 130M Downloads after 1 Year on the Market, VentureBeat

Super Mario Run: Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo's First iPhone Game, Recode

Snapchat is Two Steps Ahead of its Peers, Business Intelligence

5 Events that Impacted the Game Industry in 2016, Gamasutra