The imminent arrival of the iPod-killing Microsoft Zune may still be almost a month away, but if you want a piece of the Zune today, you can, because the EBGames’ website has started ordering pre-orders. You don’t get anything physically from Microsoft yet, but you can go around flaunting that receipt to all your Apple-loving friends, reaffirming to them how much greater your MP3 player will be. In the meantime, yeah, you have just a receipt (from a video game retailer no less). Hopefully they’ll have enough stock to handle the demand, or else you may not receive the Zune on Nov 14th. (Don’t worry though. You’ll have a few more toys that week too with the PS3 on the 17th and the Wii on the 19th).
Topia is a new game from Crescent Moon Games released on iOS in early October. This is the first release of the game, which Crescent Moon calls the “Sandbox Release.” Topia is exactly that, a world sandbox where you can create and take away land and add different species of animals. While a sandbox world is fun, I am eagerly awaiting an update to see what else will come of this game.