We've all heard about "GTAIV"'s release last week, and the sales numbers seem to be breaking all records. At last count, total revenues have exceeded $500 million, with even the single-day record set by "Halo 3" being shattered. But if you're looking for something that still involves smashing things without all the "M-rated" violence, it's worth checking out Steven Spielberg's collaboration with EA on "Boom Blox." It's amazingly inventive and immersive, and actually quite addictive. I had a chance to play it a couple months back and it really caught me by surprise.
In other news -- scientists have mapped the genetic makeup of the platypus, which actually has ramifications for understanding how us humans evolved, and the countdown continues for the super cool (and rather expensive) Phoenix Mars Lander. Just a little more than two weeks! Finally, I'll be attending the Berkman Future of the Internet conference at Harvard next Friday and supplying CBSNews.com with interviews, photos and video of the event. The following week I'll be at the Ziff Davis Electronic Gaming Summit, and I hope to provide some insights from there, too. In the meantime, stay connected!