Fully Charged: Tesla Model 3 ordering details released, next Scribblenauts cancelled

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Tesla Model 3 ordering details

Eager to order a Model 3, which is slated to be Tesla Motors' cheapest electric car yet? The company has detailed its reservation process, and it's a curious one in some respects. Most interestingly, Tesla will take your paid reservation (US$1,000, about RM4,000) at a physical store the morning of 31 March, even though the car won't be revealed until the evening live stream event.

You can also place a reservation online right when the stream begins that night, although Tesla says the in-person orders will be processed first. Each region will have its own queue, too, because shipments will start only in North America - and on the west coast first - before hitting Europe and elsewhere. Also, Model S (shown) and Model X owners get priority placement on each queue.

Still interested? The stream begins at 8:30pm PT on 31 March, which works out to 3:30am UK time (11.30am Malaysian time) on 1 April. Set your alarm now if you want to be up to see the Model 3 revealed live on the Internet.

[Source: Tesla Motors]

Next Scribblenauts cancelled

Some bad news out of the gaming world this morning: Warner Bros. has cancelled the next Scribblenauts mobile game, called Scribblenauts: Fighting Words, and that move forced developer 5th Cell to lay off 45 employees to salvage the company.

It's been a rough few months for the studio, which was formed in 2003. Late last year, 5th Cell tried to crowdfund a brand new game called Anchors in the Drift, but the campaign bombed, raising a little more than US$100,000 on Fig (about RM400,000) with a goal of US$500,000 (about RM2 million). Here's hoping the team that brought us a game as stunningly innovative as the first Scribblenauts can hang on long enough to deliver another bright idea.

[Source: Polygon]

Humble Android Bundle

Lastly, if you've got an Android phone and want a small stack of awesome games at an incredible price, check out the latest Humble Mobile Bundle. Pay at least US$1 (RM4) and you'll get Framed, Prune, and Battlestation: Harbinger.

Pay more than the average amount (currently US$5.76, RM23) and Lara Croft Go, Sorcery! 3, and Frozen Synapse Prime are added, with more games promised. And if you pay at least US$6 (RM24), you also get Grim Fandango Remastered and Desktop Dungeons. Crazy. And you can divide your payment as you please between the game creators, charity, and Humble itself.

[Source: Humble Bundle]