FarmVille fanatic far from Facebook? Fear not. Beginning this week, you can play FarmVille on your Apple iPhone and iPad.
Here's the scenario: You're a FarmVille fanatic, hopelessly addicted to the thrill of raising pixelated plants and animals on a virtual farm. After a while, you discover that playing FarmVille on Facebook – or on Yahoo – isn't enough. You want more FarmVille. You want FarmVille all the time. You want FarmVille in the palm of your hand.
You're in luck.
Beginning this week, FarmVille, the insanely popular video game so memorably skewered by South Park, is coming to the Apple iPad and the iPhone 4, which hit store shelves today. We haven't had a chance to play FarmVille on our iPhone, but Zynga, the game's creator, says the experience will be more or less identical to the one on Facebook.