Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 21, 2005


There's one surefire way for a video game system to fail with consumers: a lack of decent games. It seems so obvious, right? Yet somehow, along comes Gizmondo.


With global revenue of $24.5 billion in 2004, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the video game industry dwarfs the $9.5 billion in domestic theatrical revenue earned by the film industry. That fact has movie executives hoping to turn all those loyal gamers into equally eager ticket buyers.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.