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
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.