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

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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.

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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.