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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 25, 2005

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The controversial video game "Postal," which has sold more than 1 million units despite being banned in 13 countries and publicly condemned by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, is heading to the big screen.

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox Broadcasting Co. has acquired the rights to turn THQ's best-selling sci-fi video game "Destroy All Humans!" into a computer-animated comedy.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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