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


Domestic champ "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" enchanted foreign moviegoers, selling about $80 million worth of tickets in 19 territories over the weekend and setting several records in the process.

Sony Corp., the maker of Playstation game consoles, may lose its iron grip on the market for game machines as rival Microsoft Corp. launches a new model just in time for the holiday season.

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.