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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 22, 2005

More than 200 hard-core video game fans braved rain and chilly temperatures in Manhattan to be among the first to get their hands on the latest iteration of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game console, which went on sale in North American on Tuesday.

Industry predictions that the final six weeks of the year would be massive at the overseas box office got a boost over the weekend as domestic champion "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" conjured up a record-setting $85.5 million kickoff.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.