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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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