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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.