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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 26, 2005

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Respect for the Aged Day in Japan is not typically a cash cow for gamemaker Nintendo Co. Ltd., but this year a bump in sales of its DS portable game machines was proof enough that electronic games are attracting a broader range of players.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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