Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 13, 2005


U.S. online bookseller Alibris said on Tuesday it had launched a special offer to buy used copies of the new "Harry Potter" book for $5 as it seeks to meet demand for the most eagerly awaited book of the year.


A 9-year-old boy in upstate New York got a rare early peek at the new "Harry Potter" book this week after a store accidentally put it on sale before Saturday's launch date, but agreed to give back the copy after reading only a few pages.

Electronic Arts Inc. on Wednesday said it renewed a licensing agreement with TV football analyst John Madden to continue using his name, voice and likeness for its top-selling video football game.


Prepare to launch 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience a remarkable out-of-this-world adventure with the popular IMAX® film Space Station, the first-ever cinematic journey to the famed International Space Station (ISS).


Hackers are responsible for a downloadable modification that enables sexually explicit minigames to be played in the blockbuster criminal adventure video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," the game's maker said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.