Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 15, 2005


Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it won exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer online games starring Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk.


A big studio film that really works. A remake that improves on the original. Hollywood is truly in fantasy land with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Tim Burton's wildly imaginative take on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.


J.K. Rowling says her latest tome will have many, many answers. "I'm excited about this book," the author said Friday after arriving at Edinburgh's 11th-century castle, where thousands of fans eagerly awaited the stroke of midnight to hear her read the first chapter of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.