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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 19, 2005

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"Armageddon" director Michael Bay likes big bangs, fast chases and fancy gadgets but his latest movie "The Island" takes a new turn, addressing the pressing political issue of cloning and the ethics of science.

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A media watchdog group said on Tuesday it has demanded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. unit Rockstar Games recall "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," the blockbuster title at the center of a swarm over a hack that helps players unlock a sexually explicit mini-game.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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