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

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The Force will return to retail stores Nov. 1 with a double whammy: "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" will be released on DVD, and "Star Wars Battlefront II" will be made available for all the top video game platforms.

Light sabers used by Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies are expected to fetch around $60,000 each at a Beverly Hills movie memorabilia auction on Friday.

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Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. said on Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission was investigating advertising claims made about a blockbuster game pulled from major retailers last week because of hidden sex scenes.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'