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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 17, 2006

Electronic Arts is expanding its "Lord of the Rings" video game franchise beyond the scope of Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy.

The creator of "The X-Files" has sued 20th Century Fox Television for breach of contract, contractual interference and other claims over payments allegedly owed to him from the hit television series.

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U.S. retail sales of video game consoles, hand-held devices, games and accessories were up 6 percent to $10.5 billion in 2005, market researchers NPD Group said on Friday.

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Britain plans to hold global online gaming talks this year to seek support for its move to regulate the fast growing industry and help protect children from gaining access to the businesses' Web sites.

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.'