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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 02, 2006

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Video game maker S2 Games plans sell its new title "Savage 2: A Tortured Soul" exclusively through Web downloads this October testing a new delivery system that both independent computer game makers and industry behemoths are trying.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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