Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 24, 2006


The U.S. mobile game industry revenue has gone from virtually zero in 1999 to an estimated $497 million last year, but obstacles are weighing on the business, which has not lived up to early expectations.

The "Lord of the Rings" musical, touted as the most expensive stage production yet, met mixed reviews on Friday as critics applauded its leaping orcs and menacing dark riders, but got lost in the tangled plots of Middle Earth.

Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Games Inc. said on Friday it plans to release a PC video game based on the wildly popular television show "Desperate Housewives" this fall.


Video game players are tiring of sequels and the industry needs to move to new games to broaden the market, Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s President Satoru Iwata said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.