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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 20, 2006

Positioned as an ideal Easter gift, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" logged a second consecutive week as the top-selling DVD in the United States, according to data issued Wednesday.

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With straps loaded with tamagotchis around their necks, siblings Takumi and Ayaka Mochizuki traveled an hour to a Tokyo store so their virtual pets could interact with a giant tamagotchi that was on tour.

Sony Corp. on Thursday said it cut the U.S. price of its popular PlayStation 2 video game console by about 13 percent, saying the discount should help fuel demand.

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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