Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 14, 2006


As the influence of video games on mainstream culture grows, art critics and designers are calling for the genre's graphics to move beyond "realism" at the same time that game makers want to see how far they can go to make their characters more life-like.

Japanese video game maker Konami Corp. said on Friday it is looking into the possibility of striking a motion picture deal based on its blockbuster fighting game series "Metal Gear Solid."

Word of the Day
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.