Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 12, 2006


Anyone desperate for a break from crunching numbers, minding the kids or studying for exams knows how easy it can be to find distraction in the simple brain teasing of computer games like Sudoku, solitaire or mahjong.


Hollywood's love affair with video games has blossomed again this summer with tie-ins to "Cars," "The DaVinci Code" and other movies, but as in past years, the union has not always been fruitful.

By Nicola Leske AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Addiction expert Keith Bakker hopes the serenity of a 16th century townhouse on one of Amsterdam's canals will coax those snared in the fantasy world of online games back to reality.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'