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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 22, 2008

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Electronic Arts is all set to release a free online version of the popular Battlefield game to be supported by advertisements and micro payments. Battlefield Heroes, a PC game, will be available only online later this year, and will not be sold in shops.

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The creature-feature "Cloverfield" became the first monster hit released in 2008, debuting with $41 million, a record opening for January, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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