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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 18, 2008

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The success of Nintendo's Wii is probably the most visible sign, but the industry upheaval extends beyond that. At its core, the revolution reflects a move away from costly, graphics-heavy games toward ones that are smaller and cheaper.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.