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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 15, 2008

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Video-game enthusiasts are finding their fare more popular than ever as Max Payne leads a wave of big-screen adaptations.

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As video games become the dominant entertainment category, Microsoft wants to be the life of every party.

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.