Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 19, 2009


Bruce Springsteen is making his video-game debut with two downloadable songs available exclusively through Guitar Hero World Tour, Activision Publishing said.

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'