Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 02, 2009


As the recession takes root in the United States and other Western nations, Asian online game providers are looking to capitalize on the growing number of people seeking low-cost entertainment.

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.