Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 21, 2009


Friday, a U.S. appeals court ruled that a California law restricting the sales and rental of violent video games to minors and imposing labeling requirements is too restrictive and violates free speech guarantees.


Microsoft is studying the reactions of passionate gamers to determine whether video gaming can foster learning skills that translate to the classroom.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'