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

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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.

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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
grass-comber
  • 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.'