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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 24, 2009

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Dan Rosensweig, former Yahoo chief operating officer, has been appointed by Activision to run its RedOctane franchise, the business unit behind Guitar Hero.

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The videogame sector is hoping for a rebound this year by focusing on casual gamers and videogames for mobile phones.

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.