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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 09, 2009

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Will Wright, creator of the world’s best-selling PC game “The Sims” will be leaving publisher Electronic Arts, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Sales of the Nintendo Wii video game console have dropped in Japan as the economic crisis continues to throttle the video game industry.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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