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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 07, 2009

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Twentieth Century Fox says an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine illegally posted on the Internet has been downloaded 4 million times since March 30.

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3D Realms, a veteran games developer that popularized the concept of shareware gaming and published the seminal Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein 3D first-person shooters, has closed down because of a lack of funds.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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