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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
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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