Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 06, 2010


Sony Computer Entertainment Inc today announced that the holiday season retail sales of PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems during the five weeks following the last week of November 2009 exceeded 3.8 million units worldwide.

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'