Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 13, 2010


Electronic Arts Inc said Tuesday that strong sales of game titles like "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" and "Mass Effect 2" gave the company a quarterly profit above expectations.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.