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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 12, 2011

Sims Social Now 2nd Largest Facebook Game

Zynga’s hugely popular Farmville social-networking game has been ousted of its number 2 spot by The Sims Social -- Electronic Arts’ latest version of its bestselling avatar-based franchise, which has been growing faster than Farmville’s simulated crop fields.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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