Fans pitch a fit over lack of LAN support for ‘StarCraft II’

Gamers are furious that Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming real-time sci-fi strategy game Starcraft II will have no LAN support. They’ve been storming the message boards to express their displeasure with the decision, and, as reported by Wired’s Game Life blog, some have even started an online petition to implore Blizzard to reconsider.

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The Queen’s English — we are not amused by silly rhymes like ‘I before E except after C’

British educators are being told to throw out one of the most widely recognized rules in English spelling: “I before E except after C.” BBC News and The Associated Press reported this weekend on a U.K. government document that argues the rhyming device simply has too many exceptions to be worth teaching. Some experts agree, […]

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‘Frell,’ ‘Frak’ and beyond — the dirty words of other worlds

Frak! Battlestar Galactica’s much-hyped final episode airs tonight. To mark this bittersweet occasion, I give you a list of 10 fake swear words that have each, to some extent, bled into the fan vernacular from science fiction. Feel free to employ any or all as the show’s grand finale can’t possibly live up to your […]

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