Press F to pay respects: Fortnite players want to thank the bus driver before jumping in Battle Royale

So far, Epic has proven itself pretty good at listening to the community for new Fortnite Battle Royale ideas. Points of interest, costumes, and hot-fixes have all been added in response to fan requests, but the latest online petition for the online free-to-play shooter is surely one of the strangest yet.  Someone called Kody Keddie has created a change.org petition…

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10 copies of Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers to be won

Becky Chambers’ debut The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced us to the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, a realm of dazzling space adventure. Now the Hugo-nominated author returns with Record of a Spaceborn Few, the third book in the Wayfarers series. Centuries after the last humans left Earth, humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic…

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10 signed copies of The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield to be won

SFX’s very own features editor Nick Setchfield has his debut novel The War in the Dark released this week. A Cold War tale of magic and spycraft, it sets British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter on a quest for an ancient occult secret of unimaginable power. Racing against the Russians, he teams with the lethal, mysterious Karina Lazarova on a thrilling…

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Half-Life 2 writer surprised by former colleague’s decision to publish ‘fanfic’ vision for Half-Life 3

In August 2017, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw shared – in his words – a ‘fanfic’ plot outline for Half-Life 3. Code-named Epistle 3, the story swapped a few names around (Gordon Freeman was replaced by a female character called Gertie Fremont), but to all intents and purposes this is the closest we’ve come to resolving the events of 2007’s…

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“It was one of the best meetings I’ve ever had” – Aquaman’s Jason Momoa reveals how close he was to becoming an MCU villain

How different things could have been. In a parallel universe we never would have witnessed Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Instead, as he reveals, he could’ve swapped the trident for a chance at going face-to-face with Captain America. Or joining forces with Guardians of the Galaxy. Or playing Batman. The man has had a lot of very interesting auditions over the…

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