A mum has caught the moment her son witnessed his beloved Fortnite video game's universe implode in front of his eyes. Maxx Honhold, seven, had stayed up late to for a special live stream event that would bring an end to the Season 10 version of the multi-player adventure game. But unknown to Maxx, wearing alien spacecraft pyjamas, the digital world he had been playing in for the last few years was going to be blown apart. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Video game addiction is a disease and should be treated... Student used Fortnite video game to obtain private photos of... Share this article Share Standing excitedly in front of the television screen, a cut scene shows the Fortnite world suddenly being struck by an asteroid, which caused the characters and planet to be sucked into a blackhole. 'It broke,' gasps Maxx, 'it's destroying Fortnite! Dad, what's happening?' His audible shock is matched by dad Tristian, who gasps as one of the … [Read more...] about ‘It’s destroying it!’ Seven-year-old Fornite fan’s animated reaction as he watches his game’s universe implode and the screen turn black
A bride asked her four grandmothers to stand up for her on her special day by walking as flower girls in the wedding — and the four women even wore matching dresses for the event. Lyndsey Raby wanted her wedding in September to Tanner Raby be a special one for herself and her family, so she decided to bring in her four grandmothers for the day by walking as her flower girls. 'I knew as soon as I was engaged I wanted to involve my grandmothers,' the bride, who tied the knot in Benton, Tennessee, told HuffPost. Heartwarming moment: Lyndsey Raby wanted her wedding in September to Tanner Raby to be special for her family, so she invited her four grandmothers to act as flower girls for the big day Love: The four women dressed in identical blue dresses with matching jackets for the ceremony Making the walk: Each of them individually walked down the aisle while tossing flowers from their wooden baskets 'I felt so blessed to have them all here so I … [Read more...] about Bride asks all four of her grandmas to be flower girls at her wedding – and wins hearts the world over with touching photos of the women scattering petals while walking down the aisle in matching outfits
A leading professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international esports tournament after showing support for the city’s protest movement has said he has no regrets. Chung Ng Wai, who represents the Asia-Pacific region under the name Blitzchung, had just won a crucial match at the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament hosted in Taipei when he exclaimed in Mandarin “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” during a live-streamed interview. Hearthstone is a hugely popular online card game in which two opponents take turns to deploy different characters with different abilities to try to defeat each other. The 21-year-old university student, who was wearing eye goggles and a gas mask – equipment frequently used by protesters in Hong Kong – pulled down his respirator to broadcast his message. The online stream was cut off mid-interview shortly afterwards and the video has since been taken down. Chung told AFP he was not surprised at being … [Read more...] about ‘No regrets’: Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support
‘Fury as academic tells BBC’s Radio 4 programme that Manchester, Leeds and York are not in the north.” “John Humphrys interrogates Rupert Everett about being gay – then asks when it’ll be irrelevant.” “Criticising Rwanda for sponsoring Arsenal shirts is shortsighted and insulting.” Headlines from London’s Evening Standard, the New Statesman and the Independent. And the connection? Radio 4’s Today programme. What is it about Today? Why does everyone get so riled up about it? Type #r4today into Twitter of a morning, and see the vitriol. Talk to BBC insiders and they launch into a rant. Everyone has an opinion about Today. As Radio 4’s early morning current affairs show, the flagship news outlet that strikes terror into politicians’ hearts even as they clamour to appear on it, the Today programme has been a fixture of British daily life since 1957, when it began as two 20-minute segments of “topical … [Read more...] about Trouble at the Today programme: is it losing its grip?
Rather abruptly, Gareth Southgate finds his back pressed to the wall and it is principally because of what happened in Prague last Friday night. In the England manager’s opinion, the 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat against Czech Republic was one of the most disappointing games of his three‑year tenure. “Certainly in the last 18 months, that would be the first time that we’ve let ourselves down in terms of the level of the performance,” Southgate said. The life of an England manager is rarely straightforward and so it was that on the eve of Monday night’s qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia, Southgate found himself being grilled on a range of subjects but among the most insistent was a line about a player who is not even with the squad and has yet to make his senior international debut. When James Maddison was forced to withdraw because of illness, it was reasonable to assume that he would keep his head down for the next week or so. Instead, the … [Read more...] about Gareth Southgate’s England gamble after James Maddison’s casino visit