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Space Force soldier demoted after skipping training in order to get a PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:48 GMT A soldier in the United States’ always controversial Space Force has been demoted for ditching drills in order to acquire a PS5, a document has revealed.Remember the USSF? That is, the United States Space Force, the Trump-backed space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that attracted ridicule and parody when it was established in December last year? Well, it’s making headlines again.This time, it’s because a member of the force turned up 30 minutes late for a fitness lesson after he was apparently out scouring nearby Target stores in search of…

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Valve’s Gabe Newell will launch a garden gnome into space for charity

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:30 GMT Valve’s Gabe Newell is going to launch a garden gnome into space for charity.The gnome is a homage to the Half-Life 2: Episode 2’s Little Rocket Man achievement, where you had to carry a garden gnome in the game, Gnome Chompski, to deposit it in a rocket ship.Newell is doing this to raise money for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of children’s hospital Starship, located in Auckland, New Zealand.Rocket Lab will be using Electron’s Kick Stage to deliver the 150mm titanium garden gnome into orbit, according to PCgamesN.  The little fella was created…