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NEWS ROUND-UP: 12-12-2021

By Jason Boyd


In this episode of The Fictionphile Podcast, we cover some of the highlights from the past week, including news about Anne Rice, The Eternals, and The Game of the Year Awards.



Good day, fellow fiction lovers. I’m Jason Boyd, and you’re listening to The Fictionphile Podcast. Today, we’ll cover some of the highlights from the past week. So, without further preamble, let’s get to it.

Anne Rice Dead at 80

Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire and other supernatural fiction, has died at age 80 due to complications from a stroke.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Eternals Streaming on Disney+ in January

The Eternals, the latest movie theater release from Marvel, is finally coming to Disney+ January 12.

Source: /Film

Universal Films Will Debut on Peacock as Early as 45 Days Following Theatrical Release

Universal Films will stream on Peacock as early as 45 days after their theatrical release, NBCUniversal announced. The distribution model will start in the new year.


It Takes Two Wins Game of the Year

It Takes Two from Hazelight Studios and Electronic Arts took home the Game of the Year Award at The 2021 Game Awards on December 9th. Replays of the big award, plus many others, are available to stream online.

Source: The Game Awards

Multiple Games Revealed at Game of the Year Awards

This year’s Game Awards also featured several reveals by way of announcements and trailers. Most notable of the reveals are the upcoming titles Star Trek: Resurgence, Dune: Spice Wars, Star Wars Eclipse, Alan Wake 2, and Dying Light 2. Check out for this podcast’s show notes, where we’ll post trailers as available.



That wraps it up for this week. Be sure to check back next week for more news highlights from the wide world of narrative entertainment. In the meantime, check out Fictionphile on a social media platform near you or head to for your fiction fix. I’ve been Jason Boyd for The Fictionphile Podcast wishing you a happy ever after. 


  • Jason Boyd

    Jason Boyd is a science fiction author, geek enthusiast, and former cubicle owner. When not working on his MA in Creative Writing, he's trying to figure out how magnets work.

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