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Today in the World Countries

  • Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • Defender of the Fatherland is being celebrated in Russia
  • Emperor's Birthday is being celebrated in Japan
  • Homeland Defender's Day is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • National Day is being celebrated in Brunei
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Guyana
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History United States of America

On this day in 2023

  • EVENTS
  • Former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 years in prison for rape in Los Angeles, on top of the 23 years he is already serving for sex crimes.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Company of Heroes 3 for PC is released. Bigger and better than ever, Company of Heroes 3 combines heart-pounding combat with deeper strategic choices in a stunning Mediterranean theatre of war. ?In Company of Heroes 3, every battle tells a story...what's yours?
  • Blood Bowl III for PC is released. Brutal, crazy, tactical... this is BLOOD BOWL! The iconic death sport returns with the new video game of fantasy football faithfully using the latest board game rules and new content.Create your team, then crush, mulch and cheat your way to the top... leaving your opponents in the graveyard.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
  • Grim Guardians: Demon Purge for PlayStation 5 is released. Grim Guardians: Demon Purge centers around two demon hunters who return to their school after a mission only to find a demonic castle where it once stood.Players control both of the demon hunting sisters in this 2D side-scrolling action game. Players must master each of the sisters' unique abilities and attributes to overcome the challenging stages with bosses awaiting their arrival. They'll also be able to find new routes through each stage using the two characters' abilities, keeping play throughs fresh.Other features include two-player co-op with special actions, extensive difficulty options with the "Style System, "unique changes on repeat plays, and most importantly the quality and challenge players have come to expect from Inti Creates titles, this time with a new gothic horror aesthetic.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Gal Guardians: Demon Purge for Switch is released. Grim Guardians: Demon Purge centers around two demon hunters who return to their school after a mission only to find a demonic castle where it once stood.Players control both of the demon hunting sisters in this 2D side-scrolling action game. Players must master each of the sisters' unique abilities and attributes to overcome the challenging stages with bosses awaiting their arrival. They'll also be able to find new routes through each stage using the two characters' abilities, keeping play throughs fresh.Other features include two-player co-op with special actions, extensive difficulty options with the "Style System, "unique changes on repeat plays, and most importantly the quality and challenge players have come to expect from Inti Creates titles, this time with a new gothic horror aesthetic.
  • SPORTS
  • John Motson, British football broadcaster (10 x FIFA World Cups; 10 x UEFA European C'ships; 29 x FA Cup finals; BBC, Talksport), who died at 77.

On this day in 2022

  • BIRTHS
  • Zadie Hope Zamolo, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DEATHS
  • Ion Adrian Zare, Romanian soccer defender (7 caps; FC Bihor, BFC Siófok), who died at 62.
  • Rehman Malik, Politician.
  • Riky Rick, Rapper.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster for PC is released. FINAL FANTASY VI is a game that's beloved by fans and critics alike. That's partly thanks to its incredible setting and story. It's set in a land where magic has disappeared, and humanity has instead turned to iron, gunpowder, steam and other technology. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that magic is mostly gone - a young woman enslaved by the evil Empire still has the power. When she encounters a powerful ancient being called an Esper, she sets off a chain of events that will have epic and terrible consequences.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • COVID-19 pandemic antibodies survey in Nigeria suggests 4 million people have had the virus in Lagos state alone, more than officially recorded for whole of Africa.
  • Discovery of oldest Australian rock art, a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo in Kimberley region, Western Australia, published in "Nature Human Behaviour".
  • Tiger Woods crashes his car driving south of Los Angeles, injuring both his legs.
  • DEATHS
  • Tormod Knutsen, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold individual 1964, silver 1960), who died at 89.
  • Sean Kennedy, Bassist.
  • Fausto Gresini, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer (125cc World C'ship 1985,87) and team manager (Aprilia Racing, Gresini MotoGP), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 60.
  • TV SERIES
  • Superman & Lois: Season 1 is released. Clark Kent aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) face new challenges as working parents raising two sons (Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin), who may or may not have inherited Kryptonian superpowers.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Persona 5 Strikers for PC is released. The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG!The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier!You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters!In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Taxi Chaos for PlayStation 4 is released. Taxi Chaos is a casual arcade racing game where you select one of a wide range of unlockable cabs, each of whom has different attributes: the strong muscle car, the superfast exotic supercar, the corner-drifting Japanese tuner, an American classic from the ‘60s and more: Taxi Mayhem has them all. Your goal is to try and earn big cab fares, by picking up any customers and dropping them off at their destination spots as fast as possible before you run out of time! However, beware: most customers are a little crazy.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Curse of the Dead Gods for Switch is released. You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters.Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse.Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
  • Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos for Switch is released. A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world.The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fateRogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
  • SPORTS
  • Art Michalik, American football linebacker / guard (All-Pro 1953; Pro Bowl 1953; San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers), who died at 91.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • African American Ahmaud Arbery shot to death after being chased down by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. Video of the killing emerges in May, prompting arrests..
  • China's Supreme Leader Xi Jinping describes the country's COVID-19 pandemic outbreak as the China's largest health emergency since 1949.
  • First major COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Europe in Italy with 152 cases and three deaths, prompting emergency measures, locking down 10 towns in Lombardy.
  • Fashion designer heavyweights Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons announce they will work along side each other at Prada.
  • Violent protests against new citizenship laws in Delhi, India erupt leaving at least 38 people dead over the next few days.
  • DEATHS
  • Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), who died at 86.
  • János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), who died at 80.
  • Chitetsu Watanabe, Supercentenarian.
  • TV SERIES
  • Better Call Saul: Season 5 is released. Jimmy decides to practice law as Saul Goodman and it changes everything.
  • POLITICS
  • President Moon Jae-in puts South Korea on high alert, empowering the government to lock down cities after 602 cases of COVID-10 reported with six deaths.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no.
  • Ariana Grande became the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the US Hot 100 in the same week, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles. The songs: No.1: '7 Rings', No.2: 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored' and at No.3: 'Thank U, Next'..
  • Clashes on Venezuelan border kills two as its country's officials try to stop aid getting in.
  • DEATHS
  • Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, who died from complications of a stroke at 83.
  • Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), who died at 89.
  • TV SERIES
  • O.G. is released. Louis (Jeffrey Wright) is weeks away from the end of his 24-year jail sentence when he tries to help new inmate Beecher (Theothus Carter) adjust to life there in this movie filmed with actual inmates and staff in an active maximum-security prison.
  • POLITICS
  • Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%.
  • Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir declares a national emergency, dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors.
  • SPORTS
  • Roy Hodgson overtakes Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest man to manage a Premier League football club when at 71 years,198 days his Crystal Palace beats Leicester City,4-1.
  • Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi scores the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona beats Sevilla,4-2 in the Spanish La Liga.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Study suggests earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain made by Neanderthals not humans in "Science Journal".
  • DEATHS
  • Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), who died at 97.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • November is released. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
  • The Young Karl Marx is released. At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps) on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English proletariat class. Engels brings Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men.
  • MOVIES: NR
  • The Cured is released. What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Elliot Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? [IFC Films]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Every Day is released. 16-year old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A"who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Annihilation is released. Lena (Natalie Portman), a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.
  • Game Night is released. Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie's (Rachel McAdams) weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.
  • Half Magic is released. Three women use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.
  • The Lodgers is released. 1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.
  • MOVIES: TVMA
  • Hannah is released. When she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, a woman (Charlotte Rampling) drifts between reality and denial.
  • Mute is released. Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. [Netflix]
  • TV SERIES
  • Seven Seconds: Season 1 is released. An African-American teenager is critically injured when he is hit by the car of an white officer (Beau Knapp), who runs from the scene and his superior officer, Mike DiAngelo (David Lyons) exacerbates things by trying to cover it up in the first season of the anthology crime drama from Veena Sud set in Jersey City, New Jersey and based on the 2013 Russian film, The Major.
  • ALBUMS
  • Street Safari was released by Public Access T.V.. The second full-length release for the New York post-punk band led by John Eatherly was produced by Patrick Wimberly.
  • The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depth of the Sea was released by The Low Anthem. The fifth full-length release for the Rhode Island indie folk band was inspired by a Buddhist fable about a doll made of salt who searches for herself by going into the sea.
  • This Is Eggland was released by The Lovely Eggs. The fifth full-length release for British psychedelic punk duo of Holly Ross and David Blackwell was produced by Dave Fridmann.
  • Time & Space was released by Turnstile. The second full-length release for the Baltimore hardcore band was produced by Will Yip.
  • Widdershins was released by Grant-Lee Phillips. The ninth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was recorded over four days in Nashville and was mixed by Tucker Martine.
  • Tahoe was released by Dedekind Cut. The second full-length ambient release for the California producer (who also released albums under the name Lee Bannon) was recorded in Berlin, California, Cambridge, and New York.
  • Mozart's Mini-Mart was released by Go-Kart Mozart. The third full-length release for the indie rock band led by Lawrence (frontman for Felt and Denim) was produced with Papernut Cambridge's Ian Button.
  • Lo Moon was released by Lo Moon. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie pop trio of Crisanta Baker, Matt Lowell, and Sam Stewart was produced by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla.
  • Loner was released by Caroline Rose. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter features influences from electronic, folk, pop, surf and punk music and was co-produced with Paul Butler.
  • One People One World was released by Femi Kuti. The 10th full-length release for the saxophonist (and oldest son of Afrobeat artist Fele Kuti) was recorded mainly in Lagos with his band Positive Force.
  • Lala Belu was released by Hailu Mergia. The first new release in 15 years for the Ethiopian keyboard and accordion player features contributions from Tony Buck and Mike Majkowski.
  • Hundred Acres was released by S. Carey. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from such artists as Casey Foubert, Gordi, and Rob Moose of yMusic.
  • Insecure Men was released by Insecure Men. The debut full-length release for the new project from Fat White Family's Saul Adamczewski and Childhood's Ben Romans-Hopcraft was produced by Sean Lennon.
  • American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You're Too Hideous To Look at Face On was released by Sumac. The collaboration between Keiji Haino and Sumac was recorded during improvised sessions.
  • All at Once was released by Screaming Females. The seventh full-length release for the New Jersey punk trio was produced by Matt Bayles.
  • Basic Behaviour was released by Frigs. The debut full-length release for the Toronto-based trio led by Bria Salmena was self-recorded, produced and mixed.
  • Extralife was released by Darlingside. The third full-length release for the Massachusetts alt-folk band was co-produced with Dan Cardinal.
  • Fever was released by Black Milk. The seventh full-length solo release for the Detroit rapper/producer features guest appearances from Ab, Dwele, and Sudie.
  • GAMING: PC
  • All Walls Must Fall for PC is released. All Walls Must Fall is a Tech-Noir Tactics game set in Berlin 2089, where the Cold War never ended.
  • YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- for PC is released. So long as you have a dream in your heart, there's nowhere to run. But if you go through the doors and explore what's beyond, you just might have a chance...Play as a young girl as she explores the mysterious and unreal world of her dreams. Start off with no story or guide, as you experience the different worlds of her dreams, each one deeply shrouded in mystery.Run from the monsters that chase you, discover how to use the items you find, and solve the puzzles you come across to find clues to the mysteries scattered around you.There are 7 doors that exist within the dream, from which you can freely go through to different worlds as many times and in whatever order you like. Discovering where the worlds are connected and what happens between them may be the key that brings you closer to your goal.An homage to the original Yume Nikki, created by indie game developer Kikiyama on RPG Maker and released in 2004, this reimagining has been made with the permission, cooperation, and supervision of the original creator. This time created with 3D graphics and a new game system, while still retaining the feel of the original world and characters.
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet for PC is released. Your Choice is Heavier and Faster Than a Bullet. Become the hero of Gun Gale Online in the latest game of the SAO franchise in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. Step into the versatile landscapes and environments of Gun Gale Online with unique and realistic designs resembling something out of a sci-fi movie and numerous other weapons and fighting styles to choose from. Interact with characters from the Sword Art Online original novels, anime and previous games as you navigate a world that is vastly personalized and visually enhanced. Play as the protagonist, battle against opponents using new weapons and further customize gameplay by creating skills and abilities. Full dive into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet!FEATURES:* Welcome to the World of Guns: Gun Gale Online from Sword Art Online II is visually enhanced and diverse with many landscapes to discover in an all new original story supervised by series creator, Reki Kawahara.* Unreal Visuals: Get lost in a lifelike world developed by Dimps with realistic and robust environments and textures made possible by Unreal Engine 4.* Friend or Foe: Challenge tough bosses that require friends in co-op or play against them in 4-on- 4 battles.* Realistic and Heroic Gun play: Plenty of one-of-a-kind and beautifully designed weapons to choose from and unique skills to create.* New to XBOX ONE: Sword Art Online will come to XBOX ONE and PS4 simultaneously for the first time in the history of the popular gaming series.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Past Cure for Xbox One is released. Past Cure is a dark psychological thriller that blurs the lines between dreams and reality. An intense, cinematic, story driven experience, blending stealth and combat gameplay. Players are challenged to use an array of skills varying from powerful time bending mental abilities to brutal melee combat and stealth kills.After his years of torture, ex elite soldier Ian lives in the safehouse of his brother, struggling with the consequences of the military experiments he was put through. They twisted his mind, imbuedhim with preternatural mental abilities such as time control and telekinesis. Driven by hallucinations and his thirst for revenge, Ian enlists his brother's help as he sets out on a thrilling hunt for the perpetrators of the conspiracy against him, and for the truth underlying his torment. On his missions Ian experiments with his new powers, quickly coming to realize their inherent danger: with each use, his sanity frays a little more, inviting the nightmarish attention of something beyond reality.
  • SPORTS
  • Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova wins the women's singles gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; earlier sets a new ISU best short program score of 82.92.
  • Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 1,000m; also 1,500m champion.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Jay Z was set to become first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson. But no rapper had ever made the cut before. Jay Z would be inducted as part of the hall's class of 2017 alongside Max Martin, who has written songs for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande..
  • DEATHS
  • Derek Ibbotson, English 5K runner (Olympic bronze 1956), who died at 84.
  • Bill Pitt, Race Car Driver.
  • TV SERIES
  • Sun Records: Season 1 is released. The eight-part limited series based on the Tony-winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet"follows the early years of rock'n'roll as Sam Phillips (Chad Michael Murray) guides the rise of such stars as Elvis Presley (Drake Milligan), Johnny Cash (Kevin Fonteyne), Jerry Lee Lewis (Christian Lees), and Jimmy Swaggart (Jonah Lees).
  • GAMING: PC
  • Shadows of Adam for PC is released. A legendary hero, Orazio has disappeared, leaving behind a son and adopted daughter. With darkness looming, Kellan and Asrael set off on an epic journey to save their homeland and uncover the truth behind their father’s abrupt disappearance.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Mankind Divided. Posing as a convicted criminal, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: Track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.
  • forma.8 for PlayStation 4 is released. In a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. He got parted away from his companions by an accidental event and has a life or death mission to accomplish: he needs to find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions awaits him, and not everything is as it seems...
  • POLITICS
  • Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), who died at 87.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 45.9.5%.
  • DEATHS
  • Peter Fritz Willi Lustig, Voice Actor.
  • Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), who died at 69.
  • (Hendricus) "Henk" Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom Tien), who died of a brain hemorrhage at 83.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection for 3DS is released. Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcoms iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more!In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.FEATURES* Six classic games in one Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series.* 8-bit style with HD flair The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites.* Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas.* Museum of the era The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum.* Developed with an all-new engine Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers.* Leaderboards and video replays Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!
  • GAMING: PC
  • Obliteracers for PC is released. Same-screen party racing for up to 16 players. Race brutal-cute aliens on exotic planets, using weapon powerups and physics-based vehicles to annihilate your competition in frantic round-based combat. Connect spare gamepads, laptops and smart devices as extra controllers.
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition for PC is released. Get your daily fix of Agent 47 with this elegant, strategy-based Hitman game!
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Foul Play for PlayStation 4 is released. Prepare for DRAMA as the Baron's tale unfolds, from the harsh deserts of Cairo, to the shady streets of Victorian London... and beyond. The finest actors and actresses of the day have been employed to ensure the ABSOLUTE authenticity of the story. Prepare to play out the most spectacular and explosive moments of the Baron's life; improbable beasts, astonishing villainy, and at the heart of it all - the mysterious Foul Play.
  • Far Cry Primal for PlayStation 4 is released. The era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerous predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. You'll assume the role of Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have a single goal: survive in a world where you are the hunted. Grow your tribe and sharpen your skills to lead your people, conquer the land of Oros, and become the apex predator. Encounter a cast of memorable characters who can help push back the dangers of the wild. Face enemy tribes who will do anything to eradicate you and your allies. [Ubisoft]
  • Toki Tori 2 + for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience Toki Tori’s Epic Puzzle Adventure. Explore a forest island, learn magical songs and interact with the local wildlife to solve environmental puzzles. Toki Tori 2+’s game design requires just two moves: whistle and stomp. It's super accessible, yet it builds up to incredible complexity later on. There’s a ton to do, too. After puzzle-solving your way to five Ancient Frogs and saving the island from a strange pollution, you can still find 100s of golden wings, snap dozens of creature pictures and go Achievement hunting. - A unique take on the Metroidvania formula - Follow the path, or stray off-road and tackle the expert puzzles - Whistle magical songs to rewind, fast-travel and more - Snap dozens of Tokidex creature pictures
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
  • SwapQuest for PlayStation Vita is released. SwapQuest is a captivating new mix of easy-to-learn puzzle mechanics and old-school RPG elements.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 for Xbox One is released. In Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, the zombies have conquered, and the plants are on the attack for the first time in this shooter. In your Backyard Battleground you can edit your character’s abilities and customizations, choose quests, jump into co-op or multiplayer action modes, or invite up to three friends in to your backyard to start a party and take on AI – defeat a wave, and a more powerful wave will show up. You can also switch teams to challenge your friends. Backyard Battleground is your own frontline base to plan your attack before you enter the battle for Zomburbia. [EA]
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1: In Too Deep for Xbox One is released. In this premiere episode, 'In Too Deep, ' Michonne joins Pete and his crew on the sailing ship The Companion as they cruise the coast for survivors and supplies. When a desperate signal for help draws them to a scene of horrific massacre, Michonne and the crew are lead further to the floating survivors' colony of Monroe, which may just be harboring the person responsible for the carnage. [TellTale Games]
  • Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders for Xbox One is released. The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. Assume the role of the famous private detective Hercule Poirot and, once again, you find yourself up against a mysterious serial killer who goes by the name of "ABC".

On this day in 2015

  • DEATHS
  • Mike Colabucci, Race Car Driver.
  • ALBUMS
  • Music in Exile was released by Songhoy Blues. The debut full-length release for the Malian band was co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner and Marc-Antoine Moreau.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Aaru's Awakening for PC is released. A hand-drawn 2D action platformer set in the mythical world of Lumenox. Master the synergy of Teleportation and charge to defeat evil.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag.
  • 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks a 55-race winless streak to win his 2nd Great American Race.
  • TV SERIES
  • Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 is released. Loosely based on creator D.J. Nash's life, adult Henry Fisher (voiceover by Jason Bateman) looks back on his life as a 11-year-old (Eli Baker) with his older sister Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) after the divorce between his father Mel (J.K. Simmons), a blind lawyer and his mother Joyce (Jenna Elfman).
  • SPORTS
  • Russia sweeps the medals in the men's 50k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Alexander Legkov wins gold ahead of team mates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov.
  • Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984.
  • XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia.

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