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Today in the World Countries

  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Barbados
  • Saint Pierre-Chanel Day is being celebrated in Wallis And Futuna
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in Afghanistan
  • Workers Memorial Day is being celebrated in Gibraltar
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • R.M.N is released. A non-judgmental analysis of the driving forces of human behavior when confronted with the unknown, of the way we perceive the other and on how we relate to an unsettling future.
  • Polite Society is released. A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, Polite Society follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
  • The Eight Mountains is released. The Eight Mountains is the story of a friendship. Of children becoming men who try to erase the footprints of their fathers, but who, through the twists and turns they take, always end up returning home. Pietro is a boy from the city, Bruno is the last child of a forgotten mountain village. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his mountain, while Pietro is the one who comes and goes. Their encounters introduce them to love and loss, reminding them of their origins, letting their destinies unfold, as Pietro and Bruno discover what it means to be true friends for life.

On this day in 2022

  • Russian missiles strike Ukrainian city of Kyiv during a visit by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
  • Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist.
  • The Offer: Season 1 is released. The limited series dramatizes producer Albert S. Ruddy's (Miles Teller) experience while making Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather."
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: Season 1 is released. Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) finds his faith tested while investigating a double murder that may be connected to an LDS family in this limited series from Dustin Lance Black and inspired by the true crime book by Jon Krakauer.
  • Rogue Legacy 2 for PC is released. Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.
  • Dorfromantik for PC is released. Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!
  • Kaiju Wars for PC is released. Play out a Kaiju movie as the (hopelessly) outclassed military in this stylish 2D turn-based strategy game. Construct buildings and defend your city with cannon-fodder tanks, jets and more as the devastating kaiju grow in power with every attack.
  • Kapital: Sparks of Revolution for PC is released. Sandbox economic simulation game about class struggle. European country is in a deep crisis. You are the mayor of the capital. Social unrest is inevitable. What price will you pay to save your people from anarchy?
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake for PlayStation 4 is released. Nobody leaves here alive!The House of the Dead: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards.* Hordes of the undead monstrosities in a fast-paced rail-shooter. * True to the original gameplay. * Well known arcade classic with modern graphics and controls. * Multiple endings.
  • Bugsnax for Switch is released. Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answers and a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island* What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really?* How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them?* And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!? We are what we eatBugsnax takes you on a whimsical adventure to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone... and hungry!It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD? Key features: * Discover, hunt, and capture all 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait! * Explore the diverse biomes of Snaktooth Island to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg. * Stuff your new friends with Bugsnax to customize them with countless new looks. * Follow every lead to learn more about Lizbert's band of misfits and the mysteries of Snaktooth Island.
  • Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition for Switch is released. Arise: A Simple Story is a critically acclaimed 3D time manipulation narrative adventure. Embark on a journey about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience – the loss of our closest loved ones and how we remember them. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life and see how one’s life can be shaped by the presence of a soulmate. Each level is a metaphorical representation of the stages of life and how our memories shape these recollections. The game also supports an easy to pick up couch co-op feature allowing you to play together with a loved one.

On this day in 2021

  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe becomes the first spacecraft to cross the Alfvén critical boundary, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
  • Michael Collins, American Major General USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), who died of cancer at 90.
  • Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), who died at 61.
  • The Handmaid's Tale: Season 4 is released. June (Elisabeth Moss) takes major risks as she fights against the Gilead regime in the fourth season of the drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel.

On this day in 2020

  • US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 1 million, while death toll of 58,365 surpasses that of US soldiers killed in Vietnam War (Johns Hopkins).
  • US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015.
  • Argentina bans all commercial domestic and international flights until September 1 because of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Onyx Carter, Family Member, born in Australia.
  • Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), who died from melanoma at 61.
  • Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (" Tossin'and Turnin'"), who died at 95.
  • Freddy Fryar, Race Car Driver.
  • Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), who died at 86.
  • Jill Gascoine, TV Actress.
  • Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Stade Rennais FC, Paris SG), who died at 77.
  • Blood Quantum is released. The dead are coming back to life outside. But in the isolated Mi'gmaq reserve of Red Crow, the indigenous inhabitants are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the tribal sheriff, must protect his son's pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses. [Shudder]
  • Gears Tactics for PC is released. Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
  • Remnant: From the Ashes - Swamps of Corsus for PC is released. Remnant: From the Ashes – Swamps of Corsus requires ownership of Remnant: From the Ashes to play. Begin your journey across the dangerous and corrupted worlds of Remnant: From the Ashes with a new mode and expanded map content in the Swamps of Corsus DLC. New Mode - Survival. Fight for your life in this new rogue-like game mode! Start off your adventure with nothing but a pistol, some scrap and the skin on your back. Travel randomly through corrupted World Stones to different biomes, scrap-up gear, fight insanely-difficult bosses and test your endurance on how long you can resist The Root’s influence. The Iskal Rise. The swamps of Corsus swarm with new content! Discover a new zone in Adventure Mode, fight new bosses, experience new stories, participate in new events, find new quests, and more. Lock & Load. Pick up new items, new armor and skins, new weapons, new mods and new traits. Armor Skins. By defeating bosses in Survival Mode, or the Hard and Nightmare difficulties in Campaign and Adventure Mode, earn Glowing Shards which you can use to purchase alternate armor skins for every piece of armor available in the game.
  • Sakura Wars for PlayStation 4 is released. Improve the Revue Flower Division team's fortune to avoid being shut down in Sakura Wars for PlayStation 4. Set in a 1940s steampunk Tokyo, this single-player game features a dynamic LIPS dialogue system so you can build relationships through what you say and the way you say it. Lead your motivated team members to victory on the battlefield for a thrilling Sakura Wars experience.
  • SnowRunner for PlayStation 4 is released. SnowRunner puts you in the driver's seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.
  • Moving Out for PlayStation 4 is released. Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to "couch co-op"!Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you'll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore. Smooth Moves may not be the biggest moving company, but there's no task too dangerous or strange for this busy team of go-getters. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful customizable characters, and save your town from furniture peril!
  • Telling Lies for PlayStation 4 is released. An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
  • Daymare: 1998 for PlayStation 4 is released. Daymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and '90s landmark brands.
  • Get Packed for Stadia is released. Get Packed is a couch co-op removals game with calamity and physics-based carnage for 1 to 4 players. Fusing Overcooked style frantic fun & Gang Beasts inspired elastic physics you and your rubber-limbed removal team help the citizens of Ditchlington relocate as fast as you can. [Google]
  • Indivisible for Switch is released. INDIVISIBLE is inspired by classics like Valkyrie Profile and Metroid, and has the unique character, world, and gameplay depth Lab Zero is known for.Meet Ajna, Indivisible protagonist.Ajna is a headstrong girl raised in a remote village. Her father, the town's guardian, has trained her to be strong in mind and body to prepare her for things to come. Ajna discovers a mysterious power in herself, and sets off on a world-spanning journey. Along the way, a number of unique heroes will join her on her quest.
  • The Inner Friend for Xbox One is released. Descend into an eerie world made of scattered memories and unresolved traumas and explore a nightmarish landscape where you will come face to face with childhood fears and nightmares.
  • President Vladimir Putin warns Russia has not yet reached the peak of COVID-19 pandemic infections, with 93,000 recorded cases and 867 deaths.

On this day in 2019

  • Spanish general election: no party wins a majority, Socialists under Pedro Sanchez win most with 29%.
  • Largest demonstrations since 2014 in Hong Kong over plans to change law to send suspects to mainland China for trial.
  • The Red Line: Season 1 is released. Produced by Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay, the event series based on creator's Caitlin Parrish play A Twist of Water, looks at the impact of the shooting death of an innocent African-American doctor by a white police officer on three families connected to the case: the police officer's (Noel Fisher), the victim's husband (Noah Wyle) and child (Aliyah Royale) and the politician's (Emayatzy Corinealdi).
  • TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins).
  • Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening.

On this day in 2018

  • Danny DeVito Day declared in Jersey for 17th November by Mayor John Moor of Asbury Park.
  • World's largest child sacrifice,140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation.
  • Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks.
  • James Hylton, Race Car Driver.
  • Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village.

On this day in 2017

  • Gwyneth Paltrow brand Goop and Condé Nast announce they will be launching a quarterly publication together.
  • John Whitmore, Race Car Driver.
  • Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), who died at 97.
  • Bill Scott, Race Car Driver.
  • Below Her Mouth is released. Jasmine (Natalie Krill) is a successful fashion editor living with her fiancé, Rile (Sebastian Pigott). On a night out in the city with her best friend, she meets Dallas (Erika Linder), a roofer recently out of a relationship. Surprised by the confidence with which Dallas pursues her, Jasmine turns Dallas down – but can’t get her out of her head. When Jasmine finally succumbs, the two women embark on a steamy affair that forces them both to reevaluate their lives.
  • Buster's Mal Heart is released. Buster (Rami Malek) was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his psyche and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil) — until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) changed the course of their lives forever. As the solitary present-day Buster drifts from house to house, eluding the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both.
  • LA 92 is released. LA 92 looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day. Told entirely through stunning and rarely seen archival footage, the film captures the shock, disappointment and fury felt by many Angelenos, particularly those in the African-American community, following the outcomes of two back-to-back, highly publicized trials.
  • Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is released. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story chronicles the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.” Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and more. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this heartfelt documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.
  • Rupture is released. Single mom Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace) is deathly terrified of spiders. While in route to meet up with a friend, she is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense yet strange questioning and examinations, some about her fear of spiders, Renee soon discovers that she is now the subject of an underground experiment. Her captors explain to her that she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to “rupture” and reveal her alien nature. Renee must find a way to escape before it is too late.
  • One Week and a Day is released. As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine -- but just because the shiva has ended doesn’t mean it’s life as usual. Each coping in their own way, Eyal and Vicky both attempt to regain a sense of control over their future, as they struggle to discover that there are still things in life worth living for.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Circle is released. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Emma Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.
  • How to Be a Latin Lover is released. Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) has a dream to be rich without ever having to work a day in his life. Having made a career of seducing rich older women, he marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, spoiled and bored from waking up next to his now 80-year-old wife—he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion and desperate for a place to stay, he must move in with his estranged sister, Sara, (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo, in their small apartment. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses his nephew’s crush on a classmate to get to his new target—her grandmother, Celeste, a widowed billionaire. As Maximo tries to rekindle his powers as a Latin lover, he finds himself bonding with his nephew Hugo, and he begins to learn that being a Latin lover means that loving money isn’t as important as the love of your family.
  • Sleight is released. A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.
  • Voice from the Stone is released. Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena (Emilia Clarke), a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • Casting JonBenét is released. In 1996, Boulder, Colorado was rocked by the mysterious death of six-year-old pageant queen, JonBenet Ramsey. Two decades later, director Kitty Green returns to audition local actors, unpacking how each remembers and relates to the ill-fated Ramsey family. [Netflix]
  • Catastrophe: Season 3 is released. The third season of the series features the final TV role for Carrie Fisher as Rob's mother (she passed away shortly after finishing filming the season).
  • Dear White People (2017): Season 1 is released. A riot breaks out at an Ivy League school over an African-American-themed party thrown by whites.
  • All This I Do for Glory was released by Colin Stetson. The sixth full-length solo release for the saxophonist was recorded live with no overdubs or loops and was self-produced.
  • async was released by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The first solo release for the Grammy-winning Japanese synth pop composer in eight years features David Sylvian on one track.
  • Humanz was released by Gorillaz. The animated band returns after a seven year absence with a studio album featuring guest appearances from Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, D.R.A.M., Del La Soul, Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Popcaan, Jamie Principle, Pusha T, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, and Kali Uchis.
  • God's Problem Child was released by Willie Nelson. The latest release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Buddy Cannon and features guest appearances from Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell (in one of his final recordings), and Tony Joe White.
  • Gargoyle was released by Mark Lanegan Band. The latest release for the alternative rock artist features guest appearances from Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood.
  • I Go Missing in My Sleep was released by Wilsen. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based trio of Tamsin Wilson, Drew Arndt, and Johnny Simon was recorded with producer Ben Baptie.
  • Volume 1 was released by BNQT. This is the debut full-length release for the supergroup that includes Midlake's Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey Mcclellan and Jesse Chandler with vocals from Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Travis' Fran Healy, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, and Grandaddy's Jason Lytle.
  • The Possum in the Driveway was released by Mark Mulcahy. The fifth full-length solo release produced by Scott Amore comes after a series of setbacks including a studio fire, a car crash, and a bout of the measles for the singer-songwriter.
  • What Now was released by Sylvan Esso. The second full-length release for the electronic pop duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn was written in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles in 2016.
  • Visuals was released by Mew. The seventh full-length studio release for the Danish alternative rock trio is its first without guitarist Bo Madsen.
  • Strength of a Woman was released by Mary J. Blige. The 13th full-length studio release for the R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Kaytranada, Quavo, and Kanye West.
  • Pleasure was released by Feist. The fifth full-length solo studio release for the Canadian indie pop artist features a guest appearance from Jarvis Cocker and was produced with Mocky and Renaud LeTang.
  • Pussycat was released by Juliana Hatfield. The latest release for the alt-rock artist was influenced by the election of Donald Trump and was recorded in less than two weeks.
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies was released by John Mellencamp. The 23rd full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter feature Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter Cash) and a track with Martina McBride.
  • Rock N Roll Consciousness was released by Thurston Moore. The fifth solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist was produced by Paul Epworth with contributions from My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley.
  • Snow was released by The New Year. The indie rock/slowcore band returns with its first new release in nine years which was written over that course of time between albums.
  • Little Nightmares for PlayStation 4 is released. Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears. Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch is released. Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch. Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks. Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster. Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc. Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon. Carry two items at the same time. Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players. Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode. Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere.
  • Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom for Xbox One is released. An alchemist’s apprentice returns home from university to finish her training under a great master. Things go awry when she revisits her family home, where dark secrets and the mystery of her parents’ disappearance lie buried. She will embark on a quest that can potentially change the faith of the entire realm and her own future forever.

On this day in 2016

  • George Wolfe's musical "Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed", based on Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's original revue, and featuring Audra MacDonald and Billy Porter, opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 100 performances.
  • Barry Howard, British comic actor (Hi-de-Hi!), who died of blood cancer at 78.
  • Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), who died of cancer at 68.
  • Neon Chrome for PC is released. Neon Chrome is a ruthless top-down cyberpunk shooter with rogue-like elements including procedural levels and ruthless gameplay. Blast your way through walls with guns and cybernetic abilities and try alternate approaches with different roles like the Assassin or the Cyber Psycho.
  • Offworld Trading Company for PC is released. Offworld Trading Company is a new direction for real-time strategy, where money is both your deadliest weapon and toughest defense. After the Earth is tapped out and the asteroids claimed by faceless megacorporations, the stark Martian surface is the final frontier on which dreamers and entrepreneurs can make something of themselves by staking their claim to the red planet’s abundant resources and building an economic engine capable of out-producing the competition.
  • The Detail for PC is released. A crime noir adventure in a modern American city.
  • Back in 1995 for PC is released. A throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the original Playstation, Back in 1995 re-creates everything from this forgotten era of games.
  • Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), who died at 81.

On this day in 2015

  • Jack Ely died at the age of 71 after a long illness. The Kingman singer's hit 'Louie Louie' reached the top of the charts in 1963 and sparked an FBI investigation into whether or not its lyrics were obscene..
  • Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), who died at 71.
  • Hairball was released by Nai Harvest. The second full-length release for the British indie rock duo for of Ben Thompson and Lew Currie was produced by Bob Cooper.
  • MG was released by MG. The debut full-length studio release for Depeche Mode's Martin Gore contains 16 instrumental electronic tracks.
  • Jekyll + Hyde was released by Zac Brown Band. The fourth major label studio release for the Grammy-winning band includes influences of rock, hip-hop, gospel, and big band with guest appearances from Sara Bareilles and Chris Cornell.
  • Cascade was released by William Basinski. The latest release from the ambient artist is a 40-minute piano tape loop.
  • Deep in the Iris was released by Braids. The third full-length release for the Canadian experimental pop trio was produced with Damian Taylor.
  • Fading Love was released by George FitzGerald. The debut full-length release from the Berlin-based British DJ/producer features vocals from Boxed In's Oli Bayston and Lawrence Hart.
  • Fly International Luxurious Art was released by Raekwon. The sixth solo release for the Wu-Tang Clan rapper features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Assassin, Busta Rhymes, Estelle, Ghostface Killah, Liz Rodrigues, Rich Ross, and Snoop Dogg.
  • The Magic Whip was released by Blur. The British rock band's first studio release in 12 years was recorded while on tour in Asia and produced with Stephen Street.
  • Who Is the Sender? was released by Bill Fay. The British singer-songwriter latest release was produced by Joshua Henry and recorded in 13 days.
  • + - was released by Mew. The first new studio release in six years from the Danish art rock band sees the return of original bassist Johan Wohler and was produced by Michael Beinhorn.
  • Never Were the Way She Was was released by Sarah Neufeld. The debut full-length collaboration between Arcade Fire's saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld was produced by Hans Bernard.
  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim for PC is released. In the latest game in the series that originated in 1987, players assume the role of Adol Christian and embark on a rich adventure set on a deserted island.
  • The Perils of Man for PC is released.
  • Verdun for PC is released. Verdun is a multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into battles of attack and defense. The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. The developers were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun in 1916. The game offers 4 distinct game-modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch, and Squad Defense. There are also many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.
  • Tropico 5 for PlayStation 4 is released. Chock full of a host of new gameplay features and new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new direction - dynasties. You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward.
  • Omega Quintet for PlayStation 4 is released. In a world close to destruction, singing might be their only hope. Humanity's last hope rests in the music of the singing idols. Possessing weapons of sound, they have to fight evil and restore the world. The five girls must give the performance of a lifetime to stop this darkness from destroying the last of humanity. Music plays an integral role in the game's battle system, providing stat boosts and more during battle, and, as the manager of the idols, players will be able to build relationships with each group member known as "Verse Maidens".
  • Project Root for PlayStation 4 is released. Ending Demetrio Watts is in the hands of a group of unknowns. Depends on Arcturus. The classic choot-em-'up scenario.
  • Broken Age for PlayStation 4 is released. Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.
  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for Xbox One is released. How will you survive the zombie apocalypse? State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition brings the zombie survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One. State of Decay, along with major Add-Ons Breakdown and Lifeline, is now fully remastered in 1080p. New missions, weapons, and extra content, along with improved lighting, textures, animations, and combat mechanics, will pull you even deeper into the post-outbreak world. How will you survive the zombie apocalypse? Purchase the Day One Edition and get the exclusive Preppers Pack.

On this day in 2014

  • Scorpions drummer James Kottak was sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour after an incident at Dubai airport on 3 April of this year. He was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol..
  • Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell appeared in court after being arrested over a domestic dispute. The arrest came after a caller from the singers' home phoned the emergency services and then hung up. Simon told a Superior Court judge in Norwalk, Connecticut, he had a rare argument with his wife on Saturday night at their home and they were now fine..
  • Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014.
  • Winston Butler, YouTube Star, born in California.
  • Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, who died at 80.
  • Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, who died from lung cancer at 61.
  • Dudesblood was released by Dan Sartain. The ninth release for the Alabama singer-songwriter includes a cover of The Nife's Pass This On.
  • Embrace was released by Embrace. This is the first release in eight years for the British indie rock band led by Danny McNamara.
  • Sky Swimming was released by Elephant. This is the debut full-length release for the British duo of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck.
  • Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers,1977 NBA Champions), who died from cancer at 89.
  • Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, who died at 75.

On this day in 2013

  • Emeli Sande set a new record for the most consecutive weeks on the UK's Official Album Chart top 10 of any debut album. 'Our Version Of Events' was released in February 2012 and went on to become the biggest selling album that year. The album hadn't dropped out of the top 10 since its release and had been in the UK's Official Album Chart for 63 weeks. The 26-year-old singer had overtaken The Beatles who previously held the record..
  • 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France.
  • János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, who died at 88.
  • Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), who died of lung cancer at 66.
  • Leviathan: Warships for PC is released. Leviathan: Warships is a strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships to play with or against their friends. Play together in the co-op campaign missions against the growing Marauder threat or fight through special Challenge Missions with your friends. If you rather want to test your admiral capabilities, you can fight against your friends or foes in multiplayer skirmishes across 14 different maps. The fleet editor features multiple ship and weapon types which can be combined in almost any possible way, allowing players to try out a vast amount of strategic possibilities.
  • Game Dev Tycoon for PC is released. Game Dev Tycoon is a business simulation game in which you replay the history of the gaming industry by starting your own video game development company in the 80s. Create best selling games. Research new technologies and invent new game types. Become the leader of the market and gain worldwide fans.


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