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Today in the World Countries

  • August Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Saint Helena
  • Gaura Parba is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Heroes Day is being celebrated in Namibia
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Ukraine
  • Late Summer Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Gibraltar
  • National Heroes' Day is being celebrated in Philippines
  • National Repentance Day is being celebrated in Papua New Guinea
  • Shree Krishna Janmashtami is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Shuba Janmashtami is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • Summer Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Jersey
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Religious Leader.
  • The Good Boss is released. Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
  • Alienoid is released. Alienoid follows two Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) gurus seeking a legendary, time-bending blade as they unexpectedly cross paths with modern-era people hunting down a dangerous alien concealed inside a human’s body.
  • Breaking is released. When Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley (John Boyega) is denied support from Veteran’s Affairs, financially desperate and running out of options, he takes a bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police. Based on the true story.
  • Funny Pages is released. When Robert, a high school student and aspiring cartoonist, rejects the comforts of suburban life, dropping out of school and leaving home, he finds an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace — a former low-level comic artist.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Invitation is released. After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she's at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family's history and unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.
  • Samaritan is released. Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
  • Out of the Blue is released. After spending time in prison following an assault charge, Connor Bates (Ray Nicholson) now works in a library and spends his free time running, swimming, and trying to piece his world back together. When he meets Marilyn Chambers (Diane Kruger), the wife of a wealthy businessman, they collide into an intense physical and emotional relationship that quickly escalates into idle talk about her husband’s murder.
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing is released. Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.
  • Me Time is released. When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life. [Netflix]
  • Private Desert is released. Sara is a genderfluid blue-collar worker who lives as her male birth identity Robson by day while caring for her religious grandmother in Sobradinho, a small town in the northeast of Brazil. Daniel, who teaches in a police academy in southern metropolis Curitiba, has been placed on unpaid leave after a violent incident that’s all over the news. Hulking and tightly wound, he comes from a long line of hypermasculine police and military men, including his ailing father with whom he is tender and patient, displaying none of the machismo his work demands. The only thing holding him together is his online romance with Sara, whom he has never met in person. When she suddenly disappears, Daniel drives 2,000 miles across Brazil to find her. He posts Sara’s picture all over town but no one recognizes her, until he receives a mysterious call from someone claiming to know her and asking to meet. What follows is a journey of the heart that will change Sara and Daniel forever.
  • PRE PLEASURE was released by Julia Jacklin. The third full-length release for Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin was co-produced with Marcus Paquin.
  • Will of the People was released by Muse. The ninth full-length studio release for British rock band Muse was self-produced and recorded in London and Los Angeles.
  • Let's Turn It Into Sound was released by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The latest full-length release for Los Angeles-based electronic producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith features results from a new vocal processing technique she created.
  • Flood was released by Stella Donnelly. The second full-length release for Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly was co-produced with Anna Laverty and Methyl Ethyl's Jake Webb.
  • All of Us Flames was released by Ezra Furman. The latest full-length solo release for Chicago singer-songwriter Ezra Furman was produced by John Congleton.
  • Soul Hackers 2 for PC is released. The story takes place in the mid-21st century, a near future not too far from the present.Submissive to the "Demon"with super powers, a survivor living under society, the Devil Summoner. He secretly guards society without anyone knowing.Produced with high technology, the "Aion"that surpassed the human brain one day found a sign of the world's demise.Aion's Ringo and Figg came to the human world to stop the world from perishing. Their purpose is to protect the key figures who can reverse the fate of their demise, but the key figures have all been killed.Ringo then implemented the special ability "Soul Hack"possessed by Aion to revive them. They were given a "second chance", and the demon summoners joined Ringo and Figg to stop the world's demise.As a result, will they be able to reverse their fate...?
  • Pac-Man World: Re-PAC for Switch is released. Feed Your Appetite for Adventure. In Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Pac-Man arrives home on his birthday to find the Ghosts have kidnapped Pac-Man’s family & friends and ruined his party. Pac-Man must set out to adventure through the six areas of Ghost Island to rescue his family and friends, and face-off against the Ghosts’ boss, Toc-Man. With polished graphics, enhanced gameplay, and updated features – Pac-Man World Re-Pac is action/platforming fun for both experienced Pac-fans and new Pac-thusiasts the world over.
  • Mable John, American blues, R& B, and gospel vocalist (Tamla-Motown; Ray Charles; "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"), and minister, who died at 91.

On this day in 2021

  • Two bomb blasts at Kabul Airport, Afghanistan, kill at least 60 people, including 12 US soldiers, amid international efforts to evacuate citizens out of the country.
  • Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972,76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), who died at 73.
  • Kenny Malone, American Nashville-based session drummer (Dolly Parton; Dobie Gray: Waylon Jennings), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 83.
  • MOVIES: AUGUST 26 2021
  • Mosquito State is released. August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown. On Wall Street, they’re called “quants”—the intense data analysts whose mathematical prowess can make the difference between a fortune and a flop. Consumed with his work, Richard doesn’t often stray from his office or apartment. But when Richard decides to go to a company party, he makes two acquaintances: the mysterious, sylphlike Lena (Charlotte Vega) and one pesky mosquito, both of which take root in his mind, altering his existence in profound ways.
  • The Other Two: Season 2 is released. Brooke and Cary (Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver) find themselves under the shadow of yet another family member: their 53-year-old mother Pat (Molly Shannon) who now has a daytime talk show in the second season of the comedy that is now on HBO Max.

On this day in 2020

  • At least 100 people killed in flash floods in the city of Charikar, Afghanistan, with 500 houses destroyed.
  • Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (29) is the youngest to win the International Booker prize for their debut novel "The Discomfort of Evening".
  • Daisy Bloom, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), who died at 87.
  • Lingua Franca is released. Olivia (Isabel Sandoval), an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with Alex (Eamon Farren), Olga's adult grandson, in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.
  • Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin is released. When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life.
  • Milwaukee Bucks forfeit their NBA playoff game after the shooting of Jacob Blake, leading to the NBA postponing more games.
  • Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975,76,77,78; Grey Cup 1974,77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), who died at 70.

On this day in 2019

  • Ed Sheeran eneded his ÷ (Divide) tour with a show at Chantry Park in Ipswich, England, near his hometown of Framlingham. The tour started on March 16,2017 and set the record for highest-grossing tour, earning $775.6 million over 255 shows..
  • Meeting of the G7 agrees on $20 million aid package to fight fires in the Amazon in Biarritz.
  • Leo DiCaprio's envirnomental organization Earth Alliance donates $5 to fighting fires in the Amazon.
  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay state of Oklahoma $572 million in 1st trial against opioid manufacturer.
  • Knights And Bikes for PC is released. KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.
  • Wreckfest for Xbox One is released. Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2! Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground! Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there.Features:* Awesome Cars -- Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won't find anything like this in other games.* Meaningful Customization -- Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor!* Multiplayer -- Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance!* Challenge modes -- Have hilarious fun with crop harvesters, lawn mowers, school buses, three-wheelers and more!
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan).

On this day in 2018

  • Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation.
  • Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'.
  • Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
  • Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England.
  • Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979.
  • Neil Simon, American playwright and author (The Odd Couple), who died at 91.
  • Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, who died at 107.
  • Bodyguard: Season 1 is released. War-veteran-turned-police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden) is promoted to the protection detail for controversial conservative Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) in this drama series created by Jed Mercurio.
  • America to Me: Season 1 is released. The 10-part documentary series from Steve James takes a year-long look at Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School as students and staff deal with a variety of issues, including race, at one of the most diverse suburban public high schools in the U.S.
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe.
  • Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine.

On this day in 2017

  • Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks.
  • Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast.
  • Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula,120 admitted to hospital.
  • Manchester City scores a 2-1 win at Bournemouth to start EPL record 18 game winning streak; Raheem Sterling scores for City but is sent off with 2 yellow cards in injury time.

On this day in 2016

  • San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US.
  • In Order of Disappearance is released. Introverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) has just been named “Citizen of the Year, ” when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder - a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as "The Count", and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher.
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer is released. In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.
  • Fatima is released. Fatima (Soria Zeroual) lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Southside with You is released. One summer afternoon in 1989, a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.
  • The Hollars is released. John Hollar (John Krasinski), a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • The Sea of Trees is released. Arthur Brennan (Matthew McConaughey), an American professor, travels to Japan in the midst of a personal crisis. As he wanders through a mysterious forest with a dark past, he experiences flashbacks of his fraught but loving relationship with his wife, Joan (Naomi Watts), and meets an enigmatic stranger, Takumi (Ken Watanabe), who is lost and injured. Arthur devotes himself to saving Takumi and returning him home to safety, and the two embark on a spiritual, life-changing journey of friendship, discovery, and healing—one which may ultimately re-connect Arthur with his love for his wife. [A24]
  • The Intervention is released. When four couples meet for a weekend away together, an attempt to run a “marriage intervention” goes hilariously wrong as everyone is forced to confront the secrets and fears that seem to be holding them back from finding happiness with each other.
  • Complete Unknown is released. This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom’s (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing. [IFC Films]
  • Don't Breathe is released. A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.
  • Hands of Stone is released. Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas."
  • Mia Madre is released. Margherita (Margherita Buy) is a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. [Music Box Films]
  • Mechanic: Resurrection is released. Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop's life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. [Lionsgate]
  • Mangy Love was released by Cass McCombs. The eighth full-length release for the California singer-songwriter features contributions from Angel Olsen and Blake Mills, with production by Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne.
  • Los Niños Sin Miedo was released by The Parrots. The debut full-length release for the Spanish garage rock trio led by Diego Garcia was recorded in a week.
  • How to Be a Human Being was released by Glass Animals. The second full-length release for the British band was inspired people telling stories.
  • Glory was released by Britney Spears. The ninth full-length studio release for the pop artist features a guest appearance from G-Eazy as well as contributions from Dan Book, Burns, Cashmere Cat, Andrew Goldstein, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mattman & Robin, Mischke, Nick Monson, Justin Tranter, and Tramaine "Young Fyre"Winfrey.
  • And the Anonymous Nobody was released by De La Soul. The eighth full-length release for the hip hop trio was funded by Kickstarter campaign and features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Estelle, Justin Hawkins, Little Dragon, Roc Marciano, Pete Rock, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, and Usher.
  • Anything but Words was released by Banks & Steelz. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA features guest appearances from Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Kool Keith, and Florence Welch.
  • Between Waves was released by The Album Leaf. The first release in six years fir the Jimmy LaValle-led band is also the first on the Relapse label.
  • Skiptracing was released by Mild High Club. This is the second full-length release for the Alexander Brettin psychedelic pop project.
  • Stay Gold was released by Butch Walker. The eighth full-length solo studio release for the rock producer/singer-songwriter features a duet with Ashley Moore.
  • Motion Graphics was released by Motion Graphics. This is the debut release for the experimental electronic project of Joe Williams (who also releases albums under the name White Williams).
  • Phase Zero was released by Morgan Delt. This is the second full-length release for the California psych-rock singer-songwriter.
  • Total Depravity was released by The Veils. The fifth full-length release for the London-based band led by Finn Andrews was co-produced by El-P and Adam "Atom"Greenspan.
  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call for Xbox One is released. Answer the siren's call and defeat the cruel Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken.
  • Solar Shifter EX for Xbox One is released. A sci-fi bullet hell shooter with the unique ability to "shift"(teleport)- either right into the action or, in tough situations, out of it for your own sake.

On this day in 2015

  • WDBJ TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia.
  • Channing English, Family Member, born in Georgia.
  • Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Leader.
  • P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), who died at 84.
  • Queen of Earth is released. Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) is a woman careening towards emotional collapse after a one-two punch of heartbreaking events. Seeking peace and solitude, she heads to the secluded lakehouse of her best friend, Virginia (Katherine Waterston). But their quiet country retreat becomes a journey into steadily mounting hysteria as past and present collide and the love-hate relationship between the two women threatens to tear them apart. [IFC Films]
  • No Escape is released. As an American businessman (Owen Wilson) and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia, they suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising. They must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city.
  • The Carmichael Show: Season 1 is released. The comedy focuses on Jerrod's (Jerrod Carmichael) relationship with his girlfriend Maxine (Amber West), his brother (Lil Rel Howery), and parents (David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine).

On this day in 2014

  • Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa.
  • Israel and Hamas accept another ceasefire.
  • Kate Bush made her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. Bush received a standing ovation as she closed the show with 'Cloudbusting', from her 1985 hit album The Hounds of Love. The 22 shows had completely sold out in less than fifteen minutes, after tickets were released in March of this year..
  • Green Language was released by Rustie. The second full-length release for the Scottish electronic producer features guest appearances from Danny Brown, D Double E, and Gorgeous Children.
  • Lose was released by Cymbals Eat Guitars. The third full-length release for the New York indie rock band led by Joseph D'Agostino was produced by John Agnello.
  • Manipulator was released by Ty Segall. The 17-track release from the California garage rocker was produced by Chris Woodhouse.
  • Ganglion Reef was released by Wand. This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles psych rock band led by Cory Hanson.
  • Brill Bruisers was released by The New Pornographers. The first release in four years for the supergroup that includes Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, and AC Newman was produced by Newman and John Collins.
  • After the End was released by Merchandise. Self-recorded and produced, the latest release from the now five-piece band led by Carson Cox is its first with its two new members: Chris Horn and Elsner Nino.
  • Angels & Devils was released by The Bug. The third full-length release from Kevin Martin as The Bug features guest appearances from Copeland, Death Grips, Flowdan, Gonjasufi, Liz Harris, Manga, Miss Red, and Warrior Queen.
  • The Man Upstairs was released by Robyn Hitchcock. The British singer-songwriter worked with producer Joe Boyd on his 20th full-length solo release that includes covers and new original songs.
  • Swimmin' Time was released by Shovels & Rope. The third full-length release for the South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst was home-recorded.
  • Shelter was released by Moire. The is the debut full-length release from the London-based house/techno producer.
  • Pale Communion was released by Opeth. The 11th full-length release for the Swedish progressive rock/metal band was produced by bandleader Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.
  • Neuroplasticity was released by Cold Specks. The second full-length release for Canadian singer-songwriter Al Spx was produced by Jim Anderson.
  • Tied to a Star was released by J Mascis. The latest solo release from the Dinosaur Jr. frontman features some acoustic songs as well as guest appearances from Pall Jenkins, Ken Maiuri, Mark Mulcahy, and Chan Marshall.
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 5 - No Going Back for PC is released. No Going Back is the 5th and last episode of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two.
  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King for PC is released. Crown of the Old Iron King features an entirely different world within the Dark Souls II universe where players will venture into a massive tower swamped by black mist where flames, smoke and sorcery sadistically lurk.
  • Metro Redux for PlayStation 4 is released. Survive the horrors of the Russian apocalypse - equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face up to the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself. Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro - and witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with next-gen visuals at 60FPS.
  • inFamous: First Light for PlayStation 4 is released. Locked away in a prison for super powered humans, Fetch is forced to relive tragedies from her past. Unravel her dark secret in Seattle while battling to escape snowy Curdun Cay and pursue vengeance against those who did her wrong.
  • ZEN Pinball 2: The Walking Dead for PlayStation 4 is released. The Walking Dead Pinball table playfield is a tour of the most iconic locations from the game, including the St. John’s Dairy Farm, Travelier Motel, Bell Tower, Train & Level Crossing, RV and more. Original lines and award winning voice actors from the game, including Dave Fennoy and Melissa Hutchison.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth1 for PlayStation Vita is released. Gamindustri: One of many parallel universes protected by four goddesses known as CPUs. Long ago, these four CPUs engaged in a war for supremacy known as the War of the Guardians. However, this war weakened their protective hold on the world inhabited by their people, and in turn it was flooded by monsters under the influence of an individual known as Arfoire. During the War of the Guardians, one of the CPUs—Neptune—was defeated by the others and hurled down to the world’s surface from the heavens. The drop caused Neptune to lose her memories, as learned by Compa and IF, who happen upon the fallen girl. A mysterious book containing knowledge of all Gamindustri’s history suddenly speaks out to Neptune, Compa, and IF. With the assistance of this sentient book, the trio embark on an extraordinary journey across four different nations on a quest to save the entire world.
  • The Fall for Wii U is released. Be an AI. Save your human." Super Metroid meets Monkey Island." Conform to Protocol.Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy!Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID's duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, events transpire that will cause her to rethink her rules, regulations, and her very self-image.The Fall is a unique blend of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID's flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects as you progress through a rich and detailed story, hand-crafted over the course of two years to blend seemlessly with gameplay.Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID's world, in spite of her protocols.
  • Madden NFL 15 for Xbox One is released. New broadcast and NFL Films-inspired presentation shows the game in a different light. Evolved player and coach models make personalities appear more realistic, and additional camera angles and player celebrations capture the most kinetic moments of football. Also on board is a new studio halftime show with dynamic highlights, analysis and recaps of the first half that tell the story of the game.

On this day in 2013

  • All 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination.
  • Isabelle, TikTok Star, born in Burlington, NJ.
  • Bob Malzahn, Race Car Driver.
  • Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), who died at 87.
  • The Shadow of Heaven was released by MONEY. This is the debut full-length release for the Manchester rock quartet of Scott Beaman, Billy Byron, Charlie Cocksedge, and Jamie Lee.
  • Era was released by Disappears. The fourth full-length release for the Chicago rock band led by Brian Case was produced by John Congleton.
  • Lost Planet 3 for PC is released. Lost Planet 3 is the third entry in the Lost Planet series. With a variety of multiplayer modes and a cinematic single player experience, Lost Planet 3 dives deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique environment of E.D.N. III.
  • PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate for PC is released.


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