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Today in the World Countries
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
In the future 2037
- Nero. Roman Emperor.
On this day in 2023
On this day in 2022
- Tens of thousands of nurses go on strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in largest strike in NHS history.
- American drummer Dino Danelli died age 78. He was best known as an original member and the drummer in the rock group The Young Rascals and performed on three No.1 hits including ‘Good Lovin'‘ (1966), and ‘Groovin'‘ (1967)..
- Bertha Barbee-McNeal, a co-founder of Motown hitmakers the Velvelettes, died in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 82. In 1963, the group released the non-charting ‘There He Goes’ before making a mark with ‘Needle in a Haystack’ and ‘He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’, Both became trademarks for the group, who were also especially noted for 1966’s ‘These Things Will Keep Me Loving You.’.
- Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker; Young Rascals; Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul), who died at 78.
- GAMING: PC
- Melatonin for PC is released. Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. It uses animations and sound cues to keep you on beat without any intimidating overlays or interfaces. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges, hand-drawn art, and vibrant music.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
- River City Girls 2 for PlayStation 5 is released. The River City Girls are ready for round 2! When an old foe resurfaces, Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki - joined by newcomers Marian and Provie - hit the streets for an all-new beat-'em-up adventure packed with new abilities, enemies, environments, and more! Team up for local or online co-op, then pound punks into the dirt with brand-new guard-crush attacks, lift-off combos, double-team maneuvers, and other knuckle-busting techniques! Level-up to earn new moves, buy items and accessories in more than 30 shops, and recruit defeated foes and hired heavies to help you on your way!River City is bigger than ever, with more locations to explore, more objects to destroy, and a day-night cycle! With nonlinear gameplay, a dynamic story system, and another epic soundtrack by Megan McDuffee, River City Girls 2 will keep you brawling until all your enemies yell "BARF!"
- Blacktail for PlayStation 5 is released. Create the myth of Baba Yaga by living out the origins of this classic Slavic folk story in BLACKTAIL, the first-person action-adventure from THE PARASIGHT. Experience a one-of-a-kind blend of intense archery combat and dark storytelling set in a vibrant fairy tale world. Choose your path to become either the guardian of the woods or the terror nightmares are made of.You play as Yaga, a 16-year-old girl accused of witchcraft and expelled from an early medieval Slavic settlement. When living memories of her past return as foul, walking spirits, Yaga is faced with no other option than to hunt them down in hopes of unravelling her own mystery.
On this day in 2021
- American singer Wanda Young died at the age of 78. She was a member and after 1965, the lead singer of the Motown all-female singing group the Marvelettes. They gave Motown their first No.1 Pop single in late 1961 with ‘Please Mr. Postman’. The Beatles later recorded ‘Please Mr. Postman’ on their second studio album With the Beatles and in 1975, the Carpenters' remake of ‘Please Mr. Postman’ was a No.1 hit around the world..
- Bruce Springsteen sells his music back catalogue to Sony Music Entertainment for an estimated $500 million, in possibly the biggest deal ever for a single artist.
- Las Vegas'McCarran Airport officially changes name to Harry Reid International Airport.
- Flow La Movie, Music Producer.
- Ede'lenyi Laura, Instagram Star.
- Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, educator, and social activist, who died of kidney failure at 69.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
- Aeterna Noctis for PlayStation 5 is released. Aeterna Noctis is a challenging 2D Metroidvania drawn by hand, with intense combats and skill-based platform sections. Taking the role of the 'King of Darkness' you must help him regain his power across 16 different and connected areas in an epic journey with environmental storytelling.
- GAMING: SWITCH
- Chicory: A Colorful Tale for Switch is released. Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It's up to you, Chicory's number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It's a big job but you're ready for it! Probably!Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and change the world!
- Dungeon Munchies for Switch is released. Hunt down monsters to cook and eat them!You’ve been revived in a massive underground complex and you must leave this bizarre facility. Aided by the undead Necro-Chef Simmer, you must stay safe, get fed, find a way to get out.Dungeon Munchies is a side-scrolling action RPG with a focus on hunting down creatures, cooking them, and eating dishes to gain certain abilities. The combination of dishes you choose to eat will impact your entire play style.Big Menu for a Big StomachWith a stomach that can only take seven dishes, you must put together a meal that maximises your abilities. Guava juice, grilled shrimp, or crab stirfry may mean the difference between health recovery, damage output or a watery shield.Tools of the TradeCraft all kinds of deadly weapons out of the animal and plant parts you can't eat. Pair them with your favorite dishes to create the most overpowered combat combo.Farm-fresh & Locally-sourcedIn this day and age, ingredients are hard to come by. You should be prepared to face off electrical snails, razor-sharp shrimp claws, and laser wasps to get the delicious parts you need.Something Doesn’t Feel Right...From the self-professed-AAA-license-holding necro-chef, to the diabolical voodoo “Lord of the Forest”, to the radical revolutionaries of the fruit revolution, everyone wants you to do their thing, but no one's really right in the head. What’s really happening down in this dungeon?
On this day in 2020
- MacKenzie Scott announces she has given away more than $4 billion to 384 non profit organizations across the US.
- UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 pandemic protocols.
- Charles Shere, American contemporary classical composer, broadcaster, music critic, and educator, who died at 85.
- GAMING: SWITCH
- Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend for Switch is released. In celebration of the SaGa series' 30th anniversary, the first three games in the series are coming to Nintendo Switch in one collection! The first Game Boy RPG to sell over a million units and the memorable first installment of the series: THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND. A title that gained popularity through its refined gameplay system and the journey through a diverse world: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II. A unique story that travelled across time that featured a new and an innovative character leveling system.: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III. Experience the origins of the SaGa series with the COLLECTION OF SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, the first complete port of these hugely popular titles.The collection includes new enhancements like high-speed mode as well as features unique to the Nintendo Switch, such as adjustable screen magnification and game screen background customization. Featuring compatibility with, of course, handheld mode, but also with TV mode and tabletop mode. Furthermore, this game also revives the nostalgia of playing the original by enabling vertical usage of the console after removing the Joy-Cons. Take your collection on the go with handheld mode, share your journey with your Nintendo Switch in TV mode, or remove the Joy-Cons and turn your Nintendo Switch vertically for a retro Game Boy experience.
- Calico for Switch is released. Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed in charge of a run down cat café. Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again!Calico is meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The gameplay reflects that with a laid back, low stress creative environment to explore and play in.
- Among Us for Switch is released. An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 players...IN SPACE! Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!Originally created as a party game, we recommend playing with friends at a LAN party or online using voice chat. Enjoy cross-platform play between Android, iOS and PC. THE CREWObjective: Fill Group Task Bar or Discover the Imposter! * Win by completing tasks to prepare the ship or ejecting all Impostors.* React quickly to undo the Impostor's sabotages.* Check the Admin map and Security cameras to keep tabs on other Crewmates.* Report any dead bodies immediately to start discussion of who the suspected Impostor is.* Call emergency meetings to discuss suspicious behavior.* Vote to eject suspected Impostors. THE IMPOSTERObjective: Kill Off the Crew! * Kill crewmates and frame bystanders.* Pretend to run tasks to blend in with the crewmates.* Sneak through the vents to quickly move about the ship.* Use sabotages to cause chaos and divide the crew.* Close doors to trap victims and kill in private. Features: * Customization: Pick your color and hat.* Lots of game options: Add more impostors, more tasks, and so much more!* Quickly find a game online from the host list.* In-game text chat.* Rich discord integration.* Cross-platform play between PC, Android, and iOS!
- Grindstone for Switch is released. Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards.Features:- Brutal Puzzle-Battle Action- 200+ Levels to conquer- Daily Challenges w/Leaderboards- Dozens of Weapons & Gear to Unlock- Award-Winning Soundtrack by Sam Webster
- When The Past Was Around for Switch is released. When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.This is the story of Eda, a girl in her early 20s.Like anyone in her age, she’s lost.She lost her way in the journey to achieve her dreams.She lost her way in the journey to find love.That until she met The Owl.The man that would help her burn her passion, the man that would help her find the spark in a relationship, and also the man that would teach her about heartbreak.The game tells a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms from memories and time. With each gathered clue, solved puzzles, and unlocked door, the girl will find her way, unraveling the secrets between her and her lover, the secrets which she used to know.
- GAMING: XBOX ONE
- Gears 5: Hivebusters for Xbox One is released. Return to Gears 5 with the Hivebusters expansion and undertake their first suicide mission. Explore the tropical Galangi islands, battle enemies with the team’s ultimate abilities and confront a deadly new predator.
- Jean-Pierre Lux, French rugby union centre (42 caps; US Tyrosse, US Dax) and administrator (President European Rugby Cup 1999-2014), who died at 74.
- Russia revealed to have been behind massive cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies since the Spring.
On this day in 2019
- Protests against India's new citizenship bill that excludes Muslims, erupt across major cities, killing at least five.
- Longest ever UN climate talks end in Madrid with compromise deal on curbing carbon only, other targets deferred for a year.
- Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: US wins 6 of the 12 final day singles with 4 tied to beat the International team,16-14; 8th straight American victory.
- Raiders play their final NFL game in Oakland conceding 17 unanswered 2nd half points to go down 20-16 to the Jacksonville Jaguars; team to play out of Las Vegas in 2020.
On this day in 2018
- Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Egyptian Archaeologists announce discovery of 4,400 year old tomb of Fifth Dynasty priest in Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo.
- Diplomats from 200 countries agree to a set of rules to implement the UN Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland.
- Clarence Ogle, Race Car Driver.
- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces establishment of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, splitting from Russian Orthodox.
On this day in 2017
- Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy.
- Pakistani teenager Ahed Tamimi filmed slapping Israeli officers during protest, arrested 4 days later.
- Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and TV/ radio presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), who died from heart failure at 89.
- Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, who died at 79.
- MOVIES: DECEMBER 15 2017
- Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is released. There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.
- MOVIES: NOT RATED
- Ethel & Ernest is released. Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, this hand-drawn, animated film tells the true story of Raymond’s own parents – Ethel and Ernest - two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.
- The Ballad of Lefty Brown is released. Lefty Brown is a 63 year old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura, he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow. Devastated by guilt, he sets out on a journey that will reunite him with old friends US Marshall Tom Harrah and Governor James Bierce as he confronts the ugly realities of frontier justice. [SXSW]
- Youth is released. A look at the lives of members in a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s.
- MOVIES: PG13
- Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is released. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
- MOVIES: R
- Beyond Skyline is released. When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.
- TV SERIES
- Wormwood: Season 1 is released. Eric Olsen seeks to find the truth behind his father death and its connection to the CIA in this six-part series with real interviews, archival footage and reenactments featuring Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Tim Blake Nelson, Bob Balaban, Jimmi Simpson and Michael Chernus.
- Revival was released by Eminem. The ninth full-length studio release for the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Beyonce, Skylar Grey, Alicia Keys, Kehlani, Phresher, Pink, Ed Sheeran, and X Ambassadors.
- No One Ever Really Dies was released by N.E.R.D. After seven years working on their own projects, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley return with the trio's fifth full-length release that features guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, M.I.A., Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, and Wale.
- Saturation III was released by BROCKHAMPTON. The third and final release of the trilogy of albums from the California-based alternative hip hop group.
- GAMING: PC
- Purrfect Date for PC is released. Purrfect Date is a cross between a Visual Novel, a Dating Sim, and a dark British comedy. You, a human, will get to date cats and uncover the dark secrets of the mysterious Cat Island.
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for PC is released. A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles, now in stunning virtual reality. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC VIVE places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history. Featuring seven cases rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive adds new layers of immersion and realism to Rockstar Games’ atmospheric crime thriller as you solve select cases from the blockbuster original game, spanning mysteries from the Detective desks of Traffic, Arson, Homicide, and more.
- GAMING: XBOX ONE
- Romancing SaGa 2 for Xbox One is released. Romancing SaGa 2, originally released only in Japan in 1993, has been completely remastered and now receives its first ever official English translation!No two players will experience the story in the same wayThe SaGa series is one of Square Enix's most beloved. The first three titles were originally branded overseas under the "FINAL FANTASY LEGEND"moniker, and garnered critical acclaim for their complex yet compelling combat system.Romancing SaGa 2 takes the varied gameplay of other entries in the series and combines it with an open-ended free-form scenario system whose story is as vast as the world in which it plays out. The player takes the role of a succession of emperors, painting the history of the world with each and every action.Familiar series hallmarks such as formations and glimmers make a return in this unique title.StoryIt all begins with the song of a lone bard in a bustling pub.Great nations such as the Varennes Empire, which had once ensured peace throughout the world, stagnated and atrophied over the course of centuries, and sinister forces started emerging in outlying areas.Ere long, peace spiraled into war and the common folk spoke in hushed words of the Seven Heroeshistorical figures who saved the world once and who, it was hoped, would do so again.Additional Elements*New dungeons*New classes: diviner and ninja*New Game+*Autosave*UI specifically designed for smartphonesAndroid 4.2.2 or above recommended.Not compatible with all devices.
On this day in 2016
- Ceasefire declared in Aleppo to allow hundreds to be evacutated from last rebel held area.
- White supremacist Dylann Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9.
- Craig Sager, Journalist.
- Fred Harb, Race Car Driver.
- Brian Reed, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- 1,000 schools closed in Los Angeles after a email threat, supposedly from jihadists.
- Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a criminal investigation.
- Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), who died of cancer at 81.
- GAMING: PC
- King's Quest Chapter 2: Rubble Without a Cause for PC is released. Kings Quest - Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember is required to play this content and is sold separately.Kings Quest - Rubble Without A Cause is the second of five chapters in the new, critically acclaimed reimagining of the classic Kings Quest game series. In this latest adventure, King Graham takes players back to his first test as ruler of Daventry. When a mischievous horde of goblins takes his kingdom hostage, a newly crowned and woefully unprepared Graham must rise up to free his people and prove himself the leader he was destined to become.Will Graham and his friends unearth a way to escape their rock-brained captors? Will he take for granite everything he learned as an adventurer? Does he have the stones to reclaim his mantle & lead his kingdom to safety? Will the hat make it out ok?
- Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star for PC is released. The birds of Hatoful Boyfriend are back in the remastered holiday-themed sequel Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star. Travel to out-there worlds, meet interesting new chickadees, and find romance in the elegantly designed winter wonderlands.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper for PlayStation 4 is released. 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, 'JACK THE RIPPER' has embarked on a brutal reign of terror that shocks London to its core and threatens the very existence of the Brotherhood of Assassins.
- GAMING: PSP
- Summon Night 5 for PSP is released. When worlds collide and everything is turned upside-down, a new order must be created to keep chaos at bay.BandaiNamcos Summon Night 5 is the continuing story of that order-keeping society, the Eucross, and the adventures their Summoners have keeping their world and the disparate races from the Otherworlds in balance. Players can choose to experience the story as rookie Summoners Folth or Arca, and one of four possible partners (their Cross), giving the games dialogue and feel a unique flavor on up to eight different playthroughs. What players see, and how the characters react depends on what characters are chosen at the beginning of each playthrough. But whatever choices a player makes, theyre in for a charming and sometimes tense Strategy-RPG adventure as they gradually unravel a plot that threatens the balance the Eucross is sworn to protect.The game features beautiful 2D and 3D art with battles presented in user-adjustable isometric perspective, and gorgeous animation that is a hallmark of BandaiNamco productions.
- Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On this day in 2014
- " Theory of Everything" actor Eddie Redmayne at the age of 32 weds Hannah Bagshawe at Babington House in Somerset, England.
- Ray Steadman-Allen, British choral and brass band composer, who died at 92.
- TV SERIES
- Ascension: Season 1 is released. In 1963, a spaceship with 600 people was secretly launched to colonize a planet that would take 100 years to reach. Now 50 years later, a mysterious murder on board the ship causes the inhabitants to question their journey.
- Black Messiah was released by D'Angelo. The first release in 14 years for the R&B singer features songs co-written with Q-Tip and Kendra Foster as well as co-production from James Gadson, Pino Palladino, and Questlove.
- Music and Words was released by David Shrigley. British visual artist David Shrigley's words were turned into music by Arab Strap co-founder Malcolm Middleton in this collaboration that also features Bridget McCann, Gavin Mitchell, and Scott Vermeire.
- The Pinkprint was released by Nicki Minaj. The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Drake, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Lunchmoney Lewis, and Meek Mill.
- GAMING: PC
- NEO Scavenger for PC is released. NEO Scavenger takes place in a near-future, post apocalyptic Earth, where human warfare and supernatural activity have fragmented mankind into struggling pockets of civilization. Harsh wilderness and blasted ruins cover most of the planet, dotted by fragile settlements that can be extinguished in an instant. A few cities survived the apocalypse, evolving into massive, ultra-urban fortresses. Other areas have become so devastated that even to this day, the only inhabitants are the ghosts of the past.
- LISA for PC is released. The miserable journey of a broken man...
On this day in 2013
- China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon.
- Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, who died of natural causes at 96.
- Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, who died at 92.
- Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile.