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  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Gambia
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Global financial system is "dysfunctional and unfair" and is "failing developing countries" according to UN Secretary General António Guterres at opening of African Union leaders'summit in Ethiopia.
  • Moses Wong, TikTok Star, born in Malaysia.
  • Shassy, Pop Singer, born in Haiti.
  • Ahmet Suat Özyazici, Turkish soccer manager (4xTurkish Super League; 3xTurkish Cup Trabzonspor) and midfielder (3 caps; Idmanocagi, Trabzonspor), who died at 87.
  • Christian Atsu, Soccer Player.
  • Like a Dragon: Ishin! for Xbox Series X is released. 1860s Kyo is plagued by widespread inequality, and one samurai will change the course of history in his search for justice. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and venture to Kyoto to find your father’s killer, clear yourself of a framed murder, and restore your honor. In doing so, you will bring an end to the samurai era and forever change the future of Japan. Draw your blade, load your revolver, and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure that only the creators of Yakuza: Like a Dragon could produce.

On this day in 2022

  • Strawberry Mansion is released. In 2035, our dreams are no longer our own–they’re infused with product placement and auditors assess unpaid taxes on our most private reveries. Beleaguered taxman James Preble (Kentucker Audley) arrives at a run-down house in the countryside for a routine audit and encounters Bella Isadora (Penny Fuller), a lifelong dreamer who remains resolutely analog, circumventing the surveillance state with VHS tapes and homemade headgear. As Preble works his way through Bella’s archive of the unconscious, he begins to fall in love with visions of her younger self (Grace Glowicki). But all is not well in dreamland as dangerous family secrets and a rogue’s gallery of blue demons and fried chicken pitchmen threaten to set the lovers’ paradise ablaze. Can Preble and Bella escape from the modern, monetized dreamscape and find refuge in Strawberry Mansion?
  • The Automat is released. Before fast food we had something better. Our grandparents told us stories of gathering around communal tables, sharing their lives, their struggles, and their dreams with strangers at The Automat. Relive the phenomena of America’s original and most beloved restaurant chain with never before-seen archival footage and photographs and a cast including celebrity customers, company executives, historians, and members of the Horn & Hardart families.
  • The Long Walk is released. An old Laotian scavenger living on the fringes of a near-future society exploits a ghostly companion’s ability to traverse time, hoping to prevent his mother’s suffering from a terminal illness.
  • A Banquet is released. Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Dog is released. Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.
  • Downfall: The Case Against Boeing is released. Investigators reveal how Boeing's alleged priority of profit over safety could have contributed to two catastrophic crashes within months of each other. [Netflix]
  • Uncharted is released. Street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother...but only if they can learn to work together.
  • The Cursed is released. In the late 1800s, a man arrives in a remote country village to investigate an attack by a wild animal but discovers a much deeper and sinister force that has the manor and its townspeople in its grip.
  • Ted K is released. From the mind of director Tony Stone comes TED K — a bracing, cinematic journey into the tortured mind of The Unabomber. Deep in the American Rocky Mountains lived a man who sought refuge from modern society. His dark writings forewarned of a society ruled by technology. As the outside world encroached on his mountain sanctuary, he slowly became radicalized with rage. What began with small acts of sabotage, culminated with deadly bomb attacks, national media attention, and the largest manhunt in American history. Actor Sharlto Copley brings a dark intensity and unnerving intimacy to this chilling portrait of America’s most notorious and enigmatic terrorist.
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre is released. Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 4 is released. Midge has a new gig where she has more freedom to say what she wants, but it causes conflicts with her family and friends.
  • Severance: Season 1 is released. Mark Scout (Adam Scott) is one of several employees at Lumon Corporation who undergo a procedure which separates their work and home memories so they can only recall the ones related to where they are in this sci-fi thriller from Ben Stiller and created by Dan Erickson.
  • Small World was released by Metronomy. The seventh full-length release for British electronic group Metronomy features a guest appearance from Porridge Radio
  • LIFE ON EARTH was released by Hurray for the Riff Raff. The latest full-length release for Alynda Segarra's project Hurray For The Riff Raff was produced by Brad Cook.
  • Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono was released by Various Artists. David Byrne, Amber Coffman, Death Cab for Cutie, Deerhoof, Japanese Breakfast, Stephin Merritt, Jay Som, Sudan Archives, Thao, The Flaming Lips, U. S. Girls, Sharon Van Etten, We Are KING, and Yo La Tengo cover some of Yoko Ono's songs on tribute album from Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard that benefits WhyHunger.
  • Once Twice Melody was released by Beach House. The latest full-length release for Baltimore duo Beach House was self-produced and features a live string ensemble.
  • Horizon Forbidden West for PlayStation 4 is released. Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why. It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.
  • Johannes Thingnes Bø of Norway wins his 4th biathlon gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics when he takes out the men's mass start.
  • Héctor Pulido, Mexican football midfielder (43 caps; Cruz Azul, Club Jalisco AC), who died at 79.

On this day in 2021

  • Nearly seven million people required to boil their water in Texas as unusually harsh winter storm in the state continues.
  • NASA Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars in the Jezero Crater on mission to find microfossils.
  • NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands at Jezero Crater, Mars, on mission to find microfossils.
  • Facebook blocks users in Australia from accessing news sites in response to proposed new laws for tech companies to pay to show news content.
  • Emmett Fluellen, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Juan Pizarro, Baseball Player.
  • Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper and songwriter (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap" ; "Wipe-Out"), and actor (Disorderlies), who died at 52.
  • It's a Sin is released. The five-part miniseries written and created by Russell T Davies is set in the early 1980s where five friends (Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West and Nathaniel Curtis) move to London and find their lives forever changed by HIV/AIDS.[Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 4 on 22 Jan 2021 and in the US on HBO Max on 18 Feb 2021]
  • Mutropolis for PC is released. MUTROPOLIS is a lovely sci-fi adventure set on the abandoned Planet Earth. Play as Henry Dijon (hero, nerd, detective) in search of a legendary lost city. Uncover weird ancient artifacts. And PLEASE don’t get obliterated by an ageless evil. You’ve been warned.
  • Nerve for PC is released. Hurtle through beautiful unforgiving worlds, where every frame is enthralling, every moment is exhilarating, every death is deserved, and every success is earned.
  • Natsuki Chronicles for PlayStation 4 is released. New dramatic horizontal shoot ’em up that takes place in the same setting as Ginga Force. An immersive story that follows protagonist Natsuki. Discover the story of her past as a rookie pilot up to present day with events that are parallel to those in Ginga Force.
  • Cathedral for Switch is released. Explore a vast world. Wake up in a world with no recollection of how you got there. A world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns. Make your way through more than 600 rooms, and unravel the secrets of your past. From the sunny beaches of Brightwind in the south, to the cold regions of Icepeak Mountain to the north, the map will always be your friend. Find map fragments along the way, and use the map to see which parts of the world you haven't visited yet, where you are supposed to go and which parts you missed the first time around. Use the elemental orbs to find the answers to who you are. The orbs, placed in ancient times by the demi-god known only as Ardur, is protected by five fearsome guardians. Meet these challenging bosses head-on in combat, and see if you can best them!
  • Astrologaster for Switch is released. Play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman - unlicensed medical professional and astrologer - and help him win a medical licence. Astrologaster is a narrative-based comedy game. Explore Forman’s life, his work, and his relationships with his clients. Make story choices by performing astrological readings. Choose strategically or make decisions just for fun - but be aware that your choices will have consequences (and unpredictable side effects!) 13 clients come to see you 5-7 times seeking advice for personal, professional and medical problems. By examining the stars in the sky, you diagnose and determine answers for your clients’ problems. As well as affecting the storyline, these choices will alter your clients’ satisfaction levels. Satisfied clients will write you letters of recommendation, and with enough of these letters you can obtain a medical licence from the University of Cambridge.So-called “real” (licensed) doctors call Forman a quack and fraud. Help Forman prove these medical establishment elitists wrong!

On this day in 2020

  • Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, suspending those claims.
  • Swarms of desert locusts affecting east Africa reach South Sudan, threatening a food crisis.
  • 40th Brit Awards: Best Album "Psychodrama" by Dave, Best, Song of the Year "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi.
  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo for Switch is released. Classic shooting games in a retro compliation for NSW.Includes Samurai Aces, TENGAI, [SENGOKU CANNON/SAMURAI ACES 3], GUNBIRD, GUNBIRD2, and GUNBARICH.
  • Bayonetta & Vanquish for Xbox One is released. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of two PlatinumGames cult classics with the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle. Bayonetta: Experience the genesis of the Bayonetta series with the cult classic, original action-adventure game. Vanquish: The hit sci-fi shooter returns. An overpopulated Earth suffocating under limited resources looks to Providence, the solar-powered space colony for support.
  • Hunt: Showdown for Xbox One is released. Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.
  • Ashraf Ghani declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections five months after the vote, fraud allegations meant recounting.
  • President Donald Trump commutes the 14-year sentence of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction.

On this day in 2019

  • 25-year old murder of a woman solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find suspect.
  • British parliamentary committee issues scathing report on Facebook, accusing company of breaking privacy laws, calling for new regulations.
  • Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible.
  • Loyal Armani, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Kelly Seymour, South African cricket spin bowler (7 Tests,9 wickets; Western Province), who died at 83.
  • Bob Van Der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), who died at 90.
  • Doug Stewart, Race Car Driver.
  • T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), who died at 46.
  • 16 US states, including California and New York, band together to sue President Donald Trump over his use of emergency powers to build a border wall..
  • Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election.
  • Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says "" There's no way the US can crush us" in interview with BBC, saying his daughter's arrest politically motivated.
  • NHL hockey team Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon agrees to invest $250 million into the Alliance of American Football; named new chairman of the AAF.

On this day in 2018

  • Aseman Airlines flight crashes in the Zagros mountains, Iran, killing all 66 on board.
  • 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri "Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman.
  • Syrian government forces begin a new offensive on Eastern Ghouta in Syria's civil war.
  • After taking out the men's combined gold medal, Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
  • Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd of 3 gold medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 15k mass start biathlon; also wins men's 12.5k pursuit & mixed relay.
  • NBA All Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Team LeBron beats Team Curry,148-145; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F.

On this day in 2017

  • Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, who died at 69.
  • Ivan Koloff, Wrestler.
  • Daniel Vickerman, Rugby Player.
  • Robert Jeffreys, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • Angela Raiola, Reality Star.
  • Pantelis Pantelidis, World Music Singer.
  • Devil Daggers for PC is released. Devil Daggers is a fast-paced shooter that places you in an abyssal arena to face endless legions of demons. Armed with versatile magic daggers and a fluid movment system, fight to survive as long as you can.
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall for PC is released. In Snowfall, the difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to a new in-game temperature reading that will have residents bundling up for warmth when the weather outside is frightful. Cosmetic weather, composed of rain and fog, will be added to Cities: Skylines as part of a free update, along with other features to be announced soon. Players who own Snowfall will get to face new challenges such as ensuring that their city infrastructure can handle seasonal heating demands - and, when the snow starts falling, that the roads can stay clear. New snowplow services will be required to prevent traffic from freezing in place, while new all-weather trams and expanded public transit options can help residents and visitors alike get around town - and visit the new winter parks and landmarks available in Snowfall.
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for PC is released. Fifteen super-elite students have been locked in the school and they are forced to live in this isolated community. There is a special rule for the students: only murderers can graduate from the school, and this rule turns the prosperous school into the despairing place. The protagonist, however, does not follow this rule. He investigates murders instead of murdering somebody and tries to figure out a way to escape from the school.
  • Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries for PC is released. The human race is fighting a desperate war against the remorseless Drengin Empire. Both sides have become increasingly desperate, leading them to turn to the galactic underworld and their elite mercenaries. In Mercenaries, the first expansion to Galactic Civilizations III, new opportunities open up across the galaxy in the form of Galactic Bazaars. When you discover one of these hidden establishments, you can choose from a long list of hired guns and pay a mercenary to take care of business for you.
  • Dungelot: Shattered Lands for PC is released. Dungelot: Shattered Lands takes you on an epic roguelike dungeon-crawler adventure to defeat zombie cows, splat giant evil mushrooms, and generally get back home in one piece. Deceptively simple, ever so addictive.
  • Pope Francis questions US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's Christianity over his call to build a wall on the Mexican border.

On this day in 2015

  • American singer Willie C. Jackson from Fifties doo-wop group The Spaniels died aged 79. Their 1954 hit 'Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite' was featured in such films as Three Men and a Baby and American Graffiti. The Spaniels became one of the first artists to sign with Vee-Jay Records, the first large, independent Afro-American owned record label..
  • Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), who died of a pulmonary embolism at 52.
  • Willie C. Jackson, American doo wop baritone vocalist (The Spaniels- "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite"), who died at 79.
  • Queen and Country is released. In this sequel to Hope and Glory, Bill (Callum Turner) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis).
  • Pokemon Shuffle for 3DS is released. In Pokémon Shuffle, your goal is to clear a series of stages by lining up the same Pokémon and clearing these matches from the puzzle area. Within each puzzle stage, you can deal damage to the wild Pokémon you face by lining up three of the same Pokémon to clear them. Battle and try to catch the Pokémon before you run out of moves. []
  • Hand of Fate for Xbox One is released. In Hand of Fate, players collect equipment, items, artifacts and enemies as in-game collectible cards in a card based RPG; then play their deck, bringing to video game life a beautiful 3D world in which gamers make difficult decisions. Sometimes their choices have unexpected consequences and players must crush their foes utilizing a third person action-adventure combat system. The more bosses a player defeats, the more cards they obtain.

On this day in 2014

  • Police clash with protesters in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, who died at 99.
  • Big Daddy V, [Nelson Frazier Jr.] American professional wrestler, who died of a heart attack at 43.
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 1 is released. Jimmy Fallon takes over hosting duties from Jay Leno as the legendary nightly talk show moves to New York City.
  • The Brink was released by The Jezabels. The second full-length release for the Australian indie quartet was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat.
  • You Should Be So Lucky was released by Benmont Tench. Produced by Glyn Johns, the debut solo release for the Heartbreaker member includes support from Don Was, Ethan Johns, Jeremy Stacey, and Blake Mills.
  • Voices was released by Phantogram. The second full-length release for the electronic-rock duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter was produced by John Hill.
  • Toujours was released by Sabina. The debut solo release for Brazilian Girls' Sabina Sciubba was produced with Frederik Rubens.
  • Somewhere Else was released by Lydia Loveless. The Ohio country-rock singer is backed by Nick German, Ben Lamb, and Todd May on her third full-length release.
  • Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles was released by Suzanne Vega. The first release of original material in seven years for the New York singer-songwriter was produced by Gerry Leonard.
  • Blame Confusion was released by Solids. This is the full-length debut release for the Montreal duo of Xavier Germain-Poitras and Louis Guillemette.
  • Bluebird was released by Dawn Landes. The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was co-produced with Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman).
  • Bad Self Portraits was released by Lake Street Dive. The Brooklyn-based band formed by former students at the New England Conservatory releases its second full-length studio album.
  • All Love's Legal was released by Planningtorock. The third full-length release for Berlin-based Jam Rostron (formerly Janine Rostron) includes themes about gender equality and identity.
  • Burn Your Fire for No Witness was released by Angel Olsen. The full-length release for the Missouri-born singer-songwriter was produced with John Congleton.
  • Guilt Mirrors was released by Shocking Pinks. The first release in seven years for the New Zealand artist Nick Harte was influenced by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
  • Past Life was released by Lost in the Trees. The third full-length release for the band led by Ari Picker is down to from a quintet to a quartet.
  • Motivational Jumpsuit was released by Guided Voices. The fifth release since the Robert Pollard-led band reformed in 2010 is its first without drummer Kevin Fennell.
  • AeternoBlade for 3DS is released. In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freya travels with an unknown weapon called "AeternoBlade" to take revenge from Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengence is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the ablility of AeternoBlade.Freya has to venture in many world dimensions to find how to annihilate Beladim.What is AeternoBlade? and How can Freya take revenge from Beladim ? Solve tons ton of mysteries in her adventure!
  • Banished for PC is released. In this city-building strategy game, control a group of exiled travelers who opt to restart their lives in a new land. They bring only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. The townspeople of Banished are your primary resource.
  • NASCAR '14 for PlayStation 3 is released. Grab the wheel from your favorite driver and engage in the race week experience from practice, to qualifying, to race day challenges. With your favorite personalities and live replay, NASCAR '14 promises to be the authentic NASCAR experience for fans.
  • Strider for PlayStation 3 is released. Originally released in 1989, Strider remains one of Capcom's most enduring franchises. The game tells the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever "Super A" ranked agent of an elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu receives orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth, who has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age.
  • Rayman Legends for PlayStation 4 is released. There are several differences and new features in this PS4 version. In this version the textures of the game are more compressed, so you can see that the game’s graphics are clearer and more detailed than before. You will also see that there is no loading time when you enter or exit a level, which makes the navigation even faster and more enjoyable. Ubisoft has also integrated a new Camera Mode on PS4. By pressing the touchpad of the PS4 joystick, you pause the game and enter this mode, and by moving your fingers on the touchpad, you zoom in and out on the image and drag the image frame; and finally, by pressing the Share button, you can take a photo and share it with everyone. This Camera Mode is a great way to observe in detail all the characters and settings of the game, and a great way of expression to create wacky images with the elements found in the game. On PS4, you can also use the touchpad to scrape the famous Lucky Tickets, then you will really feel like you’re scraping lottery tickets (with the sound of scraping straight from the PS4 joystick). Finally, in this PS4 version, you’ll also find new playable heroes: Assassin Ray (a character inspired by Edward Kenway, the hero of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag), Funky Ray (a delusional character that you can unlock by using Uplay points), and Champion Ray (a character who will be offered to the best players of the community and those who live in this community; this character correspond to the new VIP status, visible in the rankings of online challenges). [Playstation Blog]
  • Gunslugs for PlayStation Vita is released. Gunslugs is the most chaotic, fun, arcade action game you'll find on any platform! Non-stop action from the guys behind Meganoid, Meganoid 2 and Stardash !“ There’ s so much praise I want to ramble on about, but I’ ll leave it at this: Gunslugs is a game you must get your hands on” – Gamezebo“ Fans of the run ’ n gun genre need to check this out.” – 148apps" “ Gunslugs is again, another great game to add to OrangePixel’ s roster. I don’ t know how so many games are produced so fast but instead of the quality dropping, it’ s always better and always different.” – Paranerds“ retro graphics, perfect controls, great physics, [great] gameplay and loads of fun and entertainment.” – The App-Shack" Basically, it’ s everything you could ask for from a rampaging action game, all packed up in a neat little mobile release with ample amounts of retro-style visuals, music and secrets.” – JayIsGamesFEATURES* Random level generation - no 2 game sessions will be the same!* Unlockable characters* Thumping sound track* Fun variation of weapons* Tank driving!* Jetpack flying!* Secret levels* Objectives/achievements* Destruction* Chaos* Rain, snow, and big bad hell worms* Wizards, princesses, geeks, voodoo priests and many more surprises... !- Two player co-op mode is supported by use of the Joypad app
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 for Xbox 360 is released. Earth Defense Force 2025 is the long awaited follow-up in the Earth Defense Force (EDF) series from Japanese developer Sandlot. The insects return from dormancy to end humanity with over-the-top action and massive city-leveling explosions that will entrench the EDF and the citizens of Earth into a state of emergency.
  • Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych.

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