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Today in the World Countries

  • Birthday of Imam Mahdi is being celebrated in Iran
  • Day of Liberation and Innovation is being celebrated in Suriname
  • National Day is being celebrated in Kuwait
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Turkey widens probe into buildings that collapsed during the Feb 6 earthquakes arresting 184 people, as the death toll passes 44,128 (including Syria, more than 50,000), with nearly two million people left homeless.
  • Fred Miller, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1970 Baltimore Colts; Pro Bowl 1967,68,69), who died at 82.

On this day in 2022

  • Creation Stories is released. The true story of the rise and fall of Creation Records and its infamous founder, Alan McGee; the man who brought the world Oasis, Primal Scream, and other generation-defining bands that defined the “Brit Pop” soundtrack to the 90s.
  • Big Gold Brick is released. Big Gold Brick recounts the story of fledgling writer Samuel Liston and his experiences with Floyd Deveraux, the enigmatic, middle-aged father of two who enlists Samuel to write his biography. But the circumstances that lead up to this arrangement in the first place are quite astonishing-and efforts to write the biography are quickly stymied by ensuing chaos in this darkly comedic, genre-bending film.
  • Servants is released. Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they'll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they'll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.
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  • The Burning Sea is released. In 1969, the Norwegian government announces their discovery of one of the world’s largest oil fields in the neighboring North Sea, launching a prosperous period of offshore drilling. 50 years later, the environmental consequences begin to manifest – a crack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers, including submarine operator Sofia, rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage, but what they discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia's loving companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive in to rescue him.
  • The Desperate Hour is released. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she's on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son's school. Miles away on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.
  • Studio 666 is released. Legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.
  • No Exit is released. Darby (Havana Rose Liu), a young woman en route to a family emergency, is stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper.
  • Vikings: Valhalla: Season 1 is released. The Vikings sequel picks up more than a 100 years after the end of the History series and features Leif Erikson (Sam Corlett), Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), Harald Harada (Leo Suter) and King William the Conqueror.
  • Wild Loneliness was released by Superchunk. The 12th full-length release for North Carolina indie rock band Superchunk features contributions from such artists as Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Owen Pallett, Andy Stack of Wye Oak, Sharon Van Etten, Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub.
  • The Tipping Point was released by Tears for Fears. British pop-rock duo Tears For Fears worked with Charlton Pettus, Florian Reutter and Sacha Skarbek on its first full-length studio release in 17 years.
  • Raum was released by Tangerine Dream. This is the second full-length release for German electronic band Tangerine Dream after the death of Edgar Froese in 2015.
  • Squeeze was released by SASAMI. The second full-length release for Los Angeles-based artist SASAMI features elements of classical, country-pop, folk rock, and nu-metal music.
  • Angel in Realtime was released by Gang of Youths. The third full-length release for the London-based Australian alternative rock band Gang Of Youths is said to be about the life of frontman Dave Le'aupepe's late "father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God."
  • caroline was released by Caroline. The debut full-length release for the London-based eight-member group features elements of Appalachian folk, classical, emo, and post-rock music.
  • Ghetto Gods was released by EarthGang. The latest full-length release for Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang features guest appearances from Baby Tate, Nick Cannon, J. Cole, Future, CeeLo Green, JID, Ari Lennox, Musiq Soulchild, and Lynae Vanee.
  • Feeding the Machine was released by Binker & Moses. The latest full-length release for British free jazz duo Binker & Moses was recorded by producer Hugh Padgham.
  • Fever Dreams, Pts. 1-4 was released by Johnny Marr. The fourth full-length solo studio release for former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown with half of the tracks released on two EPs (Fever Dreams Pt. 1 and 2) in 2021.
  • God Don't Make Mistakes was released by Conway the Machine. The latest full-length solo release for Buffalo rapper Conway The Machine features guest appearances from 7xvethegenius, Benny The Butcher, Lil Wayne, Novel, Keisha Plum, Annette Price, Rick Ross, Jill Scott, Beanie Sigel, Jae Skeese, T.I., and Westside Gunn.
  • Limbs was released by Keeley Forsyth. The second full-length release for British singer-songwriter Keeley Forsyth was produced with Ross Downes.
  • Love Sux was released by Avril Lavigne. The seventh full-length studio release for Canadian pop-punk artist Avril Lavigne features guest appearances from blackbear, Mark Hoppus and Machine Gun Kelly.
  • Elden Ring for PC is released. A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
  • Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream for Switch is released. A mysterious story of a mysterious dream...One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell.This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts.¦Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions!In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace.¦2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis!This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced.There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level.The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
  • GRID Legends for Xbox Series X is released. GRID Legends is for the racing thrill-seekers, delivering thrilling wheel-to-wheel motorsport and edge of your seat action around the globe. Create your dream motorsport events, hop into live multiplayer races, be part of the drama in an immersive virtual production story, and embrace the sensation of spectacular action racing. Jostle for position. Drive legendary cars to their limits. Feel the rush of incredible speed. Push your Nemesis on the track. Defeat your friends again and again... and don't let them ever forget it!Play together with up to 21 friends in the most social and connected GRID ever, including cross-platform play, and cause havoc on the track. Make racing memories with a stunning variety of cars, new city locations such as London and Moscow, exciting event types, and create on-track enemies. Use the Race Creator to design adrenaline-fueled races to tear up with your friends, with event types like Elimination, electrifying Boost races, and the return of Drift. Want to race hypercars against huge trucks? Go for it! Be part of the spectacle of motorsport with our dramatic virtual production story Driven to Glory, or dive into our largest ever Career, featuring hundreds of exhilarating events.
  • Dick Versace, American basketball coach (Bradley University, Indiana Pacers), broadcaster (TNT) and executive (GM Memphis Grizzlies), who died at 81.

On this day in 2021

  • A sketchbook used by Radiohead during the recording of their 1995 album The Bends was sold at auction, going under the hammer for £5,000. ($6,350). Left behind during rehearsals in an Oxfordshire barn in 1994, the A2 book contained sketches and chords related to the band’s sophomore album along with lyrics to unreleased tracks 'Too Easy', 'Idiot Boy', and 'Dead Bank Clerk' as well as classic songs such as the record-closing 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)'..
  • More than 200 prisoners escape and 25 people are killed at Croix-des-Bouquets prison near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • John Geddert, American gymnastics coach (US head coach London Olympic Team 2012), who died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds at 63.
  • Jim Johnson, Australian jockey (Melbourne Cup: Gatum Gatum 1963, Rain Lover 1968,69), who died at 92.
  • Punky Brewster (2021): Season 1 is released. Foster kid Izzy (Quinn Copeland) meets Punky (Soleil Moon Frye), who is now is a single mother raising her three kids.
  • L.W. was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The latest full-length release for the Australian psych rock band is the third album in its "Explorations into Microtonal Tuning"volumes.
  • Carnage was released by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis. The surprise release for the latest full-length collaboration between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was recorded over a week.
  • Breathedge for PC is released. Experience the life of a simple guy with simple needs who tries to survive in the depths of the deep space. Explore, build, kick corpses, and poke everything with a chicken.
  • Room to Grow (2021) for PC is released. Tackle thorny problems in this plant pushing puzzle game. Learn to maneuver like a cactus as you grow your way back to the desert!
  • Yupitergrad for PlayStation 4 is released. Brave dream of VR gaming. Grappling hooks, wacky humor, spatial stunts, motion sickness countermeasures, who diedelpunk adventure, space acrobatics, and out-of-the-box puzzles. Yupitergrad has it ALL.
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection for Switch is released. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot that brings the beloved Capcom franchise back to life and into the 21st century. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The game follows the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a nostalgic, yet fresh adventure that welcomes back its faithful fans, while introduces a new generation of heroes to challenge one of gaming's classic series.
  • Littlewood for Switch is released. The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
  • Hellpoint for Switch is released. Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping claims the country has eradicated extreme poverty (earning less than US$620 a year), though many observers remain skeptical about the accuracy of Chinese data due to widespread corruption and lack of transparency.

On this day in 2020

  • African American Ahmaud Arbery shot to death after being chased down by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. Video of the killing emerges in May, prompting arrests..
  • Memorial service for NBA star Kobe Byrant held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  • 147 murders occurred during a five day police strike in Ceará, Brazil, despite army patrolling the streets according to authorities.
  • Broken Lines for PC is released. Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG set in an alternate-history version of World War II. It’s a game about a group of eight soldiers who crash-land behind enemy lines. It’s up to you to lead them home while fending off the enemy and helping them deal with the horrors of war.
  • Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1,2,3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent.In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games.
  • Infliction: Extended Cut for PlayStation 4 is released. Wander through an interactive nightmare set within a once-happy home. Uncover the heartbreaking mystery hidden within messages, artwork, and other vestiges of domestic life all while struggling to survive encounters with a relentless entity that stands in the way of finding absolution.
  • Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash for PlayStation 4 is released. Dance is your power to protect the earth against invading aliens. Sega’s legendary Dreamcast rhythm game “Space Channel 5” is coming to virtual reality as ”Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!” Your task is to master a series of life saving dancing poses while tuning into the cool beat. Experience the return of Ulala for yourselves.
  • Two Point Hospital for PlayStation 4 is released. Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful - or functional - healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County. Optimize your hospital design to increase patient (and cash) flow, arranging corridors, rooms and waiting areas to your exact…
  • Samurai Shodown for Switch is released. SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns from players game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled "ghost"characters. With a story set one year before the very first installment, a diverse cast of returning and new characters cross paths in order to fulfill their destinies!* SAMURAI SHODOWN is faithful to the series' roots by delivering the same tense and exhilarating battles that it has always been known for. * Using the power of UNREAL® ENGINE 4 the series is able to achieve a level of detail and graphical quality like never before. * Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.
  • Rune Factory 4 Special for Switch is released. Rune Factory 4 marks the return of the popular Harvest Moon spinoff that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. For the first time in the series, the player can select to play as a male or female hero, and potential suitors of either gender are also available in order to pursue love, marriage, and possibly a child. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties of protecting the town from invaders, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the days itinerary, you can select from the castles vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along a companion or friendly monster to aid you during your travels.
  • Iran emerges as a newCOVID-19 pandemic hotspot, recording 95 cases and 11 deaths as a deputy health minister that appeared on TV confirmed as also infected.
  • Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011) who was ousted during the Arab spring, who died at 91.
  • Dmitry Jazov, Russian Minister of Defense (1991 coup) and last Marshal of the Soviet Union, who died at 95.

On this day in 2019

  • British publicist and talent manager Kenneth Pitt died age 96. He managed the career of musicians including David Bowie in the late 1960s (Pitt managed Bowie at the time of his first hit, ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969), and was responsible for publicising American musicians and bands touring the UK, including Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Jerry Lee Lewis..
  • Influential film review site Rotten Tomatoes implements changes to its site after internet trolls target "Captain Marvel" film.
  • Hans Kox, Dutch composer (Dorian Gray; Symphony No. 4 - "Tasmanian"), and educator, who died at 88.
  • Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), who died at 64.
  • The Enemy Within: Season 1 is released. Ex-CIA-spy-turned-traitor Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is serving a life term in a Supermax prison when FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) is forced to turn to her to help him find a criminal in this Ken Woodruff drama.
  • James Harden's scoring streak of games with at least 30 points ends at 32 as he scores 28 in the Rockets'119-111 win over Atlanta in Houston; 2nd longest mark in NBA history.

On this day in 2018

  • China briefly bans the letter 'N'as part of widespread censorship efforts.
  • 68th Berlin International Film Festival: Romanian film "Touch Me Not" wins the Golden Bear.
  • Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany,4-3 in overtime in the final.
  • Penny Vincenzi [Hannaford], British novelist (An Absolute Scandal, Spoils of Time trilogy), who died at 78.
  • Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen wins gold in women's 30k at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; brings her total Games medal haul to 15, most won by any athlete in Winter Games history.
  • Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country.
  • XXIII Winter Olympic Games close in Pyeongchang, Korea; Norway wins a record 39 medals,14 gold.
  • 2-man bobsleigh champions Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of the German 4-man team.

On this day in 2017

  • British singer and songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man was at number one on the UK album chart with his debut studio album Human, which became the fastest-selling debut album by a male artist during the 2010s. The album also reached number one in Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland..
  • Tom Perez is elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Shifa Zirki Gardi, Journalist.
  • Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, who died of cancer at 65.
  • Bill Paxton, American actor (Titanic, Big Love), who died from surgical complications at 61.

On this day in 2016

  • Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller are honoured by unite4:humanity for their work promoting awareness of and fundraising for Alzheimer's research.
  • Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, who died at 78.
  • John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), who died at 83.
  • Prey (2016): Season 1 is released. Originally aired in 2014 in the UK, the crime thriller Detective Constable Marcus Farrow (John Simm) is accused of murder and goes on the run to clear his name with Acting Senior Investigating Officer Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero) hot on his heels.
  • Sadame for 3DS is released. Choose the role of a Samurai, Ninja, Monk or Rogue and confront an invasion of Japanese traditional Yokai taking over the nation. Hack and slash your way through an army of monsters using Swordsmanship, Ninjitsu, pole sword, bow, and supernatural powers. Enhance your skills by defeating waves of enemies and slaying evil bosses lying in wait. Level up and customize your hero to take on tougher foes and learn new combo skills for devasting attacks. Unselected heroes will support you as an Assist - or you can send them to Assist other players via StreetPass™! Hack your way through 23 stages based on Japanese historic battles across four chapters, all beautifully hand-drawn using classic 2D Japanese art style.
  • SUPERHOT for PC is released. SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion. Dodge bullets. Take out your enemies. One step at a time. [SuperHot Team]
  • We Are The Dwarves for PC is released. Imagine an inverted galaxy, a dwarven race built off of stars and the danger of extinction as they begin to burn out. This is the setup as you embark on your journey to help 3 dwarven astronauts find the salvation for their race.
  • Heaven's Hope for PC is released. Heaven's Hope is a goth fairytale adventure that puts you in the shoes of apprentice-angel Talorel, a young student of Heaven's stunt-flying academy who is close to passing the final exam that will finally turn him into a full-fledged angel - but when you suddenly collide with an unknown flying object, you crash onto 19th century Earth near the town of Heaven's Hope. Accompanied by your friends Myriel and Azael, it is up to you to raise Heaven and Earth to find your way back up in time for the final exam. But beware of the dangers ahead - Heaven's Hope is in the firm grip of the Spanish Inquisition, and they will give you hell before they let you return to the skies.
  • Grim Dawn for PC is released. Players are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors.
  • Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas.

On this day in 2015

  • On what would have been George Harrison's 72nd birthday, a new tree was planted in his memory in Griffith Park Los Angeles to replace one that was earlier killed by a beetle infestation. This new yew tree had been chosen to replace the original, as it was far less susceptible to insects..
  • BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran.
  • Ariel Camacho, World Music Singer.
  • Wild Canaries is released. Madcap murder mystery meets razor-sharp relationship comedy in this witty twist on the detective movie—think Nancy Drew run amok in present-day Brooklyn. Husband and wife filmmaking team Sophia Takal and director Lawrence Michael Levine (Gabi on the Roof in July) star as recently engaged but perpetually bickering couple Barri and Noah. When their elderly downstairs neighbor suddenly kicks the bucket, the flighty Barri immediately suspects foul play. Cue a hilariously harebrained investigation as Barri—outfitted in a Columbo­-style trench coat—enlists her secretly-in-love-with-her lesbian roommate (Alia Shawkat) to help her get to the bottom of the matter. [IFC Films]
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty for PC is released. Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design.Find your destinyOnce a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks.Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage.
  • Republique: Episode 1 - Exordium for PC is released. Republique Remastered is a topical stealth-action game that explores the perils of government surveillance in the Internet Age.
  • Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC is released. Assume control of your fleet and assemble an armada across more than thirty single-player missions. Choose unit types, fleet formations and flight tactics for each strategic situation.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 1: Penal Colony for Xbox One is released. The first episode is entitled Penal Colony. Claire Redfield, one of the only survivors of the Raccoon City incident of 1998, has since joined an NGO called Terra Save, whose mission is to assist victims of biological weaponry. During an event at Terra Save’s HQ, a mysterious force abducts Claire and her co-workers and moves them to a creepy deserted island.

On this day in 2014

  • 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria.
  • Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence.
  • Paco de Lucía, Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer, who died of a heart attack at 66.
  • Mind Games (2014): Season 1 is released. Former con man Ross (Christian Slater) and his ex-professor brother Clark Edwards (Steve Zahn) are partners in Edwards and Associates, where they help solve their client's problems through the use of psychological manipulation.
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 1 is released. Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers takes over Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's move over to the Tonight Show.
  • Keel Her was released by Keel Her. The 18-track lo-fi debut release for Brighton-based Rose Keeler-Schäffeler includes a remix from R. Stevie Moore.
  • Morning Phase was released by Beck. The 12th studio release for the singer-songwriter includes contributions from Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Joey Waronker.
  • Manhattan was released by Skaters. The debut full-length release for the New York punk rock band was produced by John Hill.
  • Inner Fire was released by The Souljazz Orchestra. The sixth release for the Canadian collective was produced by Pierre Chrétien and Jason Jakunas.
  • Island Intervals was released by Death Vessel. Joel Thibodeau worked with Alex Somers and Jónsi on his third release as Death Vessel.
  • Hubba Bubba was released by Damaged Bug. This is the debut solo release for the solo electronic pop project of Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer.
  • Home, Like Noplace Is There was released by The Hotelier. This is the second full-length release for the Massachusetts indie rock quartet formerly known as The Hotel Year.
  • Blank Project was released by Neneh Cherry. The Swedish pop singer worked with producer Kieran Hebden and RocketNumber Nine on her first solo release in over 18 years.
  • Blue Film was released by Lo-Fang. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles artist Matthew Hemerlein was written and recorded while traveling between his parents house in Maryland, Nashville, Asia, and Europe.
  • Close to the Glass was released by The Notwist. Th eighth full-length release for the German electronic band is its first studio album in over five years.
  • Daughter of Everything was released by Vertical Scratchers. The debut release from the collaboration between John Schmersal and former Triclops!/Anywhere member Christian Beaulieu includes a guest appearance from Robert Pollard.
  • Doubled Exposure was released by D. Charles Speer & the Helix. The latest release for the band led by Dave Shuford was recorded in upstate New York by Jason Meagher includes influences of Americana, blues, folk, and rock music.
  • Estoile Naiant was released by patten. The fourth full-length release for the British electronic producer is his first on the Wrap label.
  • Oxymoron was released by ScHoolboy Q. The major label debut release for the Los Angles rapper features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, BJ the Chicago Kid, Kurupt, Jay Rock, Raekwon, Suga Free, and Tyler The Creator.
  • Riser was released by Dierks Bentley. The latest full-length studio release for the country singer features guest appearances from Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton.
  • St. Vincent was released by St. Vincent. The fourth full-length release for the indie artist was produced by John Congleton and includes contributions from Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake's McKenzie Smith.
  • Present Tense was released by Wild Beasts. The fourth full-length studio release for the British four-piece was co-produced by Lexxx and Leo Abrahams.
  • Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon was released by Kid Cudi. Originally an EP, the 10-track album was a surprise midnight release for the hip hop artist.
  • Slo Light was released by Davidge. The debut release for the musican/producer better known for being a member of Massive Attack features vocals from Cate Le Bon, Karima Francis, Emi Green, Low Roar, Sandie Shaw, Claire Tchaikowski and Stephonik Youth.
  • Violent Light was released by Milagres. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based indie quartet was produced by band member Fraser McCulloch.
  • Voices In A Rented Room was released by New Bums. This is the debut release for the collaboration by Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Donovan Quinn of Skygreen Leopards.
  • Twin Forks was released by Twin Forks. The debut full-length release for the folk-inspired rock band led by Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba was produced by Ammar Malik and Robopop.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for PC is released. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 brings the conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga as Gabriel Belmont returns to face off against the forces of darkness.
  • Magus for PlayStation 3 is released. Dating to the creation of the world and mankind, loyalty to the gods and their whims was the central point of the lives of all who inhabit the lands created by the divine. However, as the gods disappeared from people's daily lives, their power and influence began to wane, and cynicism and secularism replaced piety and belief. Amidst the world's slow abandonment of the gods, a profoundly devotee and servant of the gods named Kinna infiltrated one the many prisons of the Waterfall Realm in hopes of finding one who would become a god. Encountering Magus, a prisoner who has spent his entire life incarcerated, she believes that she has found who she was sent to look for. After claiming the powers that were his birthright and learning his true identity, Magus, with Kinna by his side, takes his first steps towards an unknown future.
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for PlayStation 3 is released. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles lets players experience Tales of Symphonia along with its 2008 companion title, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, with high definition graphics and additional content.
  • Pac-Man Museum for PlayStation 3 is released. PAC-MAN, the yellow 80's icon with a voracious appetite that has transcended generation upon generation of gamers, stars in this nostalgia-packed collection of games. In the game, players will need to skilfully dodge and juke troublesome ghosts while gobbling up all the pac-dots and power pellets lying in their path. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer arcade releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through 2008's critically acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition and 2010's arcade smash-hit PAC-MAN Battle Royale.
  • Thief for PlayStation 4 is released. Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best- guarded possessions are not safe from his reach. As an uprising emerges, Garrett finds himself entangled in growing layers of conflict. Lead by Orion, the voice of the people, the tyrannized citizens will do everything they can to claim back the City from the Baron’s grasp. The revolution is inevitable. If Garrett doesn’t get involved, the streets will run red with blood and the City will tear itself apart.
  • Basement Crawl for PlayStation 4 is released. Enter the basement, explore dark, sinister arenas and be at one with the insanity. Bomberman inspired mechanics bring party games to the next generation level. Staying alive won't be easy. The only way to survive is to become death itself, crushing all opponents. Fight with, or against your friends in a intensive, packed with action online and offline game modes. And remember, because of the horror-based graphics and themes, it's best if you don't play this game alone in the dark. You never know what might be hiding behind you.-Dynamic action game that can be played even by four players on one PlayStation4 system at the same time.-Up to 8 players online on the battleground.-Dozens of traps and skills make lots of different ways to slaughter your opponents-Pick from four characters, take advantage of their skills and play it in your own style-Video output in Full HD 1080p requires 1080p native display.
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One is released. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has players blast zombies, plants, and new characters with inventive weapons across a mine-blowing PvZ world.


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