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  • Father's Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Italy
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2022

  • Jury in defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard awards Depp $15 million in damages and compensation and Heard $2 million in damages in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is released. Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.
  • Borgen - Power & Glory: Season 1 is released. Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is just settling into her position as the new Minister for Foreign Affairs when the discovery of oil in Greenland causes difficulties for Birgitte and those with interests in the Arctic.[Premiered originally on Denmark's D1 on 13 Feb 2022; and in the US on Netflix on 2 Jun 2022]
  • This Is Going To Hurt: Season 1 is released. The adaptation of Adam Kay's memoir of the same name follows Adam (Ben Whishaw) as he deals with the challenges of working the OB-GYN ward of a British NHS hospital.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 8 Feb 2022 and in the US on AMC+/Sundance Now on 2 Jun 2022]
  • Diablo Immortal for PC is released. Diablo® Immortal is a mobile Massively Multiplayer Online Action RPG (MMOARPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment in partnership with NetEase, coming exclusively to Android, iPhone and iPad.Experience the world of Sanctuary in a persistent, always-online adventure anywhere, anytime.Join a worldwide community as you battle side by side to vanquish ancient evils, explore perilous dungeons, and of course, get legendary loot.* The Story: An Untold Chapter of the Diablo SagaThe Worldstone lies shattered, yet great power remains within its corrupted fragments. Power that Diablo's minions hope to harness to bring about the return of the Lord of Terror.The Archangel Tyrael is presumed dead, and mankind is left to deal with the aftermath of his actions. Fragments of the corrupted Worldstone taint the land, bringing forth ancient evils who are looking to harvest the stone's power and use it to control humanity.* Unique Zones & DungeonsFrom the peaceful town of Wortham, to the jungle island of Bilefen and the ancient Library of Zoltun Kulle, each zone in Diablo Immortal has new challenges to master and familiar faces to see.Will you choose to help Valla and her teacher in the Shassar Sea, or delve the tomb of Fahir, an ancient disciple of Akarat? Or storm the Countess' Forgotten Tower and stop her dark reign once more? The possibilities are many. The choices are yours.* Massively Multiplayer Action in Your PocketMeet other demon-slayers as you wander Sanctuary, and join them to take on deep, treacherous dungeons. Visit vast social hubs like Westmarch and conduct business with local merchants before setting off on your next adventure.Drop in or out of groups easily and engage in dynamic events all over the world, teaming up with other heroes as you take down Skarn's minionsand reap powerful rewards.* WestmarchExplore the sprawling streets of Westmarch in a time before Malthael's corruption. The city is always bustling with activity as visitors from all over the world come to marvel at its sights, enjoy its landmarks, and more.Westmarch is where you can meet all your adventuring needs. You'll have access to your stash and vendors, but more importantly it's the place to meet fellow travelers, relax and take a breather.* Designed for MobileDiablo Immortal is being designed from the ground-up to give you an authentic Diablo experience on touch-screen devices. Intuitive actions, gestures and touch controls put you in full command of your hero. Slay endless hordes of demons as effortlessly as you would with a controller or keyboard and mouse.* Zero in on Your EnemiesDirectional controls make it easy to move around in the world; demolishing the denizens of hell is as easy as holding down your thumb on a skill from your hotbar to aim it, then releasing it to unleash hell. Quickly access potions for a gradual health refresh, and equip recently looted items with a single tap on your screen.
  • Card Shark for Switch is released. Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. "Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover."- Comte de Saint-GermainLEARN AND MASTER NEW TRICKSCheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. Master deceptions using card marking, false shuffles, deck switching, false deals, and more! Use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables.UNCOVER A CONSPIRACY... as you climb from local card parlors to the King's table.A word of advice: Don't get caught. Your fellow gamblers do not take kindly to cheats…TRAVEL THROUGH 18TH CENTURY FRANCEDiscover small towns, remote mansions, and luxurious lounges imagined by Nerial team (Reigns), game creator Arnaud De Bock (Pikuniku). Immerse yourself in the ornate visual artwork of Nicolai Troshinsky. Have your every move accompanied by an original score from Andrea Boccadoro as interpreted by an orchestra.
  • Gravitar: Recharged for Switch is released. A lone pilot, far from home, must navigate an abstract universe of uncharted planets and space stations guarded by mysterious, hostile aliens in Gravitar: Recharged. You must complete missions in each solar system, navigating a variety of challenging environments, each with varying levels of gravity that will test your skills as a pilot. Complete each mission within a solar system and you will be transported to the next through a massive black hole. Will you ever make it home?The visual aesthetic of Gravitar: Recharged takes the Recharged series in a new direction, with expansive environments rendered in painterly style and pastel tones. In the capable hands of industry-veteran composer Megan McDuffee, the original soundtrack complements the art style with soothing, atmospheric tracks that evoke a sense of wonder.
  • Souldiers for Switch is released. Fight for your freedom in a sprawling fantasy world caught between the living and the fallen. Hone your skills in a retro epic featuring puzzle platforming, metroidvania exploration and crunchy soulslike combat.

On this day in 2021

  • Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), who died at 75.
  • Bill Scanlon, American tennis player (World #9 1984; 6 x ATP titles), who died from cancer at 64.
  • Overboard! for PC is released. GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault.
  • The Magnificent Trufflepigs for PC is released. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear in Beth's fairy tale plan for everything, you'll delve into her history and discover all may not be as it seems. And you'll have to choose how Adam responds to Beth as she faces her demons.Gameplay combines laid-back metal detecting and exploration with a strong interpersonal narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about trying to find something, and the tone it sets is like a typical English summer: mostly pleasant, but with stormy moments that threaten to ruin everything.
  • Sludge Life for Switch is released. SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it.Roam a tiny island stuck on a sludge covered planet as an upcoming tagger GHOST set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite. Traverse the corporately branded landscape, chat up other taggers, and discover secrets and idiots along the way.Will you become the king of the island and tag every open inch, infiltrate sludge-pumping corporation GLUG to find a way out, or just take it all down in flames with you?

On this day in 2020

  • UK death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 50,000 (50,032) according to its Office of National Statistics.
  • UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet says pandemic exposing "endemic inequalities" around the world, cites death of George Floyd and higher death toll for ethnic minorities.
  • New outbreak of Ebola has killed five people in city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Brazilian death toll passes 30,000 from COVID-19 pandemic at 31,199 with 555,383 number of cases confirmed,2nd only to the US.
  • Arrogate, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders'Cup Classic, World's Best Racehorse 2016; Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup 2017), who died at 7.
  • Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951,55,56,58-60; 250cc 1956,59,60), who died of respiratory failure at 90.
  • Chris Trousdale, Pop Singer.
  • John Cuneo, Australian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1972), who died at 91.
  • Dirty John: Season 2 is released. The second season of the anthology series created by Alexandra Cunningham moves to the USA Network and focuses on Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet) and her relationship with her future ex-husband Dan (Christian Slater).
  • Valorant for PC is released. A 5v5 character-based tactical shooter. Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities, so how do you beat someone with the speed of wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. VALORANT is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play, because if it wins, it works.
  • Skelattack for PlayStation 4 is released. A bell begins ringing incessantly in your quarters. A frantic friend paces nervously as you awaken from your undead slumber. He warns you of invading humans! It is up to you to heed his words, arm yourself for battle, and venture out into your unprotected underground home.You are Skully, an undead skeleton whose sole purpose is to protect the dungeon he and many others call home. Along with your bat companion Imber, you will travel through sewers, lush underground nature preserves, and many other perilous environments. You will do so in the name of protecting your friends, guarding your treasures, and keeping hidden the dungeon's deepest secrets.Skelattack puts an unconventional twist on your classic dungeon-crawler. Instead of playing the human hero fighting his way through the dungeon, killing all the baddies and pillaging all the loot, you play as one of the dungeon's typical skeleton NPCs. This is life (or rather, death) on the other side of the aisle: the plight of the creatures whose home is constantly under threat from those who reside above-ground.
  • Liberated for Switch is released. Welcome to a brave new world. Undeniable truth and personal freedoms are dying. Revolution is near. Rise up in the bloodstained struggle for a land of the free.Forget everything you know about comics. Immerse yourself in a dark, rain-soaked city. Use your wits, hack the system, sneak and solve puzzles. And when the going gets good, dispense picturesque headshots for great justice. Let the stunning hand-drawn art and action unite on the pages of this noir cyberpunk story.You are watched every minute of every hour of every day.Accept it. Or start a fire.
  • Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), who died from pneumonia at 74.

On this day in 2019

  • US Open Women's Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes.
  • Lowell North, American yachtsman (Olympic Gold 1968) and sailmaker (North Sails), who died at 89.
  • Alan Rollinson, Race Car Driver.
  • Alistair Browning, Voice Actor.
  • Luther: Season 5 is released. Luther and new partner D.S. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku) investigate a potential serial killer as two people from his past reappear.
  • NOS4A2: Season 1 is released. Charlie Manx's (Zachary Quinto) victims end up in an imaginary village where every day is Christmas and it is threatened when high school senior Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) discovers his secret in this supernatural drama based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name.

On this day in 2018

  • Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (1997), who died at 99.
  • Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, who died at 86.
  • Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971,79), who died at 68.
  • Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister.

On this day in 2017

  • " Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director.
  • Gotham actor Ben McKenzie at the age of 38 weds actress Morena Baccarin at the age of 38 at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), who died at 96.
  • Sami Blood is released. Elle Marja,14, is a reindeer-herding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.
  • Letters from Baghdad is released. Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Why has she been written out of history?
  • Past Life is released. The year is 1977 and no female has ever been a renowned classical music composer. Sephi Milch, a very determined and talented young woman, aspires to a career as a classical composer, but she knows the odds are against her. In spite of this, she is dead set on changing the course of history and succeeding in the male-dominated classical music world. Her struggle with the burden of history is not only limited to her artistic life – as the daughter of troubled Holocaust survivors she also has to deal with a sudden revelation from the past that threatens to tear her family apart. Nana Milch - Sephi's older sister and bitter rival, a scandal sheet journalist and an aspiring playwright - considers this startling revelation an opportunity to free herself from the stranglehold of her parents' past. Sephi is weary of her sister's tendency to look for trouble, but in this case she has no choice but to join Nana's quest for the truth.
  • Band Aid is released. Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally) can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. [IFC Films]
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is released. Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
  • Churchill is released. June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when over 500,000 soldiers were killed on the beaches of Gallipoli. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse.
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  • Dean is released. Dean (Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans. [CBS Films]
  • Wonder Woman is released. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
  • The Exception is released. German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart. [A24]
  • Vincent N Roxxy is released. A small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.
  • Waiting on a Song was released by Dan Auerbach. The Ohio native (now based in Nashville) worked with such artists as Pat McLaughlin, John Prine, Jerry Douglas, Duane Eddy, Gene Chrisman and Bobby Wood of the Memphis Boys for his second solo release.
  • To Syria with Love was released by Omar Souleyman. The third full-length release for the Syrian artist features more elements from electronic and techno music.
  • Towards Language was released by Arve Henriksen. The ninth full-length solo release for the Norwegian trumpeter under his name was recorded live in a studio.
  • The Fifth State of Consciousness was released by Peaking Lights. The fifth full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis was produced by Coyes.
  • The Age of Anxiety was released by Pixx. The debut full-length release for British alternative singer-songwriter Hannah Rodgers features production from Dan Carey.
  • Sugar at the Gate was released by TOPS. The third full-length release for the Montreal indie pop band was recorded in a former brothel in the Los Angeles area.
  • Relaxer was released by Alt-J. The third full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by Charlie Andrew.
  • Somersault was released by Beach Fossils. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band led by Dustin Payseur features guest appearances from Cities Aviv and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell.
  • Witness was released by Benjamin Booker. The second full-length release for the New Orleans blues/garage rock singer-songwriter was produced by Sam Cohen and features a guest appearance from Mavis Staples.
  • Gone Now was released by Bleachers. The second full-length release for the Jack Antonoff solo project was influenced by the death of sister from brain cancer and features guest appearances from Sam Dew, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lorde, and Julia Michaels.
  • Home Counties was released by Saint Etienne. The first new release in five years for the British alternative dance trio was co-produced by Shawn Lee.
  • Hopeless Fountain Kingdom was released by Halsey. The second full-length release for the alternative pop artist features guest appearances from Cashmere Cat, Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui and Migos' Quavo.
  • I'm Not Your Man was released by Marika Hackman. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features The Big Moon as her backing band and was again produced by Charlie Andrew.
  • Is This the Life We Really Want? was released by Roger Waters. The first solo rock release for the Pink Floyd co-founder in 25 years was produced by Nigel Godrich.
  • I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone was released by Chastity Belt. The third full-length release for the Seattle indie rock band led by Julia Shapiro was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Matthew Simms.
  • Modern English Decoration was released by Ulrika Spacek. The second full-length release for the British alternative rock band led by Rhys Edwards was recorded and mixed at their house.
  • Peasant was released by Richard Dawson. The lives of those who lived during the early middle ages in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Bryneich is the concept behind the sixth full-length solo release for British singer-songwriter.
  • City of No Reply was released by Amber Coffman. The debut full-length solo release for the ex-member of Dirty Projectors was produced partly by David Longstreth.
  • Distractions was released by Ikonika. The third full-length studio release for the London electronic music producer features guest appearances by Andrea Galaxy, Jammz, Jessy Lanza, and Sweyn J.
  • Dua Lipa was released by Dua Lipa. The debut full-length release for the British-Albanian artist features guest appearances from Coldplay's Chris Martin and Miguel.
  • Blitzkrieg 3 for PC is released. Blitzkrieg 3 is a World War II real-time strategy game from Nival.
  • Tekken 7 for Xbox One is released. Love, Revenge, Pride. Each one of us has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths or weaknesses. There are no wrong motives, just the paths we choose to take. Experience the conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Tekken 7 features story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

On this day in 2016

  • Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), who died at 64.
  • Kat Teasdale, Race Car Driver.
  • Cleverman: Season 1 is released. Set in the near future, creatures called Hairypeople seek to survive amongst humans who want to either use them or destroy them when a series of murders is blamed on them. Koen (Hunter Page-Lochard) West--who is destined to unite the world--must find a way to work with his estranged brother Waruu (Rob Collins) to save the world.
  • Dangerous Golf for PC is released. An arcade-eque sports game with a decidedly explosive twist. Brought to you from the founders of Criterion Games, the people behind Burnout and Black – this is Dangerous Golf.
  • Brigador for PC is released. Choose your vehicle, weapons, pilot, and defense. Assault the districts of Solo Nobre, then escape or die trying. Your choice.

On this day in 2015

  • US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.
  • 100 volunteers in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour.
  • Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), who died at 88.
  • Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, who died at 80.
  • Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Pop Artist.
  • Stitchers: Season 1 is released. Covert operative Kirsten (Emma Ishta) works with neuroscientist Cameron (Kyle Harris) to be integrated (stitched) into the minds of recently deceased to use their memories to investigate crimes.
  • Remember My Name was released by Lil Durk. This is the debut full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper.
  • Universal Themes was released by Sun Kil Moon. The seventh full-length release for the indie rock band features contributions from Steve Shelley and a majority of it was recorded in San Francisco.
  • Nozinja Lodge was released by Nozinja. This is the debut full-length studio release for South African Shangaan electronic artist Richard Hlungwani as Nozinja.
  • Last of Our Kind was released by The Darkness. The fourth full-length release for the British rock band led by Justin Hawkins was produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins.
  • In Colour was released by Jamie xx. The debut full-length solo release for the xx's Jamie Smith features guest appearances from Popcaan, Young Thug, as well as his xx bandmates Romy Croft and Oliver Sim.
  • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was released by Florence + the Machine. Produced by Markus Dravs, the third full-length release for the British indie rock band features contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill.
  • Black Age Blues was released by Goatsnake. The first release in over 11 years for the doom band was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
  • Before The World Was Big was released by Girlpool. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad.
  • Before We Forgot How to Dream was released by SOAK. The full-length release for Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson was produced by Tommy McLauglin.
  • Big Love was released by Simply Red. Produced by Andy Wright, Mick Hucknall returns with the 11th studio album for the British soul-pop band.
  • All Your Favorite Bands was released by Dawes. The fourth full-length release for the folk rock band was produced by David Rawlings.
  • Are You Satisfied? was released by Slaves. This is the debut full-length release for the British duo of Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent.
  • Algiers was released by Algiers. The debut full-length release for the Atlanta trio of Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, and Lee Tesche was produced by Tom Morris.
  • Django and Jimmie was released by Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's tribute to Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers was produced by Buddy Cannon.
  • Carnation was released by Daughn Gibson. The third full-length release for the Pennsylvania singer-songwriter was produced with Randall Dunn.
  • Everything Is 4 was released by Jason Derulo. The fourth studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Matoma, Julia Michaels, K. Michelle, Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, and Stevie Wonder.
  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven for 3DS is released. Residing on the outskirts of town as the proprietor of a quiet, rustic inn, Luchs has lived through much of his life proudly clinging to a code of honour passed down from father to son for generations:" When our cherished guests finally arrive, think of them as nothing less than family." Unfortunately, the inn has not yet had even a single guest since its foundation, leaving Luchs no choice but to excavate and sell crystals - the islands most valuable fuel source - in order to make ends meet. It is during one such routine excavation that he happens upon a beautiful maiden encased inside a massive crystal, and her abrupt awakening triggers a series of unexpected events that include foul fiends, astonishing abilities, and miraculous mysteries...Features:-Seven heroines, seven stories - each of the seven heroines who come to inhabit the inn have their own stories to tell, and building relationships with them will unlock new, specialised attacks to aid in combat when they join the battle party.-Strategic combat makes every turn count - "Bowl" over as many enemies with a single strike as possible, challenging players to line up melee, ranged and magical attacks so frontline enemies are knocked into others for maximum collateral damage.-Craft your way to new skills in addition to unlocking new abilities, participating in Free Battles and registering for Street Pass can provide rare crafting items for use in creating new skills to help turn the tides of battle.-Adjustable difficulty levels and more - players can toggle among Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, use the Fast Forward feature to speed up combat as desired, or relive fond memories via in-game movie and art galleries.
  • Heroes of the Storm for PC is released. This free-to-play online team brawler assembles a diverse cast of characters from Blizzard’s far-flung realms of science fiction and fantasy, including the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles. Heroes of the Storm solicits players to customize heroes to suit their style and then team up with friends for some all-out mayhem. The game features an array of gameplay modes for players of every skill level, including Cooperative, in which players team up against computer-controlled opponents, and Quick Match, an accessible way to jump in and play versus others. Experienced players can also join forces against other teams of players in highly competitive, draft-style ranked play. [Blizzard]
  • Super Exploding Zoo for PlayStation 4 is released. Round up herds of exploding animals and rampage around 80 destructible levels - defend your precious egg by slamming your herd into the greedy alien marauders and blowing them up. Use the special skills of different animal types to slow alien progress or access new areas. Super Exploding Zoo is part Arcade, Puzzle and Tower Defence all wrapped up in one.
  • The Escapists for PlayStation 4 is released. The Escapists is an award winning prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. Whilst the aim of the game is simply to escape, the detail is in the execution. (Dont say the word execution too loud in a prison). You may not be in an open prison, but you are in an open world where in between attending rollcalls, mealtimes and doing your chores you should grab every chance to plan your escape. Do you do favours for other inmates earning money and boosting their opinion of you along the way? Or workout and become stronger? Read to increase your skills or spend your time crafting items into homemade weapons and tools. What about working diligently in your prison job, to gain promotions to new jobs with better benefits? Keep a low profile or go out all guns blazing, as long as you escape in the end, thats all that matters The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian.
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Supremacy for Xbox One is released. Battle your way to Supremacy, the third downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: - Four iconic locations take the fierce MP competition around the world from the Atlas training grounds to Russia, England and Greece. - The Exo Grapple Playlist returns with its strategic movement capability and deadly grapple secondary weapon. - Part Three of the Exo Zombies saga: Carrier introduces a new celebrity playable character, devastating advanced weaponry, Atlas strike teams, Sentinel support squads and a host of new zombie enemies.
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation,5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involvement in a bribery scandal.

On this day in 2014

  • Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Until Silence was released by Roll the Dice. The third full-length release for the Swedish electronic duo features a 26-piece orchestra.
  • The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence.
  • Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén,69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador.

On this day in 2013

  • Mandawuy Yunupingu. Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist.
  • Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, who died at 82.
  • Togrul Narimanbekov, Painter.
  • The Killing: Season 3 is released. A year later, while working on a runaway girl case, Detective Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) uncovers a series of murders connected to an old murder investigated by his former partner, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos).
  • John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), who died at 86.


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