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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day (BF) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Independence Movement Day is being celebrated in South Korea
  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Paraguay
  • Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • Canadian-American singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C..
  • DEATHS
  • Just Fontaine, Soccer Player.
  • Irma Serrano, Folk Singer.
  • Jerry Richardson Sr., American businessman and NFL team owner (Carolina Panthers 1995-2018), who died at 86.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Mandalorian: Season 3 is released. The Mandalorian and Grogu continues their adventures in the third season of the Star Wars live-action series.
  • True Lies (2023): Season 1 is released. Language professor Helen Tasker (Ginger Gonzaga) discovers her husband, Harry (Steve Howey), is a spy for U.S. intelligence agency Omega Sector in this series adaptation of James Cameron's 1994 film of the same name.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth for Switch is released. Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, 'The Pillars of the Earth' retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel is released in three 'books', containing 7 chapters each. The physical retail version includes access to all three books, bringing the entire saga together into one thrilling package.
  • POLITICS
  • At least 1000 Iranian school girls exposed to toxic gas attacks, since November, amid accusations they are an attempt to close schools after girls participated in recent anti-government protests.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Cargo ship carrying 4,000 luxury Volkswagen Group cars sinks off the Portuguese Azores archipelago, two weeks after it caught fire.
  • DC film "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, directed and written by Matt Reeves premieres in New York.
  • DEATHS
  • Alevtina Kolchina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3×5km relay 1964, silver 1956, bronze 1968; bronze 5k 1964,68), who died at 91.
  • Zohreh Fakoor-Saboor, Movie Actress.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Conan Chop Chop for PC is released. The treacherous wizard Thoth-Amon has devised a plan to resurrect the ancient evil that is Xaltotun. If he succeeds, he will condemn the world to an eternity of darkness and enslavement. Only you can stop him, but in order to do so you must use all your cunning. All your guile. You must summon all your courage and swordsmanship. You must Chop Chop!Conan Chop Chop is the most epic and realistic stick figure game ever to be set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, thus there will be an excessive amount of gore and flying limbs. Be warned that this may in turn lead to uncontrollable outbursts of joy and/or profanities, usually depending on which end of the sword you are on.1-4 playersPlay solo for the ultimate thrill of a roguelike or have your buddies along with you in online or couch co-op mode.Become Conan or someone else!All brawns, no brain? No worries! Choose between a diverse cast of badass warrior gods, and add weapons and items to match your style!Embark on quests of pure epicness!You are about to save the world! The merchants are still going to charge you for their wares, and some townsfolk may even pester you with tasks of their own. But fear not, some of them will make it worth your while.Explore in every direction!Brave the shifting sands of Koth, explore the dark woods in Darkwood, move valiantly through the searing land of Hyperboria and see the icy world of Vanaheim. Conan® Chop Chop lets you explore to the left, right, up and down! A skilled player may even find himself jumping, dashing, or moving diagonally, resulting in the ultimate 3D experience.Loot, loot and more loot!Master the fine art of delicately bashing your enemies' heads in with a broom and turning them into chop suey with a bastard sword. Conan® Chop Chop contains a wide variety of different weapons, trinkets and legendary items, each suited to tailor any kind of violent playstyle you can think of.Master astonishing combos!Perform the breathtaking 360° spin-attack to crack skulls all around you. Dash forward with the speed of light. Swing your sword both longways and sideways in a game that will have you gasping for air as you struggle to grasp the pure awesomeness of your fighting moves.Ruthless bosses!Before facing Thoth-Amon, you must defeat bosses such as The Giant Sand Worm of Koth and The Frost Giant of Vanaheim, neither of which are particularly sympathetic to your cause. Instead they will attempt to destroy you with killer moves like Lava Reflux, Tail Whip and Loogie Glob.Infinite replayability!Completely random maps and tons of weapons and abilities to try out ensure that every new game will be a whole new experience. You are bound to die more than once, but you can unlock new weapons that will be available for your next play-through.
  • Hero's Hour for PC is released. A fast turn-based strategy RPG with real-time combat. Develop your cities and armies, level up your heroes to gain new, powerful spells and skills, and explore the wonders and dangers of the procedurally generated maps as you aim to conquer your enemies before they do the same to you.
  • ELEX II for PC is released. ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want.Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders.Dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.
  • FAR: Changing Tides for PC is released. Set sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Shadow Warrior 3 for PlayStation 4 is released. Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Bring a Katana to a Gunfight. Conduct a symphony of death with each encounter by mixing overwhelming firepower with devastatingly precise katana strikes as you dash in and around the demonic hordes.Fancy FootworkFlow between nimble movement techniques including air dashes, wall running, double jumps, and the fancy new grappling hook busts your combat and movement options wide open in every battle.Execute Then AnnihilateExecute spectacular finishing moves to claim a piece of your conquered foe and unleash its powers back on the horde in a burst of unstoppable fury and powerful magic.Dynamic Combat ArenasEach environment is lined with hazardous structures and devices that can be activated to add another layer of creative choice to the offensive strategy.Neo Feudal JapanTrek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore.Funny BusinessBrace for expertly delivered one-liners from Lo Wang, pointed banter with Zilla, and an intense thrill ride of absurd predicaments on the way to turning doomsday into a new day.

On this day in 2021

  • DEATHS
  • Ralph Peterson Jr., American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers; Fo'tet), and educator (Berklee), who died of cancer at 58.
  • Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader.
  • Jahmil French, TV Actor.
  • Zlatko Kranjcar, Croatian soccer striker (2 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Wien) and manager (Croatia, Montenegro, Dinamo Zagreb), who died at 64.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell is released. In the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and ahead of what would have been his 50th birthday, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell offers a fresh look at one of the greatest, most influential rappers of all time by those who knew him best. Made in collaboration with Biggie’s estate, I Got A Story To Tell is an intimate rendering of a man whose rapid ascent and tragic end has been at the center of rap lore for more than twenty years. [Netlfix]
  • TV SERIES
  • Debris: Season 1 is released. After pieces of a crashed spaceship scatters over several countries, MI6 agent Finola Jones (Riann Steele) and CIA agent (Jonathan Tucker) Bryan Beneventi must team up to investigate when it appears to be affecting the laws of physics in this sci-fi series created and written by J.H. Wyman.
  • GAMING: STADIA
  • PixelJunk Raiders for Stadia is released. PixelJunk Raiders is the latest creation from the folks at Q-Games. Planet Tantal is under attack by fiendish aliens bent on harvesting the population’s life force! Shake off that hypersleep and slash, smash, raid, and rescue your way through hundreds of unique missions, all while unraveling the mystery of the enigmatic Keepers.
  • POLITICS
  • Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is sentenced to three years for trying to bribe a judge.
  • SPORTS
  • Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), who died from cancer at 82.
  • Vladimír Heger, Czech basketball coach (Czechoslovakia 1965-69,72-76; Netherlands 1983-85), who died at 89.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • First known COVID-19 pandemic case identified in New York, a health care worker returning from Iran.
  • DEATHS
  • Jack Welch, American businessman & CEO of General Electric (GE), who died of renal failure at 84.
  • Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), who died from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52.
  • Max Ledbetter, Race Car Driver.
  • TV SERIES
  • Dispatches from Elsewhere: Season 1 is released. Four people (André Benjamin, Sally Field, Jason Segel and Eve Lindley) discover a hidden puzzle that leads to a larger mystery in this anthology series created by Segel.
  • POLITICS
  • Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician, poet, and writer, who died from ongoing heart and kidney issues at 95.
  • Muhyiddin Yassin sworn as Malaysian Prime Minister by Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
  • Pete Buttigieg drops out of the US Democratic presidential race.
  • Turkey launches major offensive against Syrian government in northern Syria after 36 Turkish soldiers killed in air and artillery strikes 3 days earlier.

On this day in 2019

  • DEATHS
  • Kevin Roche, Architect.
  • Eusebio Pedroza, Boxer.
  • Zhores Alferov, Soviet/ Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), who died at 88.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Woman at War is released. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain, ” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
  • Climax is released. From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. [A24]
  • Apollo 11 is released. From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
  • Mapplethorpe is released. Robert Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith) is arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 70’s and 80’s. The film explores Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic. Here he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Mapplethorpe’s work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public.
  • Sharkwater Extinction is released. Discovering that sharks are being hunted to extinction, and with them the destruction of our life support system - activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart embarks on a dangerous quest to stop the slaughter. Following the sharks - and the money - into the elusive pirate fishing industry, Stewart uncovers a multi-billion dollar scandal that makes us all accomplices in the greatest wildlife massacre ever known.
  • Saint Judy is released. Saint Judy tells the inspirational true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and her fight that changed American asylum law forever. In her first case, Judy represents a woman forced to flee her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls. While juggling her life as a single mother, Judy fights tenacious battles in and out of court, not only saving her client's life, but changing the Law of Asylum in the United States.
  • Transit is released. Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer).
  • MOVIES: NR
  • The Wedding Guest is released. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi—as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. [IFC Films]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral is released. A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.
  • MOVIES: R
  • The Hole in the Ground is released. Sarah and her young son Chris move to a new home in the Irish countryside, next to a forest that hides an enormous sinkhole. One night, Chris vanishes, and when he reappears he seems unharmed and unchanged. But, as his behavior grows increasingly disturbing, Sarah begins to fear that the boy who has returned may not be her son at all.
  • Giant Little Ones is released. Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.
  • Greta is released. A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.
  • MOVIES: TVPG
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is released. Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the best selling book and true story of William Kamkwamba.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Widow: Season 1 is released. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) was told her husband had died in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but three years later when she sees news footage of her "dead"husband, she begins to question his disappearance and her past in this thriller co-produced by Amazon and ITV.
  • ALBUMS
  • Tasmania was released by Pond. The eighth full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was produced with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
  • Stunning Luxury was released by Snapped Ankles. The second full-length release for the British "punktronica"band was mixed by Danalogue.
  • Wasteland, Baby! was released by Hozier. Te second full-length release for the Irish singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Mavis Staples.
  • Weezer [Black Album] was released by Weezer. The 13th full-length studio release (and sixth self-titled) for the Los Angeles alternative rock band was produced by Dave Sitek.
  • Placeholder was released by Hand Habits. The second full-length release for the Meg Duffy project was produced with Brad Cook.
  • Rap Or Go To The League was released by 2 Chainz. The fifth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Marsha Ambrosius, Chance the Rapper, E-40, Ariana Grande, Kodak Black, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Young Thug.
  • Grey Area was released by Little Simz. The third full-length release for the British rapper Simbi Ajikawo features a guest appearances from Cleo Sol.
  • Good at Falling was released by The Japanese House. The debut full-length release for Amber Bain was produced with BJ Burton and George Daniel.
  • Good Fruit was released by TEEN. The fourth full-length release for the Lieberson sisters was self-produced.
  • Death Becomes Her was released by Angel-Ho. The South African DJ/electronic producer's first full-length release on the Hyperdub label features guest appearances from K-$, K Rizz and Queezy.
  • Inferno was released by Robert Forster. The seventh full-length solo release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced by Victor Van Vugt.
  • American Love Call was released by Durand Jones & the Indications. The second full-length release for the Indiana R&B/soul band sees drummer Aaron Frazer taking the lead on six songs.
  • Compliments Please was released by Self Esteem. The debut full-length release for the solo project from former Slow Club member Rebecca Taylor was produced by The Very Best's Johan Karlberg.
  • When I Get Home was released by Solange. The fourth full-length album for the R&B singer is a surprise release.
  • White Stuff was released by Royal Trux. The first new studio release for the duo of Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty since 2000's Pound for Pound was produced by David Briggs.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Dawn of Man for PC is released. Command a settlement of ancient humans, guide them through the ages in their struggle for survival. Hunt, gather, craft tools, fight, research new techs and face the challenges the environment will throw at you.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Dead or Alive 6 for PlayStation 4 is released. DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is a fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience. The story follows the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battle between “Ninja and DOATEC” versus “M.I.S.T. lead by Donovan”, and the events that occur during the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. New side story episodes will also be added for returning characters. Following the tradition, fights in DEAD OR ALIVE 6 are based on a triangle system: strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. Landing a well-timed attack of the type that beats your opponent’s attack, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, will result in a Hi Counter attack and do more damage.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon for Switch is released. Command your troops against fiendish foes in colourful 2D strategy romp, Swords & Soldiers II, on Wii UPreview ImageIts battling time, as side-scrolling action and strategy come together in Swords & Soldiers II for Wii U, a sequel to the award-winning WiiWare game.While ever-hungry Viking chieftain, Redbeard, is locked in combat with his old nemesis, Blackbeard, two fiendish factions arrive to create a fresh twist to the proceedings. Enter the Demons and the Persians! Use real-time tactics to command your troops on a 2D battleground, and save the world from these marauders!Build structures and create an army to overpower the enemy theres a variety of units to sally forth, each with a different role, but they all start attacking automatically. With touch screen controls, it only takes a tap to turn your tactics into actions: heal your units, cast lightning, and unleash meteor strikes, all with simple touch controls. Once the war proper begins, itll be a riot of flying axes, exploding barrels, and the odd barbecue, all rendered in comedic, cartoon colour.Get together with a friend for a rowdy one-on-one Skirmish game, where one person plays entirely on the Wii U GamePad, and the other solely on the TV, ensuring battle plans stay secret until the last moment! As well as choosing Redbeard, you can also assume the role of his new adversaries: the brutal Demons overwhelm enemies with strength in numbers, while the Persians combine magic and technology to surprise opponents! Whichever side you choose, youre guaranteed fun, fast-paced strategy, tongue firmly in cheek, and only on Wii U.-Use brains and brawn to defeat Demons, Persians and your old nemesis, Blackbeard, in this 2D strategy outing-Command your troops, build structures, and battle enemies all with the Wii U GamePad touch controls-Take on a mate using just the GamePad or TV, where surprise gives you the upper hand-Humour and hue meet to create light-hearted, high-octane hijinks
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove for Xbox One is released. The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet ”Earth” and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Parisian designer Riccardo Tisci is named the new designer of British brand Burberry after the exit of Christopher Bailey.
  • Earliest evidence for figural tattoos (bull and sheep) on two naturally mummified bodies from Egypt’s predynastic period (3351-3017BC) published in "Journal of Archaeological Science".
  • DEATHS
  • Harris Devane, Race Car Driver.
  • Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), who died at 37.
  • Anatoly Lein, Chess Player.
  • Orin C Smith, American businessman & CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), who died of pancreatic cancer 75.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Werewolf is released. Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.
  • TV SERIES
  • Atlanta: Season 2 is released. The second season subtitled the Atlanta Robbin' Season sees "Earn"Marks (Donald Glover) and his cousin Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) continuing their way into the Atlanta music scene.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Apocalipsis for PC is released. Apocalipsis is a point-and-click adventure game, in the vain of Samorost and Machinarium, where all puzzles have a hidden meaning. With a unique artstyle inspired by 15th century engravings it tells a story about heartbreak, redemption and, quite literally, the end of the world.
  • Battlezone: Combat Commander for PC is released. Battlezone: Combat Commander remasters FPS-RTS classic Battlezone II with new visuals, new achievements, Steam Workshop support and more. The solar system is at war. Take command.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Bridge Constructor Portal for PlayStation 4 is released. Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal and Bridge Constructor games. As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it's your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles. Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed. Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee. The bridge is a lie!
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • A Normal Lost Phone for Switch is released. A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phones text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sams life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.
  • Detention for Switch is released. Detention is a unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements and mythology. Based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, in this 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller, the player control characters who venture into the school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place. Incorporated the game provided players with unique graphics and gaming experience. [Nintendo]
  • Subsurface Circular for Switch is released. A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world's secrets and determine its future. Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created a single session story which respects your time and your intelligence. [Nintendo]
  • Mulaka for Switch is released. Explore northern Mexico’s breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara.
  • POLITICS
  • Hope Hicks resigns as White House Communications Director to President Trump.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London.
  • Charo is revealed as a contestant on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.
  • BIRTHS
  • Janae Johnston, YouTube Star, born in Missouri.
  • DEATHS
  • Paula Fox, American writer (The Slave Dancer), who died at 92.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Contemporary Color is released. In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn' s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.
  • TV SERIES
  • Chicago Justice: Season 1 is released. The latest Chicago P.D. spinoff focuses on the Chicago State's Attorney office run by Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers) with lead Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), investigators Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), and Daren Okada (Ryan-James Hatanaka) who investigate and prosecute cases.
  • National Treasure (2017): Season 1 is released. Beloved comedian Paul Finchley (Robbie Coltrane) is accused of raping a woman in the 1970s in this British drama written by Jack Thorne.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Robo Recall for PC is released. An eruption of defective, homicidal robots is inundating RoboReady customer service, where you’ve been promoted from tech repairman to Recaller. Thrown into the fray, you must rely on your wits, reflexes and a vast arsenal of weaponry to eliminate the robot uprising. Use creative combat tactics and skill shots to earn high scores as you teleport through city streets and rooftops in an awe-inspiring ballet of bullets. Tear apart your robot foes and use them to fend off the enemy onslaught. Unlock, customize and test weapons before taking on challenges that put your newfound skills to the test. [Epic Games]

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill.
  • US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each.
  • Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict.
  • Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications".
  • Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world's billionaires shrinks to 1,810.
  • DEATHS
  • Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, who died at 76.
  • Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), who died at 79.
  • Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), who died at 92.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale for 3DS is released. Dive into the soil of a land corrupted by darkness. Restore life, fight evil, save the day, and return to PopoloCrois!Its Prince Pietro's 13th birthday, and all the people of PopoloCrois have come out to celebrate! But among them is a very special guest: Marmela, a representative from an otherworldly kingdom called Galariland. Her country has been ravaged by shadowy creatures who corrupt the soil, preventing crops from growing -- and since this same phenomenon has been occurring in PopoloCrois as well, the king now seeks her counsel.Her expert opinion? Prince Pietro should visit Galariland personally as an ambassador for PopoloCrois, to see the damage first-hand and learn all the ways the Galari people are fighting back. But once he's there, he finds there's no way home, and his princely name holds little sway over the long-suffering people of this new world.It is up to you, as Prince Pietro, to make a life for yourself in Galariland while seeking a way home, doing everything you can in the meantime to cultivate the earth and new friendships alike.A fantastical fairytale adventure awaits!
  • GAMING: PC
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 for PC is released. The story of Gears of War thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.* Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround* 90 mins of new campaign content from the original PC game* New Xbox Live achievements (1,250 Gamerscore)* Concept art gallery and unlockable comics* Modernized Multiplayer featuring:* 60 frames per second* Dedicated servers* Skill-based matchmaking* New game types - Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill (Gears of War 3 style), and new 2v2 Gnasher Execution* Total of 19 maps, including all DLC and PC-exclusive maps* 17 unlockable Gears of War 3 characters for Multiplayer progression* More Match customization including Actives, Respawn Time, Self-revive and Weapon Respawn* Modernized gameplay with smoother movement and updated controls:* Alternate Controls and all new Tournament Controls* All controls tuned for Xbox One* Adding the Gears of War 3 features you love: Enemy Spotting, Multiplayer Tac-Com, Improved sensitivity customization
  • Deponia Doomsday for PC is released. Can you alter Deponia's fate? Do you have what it takes to change Rufus' past, present and future without accidently destroying the whole planet? Fight time itself in this action-packed, platypus-tastic and insanely hilarious story.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Broforce for PlayStation 4 is released. A ridiculously violent platform game about being awesome action heroes from the 80s and 90s while slaying satanic terrorists and aliens while unraveling an evil plot to destroy the planet while dealing with being awesome action heroes from the 80s and 90s.
  • Alekhine's Gun for PlayStation 4 is released. It is the height of the Cold War, a time of global uncertainty and civil unrest. In this stealth shooter you play Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin driven by a moral compass that leads you headfirst into a covert operation unsanctioned by the country you serve. Working alongside American CIA agents, your mission is clear - though how you accomplish it is anything but - as the tension of a nuclear standoff grows with each passing minute. In a world where one wrong move could be the end of you, navigating a new direction comes at a price.
  • Gunscape for PlayStation 4 is released. Create, play and share your own FPS experiences. Mash-up your favourite classics into something amazing!
  • Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. Popular on PlayStation 3, these two titles have now been visually upgraded and brought together for fans to relive, and newcomers to enjoy for the first time.
  • Screencheat for PlayStation 4 is released. Screencheat is the ridiculous split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to screencheat (Screencheat - verb: to look at your opponents screens. Stop screencheating you cheater!). Master a wide variety of one-hit kill weapons including a blunderbuss, a car engine that shoots bouncing plasma balls and a teddy bear loaded with explosives. Train your skills in the solo time trials then engage in fast and frantic combat with up to eight players locally on the couch or online. With colourful maps, unique modes and a huge number of customisation options including wacky mutators, Screencheat is the ultimate party FPS.
  • Mortal Kombat XL for PlayStation 4 is released. Includes main game, and new playable characters Alien, Leatherface, Triborg, and Bo'Rai Cho. Previously released playable characters include Predator, Jason Voorhees, Tremor, Tanya, and Goro. Also includes new skins pack Apocalypse Pack and all previously released skins packs.
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Two powerful witches have been battling one another for over a hundred years. Now, the Swamp Witch has unleashed the legendary Dark Knights, and seeks to destroy the Forest Witch once and for all!
  • SPORTS
  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sends a strong message on the issue of domestic violence; issues a 30-game suspension to NY Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.

On this day in 2015

  • DEATHS
  • Minnie Minoso, Baseball Player.
  • Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records and Milestone Records labels, who died at 91.
  • TV SERIES
  • Secrets and Lies: Season 1 is released. Ben Garner (Ryan Phillippe) becomes a murder suspect after he discovers the dead body of his neighbor's son in the woods as Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) investigates in this adaptation of the Australian series of the same name.
  • The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 is released. The comedy from Will Forte and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller is about Phil Miller (Will Forte), who is literally the last man on Earth.
  • Battle Creek: Season 1 is released. Created (a dozen years ago) by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan and produced by David Shore (House), this much lighter crime drama stars Dean Winters (30 Rock) as a cynical, gruff, no-nonsense police detective working with extremely limited resources who teams up with a naive, polite, clean-cut, and well-funded FBI agent (Josh Duhamel) to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • SPORTS
  • Minnie Miñoso, Cuban Baseball HOF left-fielder (9 x MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957,59,60; Chicago White Sox), who died of heart disease at 92.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Movie 43" wins.
  • DEATHS
  • Alain Resnais, Director.
  • Emilio Di Guida, Race Car Driver.
  • POLITICS
  • US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect.
  • BIRTHS
  • Ender Orgill, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
  • DEATHS
  • Bonnie Franklin, American actress, who died from pancreatic cancer at 69.
  • Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), who died at 88.
  • Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), who died at 81.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Leviathan is released. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month, Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters. Filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Verena Paravel (Foreign Parts) use a dozen cameras to present a vivid representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. [Cinema Guild]
  • Molly's Theory of Relativity is released. On Halloween, a twenty-eight-year-old astronomer who has unexpectedly lost her job prepares to make the first reckless decision of her life.
  • Pavilion is released. Max, a laconic teenager, leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the fringe of suburban Arizona.
  • War Witch is released. Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, but their freedom proves short-lived. Komona then decides she must make amends with her past. [Tribeca Film]
  • Welcome to Pine Hill is released. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Welcome to Pine Hill follows Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon sets out to make peace with those around him and in turn find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City. [Oscilloscope]
  • The Condemned is released. Ana travels to a remote town to transform her family's abandoned mansion into a museum detailing her father’s scientific and humanitarian achievements. She discovers that the caretaker has kept the house in pristine shape, but the house does not welcome her warmly. [Strand Releasing]
  • The End of Love is released. Mark Webber writes, directs and stars in this look at a widowed father's struggles to care for his two year-old son.
  • Hava Nagila: The Movie is released. A documentary that traces the history of the song "Hava Nagila."
  • MOVIES: PG
  • A Place at the Table is released. A Place at the Table looks at the economic and cultural impact of hunger in America and at possible solutions to a problem plaguing 50 million people in the U.S, one in four of which are children.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Jack the Giant Slayer is released. A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
  • The Last Exorcism Part II is released. At a New Orleans halfway house for girls, Nell Sweetzer attempts to recover from the trauma of the first film, but the demon that possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Stoker is released. A teenage girl mourning the death of her father deals with an uncle who mysteriously shows up to meet the family.
  • The Sweeney is released. Armed and dangerous, the Sweeney Flying Squad are old school cops led by legendary detective Jack Regan. With a bank heist in progress and his old enemy making a reappearance on the London crime scene, Regan will do whatever it takes to get the job done. [eOne]
  • Phantom is released. The troubled captain of a Cold War Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission and tested by a rogue KGB group.
  • 21 and Over is released. The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Insurgency for PC is released. Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.
  • POLITICS
  • 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces.

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