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  • Awal Ramadan is being celebrated in Afghanistan
  • Awal Ramadhan is being celebrated in Brunei
  • Canberra Day (ACT) is being celebrated in Australia
  • Commonwealth Day is being celebrated in Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu
  • Eight Hours Day (TAS) is being celebrated in Australia
  • First of Ramazan is being celebrated in Maldives
  • Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
  • King Moshoeshoe I's Anniversary is being celebrated in Lesotho
  • Labour Day (VIC) is being celebrated in Australia
  • National Heroes and Benefactors Day is being celebrated in Belize
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • DEATHS
  • Robert Blake, TV Actor.
  • Ignacio López Tarso, Soap Opera Actor.
  • Amy Fuller, American rower (World C'ship gold W 8+,6 x silver; Olympic silver Coxless four 1992), who died from breast cancer at 54.
  • Bill Tidy, Cartoonist.
  • POLITICS
  • China's government appoints Li Qiang, a close ally of President Xi Jinping, as the country's new Premier.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • American rapper Lil Durk releases his 7th studio album "7220", debuts at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  • DEATHS
  • Rupiah Banda, World Leader.
  • Timmy Thomas, American R& B singer-songwriter (" Why Can't We Live Together"), who died of cancer at 77.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Ultrasound is released. Driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm, Glen experiences car trouble. Near where his car gets stuck, he spots a house, knocks on the door and is greeted by an oddly friendly middle-aged man, Arthur, and his younger wife, Cyndi. The strange couple pours him a drink, and then more drinks, followed by an unexpected offer that Glen can’t refuse. Elsewhere, a young woman, Katie, is feeling emotionally weighed down by a secret romantic arrangement that feels like a textbook case of gaslighting. And at the same time, in a nondescript research facility, medical professional Shannon begins questioning her role in a bizarre experiment, fearing that she’s doing more harm than good.
  • Offseason is released. Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalized, Marie quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive.
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Turning Red is released. Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Adam Project is released. A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
  • MOVIES: R
  • All My Friends Hate Me is released. A college reunion goes awry when Pete suspects his friends may be out to get him... As their weekend getaway grows more and more uncomfortable, should Pete be worried about his safety, or is it all in his head? [Super LTD]
  • Gold is released. In the not too distant future, two drifters (Zac Efron, Anthony Hayes) traveling through the desert stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found and the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. They hatch a plan to excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary tools. The other man remains and must endure harsh desert elements, ravenous wild dogs, and mysterious intruders, while battling the sinking suspicion that he has been abandoned to his own fate.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Season 1 is released. Suffering from dementia, Ptolemy (Samuel L. Jackson) gets a new teenaged caretaker (Dominique Fishback) and together, they discover treatment that temporarily restores Ptolemy's memories in the limited series based on the novel of the same name by Walter Mosley.
  • ALBUMS
  • Oxy Music was released by Alex Cameron. The fourth full-length studio release for Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron features contributions from Jackie McLeann, Lloyd Vines and Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson.
  • Reason to Smile was released by Kojey Radical. The debut full-length release from British artist Kojey Radical features guest appearances from Cashh, Ego Ella May, hakka, Kelis, Lex Amor, Knucks, Masego, Rexx Life Raj, Tiana Major9, Shaé Universe, and Wretch 32.
  • Who Cares? was released by Rex Orange County. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter Rex Orange County features a guest appearance from Tyler, The Creator.
  • Frank was released by Fly Anakin. The debut full-length studio release for rapper Fly Anakin features guest appearances from Big Kahuna OG Henny L.O., Billz Egypt, Nickelus F, and Pink Siifu.
  • Impera was released by Ghost. The fifth full-length studio release for the Swedish rock band Ghost was produced by Klas Ahlund.
  • Classic Objects was released by Jenny Hval. The latest full-length release for Oslo-based singer-songwriter Jenny Hval features songs about places she has been as well as imagined places.
  • Broken Equipment was released by Bodega. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn art-punk band BODEGA was mixed by Bryce Goggin.
  • GAMING: PC
  • WWE 2K22 for PC is released. Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy. Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania. Hit with the biggest and best-looking Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Ric Flair, Alexa Bliss & more.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Digital art work "Everydays: The First 5,000 Days" a digital college by Beeple, with a non-fungible token, sells for record $69.3 million in online auction by Christie's.
  • American singer and musician Ray Campi died age 86. Nicknamed "The King of Rockabilly", he first recorded in the mid-1950s. Campi's trademark was his white double bass, which he often jumped on top of and "rode"while playing..
  • DEATHS
  • Gerald Hartley, American composer, choral director, and educator, who died at 99.
  • TV SERIES
  • Generation: Season 1 is released. The Lena Dunham-produced series follows a group of Orange County high schoolers as they juggle school and family issues while exploring their sexual and gender identities.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Lust from Beyond for PC is released. A Victorian mansion. A cult worshipping an otherworldly erotic deity. Among all that - you. Explore a world inspired by the works of Lovecraft, Giger, and Beksinski. See for yourself that there are no limits to dark ecstasy.
  • Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse for PC is released. Taking place in the Cyanide & Happiness universe, you play as a weird, unpopular ginger-headed orphan, and it's time to save the world. Or, maybe make things even worse.As Coop "Go Away, Weirdo"McCarthy, all you want to do is make the world a better place. The trouble is: Nobody likes you, school sucks, you can't find a prom date, everybody bullies you (including your teachers), and your attempts to help only makes things worse. Will you escape high school alive? Who will love you? Why is this game called Freakpocalypse? Find the answers to these questions and more by looking at, talking to, and touching everything within the Cyanide & Happiness universe.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Bob Help Them for Switch is released. A highly relaxing timer-based game where you help NPCs with their daily chores.Bob Help Them is a timer-based game, where your goal is to help all NPC's, gathering resources, cooking food, fishing, and chopping wood before the timer ends. Enjoy the calming countryside while supporting craftsmen with their daily chores.In Bob Help Them you can:? Become a completionist. Finish 35 levels, help 6 NPCs, and collect 105 stars!? Strategize. Learn who to help first, or how to sequence your activities to be as effective as possible.? Bake. Cook a lovely pie from the freshly harvested fruit.? Mine. Use a pickaxe to acquire stone, iron, or gold.? Smelt. A nearby Forger needs your support. Take iron nuggets and turn them into a shiny ingot.? Chop. Grab an axe and gather wood for Lumberjack.? Fish. Find the closest pond and cast a fishing rod.? Fry. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and fry them over the campfire so Chef can prepare a perfect meal.? Harvest. Does the Farmer need some apples? Pick them from a tree and lighten up his day.? Pet doggos. Yes, that’s one of your tasks, and it’s highly satisfying too.? Catch the “One more level syndrome”. The simple and solid game design will draw you in.? Chill. Operating under time pressure is usually associated with stress, in Bob Help Them it is quite the opposite. Cheerful music and being an important member of a small community sparks a relaxing atmosphere into the game
  • Battle Brothers for Switch is released. Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship for Switch is released. The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 for Xbox Series X is released. Cross is Super Again! The official videogame of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is back with its fourth edition, the most extreme ever!

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • NBA suspends 2019-20 season until further notice after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Smallest dinosaur ever discovered - skull preserved in piece of amber smaller than a fingertip from a mine in Myanmar, reported in "Nature".
  • 11-year bull market ends as the Dow Jones industrial average falls more than 20%, becoming a bear market.
  • Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for a criminal sex act and rape in New York.
  • COVID-19 pandemic declared a pandemic by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, with 121,564 cases worldwide and 4,373 deaths.
  • DEATHS
  • Charles Wuorinen, American contemporary classical pianist, conductor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Time's Encomium; Marimba Variations; Brokeback Mountain), who died at 81.
  • Michel Roux, Chef.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Nina Wu is released. After toiling for years in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Ke-Xi Wu) finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging thanks to the director’s unending belittlements. While seemingly on the brink of professional triumph, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack under the pressure. As she rushes to her childhood home following a family emergency, Nina begins suffering paranoid fantasies that a mysterious woman is stalking and attacking her. As Nina clings to memories of happier times, it seems that there is one crucial memory that she is repressing.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Danny Kustow, best known for his work with the Tom Robinson Band, died. He was mentored by the blues legend Alexis Korner and joined the early Tom Robinson Band in December 1976. ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ was their first single, released in late 1977, which climbed into the top five of the UK singles charts. Kustow later played with The Planets and also alongside Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock in The Spectres and recorded with Gen X..
  • Drummer Hal Blaine, one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert, California age 90. As a member of the The Wrecking Crew his drumming can be heard on songs such as Presley’s 'Return to Sender, ' the Byrds’ 'Mr. Tambourine Man, ' The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations, ' Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and dozens of hits produced by Phil Spector, and the theme songs to 'Batman, ' 'The Partridge Family' and dozens of other shows..
  • DEATHS
  • Hal Blaine [Harold Belsky], American drummer and session musician (The Wrecking Crew), who died at 90.
  • Willie Ellison, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1971; LA Rams, KC Chiefs), who died at 73.
  • POLITICS
  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, refutes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and only it.”.
  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) changes his mind saying he will not seek a fifth term and postpones elections after mass protests.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life.
  • Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide.
  • DEATHS
  • Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer, "dies of complications from a chest infection at 90.
  • TV SERIES
  • Deception (2018): Season 1 is released. After his illusionist career is ruined, Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) finds himself working with FBI agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera) and her partner Special Agent Mike Alvarez (Amaury Nolasco).
  • American Idol: Season 16 is released. American Idol (and host Ryan Seacrest) return for a new season on a new channel (ABC) with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie as the judges.
  • POLITICS
  • Greek football Super League suspended after PAOK Salonika's president Ivan Savvidis invades pitch with a gun after goal disallowed.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • At least 65 killed in landslide at rubbish dump near Addis Ababa, Ethopia.
  • England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins.
  • BIRTHS
  • Scarlett Gray Smith, TikTok Star, born in South Carolina.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • 71-year-old English musician Keith Emerson took his own life, after struggling for years with nerve damage in his hands, which hampered his playing. The celebrated keyboardist, songwriter, and producer found his first commercial success with the Nice in the late 1960s and was a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), one of the early progressive rock supergroups..
  • DEATHS
  • Iolanda Bala?, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), who died at 79.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Hello, My Name Is Doris is released. When Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Her first encounter with true romance (outside of the pages of a novel) convinces Doris that she and the mostly unaware John are meant for each other. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz (Tyne Daly). When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends with her eclectic vintage wardrobe, quirky naiveté and unironic enthusiasm for their rooftop knitting circle. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.
  • Lolo is released. Violette (Julie Delpy), a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Danny Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. Though Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo (Vincente Lacoste), who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple’s fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.
  • City of Gold is released. Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. [IFC Films]
  • Barney Thomson is released. Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle), awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity. His uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. [Gravitas Ventures]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane is released. Waking up from a car accident, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
  • The Young Messiah is released. The inspiring and unique story of seven-year-old Jesus Christ and His family as they come to a fuller understanding of His divine nature and purpose.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Remember is released. Zev Guttman (Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss, is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Martin Landau), containing a stack of money and a letter detailing a shocking plan. Both Zev and Max were prisoners in Auschwitz, and the same sadistic guard was responsible for the death of both their families—a guard who, immediately after the war, escaped Germany and has been living in the U.S. ever since under an assumed identity. Max is wheelchair-bound but in full command of his mental faculties; with his guidance, Zev will embark on a cross-continental road-trip to bring justice once and for all to the man who destroyed both their lives. [A24]
  • The Perfect Match is released. Charlie (Terrence Jenkins) is a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead. His two best friends, Rick (Donald Faison) and Victor (Robert C. Riley), bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he's bound to get attached. Charlie denies this until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Cassie). They may agree to a casual affair, but eventually Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more.
  • The Brothers Grimsby is released. Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want – 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian (Mark Strong). After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
  • Marguerite is released. 1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers. [Cohen Media Group]
  • Creative Control is released. The setting is New York,5 minutes in the future. The glorious technological advances and communication devices of the near future meant to increase connectivity and alleviate boredom are only increasing the anxiety level of the insecure New Yorkers who've inherited them. David (Benjamin Dickinson) is an overworked, tech-addled advertising executive developing a high-profile marketing campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Feeling stuck in his relationship with yoga teacher Juliette (Nora Zehetner), he envies the charmed life of his best friend, fashion photographer Wim (Dan Gill) and his entrancing girlfriend Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen) - so he uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her. Unwittingly, fantasy and reality begin to blur. As passions escalate and things get increasingly out of hand, the friends are forced to deal with the impending collision between their public, private and imaginary lives.
  • Hyena Road is released. Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.
  • Eye in the Sky is released. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
  • TV SERIES
  • Flaked: Season 1 is released. The comedy co-created by Will Arnett and Mark Chappell follows Chip's (Will Arnett) life and image as a guru is upturned after he falls for a waitress named London (Ruth Kearney), who his best friend (David Sullivan) also likes.
  • Bosch: Season 2 is released. The second season of the police drama finds Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) investigating the death of a Hollywood producer and tracking serial killer Chilton Hardy.
  • ALBUMS
  • ArrangingTime was released by Pete Yorn. The first solo release in six years for the singer-songwriter was produced by R. Walt Vincent.
  • All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend was released by Aurora. The Norwegian dark pop singer-songwriter worked with Odd Martin Skalnes and Magnus Skylstad on her debut full-length release.
  • 3001: A Laced Odyssey was released by Flatbush Zombies. The debut full-length studio release for the Brooklyn-based rap trio of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick “The Architect” Elliott features guest appearances from Diamante and Anthony Flammia.
  • Good Grief was released by Lucius. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn indie folk five-piece led by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig was produced by Shawn Everett.
  • Luneworks was released by Mmoths. The debut full-length release for the Irish electronic producer Jack Colleran was recorded in Los Angeles.
  • Painkillers was released by Brian Fallon. The debut full-length solo release for the lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem was produced by Butch Walker.
  • Standards was released by Into It. Over It.. The third full-length for the solo project of Chicago indie rock artist Evan Weiss was produced by John Vanderslice.
  • Second Love was released by Emmy the Great. The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was influenced by her experience living in the United States while working as a journalist the past three years.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Gremlins, Inc. for PC is released. Gremlins, Inc. is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Steal resources, extort bribes, manipulate elections, arrest other players and send them telegrams of misfortune… Unleash your inner gremlin!
  • Hitman - Intro Pack for PC is released. With the Intro Pack, you'll get an introduction to the world of HITMAN, with the Prologue and Paris episode. You'll get full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content.
  • Alekhine's Gun for PC 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.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • MagNets: Fully Charged for Xbox One is released.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • A jury in the United States ruled that the writers of 'Blurred Lines', copied a Marvin Gaye track. Jurors in Los Angeles decided that the 2013 single by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke breached the copyright of Gaye's 1977 hit 'Got To Give It Up'. The family of the late soul singer were awarded $7.3m (£4.8m) in damages. Thicke and Williams denied copying the hit, and their lawyer said the ruling set a 'horrible precedent'..
  • DEATHS
  • Jimmy Greenspoon, American session and touring rock organist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), who died of metastatic melanoma at 67.
  • Ralph Taeger, American actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo), who died at 78.
  • Tony Fenton, Radio Host.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Ori and the Blind Forest for PC is released. Ori and the Blind Forest is a bit of a genremix – It’s a ‘Metroidvania‘, but with a stronger platforming focus and light RPG elements, all set within an atmospheric world.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 3: Judgment for Xbox One is released. Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Episode 1 required; sold separately. Xbox Live free membership required. Xbox Live Gold membership required for multiplayer features. Episode Three: Judgment Neil is caught in the Overseer's trap. Following a clue he left behind, Claire and Moira search for a way into the Overseer's tower. Meanwhile, Barry confronts a dangerous figure with a mysterious connection to Natalia's past. Lives and ulterior motives intertwine, never knowing what fate the island has in store.*Additional Raid Mode characters and stages included.*Episode One required to play.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan.
  • DEATHS
  • Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), who died of a heart attack at 52.
  • TV SERIES
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Season 1 is released. The new horror series expands the stories of the characters in Robert Rodriguez-directed 1996 film of the same name, including Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona), his brother Richie (Zane Holtz), Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick), and Santanico Pandemonium (Eiza Gonzalez).
  • ALBUMS
  • Dean Wareham was released by Dean Wareham. The debut full-length release for the Galaxie 500/Luna founding member was produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
  • Glorious was released by Foxes. The debut full-length release for British pop singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, who won a Grammy for her work on Zedd's Clarity.
  • Glow was released by Tensnake. The debut release for the German DJ and producer Marco Niemerski includes vocals from Fiora, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Stuart Price, and Nile Rodgers.
  • Love Letters was released by Metronomy. The fourth full-length release for the British indie-pop band led by Joe Mount was recorded at Toe Rag Studios.
  • Lift Your Spirit was released by Aloe Blacc. The third full-length solo release for the retro-soul singer features production from DJ Khalil, Theron Feemster, Rock Mafia, and Pharrell Williams.
  • Cursing the Sea was released by September Girls. The debut full-length release for the all-female noise-pop quintet from Dublin includes four singles from its previously released EPs.
  • No Mythologies to Follow was released by MØ. The debut full-length release for Danish electro pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted was produced by Ronni Vindhahl.
  • Spectre was released by Laibach. The latest release for the Slovenian group includes three songs originally released on its 2013 EP S.
  • The Take Off and Landing of Everything was released by Elbow. The sixth full-length release for the British alternative rock band was again produced by Craig Potter.
  • The Classic was released by Joan as Police Woman. Produced by Tyler Wood, the fourth full-length studio release for Joan Wasser features guest appearances from Joseph Arthur and Reggie Watts.
  • Unfidelity was released by Ekoplekz. This is the debut full-length release for Nick Edwards.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Titanfall for PC is released. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall, with its advanced combat techniques, gives you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan. The experience combines fast-paced multiplayer action with the dramatically charged moments of a cinematic universe.
  • Windforge for PC is released. You find yourself awakening in a new world, on floating islands in the sky with no memory of how you got there. It's a strange, exotic and seemingly endless realm filled with both friendly and hostile encounters alike. You start your adventure discovering how you arrived, why you're in this place and where to go from there. Use your imagination to explore and build to your heart's content or unravel your story and dig deeper into the mystery!
  • 1954: Alcatraz for PC is released. 1954: Alcatraz takes place in San Francisco during the 50s and tells the story of Joe, who's serving a sentence of 40 years for armed assault. Of course, he's eager to escape 'The Rock'; but he needs the help of his wife, Christine, to have even the slightest chance.She, however, has her own heap of problems: The couple's partner in crime, Mickey, threatens to kill her, if she doesn't bring him the heist's hidden loot. But where is the cash? Only Joe knows, while all crooks of North Beach take their chance at the great opportunity. Who will win the race for the dough?No convict ever escaped the prison island of Alcatraz; and is it really that much better in the vice-ridden city, where drug deals, blackmailing, suicide and murder are daily business?
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for PC is released. Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy. Players choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for PlayStation 3 is released. For the first time on PlayStation 3, Atelier series players can choose if they will follow the story of Escha or Logy, a novelty that offers a unique story perspective and gameplay experience. Escha's story is a delightful tale of the everyday adventures of an alchemist that Atelier series' fans love, whereas Logy's story follows a darker approach filled with traditional RPG elements and focused on world exploration.
  • Dark Souls II for PlayStation 3 is released. Prepare to die... Again. Dare yourself to engage against intense gameplay in a vast world powered by a new engine. Immerse yourself into mind-bending environments filled with new twisted monsters and deadly bosses. A vast array of threats will prey on human senses & phobias - auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc. More intricate customization options provide weapons and armor tailoring to player style. [Namco Bandai Games]
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • TowerFall Ascension for PlayStation 4 is released. TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. It's a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. It's best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.
  • Putty Squad for PlayStation 4 is released. The stretchy blue blob is all set to go digital in high resolution by way of the critically acclaimed Putty Squad videogame. Cited by many gaming publications as one of the best games of its time, Putty Squad follows the story of unlikely hero Putty in an old-skool platform-adventuring quest for his kidnapped friends.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice.
  • The Gig in the Sky, an acoustic show for 128 passengers on board a Boeing 767 aeroplane set a new world record for the highest ever gig. Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Bananarama and Go West all performed at 43,000ft (13,000m) beating the previous record of 42,080ft (12,825m) set by James Blunt in 2010. The event was held to raise money for Comic Relief..
  • European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.
  • Laureus World Sports Awards, Municipal Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Missy Franklin; Team: FC Bayern Munich.
  • Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
  • ALBUMS
  • Exile was released by Hurts. This is the second full-length release for the British electro-pop duo of Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 for PC is released. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 takes the precision of its notorious predecessor to new heights. Powered by the CryENGINE 3 engine, the missions of Ghost Warrior 2 are graphically innovative and more challenging as you once again step into the ghillie suit of a special ops sniper to throw hot lead at the enemy.

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