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Today in the World Countries

  • Saint Patrick's Day is being celebrated in Montserrat
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 's Birthday is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • St. Patrick's Day is being celebrated in Canada, Ireland
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • American country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Nashville, Tennessee, age 49. He was the co-writer of Garth Brooks' single, 'More Than a Memory', which became the first song to debut at No.1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart. Jacobs' songs have been recorded by artists such as Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Darius Rucker and Wynonna..
  • Taylor Swift kicked off the Eras Tour in Glendale, United States. The tour was met with unprecedented demand, breaking ticket sales and venue records worldwide, but faced various obstacles leading to the imposition of price regulation and anti-scalping laws. Around 3.5 million people registered for Ticketmaster's US presale, which quickly crashed after going online on November 15,2022; however, over 2.4 million tickets were sold that day, marking the highest single-day ticket sales for an artist..
  • Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop, R& B, and funk singer-songwriter (Parliament-Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), who died at 81.
  • Lance Reddick, TV Actor.
  • MOVIES: MARCH 17 2023
  • Moving On is released. Two estranged friends, Claire (Jane Fonda) and Evelyn (Lily Tomlin), reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (Malcolm McDowell) of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reconnects with her great love (Richard Roundtree) as each woman learns to make peace with the past and each other.
  • Rimini is released. Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini. Trapped between permanent intoxication and concerts for busloads of tourists, his world starts to collapse when his adult daughter breaks into his life, demanding money from him that he doesn’t have.
  • Rodeo is released. Hot-tempered and fiercely independent, Julia (Julie Ledru) is a gearhead who thrives in hostile environments and turns every situation to her advantage. She has a talent for scamming condescending men who think it’s cute that she shows interest in their used motorbikes–and can’t fathom her riding away with gleeful abandon. Her obsession with the high-octane world of urban ‘Rodeos’ – illicit gatherings where riders show off their bikes and latest daring stunts – sparks a chance meeting with a volatile clique. Julia strives to prove herself to the ultra-masculine gang by performing cons and running errands for their incarcerated ring leader, Dom. She finds a surprising connection with Dom’s wife, Ophélie (Antonia Buresi) and son, a risky move that puts a target on her back. Julia is unsure who she can trust as the ultimate heist comes down the pike.
  • The Innocent is released. When Abel learns that his mother is about to marry a man in prison, he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting his new stepfather may well offer him a new perspective.
  • Full River Red is released. 12th century China, during the Song Dynasty, set against a brewing rebellion by the Jin people against the Imperial Court. Two hours before a crucial diplomatic meeting between the Song Prime Minister Qin Hui and a high level Jin delegation, the Jin Ambassador is murdered. An important letter destined for the Emperor is stolen from him. As the search for the letter unfolds, alliances are formed, secrets are revealed, and no one can stop the truth that is destined to leave its mark in history.
  • Country Gold is released. George Jones invites an up and coming country music superstar out on the town in Nashville the night before George is to be cryogenically frozen in 1994.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods is released. Shazam! Fury of the Gods continues the story of teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!, ” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam (Zachary Levi).
  • Wildflower is released. A coming-of-age film that follows Bea Johnson from birth to graduation as she navigates life with an intellectually disabled parent and an extended family who can't quite agree on the best way to help.
  • Boston Strangler is released. Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
  • Inside is released. Nemo (Willem Dafoe), an art thief, is trapped in a New York penthouse after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.
  • Extrapolations: Season 1 is released. Set in the near future, people are forced to make to life changing choices in the face of rapid climate change in the eight-part limited drama series from Scott Z. Burns.
  • Agent Elvis: Season 1 is released. Elvis (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) joins a secret spy program in this animated series co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie.
  • Swarm: Season 1 is released. Dre (Dominique Fishback) becomes obsessed with a pop star in this series co-created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers.
  • Songs of Surrender was released by U2. The latest release from Irish rock band U2 features acoustic or reimagined versions of 40 songs from its back catalogue.
  • V was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The fifth full-length release from New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra features contributions from his father Chris Nielson and was created in Palm Springs, California, and Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) was released by Yves Tumor. The fifth full-length release from experimental artist Yves Tumor was produced by Noah Goldstein.
  • Fantasy was released by M83. The first full-length studio release in seven years from French electronic band M83 was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  • 10,000 Gecs was released by 100 gecs. This is the second full-length release from Los Angeles-based hyperpop duo 100 gecs.
  • Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon for Switch is released. Turn back the pages of the Umbra Witch’s story to learn where it all began. Take control of Cereza and her first demon Cheshire to fend off faeries and solve puzzles.

On this day in 2022

  • Alan Rees, Welsh rugby union fly-half (3 Tests; Maesteg RFC), rugby league five eighth (Leeds RLFC) and cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan CCC), who died at 84.
  • Christopher Alexander, Architect.
  • DMZ: Season 1 is released. Alma (Rosario Dawson) searches for son in the near future where a second civil war has caused Manhattan to become a demilitarized zone in The limited series based on the comic series of the same name and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino.
  • Minx: Season 1 is released. In 1970s Los Angeles, a young feminist named Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond) works with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to start the first erotic magazine for women in this comedy series written by Ellen Rapoport.
  • Welcome to Flatch: Season 1 is released. Cousins Kelly Mallet (Chelsea Holmes) and Lloyd "Shrub"Mallett (Sam Straley) are some of the residents of a midwestern town being filmed by a documentry crew in this comedy series from Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig that was based on British mockumentary This Country.[The first seven episodes will be available on Hulu on 17 Mar 2022]
  • No Place Like Home for PC is released. Humanity Trashed the Earth and left for Mars. Only few people remained. Clean the Environment and gather resources. Find new fluffy friends and robot allies. Rebuild your village and environment and run your own post apo farm as there is No Place Like Home!
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PC is released. In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 5 for PlayStation 5 is released. Enjoy all new customization possibilities with our enhanced Track Editor, and give a boost to your creativity! Mix and match pre-existing modules with the brand new Rhythm Section Editor, to design complex prefab track sections, ready to be shared with the Community. Creating amazing jumps has never been easier. Bring the challenge to a whole new level of fun with the new Split Screen Mode, for exciting Multiplayer challenges to race shoulder to shoulder with your friends on the couch! And when the couch is not enough, compete in exciting races online against the whole world.
  • ANNO: Mutationem for PlayStation 5 is released. Welcome to the neon-covered,2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements, you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in a giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express. Where 2D meets 3DUnique 2D-to-3D gameplay, seamless switching between 2D Action n' Platforming and 3D Exploration to interact with the world and its inhabitants.Ann kicks AssExploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events.Explore, Discover & ReturnExploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events.A dark, twisted plotA grand story befitting a rich and dark cyberpunk décor, featuring our main hero Ann and her trusty hacker side-kick Ayane.Craft, Upgrade, Improve, CustomizeCollect, buy or craft items & upgrade Ann's stats, skills and gear. Use chips to modify any kind of weapon you find.
  • Dark Deity for Switch is released. Command legendary heroes to reshape a land fractured by broken oaths, reckless wars, and secret arcane powers. The technological and cultural achievements of a once-great civilization now lie locked inside the ruins of ancient temples throughout the world of Terrazael. Long after society's mighty history is snuffed out by a powerful and mysterious "Calamity", the people of Etlan teeter on the brink of total war.In a desperate attempt to bolster his recruit ranks, King Varic of the Kingdom of Delia expedites the graduation of all students at the Brookstead Military Academy, severing a pact that has stood for a thousand years. With the course of their future undemocratically derailed, these four "graduates"of the Brookstead Academy set out to leave their mark on this world.This is their story.
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace for Switch is released. When Houdai is shot by cupid angel Ekoro, he becomes immensely popular and suddenly every girl at the academy becomes hot for him. But being irresistible is hardly a dream come true! Every love letter, shout of adulation, and advancing kisses drains his energy! And worse - if he doesn't find his one true love by the end of the day, he will become cursed and forever alone!Gorgeous anime-styled rail-shooter action. Use your targeting cursor to fend off the advancing girls!Story Mode: Play through the story and see if you can successfully confess your feelings to the girl of your dreams.Score Attack: Play specific levels to achieve the highest scores.Collection: Take a look at your achievements, image gallery and information on all the lovely ladies at the Academy!Choose your own love interest. Your choices will change the story and the path you take throughout the game.
  • The Ramp for Switch is released. You crave for flow? You just want to shred through a halfpipe without all the boring stuff? Say no more, The Ramp is your jam!The Ramp captures the unparalleled feeling of real life vert skateboarding and that's pretty much it. There is a lot this game doesn't feature. What it offers you are the 15 minutes of flow that make a boring day great, at the price of a medium sized cinnamon pistachio latte to go.
  • Shredders for Xbox Series X is released. Break into the snowboarding event of the year in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding.
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologies for recent fuel shortages and power outages, including the failure of the national electricity grid and an increase in adulterated fuel.
  • Claude Giroux, NHL Philadelphia Flyers longest-serving captain, becomes only 2nd player in franchise history to play 1,000th game for the team, joining Bobby Clarke.

On this day in 2021

  • America's Cup, Auckland: Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli by 0.46s in race 10 for a 7-3 series victory; NZ retain Cup for 4th win.
  • Freddie Redd, American hard-bop jazz pianist, organist, and composer, who died at 92.
  • MOVIES: MARCH 17 2021
  • Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is released. Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to get the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities. [Netflix]
  • The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos for PlayStation 4 is released. The second and final expansion to the sci-fi role-playing game. The core of Murder on Eridanos is to solve a crime… and murder is just the beginning of what you will find. You will have to interrogate witnesses, learn about potential alibis, and argue who you believe is responsible. This also leads to some entertaining outcomes as it is up to you to decide what to do. Do you falsely accuse an innocent spectator? Do you present a poor case with lack of evidence? How will others respond? What happens if you try to convince people that you somehow are responsible for the murder? Yes, even that is possible. [Obsidian]
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 for Switch is released. Relive the 10 classic games that defined the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR!¦Four stellar games have been added to the six already on sale for a total of 10 amazing classics for you to enjoy!¦View 3D models of the games and their cartridges. Zoom in and take a look around!¦Of course, titles compatible with the NEOGEO POCKET can be displayed in monochrome mode!¦Take on a friend in either Tabletop or Handheld Modes!(Not available for some titles)
  • John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician (President of Tanzania (2015-2021) dies in office at 61.

On this day in 2020

  • French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event.
  • Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film.
  • European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, as more than 1,000 cows arrive in Luanda.
  • Horst Felbermayr, Race Car Driver.
  • Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), who died from cancer at 84.
  • Roger Mayweather, American boxer (WBA & lineal super featherweight title 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), who died at 58.
  • Exit the Gungeon for PC is released. Exit the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon climber immediately following the adventures of the misfit ‘Gungeoneers’ and their journey for personal absolution in Enter the Gungeon.
  • OVERPASS for PlayStation 4 is released. In Overpass, the player takes control of powerful buggies and quads, scrabbling across extreme tracks and very hazardous terrain. This simulation, unique in its genre, pits the player against craggy slopes and puts their cool-headedness to the test throughout technical obstacle courses along wilderness tracks.Overpass's realistic physics engine requires you to keep precise and meticulous control of your speed and acceleration or you risk losing your grip and failing your crossing. You'll need to master the technical characteristics of official reproductions of buggies and quads from iconic brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki or Arctic Cat. Differential locking,2 or 4 drive wheels, transmission type: the player has been given all the tools they need to discover the real vehicle options that will let them adapt their driving to the terrain.The Career mode lets you manage your buggies and quads and choose the one best adapted to each track and terrain type in order to win the competition and attract sponsors. In multi-player mode, you'll need to know and master the slightest detail of each track in order to post the best times and show that you are truly the master of off-roading!
  • UEFA announces the postponement of its flagship national team football competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June / July due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

On this day in 2019

  • Zimbabwe declares a state of emergency after Cyclone Idai tears through eastern Zimbabwe killing at least 259.
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk.
  • Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload.
  • Flash flooding and a landslides kills at least 73 and injures about 60 in Sentani and Jayapura, Papua, eastern Indonesia.
  • Irish rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, Bernie Tormé died a day before he would have turned 67. Tormé is best known for his work with Gillan, as well as his brief stints with Ozzy Osbourne's backing band and Atomic Rooster..
  • American R&B musician André Williams died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 82. He started his career in the 1950s; his most famous songs include the hits ‘Jail Bait, ’ ‘Greasy Chicken, ’ ‘Bacon Fat’ and ‘Cadillac Jack’ (1966). He was also the co-author of the R&B hit ‘Shake a Tail Feather’..
  • [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R& B musician (" Jailbait" ; "Shake a Tail Feather"), who died at 82.
  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces her presidential bid.
  • Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), who died at 73.

On this day in 2018

  • Ireland beats England,24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown.
  • Mike Macdonald, Comedian.
  • Africa's only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim confirms she is resigning amid an expenses scandal.
  • China's National People's Congress appoints Wang Qishan as vice-president.

On this day in 2017

  • Live-action remake "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opens.
  • Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, who died at 87.
  • After the Storm is released. Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kiki Kilin) and his beautiful ex-wife Kyoko (Maki Yoko) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a place in the life of his young son Shingo (Yoshizawa Taiyo) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
  • Betting on Zero is released. Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
  • The Devil's Candy is released. Diehard metalhead and struggling artist Jesse (Ethan Embry) moves with his wife (Shiri Appleby) and daughter (Kiara Glasco) to a middle-of-nowhere Texas town, unaware that the new house they got for an unbelievable deal comes with a grisly history. Disturbing demonic goings-on culminate with the appearance of Ray (Pruitt Taylor Vince). He’s the home’s former resident, and he’s here to do the Devil’s bidding. [IFC Midnight]
  • Beauty and the Beast is released. Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
  • Mean Dreams is released. Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.
  • The Belko Experiment is released. In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
  • Song to Song is released. In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
  • T2 Trainspotting is released. First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is released. Deidra Tanner is a whip-smart high school senior who sells answers to chemistry tests to save up for college, all the while helping her mother raise her stubborn little sister, Laney, and her brother, Jet. It’s more than your average teenager can handle, but Deidra runs a tight ship—that is, until Mom blows a mental gasket at her retail job and throws a high-end TV on the pavement. When Deidra realizes that jail time is ironically proving to be a healthy and therapeutic break from single parent life for her mom, her life is derailed. When she conjures up the will to face her new circumstances, Deidra focuses her talents on the train tracks in her own backyard. [Netflix]
  • Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 is released. 15 years after he disappeared, Daniel Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York to claim control over his family's company, only to discover a long-fated enemy who will test his kung-fu skills and the power of the Iron Fist.
  • Hot Thoughts was released by Spoon. The ninth full-length release for indie rock band was co-produced with Dave Fridmann.
  • In Mind was released by Real Estate. The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based New Jersey indie rock band is its first with new guitarist, Julian Lynch (Matt Mondanile left to concentrate on Ducktails).
  • Full Closure and No Details was released by Gabriella Cohen. This is the debut full length release for the singer-songwriter who was the former frontwoman of the Furrs.
  • Detroit House Guests was released by Adult.. The seventh full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus features guest appearances from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Dorit Chrysler, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess, Swans' Michael Gira, Nitzer Ebb's Douglas J. McCarthy, and Lun*na Menoh.
  • You're Not As _____ As You Think was released by Sorority Noise. The third full-length release for the Connecticut-based indie rock band led by Cam Boucher was produced and mixed by Mike Sapone.
  • Spirit was released by Depeche Mode. The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic band was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford.
  • The Haze was released by Pulled Apart Horses. The fourth full-length release for the British rock band is its first with new drummer Tommy Davidson was produced by Ross Orton.
  • Paradise [EP] was released by Anohni. The six-track EP was recorded during the same sessions as 2016's Hopelessness with production from Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke.
  • Room 29 was released by Jarvis Cocker. The collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales is a song cycle about the various famous people who have stayed at Los Angeles's Chateau Marmont.
  • Rather You Than Me was released by Rick Ross. The ninth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Dej Loaf, Future, Gucci Mane, Anthony Hamilton, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Nas, Raphael Saadiq, Chris Rock, Scrilla, Ty Dolla $ign, Wale, Yo Gotti, and Young Thug.
  • Salutations was released by Conor Oberst. The seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features full-band versions of tracks from 2016's Ruminations (plus seven new songs) with contributions from Pearl Charles, Jim James, Blake Mills, Gus Seyffert, Maria Taylor, Nathaniel Walcott, M. Ward, Gillian Welch, and Jonathan Wilson.
  • Senran Kagura: Estival Versus for PC is released. The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and so it is with the lives of young shinobi. Death comes swiftly for the lucky ones and, for those still living, grief is a constant companion. Ry& #333; bi and Ry& #333; na, two shinobi sisters of the Hebijo Clandestine Girls Academy elite, know that truth all too well, and they mourn their beloved elder sister every day.But, when a mystical phenomenon appears, drawing the shinobi worlds finest young ladies into a parallel dimension, everything they know about life and death turns upside down. Taken to a strange world resembling a warm summer island, the girls find themselves face to face with their departed loved ones.The islands mysterious mistresses challenge the girls, who hail from four rival schools, to a contest of strength and wits. The winning school, she promises, will not only learn the highest secrets of shinobi lore, but will also have the honour of laying their loved ones souls to rest.The buxom beauties prepare for a new kind of battle, facing not only their rivals, but questions galore. Can the island's hosts be trusted? Will the other schools play fair, team up, or cheat? Will there be time to enjoy the beach before the fighting starts? Will anyone manage to keep their clothes intact? And if they win, can they bear to be parted from their loved ones a second time?
  • NieR: Automata for PC is released. The distant futureInvaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as machine lifeforms. In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa.In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world...
  • FlatOut 4: Total Insanity for PlayStation 4 is released. Flatout 4: Total Insanity elevates the level of hard hitting, fast paced action in the demolition derby style racing genre. The game offers bigger, louder, better and more outrageous stunts and collisions. Also, fans of the genre can still enjoy some of the popular classic stunts too, as FlatOut 4: Total Insanity offers something for FlatOut fans both new and familiar.
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + for Switch is released. The latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features: 55+ new items, new final chapter with boss and ending, new playable character, greed hard mode, daily greed runs,5 new challenges, loads of new achievements, new bosses and other little editions, plus new dev tools! so you can design, edit and play and endless number of mods, features and whole new games that the community will no doubt eventually design.
  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival for Xbox One is released. WINNER OF THE GOLD AWARD FROM POCKETGAMER!An enigmatic carnival has come to town, bringing an unsettling mystery with it. A young mother has gone missing, and now its up to you to find her before its too late!Investigate two worlds: the one you live in and an alternate plane existing behind the carnivals Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being named the Evil One and learn the tragic story of one of the carnivals employees, who accidentally killed his fiancee during a show many years ago. Explore picturesque yet terrifying locations and prevent the Evil One from perpetrating another terrible crime!TRY IT FREE, THEN UNLOCK THE FULL ADVENTURE FROM WITHIN THE GAME!* 48 enigmatic spine-tingling locations to visit* 18 hidden object scenes to search* 28 mini-games to tease your brain* 21 exciting achievements to rack up* Three difficulty modes to keep you guessing* Bonus chapter, strategy guide and extras

On this day in 2016

  • Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England.
  • English indie rock band The 1975 were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The album title set the record for the longest of a Billboard No.1 album with 71 characters..
  • Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), who died at 77.
  • Sandy Mcdonald, Religious Leader.
  • Obscuritas for PC is released. When Sarah inherits her great-uncle's old country home, she has no idea about the dark secret she has stumbled upon, and the obscure world it will take her to.
  • Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge for Wii U is released. The game features a host of fresh platforming challenges and boss fights for super players. Max doesn’t miss a beat; picking up the action from the moment the original Mutant Mudds game ended. Max receives special intel, revealing the location of the original meteor impact site – showing that mutant mudds are still being spawned from it.
  • Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy.

On this day in 2015

  • Bob Appleyard, Cricket Player.
  • Community: Season 6 is released. After NBC canceled the series, new streaming service Yahoo! Screen picked up the sixth season of the comedy.
  • iZombie: Season 1 is released. Based on the DC comic of the same name, Olivia "Liv"Moore (Rose McIver) was a medical student who after becoming a zombie takes a job in a coroner's office where she has access to brains to eat. However, she discovers she takes on the person's traits and memories after consuming their brain. With encouragement from her boss Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), she helps homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) solve murders with her new abilities.
  • One Big Happy: Season 1 is released. Produced by produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), who still hasn't met the right woman, decides to have a baby with her still single best friend Luke (Nick Zano), only to him fall in love and marry Prudence (Kelly Brook) just as Lizzy conceives.
  • Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith was released by Seth Avett. Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield's cover album features 12 songs from Elliott Smith's seven releases.
  • Shedding Skin was released by Ghostpoet. The third full-length release for Obaro Ejimiw as Ghostpoet features guest appearances from Etta Bond, Melanie De Biasio, Lucy Rose, Nadine Shah, and Paul Smith
  • Strangers to Ourselves was released by Modest Mouse. This is the first full-length studio release from alternative rock band led by Isaac Brock in eight years.
  • Spaces Everywhere was released by The Monochrome Set. This is the third full-length release since the British post-punk band reformed in 2011.
  • Tracker was released by Mark Knopfler. The eighth full-length solo release for the former Dire Straits lead singer was produced with Guy Fletcher.
  • Maze of Woods was released by Inventions. This is the second release from the collaboration between Matthew Cooper and Mark T. Smith.
  • Little Neon Limelight was released by Houndmouth. The second full-length release for the Indiana folk-influenced rock band was produced by Dave Cobb.
  • Golem was released by Wand. The second full-length release from the Los Angeles-based psych rock band was produced by Chris Woodhouse.
  • Goon was released by Tobias Jesso Jr.. The debut full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features production from Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Girls' Chet White.
  • Down to Believing was released by Allison Moorer. The eighth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was influenced by her break up with Steve Earle and the autism diagnosis for her son Henry.
  • Eclipse was released by Twin Shadow. The third full-length release for George Lewis Jr. as Twin Shadow features guest appearances from Lily Elise and D'Angelo Lacy.
  • Battlefield Hardline for PC is released. Run your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign or as cops and criminals in rapid Battlefield multi-player. You will be on one side of the thin blue line or the other. Assume control using new tactics to gather intelligence, obtain warrants and takedown with non-lethal force to effectuate the arrests. Take the cash in a new battlefield playground. New maps and gadgets alter the way you play the game. Utilize grappling hooks and zip-lines to scale city buildings and fly across the city with the cheddar. No matter the strategy, teamwork is key to winning the turf war. Sate your need for speed in new action-packed modes. Hop in exotic muscle cars, sleek crotch rockets or even give your whole crew a lift in transports or armored trucks.
  • Adventures of Pip for PC is released. Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms. Players will skillfully switch between these three forms while exploring five worlds on an epic 10-hour campaign to defeat the Skeleton Queen.
  • Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged for PC is released. Discovering the Gortys Project fuels a madcap race to definitively figure out what the Atlas Corporation was up to prior to Hyperion's take over of Pandora. Our heroes are not the only ones on the trail. Vault Hunters, Bounty Hunters, Vasquez, and a giant monster thing with a mouth that looks like a...well, you'll see...are all in pursuit. And to further complicate matters, Rhys is being haunted by dreams of a dead despot AND what Vaughn looks like without his shirt on. Can Fiona and Sasha hold everything together? That's up to you. [Telltale]
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas for PC is released. Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas melds provocative storytelling,3D visuals and gameplay into one epic action-adventure experience. In the game you explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world chock full of dangers, puzzles and secrets.
  • The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum for PlayStation 3 is released. The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is a story which takes place several years after The Guided Fate Paradox.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis for PlayStation 4 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 Four: Metamorphosis Claire and Moira make for the tower's top floor and a final confrontation with the Overseer. Will they survive and escape the island? Meanwhile, having learned of his daughter's fate, Barry prepares for the final confrontation, to keep Natalia from harm and have his revenge. Two timelines collide in this nail-biting final chapter.*Additional Raid Mode characters and stages included.*Episode One required to play.
  • Bladestorm: Nightmare for PlayStation 4 is released. In Bladestorm: Nightmare the player is called to create a mercenary and accept missions which will advance the English or the French cause in the course of the Hundred Years War. The successful completion of these missions relies on a variety of elements which put the player’s fighting abilities, strategy, tactical and leadership skills to the test. The Mercenary does not ride to the field alone, but as the commander of an army unit selected to fit each individual situation as some missions are better fought with foot soldiers, others with lances, archers, light cavalry, or a combination of melee, ranged and mounted units.
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype for PlayStation Vita is released. In Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype, you will return to Gota IV as part of the Soldner-X defense force. Mankind will once more rely on your battle against new mysterious powers. Staged across seven unique action-loaded levels accompanied with an adrenaline pumping soundtrack, Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype combines traditional 2D gameplay with detailed high definition graphics and a taste of fresh innovations.
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for Xbox One is released. Experience the epic saga of the eastern lands of Orience. Alternate at will between fourteen characters with unique weapons and abilities.

On this day in 2014

  • Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler.
  • The Republic of Crimea is declared.
  • Roy Trantham, Race Car Driver.
  • Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, who died at 91.
  • L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, commits suicide at 49.
  • Joseph Kerman, American educator and musicologist ( Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology), who died at 89.
  • Best of Times was released by My Sad Captains. The third studio release for the British indie rock band led by Ed Wallis was mixed by Larry Crane.
  • Piano Ombre was released by François & the Atlas Mountains. The fourth full-length release for the Afropop-influenced indie pop band led François Marry was produced by Ash Workman.
  • The Nocturne Diaries was released by Eliza Gilkyson. The latest release for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was produced by her son, Cisco Ryder.
  • Deus Ex: The Fall for PC is released. Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027– a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive.


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