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Today in the World Countries

  • Barthelemy Boganda Day is being celebrated in Central African Republic
  • Good Friday is being celebrated in most countries
  • Good Friday at the Catholic sects is being celebrated in Lebanon, Lebanon
  • Holy Friday is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Madagascar
  • Orthodox Good Friday is being celebrated in Georgia, Georgia
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2336

  • Deanna Troi, Betazed, fictional counsellor-Star Trek Next Generation.

On this day in 2023

  • Researchers warn crucial deep Antarctic ocean currents could collapse by 42% by 2050, stopping nutrient-dense water from flowing north, accelerating ice melt and further warming the world's oceans.
  • UK King Charles III makes his first state visit abroad to Germany, arriving in Berlin.
  • Anx.Ki, Twitch Star, born in Colombia.
  • The Big Door Prize: Season 1 is released. A machine appears at a small town's store that promises to reveal a person's destiny in this comedy series from David West Read based on M.O. Walsh's novel of the same name.
  • Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure for Xbox Series X is released. Drive purpose-built rally monsters and conquer the rugged Sierra Nueva. Join three rally teams and attack Horizon's most thrilling routes ever in Horizon Rally and Horizon Races.Feel the intensity of massive dust trails and deformable sand roads in 10 new cars and experience the bursting flames of anti-lag. Explore dramatic craters, an abandoned quarry and an entirely smashable palm forest.

On this day in 2022

  • A televised concert fundraising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine raised more than £15 million. Held at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham the show featured Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala, Manic Street Preachers, Ed Sheeran, Cabello and Nile Rodgers and Chic..
  • BA.2 version of Omicron is now the dominant form of COVID-19 pandemic in America according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Tom Parker, singer with the Wanted, died aged 33 from brain cancer. Parker was one of five endearingly high-energy members of the Wanted, who became one of the most popular British boybands in a generation. Their debut 2010 single, the anthemic 'All Time Low', reached No 1, as did 'Glad You Came' in 2012..
  • How to Survive a Pandemic is released. David France's documentary takes an inside look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and roll out COVID-19 pandemic vaccines in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary began filming in early 2020 as the largest public health effort in history got underway and followed those efforts of over the next 18 months, exploring in real time the hard work and collaboration of health agencies worldwide, as well as the political and moral failures of governments to act impartially and equitably. [HBO]
  • The Girl From Plainville: Season 1 is released. The limited series based on an Esquire article by Jesse Barron focuses on Michelle Carter's (Elle Fanning) relationship with Conrad Roy III (Colton Ryan), his death and her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
  • Patrick's Parabox for PC is released. A mind-bending recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. Learn to use infinity to your advantage as you explore a deep and elegant system.
  • In Nightmare for PlayStation 5 is released. Closing his heart to reality, our protagonist falls into a deep slumber and awakens in a nightmarish dreamworld. In Nightmare is a narrative-driven horror adventure game combining sneak action with diverse puzzles. It follows a young boy in search for the last hope of love who is working out his own salvation by navigating through his fear.Experiencing effects of a broken family, and the heartache it brings, a young child will escape reality into a dark, whimsical world created from his own memories. This sets him on his journey to uncover what truly lies within. Having suffered in reality, his past trauma turns into terrifying monsters that want to keep him in an eternal nightmare. With the help of his dream spirit, the boy will find ways to sneak past enemies, overcome intricate puzzles, embrace his fear, and uncover the truth so that he may be able to purify the monsters he has created, and finally wake up.Will you overcome what you fear or be caught in the nightmare?
  • Crystar for Switch is released. Crystar sets you in a grim world where lost souls dwell and your tears grant you power. Swap between a cast of unique playable characters and use their strengths to challenge deranged hordes of Specters and Revenants. Build up your Tear Gauge in battle and use it to summon mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when the Torments from defeated foes threaten to overwhelm you with despair, weep and grieve to achieve catharsis and draw strength from your woes to enhance your attacks and armor.
  • Crusader Kings III for Xbox Series X is released. Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.

On this day in 2021

  • Megaship Ever Given freed after nearly a week stuck in and blocking the Suez Canal, with at least 369 vessels waiting to pass though.
  • Trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins in Minneapolis.
  • Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977,4 PGA Tour titles), who died at 77.
  • Claudio Callegari, YouTube Star.
  • Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014,18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), who died from cancer at 48.
  • Elite: Dangerous - Odyssey for PC is released. In the 34th century, across the vast expanse of an epic, full-scale recreation of our Milky Way, interstellar rivalries flare as galactic superpowers fight proxy wars. Start with a small starship and a handful of credits, and do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.
  • DOOM 3: VR Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. The game arrives March 29 for PlayStation 4 and is backwards compatible on PlayStation 5. Take your Aim controller in hand, put on your PS VR headset, and step into the armored boots of The Doom Marine. Fight for your life as one of the few survivors left in a UAC facility overrun by demons. Doom 3: VR Edition features Doom 3 and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, retooled for PS VR technology. Uncover the secrets of the UAC’s unholy experiments, encounter uncanny monstrosities in claustrophobic environments, and wield an arsenal of iconic (and even otherworldly) weaponry with new textures, shaders and sound effects as you survive against the forces of Hell across over 15 hours of heart-stopping action. [Bethesda Softworks]
  • The Game of Life 2 for Switch is released. Customize your peg, hop in your car and race your friends and family through THE GAME OF LIFE 2 game, a contemporary multiplayer sequel to THE GAME OF LIFE board game.Pre-order on Nintendo Switch™ now from 15th March - 29th March (08:59 PT) and get an exclusive FREE additional in-game outfit for your peg!THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is here on Nintendo Switch! This digital board game is an official, contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game. It offers more choices and more freedom every stage of the game on a fully animated and immersive 3D board. You’ve got thousands of meaningful ways to live your life before reaching the finish line.THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is another one of Marmalade Game Studio’s classic board games for kids and adults alike.

On this day in 2020

  • US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic.
  • American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Alan Merrill died age 69 after contracting the COVID-19 pandemic. He was the co-writer of, and lead singer on, the first released version of the song 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', which was recorded by the Arrows in 1975. The song became a breakthrough hit for Joan Jett in 1982 and has since been covered by artists ranging from Britney Spears to Weird Al Yankovic..
  • Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie died age 61 from complications of COVID-19 pandemic. Diffie charted 35 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, five of which peaked at No.1. He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Jo Dee Messina, and recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones, and Marty Stuart..
  • Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 61.
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, Composer.
  • Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 70.
  • Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -" I Love Rock 'n'Roll"), who died from COVID-19 pandemic complications at 69.
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari orders a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja after the country records 97 COVID-19 pandemic cases and one death.
  • José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid,200 games), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 72.
  • Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), who died from complications of dementia at 77.

On this day in 2019

  • Joe Biden accused of an inappropriate kiss by fellow Democrat Lucy Flores.
  • 34th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies.
  • Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?".
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies.
  • Agnès Varda, Belgium-born French director “mother of the French New Wave” (Vagabond), who died at 90.
  • MOVIES: MARCH 29 2019
  • Screwball is released. Recounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players.They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While Bosch's medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate as he hilariously details the rise and fall of his “health clinic”, including mob connections, financial chicanery, his cocaine habit, and Rodriguez's eccentric behavior.The documentary plays like a madcap Floridian crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Brothers while it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports. Powerful interests would be happy to let this story slip from memory, but Screwball makes it unforgettable. [Greenwich Entertainment]
  • Working Woman is released. Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy) who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid rise through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink. This timely and devastating story is expertly told by long time feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad. [Zeitgeist Films]
  • Slut in a Good Way is released. Slut in a Good Way follows three teenage girls exploring their first taste of freedom: Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megane, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, a virgin who dreams of love — all three smitten by the guys at the Toy Depot. After applying for their first part-time job at the store during this one fateful summer, the three girls experience for the very first time what it is like to make their own decisions and their resulting consequences.
  • The Brink is released. When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right"rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post — though some say he still has a direct line to the White House — he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself — as he has many times before — this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
  • The Chaperone is released. In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City.
  • Diane is released. For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. [IFC Films]
  • Dumbo is released. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. [Walt Disney Pictures]
  • A Vigilante is released. A once abused woman, Sadie (Olivia Wilde), devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free.
  • The Beach Bum is released. The Beach Bum follows the misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules.
  • Unplanned is released. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 3 is released. “Weird Al” Yankovic is one of the guest stars on the third season of the animated comedy.
  • Hanna (2019): Season 1 is released. Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) is forced to use the survivalist skills taught by her father (Joel Kinnaman) after she is separated from him by a group of rogue CIA agents led Marissa Wiegler (Mirelle Enos) in this series adaptation of the 2011 film of the same name from David Farr.
  • Health was released by C Duncan. The third full-length release for the Scottish indie pop artist was produced by Elbow's Craig Potter.
  • Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"[Live] was released by Beth Gibbons. The collaboration between the Portishead singer and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki was recorded live in Warsaw on November 29th,2014.
  • Guy was released by Steve Earle & the Dukes. The tribute album to Guy Clark features contributions from such artists as Terry Allen, Shawn Camp, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Jim McGuire, Gary Nicholson, Mickey Raphael, Verlon Thompson and Jerry Jeff Walker.
  • Late Night Tales was released by Floating Points. Sam Shepherd is the latest electronic producer to add to the Late Night Tales mix series.
  • Badbea was released by Edwyn Collins. The ninth full-length release for the Scottish singer-songwriter was co-produced by Sean Read.
  • Agora was released by Fennesz. The seventh full-length release for the Austrian experimental electronic artist was recorded in his bedroom when he lost his studio space.
  • Empath was released by Devin Townsend. The latest solo release for the Canadian metal artist features contributions from Morgan Ågren, Ryan Dahle, Ché Aimee Dorval, Mike Keneally, Samus Paulicelli, Steve Vai, and Anneke Van Giersbergen.
  • Dog Whistle was released by Show Me the Body. The second full-length studio release for the New York City-based hardcore punk trio was produced with Chris Coady and Gabriel Millman.
  • Deserted was released by Mekons. The first full-length studio release in eight years for the British punk collective was recorded near the Joshua Tree desert.
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released by Billie Eilish. The debut full-length debut for the 17-year-old Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter was produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell (who also co-wrote).
  • The Road, Pt. 2: Lost Highway was released by UNKLE. The second of a planned trilogy of concept albums from the British electronic group led by James Lavelle features guest appearances from Dhani Harrison, Keaton Henson, Mick Jones, Mark Lanegan, Wil Malone, Miink, Liela Moss, Elliott Power, Philip Sheppard, and the Editors' Tom Smith.
  • The State Between Us was released by Matthew Herbert Big Band. Over a thousand musicians from across the European Union contributed to the album about being British in the face of Brexit from the British-born electronic producer.
  • Side Effects was released by White Denim. The ninth full-length studio release for the Austin rock band features some songs that were either demos, outtakes or were not included in previous albums.
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun for PC is released. Zen Studios’ modern homage to classic first-person dungeon-crawlers takes you to the land of Operencia, an unconventional fantasy world inspired by a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales.
  • Tropico 6 for PC is released. In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Will you answer that call?
  • Assassin's Creed III Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. Relive the American Revolution or experience it for the first time in Assassin's Creed III Remastered, with enhanced graphics and improved gameplay mechanics. Plus, Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered and all solo DLC content are included.

On this day in 2018

  • Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), who died of cancer at 71.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Ready Player One is released. In 2045, the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
  • Empires Apart for PC is released. Empires Apart is a Real Time Strategy game set in medieval times. Play as one of six uniquely designed factions. Gather resources, raise an army and lead your civilization to victory in a multiplayer focused classic RTS, brought to the modern age.
  • Lode Runner Legacy for Switch is released. Lode Runner, the Action Puzzle masterpiece, is back at it in the white Vans. Regain stolen gold from the enemies in the labyrinth, play with your friends in Local Multiplayer Mode, create levels and characters, and share with players all around the world.
  • Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt.45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), who died from multiple organ failure at 73.

On this day in 2017

  • Man's body found inside a 7m long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • George Michael's funeral took place, three months after his sudden death at the age of 53. His family said a 'small, private ceremony' was attended by family and close friends. The coroner's verdict on Michael's death only came three weeks before his funeral. Tests were ordered because an initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive..
  • Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), who died at 88.
  • Karl Marx City is released. Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, New York filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to her childhood home of Karl Marx City to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi’s extensive archives and from her own family, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state.
  • Imaginary Mary: Season 1 is released. Alice (Jenna Elfman) has met the man of her dreams in Ben (Stephen Schneider), who is a divorced father of three children, but when its time to meet the kids, her imaginary friend Mary (voiced by Rachel Dratch) reappears, voicing all her fears and doubts.
  • Harlots: Season 1 is released. Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) juggles life as an owner of a brothel and the mother of two daughters as a rival (Lesley Manville) seeks to shut her down in this drama set in 1700s London.
  • Nobodies: Season 1 is released. The comedy executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone focuses on Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras as they try to get one of their famous friends to star in a script they developed.
  • Korix for PlayStation 4 is released. Korix places you deep in space, fighting for your race’s survival after your homeworld is destroyed. With nothing left to lose, you are put in the role of commander, with the sole mission of taking the fight back to the enemy. Build up your defences, capture resources, and build your own army to exact revenge.
  • Bush Hockey League for PlayStation 4 is released. Aggressive hockey is back in town. Experience hockey the way it was meant to be played in this old school arcade style hockey game where blood on the ice is just another day at the rink.
  • Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus for PlayStation 4 is released. FF XV's first slice of downloadable content.
  • Snake Pass for Xbox One is released. THINK LIKE A SNAKE!When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must re-unite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power.A unique, physics based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to 'think like a snake' as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital!Master Noodle's one-of-a-kind abilities-Unravel the mystery of the nefarious gatecrasher-Restore Haven Tor to its former glory-Slither into every nook and cranny in search of cunning collectibles-A brand-new soundtrack from fan favourite composer David Wise
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May sends a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally triggering Brexit.
  • Ivanka Trump (35) assumes an unpaid position as Senior Advisor to the President, Donald Trump (her father).

On this day in 2016

  • Andy Newman from Thunderclap Newman died aged 73. Thunderclap Newman, whose 1969 No.1 hit 'Something in the Air' became one of the indestructible staples of British 1960s pop. Primarily a keyboard player his schoolfriends nicknamed him Thunderclap in honour of his playing technique. The band that would become Thunderclap Newman was formed in late 1968 at the instigation of the Who’s Pete Townshend..
  • [Anna Marie] "Patty Duke", American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, who died at 69.
  • Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), who died at 69.
  • NightCry for PC is released. NightCry is set on a cruise ship, and you have been invited along for the cruise of a (possibly short) lifetime. While your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, not everything is as it should be. The guests and the crew start to turn up dead, the victims of some foul murderer.
  • FORCED SHOWDOWN for PC is released. Action and deckbuilding combine in a Galactic Game Show - but questions gets replaced with deadly Gladiator Battles. You are the contestant - will you die or become a crowd favorite?
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter for PC is released. Surrounded by the dead and mistrustful of the living, you – as Michonne - will choose how the story flows through the choices you make, in this three-part episodic miniseries.
  • The Last Door: Season 2 for PC is released. In Season 2 of The Last Door, the search for his missing client will bring psychiatrist John Wakefield deeper into a conspiracy of darkness and closer to the heart of madness than ever before.
  • StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops - Mission Pack 1 for PC is released. As Nova, you awaken in an unknown military facility with no memory of what brought you there. You've got to escape and learn the truth before it's too late-for you and the Terran Dominion.
  • Resident Evil 6 for PlayStation 4 is released. Resident Evil 6 is a Survival-Horror game that continues the struggle against the series' signature zombie inducing bio-terror, while raising the bar with all new game functionality. Players enjoy a diverse play experience, highlighted by the ability to select between three scenarios featuring multiple characters and intertwined storylines. Within these scenarios both stories and action cross paths. Additional features include zombies as well as new enemies, upgradable firepower and characters, vehicle based options, the mini-game based Mercenaries mode, and single-player and co-op play options.
  • Unepic for PlayStation 4 is released. Unepic is a combination of platforming and role playing games. There are many hilarious references throughout the game. The game takes place in Harnakon, a huge medieval castle.It is set in the hardcore NES Style, yet refined with the latest features. This makes Unepic a very unique game.
  • Nights of Azure for PlayStation 4 is released. Nights of Azure is a tragic tale of two friends faced with impossible decisions that will test their loyalty to their quest and to each other. Set on an uncharted island that floats in the North Sea, Nights of Azure paints a picture of a land where nights are tormented by azure-blooded demons. In this kingdom of Ruswal, very few people leave their homes after the sun has set, let alone have the strength and skill to take on these powerful monsters. One of the best among these brave few is the protagonist, Arnice, a knight of great skill and power, who is assisted by her friend and priestess Lilysse in a quest to rid the land of demons. However, they soon find out that the solution to the island's problems might not be as simple as defeating enemies in battle.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 5: Order Up! for PlayStation 4 is released. In Episode 5, on a tip from Ivor, Jesse and friends head to an abandoned temple holding mysterious treasures. Ambushed by former Ocelot Aiden and his crew, our heroes find themselves in an entirely new world: Sky City! As they explore, the Order finds that resources are at a premium, and nothing but 'The Void' exists below the known world. When Aiden convinces Sky City's ruler that the New Order of the Stone are up to no good, you'll need to make some tough choices to clear your name, and keep Aiden from destroying an innocent world.
  • MLB The Show 16 for PlayStation 4 is released. ShowTime takes critical in-game Road To The Show moments and slows them down to give you maximum control. Make Gold Glove plays and come through in the clutch with this tool that allows finer, more focused user control. Immersive Road To The Show – With a curated in-game environment and a revamped training system that includes Gameplay Perks, The Show 16 offers a more personalized experience that acknowledges key moments of your career as you travel from a nobody to the Hall of Fame. An improved “Topps Prospect Showcase” includes Bowman Scout Day and a new 20-80 scale scouting report. Streamlined game logic maximizes the time spent in situations that matter. Conquest Mode – This single-player online experience takes your Diamond Dynasty team on the road as you travel through North America en route to becoming America's most popular team. As you earn fans, strategically move them to hold territories or help take over new territories as you attempt to achieve baseball manifest destiny.
  • Trillion: God of Destruction for PlayStation Vita is released. The Underworld - The denizens of the Underworld lived a free life amid conflict against the Heavens. There arrived a mysterious threat, a giant evil creature. This is the "God of Destruction." The eater of worlds...The Underworld is at a loss against its tremendous power. Even the mighty Great Overlord Zeabolos falls against its greatness. Near the brink of death, Zeabolos hears a mysterious voice..." Are you willing to offer your very soul to defeat it?" The moment Zeabolos agreed, he revived into a patch worked body. And thus, Zeabolos rises once again with the mysterious girl, Faust, at his side, to face Trillion.Train the Overlords as candidates to be the next Great Overlord, and to defeat the God of Destruction!
  • Killer Instinct Season 3 for Xbox One is released. Eight characters are coming to Killer Instinct with the Season 3 update, including Rash (Battletoads), Arbiter (Halo), Kim Wu, and Tusk.
  • Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, who died at 59.

On this day in 2015

  • Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43.
  • Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchel Starc.
  • 72-year-old Norman Greenbaum, who wrote and sang the 1969 hit 'Spirit in the Sky', was critically injured when the car he was riding in turned left, crossing into the path of an on-coming motorcycle. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was severely injured. After a lengthy recovery, Greenbaum returned to the stage in Santa Rosa, California on November 15,2015..
  • " Shahs of Sunset" actor Mike Shouhed weds Jessica Parido at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • Pavel Lazarev, Family Member.
  • Killing Jesus is released. The TV movie based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard chronicles the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth (Haaz Sleiman) through political and social issues in the Roman Empire during the reign of King Herod (Kelsey Grammer) that led to his crucifixion.
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief: Season 1 is released. Alex Gibney's documentary features archival footage and interviews with former high ranking officials about the history of the church and the alleged practices it uses to keep or punish members.

On this day in 2014

  • First same-sex couples marry in the UK as a result of the passing of The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
  • Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), who died of complications from diabetes at 71.
  • Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, who died of cancer at 80.
  • Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia.


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