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  • Discovery Day is being celebrated in Cayman Islands
  • Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • National Day is being celebrated in Cameroon
  • Pentecost Monday is being celebrated in Hungary
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Holiday is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Victoria Day (Many regions) is being celebrated in Canada
  • Whit Monday is being celebrated in most countries
  • Whit Sunday is being celebrated in Austria
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • English ITV This Morning TV presenter Philip Schofield resigns after 20 years in the role. It later emerges he was having an affair with a younger colleague and lied about it..
  • Meicy Villia, TikTok Star, born in Indonesia.
  • Moh Faruk, TikTok Star, born in Indonesia.
  • Actress Beanie Feldstein and producer Bonnie-Chance Roberts marry in Hudson Valley, New York.
  • Rick Hummel, American sports writer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch; J. G. Taylor Spink Award 2007; president Baseball Writers'Association of America), who died at 77.

On this day in 2022

  • Caroline Jones, TV Show Host.
  • MOVIES: MAY 20 2022
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era is released. From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event Downton Abbey: A New Era. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
  • Deception is released. An American novelist living for a time in London converses with his wife, his mistress, and other female characters he may have dreamed up.
  • Cordelia is released. Cordelia (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young woman living in London, meets her mysterious and alluring neighbor Frank (Johnny Flynn) for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his motives. With her twin sister away for the weekend, Cordelia is left alone and overcome with paranoia. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more that Frank tries to charm his way into her life, becoming a danger to herself and others.
  • Hold Your Fire is released. Brooklyn,1973. When Shu’aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to reform police use of violence and save lives by using words, not guns.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is released. In Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Chip and Dale are living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but their lives are quite different now. It has been decades since their successful television series was canceled, and Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Valet is released. Olivia (Samara Weaving), a movie star, enlists Antonio (Eugenio Derbez) – a parking valet – to pose as her lover to cover for a relationship with a married man (Max Greenfield). As a valet, the hard-working Antonio usually flies under the radar but his ruse with Olivia thrusts him into the spotlight and brings him to see himself more clearly than ever before.
  • Emergency is released. Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their “legendary tour.” Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results. They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don’t know on the floor and an oblivious Carlos, who didn’t hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino man and a passed out White woman). Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl - who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma (Maddie Nichols) - into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma’s sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension- filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.
  • Men is released. In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.
  • Night Sky: Season 1 is released. Years ago, Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (J.K. Simmons), found a buried chamber in their backyard that led to a deserted planet and kept it secret. The arrival of a young man (Chai Hansen) changes everything in this sci-fi drama from written by Holden Miller.
  • George Carlin's American Dream: Season 1 is released. The two-part documentary directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio about the life and career of comedian George Carlin features never-before-seen archival recordings, photos, letters, and diaries as well as interviews with friends and family.
  • Now and Then (2022): Season 1 is released. Set in Miami, a fun weekend resulted in the death of a friend. 20 years later, the five survivors are reunited when they come under threats in this bilingual thriller series created by Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés and Gema R. Neira.
  • Raw Data Feel was released by Everything Everything. British alternative rock band Everything Everything's frontman Jonathan Higgs tried A.I. to help form lyrics for the quartet's sixth full-length release.
  • Regards/Uklony dla Boguslaw Schaeffer was released by Matmos. The latest full-length release for experimental electronic duo Matmos features recordings from Polish electronic artist Boguslaw Schaeffer.
  • Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky was released by Porridge Radio. The third full-length release for British indie rock quartet Porridge Radio was co-produced by Tom Carmichael with the band's own singer Dana Margolin and drummer Sam Yardley.
  • EYEYE was released by Lykke Li. The fifth full-length release for Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li was produced by Björn Yttling.
  • Carry Me Home was released by Mavis Staples. The collaboration between Mavis Staples and Levon Helm was recording at his Woodstock studios during the summer of 2011.
  • A Legacy of Rentals was released by Craig Finn. The sixth full-length solo release for The Hold Steady's Craig Finn features a 14-piece string section and was produced by Josh Kaufman.
  • Palaces was released by Flume. The third full-length studio release for Australian electronic producer Flume features guest appearances from Damon Albarn, Kucka, Laurel, Emma Louise, Virgen Maria, May-A, Oklou, and Caroline Polachek.
  • Harry's House was released by Harry Styles. The third full-length solo release for Harry Styles was recorded in Los Angeles, Tokyo and the United Kingdom.
  • Heavy Pendulum was released by Cave In. The seventh full-length studio release for the Boston-based post-hardcore band was produced by Kurt Ballou and is its first with new bassist Converge's Nate Newton.
  • DOLMEN for PC is released. Cosmic Horror and Sci-Fi are two ways to talk about Dolmen. It is a third person action game with RPG elements but with a lovecraftian plot that calls players to find what's behind the darkest secret of the universe! A forgotten planet called Revion Prime will be the place where the action takes part. And it won't be easy: Adaptation and exploration will be your main weapons as you craft new items and equipments from your enemies' carcasses! Every step can be your last one!Use your experience points to improve yourself and face what no human has ever faced. After all, quoting David Hume: "The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster."Maybe he was right Or not.
  • Cotton Fantasy for Switch is released. Something sinister is in the making – the willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen entrusts Silk with solving the case. Who could be behind this devious ploy? For a promised lifetime all-you-can-eat supply of tasty willows, the little witch Nata de Cotton is willing to help her old friend out and embark on yet another adventure together, to save the Fairyland. Experience the most precise gameplay in the Cotton series, mixing up the iconic Cotton playstyle with a few new shoot ‘em up mechanics,6 iconic playable characters and 16 colourful and varied stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal and 3D movement. Each character has their own mechanics and attacks, creating a lot of variation and replayability on your hunt for the high score. Packaged with a light-hearted story full of charming, fun cutscenes, fully-voiced in Japanese, and an exhilarating soundtrack with iconic remastered tracks from the past, this is a great and accessible new shoot ’em up game for fans of the Cotton series and newcomers alike.
  • Roger Angell, American literary editor and baseball journalist (The New Yorker), who died of congestive heart failure at 101.

On this day in 2021

  • Israel and Hamas agree to a bilateral ceasefire in Gaza after nearly two weeks of fighting, amid international diplomatic efforts.
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa, English rock drummer (Curved Air), and sculptor, who died of pneumonia at 70.
  • Roger Hawkins, American session drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin), who died at 75.
  • Samir Ghanem, Comedian.
  • Too Close: Season 1 is released. Dr. Emma Robertson (Emily Watson), a forensic psychiatrist must determine Connie Mortensen's (Denise Gough) sanity before trial in this adaptation of Clara Salaman's novel written under pseudonym Natalie Daniels.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITV on 12 Apr 2021 and in the US on AMC+ on 20 May 2021]
  • Of Bird and Cage for PC is released. Of Bird and Cage is a unique metal album presented through a two-hour-long story-driven game. Play music in a brand-new way. Featuring famous artists like Ron "Bumblefoot"Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), and many others!
  • Layers of Fear 2 for Switch is released. What part will you play?Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.Explore the world around you. Discover your past, and expose the reason for your having been cast for this film.
  • Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for Xbox One is released. Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl, an all new side-scrolling brawler set in the world famous and beloved View Askewniverse, is now available as a fully functional cartridge compatible with the original NES. This cartridge is a full game playable by either one or two players! There are three color variants available - Silent Bob Green, Jay Yellow, and NES Grey.Each copy of Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl comes in a retro box that has been painstakingly crafted to be as authentic as possible. The box is printed on the same material as original retro boxes and matches the same flap design at the top. The metallic gold ink on the "Limited Run"seal has also been matched to the original seal's ink.Included in the box is a retro manual, dust sleeve, and of course, a styrofoam block to hold the cartridge up inside the box. Each copy of the game will arrive shrinkwrapped.The game itself was programmed by Tomas Guinan from Spoony Bard Productions.This game is region free!
  • Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), who died at 65.

On this day in 2020

  • WHO reports most new cases in a single day - 106,000 worldwide of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cyclone Amphan comes ashore in West Benga, East India and Bangladesh, with winds of 185 km per hour (115 mph) killing at least 84 people.
  • Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), who died from cancer at 87.
  • No Dream was released by Jeff Rosenstock. The surprise full-length release for the New York punk artist was produced by Jack Shirley.
  • Neversong for PC is released. Once upon a time there was a little boy named Peet who slept peacefully in a coma. When he opened his eyes, he found himself in a nightmare.
  • Crucible for PC is released. Crucible is a team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make. Each match in Crucible is a fight for survival and control. Not only will you be going toe-to-toe with your fellow competitors, but you’ll have to adapt and overcome all the challenges the planet itself throws your way. You and your teammates will need to work together to take down alien creatures, capture objectives, and pursue your opponents in search of victory.
  • Cannibal Cuisine for PC is released. A chaotic couch co-op cooking game with a cannibal twist!1-4 players hunt tourists through jungles, temples and volcanoes to feed the cannibal gods. Fine DIEning!
  • Timelie for PC is released. Control time like a media player and work with a mysterious cat as you solve puzzles and uncover the secrets of a strange, surreal world. Sneak, solve, and escape…together.
  • Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT,1983-91), who died at 95.

On this day in 2019

  • Bangladesh imposes a 65-day ban on coastal fishing to conserve fish stocks.
  • Google stops support for Huawei's Android system in an escalation of the tech war between US and China.
  • Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975,77,84), who died ofkidney problems at 70.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr for PC is released. Once thought lost to the mists of time, fearsome Dragons now soar the skies of Elsweyr, leaving scorched ruin in their wake. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you must discover the dark purpose behind their rampage in a new epic story and prevent the destruction of the Khajiiti homeland. Take heart, for these scaled monstrosities are not invincible, and with the right planning, tactics, and tools they can be brought to the ground and even killed. Coordination and skill are key to overcoming the Dragons, but if you succeed, you'll reap rewards not found anywhere else in Nirn. Beware the skies, walker.

On this day in 2018

  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G & CC: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 3 from American trio Joe Durant, Steve Stricker & Gene Sauers.
  • Two cyclists attacked by a cougar,1 dies, in North Bend, Washington State.
  • K-pop boy band BTS are the first Koreans to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.
  • Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), who died at 88.
  • Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open,1965 US Open), who died at 77.
  • A Very English Scandal: Season 1 is released. The three-part BBC miniseries set in 1960-70s follows member of Parliament Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) as he seeks to permanently hide his affair with stableboy Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) to protect his political career in Russell T Davies's adaptation of John Preston's book of the same name.
  • President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and accusations of vote rigging.
  • Billy Cannon, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL C'ship 1960,61,67; AFL All-Star 1961,69; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders), who died at 80.

On this day in 2017

  • 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds.
  • Pippa Middleton at the age of 33, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge marries James Matthews at the age of 41 in Englefield, Berkshire.
  • Paul Falk, Figure Skater.
  • Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour), who died at 81.

On this day in 2016

  • Gaga Baby, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Kaili Blues is released. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill his dead mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to find her old lover, and give him an old photograph, a shirt and a music cassette. But on the way, Chen passes a mysterious town called Dangmai, where time is not linear and people’s lives complement each other. Here, Chen experiences the past, present and future. It’s unclear whether this world is the doctor’s dream, or the other way around. [Grasshopper Film]
  • Pervert Park is released. Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.
  • The Angry Birds Movie is released. On an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds (or almost entirely), Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
  • The Other Side is released. In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world; floundering young women and future mothers; and old people who have not lost their desire to live. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, renowned documentarian Roberto Minervini opens a window to the abyss of today's America. [Film Movement]
  • The Nice Guys is released. In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
  • Weiner is released. With unrestricted access to Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign, this film reveals the human story behind the scenes of a high-profile political scandal as it unfolds, and offers an unfiltered look at how much today’s politics is driven by an appetite for spectacle.
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is released. Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Zac Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being. Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw. Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners — alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo) — bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy. [Universal Pictures]
  • Maggie's Plan is released. Maggie Hardin (Greta Gerwig) is a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette Harding (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • ma ma is released. Just as Magda (Penélope Cruz) is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.
  • Manhattan Night is released. Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) is a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can't resist. [Lionsgate Premiere]
  • Almost Holy is released. Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy's center has evolved into a more nebulous institution.
  • Lady Dynamite: Season 1 is released. The comedy series inspired by comedian Maria Bamford's life will feature guest stars such as Ana Gasteyer, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Brandon Routh, Sarah Silverman, and Mira Sorvino.
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne: Season 1 is released. The adaptation by Julian Fellowes based on the book series by Anthony Trollope focuses on Dr. Thomas Thorne (Tom Hollander) and his niece Mary (Stefani Martini), who Lady Arabella Gresham's (Rebecca Front) son wants to elope with instead of marrying the rich American heiress Martha Dunstable (Alison Brie).
  • Kamikaze was released by The So So Glos. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn punk rock band was produced by John Reis.
  • I Still Do was released by Eric Clapton. The latest solo release for the British rock artist produced by Glyn Johns features some originals as well as Blues standards/covers.
  • Dangerous Woman was released by Ariana Grande. The third full-length release for the actor/pop singer features guest appearances from Future, Macy Gray, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.
  • Fallen Angels was released by Bob Dylan. Produced by Jack Frost, the latest release from the singer-songwriter features cover songs written by such artists as Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Mercer.
  • Earrings Off! was released by Adult Jazz. The second release for the British quartet is a mini-album about gender and features three instrumental tracks.
  • 2 was released by Mudcrutch. The second full-length release for the band led by Tom Petty was produced by band members Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate.
  • The Party was released by Andy Shauf. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • These People was released by Richard Ashcroft. The fourth full-length solo release for the former Verve lead singer was co-produced with Chris Potter.
  • The Triad was released by Pantha du Prince. The first solo full-length release in six years for the experimental electronic artist features guest appearances from Queens, Joachim Schutz, and Kassian von Troyer.
  • Oh Inhuman Spectacle was released by Methyl Ethel. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock/pop trio led by Jake Webb.
  • Strangers was released by Marissa Nadler. The seventh full-length release for the Boston singer-songwriter was produced by Randall Dunn.
  • Teens of Denial was released by Car Seat Headrest. The second full-length release (and the first recorded with a full band and studio production) for the indie rock band led by Will Toledo was produced by Steve Fisk.
  • Skip a Sinking Stone was released by Mutual Benefit. The second full-length release for the Jordan Lee project was influenced by his time on tour, settling in New York, falling in and out of a relationship and struggling with depression.
  • POSTAL Redux for PC is released. POSTAL Redux is an HD remake of the dark and surreal twin-stick isometric shooter. Assume control of The Postal Dude as he fights to survive in a world gone mad with violence.

On this day in 2015

  • David Letterman hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time, ending 33 years in late night television.
  • Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest human-made tools from Kenya’s Turkana basin - 3.3 million years,1st found to pre-date the Homo genus.
  • 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US$5.7bn for manipulating currency markets - some of the largest ever fines.
  • NASCAR 2016 Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook.
  • Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant, who died at 87.
  • Güeros is released. Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra's kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol, soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers. [Kino Lorber]
  • NEON STRUCT for PC is released. Assume the role of Jillian Cleary: an ex-spy on the run, framed for treason and hunted by your former agency. You must move in secret, survive off the grid, and find a way to clear your name. Old friends and new allies will lend their support; but with the eyes of the world upon you, who can you trust?
  • Mega Coin Squad for Xbox One is released. Tackle 16 levels in the solo quest for the Mega Coins in this manic 2D platformer from Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games. Or invite your friends round to rob them of victory -- and their coins -- in four different local multiplayer modes.

On this day in 2014

  • Everly Carganilla, Movie Actress, born in United States.
  • Belle Brownlee, Instagram Star, born in Essex, England.
  • Phil Sharpe, English cricket batsman (12 Tests,1 x 100,4 x 50, HS 111; Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC), who died at 77.
  • I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1 is released. 12 contestants from the US travel to England for a chance to win the heart of Prince Harry. The twist is, he's not the royal, just a lookalike.
  • III was released by Bo Ningen. The third release for the London-based Japanese quartet features King Midas Sound's Roger Robinson and Savages' Jehnny Beth.
  • Herd Runners was released by Cherry Ghost. The third full-length release for Simon Aldred's solo project was mixed with Dan Austin.
  • Everybody Down was released by Kate Tempest. The British poet's debut solo rap release was produced by Dan Carey.
  • Friendly Bacteria was released by Mr. Scruff. British DJ/producer Andy Carthy's latest release as Mr. Skruff features vocals from Vanessa Freeman and Robert Owens.
  • Revelation was released by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The 14th release for the San Francisco psych-rock band led by Anton Newcombe includes contributions from Ricky Maymi, Joachim Alhund, Constantine Karlis, and Ryan Van Kriedt.
  • Reachy Prints was released by Plaid. This is the eighth full-length studio release for the British electronic duo of Ed Handley and Andy Turner.
  • Shade Themes from Kairos was released by Oren Ambarchi. Sunn O)))'s Oren Arbarchi, Stephen O’Malley and producer Randall Dunn expand on the themes and sounds from their work on the score for Alexis Destoop's film "Kairos."
  • Volume X was released by Trans Am. The tenth full-length release for the post-rock trio from Maryland was self-produced and recorded in San Francisco.
  • Wine Dark Sea was released by Jolie Holland. The sixth solo release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced and includes contributions from Doug Wieselman and Indigo Street.
  • Transistor for PC is released. Transistor is a science-fiction themed action RPG set in a futuristic city where players will take on the role of a young woman who gains control of an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin after a mysterious group of assailants nearly kills her with it.
  • The Last Door (2014) for PC is released. Something ancient and evil is stirring in Victorian England. Only you can stop it. Journey to the brink of madness and beyond as you set forth alone into the dark.
  • Drakengard 3 for PlayStation 3 is released. A prequel to the original game, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where 6 sisters tout special magical abilities as the Intoners. These sisters have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to kill her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.
  • Mugen Souls Z for PlayStation 3 is released. Undisputed God of the Universe Chou-Chou returns with her crew for a brand-new story revolving around the zodiac. Taking place immediately after the first game, you take control of the goddess Syrma, who meets Chou-Chou just after the end of the first game's events. Syrma is out to stop an ancient threat to her world that has recently awakened.
  • Sparkle 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Sparkle 2 is a match-three puzzle game set in a mysterious world of magic and wonder.
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order for Xbox One is released. 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history.


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