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  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
  • National Youth Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces his 3rd 'Courage and Civility Award'of $100M to country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton to distribute to charities of her choice.
    • Tiffany Trump at the age of 29, daughter of Donald Trump, marries Michael Boulos at the age of 25 at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
    • DEATHS
    • Cor van der Gijp, Dutch soccer striker (13 caps; SC Emma Dordrecht, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Blauw Wit Amsterdam), who died at 91.
    • Carroll Hubbard Jr., American politician (Rep-D-Kentucky,1975-93), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • At least 68 inmates killed in new fighting at Ecuadorean prison, the Litoral Penitentiary, Guayaquil, following earlier violence in September.
    • LA judge rules to end Britney Spears'conservatorship, which had controlled almost all aspects of her life for 14 years.
    • " Voyage", Abba's first album of new material in 40 years, tops the UK album chart.
    • Steph Curry makes his 3,359th three-point shot to pass Ray Allen as the NBA's greatest career 3-point shooter during Golden State Warriors 119-93 win over Chicago Bulls in San Francisco.
    • Taylor Swift releases her directorial debut the short film "All Too Well" alongside her re-recorded album "Red (Taylor's Version)".
    • DEATHS
    • Bob Bondurant, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans GT +3.0 1964; Shelby American, Ferrari, Eagle teams), who died at 88.
    • JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass is released. Declassified files related to President Kennedy's assassination in a far larger context, aiming to shine more light on what really happened in 1963.
    • tick, tick...Boom! is released. Jon (Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer, is waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
    • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? is released. In the Georgian riverside city of Kutaisi, summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair of chance encounters, pharmacist Lisa and soccer player Giorgi find their plans for a date undone when they both awaken magically transformed — with no way to recognize or contact each other. As the would-be couple tries to reunite, their eyes are opened to a whole new world filled with surprises in every cafe, courtyard, and cinema.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Home Sweet Home Alone is released. Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers…and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Julia is released. Julia brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's 12 year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • Belfast is released. Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Mayor Pete is released. Mayor Pete brings viewers inside Pete’s campaign to be the youngest U.S. President, providing an unprecedented intimacy with the candidate, his husband Chasten, and their ambitious team. From the earliest days of the campaign, to his unlikely, triumphant victory in Iowa and beyond. This film reveals what really goes on inside a campaign for the highest office in the land - and the myriad ways it changes the lives of those at its center. Recently appointed to U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Buttigieg serves as the first openly LGBTQ Cabinet member in U.S. history.
    • The Shrink Next Door: Season 1 is released. The dark comedy limited series based on the podcast of the same name about the increasingly unbalanced relationship between celebrity psychiatrist Dr. Isaac "Ike"Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin "Marty"Markowitz (Will Ferrell).
    • ALBUMS
    • Things Take Time, Take Time was released by Courtney Barnett. The third full-length studio release for the Australian alternative singer-songwriter was produced with Stella Mozgawa.
    • Red (Taylor's Version) was released by Taylor Swift. The new recording of Taylor Swift's fourth studio album features nine previously unreleased songs that include guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Stapleton.
    • Welcome Break was released by Pip Blom. The second full-length release for the Dutch quartet was recorded over three weeks and was self-produced.
    • Music for Psychedelic Therapy was released by Jon Hopkins. The latest full-length release for British electronic producer Jon Hopkins was inspired by the Tayos Caves of Ecuador.
    • Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows was released by Damon Albarn. The second full-length solo release for Blur/Gorillaz's Damon Albarn was inspired by Icelandic and was originally planned as an orchestral project for Lyon's Fête des Lumieres.
    • Imposter was released by Dave Gahan & the Soulsavers. The third full-length release for the collaboration between Dave Gahan and Soulsavers is a rock covers.
    • An Evening with Silk Sonic was released by Silk Sonic. The full-length collaboration between Anderson.Paak and Bruno Mars was inspired by 1970s funk, soul and R&B music.
    • Crawler was released by Idles. The fourth full-length release for the British punk band was recorded with co-producer Kenny Beats.
    • Battlefield 2042 for PlayStation 5 is released. Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.
    • Shin Megami Tensei V for Switch is released. The ambitions of god and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. Neither human nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving... and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name. In a world without its Creator, which path will you choose?
    • SPORTS
    • Ron Flowers, English soccer midfielder (49 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 467 games), who died at 87.
    • Paul Gludovatz, Austrian football manager (Austria U-20; SV Ried, TSV Hartberg, SV Eberau), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 75.
    • Takeshi Koba, Japanese Baseball HOF infielder (Hiroshima Carp) and manager (Japan Series Champion 1979,80,84 Hiroshima Carp), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Jim Tucker the original rhythm guitarist with American rock band The Turtles died age 74. He played with The Turtles from 1965 to 1968 and was featured on many of the band’s biggest hits, including the chart-topping 1967 classic 'Happy Together, ' plus 'She’d Rather Be with Me' and the group’s 1965 cover of Bob Dylan's 'It Ain’t Me Babe.'.
    • DEATHS
    • Krasnodar Rora, Croatian soccer midfielder (5 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège) and manager (Šibenik), who died at 75.
    • Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutrinos), who died at 94.
    • Albert Quixall, English soccer inside-forward (5 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United), who died at 87.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Bugsnax for PC is released. Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island* What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really?* How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them?* And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!?
    • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PlayStation 4 is released. The latest adventure in the Spider-Man universe will build on and expand 'Marvel's Spider-Man' through an all-new story. Players will experience the rise of Miles Morales as he masters new powers to become his own Spider-Man.
    • The Pathless for PlayStation 4 is released. From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is a mythic adventure game about an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. Forge a connection with your eagle companion as you hunt corrupted spirits, but be careful not to become the hunted yourself. Explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins, and test your skill in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance. [Giant Squid]
    • Planet Coaster: Console Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. Welcome to a new era in Coaster park simulation! Bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools, manage all aspects of your expanding empire, and harness the world's best creations from an endlessly creative community in the frontier Workshop.
    • Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PlayStation 5 is released. Iconic PlayStation hero Sackboy returns in an all-new 3D adventure with a deeply immersive and expressive control scheme. Players can go on this epic platforming journey solo-style, or they can team up with friends for collaborative, chaotic multiplayer fun.
    • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship for PlayStation 5 is released. The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
    • Overcooked! All You Can Eat for PlayStation 5 is released. Overcooked! All You Can Eat sees Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2 blended together with all additional content and remastered up to 4K in a delicious definitive edition. Making use of the power of the PS5, Overcooked! AYCE offers stunning 4K visuals, cross-platform multiplayer, and rapid loading times — meaning more time for culinary carnage!
    • Observer: System Redux for PlayStation 5 is released. The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer.
    • Astro's Playroom for PlayStation 5 is released. Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pre-loaded on PS5. Explore four worlds, each based on PS5’s console components. Each area showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller.
    • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. Devil May Cry is back. The legendary stylish action game is better than ever in the ultimate version of this multi-award winning hit.New features:- New playable character - Dante's brother and arch-rival, Vergil- Legendary Dark Knight mode - an extremely challenging horde mode featuring huge numbers of enemies- Turbo mode - make the game even more intense by playing at 1.2x speed- Ray-tracing support - this next-generation graphics technology brings the already near-photorealistic world of DMC5 to a new level of unparalleled visual splendour- High Frame-Rate mode - experience super-smooth actionThese new features and modes utilise the power of PlayStation®5 to bring you the craziest, sexiest, most stylish Devil May Cry experience ever.
    • DIRT 5 for PlayStation 5 is released. On PS5, experience technical advances brought to life in an amplified off-road racer, such as faster loading times, greater graphical fidelity and a 120FPS option. Dirt 5 also utilises ps5's dual sense Controller features, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, so you can feel every bump, scrape and slide behind the wheel. All dirt 5 players on PlayStation 4 are entitled to a free upgrade to the next-gen optimized version on PlayStation 5.
    • Godfall for PlayStation 5 is released. Save Aperion. You are the last of the Valorian knights, masters of combat equipped with legendary armor called Valorplates. Ascend in Godfall, a first-of-its-kind, looter-slasher, melee action-RPG.
    • Just Dance 2021 for Switch is released. Just Dance® 2021 is the ultimate dance game, with 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Don't Start Now"by Dua Lipa, "Feel Special"by TWICE, and "Señorita"by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello. Start a dance party your friends and family can enjoy. One month FREE of Just Dance Unlimited included. This subscription streaming service lets you dance to over 550 songs. Play with friends and share the fun with co-op mode. Dance the way you like by creating your own personalized custom playlists. Enjoy eight new kid-friendly songs and choreographies for a family-fun experience.Use your smartphone to track moves with the Just Dance Controller app – no additional accessories required! Up to six players can join!
    • Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), who died at 73.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Israeli forces kill senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip with Palestinian militants setting off retaliatory rockets at Israel.
    • Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signs” via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters.
    • Disney launches its streaming service Disney+.
    • 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikhism celebrated in India and Pakistan.
    • Space western TV series set in the Star Wars franchise "The Mandalorian" by Jon Favreau is released on Disney+.
    • DEATHS
    • Rosemary Rogers, Novelist.
    • MOVIES: G
    • Noelle is released. Santa's grown children (Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader) must save Christmas in this Disney+ exclusive holiday comedy.
    • Pink Wall is released. Six scenes. Six years. Six moments that shaped the relationship of Jenna and Leon. Pink Wall examines what defines us, the pressures of gender expectations, and our perpetual struggle between life and ambition.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Lady and the Tramp is released. A CGI and live-action re-imagining of the 1955 Disney classic.
    • Encore!: Season 1 is released. The 2017 special hosted by Kristen Bell returns as a reality show where the casts of several high school musicals are brought together to reprise their roles in performances at their school years later.
    • The Imagineering Story: Season 1 is released. The six-part documentary series narrated by Angela Bassett looks at the history of the Imagineers and includes behind-the-scenes footage of the Disney Parks from around the world.
    • The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Season 1 is released. The documentary series follows actor Jeff Goldblum as he looks into a variety of things that interest him including denim, ice cream, Korean barbecue, sneakers, and tattoos.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Legend of Bum-bo for PC is released. A puzzle based deck building rogue-like prequel to The Binding of Isaac... Made of cardboard.
    • Superliminal for PC is released. Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you explore a surreal dream world and solve impossible puzzles using the ambiguity of depth and perspective.
    • Unity of Command II for PC is released. Unity of Command II is the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed strategy games of all time; a game critics called 'the perfect gateway' into computer war games.
    • VR Ping Pong Pro for PlayStation 4 is released. Rackets at the ready. VR Ping Pong Pro is the follow up to the hit table tennis simulator of 2016, VR Ping Pong. Test your skills with a variety of challenging game modes, as you rise up the ranks to become the true Ping Pong Pro! Do you have what it takes? Pick up your virtual racket and find out.
    • Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time for PlayStation 4 is released. Another mysterious enemy threatens to tear apart the universe and only you can stop them. Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time lets players embark on an adventure through space and time. Travel across the universe, visit alien locations, pilot the TARDIS, and solve the mystery of the controlling force behind the Reality Virus.
    • Bee Simulator for PlayStation 4 is released. See the world through the eyes of a bee! Explore a world inspired by Central Park where you can take part in bee races, collect pollen from rare flowers and defy dangerous wasps. Play with friends or family in three game modes, including co-op and PvP on split screen.
    • Thief of Thieves: Season One for Switch is released. Based on the best-selling comic by Robert Kirkman, Thief of Thieves: Season One is a story of heists and the people behind them. It’s time for Celia, protege of master thief Redmond, to make the leap from apprentice to master. A botched job takes Celia to Europe, where she joins a new team of criminals for a crime spree. Get to know your team, choose your approach on the field, but be careful – the choices you make may have drastic consequences.
    • Former Bolivian President Evo Morales takes asylum in Mexico.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming".
    • Israeli secret operation in Gaza kills eight including one Israeli and an Hamas Commander, igniting tensions with retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza.
    • DEATHS
    • Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, who died at 80.
    • Lowell Cowell, Race Car Driver.
    • David Pearson, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series C'ship 1966,68,69; NASCAR Rookie of the Year 1960; Daytona 500 1976), who died at 83.
    • Stan Lee [Stanley Martin Lieber], American comic-book artist, writer and creative leader of Marvel multimedia corporation (Avengers, Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), who died at 95.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • 7.3 earthquake hits near Halabjal, Iraq, on border with Iran, killing over 500 people, with 7,000 injured.
    • For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, replacing Queen Elizabeth.
    • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3,7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US.
    • BIRTHS
    • Alana Martina, Family Member, born in Madrid, Spain.
    • DEATHS
    • Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), who died at 84.
    • Michel Chapuis, French classical organist and pedagogue, who died at 77.
    • Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), who died at 94.
    • Howards End: Season 1 is released. Kenneth Lonergan's adaptation of the classic E.M. Forster novel about Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) and her younger sister Helen (Philippa Coulthard) as they seek love and purpose in turn of the century England.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Robbie Williams broke the record for the most No.1 albums by a British solo artist. The singer's latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, debuted at No.1 on this week's chart. It is his 12th album to reach the summit and pushed him ahead of David Bowie who has 11 No.1 albums to his name..
    • DEATHS
    • Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), who died at 106.
    • Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), who died of cancer at 56.
    • Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility.
    • The Last Panthers: Season 1 is released. Co-produced with Sky Atlantic and Canal Plus, the heist drama follows the theft of diamonds by Milan Celik (Goran Bogdan) and his crew in Marseille. Naomi Franckom, a British insurance agent (Samantha Morton) is assigned to find the diamonds for her company and clashes with French investigator Khalil Rachedi (Tahar Rahim).
    • Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine.
    • SPORTS
    • Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, who died of cancer at 32.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
    • After a high profile move by Taylor Swift to pull her entire back catalogue from the song-streaming service Spotify, their chief executive Daniel Ek's defended its business model, saying it has paid out $2bn (£1.2bn) to the music industry to date..
    • DEATHS
    • Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), who died at 88.
    • Warren Clark, British actor, who died at 67.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Randal's Monday for PC is released. Randal's Monday is a whacky space-time odyssey in classic adventure design, spiced up with a myriad geek culture references from the last thirty years.
    • Space Hulk Ascension for PC is released. Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which builds upon the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features. Set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of ancient vessels lost in the graveyard of space, players lead a small force of fearless Space Marine Terminators in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory, alien Genestealers.
    • Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), who died from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69.
    • Allan Blank, American composer, who died at 87.
    • ALBUMS
    • Back To Land was released by Wooden Shjips. The sixth full-length release for the San Francisco psychedelic rock band was written in Oregon by Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin.
    • Justus Köhncke & the Wonderful Frequency Band was released by Justus Köhncke. This is the German techno producer's first full-length studio release in five years.
    • I'm a Dreamer was released by Josephine Foster. Produced by Andrija Tokic, the latest release for the Colorado singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville with Micah Hulscher, Victor Herrero, Tommy Perkinson, and Chris Scruggs.
    • Mug Museum was released by Cate Le Bon. The third release for the Welsh singer was produced by Noah Georgeson and recorded in Los Angeles.
    • Pre-Human Ideas was released by Mount Eerie. Phil Elverum rerecorded with MIDI instrumentation and used Auto-Tune to create new sounds from a selection of tracks from his 2012 releases: Clear Moon and Ocean Roar.
    • Some Things Never Stay the Same was released by Heidecker & Wood. The second release of 1970s rock-inspired music from the collaboration between Heidecker & Wood includes guest appearances from Mike Bloom, Jason Boesel, Mike Green, Eric Johnson of The Shins, Aimee Mann, and Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder.
    • Shine Your Light was released by Gap Dream. The second release for Gabe Fulvimar was produced by Conspiracy of Owls' Bobby Harlow.
    • Under the Covers, Vol. 3 was released by Matthew Sweet. The third set of covers from Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs is a collection of songs from the 1980s including covers of R.E.M.’s “Sitting Still, ” The Smiths' “How Soon is Now, ” and Kirsty MacColl’s “They Don’t Know.”
    • Yours to Discover was released by Sebastien Grainger. The pop-influenced second solo release for the Death from Above 1979 drummer/singer is his first in five years.
    • GAMING: PC
    • SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow Expansion Pack for PC is released. Brace yourself for an all-new type of disaster only fitting a technologically-advanced economy: a giant robot attack on your city. Unlock two new city specializations that allow you to build a resource-hungry mega corporation powered by a low-wealth workforce, or an urban utopia that develops clean technology and is controlled by the rich. Watch your city transform as it adapts to the changing times, with new options based on real-world technology such as Mag Levs that rise above the city streets and small buildings, futurized vehicles, and service drones.
    • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PlayStation 3 is released. Ratchet and Clank are back. PlayStation's beloved duo returns with an original single-player adventure, an epilogue to the acclaimed Ratchet and Clank Future Series (Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty) that will remind fans why they fell in love with the Ratchet universe. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored. Ratchet's personal story arc is once again front and center, as Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the celebrated series by developer Insomniac Games.After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra and Neftin Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminals to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe - and forces Ratchet to decide what's really important.
    • Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler for PlayStation 3 is released. Diggs Nightcrawler is a film-noir inspired, detective story developed exclusively for Wonderbook for PlayStation 3 in partnership with the Academy Award winning Moonbot Studio. Players will partner up with Diggs Nightcrawler, a bookworm detective, in his quest to solve the mysterious crimes in Library City. Use the unique Wonderbook to manipulate the world and discover surprises around every corner and over every page.
    • Warframe for PlayStation 4 is released. They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun: masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more. The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you. Allow the Lotus to guide you. She has rescued you from your cryostasis chamber and given you a chance to survive. The Grineer will find you; you must be prepared. The Lotus will teach you the ways of the Warframes and the secrets to unlocking their powers. Come Tenno, you must join the war.
    • Madden NFL 25 for PlayStation 4 is released. See every nuance of a player’s face, equipment, and clothing as the line blurs between the players in the game and their real-life counterparts. Up to 4x the texture resolution breathes new life into stadiums, crowds, the field, and even the ball itself. Combined with high-fidelity animations that deliver smooth, authentic-looking player interactions, Madden NFL 25 promises to deliver Next Definition visuals.All-new Player Sense unlocks the human element in Madden NFL. For the first time, players scan the field, anticipate situations before they happen, and maneuver with instincts and awareness. The ability to make up to 50x as many contextual calculations brings intelligent ballcarriers and defenders to life, as they sense obstacles and react on the fly. Ballcarriers leap over fallen players, blitzing linebackers slide past teammates on their way to the QB, and so much more, combining the physical aspects of football with the mental.
    • NBA 2K14 for PlayStation 4 is released. NBA 2K14 promises to raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world.
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition features DC Comics icons such Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, in a dark tale of power and corruption. Heroes and villains engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.
    • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PlayStation 4 is released. The year is 1715. Pirates rule the waters of the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a lethal young captain named Edward Kenway. His notorious exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built for themselves.
    • FIFA 14 for PlayStation 4 is released. Fuelled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 feels alive with players who think, move, and behave like world-class footballers, and dynamic stadiums that come to life. Players have four times the decision making ability and feel alive with human-like reactions, anticipation, and instincts. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, FIFA 14 delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the worlds best footballers. Players are agile and athletic as they plant, pivot and cut, and explode out of each step. The increased fidelity has a game-changing effect on gameplay. Plus, the artistry and athleticism of footballers will come to life with the addition of hundreds of new types of skills and hundreds of new behaviors. And for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of a living stadium as the emotions of new 3D crowds rise and fall around the stories on the pitch.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One for Xbox 360 is released. Come back to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features Rapture as you've never seen it before-a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. Gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite: new weapons, new Plasmids/Vigors, Tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies.
    • XCOM: Enemy Within for Xbox 360 is released. XCOM: Enemy Within is the expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.


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