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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
  • Manit Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
  • Meskel is being celebrated in Ethiopia
  • National Youth Day is being celebrated in Turks And Caicos Islands
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • American band "Foo Fighters" and friends hold tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins at Kia Forum, Los Angeles, California; performers include: Joan Jett; Stewart Copland; Rush; Alanis Morissette; Def Leppard with Miley Cyrus; Wolfgang Van Halen; and Queen.
    • DEATHS
    • Bruno Bolchi, Italian soccer midfielder (4 caps; Inter, Verona, Atalanta, Torino) and manager (AC Cesena, Bari, Messina, Genoa), who died at 82.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Munsters is released. From Rob Zombie comes the strangest love story ever told as Herman and Lily’s crazy courtship takes The Munsters on a hauntingly hilarious trip from Transylvania to Hollywood in the all-new feature length film.
    • Suspect: Season 1 is released. Detective Danny Frater (James Nesbitt) discovers an unidentified body is his daughter and seeks to find her killer in this British crime drama based on the Danish series Forhøret.[Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 4 on 19 Jun 2022 and in the US on BritBox on 27 Sep 2022]
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Fridge is Red for PC is released. What is inside the Red Fridge? Collection of six episodes of psychological analog horror. Tour through liminal spaces filled with surreal events and uncanny strangers. Inspired by retro horrors of the PSX era.
    • Dome Keeper for PC is released. Dome Romantik has grown to become Dome Keeper with beautiful updated pixel art, atmospheric music and sound and more of everything.Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Use the time between each attack to dig beneath the surface in search of valuable resources. Use them carefully on powerful upgrades to help you stay alive and make it to the next world.
    • The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero for PlayStation 4 is released. The Crossbell State, located in western Zemlya--Once the site of fierce territorial battles, it has since developed into one of the continent's leading trade and financial centers.However, pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Calvard Republic is steadily increasing. While corrupt officials from both sides remain locked in political disputes, the mafia and underground criminal organizations are preparing to start a war.In the midst of all this chaos, the Crossbell Police Department has lost the trust of its people.Among them are Lloyd Bannings, a rookie agent, Elie MacDowell, granddaughter of Crossbell's mayor, Tio Plato, a young sorcereress who wields an orbal staff, and Randy Orlando, a former security guard.The foursome are assigned to a new department, the Special Support Section, where they are left with no choice but to join forces in the face of adversity.This is a story about four unlikely heroes fighting to overcome the walls defining their way of life.
    • Tunic for PlayStation 5 is released. TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji.Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world. Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets.* Explore a hostile and intricately-connected world of shady forests, sprawling ruins, and labyrinthine catacombs* Fight mighty bosses deep beneath the earth, high above the clouds, and in places stranger still* Collect the missing manual pages, bursting with hints and original full-colour illustrations* Discover hidden treasures to help you on your way* Unearth secret relics, secret techniques, secret puzzles, and listen, there's a lot of secrets!* Featuring sound design by Power Up Audio (Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Subnautica: Below Zero)* And an original soundtrack by Lifeformed (Dustforce, Double Fine Adventure)Keep your wits about you and be brave, little fox!
    • Moonscars for PlayStation 5 is released. Push the limits of your combat skills, and master new abilities to progress through an unforgiving nonlinear 2D world. Face off against the relentless darkness that seeks to destroy you. In Moonscars, every death is a lesson learnt—and as you overcome each challenge, new truths will be revealed.
    • Hokko Life for Switch is released. Hokko Life is a cosy, creativity filled community sim game.Step off the train into the town of Hokko and get settled into your new home! This quiet village needs your help to turn it into the charming rural town everyone loves. With hammer and paints in hand it's up to you to design, build and decorate homes for all of your new friends!Busy yourself away in the dusty old workshop and let your creativity flow! Craft materials and combine them in whatever way you desire to create new and wonderful furniture and items for your town. Collect flowers, mix paints and use them to design wallpapers, flooring and even clothing!Will you design an urban-industrial furniture collection or maybe a bright flowery wallpaper set? With all of the workshop at your disposal, you'll have complete freedom to design a town your villagers will absolutely love.
    • Penko Park for Switch is released. Penko Park is a game about exploring an abandoned wildlife park. Meet its mysterious inhabitants by taking photos and interacting with the world! Snap magnificent shots and discover the creatures' most interesting poses.Collect wildlife details & snapshots in your trusty park guidebook.Uncover the park's history, secrets & many hidden paths.Use your trusty Penko Grappling Hand to interact with the environment.Enter the spooky realm by unlocking your camera's Ghost-o-Vision.
    • Grounded for Xbox Series X is released. The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard? - Reactive World and Insect Life -Explore this immersive and persistent world, where the insect life reacts to your actions.- Base Building and Crafting -Shelter and tools are critical to your survival. Build epic bases to protect you and your stuff from the insects and the elements. Craft weapons, tools, and armor, allowing you to better fight, explore and survive.- Online Co-op -You can face the backyard alone or together, online, with up to three friends - it is your choice.- Campaign -Uncover the secrets lurking in the shadows of Grounded as you freely explore the backyard and progress through its mysterious story.
    • Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives a state funeral at Nippon Budokan Arena, Tokyo, after he was assassinated in July.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • R& B artist R. Kelly is convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking after a six-week trial in New York.
    • NASA/USGS Landsat-9 earth-observing satellite launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
    • Netflix says Shonda Rhimes'" Bridgerton" is its most-watched series ever, with "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, its No. 1 film.
    • Hot Wheels Unleashed for Xbox Series X is released. Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
    • SPORTS
    • Roger Hunt MBE, English soccer forward (34 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Liverpool 404 games,244 goals; Bolton Wanderers), who died at 83.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Houston officials confirm water supply around Lake Jackson, Texas, contaminated with brain-eating amoeba after death of six-year-old boy.
    • Border fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan forces over disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh kills at least 23.
    • DEATHS
    • Jaswant Singh, Politician.
    • Yuko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (Miss Sherlock), who died at 40.
    • The Comey Rule is released. The two-night, four-hour miniseries based on former FBI Director's memoirs features Jeff Daniels as James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump.
    • Fargo: Season 4 is released. Set in 1950, an arrangement between Kansas City crime bosses Loy Cannon (Chris Rock) and Donatello Fadda (Tomasso Ragno) that led to a truce is in danger when Donatello dies in the hospital.
    • Details of President Donald Trump's tax returns released by the New York Times showing he paid $750 in income tax (2016 & 2017) revealing "chronic losses and years of tax avoidance".

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • US Democrats issue their first subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in impeachment inquiry.
    • DEATHS
    • Rob Garrison, TV Actor.
    • Sister Aimee is released. In 1926 America's most famous evangelist is a woman. And she's looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover's daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border. Based on true events. Mostly made up.
    • The Golden Glove is released. Based on the novel of the same name, The Golden Glove follows notorious German serial killer Fritz Honkaa as he frequents his favorite bar, the Golden Glove, where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. There, Honka, a pitiful loser chasing after lonely women, keeps more than just secrets in the attic.
    • First Love is released. A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The Day Shall Come is released. Before you can win the war on terror you need a terrorist—even if you have to invent one yourself. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) is a small-time Miami street preacher whose far-fetched revolutionary ideas find unexpected legitimacy when a Middle Eastern terrorist organization offers to help fund his dream of overthrowing the US government. The problem? His backer is the US government and it’s all part of an elaborate scheme to entrap Moses and make his arrest the latest national security “win.: But when Moses doesn’t take the bait, FBI agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) must resort to increasingly outlandish—and risky—lengths to get her man. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Abominable is released. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him "Everest"and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Judy is released. Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. [Roadside Attractions]
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Death of Dick Long is released. Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott, Jr. & Andre Hyland), don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (Virginia Newcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already. [A24]
    • The Laundromat is released. When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen's predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world's corrupt financial system. [Netflix]
    • In the Shadow of the Moon is released. In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. [Netflix]
    • The Politician: Season 1 is released. Saint Sebastian High School student Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) has dreamed of becoming the President of the United States since he was seven-year-old. To attain his goal first he has to become Student Body President and get into Harvard in Ryan Murphy's satirical dramedy.
    • Transparent: Season 5 is released. The final season of Jill Soloway's dark comedy finds the Pfeffermans dealing with the loss of Maura in a two-hour long musical finale.
    • ALBUMS
    • The Talkies was released by Girl Band. The second full-length release for the Irish noise rock band was recorded at Ballintubbert House.
    • Sound & Fury was released by Sturgill Simpson. The fourth full-length release for the outlaw country artist was recorded in Michigan with Bobby Emmett, Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, and John Hill.
    • Stars Are the Light was released by Moon Duo. The seventh full-length studio release for the Portland-based psychedelic rock duo of Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada was mixed by Sonic Boom.
    • KIRK was released by DaBaby. The second full-length studio release for the North Carolina rapper features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Moneybagg Yo, Stunna 4 Vegas, and YK Osiris.
    • In the Morse Code of Brake Lights was released by The New Pornographers. The eighth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock group was produced by its frontman, A.C. Newman.
    • In Cauda Venenum was released by Opeth. The 13th full-length release for the Swedish progressive death metal group comes in both an English and Swedish versions.
    • Hot Motion was released by Temples. The third full-length studio release for the British psychedelic rock trio was recorded at the home studio of band's singer James Bagshaw.
    • Hey, I'm Just Like You was released by Tegan and Sara. The ninth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie sister duo was produced by Alex Hope.
    • Abundance Welcoming Ghosts was released by Red River Dialect. The fifth full-length release for the British folk rock band was recorded in four days in Wales with contributions from Joan Shelley, and Tara Jane O'Neil.
    • Code Vein for PlayStation 4 is released. In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein.
    • Tropico 6 for PlayStation 4 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?
    • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Switch is released. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition delivers a multitude of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay upgrades that should appeal to both new and seasoned Ori players.
    • Dragon Quest for Switch is released. The game that started the legend of DRAGON QUEST is here at last for mobile devices!Discover the RPG that won the hearts of two generations!Enter a fantasy world of sword, magic, and monsters in one standalone package!Download it once, and there's nothing else to buy, and nothing else to download! PrologueThe peace of fair Alefgard has been shattered by the appearance of the nefarious master of the night known as the Dragonlord, and the Sphere of Light which for so long kept the forces of darkness in check has been stolen!It's time for you, a young warrior through whose veins flows the blood of the legendary hero Erdrick, to set out on a quest to vanquish the Dragonlord, and save the land from darkness! Game Features* First in the Legendary SeriesOriginally released as Dragon Warrior, you can now experience the classic retro RPG experience that swept up millions of Japanese players back in the Eighties...and never let go!Become the descendant of the legendary hero Erdrick, and embark on an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard, tackling fearsome foes and perplexing puzzles on your way to the dread Dragonlord's lair!* Simple, Intuitive ControlsThe game's controls are designed to work perfectly with the vertical layout of any modern mobile device, and the position of the movement button can be changed to facilitate both one- and two-handed play.* Experience the legendary RPG loved by millions in Japan and worldwide! Created by a legendary trio with the master creator Yuji Horii, the revolutionary synthesizer score and orchestration by Koichi Sugiyama, and art by master manga artist Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball).
    • FIFA 20: Legacy Edition for Switch is released. Enjoy more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match in FIFA 20. Pick your target and time it right from the spot. Add curl, dip, or knuckle to free kicks. A new aiming mechanic gives you more creativity from dead balls. Move with more agility. Lure the defender in. Beat them with speed or skill. New strafe dribbling adds new dimensions for attacking play in FIFA 20. Take back possession with Active Touch Tackling and new animations that reward you for well-timed defensive play. More clinical finishing when one-on-one. More risk with volleys and long shots. Overhauled shooting creates more realism in front of goal in FIFA 20. [Electronic Arts]

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online.
    • American singer, songwriter Marty Balin died at the age of 76. He was best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship who had the 1967 US No.18 single 'White Rabbit'. Balin played with Jefferson Airplane at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and at the Woodstock Festival in 1969..
    • Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in "Science".
    • India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women.
    • US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud.
    • US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence.
    • DEATHS
    • Tara Fares, Instagram Star.
    • Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), who died at 76.
    • Murphy Brown (2018): Season 1 is released. Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) returns to anchor a cable morning news show along with Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) and producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud), that airs against a rival show where Murphy's son Avery (Jake McDorman) works on.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Magic: The Gathering Arena for PC is released. You know the name. Now download and get ready for the most colossal crossover card set in Magic: The Gathering's history. Unlock powerful decks, earn rewards by playing, and jump into action for players of all skill levels.
    • Life is Strange 2 for PC is released. The long awaited sequel to the award winning Life is Strange returns with a new 5-part narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment.
    • Armello for Switch is released. Armello is a swashbuckling adventure that combines RPG elements with the strategic play of card and board games, creating a personal, story-fuelled experience.
    • Wandersong for Switch is released. A musical adventure where you use singing to save the world! Play as a silly bard who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to learn about the mysterious Earthsong, said to prevent the universe’s imminent end. It's up to you to sing your songs, unlock the world's secrets and make new friends.
    • Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts.
    • DEATHS
    • Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, who died from pneumonia at 90.
    • Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), who died of natural causes at 91.
    • Hiromi Hayakawa, Voice Actress.
    • Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), who died at 94.
    • Egor Klinaev, Movie Actor.
    • I Am Another You is released. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first comes to America, Florida seems like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom - and its limits. [SXSW]
    • SEAL Team: Season 1 is released. Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) leads a team of Navy SEALs (Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, and Toni Trucks) as they deal with dangerous missions in this military drama written by Ben Cavell.
    • 100ft Robot Golf for PlayStation 4 is released. 100ft Robot Golf is a real-time golf game through which you control massive robots on their quest for par. Never get your ball stuck behind a pesky tree or skyscraper ever again. Just swing your golf club to smash even the tallest buildings out of the way — or into the way of your robot golfing buddies. You can play with up to four people splitscreen on your TV, or immerse yourself in PlayStation VR and experience virtual golf robot reality. [No Goblin]
    • Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • American "boy band" pop music group 'Why Don't We'(WDW) forms in Los Angeles.
    • DEATHS
    • Hannan Shah, Politician.
    • Scooter Patrick, Race Car Driver.
    • ALBUMS
    • Atrocity Exhibition was released by Danny Brown. The fourth full-length release for the Detroit rapper was produced by Paul White and features guest appearances from Ab-Soul, B-Real, Kelela, Kendrick Lamar, Petite Noir, and Earl Sweatshirt.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • River City: Tokyo Rumble for 3DS is released. Follow the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed "fighter for justice"and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe! Punch, kick, use weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members. []
    • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for 3DS is released. Sonic the Hedgehog is racing once again in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as the game introduces more adventure, speed, exploration, and an all-new fire and ice gameplay element that will help propel the action. The game also features the return of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks. Developed by Sanzaru Games Inc., Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a single-player game with collaborative gameplay components that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe. Players see Sonic and his friends in familiar settings as they embark on a brand new adventure to battle Dr. Eggman as well as an all-new super villain, D-Fekt. The team’s adventures brings them to locations both familiar and new as they explore, race and protect their world. To create an entirely new experience, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice infuses fire and ice elements throughout gameplay, enabling new abilities to play out in special character moves and interactions with environments. The new title also delivers gameplay that enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take their time with deeper exploration and puzzle play. New to the title is the introduction of Bot Racing, a supplemental game tied to the single-player story that features multiplayer gameplay. The new Bot Racing feature is an extension of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice that is purely about racing and speed, where a user unlocks character-themed Bots to challenge friends on fast courses or tracks. [Nintendo UK]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Rogue Wizards for PC is released. The Council oversees the elam families, aristocrats who are descended from the first humans in Rilfanor, and the banlits, who were originally people born without magical abilities. The Guild has never admitted banlits because of their lack of magical capacity; and they've never admitted women because they believed women were too weak-minded to control such power. Now, many generations later, the elam magic is weakening, and latent magic talent has reappeared among the banlit population. Many of the elam are in denial, but some of them want to take the radical step of allowing banlits, including women, into the Guild.
    • Clustertruck for PC is released. ClusterTruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava"on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers.
    • Forza Horizon 3 for PC is released. You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. Drive through the vast desert and rocky canyons of the Outback to lush, wild rainforests, and to the sandy beaches and gleaming skyscrapers of Australia's Gold Coast. [Microsoft]
    • FIFA 17 for PC is released. Powered by Frostbite. Introducing FIFA 17 the journey, for the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the premier league's next rising star, Alex Hunter.
    • Darkest Dungeon for PlayStation 4 is released. Darkest Dungeon is a gothic roguelike RPG dungeon crawler about the psychological stresses of adventuring. You will lead a band of four heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - System Rift for PlayStation 4 is released. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – System Rift, you will re-unite with Frank Pritchard, Adam’s friend and former colleague at Sarif Industries, and assist him in hunting down information on the mysterious Santeau Group. Desperate to get more information, Pritchard targets one of the most secure data banks ever created – the Palisade Blade. In agreeing to help, Adam may also be able to uncover hints as to who the illuminati really are.
    • Hitman - Episode 5: Colorado for PlayStation 4 is released. In HITMAN Episode 5: Colorado, Agent 47 takes on his toughest assignment yet; an intense infiltration mission on a farm compound that has been converted into a private militia training camp. The story mission for Episode 5 is titled “Freedom Fighters” and is not one to be taken lightly. [Square Enix]
    • King's Quest Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home for PlayStation 4 is released. In his latest adventure, King Graham recounts the time he had to rescue Prince Alexander from Queen Icebella's Frozen Castle.
    • Lichtspeer for PlayStation 4 is released. Lichtspeer is an action arcade lightspear-throwing simulator based in an ancient Germanic future. In a land filled with Wurst Zombies and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods. []
    • XCOM 2 for Xbox One is released. Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda and eliminating all who dissent from their new order. Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.
    • SPORTS
    • Randy Duncan Jr., American College Football HOF quarterback (University of Iowa; #1 pick 1959 NFL Draft by GB Packers), who died from brain cancer at 79.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • " Junts per Si" pro-independence alliance win parliamentary majority in Catalonia.
    • A "Supermoon" coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a "Blood Moon" over much of the earth.
    • DEATHS
    • Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests,76 wickets @ 18.56), who died at 85.
    • John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), who died at 89.
    • Wilton Felder, American jazz-fusion saxophonist and bassist (The Crusaders), who died from multiple myeloma at 75.
    • Quantico: Season 1 is released. Alex Weaver (Priyanka Chopra), Ryan Booth (Jake McLaughlin), Shelby Wyatt (Johanna Braddy), Nimah Anwar (Yasmine Al Massri), Caleb Haas (Graham Rogers), Simon Asher (Tate Ellington) and Eric Packer are new FBI recruits trained by FBI academy director Miranda Shaw (Aunjanue Ellis) and Special Agent Liam O’Connor (Josh Hopkins). However, one of them may be the person responsible for a future terrorist attack.
    • Blood & Oil: Season 1 is released. The oil boom in North Dakota draws Billy (Chace Crawford) and Cody Lefever (Rebecca Rittenhouse) to North Dakota where they cross paths with wealthy businessman Hap Briggs (Don Johnson).
    • LEGO Dimensions for PlayStation 4 is released. LEGO characters from a melding of some of the most recognizable brands in the universe join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a LEGO Master Builder traveling together down the Yellow Brick Road is just the beginning.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan.
    • New Zealand clinch 3rd consecutive southern hemisphere Rugby Championship after bonus-point 34–13 win v Argentina in La Plata; first time NZ fail to win all their matches; fly half Beauden Barrett kicks 6/6.
    • Actor George Clooney at the age of 53 weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin at the age of 36 at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy.
    • DEATHS
    • Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), who died at 77.
    • " Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), who died at 77.
    • James A Traficant Jr, American politician, who died at 73.
    • SPORTS
    • Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine".
    • At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java.
    • 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq.
    • DEATHS
    • Ramon Dekkers, Kickboxer.
    • Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), who died at 74.
    • Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), who died at 83.
    • On the Job is released. A Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which convicts were temporarily released from prison to work as assassins on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
    • Out in the Dark is released. Nimer, a Palestinian student and dedicated son, dreams of studying abroad and of a better life. One fateful night he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, Nimer is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his Palestinian nationality.When his close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank to be brutally murdered, Nimer is sent hurling down a path of personal sacrifice and mortal danger. Now he must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
    • Wedding Palace is released. Abandoned at the altar, Jasonâ
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Muscle Shoals is released. Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, AL is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative music in American history.
    • Inequality for All is released. A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is released. After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Baggage Claim is released. Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally"meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. [Fox Searchlight]
    • The Secret Lives of Dorks is released. Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another.
    • MOVIES: R
    • We Are What We Are is released. A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. [Entertainment One]
    • Don Jon is released. Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull â
    • Morning is released. Five days in the life of an American couple immediately following the accidental death of their child. An every day story of tragedy, loss, acceptance, hope and renewal. Morning follows the divergent paths of Mark and Alice Munroe as they circle each other in a heart-breaking pas-de-deux of grief before finally coming to grips with their shared loss.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • Wolf Children is released. Wolf Children is a staggeringly beautiful animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars). This epic cinematic achievement follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half human, half wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in rural town where she attempts to build a life for herself and her children.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast for 3DS is released. Mark Evans, footballing hero, has risen to the top in Japan by winning the Football Frontier Tournament and then saving his country from crisis, but now… he’s about to take on the world. All of them, though, have only one thing on their mind – getting onto the national side: Inazuma National. The Football Frontier International championship is coming up, pitting the best young players from around the world against each other, and Mark and his friends are about to face the challenge of a lifetime. [Nintendo UK]
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Inner World for PC is released. The Inner World is a wonderfully twisted point-and-click adventure game that takes place in Asposia, a land that defies all laws of physics by existing in an enormous hollow space.
    • Rise of Venice for PC is released. Rise of Venice drops players in the Renaissance era, where they start out as a young merchant, looking to make his mark and build a trading empire. Begin with a meager group of trading ships and build them into a mercantile fleet that will make your enemies and friends alike green with jealousy as you fill your coffers with gold! Rise of Venice is much more than trading, however, as Renaissance Europe was filled with treachery and political machinations of all sorts - which you must take part in if you plan to succeed!


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