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  • Boqueron Battle Victory Day Holiday is being celebrated in Paraguay
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Dicks: The Musical is released. Two self-obsessed businessmen (writers Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp) discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents.

On this day in 2022

  • Héctor López, Baseball Player.
  • Sissy is released. Teen best friends Cecilia and Emma, after a decade run into each other. Cecilia is invited on Emma's bachelorette weekend where she gets stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully with a taste for revenge.
  • Sam & Max Save the World Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. Sam is a six-foot canine detective with a love of justice. Max is a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for mayhem.Together, they're the Freelance Police. And they're about to save the world.It's just another day at the office for the self-proclaimed Freelance Police when the Commissioner calls in with a disturbing report: former child stars are running amok in the street! What starts as an open-and-shut case of idiotic vandalism balloons into an all-out conspiracy as Sam and Max encounter one miscreant after another who have been mysteriously hypnotized. (You can tell from the "spinny thing"they do with their eyes.)Return to the adventure game that was once called "gaming's first sitcom"and is today known as "the remaster you didn't know you were waiting for."With enhanced graphics, an original jazz score with five new tracks, and the same brain-tickling puzzles and offbeat humor that won it IGN's Best Adventure GOTY award back in the day, Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a modern classic that will be right at home in your library.
  • Valkyrie Elysium for PlayStation 5 is released. Long ago, Ragnarok - the End Times - loomed upon the realms. The All-Father, with the last of his strength, created an emissary of redemption; her sole task the salvation of a doomed world. And thence began the tale of a new Valkyrie... This brand-new game brings the VALKYRIE combines an evocative world inspired by Norse mythology, thrillingly fast-paced combat and stunning audio-visual presentation to deliver an action-RPG like no other.
  • Let's Build a Zoo for Switch is released. It's time to build a zoo! Let out your wild side, and create your own animal empire with this cute, expansive management sim. Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and deal with plenty of weird and wonderful events. Then try your hand at DNA Splicing, and stitch together over 300,000 different types of animal, ranging from the majestic Giraffephant to the peaceful PandOwl!Let's Build a Zoo lets you import a variety of animals from other Zoos around the world! Breed your animals and start families to expand your wildlife and fill your enclosures. But if that doesn't suit you... you could just create animals instead! With DNA splicing at your finger tips, you have the power to bind together over 300,000 different types of animal, creating monstrosities and oddities as you go! Ever wondered what a ChicKaka would look like? Now you can find out!
  • Dorfromantik for Switch is released. Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!

On this day in 2021

  • Britney Spears'father Jamie Spears suspended as her conservator by a judge in Los Angeles after claims of abuse.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares 23 species of bird, fish and other wildlife extinct, including the ivory-billed woodpecker.
  • Prison riot between rival drug cartels in Litoral penitentiary, Ecuador, results in 116 deaths, with some beheaded or decapitated.
  • Ravil Isyanov, TV Actor.
  • Bronius Kutavicius, Lithuanian composer (The Gates of Jerusalem; Lokys) and teacher (Ciurlionis School of Art,1975-2000), who died at 89.
  • Dom Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, Mozambican Roman Catholic Cardinal, Mozambique's 1st black priest, who died at 97.
  • Heiko Salzwedel, German cycling coach (est. Australian Institute of Sport Road Cycling/MTB program; German, Danish, British Cycling), who died at 64.
  • Glyn Moses, Welsh rugby league fullback (2 caps Wales. 9 Great Britain; Salford, St. Helens), who died at 93.
  • A Juggler's Tale for PlayStation 5 is released. A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?"Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world. Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairy tale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who tells her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands. Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny? "Abby, Abby... Don't you see, the threads holding you up – also hold you back."
  • Centipede: Recharged for Switch is released. Initiate insect extermination in this widescreen glow-up of one of the greatest arcade games of all time. The rules are the same as 1981: shoot the centipedes as they descend the playing field, and contend around the shot-blocking and path-altering mushrooms they leave behind. New to Centipede: Recharged are power-ups dropped by the spiders, such as explosive bullets, spread shots, and a devastating railgun. Fight for high scores in Arcade mode either solo or with a new simultaneous couch co-op feature. Tackle more than two dozen challenges that test bug-shooting prowess and introduce clever uses for the new powerups, with additional challenges exclusive to the Atari VCS. Take it to the next level with global leaderboards for the best records in the world, and earn more than 15 achievements.
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm for Xbox One is released. Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.
  • Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhan as Tunisia's and the Arab world's first female prime minister.

On this day in 2020

  • Scientists confirm the existence of three new underground lakes on Mars using radar on Esa's Mars Express spacecraft.
  • Australian-American singer, songwriter Helen Reddy died age 78. During the 1970s she placed 15 singles on the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the top 10 and three reached number one, including her signature hit 'I Am Woman'..
  • Ben Ainslie wins the Olympic gold medal in the Laser class, beating previous Laser Olympic champion Robert Scheidt.
  • Aster Berkhof [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ), who died at 100.
  • (Francis) Rocco Prestia, American funk-rock bassist (Tower of Power), who died at 69.
  • Doyle Royal, American collegiate soccer coach (NCAA C'ship 1968; University of Maryland 1946-73) and tennis coach (U of Maryland 1954-80), who died at 101.
  • Isidora Žebeljan, Serbian classical, opera, and film composer, who died at 53.
  • John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), who died from cancer at 70.
  • Helen Reddy, Australian-American rock vocalist (" I Am Woman" ; "You And Me Against The World"), who died at 78.
  • Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty) dies following heart surgery at 78.
  • Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-2020), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, who died at 91.
  • 19-year-old Indian Dalit rape victim dies two weeks after being gang raped by upper-caste men in Hathras district, ignites widespread protest.
  • The Walking Dead Onslaught for PC is released. There’s no rest when survival is on the line. Step into AMC’s The Walking Dead and prepare for an onslaught of walkers as you assume the roles of your favorite characters from the show, and confront the horrors and humanity of this apocalyptic new world.
  • Spelunky 2 for PC is released. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
  • MindSeize for Switch is released. MindSeize is a single player 2D Metroidvania game set in a sci-fi universe. Explore untamed planets and stop the mysterious organization that stole the mind of your daughter.You play as the private investigator M.C. Fox, who is chasing a dangerous criminal organization 'The Ascended' across the universe. The first confrontation between M.C. and the leader of The Ascended severely injured M.C. and left him crippled. They also managed to seize the mind of his daughter Taryn. This left only one choice for our protagonist: hire a crew, connect his consciousness into a robotic body called MAG and continue the chase!
  • Alwa's Legacy for Switch is released. Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.
  • Bartlow's Dread Machine for Xbox One is released. Teddy Roosevelt has been kidnapped! Your mission: Pursue his abductors from New York, across the Great Plains to San Francisco, the high seas and beyond using trains, ships and even a newfangled automobile. Master an arsenal of futuristic Edwardian weapons as you fight otherworldly creatures to free the Commander in Chief.
  • First debate between US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held, widely criticized as chaotic and ill-tempered.

On this day in 2019

  • Houthi rebels from Yemen claim they have killed 500 Saudi soldiers and captured 2,000 along with military a convoy in Najran region, Saudi Arabia.
  • In Austrian general election conservative People's Party led by Sebastian Kurz the leading party with 38% of the vote.
  • Gio James Monet, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Larry Willis, American jazz pianist and composer, who died of an aneurysm at 76.
  • Godfather of Harlem: Season 1 is released. In the 1960s, crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) returns to Harlem after a decade in prison to find it under the control of the Italian mob and becomes friends with Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) this drama from Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein.
  • Bless the Harts: Season 1 is released. The animated comedy from Emily Spivey, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen follows Betty Hart (Maya Rudolph) and her family that includes Wayne Edwards (Ike Baerinholtz), his wife Jenny (Kristen Wiig) and their daughter Violet (Jillian Bell).
  • World On Fire: Season 1 is released. Set during the first year of World War II, the drama written by Peter Bowker follows the lives of British Army translator Harry Chase (Jonah Hauer-King); his Polish lover Kasia (Zofia Wichlacz;, Lois (Julia Brown), his girlfriend in Manchester; American war correspondent Nancy Campbell (Helen Hunt); American surgeon Webster O’Connor (Brian J. Smith) and his lover Albert Fallou (Parker Sawyers).

On this day in 2018

  • Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye.
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow marries TV producer Brad Falchuk in the Hamptons.
  • Bob Jane, Race Car Driver.
  • Franchesca Lizandro, YouTube Star.
  • James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey) dies at 52.
  • Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), who died from complications from an earlier stroke at 83.
  • Marble It Up! for Switch is released. Experience first-hand the simple joy of rolling while exploring a gloriously psychedelic world full of mind-bending levels and dynamic power-ups.
  • Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bonsonaro.

On this day in 2017

  • Mercury Nashville Records releases "Now", the 5th studio album by Shania Twain, her first in 15 years.
  • Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff.
  • Dmitry Smolsky, Belarusian orchestral, choral, theater and pop music composer, and teacher (Belarusian State Academy of Music,1962-2014), who died at 80.
  • Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964,68), who died at 81.
  • Realive is released. Marc (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and is given a short time to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first cryogenically frozen man to be revived in history. Marc discovers a startling future, but the biggest surprise is that his past has accompanied him in unexpected ways.
  • Our Souls at Night is released. Our Souls at Night is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters (Robert Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbors for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.
  • Super Dark Times is released. Enjoying their normal lives in mid-’90s suburbia, Zach and Josh are best friends with numerous shared interests, chief of which is an attraction to their classmate Allison. One seemingly routine day, along with two other friends, Zach and Josh borrow the latter’s older brother’s prized samurai sword to goof around in the local park. But the afternoon soon spirals out of control. Wracked with guilt, Zach struggles to assimilate back into high school life, even as Allison begins to show a romantic interest in him. The situation gets even more complicated once Zach notices a disturbingly off-balance change in Josh’s behavior.
  • Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton is released. Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world’s mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton’s remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what’s been called “the heaviest wave ever ridden.” [Sundance Selects]
  • Abundant Acreage Available is released. On a fifty acre tobacco farm in North Carolina, Tracy (Amy Ryan) and Jesse (Terry Kinney) bury the remains of their recently deceased father in the middle of afield, in the land that he loved. One week later they find three older men camping in their field. Tracy and Jesse discover the men (Max Gail, Francis Guinan, Steve Coulter) are brothers whose family used to own the farm. They haven’t been back in 50 years.
  • Lucky is released. Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
  • Te Ata is released. Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet, of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House is released. Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought Down the White House centers on “Deep Throat”, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • Flatliners is released. Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
  • American Made is released. In this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a pilot (Tom Cruise) is unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • Literally, Right Before Aaron is released. Still reeling from his recent breakup, Adam (Justin Long) is devastated when he learns that his ex (Cobie Smulders) is engaged. What’s worse is he's invited to the wedding. When Adam returns home for the festivities, he must confront his unresolved feelings and an uncertain future in hopes of convincing himself and everyone else that he is truly happy for her. There he discovers the comedy in romance, the tragedy of letting go and the hard truth about growing up.
  • Gerald's Game is released. While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
  • Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 is released. The first two episodes are set to air in IMAX theaters September 1st before premiering on ABC. The series will follow the royal family of Inhumans, led by their King, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), after they are split up by a military coup and end up in Hawaii in the latest television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Ash was released by Ibeyi. The second full-length release for sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz was produced by Richard Russell and features guest appearances from Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mala Rodriguez, and Kamasi Washington.
  • Always Foreign was released by The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. The third full-length studio release for the Connecticut emo group was produced by Chris Teti.
  • Desire was released by Hurts. This is the fourth full-length release for the British synth-pop duo of Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson.
  • The Centre Cannot Hold was released by Ben Frost. The fifth full-length release for the Australian experimental artist was recorded over 10 days with contributions from Steve Albini, Lawrence English, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and Skuli Sverrisson.
  • The Desaturating Seven was released by Primus. The first full-length studio release in six years from the San Francisco-based alternative rock band led by Les Claypool and its first with original drummer Tim Alexander since 1995's Tales From The Punchbowl.
  • Three Futures was released by Torres. The third full-length release for Brooklyn-based Mackenzie Scott as Torres was produced by Rob Ellis.
  • Sky Trails was released by David Crosby. The sixth full-length solo studio release for the singer-songwriter also known as founding members of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was produced by his son, James Raymond.
  • New Energy was released by Four Tet. The ninth full-length release for British electronic artist Kieran Hebden features contributions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Field Day co-founder Tom Baker.
  • Now was released by Shania Twain. The fifth full-length release for the Canadian country singer-songwriter is her first studio album in 15 years.
  • Relatives in Descent was released by Protomartyr. The fourth full-length release for the Detroit post-punk band led by Joe Casey was produced with Sonny DiPerri and its first on the Domino label.
  • Qualia was released by Andrew Weatherall. The third full-length solo release for the British electronic artist features contributions from Erick Legrand and Nina Walsh.
  • 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo was released by Pere Ubu. The 16th full-length release for the Cleveland rock band led by David Thomas
  • Visions of a Life was released by Wolf Alice. The second full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  • Younger Now was released by Miley Cyrus. The sixth full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Dolly Parton.
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters for 3DS is released. Get wicked and complete the ultimate YO-KAI WATCH experience.The strange but friendly troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back in a time-traveling adventure, and this time their mysterious world is packed with exclusive quests, Wicked Yo-kai to befriend, new areas to explore, and a revamped Blasters action co-op mode* featuring new bosses.As the cause of life's troubles, Yo-kai are hiding everywhere! Explore the seaside town San Fantastico and the sleepy village Harrisville in search of these mischievous beings. Then travel 60 years into the past with Hovernyan to ensure the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero is created and your timeline is preserved! Battle online or via local wireless to earn in-game rewards for your adventure. Or take control of a Yo-kai in Psychic Blasters, a revamped 4-player action mode! If you own the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls game, you can transfer save data from your Nintendo 3DS family system to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and pick up where you left off. Prepare yourself for the deepest and most immersive Yo-kai experience yet!* Embark on an epic adventure in Springdale with more than 350 Yo-kai to discover and befriend* Assemble and summon your team of 6 Yo-kai from your Yo-kai Watch to battle troublemaking Yo-kai, solve people's problems, and fight to end a civil war between competing Yo-kai factions* Travel back in time to discover the origin of the Yo-kai Watch and meet Classic Yo-kai from 60 years ago* For the first time, befriend Yo-kai from the Wicked Tribe as well as Boss Yo-kai and other Yo-kai exclusive to this ultimate version* Discover exclusive quests, such as the secret pasts of Darknyan, Dame Dedtime, and Whisper* Hop on the Hexpress train and explore new locations, including a Yo-kai amusement park, hot springs, and kabuki theater* Team up in an expanded version of the Yo-kai Watch Blasters local co-op mode, with powerful new bosses to defeat* Challenge your friend's team over the Internet or local wireless in 2-player multiplayer battles* Transfer game data from YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and play from where you left off* Connect with YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters to unlock exclusive dungeons, stronger bosses, and special gleaming Yo-kai
  • Gundam Versus for PlayStation 4 is released. The world famous mobile suit Gundam series and notorious head-to-head smash hit series, Gundam Versus, is coming for the first time for home console, this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versusthree team battles in this all-new title built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 system. Each playable Mobile Suit comes equipped with its own weapons systems to learn and master.In battle you, as a player, will be allowed to go all out with blazing and lighting fast melee action in a robust selection of offline and online game modes. New quick actions bring more technical and strategic gameplay options. Call upon striker support characters to assist you in the heat of battle. Enhance your experience by choosing between two different Burst Systems: Blaze Gear and Lightning Gear, each with their own unique fighting characteristics to enhance melee combat, augment lock-on range and more!
  • FIFA 18 for Switch is released. The game takes advantage of the console’s unique portability, allowing players to enjoy the game in docked, handheld or tabletop mode, and utilizing local multiplayer connection for Local Seasons. Multiple control schemes are also featured, so whether you prefer to play handheld, dual Joy-Con, single Joy-Con or Pro Controller, there’s an option to fit your playstyle.
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition for Switch is released. Set sail on this grand One Piece adventure. A unique One Piece adventure to be enjoyed in co-op, with characters designed by Eiichiro Oda and a game-exclusive scenario.The Straw Hat Pirates encounter and befriend a cheerful yet mysterious raccoon named Pato who possesses a shadowy power to create anything drawn onto a leaf. In order to help their new friend, the Straw Hat Pirates agree to assist Pato on an ambiguous mission to meet someone Pato then leads the crew to the Forgotten Island where all the Straw Hat Pirates except Luffy are successively kidnapped by a wicked pirate named The Red Count, who had escaped the lower depths of Impel Down two years ago. With Pato's help, Luffy must fight to recover his crew from the enemy's grasp and find out exactly what The Red Count's evil plots are...
  • Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox One is released. Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit. Enjoy graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. [Microsoft]
  • Cuphead for Xbox One is released. Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR]

On this day in 2016

  • Avril Rodríguez, YouTube Star, born in Peru.
  • Miriam Defensor Santiago, Lawyer.
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 for 3DS is released. The 2D high speed, old-school style side-scrolling action that you remember from Azure Striker Gunvolt is back. In this game, Gunvolt's rival Copen from the first installment returns to the fray as a playable character. Prevasion: This ability allows Gunvolt to neutralize enemy attacks at the cost of his EP energy. Copen also has an ability exactly like this. Kudos is a point system that increases whenever you deal damage to an enemy. Whenever you take damage, your Kudos are reduced to zero. When activating a save point, using a special skill or clearing a mission, Kudos are converted into bonus points. The Muse's song: For as long as you can maintain 1000 or more Kudos, the BGM will change and Lumen AKA The Muse (or in Copen's story, Lola) will sing for you. Anthem: When Gunvolt or Copen's HP reaches 0, the Muse's power can bring them back to life, with additional power-ups. In that state, the BGM will change to the Muse's song. []
  • Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle for 3DS is released. Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle is an action puzzle game that challenges players to put their sharpened ninja skills to the test! Taking place in a time long forgotten by men, players assume the role of Usagimaru, a legendary hero who embarks on a massive quest to save his village from the clutches of vile monsters.
  • Wuppo for PC is released. Enter the wondrous world of Wuppo! Fight numerous enemies, collect countless items, and solve immersive puzzles, all while exploring the detailed history of the world in your quest to find a new home.

On this day in 2015

  • The original contract signed by The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold at Sotheby's for £365,000, ($548.000). The 1962 document was said to be one of the most important contracts in popular music, marking the beginning of the band's journey to international fame..
  • Phil Woods, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" ; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), who died of emphysema at 83.
  • The Grinder: Season 1 is released. After eight years of playing a lawyer on television, Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe) moves to Idaho where his brother (Fred Savage)--who is an actual lawyer--is set to take over the family law firm from their father (William Devane).
  • Grandfathered: Season 1 is released. Bachelor Jimmy Martino (John Stamos) is surprised to learn he has a grown son (Josh Peck) with a young daughter.
  • Jotun for PC is released. Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods.
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VII for PC is released. The story takes place during a war of succession. The Empress’ murder has left a realm in flames with many ambitious rivals ready to take the throne by force. The Duke Ivan then brings together a prestigious council of six trusted advisers to restore order and end the conflict that set ablaze Ashan’s lands.
  • 80 Days (2015) for PC is released. 1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.
  • NBA Live 16 for PlayStation 4 is released. LIVE Pro-Am is a fast-paced way to Rise Together with your friends. Pro-Am features LIVE Run and Summer Circuit, two online multiplayer modes that let you compete on iconic indoor and outdoor courts across North America. Play 5-on-5 street ball in LIVE Run. Meet NBA greats on the courts that made them famous in Summer Circuit.
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II for PlayStation 4 is released. Naomasa Ii appears as a playable character for the first time, and the various personalities of the age are explored in more depth in Story Mode, which is now focused on individual characters.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 for PlayStation 4 is released. THPS 5 offers a new take on combo-driven skateboarding, the most advanced Pro Skater online multiplayer experience in a Tony Hawk game, and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat.
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night for PlayStation Vita is released. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a story-driven music game of Persona 4, developed by ATLUS. Replacing the RPG elements are dance battles that challenge players' dexterity and accuracy as they tap out re-mixes of fan-favorite themes and brand new music tracks.

On this day in 2014

  • Jonathan Le, Instagram Star, born in United States.
  • Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), who died of liver cancer at 64.
  • Palme was released by Gunnar Örn Tynes. The Icelandic singer-songwriter worked with Gunnar Orn Tynes of mum and Skuli Sverrisson on her fourth full-length release.
  • The Weird and Wonderful was released by The Marmozets. The debut full-length release for the British alternative rock quintet formed by two set of siblings was produced by Larry Hibbitt.
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments for PC is released. It is now your turn to truly become Sherlock Holmes and lead your own investigation--actually, your investigations, as 8 captivating cases await you in Crimes & Punishments! Murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts, and other investigations will bring you to the cutting edge of the detective written in the pure tradition of Conan Doyle's novels. Each case offers real freedom to players, who will have to make important moral choices instead of simply enforcing justice by the book. All decisions have an influence in the game, so bear the weight of your choices!
  • Outland for PC is released. Outland puts players in the middle of a world of balance and chaos where their efforts allow them to bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. Each player's adventure will take them between light and darkness and force them to adapt to an ever-changing world. This light versus dark core gameplay is inspired by the arcade classic Ikaruga.
  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King for PC is released. The 3rd of three large-scale DLC additions to the Dark Souls II game includes new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons and armor. In this third DLC, players find themselves in a world shining bright with the glow of treacherous ice.
  • Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan.

On this day in 2013

  • 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria.
  • Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone at the age of 28 weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California.
  • Betrayal: Season 1 is released. This soapy, Chicago-set drama centers on a woman (Hannah Ware) who begins an affair with an attorney (Stuart Townsend), only to learn that he will be opposing her husband (another attorney, played by Chris Johnson) in an upcoming high-profile murder trial. James Cromwell, Wendy Moniz, and Henry Thomas also star for former ER producer David Zabel. The first season will consist of just 13 episodes.  
  • Hello Ladies: Season 1 is released. Stephen Merchant (Life's Too Short) stars in this HBO comedy about a tall and awkward Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles.
  • Homeland: Season 3 is released. The incident from the end of season two causes major changes for Carrie, Saul, Brody, and his family. New cast members this season include playwright Tracy Letts.
  • Masters of Sex: Season 1 is released. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as pioneering human sexuality researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in a 1950s-set drama based on a book by Thomas Maier.
  • Full Bore for PC is released. A block puzzler with an exploratory twist, Full Bore throws the player into an open world filled with crumbling mines, arcane ruins, and technological wonders with only curiosity to lead the way.Full Bore is packed to the brim with secrets and hidden rooms, because in a world of blocks, puzzles could be anywhere.Full Bore is coming to Windows and Linux PCs this Summer!
  • L. C. Greenwood, American football player, who died from kidney failure at 67.


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