God of War is an action-adventure game franchise. Sony's Santa Monica
Studio developed all the main entries, released on the PlayStation 2,
3, and 4 video game consoles by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The
story follows Kratos (cosplayer pictured), a Spartan warrior who was
tricked into killing his family by the Greek god of war Ares. God of War
(2005), God of War II (2007), and God of War III (2010) constitute the
original trilogy centered on vengeance; other games include Chains of
Olympus (2008) and Ghost of Sparta (2010) for the PlayStation Portable,
Betrayal (2007) for mobile phones, and Ascension (2013). A main title
based on Norse mythology, also called God of War (2018), centers on
redemption, with future games in this setting planned. The series has
received numerous awards, including Game of the Year recognitions for
the 2005 and 2018 installments. As of May 2019, the franchise has sold
over 32 million games worldwide. (This article is part of a featured
topic: God of War franchise.).
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Emerald Buddha, considered the sacred palladium of
Thailand, was installed in its current location at Wat Phra Kaew on the
grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
Governor of North Carolina William Woods Holden became the
first U.S. state governor to be removed from office through impeachment.
Second World War: British and Italian naval forces fought the
Second Battle of Sirte in the Gulf of Sidra north of Libya.
Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned from the space
station Mir aboard Soyuz TM-20 after 437 days in space, setting a record
for the longest spaceflight.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(inorganic chemistry, humorous) H₂O, water.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Nobody sings a love song quite like you do Oh, and nobody else
can make me sing along Nobody else can make me feel things are right
When I know they're wrong, Nobody sings a love song quite like you.
… Sing your song sweet music man, I believe in you.