Devil May Cry is an action game developed and published by Capcom,
released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. Although it is the first game
in the Devil May Cry series, the events in the game are second in the
series storyline's chronological order, taking place after Devil May
Cry 3: Dante's Awakening and before Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry
4. Set in modern times on the fictional Mallet Island, the story
centers on the characters Dante and Trish and their quest to confront
the demon lord Mundus. The story is told primarily through a mixture of
cutscenes, which use the game's engine and several pre-rendered full
motion videos. Devil May Cry received prominent coverage in the video
game media, high overall scores from professional reviewers, and has
sold more than two million copies. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Ottoman forces defeated the Safavids at the Battle of Chaldiran,
gaining control of eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq.
The Albert Bridge across the River Thames in London, opened.
The World Council of Churches, a worldwide Christian ecumenical
fellowship, was established.
The United Farm Workers, led by César Chávez, began the Salad Bowl
strike, the largest farmworker strike in U.S. history.
Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of 10 in Vienna,
escaped from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil after eight years in
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A garment made of a length of printed cloth wrapped about the waist
that is commonly worn by men and women in southeast Asia and the
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I never started to plow in my life
That some one did not stop in the road
And take me away to a dance
I ended up with forty acres;
I ended up with a broken fiddle —
a broken laugh, and a thousand memories,
And not a single regret.
--Edgar Lee Masters