Dishonored is a 2012 stealth action-adventure video game developed by
Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released
worldwide in October 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox
360. Set in the plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall, Dishonored
follows the story of Corvo Attano, who is framed for murder and forced
to become an assassin, seeking revenge on those who conspired against
him. Susan Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher, Michael Madsen, Lena
Headey, and Chloë Grace Moretz did some of the voice work. The game is
played from a first-person perspective and emphasizes player choice,
including the choice of stealth or combat to accomplish missions.
Dishonored received generally positive reviews, focusing on the
missions' individual narratives and the wide range of mission choices.
Criticism fell on the predictability of the overarching narrative and on
problems in controlling the player's character. The game won several
awards, including the 2012 Spike Video Game award for Best Action-
Adventure Game and the 2013 BAFTA Games award for Best Game.
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Theodora, the daughter of Constantine VIII and Helena, daughter
of Alypius, became Byzantine Empress.
An intensity XI earthquake, the most powerful in Italian
history, struck the island of Sicily.
German-born British astronomer William Herschel discovered two
Uranian moons, later named, by his son, Oberon and Titania.
British forces under Lord Chelmsford invaded Zululand without
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Enver Hoxha, First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania,
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The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time the
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1. (obsolete) A snake.
2. A name loosely applied to various snakes more or less resembling the
viper; a viper.
3. (chiefly Britain) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The
common European adder is the Vipera berus. The puff adders of Africa are
species of the genus Oecobius.
4. (US, Canada) Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling the
adder, such as the milk snake.
5. The sea-stickleback or adder-fish.
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Men often oppose a thing, merely because they have had no agency
in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they
dislike. But if they have been consulted, and have happened to
disapprove, opposition then becomes, in their estimation, an
indispensable duty of self-love. They seem to think themselves bound in
honor, and by all the motives of personal infallibility, to defeat the
success of what has been resolved upon contrary to their sentiments.
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