The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game
developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony, released for the
PlayStation 3 worldwide on June 14, 2013. Players control Joel (Troy
Baker), a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenager, Ellie (Ashley
Johnson), across a post-apocalyptic United States. In third-person
perspective, players use firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth to
defend against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a
mutated Cordyceps fungus. Up to eight players may engage in cooperative
and competitive gameplay online. The game received universal acclaim for
its narrative, gameplay, visual and sound design, characterization, and
depiction of female characters. The month of its release, it was the
PlayStation 3’s fastest-selling game that year: over 1.3 million units
within a week, and over 3.4 million within three weeks. It won year-end
accolades, including many Game of the Year awards, and is considered to
be one of the greatest video games of all time. An enhanced edition, The
Last of Us Remastered, was released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, and a
sequel, The Last of Us Part II, was announced in 2016.
Today’s selected anniversaries:
Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of Vietnam’s Trần
dynasty destroyed most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at
The Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes
design for the flag of the United States (pictured).
In a paper presented to the Royal Astronomical Society, English
mathematician Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine, an
automatic, mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial
Second World War: The British Army abandoned its attempt to
capture the German-occupied city of Caen.
The Vatican formally abolished its 427-year-old list of
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
1. (dated) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
2. (figuratively) Any absurd medley.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I think the big problem this country has is being politically
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