[Daily article] July 15: God of War III

God of War III is a third person action-adventure video game released in
2010 for the PlayStation 3 console, with a remastered version released
for PlayStation 4 on July 14, 2015. The player controls Kratos, the
former God of War, who was betrayed by his father Zeus. Reigniting the
War of the Titans, Kratos ascends Mount Olympus and battles monsters,
gods, and Titans in a quest to open Pandora’s Box, defeat Zeus, and end
the reign of the Olympian Gods. The gameplay focuses on combo-based
combat and features quick time events to defeat stronger enemies and
bosses. The game also features magical attacks, puzzles, and platforming
elements. Critically acclaimed upon release, it won several awards,
including “Most Anticipated Game of 2010” and “Best PS3 Game” at the
2009 and 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, respectively, and the “Artistic
Achievement” award at the 2011 British Academy of Film and Television
Arts Video Game Awards. It is the best-selling game in the God of War
series and ninth among all PlayStation 3 games, with nearly 5.2 million
copies sold worldwide.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1799:

French soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien,
near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.

1815:

Aboard HMS Bellerophon, Napoleon surrendered to Royal Navy
Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end the Napoleonic Wars.

1910:

In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gave a name to
Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.

1959:

Five hundred thousand American steelworkers went on strike,
closing nearly every steel mill in the country.

1997:

American serial killer Andrew Cunanan gunned down fashion
designer Gianni Versace in Miami, Florida.

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

dollop:
1. (transitive) To apply haphazardly in generous lumps or scoops.
2. (intransitive) To drip in a viscous form.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  We know that the Jews were prohibited from investigating the
future. The Torah and the prayers instruct them in remembrance, however.
This stripped the future of its magic, to which all those succumb who
turn to the soothsayers for enlightenment. This did not imply, however,
that for the Jews the future turned into homogeneous empty time. For
every second of time was the strait gate through which the Messiah might
enter.  
–Walter Benjamin

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