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Monday May 15th, 2023 night edition

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In little more than a year, Elden Ring has sold approximately 20.5 million copies.

That’s according to an investor report spotted by a ResetEra forum user (via Eurogamer ).

“Repeat sales of existing titles such as Elden Ring were strong, especially overseas, [with] worldwide sales reaching 20.5 million,” Bandai Namco writes in the document.

In just 18 days, Bandai Namco sold more than 12 million copies of the action RPG.

Pretty good for a game that was expected to sell about 4 million copies in five days.

The ongoing strong performance of Elden Ring bodes well for FromSoftware’s next game, Armored Core VI .

When it arrives this August , the title will be the first entry in the Armored Core series in nearly a decade. »

Shooting in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A shooting sparked by a dispute inside a business left one person dead and four wounded in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, authorities said Sunday.

Officers were called to the shooting about 11 p.m. Saturday, Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said in a news release.

Two men and two women were found wounded in one location and taken to a hospital, Smiley said. »

Platypuses return to Sydney's Royal National Park after disappearing for decades

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Platypuses have been relocated to the Royal National Park in Sydney, after they disappeared from the park's waterways about 50 years ago.

"Royal National Park is Australia's oldest national park and I am pleased this historic reintroduction will help re-establish a sanctuary for this iconic species," she said.

The platypuses have received veterinary health checks and have been fitted with transmitters, so they can be closely monitored in their new environment. »

Truckers Threaten Ron DeSantis With Florida Boycott Over Migrant Crackdown

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Latin American truck drivers are reportedly planning a service boycott of Florida in response to Governor Ron DeSantis's new legislation concerning migrants.

A call for truckers to boycott the state of Florida in response to new laws targeting undocumented immigrants is growing on social media.

In one of the videos, Newsweek was able to translate some of what was said: "Truckers, don't enter the state of Florida. »

Lukashenko does not appear at Belarusian National Flag Day celebration

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Self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko did not appear at the celebration of the Day of the State Flag, State Emblem and National Anthem of Belarus on 14 May following the news of his deteriorating health.

Details: It is noted that Lukashenko did not appear at the ceremony of honouring the national flag, emblem and anthem, which took place on 14 May at State Flag Square in Minsk.

A day earlier, after a long absence from the public eye, Lukashenko visited the presidential clinic in Drozdy on Saturday. »