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Romancing SaGa 2 Remake Preorders - PC Version Discounted For Limited Time

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 09:01
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Square Enix has been slowly revitalizing the SaGa series over the past few years, and the RPG franchise's next big release is Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven. The game is a ground-up remake of Romancing SaGa 2, which originally launched on the Super Famicom in 1993. An HD port of the original was also released in 2017, but this new remake version reimagines the game in full 3D and overhauls the battle system to match the new "timeline" system featured in recent titles like SaGa Emerald Beyond. There are also a few quality of life updates to make the game more approachable for new players, including new difficulty options.

Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven launches on October 24 for PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, and preorders are available now. You can preorder a Steam key for $42.49 at Green Man Gaming with promo code JUNE15.

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Deluxe Art Book Gets Big Launch-Day Discount At Amazon

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 07:32

Like every video game, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was built on a foundation of art that helped inform its design. Developer Insomniac Games has put its own spin on the iconic superhero, and if you're interested in getting to peek behind the curtain to learn about the development of the excellent spider-sequel, then you'll want to grab the brand-new book The Art of Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Published by Dark Horse, the official art book released today (June 18), and you can save big on the deluxe collector's version, shown below, at Amazon.

Save $20 on deluxe edition at Amazon

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Looney Tunes: Wacky World Of Sports Preorders Live Now For Switch, PS5, And Xbox

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 07:10
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This week's Nintendo Direct was packed with announcements, but one of the most unexpected was the reveal of Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports, which is slated to launch this fall for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

The zany Looney Tunes sports games of the '90s were pretty enjoyable, and it's been a long time since a proper Looney Tunes sports game released in North America. The most recent iteration, Galactic Sports, was a Vita exclusive that never made it out of PAL regions, so it's nice to see a new family-friendly arcade sports game in the pipeline.

Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports will feature a collection of mini-games based on basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis, but with unique gameplay twists like powerups and special moves. The game includes solo and multiplayer modes, and each player will be able to control iconic Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more. Unsurprisingly, Wacky World of Sports is reminiscent of Mario sports games, such as the Wii's Mario Sports Mix and 3DS' Mario Sports Superstars as well the entries on Switch: Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mario Tennis Aces, and Mario Strikers: Battle League.

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Game Of Thrones Spin-off A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms Shares First Image, Adds Cast

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 06:56

House of the Dragon Season 2 has only just begun, but the next chapter in the Game of Thrones franchise is already underway. The next series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, is based on George R.R. Martin's Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas and takes place between House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones. Now that the show is in production, HBO has shared the first image from the series.

The image features Peter Claffey, who was cast earlier this year as Ser Duncan the Tall. Dexter Sol Ansell will play Egg, Duncan's squire, whose real name is Aegon Targaryen. The novellas explored Dunk and Egg's first meeting and how the former was given permission to serve and protect the future ruler of the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

HBO has also announced that Finn Bennett will co-star in the series as Aerion Targaryen, alongside Bertie Carvel as Baelor Targaryen, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle, Daniel Ings as Ser Lyonel Barotheon, and Sam Spruell as Maekar Targaryen. Additionally, Sarah Adina Smith and Owen Harris will each direct three of the first season's six total episodes.

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Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Preorders Are Live - Bonuses, Deals, And More

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 06:36
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The Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake finally got a release date during the latest Nintendo Direct. The updated version of the classic RPG hits Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 14, and preorders are available now on all platforms. PC players can save $9 on Steam keys at Green Man Gaming with promo code JUNE15.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake Preorder Bonus

If you grab Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake ahead of launch, you’ll receive the Trouble-Free Travel Kit, which includes helpful in-game items.

Preorder Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake standard edition $60

The Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake standard edition includes the base game, plus the Trouble-Free Travel Kit if you preorder. You can preorder physical copies for Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X at Amazon and Best Buy. Digital preorders are also available on console and on PC via Steam.

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In addition to the standard edition, there’s also a Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake Collector’s Edition available for preorder exclusively at Sqaure-Enix’s online store. The $200 box set includes:

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Ghostbuster II Paved The Way For Everything We Hate About Sequels Now

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 06:35

1984 was an incredible year for movies, and Ghostbusters is arguably the best from that year. It gave us an enchanting alternate reality and has spawned five films, two animated television series, a bunch of documentaries, and so many toys. So why does it always feel like the subsequent movies we get are a pale imitation of the original? The first sequel, Ghostbusters II, was an early hint that things were never going to work out quite the same way again, and looking back on it from 2024, it feels like the kind of studio-run, bean-counted project that we expect to see in theaters even today.

The first Ghostbusters was an accident

The original film we got, an almost perfect mix of science-fiction, horror, and comedy, was not the Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd had in mind when he first envisioned the project. The original script, set in 2012, had multiple teams of "ghost smashers" traveling between planets and dimensions. The Ecto-1 car was a black vehicle that could disappear. The original cast would have included not just Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, but also John Belushi as Peter Venkman. Belushi's passing forced a recast. Eddie Murphy was considered for Winston before Ernie Hudson stepped in. Both John Candy and Sandra Bernhard turned down the roles of Louis Tully and Janine Melnitz, respectively. Candy wanted to give Tully a German accent and a pair of dogs. Even New York City didn't play a huge role in the original idea, as the team was to be based out of a New Jersey gas station The script underwent extensive rewrites by Aykroyd, Ramis, and director Ivan Reitman to turn it into the movie we know today. Even then, the movie was on such a tight schedule that prints with unfinished visual effects were sent to theaters.

Ghostbusters is such a huge movie that it's basically a part of American culture at this point--. But the pieces that fit together so perfectly came out of necessity, budget control, and improvisation.

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The Legend Of Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch Lite Will Release Alongside Echoes Of Wisdom

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 06:03

The latest Nintendo Direct was filled with game reveals, including a look at upcoming entries for popular franchises like Mario, Metroid, and Zelda. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, a new top-down adventure starring Zelda (finally!), is set to release on September 26. To commemorate the new Zelda game, Nintendo is releasing a special-edition Switch Lite on the same day. There's no word yet on when preorders will go live, but we'll make sure to update this article as soon as they do. Price hasn't been revealed either, though last year's Animal Crossing-themed Switch Lite bundle--which is still in stock at Walmart--retailed for $200.

We'd expect this to be a hot commodity, so preorders will likely sell out fast. That means you'll need to reserve a unit as soon as possible if you want to have it in your hands while playing Echoes of Wisdom at launch.

The Hyrule Edition Nintendo Switch Lite is gold with black button and analog sticks. On the back, you'll find the Hylian Crest, while the front is adorned with a tiny Triforce below the right analog stick.

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House of the Dragon Showrunner Explains Why Blood And Cheese Scene Was Changed

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 05:45

Readers of George R. R. Martin's Fire & Blood were well-aware that House of the Dragon Season 2 would have to include the infamous Blood and Cheese sequence. The scene in question may not be quite as shocking as Martin's Red Wedding, as seen in Game of Thrones, but it's definitely one of the most brutal moments in the book. Now, House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal is opening up about why the show made certain changes to the scene.

Warning: the following contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of House of the Dragon. If you haven't seen the episode or don't want to know what's in it, stop reading now.

In the context of the episode, Blood (Sam C. Wilson) is a member of the City Watch who is loyal to Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), while Cheese (Mark Stobbart) is a rat catcher who knows his way around the royal palace. Daemon hires this pair of unlikely assassins to find and assassinate his nephew, Prince Aemond (Ewan Mitchell). And when they can't locate Aemond, Blood and Cheese settle for killing Prince Jaehaerys, the young son of King Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney).

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Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Release Date Window, New Villain, And Everything We Know

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 05:45

It has been more than 15 years since the Nintendo Wii got Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, bringing a supposed end to Samus Aran's first-person adventures. However, Metroid Prime 4 was announced in 2017, instantly becoming one of the Nintendo Switch's most anticipated games despite fans only knowing the name and the logo. In the years since, we have heard very little about the game's progress, though it now appears to be on track for a 2025 release again. Here is what we know about Metroid Prime 4 so far.

Table of Contents [hide]Release date

Nintendo has not revealed a specific release date for Metroid Prime 4, but it has narrowed it down to a release window. At the June 2024 Nintendo Direct, the company showed a new trailer that debuted the new title, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, and announced it's coming in 2025. Prior to that, Nintendo had simply stating that the game was "in development" during E3 2017 before later offering an apology for the wait back in 2019, and then subsequently missing that window as well.

What we know so far

In the grand scheme of things, the real answer is "almost nothing," but there are a few things we've come to understand about Metroid Prime 4's development.

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Metroid Prime 4: The Series' Story So Far

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 05:00

Metroid Prime 4 has finally been given a proper unveiling, now renamed Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and with an announced release planned for 2025. With the long-awaited release finally on its way, it's worth taking a look back at the story of the other Prime games. And for more, be sure to check out all the biggest Nintendo Direct announcements.

It’s been more than five years now since Nintendo shockingly revealed it was restarting development on Metroid Prime 4. In that span of time, the company has announced and released two high-profile Metroid games for Switch in Metroid Dread and Metroid Prime Remastered, keeping the series in the spotlight.

Although we currently know very little about the story of Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, one thing we can infer is that it will go in a different direction from previous titles. The first three installments in the Metroid Prime saga all revolved around Phazon, a mysterious radioactive substance capable of destroying the galaxy. Over the course of the original trilogy, Samus traveled to multiple planets afflicted by the mutagen to eliminate the corrupting substance and prevent it from falling into Space Pirate hands, culminating in a climactic confrontation against recurring nemesis Dark Samus on the Phazon homeworld.

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Official Xbox Controllers Get Significant Discounts At Amazon And Walmart

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:28

The official Xbox Wireless Controller isn't just one of the most versatile and reliable gamepads on the market, it's also one of the most colorful that you can wrap your hands around. Several of the more vibrant designs are on sale, and if you've been looking to grab a spare controller, now is a great time to check out the deals below. Available through Amazon and Walmart, you can save almost $20 on models like the well-camouflaged Arctic Camo, an extremely green variant, the eye-catching Shock Blue edition, and more.

Xbox Pulse Red, Velocity Green, and Shock Blue controllers

Arctic Camo -- $47 ($70)

Velocity Green -- $47 ($65)

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Save $400 On LG UltraGear OLED Gaming Monitor At Amazon

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:20

The LG 27-Inch UltraGear OLED Gaming Monitor is currently available for its lowest price ever, letting you add it to your battlestation for just $597 (down from $1,000). That's over $400 off its regular price--and with previous discounts only knocking it down by a few hundred bucks, this is a great time to finally upgrade your monitor.

LG 27-Inch UltraGear OLED Gaming Monitor $597 (was $1,000)

Offering a 2560 x 1440 resolution, brilliant OLED display, and blistering fast 240Hz refresh rate, this UltraGear monitor is a great companion for gaming. Toss in a 0.03ms response time, support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium, and inputs for both HDMI and DisplayPort, and you've got a well-rounded centerpiece for your game room.

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As you'd expect, the monitor looks every bit as premium as its price tag suggests, with ultra-thin bezels and plenty of adjustment options to get the right viewing angle for your setup. It's normally a bit overpriced at $1,000, but at less than $600, it's a great option for anyone seeking a premium display.

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Report On A24's Friday The 13th Series Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Turmoil

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:18

There hasn't been a new Friday the 13th movie since 2009, but Peacock's prequel series, Crystal Lake, was slated to revive the franchise. Indie studio A24 untangled the complicated rights situation and lined up Bryan Fuller and Jim Danger Gray to serve as co-showrunners. But just a few weeks before production was supposed to begin, Fuller and Gray were fired and the future of Crystal Lake became murky. Now, a new report sheds some light on where Crystal Lake went wrong.

The Wrap has an extensive account of what happened, and two dueling narratives have emerged. One narrative shifts the blame to Fuller and Gray for a ballooning budget and delays in the writing process, while the other points the finger at mismanagement from A24. The only things that both sides seem to agree about is that bad decisions were made and that there was a lot of conflict between the showrunners and the executives.

The Wrap's sources contend that there are four writers that worked on the series each still owed $100,000, while also noting that the studio refused to open a formal writer's room in violation of last year's new WGA contract. Conversely, other sources The Wrap spoke with argue that because Fuller and Gray weren't producing scripts on time, it set the project back and had a domino effect on the show's budget. There are even back-and-forth arguments about whether A24 tried to shortchange the series that had been budgeted for approximately $85 million for the season.

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House Of The Dragon Season 2 Viewership Is Way Down Compared To Season 1 Premiere

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:05

House of the Dragon returned for its second season on June 16, and while the season premiere was down significantly over Season 1's premiere in 2022, the show helped lift Max to its biggest day ever.

House of the Dragon Season 2, Episode 1 reached 7.8 million viewers on HBO and Max on Sunday, June 16, which is down 22% against the 10 million people who watched the series debut in 2022.

Although Season 2's premiere was down in a big way, it still helped Max have its "biggest streaming day ever," according to Warner Bros. Discovery (via Variety). This wasn't necessarily a big surprise, though, given that Max expanded to a major new market, Europe, back in May, and House of the Dragon Season 2 was the first major new release for Max since then.

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Borderlands Director Responds To Guardians of the Galaxy Comparisons

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:54

Director Eli Roth responded to comparisons between his upcoming Borderlands adaptation and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. In an interview with Total Film, Roth acknowledged similarities between the projects, explaining, "I was very conscious of not remaking Guardians. [Audiences will] see the movie and recognize its unique approach."

Borderlands, adapted from the popular video game series by Gearbox Software, features an ensemble cast including Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, and Jack Black, set in a post-apocalyptic world. The storyline follows Lilith (Blanchett) as she returns to Pandora with the help of a ragtag bunch of misfits to locate the daughter of the universe's most powerful man. On paper, it shares similarities with Marvel's space opera Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, and it's a comparison that was further prompted by early trailers and first looks like the one you can watch below.

While Roth acknowledges the inevitability of comparisons in the family-friendly sci-fi genre, the clip above suggests Borderlands leans towards a tone similar to Suicide Squad, prioritizing comedy over action. Known for his work in films like Hostel and The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Roth told Total Film his aim is to transcend traditional expectations of video game adaptations. "I don't want audiences to think, 'That was a good video-game movie,'" Roth said. "I want them to say, 'That was a really fun science-fiction film, period.'"

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Fallout 76 - How To Start The Vault 63 Quest In Skyline Valley

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:50

Skyline Valley is at the center of the 17th season in Fallout 76. It features a new map region to explore, fresh cosmetics, weapons, gear, and more. However, what players will spend most of their time doing in Skyline Valley is completing the Vault 63 quest.

Vault 63 was previously locked in Fallout 76 until the Skyline Valley update came along. Now, players can complete a questline to find out the location of the vault and meet the residents inside. Below, you can see exactly how to start the Vault 63 questline in Fallout 76.

Beginning the Vault 63 Questline in Fallout 76Skyline Valley is unlike any other region in Appalachia.

First and foremost, there is one primary requirement you need to meet before you're even able to begin the questline associated with Skyline Valley. You need to be level 25 before you can receive the quest that leads to Vault 63 in Fallout 76. If you don't meet the level threshold, then you won't be able to accept or complete the Vault 63 questline. For those of you who are under level 25, I suggest playing through the main story, completing side quests, and participating in Public Events to gain XP rapidly.

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Gets Eight New Costumes In Free Update Today

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:47

For the crimefighter who likes to look good while saving the day, a few new outfits are now available in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Eight new suits have been added as part of a free update, including four legacy suits from previous games and four new costumes designed in collaboration with Kid Super, Rina Sawayama, Vini Jr., and Lando Norris. This brings the number of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 costumes up to 89 unique looks so far.

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The more recognizable outfits include the Last Stand and Into the Spider-Verse suits for Peter Parker. For his Spider-Verse costume, you can enable the Film Style Animation mode via visual settings to make Spidey look even more like Peter B. Parker. Miles Morales can wear the Uptown Pride and Animated suits, and each one can be changed up with additional colors.

For the fresh threads, Peter's Fluro gear is inspired by racing, has carbon-fiber textures, and even includes a helmet. The Motorchic suit makes Spidey look like a biker, as it wraps him up in a leather jacket, studs, and heavy-duty boots. Miles has a unique selection with his Metro suit--the puffer jacket even has web-like stitching--and the Ginga suit is described as a love letter to Brazil and soccer, which is the number one sport in that nation.

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Lord Of The Rings 4K Blu-Ray Steelbook Collection Is Back In Print, Preorders Live At Amazon

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:43

Even after 20 years, The Lords of the Rings trilogy is still the gold standard for fantasy, and if you're looking to rewatch those cinematic masterpieces, you won't want to miss out on the reprinting of the out-of-stock steelbook collection. While you can easily find the Middle-earth film trilogy on Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray, this particular set is aimed at collectors, as it comes with a nice slipcase and large steelbook cases that house three discs each. As you can see below, it's a very pretty set. You can preorder the region-free collection now for $170 at Amazon ahead of its August 9 release.

The Lord of the Rings 4K Blu-ray Collection Preorder at Amazon

Currently priced at $170, this film collection combines the theatrical cuts of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King with their meatier extended cuts. If you only caught the regular editions of the films, then you'll want to prepare yourself for the bladder-straining odyssey of the trilogy in this format, as they contain more content in comparison. Blu-rays typically receive discounts prior to release, and if you preorder now, you'll get the set for the lowest price offered until your order ships.

Other key changes include new editing, additional special effects, and more music added to these cuts. Fellowship of the Ring is extended by around 30 minutes, The Two Towers is 44 minutes longer, and The Return of the King will make you regret drinking that soda when you sit through an additional 51 minutes of extra footage.

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Fallout Collab Arrives In Call Of Duty: MW3 And Warzone This Week

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:42

Season 4 of Call of Duty continues with a new collaboration with the Fallout franchise, bringing the iconic vault dweller suits and a Fallout-themed event to Modern Warfare 3, Warzone, and Warzone Mobile.

As previously leaked by data miners, Soap, Ghost, Captain Price, and Gaz of MW3's Task Force 141 are all suited up in the iconic blue vault dweller suits from Fallout. The entire crew is bundled together in the Tracer Pack: Fallout Vault Dweller Bundle, which features over 15 items, including two Fallout-themed weapon blueprints. This shop bundle is available on June 20, and the skins can be previewed in the new Call of Duty trailer shared below.

Without dropping any cash, players can take part in the Fallout: Vault Dwellers in-game event from June 20-June 26. The event rewards include Fallout-themed cosmetic items, such as the New California Republic large decal, a Nuka-Cola Caps emblem, a Nuka-Cola weapon charm, and a Nuka-Cola Quantum weapon camo.

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Release Date Window, Characters, Gameplay, And More

Game News - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 03:39

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is the latest addition to BioWare's iconic fantasy RPG franchise and is slated for release in 2024. The upcoming game is the fourth entry in the Dragon Age game series, and picks up where its predecessor--2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition--left off.

First revealed in 2020 (after being teased during 2018's The Game Awards), the game was initially referred to as Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, but had its title changed a few days before BioWare released the game's official cinematic trailer and a 20-minute gameplay reveal in June 2024. Though there are still plenty of questions surrounding the highly anticipated RPG, the release of both trailers suggests that, as the game's Fall 2024 release date approaches, BioWare is finally ready to pull back the veil on The Veilguard and show players what kind of experience they can expect when the game launches. Interested in learning more about your next adventure in Thedas? Here's everything we know about Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

Table of Contents [hide]When is Dragon Age: The Veilguard coming out?

Although BioWare has yet to provide a specific launch date, recent trailers have confirmed that The Veilguard's release date is planned for sometime in Fall 2024.

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