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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review

  • Kostas 24/01/2015

    @p3r02d3r0 For the price -today- sure the performance is just about where it should be. However i am quite certain that in less than a year from now the card is going to strive to maintain its performance. 2GB for a card of this performance level is simply very low. It should have come with 3GB and call it a day.

    Also, while i am not much for sheer numbers that 128bit buffer is troubling. I thought that my own GTX 650 ti boost would have little problems with its 192bit buffer but i have seen in several ocasions that its "starving" and performance drops are frequent and non-sense.

    I just do not believe that this card will hold out very long. I reckon a replacement is already in order for it.
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  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • Kostas 18/01/2015

    @Riprock For me UN squadron and R-Type 3 were the absolute best the SNES had to offer in terms of side scrolling or top down shooters. Reply +5
  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • Kostas 17/01/2015

    @mannyYearsAgo I am not wrong, the game is unfair on purpose because like most games of the arcade nature of their time were unfair because they needed you to keep feeding them coins. Ghouls and ghosts arcade was arguably even more unfair though it did play much better.

    Super Ghouls and Ghosts and Demons Crest on the SNES (brother games) were insanely difficult but not really unfair. Slightly so...yes but generaly speaking they were quite fair. Because they gave you everything you needed to tackle every situation ahead of you with minimal hassle provided you were competent.
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  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    @TheSensationalSean Same, i like it when a game has a set of rules and everything in the game follow them to accomodate a gaming experience that is tight and to the point.

    It also makes a game "hard" without gimmicks or unfair situations. Look at the original Ghosts and Goblins for example, a very hard but unfair game. Then look at the Super Ghouls and Ghosts which while hard as nails is an infinitely better game and much more enjoyable because it was much more fair.
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  • Assetto Corsa review

  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    @shotbyascot It is not a very demanding game. Any mid range PC from 3 years ago will be able to run this quite well. I should know, i have a PC this old of the mid-range category right now and the game runs fabulous with most settings turned way high at 1080p.

    What you should be asking if for a proper wheel and set-up to -really- get into the experience. I know a guy who litteraly has a PC in a room stuck with a racing seat and a pro-wheel just for this game and experience is like nothing i have ever experienced before from a simulator.
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  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series at its approachable best

  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    I like the premise of the game a lot but i was never able to get into it. Since the PS2 days, i could never get into the game. PSP the same, Wii the same, 3DS the same...i guess its one of those games that you simply have to appreciate they exist but you will never get the chance to ever get to grips with them. Reply 0
  • Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy headed to Wii U eShop

  • Kostas 14/01/2015

    @Jazzy_Geoff The only advantage you gain is that those games launch from the WiiU menu without you having to go into wii-mode and that you may use the U gamepad with any of the games that can use the wii pro-controller.

    In Metroid prime trilogy case i do not know if the two original games support GC/Pro controller options because if they do then you will be able to use the normal U gamepad with them.

    Metroid prime 3 is something entirely different and thus you will wave stuff in from of your screen or gamepad in order to play it properly in whatever mode.
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  • This third-party Wii U GameCube controller adapter works with PC, too

  • Kostas 14/01/2015

    @Plankton1975 My personal feelings is that the GC controller is the greatest controller ever made thus far. It feels natural in the hand, it excels in many genres (though it falls flat in others) and so far it is the ONLY controller that has given me zero cramps no matter how long i was holding it.

    It is still true today when i game sometimes on my Wii with it, it just melds in your hands like it is not there. I know that this is quite subjective due to everyone having different hands but for me i felt this way from the moment i lay my hands on it. Still has not been surpassed by anything else.
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  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • Kostas 10/01/2015

    For me Wii U is an absolute beast of a machine. Not from a horsepower perspective of course but of what it can actually offer. Lets make a quick run down of what can actually be achieved on WiiU right now.

    1. It is the absolute machine for EVERYTHING nintendo and/or being an emulation machine as it can house actually anything and everything from any home console that came before it.

    2. It is the fastest and most simple when it comes to gaming. You get in and you get out of games in the blink of an eye (or so to speak).

    3. Ta controller allows for many games and many more genres that are typically only PC territory and even then it can offer more. Just take a look atn Deus Ex 3 for the WiiU which is arguably the best version of the title out there.

    4. The machine is the only one today that it is still a console. It is very simple to use, very simple to set up and the whole design of the console itself and the network screams pure gaming.

    Sure there are problems and drawbacks but for anyone asking for a true GAMING system you can not go wrong with it. It is just very sad to see it neglected by third parties when they can actually do so much with it.
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  • The Witcher 3 PC system requirements revealed

  • Kostas 07/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I thought about it but i have a non-OC friendly M/B. I can only boost it from the normal settings up to 3.6 Ghz which i believe it is going to be enough. I still believe that the I5-2500k is a powerful CPU for gaming.

    However, if i am going to upgrade i usually upgrade everything i can at the time depending on the budget available. If i am going to unscrew and fix everything from the get go again then i will be upgrading fully.

    Good thing that i only need M/B, CPU and GFX card. My RAM is plenty and fast enough as it is.
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  • Kostas 07/01/2015

    @teddy1590 Same for me though i have other overdue upgrades to be done. It is the first game i see where the minimum requirements match or exceed what i got right now.

    I have built my PC sorely around the notion of it being powerful but also not spend too much power. I guess its time for me to upgrade my aging I5-2500k and 650ti boost. I guess a 4 series intel CPU and a GTX 970 is in order.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 announced for PlayStation 4

  • Kostas 06/12/2014

    Everybody thinks that remaking FF7 is all about making it movie quality....it certainly does not have to be that way. ALL Ps1 FF games (and 7 most of all) can be remade in the same manner Final Fantasy 3 and 4 were remade for the original nintendo DS. It does not have to be grandiose. The story and characters do not allow it any longer.

    Just give us an updated look, much better writing, better orchistration in the music, polish up and streamline the gameplay and you are there. Why does something as simple as this have to be so fucking complicated for no apparent reason?
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  • "I don't want to be a part of piracy"

  • Kostas 21/11/2014

    @IronSoldier What is not serious? Pirates will always be pirates. Its a state of mind, you will NOT discourage them by trying to hunt them down or lock them off.

    Piracy is a first world problem...a first world problem that tries to force itself into the second and third world. You know where piracy is rampart? Poor countries...Yeah...shocking right? Who would have guessed it? Poor countries having very high piracy? Completely unheard of...

    Piracy is just an good scapegoat nowdays for forcing on you shit that otherwise would not happen. That is why in a few years time we will be paying exclusively 50-60-70-100 euros for fucking RENTALS.

    Yes i am blowing some steam now...
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  • Kostas 21/11/2014

    @IronSoldier Who gives a shit about pirates anyway. Pirates will -never- get anything that they can not get for free anyway. Harming legitimate consumers because of some imaginative enemy is simply idiotic.

    Just look at how EU has suffered because of this in the case of Nintendo. Games that have taken too long to release, games that flat out missed our shores, more delays and general crap that can easily be avoided but just NOT caring about what the pirates do.

    Yeah yeah i am not speaking about just leaving your doors open but for fucks sake, give it a break man. For all i care Nintendo has so many more things to catch up to and they spend HUGE ammounts of money to non existent enemies. Enough is enough already, just focus on that really matters Nintendo.
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  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • Kostas 15/11/2014

    I was always baffled as to WHY does this console sell as well as it does. It has absolutely nothing to justify its asking price...unless of course you are of the gaming crowd that only cares for COD, Assasins Creed and FIFAs. What baffles me even more is that the PS4 had nowhere near the same ammount of negativity and war like articles that the WiiU had for apparently no reason other than bait clicking and givving to fanboys a place to "duke it out" just for the hell of it.

    I just do not understand, and probably never will, the mentality of the modern gamer.
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  • Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata resumes regular work following surgery

  • Kostas 29/10/2014

    I guess Reggie did quite a number on him on that E3 Direct yes? Damn that guy is a beast. On a serious note, i hope he gets better soon. No matter how he does his job and many may even hate him (for whatever reason) he is still a person. Reply +3
  • Nintendo earnings improve, but Wii U and 3DS sales still slow

  • Kostas 29/10/2014

    @null Yeah, that seems to be the case for me too. Sometimes. Dreamcast, Gamecube, Saturn, N64 to name some. Reply +1
  • MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro with GTX 980M review

  • Kostas 27/10/2014

    While this thing is a beast i can not find somebody who would really want this. Even if you are the kind of person who travels a lot there are better traveling companions out there. Unless of course you are the kind of person who has to have his deskop level gaming PC with them all the time then i see no reason for its existence at this price point.

    For this kind of money i can have a fairly great desktop gaming PC AND a good enough gaming laptop at the same time OR as someone already said he can have a gaming PC, several consoles and a good smartphone to boot and then with the change you can have a good months provisions for the house to boot.

    I like all things high tech but this thing i just do not see the benefits of getting one for this kind of cash.
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  • Spec Analysis: Alienware Alpha

  • Kostas 22/10/2014

    @chrismikehunt Not only bang for buck but also thermals and accoustics. I have a proper LAN box chasis which is of course big and heavy but it is nigh silent and the thermals are even more impressive. All this while it never draws more than 200 Watt at load. Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • Kostas 16/10/2014

    @Himitsu This situation was a known one for the last three years. Nobody wanted Bayonetta 2 and Platinum games were saying time and again that Bayo 2 was dead in the water and that the game is unlikely to ever see the light of day because nobody wanted it.

    It was the only way. Bayo 2 was on "sale" for quite a while. Nobody cared. Not the companies, not the fanboys, no one...except Nintendo of course. Now that she showed the interest and threw the money suddenly everyone "hates" on Nintendo for underhanded tactics.
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  • Kostas 14/10/2014

    @pleshy Exactly that. A title existing somewhere will always have more chances for you playing it that never existing in the first place.

    Besides it is NOT necessary to get the game -now-. You can get it next year, two years after or even ten years after if you so desire. Why must you have to have something -now- and if you do then you are going to have to put up and pay.

    For instance i have already decided that my games for October will be this one (of course) and SMT IV on the 3ds. Do you even realise how many games i have decided to skip and get them some other time in favour of something else?

    Choices, choices man. Choice is good.
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  • Kostas 14/10/2014

    @Himitsu You do realise that when you invest in something you expect to get something out of it right? Reply +2
  • Bayonetta 2 demo is out now

  • Kostas 11/10/2014

    I can not be mistaken here...i just witnessed a demon finger going into Jeannes corporeal anus...or am i just delusional? Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

  • Kostas 28/09/2014

    @SBandy Same for me. Screen tear is completely unacceptable for me. I have sold games again and again if i notice enough screen tear to make my eyes misserable.

    I will take -any- kind of hit for a game to have absolute V-sync. That is how i feel about it.
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  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • Kostas 19/09/2014

    @thevillagedrunk To give main-line games for the new 3DS only is a complete and total suicide. Secondary games (like Xenoblade Chronicles 3d) are all the machine needs to help people upgrade should they want any of those secondary titles.

    To make a Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, whatever for the new machine only is like craping on everyones face and will quicly lose consumer good will. People are already confused by Wii and WiiU and it looks like the same is about to happen with this new 3DS. Its a new machine only its not. Weird.
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  • Bloodborne release date confirmed

  • Kostas 18/09/2014

    I do not know how i will be getting this come February but i will be getting it eventually. Reply +3
  • Larian ponders next game as Divinity: Original Sin sells 500k

  • Kostas 14/09/2014

    @shruteshkumar It just clears them up a bit, the size remains the same unfortunately. Reply 0
  • Kostas 14/09/2014

    @Seafort PC gamers game just fine on their TV's just fine, myself included. Missing such an important design scheme is problematic for anyone with a higher than 24" monitor/TV.

    It completely blows my mind that such things are an issue in the year 2014. We are nearing 2k-4k-8k display resolutions and we still have issues for fonts? FONTS? Seriously?
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  • Kostas 13/09/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil I game on my 40" TV four meters away and i simply can not see jack. Reply 0
  • Kostas 13/09/2014

    @null It cannot sell waaaaay more because the game has a serious issue with fonds. I bought the game and since i play on my TV the game is simply unplayable because all text is unreadable.

    The game is simply optimised for monitors up to 24", anything bigger than that and you cant see jack. It was the same problem with the Dragon Knight saga and it is the same issue here.

    I have the game sitting in my disk without having a mod or update of a sort to be able to enjoy it. All this in the year 2014...
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  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • Kostas 10/09/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior I just do not understand why anyone would pick a PS4 over an XBone and especially a WiiU at this moment. Surely it can not be simply the next installment of FIFA or some obscure title.

    No, i simply believe that people got in the hype. Thats it. One thing Sony always did right and better than anybody else in this bussiness. Other than that i do not see other logical reasons for it.

    It is both a good and a sad thing. Good because this warrants the success of the machine but at the same time sad because gamers have completely lost it and have become simple mindless "consumers" instead of being what they should (like in the older days of PS2 and even PS3).
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  • Kostas 10/09/2014

    And i still can not understand as to why PS4 is selling as well as it does. It has absolutely nothing going for it to warrant a buy. It WILL at some point but for now i just do not understand.

    Did gamers finaly succumb to the "PC master race" moto and thus are now behaving the same way as said "race"? I am just trying to find a logical reason for the sales the PS4 has made thus far especially considering that both PS2 and PS3 struggled for two years before they actually started to get going.
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  • Building a better Mega Man

  • Kostas 04/09/2014

    3ds version for me along with Gunvolt to have them both at the same place and exchange between them. Reply -1
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 delayed until October

  • Kostas 03/09/2014

    @thevillagedrunk You are lucky, i am on the other end of the spectrum. I will stop all of my gaming in order to get into the next SMT game. Yes i love them this much.

    It is completely stupid as to why the hell did it take them so long to get it going for EU. I just do not understand and can find no logical reason behind this. Then again we are talking about the same company that has forced region locking on a console that is region free for one of its games.
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  • Metal Slug 3 coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita this winter

  • Kostas 31/08/2014

    The best metal slug of them all on my Vita? Yes please! Reply 0
  • Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

  • Kostas 30/08/2014

    @aros I do not think they ever said that. They did say more powerful than a gamecube but not a Wii. At any rate i do not have the slightest idea of how they are going to fit this MASSIVE game in a 4GB cart (and no i do not believe they will go higher than that). Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • Kostas 30/08/2014

    @RSX901 While what you say has merit you also have to think that 3ds is in the market for four years now. Rather than waiting one or two years for a complete replacement i think this is a better idea to actually improve and expand the library without putting too much strain on development (cost wise) and alienating everybody again.

    I know that some people will find this as gouging but i see this as a good statement that the new 3ds is a step up from the previous model. You get everything the previous model did and then some. Four years is quite a while. I am personaly very happy to see an actual improvement of what we already know rather than a facelift.
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  • Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    What is the creature from Jeepers Creepers doing in this game? Reply +2
  • Bloodborne gets a new trailer, release window

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    Holy crap! I want this game...seriously bad! Reply +36
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    Why did they do that? Was the game supposed to never have been developed otherwise (ala Bayonetta 2) that Microsoft had to step in and save it? I do not think so. If that was the case though then more power to Microsoft but i am fairly certain that they just unloaded a huge cash bin up front to simply make the game exclusive. Reply +3
  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • Kostas 10/08/2014

    @Uberheertje kind of irrelevant considering the original sold more than one million copies and was still considered a failure. Now with Nintendo backing this up a million copies and over for such a game as an exclusive is going to be bonkers crazy.

    If it does sell however it is going to make a statement. Lets hope there are enough of us out there to get this (if you so desire). I am personaly ready.
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  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 Europe release date finally announced

  • Kostas 01/08/2014

    It took its sweet time getting here and this game was also one of the reasons i got a 3DS to begin with. Though i would have prefered to get this game on time and at the normal 40 euro rate than one and a half year later at half the price i will still get it day one because i am THAT kind of SMT junkie. There are just no enough games out there that capture its sense of dark like SMT does. Reply 0
  • New Hyrule Warriors trailer shows off its expansive cast

  • Kostas 26/07/2014

    After this video my interest in the game has increased quite a bit. At first i did not give this game a second look because i am not THAT into the Warrior type series but this one looks genuinely like something i might enjoy from time to time simply from the setting and the characters alone.

    At least this video has managed to pick my interest and make me keep an eye on it.
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  • Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

  • Kostas 20/07/2014

    @null For me music and sound in general is much more important than visuals. Visuals you can "imagine" with your mind if you really want t but you can not create music in your mind when you play.

    Super Castlevania 4 is fantastic in that regard (and i have to say all Castlevania games are except the N64 ones and Order of ecclesia) which is simply a perfect mood set.
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  • Intriguing indie Metrico gets a PlayStation Vita release date

  • Kostas 18/07/2014

    @null Do not even think for a second that i do not love the machine to bits. Much more so than the PSP which was nowhere near as good as the Vita in its respective time.

    My problem with the machine is that i buy physical copies of games most of the times (though i do have quite a bit of digital games too) so the prices are not nearly as good as those that you can find on other platforms. It does not help that the experience is simply inferior in comparison. Some less so, some heavily degraded experience (like God of War collection).

    The 3DS on the other hand has much more going for it than simply Nintendo games. Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Bravely Default, Shovelknight, Cave Story 3d, Resident Evil and many many more in addition to everything Nintendo puts out. I can see where you are coming from about Nintendo but Zelda and Fire Emblem are so good that the machine practicaly justifies the price for either of these two titles alone. The Vita in comparison has nothing of the sort.

    And i say again, it mostly irritates me that Sony herself kind of dumped the machine in its fortunes. The PSP had much more support throughout its lifespan.
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  • Kostas 17/07/2014

    @7M7 The problem with the Vita is the sheer ammount of titles it has that you can get practically everywhere else cheaper and without any kind of compromise.

    I have the machine for a little over a year now and i must say that i buy games for the Vita simply for the fact that i need something on it to justify my purchase and second that some games are just natural fits on the machine (Rayman Legends for example).

    Though i do spend quite a lot of time on the machine i have to say that i spend a hell of a lot more on my 3DS simply because that machine has gaming experiences that can not be found anywhere else and are also exclusive to the system.

    What is most troubling however is that Sony herself has reduced the status of this incredible machine into some kind of accesory for the PS4. Why? For what purpose?
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  • Divinity: Original Sin review

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    One fatal flaw...font side. Those who game on their TV will know what i mean... Reply +1
  • How strong exactly is PlayStation's 2014 line-up?

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    @null I would have to agree only if we were somehow restricted to buying only one console but as it stands we can get whatever we feel like. I recently got a WiiU with the W101 and franly speaking my money is already covered by this game alone. Do i want a multiplat title? My good enough PC will handle it with ease.

    I also do not buy the argument "what if i want only one console?". Well my friend then you are missing out BIG time and are making compromises severe enough to warrant a (gaming) felony :P Let the games themselves guide you to your buying choices, not the platforms.

    I am just confused (though i got my own idea why) as to why the PS4 does as well as it does. It just has absolutely nothing going for it at the moment and probably will stay like this througout 2014.
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  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @DrJiggles I think that is a fairly good subject to discuss and elaborate on. I personally do not understand it. I already decided for example that i will get my PS4 next year with bloodborne but until then i see nothing that makes me remotely interested in the console.

    It has a worse library or games from both the Xone and especially so the WiiU. For now at least both of these consoles offer more for your money.

    My personal take on the matter is just that people have gone into the whole bandwagon of PS4 = the most powerful machine of the three. No thought, no critical review of the console and its games/services, just went and bought the thing at a whim.
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  • Video: Playing Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @EricJohn004 Is that so? You can play 4 player in the same room under one TV with a PC? You can run the game through your PC like your console does and not stay in a cloud for you to stream? If the Bliizard/internet servers are down can you play on your PC? Can you play singleplayer on your PC with ZERO lag issues?

    The above are things that actually matter to the vast majority of gamers.If the PC version had the above then it would have been the vastly superior version. As it stands the graphics in both PS3/X360 are nearly as good and (especially on X360) run without a hitch.

    After being burned by the PC version i must have spent quite many more hours on the PS3 version in co-op with my friend...in the same room...actually enjoying the game. The PS4/Xone version is going to be a hairs breath away graphics wise from the PC version AND keep all of the above advantages so yes it is the superior version.
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