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YouTuber John "TotalBiscuit" Bain dies aged 33

FortysixterUK

15 hours ago

I didn't realise he was so young.
Sorry to see you go dude :(
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Dark Souls Remastered has launched a day early on Steam

FortysixterUK

1 day ago

Ps4 version here I can. And unlike the PC version... No haxors!!!
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Sony: VR market growth "below expectation"

FortysixterUK

3 days ago

For PS5, I'd consider dropping VR if it's not performing in favour of hardware based backwards compatability for ps4 being built into every version of the PS5 going forwards. Give software based backwards compatability for peoples collections of original ps1 & ps2 discs.

I think PS3 would be a bit of an issue considering the console had such an odd and unique chip set.

Ps5 would, of course, need to be 4 k out of the box.
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Sony is working with AMD's Ryzen CPU tech - and PS5 is the most likely target

FortysixterUK

3 days ago

Take your time Sony. 5-7 years for the life of a console just isn't enough. A minimum of 10 years per generation would be more favourable. Think of the quality of the games in that time, how familiar the devs would be with the hardware.
As for the next generation, the console companies need to really be working on true, hardware based, backwards compatability. If you PS3 breaks down, what can you play your PS3 games discs on at the moment. The same applies to ps4. Will your game discs work on ps5?

For the games / hardware collector like myself, it means always having spare hardware sitting in your collection, or you end up with unusable piles of games.

I know this doesn't matter to the casual fifa/ cod crowd, or for those that trade in their collection when the next gen hits, but for genuine collectors, backwards compatability on a hardware level really should be a must.
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FAR: Lone Sails review - outsailing the apocalypse

FortysixterUK

4 days ago

Looks good and reads good in this review.

And I must say EG, a quality review. Well done
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Black Ops 4 battle royale could be great - but Call of Duty is no longer the trendsetter

FortysixterUK

5 days ago

Not gonna touch this with a bargepole.

For now, bye bye call of duty.

Another franchise that showed promise. I liked them all and bought them all on day one ( until the dull ww2 one) , especially the Sci fi stuff like Ghosts, advanced and infinite.

But people can't handle change it would appear, and the strongest games in the series as listed above and the modern warfare ones, appear to be where series ends for me. More dull pvp wins out this time round.
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Days Gone's E3 demo shows scant signs of life

FortysixterUK

5 days ago

Well... That reads as a general disaster then.
Shame.
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Far Cry 5 first week sales hit $310m

FortysixterUK

7 days ago

... And well deserved sales figures, excellent game. I just love endings to films and games that are.... Different.

I'm kind of hoping they go back to the old formula they used to such excellent effect in farcry 3 & 4 though. I actually preferred it, and it certainly gave more of an impression of world progress if not story progress.
But I should imagine we have a 3-4 year wait for the next one considering the first DLC isn't even out for fc5 yet!
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Early experience with Wild West Online suggests it's a shallow take on the frontier

FortysixterUK

7 days ago

Sounds like a total fail. Plus, if its enforced pvp, what's the point. There are plenty of decent mmos out the to sate your online gaming.

This game can ride off into the sunset as far as I'm concerned.
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It's official: Blighttown is fixed in Dark Souls Remastered

FortysixterUK

7 days ago

@freethinker101
A Demon Souls remaster would be amazing. Its the only game in the souls series not on current gen, it must be a consideration, but I think it would be a ps4 exclusive, as it was on PS3.
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FortysixterUK

7 days ago

Great news, it's still a fine game even with its slow down, but to be able to play it at full speed on xb1x or ps4 pro will be a real treat. Plus, I think it's out just after the Solo movie releases. What a great week!
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Treyarch defends decision to ditch single-player campaign

FortysixterUK

1 week ago

No single player, no sale.
What a stunningly arrogant decision.
Oh well, I didn't buy last years cod after being disappointed by a copy I borrowed off a friend. I won't buy this years. Cod games were good, I really liked the Sci fi stuff, especially the one that was reminiscent of wing commander ( infinite warfare?).

But the ww2 entry was just a tad lacking. And bops 4 is definitely lacking... a GAME!
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State of Decay 2 review - a soggy open-world loot-'em-up with catastrophic bugs

FortysixterUK

1 week ago

Well, I like my Xbox one and one x, I like all the consoles actually, but, it must be said, since that incredible day at E3 all those years ago
( 4 years now? ), when Microsoft teamed with EA to tell gamers they would never truly own a game on the Xbox one, could not resell them and could not lend them out, then sony got on stage and simply won
E3..... Well..... Microsoft have been on the back foot and up against the ropes ever since.

Maybe next generation will give better results. If MS actually think download only games rather than physical copies of games will ever really become a thing, they are destined to fail. Plus, Microsoft...dont let apparent turkeys like state of decay 2 anywhere near your consoles.

Thanks for the concise and well written review EG.
( unlike that poor, choppy piece on video game music a few days ago!)
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Here's our first look at Rage 2 gameplay

FortysixterUK

1 week ago

Judging by the anti shooting game comments below you are all over priveleged and undeserving.

Brilliant shooters of the last few years?
All the farcry games.
Mad max
Just cause
Doom
Wolfenstein
Titan fall 2
The metro remasters.
Destiny. ( well, great music and gunplay anyway).

Spoilt brats, the lot of you.

Thats all, carry on.
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Cliff Bleszinski announces closure of LawBreakers developer Boss Key

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Why not just make a decent single player game mate?
Battle Royale or other pvp only games are an instant turn off for me, and I daresay, lots of other folk.
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Above's storybook surface hides a wonderfully frightening interior

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Is the punchline to this game going to be that you're actually a microscopic plane flying over a kitchen sink with loads of washing up in it?

Off the steam to look this up now.
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How a German datacenter blowing up led to a surprise graphics update for 13-year-old MMO Guild Wars

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Blimey how neat is that? I really liked the atmosphere of original guild wars. I wonder if I can find my old login details and install discs.... Gotta admit, I'm quite interested.
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New SNES game is all about crunch

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Only a 1000 copies and none released in the UK? This would have sold out before you get to the end of the article!
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Superb "roguevania" action platformer Dead Cells leaves early access in August

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Is this getting a physical release?
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Minecraft's cross-play Bedrock Update finally comes to Switch next month

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Trouble is, what if you prefer the wii-u edition of Minecraft which is currently only available as a download from the store on Switch?.

Seems odd to completely retire it.
Regardless, the switch version is one I don't have currently. I have the unique current gen console versions,the Wii - u and the PC versions so missing out on a version I already own isn't that much of an issue.

I totally rate Minecraft, and the next version I'll be buying is the super HD version for Xbox one x in June.

I will finish on a point. There are digital versions of Minecraft that are being retired. You'll lose access to a game you paid for. This is why I always try to buy physical versions of games. Another strong argument for keeping gaming physical, not going digital.
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Soviet-era shooter Atomic Heart looks wonderfully bizarre in new trailer

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

I saw this a few days ago, definitely one for the shopping list, another one to look out for is by 3d realms. A new shooter in the mould of blood and the original shadow warrior, using the build engine, I think it's called "Ion Maiden".

One to keep an "Ion".
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Hacker known online as "Dr Mengele" sentenced to jail for World of Warcraft DDoS attack

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

I'm all for very harsh sentences and punishments against criminals, and I believe the UK is too soft and unable to handle criminality, but I have to say I was a bit taken aback when he was in Romania and they got him transported the the USA to serve his time. I would have thought they would have at least have him do his time in his home country.

But he's still a criminal I suppose.
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At least Battlefield V isn't ditching single-player

FortysixterUK

2 weeks ago

Hope they get it right. I've enjoyed the Battlefield single player campaigns. Would be nice to have an option to play full battlefield with bots.

Star wars battlefront 2 is still doing it wrong. The campaign is fine, but it still doesn't allow single player vs bot access to every aspect of the game like space combat and the big 40 v 40 maps. Instead you are stuck on the 10 vs 10 maps with bots.

They got it all wrong with battlefront 1 with those omissions, and have repeated the same mistakes with the second game.

It's almost like they want people to be disappointed with their games.

Anthem can go swing as far as I'm concerned. EA seldom release a decent game that I look forwards to nowadays. That long line of dis-interest doesn't look like it's going to break anytime soon.
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Switch sales show why these ports of Wii U games exist

FortysixterUK

3 weeks ago

I suppose because the wii-u failed, not many sales were made on the titles being re-released.
Plus for the younger audience, the wii-u was not as appealing to them as the switch is now.

Add those two factors together and you have a market for nintendo to simply re-release the Wii games on the switch with much less development time.

Not that it matters, I'm not buying a game on Switch I already own on the previous ninty platform. I'm certainly not buying the sub standard third party re-releases such as skyrim and doom for the switch.

So for me, switch is a system waiting for exclusives or games I've never owned. Which means right now, my switch library is only nine titles deep.

I'm sure they'll come out with decent exclusives.... Eventually.
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The death of an indie store

FortysixterUK

3 weeks ago

The issue with extortionate land rent will see the death of the traditional High Street, unless you want to buy a rubbish over priced coffee or be bumped into by rude people in matalan or primark.

The digital games issue is something gamers are bringing on themselves. The lack of foresite of people who buy digital only is simply astounding. You reap what you sow.

I think it will get far worse before it gets better, and a couple of digital content providers shutting down access to older games will start causing concern, which in turn may see digital only not appeal as much, which may lead to a return of the physical format....eventually, but it's going to take a long time.

When a format is released that is "digital only", it'll be a format that never gets bought by me.

My favourite tag lines appear more relevant than ever:-

"Physical forever, digital never."

&

"Collect and protect my friend, collect and protect"
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Pre-orders are live for the resurrected Xbox Duke controller

FortysixterUK

3 weeks ago

I have a couple of original ones of this controller. Whilst sturdy, it is just too big.
And now the maker wants £70 for the same design.... Err.. No.
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Minecraft's next update is the last for Wii U, Vita, PS3, Xbox 360

FortysixterUK

3 weeks ago

The XB-one console version only comprises 5%.? What a load of corporate bollocks. MS just want to try and push you towards paying monthly for the server access. Now the Xbox one console version has stopped being printed and it's digital version removed from the Xbox store, it's price is slowly creeping up. The console version sold by the shed load. They are simply trying to force the bedrock version on everyone. Fortunately, I still have my original console version, and everyone who owned it was given bedrock edition for free.

Word of advice to MS. Tell the truth!

Word of advice to gamers. Keep your physical version!
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Why Crysis still melts the fastest gaming PCs a decade after release

FortysixterUK

3 weeks ago

I'm fairly sure I was working as a game tester at EA Chertsey when this was being developed, the pre - release builds of the game we all got to test would seriously spank the pcs into submission when we fiddled with the settings, nothing it seems, has changed.

Years later, crysis 2 came out on Xbox 360. It was a much more enjoyable game. But number 3? That was seriously lacking that special something!
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God of War sales flatten Nintendo Labo's debut

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

That's because it's expensive bloody card board. Sell it for a fiver per set, and you might, might.... Have a chance.
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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery forces you to pay - or wait - to save a kid from being strangled

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

And once again the crapness of mobile phone gaming rears it ugly head.

The only way to do a decent HP style world game is simple.

1)original music from the films.
2) Set it in the movie timeliness, you're another Scooby gang running around doing your own thing whilst HP and Co get on with theirs.
3) 7 chapters, eack of them a year.
4) the game itself is a large, open world game, with the major locations used in the films and books as play areas. A full scale hogwarts and grounds, and lots of dungeons and so on. Then go full Oblivion\skyrim \Fallout mode, with turn based combat for your epic team of 4 students to wade through. 50 hours for completion, maybe 100+ with all side quests.

5) no carnage or bloodletting, no swearing, no sexual content, but still carrying a dark and heavy story and you have a game that would be sellable to teenage age group and upwards.

The game would sell like hotcakes.
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Bungie says it's finally releasing Destiny's Music of the Spheres

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

What would be nice is a bluray release of the soundtrack like squenix have done with the final fantasy online music. The whole soundtrack is included in two formats. One is mp3 for you to copy to your audio player of choice,and burn to cd if you want, the second is a slightly more theatrical presentation, with the music being played over a slide show of artwork and game images via your blu ray player of choice.

Not cheap to buy though, the ff online version of this is around £30

P. S. The McCartney song is as unpleasant assault on the senses. Who on earth thought this was a good idea or a good song. If I want to listen the McCartney I'll listen to my beatles and wings back catalogues, not this felgercarb.
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Frostpunk review - a thrilling but thin frozen city building game

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

Well, the game reads as being good, but from those three screenies, it doesn't look so good.
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Nintendo's next smartphone game is a big surprise

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

Release an optimised version for the switch you twats.

Until then, it's simply another pile of putrid mobile phone dross that doesn't matter to anyone. Ignore it.
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Super Mario Odyssey passes 10m sales milestone

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

It's a madly fun game, the sales well deserved.
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Nintendo sets E3 presentation date

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

Give us more to look forwards to ninty. Smash bros is not great.
A release date for metroid?
A new animal crossing?
F zero?
I assume there will be lots of exclusive third party switch titles on show at E3 as well?
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Why it's time for a PS4 Demon's Souls remake

FortysixterUK

4 weeks ago

I believe Demon Souls to be the most haunting, compelling and intriguing game of the entire souls
( bloodborne, dark souls 1,2,3) series.

Further to that it is simply the best game in that series.
My first copy of Demon Souls was the special edition Korean version, with English voice acting, from Playasia. My first attempts to play were faltering at best, but I persevered, and Demon Souls revealed itself to be a truly unique experience.

Taking a look at the games leading upto Demon Souls with Otogi 1 & 2, the Kings Field series and eternal ring ( Kings Field in all but name), you can see the design ethos for the entire Souls series slowly come into creation.

Add to that the stark feeling of isolation that Demon Souls exposes the player to and you have a unique game that has never been surpassed by any other title in the series.

I've played Demon Souls and Dark Souls 1 & 2 multiple times but something was lost with Dark Souls 3 & Bloodborne. For the record, best to least, is my running order :-

Demon souls, Dark souls 2, Dark Souls 1, and very, very distant runner ups, Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne.


I'd buy a Demon Souls remaster instantly were it to become available. It is, quite simply, the game that all the others aspired to be, but could never quite reach the heights of.
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Hey Nintendo, PlatinumGames wants The Wonderful 101 on Switch

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

@Kostas

I agree with your xenoblade chronicles X comment, it's far superior to the other two games in the series, especially the obviously rushed and uninspired xenoblade chronicles 2.

Would I buy it again for switch? Probably not. The Wii - u version was a vast, beautiful open world with no load screens. Im not sure the switch could match up to the Wii-u version in any case.

Plus let's not forget the absolutely amazing soundtrack and voice acting. Would all that plus the game fit on one of the switch carts?

For me, switch is about exclusives, not re-releases of old games that may, sometimes, be sub-par to the other releases.

Give me more Mario odyssey and Mario rabbids design cleverness and originality instead of over priced indie titles that now go for a few quid on Steam.
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"People want a lot of answers"

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

They need to keep it simple. It should have the 50 most popular 2600 & 5200 ( pitfall 1 & 2, Hero, defender, pacman etc) games on it, with the option to install more via the 'net. Each extra title sold at 99 pence each.
The console should retail at £69.99. Optional controllers at £15, and blue tooth functionality so it can pick any other controller you may own.
It should be sold as the atari retro console. Nothing else. Full stop.

As it stands, it dead in the water and sinking fast.
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Sources: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a single-player campaign

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

No single player campaign? No reason to buy it. Simple.
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

We need an hd'd up disc with all previous castlevania games, and then symphony of the night 2 Both On ps4, xb1 and switch. Screw all mobile phone games, they suck goat balls.

As usual, the only people in a position to do something as brilliant as those two suggestions are the ones least capable of doing it.

Same old thing, in my drive home tonight I saw some lovely cars being driven stupidly. The only people that can afford these things are the ones who can't drive 'em!
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PlayStation 5: when can Sony truly deliver a generational leap in power?

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

Main cpu and graphics chips? No idea.
Features? 2 tb 7200 rpm HD ( replaceable by user), 12gb ddr 5 ram, blu ray drive, controller with a mini keyboard instead of touch pad, vr built in on the mobo, with glasses in box with console, a small camera on a long USB lead, for ease of placement, 4 USB ports and full backwards compatability with every previous ps console. Probably software based for ps1 & ps2.

And finally.... Forget this 5 year console life malarkey, a consoles life should be 10 years. Full stop.
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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

This is a buyer when it comes out. Nice one.

Let's have a few more remasters like this all on one disc too... Like.... The original mass effect trilogy for starters :)
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Has the games industry turned tail on microtransactions?

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

DLC and microtransactions are the bane of modern gaming.

When I want a game expansion, sell it to me on disc.

Microtransactions should only be purely cosmetic. Never anything else.
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

FortysixterUK

1 month ago

If someone ( don't really care who), can write a decent article, then that's all I want. Other than that, the discreet criticism of daring to be born white AND male trundles on.

Hire people for what they offer the company. Not to fill a politically correct objective.

When you place a job advert, simply say "everyone is welcome to apply, and will be assessed on ability".
If you dont get the interest after that, the problem isn't yours.

Ideally people just need to be nice and accepting to each other.
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PlayStation VR is beginning to feel a bit like the Vita

FortysixterUK

2 months ago

I'm wondering, having now Re-read the article and the newer comments, if the reason psvr has dropped in price ( this is version 2 of the vr kit isn't it?), if there is a newer, better, cheaper version 3 on the horizon?

Anyone know about new vr kit coming to ps4??
Or if there there is going to be an all in one set with absolutely everything you need coming out soon?
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FortysixterUK

2 months ago

I think the reason the vita failed was down to one thing. The exorbitant cost of the bespoke memory cards.

If Sony had used standard memory cards, I think the story would have been very different. As a system that relies on download titles, the cost of storing those games would become almost insurmountable.

Sony being very stupid. They snatched defeat from the Jaws of success.
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No Man's Sky headed to Xbox One, next big update arrives this summer

FortysixterUK

2 months ago

This game has improved massively since launch.
I look forwards to this new update.
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Grainger Games tells shops not to open, they are being closed

FortysixterUK

2 months ago

I'm guessing a few games and time cards will be marked down as "damaged" across the grainger stores today.

You have to feel for the staff in situations like this, just not the decision makers ( usually).
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FortysixterUK

2 months ago

I'd hate to see physical game releases end. If you don't have a physical copy, you really have nothing.
Digital is just a long term lease service.

But, if that's the way gaming is going, I have decades of physical releases to play through, and multiple consoles from each generation to play them on.

Collect and protect folks, collect and protect.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

FortysixterUK

2 months ago

As usual EG, you can guess the parts of the review I don't agree with.

Simple question. Is the game fun? Answer=yes.

Break it down as much as you like, coma in about systems being dull. The game is obviously fun.

Just like the other farcry games. No need to worry about the commentary the game may be trying to make, it's "just" a game. But let's not forget its a game, arguably the most important entertainment medium of the last 20 years, and I'm there, day one.

Remember to have fun when playing a game folks, OK?
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