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Areal vs Survarium: A Stalker Civil War

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:56
Stalker, Metro, Survarium, and now Areal. Choose your poison. And pick your side:

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/152700/ar...sor-to-stalker

Quote: A new Kickstarter is off to a good start towards its $50,000 goal to develop Areal, a first-person shooter from West Games, a group of former GSC Game World developers who are calling this project the "definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" (thanks Josh via Polygon). Here's word on Areal:
Areal is a new video game that's being developed by the people behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It features a massive and intricately detailed open world environment that is extremely varied and colorful, even though it's set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Areal depicts a future where civilization has fallen apart due to an unearthly material called Metamorphite, which eventually spreads, corrupts and infects the whole world. The source of Metamorphite comes from a meteor that impacted the earth long ago, and it is the site of constant conflict and bloodshed.


Areal's story is not linear – players can choose how their characters act and speak – everything from how you talk to who you kill changes the storyline of Areal. There is no morality system in Areal, so you are free to make choices that you think are best in any given situation, without being blinded and limited by a standard good/evil system. Ultimately, Areal is the culmination of everything that we want to see from a post apocalyptic game, and it's something that we can realize with full creative freedom because of the unique platform that is Kickstarter. All we need is your support! Survarium's response:

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/152699/su...question-areal

Quote: If the story above about Areal sounds familiar, it's probably because it's reminiscent of Survarium, a different project in the works at from Vostok Games, a developer also comprised of ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers. Survarium makes similar spiritual successor claims to Areal, and according to MCV, a thread on the Survarium forums included threats of legal action, but this has been deleted. VG247 has a statement from Vostok Games PR and Marketing Manager Oleg Yavorsky refuting some of West Games' pedigree and rights to some of the materials they're using to promote their campaign:


So that you understand, over the years of development of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and then Metro series, there have been literally hundreds of people involved in working on various bits and pieces, starting from beta-testers up to modellers responsible for certain weapon models.


Many people came to the studio to work for a few months just for the sake of adding “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. development” to their portfolio. Frequently they claimed afterwards to be the ‘core’ developers behind the game (you wouldn’t know anyway, right?).


Yet, my biggest concern is that West Games are using the footage and assets of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and representing them as their own, which is not only illegal, but simply just not right. I guess it’s all made for the sake of getting extra publicity (which unfortunately works), but guys on Kickstarter should probably pay attention."
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EA's UFC is Hilarious

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:00
Now, if the real UFC was like this, I would watch it all the time! :laugh:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/25/584...ideo-ea-sports

Quote: The introduction to this YouTube video by user Tommy Toe Hold claims these glitches are uncommon. I wish that weren't true. I wish that a switch in the options menu allowed for a Glitch Fighting mode. The result would be like a modern Midway sports game, which is to say refreshing and fantastic.
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Eclipse: Avalon's Gate - sci-fi warfare RTS [INDIEGOGO]

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:19
hey guys, we're currently working on some RTS game, and it's not also RTS. it's sci-fi warfare RTS. called Eclipse: Avalon's Gate.

I want to share this for everyone who likes RTS and all kinds of games, in order to gather feedback. also suggestions and comments.

so here is the introduction about the game :

In Eclipse: Avalon's Gate humanity has stumbled upon a treasure trove known as Avalon. This is a galaxy full of exotic and precious resources which could help us turn humanity into a Utopian society.

However, every treasure has a guardian. And this treasures guardian is a vicious race known as the Kha'Dari. They are a greedy, proud people, and they want to keep Avalon to themselves. They believe our knowledge of Avalon's location is a threat to their existence, and they will stop at nothing to destroy the human race as we know it.

Gameplay :

Fight off the Kha'Dari sector by sector using fleets to destroy their strongholds on planets. Infiltrate the Humans territory to sabotage and halt their advance into Avalon as the Kha'Dari.

* 2 Engaging races with extended content to come
* Multiplayer mode with experience and money gains (main mode)
* Single Player vrs AI Mode (using your upgraded multiplayer lv)
* Story Mode for campaigning via a galaxy map
* Upgrade and Master your race to dominate your opponents
* Tons of Achievements to be unlocked
* Item trading between players

Build Your Base Defenses

* Build your towers including, turrets, barricades, and more to defend your bases
* Tech Shop for customizing your race's ships, buildings, and traits
* Upgrade and advance your building to outmatch your opponents
* Repaint your ships with fearsome skins to unlock
* Make your building better... stronger... unbeatable

Upgrade your units

* Become Elite Fighters or Unstoppable tanks Via the Tech Shop
* Boast Power, Stealth, or Utility to Prevail

here are some concepts about the game :

Khadari's Large Battleship


Khadari's Medium Warship


Medium Human Warship


If you want to find out more details about the game, visit the website:
Eclipse: Avalon's Gate
igg : EclipseAvalonsGate

You can leave your comment here on the forums
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Shadowrun

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 01:33
So, like I wrote in the other thread, I picked up Shadowrun Returns on sale over at GG. Well, even though I only have less than 2 hours in the original campaign, I can tell that I am going to have a torrid love affair with this franchise. :D Like when I first encountered 40K, I just am finding myself totally in love with this game's unexpectedly fascinating mix of Neo Noir sci-fi and fantasy. The game itself is also a lot of fun. I love the artwork, and the tactical combat is reminding me more of my favorite cyberpunk game Frozen Synapse than it is of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (which this game is usually compared to). It just feels more tactical to me for some reason. And, like Frozen Synapse, the writing is really excellent. It nails the whole noir vibe of a down and out "runner" looking for a quick score but soon finding himself in the deep end of the pool. Really excellent stuff!

I liked the game so much that I grabbed the "Digital Deluxe" upgrade on Steam today just to get that 100 page anthology that come with it (I am desperate to learn more about this setting!). And I also purchased the Dragonfall campaign expansion...just because the devs have already earned my money. :) Yeah, the Shadowrun bug has bitten me deep. :love:

Anyhoo...I was doing a little poking around to see what else might be new to me with this franchise and discovered two bits. First, it looks like the devs of Shadowrun Returns have something else planned. From Harebrained Schemes twitter account:

Quote: We have an announcement coming soon! Stay tuned! :hurray:


Second: why was I not informed about the Shadowrun MMO?!?




It's already in Early Access on Steam! Even with my brief experience with the base game, I can see wonderful potential for a MMO based in this universe! Release date is "when it is done...hopefully Q4 2014".

While I am not prepared to pay for an EA game, especially an MMO that is fraught with risk, I am prepared to pay full price for this game upon release if it gets good reviews. That is how much I am really digging this setting.

In retrospect, I regret not being a Kickstarter backer for SRR....

EDIT: Been looking into this a bit more and now I am becoming pessimistic. First off, I discovered that the same studio that handled Jagged Alliance Online is handling this. If you don't know, JAO is now dead. From what I have read on the Steam forums, the team never delivered a fully functioning game. That is not a good sign for SRO. Lastly, RPGS had an equally dismal article on the history of this project - and it is a tortured history:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014...s/#more-201867

Again, realizing that this is the same people who crashed and burned with JAO, I am inclined to agree with this assessment. I hope I am wrong, though, as SR would make for an awesome MMO design. Really surprised one of the bigger studios never purchased the IP for a AAA MMO experience.

EDIT 2: been digging some more and discovered that those people who are playing the EA version of SRO are optimistic. They seem to be enjoying what the devs have accomplished so far. I am glad to hear that. Let's hope JAO was killed so that SRO could live. :) Guess we'll see sooner or later..
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Shadowrun Online

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 01:33
So, like I wrote in the other thread, I picked up Shadowrun Returns on sale over at GG. Well, even though I only have less than 2 hours in the original campaign, I can tell that I am going to have a torrid love affair with this franchise. :D Like when I first encountered 40K, I just am finding myself totally in love with this game's unexpectedly fascinating mix of Neo Noir sci-fi and fantasy. The game itself is also a lot of fun. I love the artwork, and the tactical combat is reminding me more of my favorite cyberpunk game Frozen Synapse than it is of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (which this game is usually compared to). It just feels more tactical to me for some reason. And, like Frozen Synapse, the writing is really excellent. It nails the whole noir vibe of a down and out "runner" looking for a quick score but soon finding himself in the deep end of the pool. Really excellent stuff!

I liked the game so much that I grabbed the "Digital Deluxe" upgrade on Steam today just to get that 100 page anthology that come with it (I am desperate to learn more about this setting!). And I also purchased the Dragonfall campaign expansion...just because the devs have already earned my money. :) Yeah, the Shadowrun bug has bitten me deep. :love:

Anyhoo...I was doing a little poking around to see what else might be new to me with this franchise and discovered two bits. First, it looks like the devs of Shadowrun Returns have something else planned. From Harebrained Schemes twitter account:

Quote: We have an announcement coming soon! Stay tuned! :hurray:


Second: why was I not informed about the Shadowrun MMO?!?




It's already in Early Access on Steam! Even with my brief experience with the base game, I can see wonderful potential for a MMO based in this universe! Release date is "when it is done...hopefully Q4 2014".

While I am not prepared to pay for an EA game, especially an MMO that is fraught with risk, I am prepared to pay full price for this game upon release if it gets good reviews. That is how much I am really digging this setting.

In retrospect, I regret not being a Kickstarter backer for SRR....

EDIT: Been looking into this a bit more and now I am becoming pessimistic. First off, I discovered that the same studio that handled Jagged Alliance Online is handling this. If you don't know, JAO is now dead. From what I have read on the Steam forums, the team never delivered a fully functioning game. That is not a good sign for SRO. Lastly, RPGS had an equally dismal article on the history of this project - and it is a tortured history:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014...s/#more-201867

Again, realizing that this is the same people who crashed and burned with JAO, I am inclined to agree with this assessment. I hope I am wrong, though, as SR would make for an awesome MMO design. Really surprised one of the bigger studios never purchased the IP for a AAA MMO experience.

EDIT 2: been digging some more and discovered that those people who are playing the EA version of SRO are optimistic. They seem to be enjoying what the devs have accomplished so far. I am glad to hear that. Let's hope JAO was killed so that SRO could live. :) Guess we'll see sooner or later..
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GOG/Steam/GG summer sales

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:50
GOG summer sale has started. Get some before there gone. http://www.gog.com/ Magrunner is free for 24 hrs. Get the complete Ultima collection for $7.14.
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GOG summer sale

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:50
GOG summer sale has started. Get some before there gone. http://www.gog.com/ Magrunner is free for 24 hrs. Get the complete Ultima collection for $7.14.
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Tormentum - Dark Point 'n Click game [Greenlight] [Indiegogo] - Please, Support us!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 06:41
Hello,

We are OhNoo Studio from Poland, we created a campaign on IndieGoGo and Greenlight for our first game - Tormentum.

Indiegogo - CLICK!
Greenlight CLICK!

More screens: Tormentum website

Tormentum is a surreal adventure game, featuring moral choices.

The action of the game is set in a dark world, veering between dreams and nightmare. The main protagonist, that the player takes control over, doesn't remember his name nor the place where he came from. Visiting new lands, he slowly starts to uncover the truth about himself.

The dreamlike atmosphere featured in the game was inspired by the works of a Polish painter, Zdzislaw Beksinski, and a recently deceased Swiss painter, H.R.Giger, among others.




Unfortunately, bigger problems seem to arise. The flying ship lands in a big castle and the main hero is soon imprisoned in it. This is how this surreal story from the border of dream and reality begins...



Traversing different areas the hero learns the dark world in which he was imprisoned. Visiting new lands, he slowly starts to uncover the truth about himself.






Please, Support us!





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New Alien: Isolation trailer released

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:21
I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Looks like it's slow paced and scary, which is always my thing.

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GTA V Announced for PC and PS4

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:20
I am surprised. I really thought Rockstar was going to shaft the PC community again (i.e, no Red Redemption).



GTA IV is a strange beast for me. I hate the vulgarity, the acidic satire, and the glorification of the violent underworld, but the game is a remarkable achievement in how it simulates an entire city. That alone keeps me playing.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:50
I find it hard to get excited about this for two reasons: 1) Call of Duty: Ghosts was a terrible game (on the PC anyway) that couldn't even get me to buy it when it was F2P and on sale for half off, and 2) CoD is now getting too far into the Star Wars realm of science fiction. I liked the "near future" take of Black Ops 2 - just enough future tech to keep things interesting (albeit, the subsequent map packs were ludicrous - a skateboard park, Treyarch?!? :nuts: )- but once a game includes hoverbikes I lose interest quickly. :rolleyes:

Anyhoo, here is the gameplay:



Apparently, realistic faces are now required in every game. Yeah, that is going to get me to upgrade my video card....

I hope this is a return to the quality seen in Modern Warfare 3 (for all the hate, I thought that was a fantastic game), but not holding my breath on this one, either.

PS: Want to make a bet that Battlefield 5 is going to be science fiction, too? :whist:
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Rainbow Six Siege from E3

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:05
Ironic seeing how our own Kawaiku and I have been discussing how games are becoming too serious and gritty. Apparently, the big studios have worn out war, so now they are switching to crime. Of course, I suspect it is the 2.6 million monthly players of CSGO that is also prompting this response. Whatever the cause, apparently hostage-taking is the "hot, new thang" in gaming.... :rolleyes:



This MP is far too co-op for my liking. I hope we can play with bots because I just hate online games that take close co-operation with strangers. Also, I wonder if this title is still going smear the Tea Party with its plot about right wing, liberty-loving extremists? :rolleyes:

Not holding my breath on this one even if Ubisoft has been on quite the roll lately.

EDIT: I will say that the most important thing about this vid is being missed: this is the first title that I have seen that can compete (beat?) DICE's destructive environments! Very impressive! Battlefield might have to watch their backs. Oh wait...they already are:

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Panzer General Online

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:19
The old warhorse game Panzer General is now available as an online game. Does have a Ubisoft account tie-in. Maybe if I get some time.......http://cf.panzergeneral.com/en-US?ut...oardgame_Video
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To End all Wars

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:58
Not to many WWI simultaneous turn-based strategy games around. Here's one that I might be interested in. In development, so we wait. And we will see what Matrix will price it at. http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1440...ew.Screenshots
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Sabaton: War of the Weeping Land

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 05:28
"Sabaton: War of the Weeping Lands is an awesome take on a popular game called Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena! Stema, Urbz and , Carnifair The three nations,are in a state of war and consternation has spread throughout the three weeping lands.

There is a lot of bloodshed and territories seized by someone else.
The Heroes or the Monsters, Whom do you support?
Will the nations reunite?


Guys, you've got to get over to- https://www.indiegogo.com/"
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Top 10 Best Assault Rifles

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 06:16
Hi guys,

According to the website toptens.com, the top 10 Best Assault Rifles are:

1.AK-47
2.FN SCAR
3.HK416
4.M16 Rifle
5.Heckler & Koch G36
6.ACR
7.M4A1 SOPMOD
8.Steyr AUG
9.M4A1
10.FN FAL

What is your chart? Have you used any of above listed in gaming?
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Battlefield 3 for Free

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:34
Until June 3, Battlefield 3 is free on Origin!

https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/f...=1401312863412

This is a really good deal!

I think EA would be smart to give away BF4 for a week or so. If the game has really improved as DICE claims, this would be the best way to openly demonstrate that fact. And they would still make money off of the DLC.
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Best free PC games ever

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:36
http://www.vg247.com/2014/05/19/best-free-pc-games/ Here's someone's opinion on the best free pc games. Some I've played and some I've never heard of. #15. War Thunder, played it and am going to revisit as tanks are now active. Like it. #14. World of Tanks- played it, prolly won't go back. #11. Star trek online, liked it; bias as to it should be higher but that might be my Sci-fi interest. #10-Age of Conan, as a Conan book reader way back I wanted to like this game but bailed after a week or so. #9.Hawken- Just started playing this and am liking it so far; time will tell. (and my wallet if I pop for credits) #8. Star Wars: The Old Republic, Good spot; like it. #5. Team Fortress 2-lot of time in this game, still play occasionally. #2. Lord of the rings online, I dunno; played it but didn't really grab me like other games. I wouldn't have it this high. And #1. Path of Exile. Never played it, what am I missing? Anyone play this?
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Supreme Ruler 1936 Official Release Announcement

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:08
Hello,

I just wanted to share our news. We are very excited to announce the official release for Supreme Ruler 1936;

Quote: Ancaster, Canada - May 9, 2014 – BattleGoat Studios is today pleased to announce the official launch of Supreme Ruler 1936. David Thompson, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of BattleGoat commented, “This is our most ambitious title to date and the scale of the game is truly immense. There are thousands of historical events that may or may not come into play depending upon the actions of the player; players need to watch their economy, diplomacy, and even weather patterns floating across the world that could turn a potential battlefield into a muddy or snowy quagmire; and when they go to battle they have access to the historical military units of WWII and much, much, more!”

With four Campaigns, six Scenarios, and three Sandbox Maps playable from almost 100 different regions, Supreme Ruler 1936 brings the scope and sweep of World War II to strategy gamers. A Real-Time Geo-Political Strategy game, Supreme Ruler 1936 combines resources, economy, diplomacy, and battalion-level tactical warfare.

BattleGoat Studios would like to thank everyone that supported us through Steam Early Access and helped us to make Supreme Ruler 1936 the best game possible!

www.battlegoat.com/supremeruler1936
Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/244410/

About Supreme Ruler 1936
Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political Strategy Game for PC (and soon Mac). Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios. Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition.
- Play Multiple Campaigns from either the Axis or Allied perspective.
- Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the era.
- Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes.
- Challenge yourself with Historical Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience.
- The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events.
- Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations.
- Research new Technologies to give your nation a significant military advantage.
- Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
- Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces.
- Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level.
- Choose your level of control. Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help.
- Significant graphic improvements to 3D terrain and Graphic User Interface
- Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet

About BattleGoat Studios
BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games". BattleGoat’s game design history dates back to the first text-based Supreme Ruler game in 1982, making Supreme Ruler one of the longest computer gaming franchises still in development. The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience. Their previous PC releases are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, and Supreme Ruler Cold War.

Website: www.battlegoat.com
Twitter: @battlegoat / @SR1936
Facebook: www.facebook.com/supremeruler
Youtube: www.youtube.com/battlegoatstudios
Forum: www.bgforums.com If you have any questions, please let me know.
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Trouble finding gamers? SpawnMe helps you find like-minded gamers! (Private Beta)

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00
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http://www.spawnme.com

Introduction
After many months of coding, I'm finally done with my brand new website, SpawnMe. This thread is meant to give a basic idea of the website and to also recruit beta testers to test things out before our public announcement.

What is SpawnMe?
SpawnMe is a gaming social network which helps you connect with gamers from all around the world. You may have probably seen a person looking for people to play with on forums, blogs or even Yahoo answers. SpawnMe is here to fix the problem by allowing users to easily find players to play with.

How does it work?
1. Choose your game
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Tell SpawnMe which game that you would like to play, add it to your profile by including your gaming information for that game like level, class, world and so on.

2. Let us match you
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SpawnMe will search for players playing the same game as you who are also trying to find a match.

3. Enjoy!
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Whenever a player has been found, a chat between you two will be created. Allowing you to view the other persons profile, check their information for the game and decide together what you are going to do next, weather it's killing a boss in-game or trading items.

But there is more!
More features are added to SpawnMe regularly, you can customize your profile, add your favorite games and add persons that you like to your friend list to give your profile a more personal feel.
Soon enough, Guilds/Clans will be released for many games, allowing users to create their highly customizable profiles for their small community in game.
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Our goal
Our goal is to make online gaming more enjoyable, we want SpawnMe to be the first thing that comes to your mind when you buy a new game. That's why we need your help to spread the word!

Early registration
Even though our website isn't live yet, we do accept early registrations. Members who register before our launch will receive a little award that could be displayed on their personal page. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Beta testing
To make sure that the experience would be as good as possible with SpawnMe, we want a couple of beta testers that could test out basic website functions before our launch and report bugs/errors if found. Beta testers, like early users will also have an award that could be displayed on their personal page.

To apply, register an account and write your username in this thread. Chosen beta testers will be PM'd.

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