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ARK: Survival Evolved

Hello and welcome everyone!

I hope you guys are excited for Christmas this year and while you wait for the inevitable holidays, I’ll start talking about the new game Ark: Survival Evolved that was developed by Studio Wildcard. While we were all waiting for it to come out it was the talk of the town. You couldn’t believe all the times I kept here over and over from my friends that ” I should play Ark” or ” You play this game, it’s awesome!”

With all the hype and excitement that was surrounding the game, I got really curious on how it actually is when it did come out.  Personally, I don’t play these types of games on the usual which if you didn’t know its a action-adventure survival game. But, I will if something really catches my eye about the game itself.

After a couple of hours of gameplay, I found that I was really disappointed in what I saw. This was meant to be a multiplayer game but with that feature if you do happen to be playing by yourself the developers could have added some kind of side or main storyline into the game to keep the player entertained enough to find other player to play with. While playing I felt two constant emotions frustration or boredom. In the beginning there is no tutorial and they make you figure everything out by yourselves and if you never figure it…….well then you don’t last long.  Whether it was intentional or not for that feature, we may never know but I didn’t like the fact that it acted like I was a seasoned player of previous Ark so in turn should have already have an idea what was what.

Boredom comes naturally in a game like this when you do the same thing over and over with no change. When you do finally get a hang of the game and it seems like nothing can touch you, it gets boring fast. Quickly, you try to find something entertaining to do while again wait for other players that want to hang out with you but as time drags on nothing seems to catch your attention long enough. I literally played like that for a couple of hours before I told myself I had to stop the madness and end it. So I killed myself (in the game of course) a couple of times in different ways before deciding that this game isn’t for me.

The only thing this game gets praise for its great graphics and the gaming potential that it does have. I’m not sure if this was a good game but wrong type of gamer type situation because some people out there do actually enjoy this. I just don’t know how. This game is for very seasoned type gamers that actually are into these types of games or have played the previous Ark games and know how to get the most out of it.

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South Park: Whole But Fractured

sagamar.co.zaThis time I’ll be talking about another game that came out not too long ago and that is ” South Park: The Fractured but Whole” which was developed by Ubisoft. Now, I know that this is the sequel to the first game, “The Stick of Truth” so  I won’t be able to compare if they were some differences between the first and second game.

Both games are RPGs and revolve around the same set of characters, but in the second one the story continues where Stick of Truth left off. In this game, I am a new kid in town who previously was the king in the last game. But, now the medieval time game is over because Cartman discovered that a cat was missing and that his rival superhero gang the Freindship Pals have not only have looked into the matter already, but have become a lot more famous around town and knowing Cartman; he got jealous and changed the game to a superhero one.

TechnoBuffalo.comIn this game it’s mostly the usual in most RPGs. You start from the beginning as a level 1 and work your way up, do side missions to get special items and do the main missions to progress the story. This game is totally funny and the stuff that happens in it is really crazy. But that’s South Park for you.

You have a good variety of classes you can choose from and you can mix and match your abilities as you progress through the story. What I think would be cool is if your abilities and moves were decided by what kind of costume you choose to wear. The combos would have been massive. The only thing that was a little annoying was the fact that you couldn’t sprint which is why I think they put fast travel points all over the map.

I think it’s really funny is that the only reason we have superpowers is because we dress up as them. It would be really funny too if the entire town was in on it so they only pretended to be hurt from my awesome attacks. The things you see and do in this game makes you laugh your pants off with the situations they get in.

This is a really good game for people who want to pass the time or beat the second game because they beat the first. This would be a good game for first time RPG players too as long as they don’t mind the cussing and slight nudity that’s found in the game. This game is really enjoyable to play and makes me wonder if they will make another anytime soon. We can only wait and hope.

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Emoji Movie: Good or Bad?

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Today I’ll be talking about the Emoji movie that cam out recently. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation. It revolves around one particular smartphone and an emoji named Gene who can’t seem to figure out what face he permanently wants to be. He’s supposed to be a meh emoji like his parents, but for some reason he’s super emotional unlike the other emojis.

All his life he wants to prove that he can do his job and be like everyone else. As you all know though, he messes that up so bad that the director of emoji company (is what I’m going to call it),Smiley, had to put some very drastic measures into effect. So, to prove to everyone that he can fix this whole mess he goes outside of the app and ventures into the other apps on the smartphone with his new friend, Hi-five in search of a hacker called Jailbreak.

Usually, I look at Rotten Tomatoes before I decide to watch a movie or not, but ended up doing the opposite.After watching it and looking at the site, I was surprised that the critics gave it a 9% and the general audience gave it a 40%. For the critics they complained that it was advertising and the advertising wasn’t that good anyway. My question to that is what exactly is this movie advertising?

I would agree with their comments if their was an app in the movie I never saw before, but their wasn’t. The whole point of advertising is to sell or suggest a product or a service to the customer that they don’t already have.

Do phones come with emojis? Yes.

Does most of the world have Spotify, Pandora or something similar on their phones or has at least heard of it? Yes.

Have you heard or played Dance Dance Revolution or something similar? Yes.

Then what exactly is this movie advertising?

For me I guess I don’t get what the issue is when the critics were concerned. The general pubic though I can make a good guess why I got that score. I think the public is tired of the same general story plot line that we’ve watched throughout the years when it comes to animation movies.

moviesroom.plWhile I was watching the movie, I could already predict what was going to happen next and sure enough it happened to the point where I got bored. When movies become predictable like that the audience loses interest and I think that’s what happened here. Think about the reasons why animation movies like Frozen and Moana did so well.

It’s because they completed changed the usual animation Disney-like plot line that we are used to seeing in the past. Plus, they were both beautifully well done. I bet at first when they saw what kind of movie this was going to be everyone was excited because it was a ‘our generation’ type movie. Though after watching it they were probably  very disappointed at the final result because they thought it wasn’t how they thought it was going to be. If the creators of the Emoji movie would have put in one UNPREDICTABLE TWIST in the story, then I think the ratings would have gotten a bit higher than what they are right now.

So, I take it back I can see why they general audience gave this a 40% on the site. Moving on, my favorite characters were Gene’s parents and Jailbreak. His parents because they were meh all the time, but kept saying they were having a different emotion on the inside which I thought was funny. Also, I like Jailbreak’s personality who just wants to live life the way she wants and stop being forced to be girly because that’s what everyone wants her to be. If she was a human she would be that typical teen that was hiding a double life behind her parents back.

Overall this movie wasn’t that bad, but definitely needed some work. It was still enjoyable to watch and pass the time. Also, I like to wish you all a happy thanksgiving and I hope are all enjoying stuffing your faces as you spend time with your friends and family.

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Try New Things

Hello everyone! Today I’m not going to be talking about a video game or an anime this time. I know shocker, right?

I’ll talking a little about myself today. I know you guys don’t know this, but I like trying out new things whether its painting, reading a new book, going somewhere I never went before, etc. I like doing that because who knows maybe I’ll like it and keep doing it and if I don’t like it; now I know and will now avoid it like the plague.

Plus I like doing new things because it makes life interesting and its something to do for me, at least. Sometimes, it takes a push for me to go out and do the things I want to go out and experience things. Sometimes, it takes a person and sometimes it takes my own self-motivation to get myself in gear.

For this it was a bit of a combination of both. After, wanting to do it for so long, but kept procrastinating about it and making excusing why I couldn’t do and pushing it more and more back. It took my friends and my own self to convince myself that I can do it and if I don’t like it, then I tried and can keep living without any regrets.

So, without further ado I started my own streaming channel on Twitch. Yyyyyyeeeaaaahhhhh bring out the pom poms and confetti!!! 

It’s a live streaming channel where you guys will get to see me and hopefully not fail miserably at playing these games. After, my first live stream I was still on the fence about doing it again, but after thinking it over I decided to try again. The second stream went a lot smoother and I wasn’t as nervous as I was before. So, I decided to continue streaming and see where it goes from here on out.

Also, I’m just letting you all know that just because I’m doing this doesn’t mean that I’ll stop blogging. I love blogging and that will never end until I die. People who read my stuff regularly know that by now I sometimes go off the grid here and there, but I always come back.

I want to thank my friends who constantly motivated me into doing this and the Youtubers and Twitch streamers who make awesome stuff everyday that has become an inspiration for me. Even if you don’t care for live streams I’ll put them up on Youtube later for you guys to watch them whenever you want.

The schedule isn’t really set in stone yet for this but for now its Friday 7-9 PM and Sat-Sun is 3-5 PM. I hope you guys enjoy the show!

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Danganronpa V3: The Weirdest Game Ever

twinfinite.netI know I’m a little late with this one and I think I say this every time, I disappear from the grid. Nonetheless, even when I’m gone and doing things in reality, I’m always thinking about you guys and what I can rant about to you all next time. Other than that I hope all of you are excited about enjoying the holidays with your friends and family like I am.

For today, I’ll be talking about the one and only Danganronpa V3 that we’ve waited so long for. I was so excited when I heard this game came out and couldn’t wait to take it home and play it. My first impression from the game was that it was going to be another killing game, Monaca is going to make her grand debut and Makoto is definitely been turned into a robot.

Oh come one, like you guys weren’t thinking the same thing as me when you saw the cover of the game. It looks like Makoto went sci-fi on us to take on whatever it is he was about to fight. That’s what I think at least.

Anyway, the game starts off with the usual ‘I don’t know where I am or why’ opener the only difference with this one is that it starts with a girl which really surprised me. Before you say, ‘but their was a girl as the main character in Despair Girls!’  I’m not going to count that game only because they weren’t the same type. Despair Girls was an adventure/shooter game while the other were mystery/graphic novel type games. If every Danganronpa game was the same type then I would have counted it, since its not I’m not going to.

Later, in the prologue it kind of blew my mind that they would make several Power Rangers like versions of Monokumas and call themselves the Monokubs. I thought it was weird and hilarious at the same time. Being weird because I thought at first that we were going to do this game with the original Monokuma.

Silly me for thinking that.

aminoapps.comHe showed up as evil as ever and his the father of the Monokubs. Some people have a theory that the mom is Monomi from the second game. Whether that’s true or not is totally up to you unless they bring out a dlc or something with the Monokubs back story. The only thing that I didn’t like about Monokuma in this game was that his voice changed a bit. I just chalked it up as a new mastermind a new Monokuma voice, but then again if you listen there are times like in Punishment Time moments where his voice goes back to the original one which for me I felt like the creators got a little lazy in that aspect.

fanpop.comOther than that it was weird, crazy and intense as the other games before it with jaw dropping plot twists. One of the things I did like was how they didn’t care about how dirty and potty mouthed they could be which is probably why they added the Miu character. Miu turned out to be one of my favorites besides Kokichi, of course. Miu wasn’t afraid to say what was on her mind, but got totally shy when someone talked back to her in mean way which was really funny to watch. Kokichi was that wild card player that loved to stir things up anyway, he could even if that meant hurting other and being hated all the time.

Speaking of characters, this game really got me when it came to guessing their talents and finding out who the culprit to the crimes were. Usually in the previous games, it was really obvious to guess their talents and guess the culprit. In this one they made it hard as hell because their appearance didn’t match their talents except Miu and Himiko. During trials when you were on the right track on finding out the killer usually they would get really nervous and sweaty and stuff, but almost none of them did that which made it extra hard to pick the killer unless you rrrrreeeeaaaallllllyyy paid attention to the case.

fanpop.comRantaro is another thing I wanted to talk about. In the end, you never really find out what his ultimate talent is. They say in the game he was the Ultimate Survivor then later in the story you find out that its a title given to the ones who survive the previous killing games. So, what was he called before that?

If they never shed some light on that in the near future then we may never know.

Another thing I noticed was all the games that they make you play during the trials. Maybe a lot of people complained that their weren’t enough mini games in it, personally I was happy with the amount. However, with this game they added a lot more mini games which kind of annoyed me a little but only a little.

Looking back on it, it seems I have a lot to complain about with this game, but don’t get me wrong this was a wonderful nonetheless. This is just my own personal opinion about certain aspects of the game while I played it. The storyline was very powerful and dark as usual with that usual hint of mystery in it. If your into these types of games with mystery, trials, murder and mini games then you’ll want to give this game a try. Whether you’ve followed the series or not your going to be in for a wild ride!

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Is Fire Emblem: Echoes a tough game?

Nintendo UK.comThis is a game I never got around to playing until now. It was developed by Intelligent Systems and was made a while ago before I got my hands on it. The story revolves around two people Alm and Celica who were pretty much attached the hip when they were kids. But, after an attempted attack from a vicious knight named Slayde who tried to kidnap Celica after recognizing her as the lost princess of the country. Having being separated for years, they obviously take different paths in order to bring peace back into the world.

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead

Alm becomes a warrior and a leader to the rebellion force that calls itself the “Deliverance”. The rebellion’s goal is to take out King Rudolf who rules the opposing country that’s trying to take over theirs.  They all hope that Alm can take out King Rudolf before things get too bad. On the other hand, Celica has become a warrior priestess who believes that using violence is wrong (even though she’s taking out people left and right herself) and that there is a peaceful solution to this crisis.

Her solution is to find Mila who is the goddess of their country that is supposed to be keeping their country, at least, nice and peaceful. Find her and ask her why is she letting everything go to shit lately? I think it’s painfully clear that something must have happened to her if she’s in charge of making sure nothing happens to the humans in her domain.

Fire Emblem GodsWhile I’m talking about Gods and such might, as well talk about Duma and Mila. Duma and Mila ancient gods that happen to be siblings, too. When it came time to rule over the humans they both disagreed about how they should be ruled. Duma thought that only the strong should be in control have all the wealth and power and rule over the weak. While Mila thought that everyone should be equal and share the wealth and prosperity. Since, they couldn’t agree they decided to split the world in half so each god had a place to rule and made a contract with each other that forbid the other from ever interfering with their side of the world.

Doing so would mean total war.

Personally, I understand their ruling styles, but the same time I see the flaws in it. Duma believes that as long as there is a strong leader then the weaker people will be led to prosperity. What actually happens is strong people becoming evil, angry and only thinking about themselves while the weaker people become poor and treated like dirt. During Mila’s rule, she’s the complete opposite of Duma, believing that as long as everyone is equal and share everything things will be just dandy. Problem with is the people became spoiled, weak and even when people were starving to death because they were too nice and gave away everything they had. So, its same to say that if they combined their ways then the world would end up just right.

Now would I consider Fire Emblem Echoes a hard game? It’s a bit of a challenge I will say that. Is it an impossible game to beat? No, but I do wish I could have lowered the difficulty a little bit because for one if one of your players dies they are permanently dead until you find a revival well (which doesn’t even allow you to revive all your characters). These wells are a bit hard to find, so you better be sure that you’ve searched every nook and cranny when you’re in a dungeon or could have missed it without knowing it.

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Also, I didn’t even know about the revival wells until I did some digging in the internet about what to do about bringing dead players back into the game. It wasn’t even in the tutorial which I  don’t even know why. I would like to think that would have been a nice little detail to tell the gamer playing this freaking game. Also, one other thing that you figure out, eventually, is that you need to talk to everyone just in case they want to join your group. For me, I like to have as many people in battle as I can, but it sucks when most of them have died and I haven’t gotten to a well yet.

BehindTheVoiceActors.comI’m loving some of these characters though. One of my favorites is Gray who is that strong, confident and funny type that says things that just make you fall in love with him right away. Another favorite is Faye (even if I’m a little concerned about her) she’s another childhood friend of Alm and has been in love with him for as long as she can remember and that love as not only grown, but is bordering total obsession. During the talks they have during some of the battles, you can tell that she would do anything for Alm and makes it painfully clear that she’s into him, but he doesn’t seem to be taking the hint. It kind of makes you feel sorry for her.

The storyline is really good and the characters are really interesting. I’ve had several theories about Alm’s identity throughout playing this game, but I’m not going to tell you who he really is. But, if there is one thing we do know it’s that Alm and Celica do not end up together. No matter how much we want them to, they don’t. That’s not really a spoiler if you’ve watched the beginning cutscenes. I’ve enjoyed playing this game and if you like RPG/adventure games then you will, too.

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Otakon 2017

KnowYourMeme.comHello everyone!

Once again, I’ve got another convention to tell you about. It’s about the all and famous Otakon that happens every year. This year they decided to hold the event in Washington D.C. instead of doing it in Baltimore like they usually do. Granted, I haven’t been to Otakon in about 3 years, but that’s okay.

I’m guessing a lot more people kept showing up every year so they probably had to choose a bigger location than the last one which  is understandable. Otakon is the second most largest convention in the country, so that’s a good reason to go besides liking to just go to cons all the time. A lot of the little things have changed since the last time I went to this con and one of them being the registration. Yes, you can still pre-register or wait until you get there and pay for your badge there, but this time you don’t get the option of doing a single day pass anymore. Your only option is the 3 day pass which is $100.

DMJPhotography.comSo, I suggest that you get your money’s worth and go all three days or make sure you think its worth $100 for attending a day or two if you can’t do all three. Obviously, I thought it was worth it, but other people might not think so.

Their was plenty to do there. Talking to other fellow fans, taking pictures of cosplayers, enjoying the video game room, buying stuff at the dealers room and a lot more. If you don’t plan on spending a lot then I would avoid the dealers room at all costs. Since, they decided to use a different location than last time, the places layout was a lot more confusing to me even with a map. I couldn’t tell you how many times I asked someone for directions.

Even with my loss for direction during my time there, it was still an awesome event and if I’m available next year I’ll definitely be back again.

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Utawarerumono The Anime

Youtube.comHello everyone!

I said that I was going to talk about this a while back, but now I’m finally going to talk about the anime show “Utawarerumono”. I played the game earlier and it was super awesome, so expectations for the anime were pretty high.

I wasn’t surprised that a lot of the events in the game happened in the anime, as well. The only differences between the two would have to be that they went into more detail about the people who we fight against in the war so we get a better grip about who they are. Also, most of the lewd moments and mentions in the game aren’t in the show to my utter disappointment. I was kind of looking forward to that.

For those of you, who haven’t played the game or watched it yet. It’s about a guy named, Haku, who wakes up with amnesia to find out that his world is no longer his own. Giant insect creatures, giant acid blobs, magic, people with cat ears and tails are now the norm in this world and he travels with his savior and friend, Kuon, to the capital in order to find his place in the world.

What he doesn’t know is that his life is about to get a whole lot more complicated once he gets to the capital.

All of the characters in the anime are just as hilarious as they were in the game and it still keeps that mystery and action element going the whole time. I truly loved it and hope that there is more coming soon. If you guys don’t want to watch it or play it then the manga is always out there for your enjoyment. If your into action, adventure, mystery and hot cat-eared people everywhere then this is definitely for you. Enjoy!

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception

N4G.comJust finished this graphic novel game called, ” Utawarerumono” developed by Sting. It came out recently and has been the talk of the gaming town for everyone to play. When I first saw it I didn’t know what to think of it, so like always when I’m not sure about a game I go ahead and watch the trailer and see if its good or not. I was kind of put back because the trailer made it look so innocent looking for me, but when you look at the back of the cover it, obviously, says partial nudity, sexual themes, violence, etc, etc.

So, why is that?

Could they not find the right moments that would hint at that? Just to show you what I mean I’m going to show you this trailer for all you folks who haven’t seen or heard of the game yet. If you have then, you can go right ahead and skip over it.

Since, this is graphic novel game I already knew that their would be a lot of talking and cut scenes in the game which I was totally prepared for. What I wasn’t expecting was actually fighting in RPG fighting style battles. I was totally happy with that development, since most graphic novel games don’t let the players do this. At the same time, I was kind of disappointed because the battles are far apart from each other and it was more like I was playing chess than anything. If you’ve already played it then you know what I’m talking about. If I had to guess, I would say that I fought about 8 times in the entire game.

DualShockers.comMy favorite characters to use to fight with and in the story were Oshtor, Kuon(aka secret badass), Atuy( aka the mad princess) and the twins Saraana and Uruuru. Before, I get into them though let me bring you up to speed with the story. It starts with a man waking up on top of a snowy mountain who is later called, “Haku”. He’s wearing nothing but hospital robes, has no memory of who he is or why he’s there in the first place and you can tell right away that he doesn’t fit in whatever world he’s stumbled upon. Later, he gets rescued by Kuon from a giant red slime monster which I still think to this day was trying to tell him something. My theory is that it knew him and was trying to speak to him because it probably hadn’t seen him in forever. That scene was both in the anime and in the game and while the game story progressed I became more confident in my theory that the red slime was someone he used to know.

No, I’m not going to start talking about the anime, too. Sorry, but that rant is for another time and if I start comparing the two we’re going to be here all god damn day. So, moving on…….

Utawarerumono Mask of DeceptionAfter, being saved from death, Kuon vows to become his guardian and not leave him alone until she is sure that he can make it on his own. Thus begins their journey to the imperial capital, where they meet a lot of strange and strong people. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, but it seems Haku is the only live human around. Everyone else looks human, but they all have tails, cat-like ears and amazing strength. On this journey to find work, he discovers conspiracies, secrets, new friends and his forgotten memories.

The story behind this game will leave you at the edge of your chair and wondering WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?! There are a lot of touching and sad moments in this game that will leave you teary eyed and moments that make you go NNNNOOOOOOO! If you love a good story then I would definitely play this game and if you end up being in love with it like I did and want to know if their is a sequel then you’re in luck because there is one. The sequel ,” Mask of Truth”, comes on September 5th.

I’m totally pumped up for that and I hope you all are, too!

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Darwin’s Game

Egmont Manga.comThis time I’ll be talking about a manga called, “Darwin’s Game” by Flipflops…….yes, the creators really call themselves Flipflops. Deal with it.

Moving on, just from looking at the title alone my initial thought about this series was that it was going to be about some kind of game having to do with extinction and evolution  of some kind. Turns out I was kind of right, but in a different sense. In the beginning, the story just jumps right in with a murder. The main character’s friend who has been missing for the last couple of days gets killed by someone wearing a panda loving baseball mascot outfit. But, right before Kyoda gets killed he sends an SOS link to Sudo Kaname in order for him to get help. Well, we all know how that turns out.

Of course, when Kaname gets the link he clicks on it just because he’s super curious and not knowing how much this will change his life forever. Darwin’s Game is a social networking game, so when you enter or activate the game all you would be doing is be transported to somewhere else in reality or for your opponent vice versa. The moment you sign up for the game a snake comes out of your screen and bites you on the neck which activates a power within you to help fight against other players.

While reading it I noticed some people get really cool powers and some get really shitty ones. I guess it really depends on the person. For our guy, Kaname gets an unknown power that the game itself hasn’t seen in a while and of course it takes him a while to figure out what that power is. His power is summoning anything he’s at least seen once to himself which is quite handy. Also, to everyone in the game it became quite obvious that not only was he powerful, but became quite the prodigy when it came to playing. Kaname’s goal is to beat the game which he himself doesn’t even know what that means, but its better than the alternative method to getting out of the game.

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This series is still ongoing, so please have some patience or if you don’t have any then just wait for the series to be complete then you can read it. So far its really good and it actually reminded me of a similar series called “Alive-The Final Evolution”. It was kind of similar in the way of powers and fighting to the death and all that, but without the technology and yes, the Alive manga is complete. So, you can go ahead and read this one if you haven’t already while the other finishes up.

If you like action, cute girls, powers and conspiracy then you should put this on your read next list. I don’t recommend this for people who don’t like violence and light gore, but seriously though what manga doesn’t have violence in it nowadays? Hope you enjoy the manga.

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