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MarkMan
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(07-22-2012, 04:45 AM)
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Hello everyone. My name is MarkMan and I love arcade sticks. This is the second official thread for arcade sticks on NeoGAF. You can view the original thread in all it's awesomeness here:

I will reserve the first two posts of this thread for incoming links/resources to all things arcade sticks.

This thread will serve as a resource, point of discussion and a friendly place to chat about arcade sticks.

LINKS: COMING SOON

Arcade Stick News & Resources

Arcade Stick Parts & Accesories

Arcade Stick Release Calendar
Last edited by MarkMan; 07-22-2012 at 04:49 AM.
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(07-22-2012, 04:46 AM)
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Reserved Post for future information. Currently filling it in with random images of arcade sticks (and girls) lol.









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thetrin
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(07-22-2012, 04:52 AM)
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I'm curious how many people have had a chance to try the new Hori Fighting Edge, and what they think of it. It seems really slick from the videos I've seen, but that says nothing about how it feels.
LegatoB
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(07-22-2012, 04:53 AM)
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MarkMan, when are you going to give back to the community and start raffling off your stick collection? You do want #esports to blow up, right?
Wuthering_Heights
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(07-22-2012, 04:55 AM)
MarkMan, I love you.

That is all.
Tobe
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(07-22-2012, 04:55 AM)
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holy shit new thread, well gonna take a picture of my sticks and post my collection, its small but i worked my ass off for my stick money.
jbug617
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(07-22-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

I'm curious how many people have had a chance to try the new Hori Fighting Edge, and what they think of it. It seems really slick from the videos I've seen, but that says nothing about how it feels.

I have the Fighting Edge. I really like the stick but the buttons you need to get use to them. Also the 360 version doesn't allow you to program all your buttons like the ps3 version.
h3ro
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(07-22-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Thanks to Markman, I play with my stick daily.
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NinajHeartless
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(07-22-2012, 05:27 AM)
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A new thread!?

Nice to see Arcade Stick-GAF is alive and mashing buttons! ^___^

I'll definitely be posting some pictures of my new stick once I finish all the modifications and make eet perrrrdy.

Edit:
A small preview of my rainbow catastrophe

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thekonamicode
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(07-22-2012, 05:33 AM)
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This reminds me, I need a new fight stick!
supahkiwi
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(07-22-2012, 05:36 AM)
Damn, I regret not buying a madcatz messenger bag when it was up in stock.
GhostSeed
(07-22-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Why is there T & A next to my A & B?
Salsa
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(07-22-2012, 05:44 AM)
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starting the process of building my own next week hopefully. Hype!

got many tips already but if there's anything I MUST know (and places to buy sanwa parts with international free shipping) feel free to mention it! building it for fighters btw
QisTopTier
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(07-22-2012, 05:45 AM)
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Call Kotaku!

Anyways, I've always been jealous of everyone and their custom sticks :( I really wish I could play on some and make them but oh well T_T
noodalls
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(07-22-2012, 05:48 AM)
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My arcade stick has an amazing feature that not even Markman's sticks can do

(and I'm posting on page 1 so I can later upload an image and have it on P1 for eternity.)
Skilletor
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(07-22-2012, 05:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

I'm curious how many people have had a chance to try the new Hori Fighting Edge, and what they think of it. It seems really slick from the videos I've seen, but that says nothing about how it feels.

I have one. It's awesome. I love the stick in it. Feels really nice. A bit looser than the Sanwas I'm used to. The kuros are much better than stock hori, but not as good as sanwas or seis. I swapped mine out for some Sanwas and now it's the perfect stick. I'm a big guy, so I prefer my sticks large.

I'd say my top 3 plastic sticks are:

1. Fighting Edge

It'd be a tossup between the Mad Catz VS stick and the Hori SC5. I prefer the size of the Hori, but the build of the VS.

For the new thread, my favorite custom:







And my collection (not updated...I got a new custom case and a VS stick @ EVO):

Last edited by Skilletor; 07-22-2012 at 05:58 AM.
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(07-22-2012, 05:54 AM)
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Arcade Edition?
Yes Boss!
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(07-22-2012, 05:55 AM)
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Yay, Round 2!

Don't forget new links to SD Tekken...most of the old ones pointed to the old site.
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Duxxy3
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(07-22-2012, 06:00 AM)
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Oh man, gonna take a long time to update the broken links from the last OT.

It's been a year now and i can say, without a doubt, i am far more comfortable using a stick than i am a pad.
ShinobiFist
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(07-22-2012, 06:06 AM)
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Yes! We in here. Exar champion repping hard yo.
BHK3
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(07-22-2012, 06:07 AM)
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What was the stick mrKOF was using against bala at evo? It lit up every time he pushed a button
h3ro
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(07-22-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by BHK3

What was the stick mrKOF was using against bala at evo? It lit up every time he pushed a button

I don't recall the exact stick, but I believe it was just LED mods with clear buttons.
Imm0rt4l
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(07-22-2012, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Skilletor







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oh my Gawd

That is sexy as FU-WAK
Yes Boss!
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(07-22-2012, 06:24 AM)
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I love my little collection. I'll probably be with all of it next year when I move to Maryland but here is what I have in storage in a closet in Laguna (where I'm on vacation right now). It is about a third, with another third in storage in San Diego, and the rest of my sticks in Germany. Messy, but I love just picking a stick and using it for a game for a few weeks then putting it back and grabbing something else for another game. Next year I plan on putting them all out in my game room. Think I have about 85 now. I love them and I love the fact that collecting them is a hobby absolutely nobody cares about. My fourth hobby after cooking, indian movies, nintendo. This thread keeps me going.

Jotamide
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(07-22-2012, 06:31 AM)
OMG! I feel I will get noticed now: Would you guys recommend the $60 Hori Arcade Stick (the V3 I believe) for a total newb to fighting games or could I get something better for around the same price somewhere else?
enzo_gt
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(07-22-2012, 06:34 AM)
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Does the EVO fight stick really light up like that or that just the MarkMan edition? It's beautiful. Really is the prettiest stick I've ever seen.
MezzoForte
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(07-22-2012, 06:36 AM)
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just copped an HRAP3SE off YJA, extremely stoked to start playing XIII with it. Will post pics upon arrival.
DasRaven
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(07-22-2012, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jotamide

OMG! I feel I will get noticed now: Would you guys recommend the $60 Hori Arcade Stick (the V3 I believe) for a total newb to fighting games or could I get something better for around the same price somewhere else?

At that price, the MadCatz WWE All-stars Brawl stick is the better choice. OEM parts are OK for a beginner and arcade parts just drop in.

Or, spend the extra $30 to get the Hori SCV stick ($99 most places) which comes with arcade-quality parts out of the box. I have a V3, but I converted it to bluetooth for PS3 use. The thinner chassis makes using arcade-quality parts a chore.

Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Does the EVO fight stick really light up like that or that just the MarkMan edition? It's beautiful. Really is the prettiest stick I've ever seen.

Markman rushed the Evo doors to get 1st edition ArcEye3 button LEDs and a Remora controller to make that happen. Both are available @ gdlk.co
Last edited by DasRaven; 07-22-2012 at 07:52 AM.
Dance Inferno
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(07-22-2012, 08:10 AM)
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Hey guys, noob to fighting games and sticks here, but I picked up UMvC3 a few weeks ago ever since I saw it at EVO and have been having a blast with it. Figured I would pick up a stick, but not really sure where to start. I saw the Hori SCV stick suggested and it's on sale for $99, is that any good? I was reading some reviews that dock it points because it has a square gate though, is that a bad thing?
StarCreator
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(07-22-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

I'm curious how many people have had a chance to try the new Hori Fighting Edge, and what they think of it. It seems really slick from the videos I've seen, but that says nothing about how it feels.

Feedback I've gotten from friends I've let try mine is positive. We were really surprised how quiet the lever is, but it still had perfect response.
MezzoForte
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(07-22-2012, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by BHK3

What was the stick mrKOF was using against bala at evo? It lit up every time he pushed a button

I'm pretty sure you're thinking of MAD_KoF, and it was this retail Korean stick:

http://www.istmall.co.kr/shop/goods/...oodsno=9992191
MarkMan
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(07-22-2012, 09:43 AM)
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Thread title okay?

^.^

I'll update the thread tomorrow after I get back from SBO qualifiers.
MarkMan
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(07-22-2012, 09:46 AM)
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Posted this yesterday in the old thread...



The HORI RAP V3-SA Kai and VX-SA Kai. US versions (yes it's coming out here). Early. ;)

Now for some random pics...

I love my prototype FightStick PRO...



Running out of room in one of my corner stashes...

ranmafan
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(07-22-2012, 10:31 AM)
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I just recently preordered my first arcade stick since the NES era. I got the Persona Arena fight stick preordered. Hope it comes this week but it looks like Im in the second shipment for it or something according to amazon japan. Cant wait to finally play some fighting games with a arcade stick again.
kirblar
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(07-22-2012, 10:34 AM)
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I just picked up two cheap sticks on Ebay for casual play. Hopefully they work out well. (I'm introducing the game (SFIV, MvC3)to a friend's kids next week and figured i might as well have them learn stick, lol.)
Jotamide
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(07-22-2012, 10:40 AM)

Originally Posted by DasRaven

At that price, the MadCatz WWE All-stars Brawl stick is the better choice. OEM parts are OK for a beginner and arcade parts just drop in.

Or, spend the extra $30 to get the Hori SCV stick ($99 most places) which comes with arcade-quality parts out of the box. I have a V3, but I converted it to bluetooth for PS3 use. The thinner chassis makes using arcade-quality parts a chore.



Markman rushed the Evo doors to get 1st edition ArcEye3 button LEDs and a Remora controller to make that happen. Both are available @ gdlk.co

Awesome find!!! I got the WWE Arcade Stick. Will probably mod once it arrives. Really couldn't beat that price.

Thank you so much!
boybrushdRED
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(07-22-2012, 10:56 AM)
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here are my sticks. just stock parts. nothing fancy.


Tekken 6 HRAP 3


HRAP v3 SA. I won on a contest last year. Signed by Cross Counter guys.

The Phantomnaut
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(07-22-2012, 12:44 PM)
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I got into contact with the Joytron folks to help with the international EXChanger review for IPLAYWINNER. I am gonna hit up Haunts for a greenlight involving the Hori Real Arcade Pro V Kai models. Since I already reviewed the Virtua Fighter V3-SA and the Kai models have some minor upgrades, I think there might be something else in line for it.
MarkMan
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(07-22-2012, 12:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Phantomnaut

I got into contact with the Joytron folks to help with the international EXChanger review for IPLAYWINNER. I am gonna hit up Haunts for a greenlight involving the Hori Real Arcade Pro V Kai models. Since I already reviewed the Virtua Fighter V3-SA and the Kai models have some minor upgrades, I think there might be something else in line for it.

The Kai is way different from the V3-SA (VF5 edition). There's a lot more to the stick other than the button layout. It's worth going in (if you know what I mean) and seeing how other things stick together as well. Overall. I don't like the stick, but that's just my personal preference.

Regarding the EXChanger, lol at that stick. There's a reason why no one uses it. NeoPenny (another collector/avid member of the Mexican/TJ FGC) went above and beyond to try and get one... just to be disappointed. It has a lot of cool stuff going for it though. It's just the actual feel/usage of it doesn't get the job done.

I miss reviewing sticks. A competing stick company asked me to review their sticks and I told them I could probably do it but under a pseudonym or something lol.
WeaponKnight
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(07-22-2012, 12:58 PM)
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I just bought a Hori Fight Stick V3. It cost over $100 because of shipping and thank goodness I wasn't taxed by customs. I'm still learning it, I can barely do a Hadouken from the right side of the screen. Practice makes perfection, we'll see :)
Here's a pic I took right before I unboxed it:

I want to put a custom artwork, but I don't want to open it so soon so I'll just leave it as it is :(
Daigoro
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(07-22-2012, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jotamide

Awesome find!!! I got the WWE Arcade Stick. Will probably mod once it arrives. Really couldn't beat that price.

Thank you so much!

if you're going to spend the time and money to mod it, you might have well just bought the SC5 stick for an extra $30.
h3ro
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(07-22-2012, 02:44 PM)
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Heads up for those looking for a solid, cheaper entry into the obsession that Markman has started in all of us...

WWE Brawl Stick - Amazon $29.99

Currently both PS3 and 360 versions are in stock and available at that price.
Duxxy3
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(07-22-2012, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by h3ro

Heads up for those looking for a solid, cheaper entry into the obsession that Markman has started in all of us...

WWE Brawl Stick - Amazon $29.99

Currently both PS3 and 360 versions are in stock and available at that price.

Cool - that is now the default choice for anyone that doesn't want to spend $99 on a full sanwa equipped stick.

Though i would still recommend going that route anyhow.
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(07-22-2012, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by h3ro

Heads up for those looking for a solid, cheaper entry into the obsession that Markman has started in all of us...

WWE Brawl Stick - Amazon $29.99

Currently both PS3 and 360 versions are in stock and available at that price.

Yes, but how is the quality? It's not going to break for being a $30 stick is it?
BlackJace
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(07-22-2012, 03:14 PM)
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Thank you MarkMan. My thumbs have been grinded and sore for much, much too long.
Duxxy3
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(07-22-2012, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Yes, but how is the quality? It's not going to break for being a $30 stick is it?

oh god no. it's sturdy. it's also far easier to mod that stick than anything else under $95.
h3ro
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(07-22-2012, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Yes, but how is the quality? It's not going to break for being a $30 stick is it?

Solid as heck. I use my original SFIV SE stick as my travel stick. Only thing I did replace the buttons/stick with Sanwa parts (which was a breeze and quite fun, btw).

The construction is quite good, the stick is compact while still having some decent weight to it and I have to say that I miss the wrist slope of the SE when I switch over to playing on my TE stick.
hikarutilmitt
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(07-22-2012, 03:40 PM)
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So whatever happened to that stick from Razr? Was it released? Is it languishing in development even more?
djplaeskool
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(07-22-2012, 03:52 PM)
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Just put in an order for the Qanba Q4RAF.
Can't wait to give it a whirl.
AAK
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(07-22-2012, 04:36 PM)
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I know I'm repeating myself from the previous thread but since this is a new one I just need to vent my frustration:

Originally Posted by boybrushdRED


Tekken 6 HRAP 3

Originally Posted by Skilletor

Why can't more arcade sticks be like the ones above??? I really wish arcade manufacturers put more space in between the stick and the buttons. I tried playing with the Madcatz TE's, the Hori V3's, and it's so uncomfortable for me having both of my hands so close to one another. It overall has such a cramped feeling and I don't see how having them so close is a better design decision.

Oh well, I still use my T6 HRAP 3. I think I'll stick with it and eventually mod it with other buttons and sticks when it gives me trouble.

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