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Mrbob
how can the baaasheep
enjoy the shootbang?
(12-15-2006, 02:39 AM)
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Nope! But it should have been! Level 5 FTW.

Cover story is pretty much filler. Top 50 games of 2006. With some extra awards too for top game (Twilight Princess), top 10 developers (Nintendo number one), etc.

Here am the scores!

Phantasy Star Universe - 6 SO 6.25
Family Guy - 5.5
Reservoir Dogs - 5.75
Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3/360) - 6.75 SO 6.25
Star Trek Legacy (360) - 7.75 SO 6.5
Fight Night Round 3 (PS3) - 9 SO 9
Full Auto 2 (PS3) - 7.5 SO 7.5
Call of Duty 3 (PS3) 8.75 SO 8.5
Untold Legends (PS3) - 8.25 SO 7.75
Tony Hawk Project 8 (PS3) - 8.75 SO 8.5
NHL2K7 (PS3) - 8.25
Madden 07 (PS3) - 7.75
NBA2K7 (PS3) - 8
Rogue Galaxy - 9 SO 8.5
Socom Combined Assault - 6.5 SO 6 (note: Ruh roh series going downhill bomba?)
Star Trek Encounters - 7.25
Sega Genesis Collection - 8.5
ATV Offroad 4 - 7.5
Twilight Princess (Wii) - 10 SO 10 Game of the Month
Excite Truck - 7.75 SO 8
Super Monkey BallZ Banana Blitz - 6.75
Trauma Center Second Opinion - 8.5
Red Steel - 7.5 SO 7.5
Chicken Little (Wii) - 7.25 SO 7.25
Tony Hawk Downhill Jam - 5 SO 4 (I thought this was supposed to be good? Guess not!)
Wiisports - 6.5 SO 7.25
Elebits - 7 SO 6.75
Rayman Raving Rabbids - 8.5 SO 8.5
Madden 07 (Wii) - 7.75 SO 7.5
Call of Duty 3 (Wii) - 7.25
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Wii) - 8.25
Metal Slug Anthology (Wii) - 7.5
Rainbow Six Vegas (360) - 9.5 SO 9.5
Superman Returns (360) - 6 SO 6.25
DoAX2 - 7.5 SO 7
Viva Pinata - 8 SO 7
Medieval 2: Total War (PC) - 9.25 SO 8.75 PC Game of the Month
Warhammer Mark of Chaos (PC) - 6.75 SO 7
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin - 9 SO 9 Portable Game of the Month
Socom 2 (PSP) - 7.5 SO 8
Final Fantasy 5 (GBA) - 8 SO 8
Summon Knight 2 (GBA) - 7.25
Dungeon Siege (PSP) - 8
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All - 8 SO 8

Now complain about the scores! ;)
TheGreatDave
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(12-15-2006, 02:39 AM)
Scores seem reasonable, so I expect a 10 page thread.
klee123
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(12-15-2006, 02:42 AM)
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Pretty good score for Rogue Galaxy. I wouldn't mind seeing the sequal for PS3, as from what I've played of the Japanese version of RG, it was flawed, but also had a lot of potential.

I hope Level 5 has changed the game a bit for the US release.
Last edited by klee123; 12-15-2006 at 02:52 AM.
Blame!
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(12-15-2006, 02:46 AM)
shitty gameinformer and their scale......no game gets below a 5 apparently because thats the lowest the scale will go

there are so many 7s and 6s for like every game i dont even know what i should buy and whats actually mediocre. :lol
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(12-15-2006, 02:46 AM)
Wow @ Rogue Galaxy. I guess I should try out the demo tonight


Klee123, the US version of Rogue Galaxy is pretty much a director's cut. They added more features and stuff into the US version and tweaked some things as well
Mrbob
how can the baaasheep
enjoy the shootbang?
(12-15-2006, 02:51 AM)
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The Untold Legends review score does baffle me. Especially after reading the review text heh.

Oh and I'm totally buying Tomb Raider 10th anniversary edition on PS2. Two page preview of it in the magazine, totally sweet. Remake of my favorite Tomb Raider game! :) Locations are still the same, but the areas are being reworked. Oh and the preview says it is PS2 only now. PSP and PC versions adios!
Taurus
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(12-15-2006, 02:58 AM)
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Trauma Center Second Opinion - 8.5
Rayman Raving Rabbids - 8.5 SO 8.5

Me likes this numbers! Gonna get them both before xmas. :)
Bebpo
trying to mount a comeback
(12-15-2006, 03:00 AM)
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All the scores for every game are too high :(
Jcgamer60
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(12-15-2006, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

All the scores for every game are too high :(

Agreed.
Error
Jealous of the Glory that is Johnny Depp
(12-15-2006, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

All the scores for every game are too high :(

says the guy that gave a 95 to Xenosaga Ep3 :D
Y2Kev
TLG Fan Caretaker Est. 2009
(12-15-2006, 03:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Error2k4

says the guy that gave a 95 to Xenosaga Ep3 :D

Tapping O had never BEEN so enrapturing!
starship
psycho_snake's and The Black Brad Pitt's B*TCH
(12-15-2006, 03:10 AM)
Could you post Top 50 games and Top 10 developers of 2006?
Mrbob
how can the baaasheep
enjoy the shootbang?
(12-15-2006, 03:11 AM)
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GI likes Crackdown too. Another notch in the belt. :)

Oh and these Tomb Raider Anniversary screens are incredible. The game looks completely brand new, even though the locations are the same. Looks like Tomb Raider on X360. These screens have to be doctored.

For you Denis Dyack fans, GI has an interview with him too.

They also rate the PS3 and Wii. PS3 gets a B and the Wii an A-.

Here are some of the top 10 lists:

Top 10 disappointments of 2006

10) The Death of E3
9) Video Game Scape-Goating
8) What the Hell Happened to Sonic Team?
7) Clover closes
6) Lack of progress for PSP
5) Halo movie goes MiA
4) Lack of Unified HD movie format
3) No online wii games at launch
2) Xbox 360 blows its lead
1) Playstation 3 launch

Top 10 Publishers of 2006

10) Rockstar Games (Last Year 8)
9) Konami (Last Year N/A)
8) 2K Games (Last Year N/A)
7) Capcom (Last Year 9)
6) Square Enix ( Last Year 10)
5) Activision ( Last Year 2)
4) THQ (Last year N/A)
3) EA ( Last Year 1)
2) Ubisoft (Last Year 2)
1) Nintendo (Last Year 5)

Top 10 developers of 2006

10) Blizzard Entertainment
9) Harmonix
8) Insomniac
7) Clover
6) Bethesda
5) Epic
4) Ubisoft Montreal
3) Relic Entertainment
2) Square Enix
1) Nintendo
Norse
(12-15-2006, 03:13 AM)
GI has always been very nice to SOE
tegdf
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(12-15-2006, 03:13 AM)
top games?
Norse
(12-15-2006, 03:22 AM)

Originally Posted by Mrbob


Top 10 disappointments of 2006

10) The Death of E3
9) Video Game Scape-Goating
8) What the Hell Happened to Sonic Team?
7) Clover closes
6) Lack of progress for PSP
5) Halo movie goes MiA
4) Lack of Unified HD movie format
3) No online wii games at launch
2) Xbox 360 blows its lead
1) Playstation 3 launch

ooooh, dont tick anyone off now ya ****in pussies! Cant take a shot at one company with out saying something about the others....1,2,3, sony,ms,nintendo.......hey GI, since your nose was so close to each ass, which smelt worse? #2 is 360 blows lead!! Please, do tell...what the frack does that mean? If this was 2007 maybe you could say that...but as of now you have no frickin clue whats going to happen. GI, go &%*# yourself.
REV 09
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(12-15-2006, 03:31 AM)
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i got the mag a few days ago, but didn't post it...this issue is lists galore. They gave Twilight Princess GOTY, and then just listed the top 50 games of the year, but didn't put numbers beside anything except Zelda. i also thought this issue's reviews were quite generous...too high actually, except Viva Pinata which deserves a little higher imo.
neojubei
Will drop pants for Sony.
(12-15-2006, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Norse

ooooh, dont tick anyone off now ya ****in pussies! Cant take a shot at one company with out saying something about the others....1,2,3, sony,ms,nintendo.......hey GI, since your nose was so close to each ass, which smelt worse? #2 is 360 blows lead!! Please, do tell...what the frack does that mean? If this was 2007 maybe you could say that...but as of now you have no frickin clue whats going to happen. GI, go &%*# yourself.


Someone's a little disappointed.
REV 09
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(12-15-2006, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Norse

ooooh, dont tick anyone off now ya ****in pussies! Cant take a shot at one company with out saying something about the others....1,2,3, sony,ms,nintendo.......hey GI, since your nose was so close to each ass, which smelt worse? #2 is 360 blows lead!! Please, do tell...what the frack does that mean? If this was 2007 maybe you could say that...but as of now you have no frickin clue whats going to happen. GI, go &%*# yourself.

i thought that was kinda stupid too...i still don't see how 360 blew it's lead. The only reason it's in the position that it's in right now is because it launched a year ago. If anything, we're seeing the fruits of Microsoft's lead now.
BamYouHaveAids
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(12-15-2006, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Norse

ooooh, dont tick anyone off now ya ****in pussies! Cant take a shot at one company with out saying something about the others....1,2,3, sony,ms,nintendo.......hey GI, since your nose was so close to each ass, which smelt worse? #2 is 360 blows lead!! Please, do tell...what the frack does that mean? If this was 2007 maybe you could say that...but as of now you have no frickin clue whats going to happen. GI, go &%*# yourself.

Aren't you taking this a little too personally?
kenta
Has no PEINS
(12-15-2006, 03:34 AM)
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Hope for Rogue Galaxy reinstated. What did they give FFXII?
neojubei
Will drop pants for Sony.
(12-15-2006, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by REV 09

i thought that was kinda stupid too...i still don't see how 360 blew it's lead. The only reason it's in the position that it's in right now is because it launched a year ago. If anything, we're seeing the fruits of Microsoft's lead now.

Well not really, I guess what GI meant all those months since before gears came out was sort of a waste. Gamers have short memories, so the whole summer and before when hardly any good consistent xbox 360 games were not coming out would be blowing their lead, however gamers with short attention spans see gears in November and all of a sudden 360 didn't waste their lead. sorry but 360 did waste their lead, 360 could have hit 10 million even before November if consistent good must have games were released.
xaosslug
Shane Kim's pre-cum
shall drench unbelievers
(12-15-2006, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Untold Legends (PS3) - 8.25 SO 7.75
Rogue Galaxy - 9 SO 8.5

whatdog.gif

anyway--MUAHUAHUAHUAHUA... COME TO PAPA Rogue Galaxy! :D
GhaleonEB
knows his net worth
(12-15-2006, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by REV 09

i thought that was kinda stupid too...i still don't see how 360 blew it's lead. The only reason it's in the position that it's in right now is because it launched a year ago. If anything, we're seeing the fruits of Microsoft's lead now.

Yeah, that doesn't make sense. They built up a good library of games, moved ~7m systems (probably 9 by the time December is over), established a massive lead in the online space and are now set to have a killer first half of 2007 with second-gen games. Odd way to blow a lead. :\
No.1
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(12-15-2006, 03:43 AM)
Red Steel - 7.5 SO 7.5

The highest score its received from US media.

Good to see more people realise Relic's utmost brilliance.
ZeoVGM
formerly omg rite
(12-15-2006, 03:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Nope! But it should have been!

Impossible, they reveiwed Twilight Princess in the same issue.
neojubei
Will drop pants for Sony.
(12-15-2006, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by xaosslug

whatdog.gif

anyway--MUAHUAHUAHUAHUA... COME TO PAPA Rogue Galaxy! :D


Yea I am so buying Rogue Galaxy. I bought the Japanese version and i seriously hope Level5 improved the American release. That one dungeon, no almost all of them dragggggggggged on too long.

I liked the concept and the battle system, though FF12 one is superior, RG with a few improvements can be an excellent game. I hope they get rid of that whole weapon upgrading system.
duckroll
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(12-15-2006, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Error2k4

says the guy that gave a 95 to Xenosaga Ep3 :D

Hey that's only 10 more points that I would have given it objectively!

Edit: And unless Rogue Galaxy is a completely different game from the JP version, no one in their right mind would give it a 90.
Mr Jared
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(12-15-2006, 03:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Oh and I'm totally buying Tomb Raider 10th anniversary edition on PS2. Two page preview of it in the magazine, totally sweet. Remake of my favorite Tomb Raider game! :) Locations are still the same, but the areas are being reworked. Oh and the preview says it is PS2 only now. PSP and PC versions adios!

Ditto. I haven't seen their preview on it, but the first time I saw TR: Anniversary I went from not knowing what it was to putting it up right behind Halo 3 on my list of most anticipated games for next year. The original is definitely the best of the Playstation series and Legend is incredible. I fully expect this to be awesome.

Being PS2 only does suck though. It deserves another run on the 360 :(
ZeoVGM
formerly omg rite
(12-15-2006, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Oh and these Tomb Raider Anniversary screens are incredible. The game looks completely brand new, even though the locations are the same. Looks like Tomb Raider on X360. These screens have to be doctored.

Not buying it unless it's on 360.

Completely stupid if they don't.
Y2Kev
TLG Fan Caretaker Est. 2009
(12-15-2006, 03:54 AM)
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ACTIVISION!?!?!

SERIOUSLY!??!

holy shit, tomb raider anniversary screens? ****ing serious? Does it say anything about 480p support? If it does, i'm buying it and running it on my PS3 and it will look FABULOUS.
LJ11
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(12-15-2006, 03:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Norse

ooooh, dont tick anyone off now ya ****in pussies! Cant take a shot at one company with out saying something about the others....1,2,3, sony,ms,nintendo.......hey GI, since your nose was so close to each ass, which smelt worse? #2 is 360 blows lead!! Please, do tell...what the frack does that mean? If this was 2007 maybe you could say that...but as of now you have no frickin clue whats going to happen. GI, go &%*# yourself.

Last edited by LJ11; 12-15-2006 at 04:05 AM.
Norse
(12-15-2006, 03:58 AM)

Originally Posted by neojubei

Someone's a little disappointed.


yeah, lol.....bit too many episodes of 1up yours I guess. Wish everyone could be so bold. Tell it how it is and not gloss over everything to make them all happy. GI appears to worry more about the advertising money than truth.
Speevy
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(12-15-2006, 04:01 AM)
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Their reviews continue to be among the worst in the industry. Especially their VP one.
medrew
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(12-15-2006, 04:01 AM)

Originally Posted by No.1

Red Steel - 7.5 SO 7.5

The highest score its received from US media.

Good to see more people realise Relic's utmost brilliance.

Gametrailers gave it a 7.8
Norse
(12-15-2006, 04:02 AM)

Originally Posted by GhaleonEB

Yeah, that doesn't make sense. They built up a good library of games, moved ~7m systems (probably 9 by the time December is over), established a massive lead in the online space and are now set to have a killer first half of 2007 with second-gen games. Odd way to blow a lead. :\



exactly.
DarknessTear
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(12-15-2006, 04:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Error2k4

says the guy that gave a 95 to Xenosaga Ep3 :D

You never played it.
neojubei
Will drop pants for Sony.
(12-15-2006, 04:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by omg rite

Not buying it unless it's on PS3.

Completely stupid if they don't.

fixed for me.
Blame!
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(12-15-2006, 04:05 AM)

Originally Posted by neojubei

Well not really, I guess what GI meant all those months since before gears came out was sort of a waste. Gamers have short memories, so the whole summer and before when hardly any good consistent xbox 360 games were not coming out would be blowing their lead, however gamers with short attention spans see gears in November and all of a sudden 360 didn't waste their lead. sorry but 360 did waste their lead, 360 could have hit 10 million even before November if consistent good must have games were released.

:rolleyes.....oh boy another gaf economist living in moms basement :lol

the fact is we still dont know if 400 bucks is a maintsream price point.

and yea how else do you think GI gets all their 'world exclusives' anyway....
BamYouHaveAids
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(12-15-2006, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Their reviews continue to be among the worst in the industry. Especially their VP one.

Famistu is on another level of awful, but I agree VP deserves a 9 at the very least.
Mac the KNife
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(12-15-2006, 04:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

2) Xbox 360 blows its lead

News to me!
Zep
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(12-15-2006, 04:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob


Top 10 disappointments of 2006

2) Xbox Live Arcade

.
DarienA
The black man everyone at Activision can agree on
(12-15-2006, 04:24 AM)
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Star Trek Legacy (360) - 7.75 SO 6.5

Hmmm I'm just gonna believe in the first score, screw the second opinion!!!!
Ghengis Cohen
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(12-15-2006, 04:29 AM)
When you say soemone has blown a lead don't they have to actually blow their lead?
Ckid
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(12-15-2006, 04:31 AM)
Tony Hawk Project 8 (PS3) - 8.75 SO 8.5

I got this game in a bundle with my ps3, dono whether or not i should open it or not, or sell it.
TurtleSnatcher
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(12-15-2006, 04:31 AM)
I cant believe scores are just being posted now.. =o
Odrion
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(12-15-2006, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

All the scores for every game are too high :(

Better for a few to be mad at overrated games than a million pissed off at a underrated game (until you buy Jade Empire.)
Dahbomb
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(12-15-2006, 04:44 AM)
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Scores seem a bit high all around but hey thats way better than something like Zelda TP getting 8.5. I would much rather have scores curved up than down.
Mr Jared
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(12-15-2006, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kevbug11

holy shit, tomb raider anniversary screens? ****ing serious? Does it say anything about 480p support? If it does, i'm buying it and running it on my PS3 and it will look SHITTY.

Fixed. Play PS2 games on your PS2. They look a lot better.
Y2Kev
TLG Fan Caretaker Est. 2009
(12-15-2006, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by alkaline black

Fixed. Play PS2 games on your PS2. They look a lot better.

480p games look great. Just played through Shadow of the Colossus (fabulous) this week.

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