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The Year of Shame Challenge.

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10:17
Sep 14th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Yeah I know I selected Normal but I'm thinking I can reduce the pile of shames of the category 1&2s then come back to take care of business. Though I probably won't

10:19
Sep 14th 2012


D5120

Rugby

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I'll be making Dark Sector a Class 5 this week as I'm doing it for the Pile of Win smile

 

Sleeping Dogs should be down to a Class 4 too smile

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10:21
Sep 14th 2012


JayceStokes

Dudley

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I have had the wife nagging me all week for a birthday list…

 

Do you know how hard it is to choose stuff when games arent an option??

 

Looks like i'm having lots of socks to open tomorrow thumbs-downsurprised

10:22
Sep 14th 2012


D5120

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LOL…I'm being asked the same for next month… btw, happy birthday for tomorrow smile

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10:23
Sep 14th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Think yourself lucky the PS3 Widow would rather die than buy me anything to do with gaming.

10:29
Sep 14th 2012


D5120

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LOL, I've had issues using the site from the iPad as well smile

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10:30
Sep 14th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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It's either that or the Heineken

02:35
Sep 15th 2012


Brother Brown

Jam Butty Mines

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JayceStokes said:

I have had the wife nagging me all week for a birthday list…

 

Do you know how hard it is to choose stuff when games arent an option??

 

Looks like i'm having lots of socks to open tomorrow thumbs-downsurprised

 

Brother Brown said:

Ive dropped the new Kindle on my Birthday list as its not really gaming is it? ( thats what Ive told the Wife any way. embarassed )

07:29
Sep 16th 2012


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

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ooooo the new kindle, that would work for me except that the good lady has asked for it herself and it seems a bit pointless as I can grab hers once she is bored of it.

 

I bought a replacement PC last week (yes it does play more than minesweeper Jayce)

The Good Lady took the PS3 to get repaired for me yesterday

 

Looks like I will be getting a lot of Blu-Rays for christmas and my birthday now – Midlife Movie club anyone?

08:05
Sep 16th 2012


D5120

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Well, if my Pile of Win choice is anything to go by (Dark Sector), then I'm in for a rough year. Played the game for about an hour yesterday and didn't get on with it at all. I will however persevere and get it finished, that way I can get it off the pile…..lets just hope that there are some real gems in the pile smile

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12:22
Sep 16th 2012


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

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I feel he same mate.
Rock manager is the absolute cream of pure shiote

I now understand totally why I had never installed it

07:46
Sep 17th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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One down many more to go, completed WarHammer Space Marine, end boss was a little disappointing though

08:41
Sep 17th 2012


D5120

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If my calculations are correct, I've got about another 12 hours in Dark Sector….I really hope I start to enjoy it, it just seems like killroom after killroom at the moment :s

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15:49
Sep 23rd 2012


HoYooYaDafty

Birmingham

Ep 89: T********g

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Well I think that's me nailed down my pile of shame now, barring any last minute weakness, & it's weighing in at 165 games, which is a damn sight bigger than I ever suspected it was! confused Those sneaky downloads….

 

Here's my list, spoilered up to avoid wrecking the page.

 

 

Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Lost Odyssey Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Halo 3 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
GTA IV – TLAD Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
GTA IV – BoGT Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Alice: Madness Returns Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Catherine Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Ace Combat – Assualt Horizon Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Binary Domain Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Bulletstorm Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Operation Flashpoint – Red River Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Warhammer 40,000 – Space Marine Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
The Darkness II Xbox 360 Boxed Complete
Skyrim Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Kingdoms of Amalur Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 4
Dragon Age 2 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Dead Island Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 4
Dark Souls Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Assasins Creed – Revelations Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Fallout 3 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Fallout New Vegas – GotY Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Saints Row The Third Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Dungeon Siege III Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Sleeping Dogs Xbox 360 Boxed Level 3
Darksiders 2 Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Medal of Honor Airborne Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
The Saboteur Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Spec Ops: The Line Xbox 360 Boxed Level 1
Alone in the Dark Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Conan Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Tales of Vesperia Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Braid Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Call of Duty Classic Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Winterbottom Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Wallace & Gromit #2 Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Bastion Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Clover – A Curious Tale Xbox 360 HDD Level 2
ilomilo Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Super Meat Boy Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Monkey Island 1 Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Monkey Island 2 Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Jade Empire Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
The Walking Dead – Ep1 Xbox 360 HDD Complete
The Walking Dead – Ep2 Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
The Walking Dead – Ep3 Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
The Walking Dead – Ep4 Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
The Walking Dead – Ep5 Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Risk Factions Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Beyond Good & Evil HD Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Torchlight Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Peggle Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Plants Vs Zombies Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Deathspank Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Ikaruga Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Bubble Bobble Neo Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Trials HD Xbox 360 HDD Level 3
Castlevania SoTN Xbox 360 HDD Level 2
Crysis Xbox 360 HDD Level 1
Fez Xbox 360 HDD Level 2
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii Boxed Level 3
The Last Story Wii Boxed Level 1
Pandoara's Tower Wii Boxed Level 1
Metroid: The Other M Wii Boxed Level 1
Monster Hunter Tri Wii Boxed Level 1
Silent Hill – Shattered Memories Wii Boxed Level 1
Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword Wii Boxed Level 1
Dead Space -Extraction Wii Boxed Level 1
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Boxed Level 1
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption Wii Boxed Level 1
Zelda Majora's Mask Wii HDD Level 1
Lost Winds Wii HDD Level 1
World of Goo Wii HDD Level 3
Mario 64 Wii HDD Level 2
Killzone 2 PS3 Boxed Level 3
Killzone 3 PS3 Boxed Level 1
Siren: Blood Curse PS3 Boxed Level 1
God of War Collection PS3 Boxed Level 3
God of War 3 PS3 Boxed Level 1
inFamous 2 PS3 Boxed Level 1
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PS3 Boxed Level 1
Tales of Graces f PS3 Boxed Level 1
Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Boxed Level 3
inFamous 1 PS3 HDD Level 3
Little Big Planet PS3 HDD Level 2
Oddworld Stranger's Wrath PS3 HDD Level 1
Stacking PS3 HDD Level 3
Trine 2 PS3 HDD Level 1
Costume Quest PS3 HDD Level 2
DC Universe Online PS3 HDD Level 1
Tales of Monkey Island Ep 4 PS3 HDD Level 2
Tales of Monkey Island Ep 5 PS3 HDD Level 3
Sam & Max – Ep 1 PS3 HDD Level 1
Sam & Max – Ep 2 PS3 HDD Level 1
Sam & Max – Ep 3 PS3 HDD Level 1
Sam & Max – Ep 4 PS3 HDD Level 1
Sam & Max – Ep 5 PS3 HDD Level 1
Shank 2 PS3 HDD Level 1
Rayman Origins PS Vita HDD Level 3
Gravity Rush PS Vita Boxed Abandoned
Metal Gear Solid Collection PS Vita Boxed Level 3
Disgaea 3 PS Vita Boxed Level 1
Final Fantasy Tactics PS Vita HDD Level 2
Lunar – Silver Star Harmony PS Vita HDD Level 1
Legend of Heroes – Trails in the Sky PS Vita HDD Level 1
Little Big Planet PS Vita HDD Level 1
Corpse Party PS Vita HDD Level 1
Ys 7 PS Vita HDD Level 1
The 3rd Birthday PS Vita HDD Level 1
Final Fantasy VI PS Vita HDD Level 1
Final Fantasy VII PS Vita HDD Level 3
Final Fantasy VIII PS Vita HDD Level 3
Final Fantasy IX PS Vita HDD Level 3
Grandia  PS Vita HDD Level 2
Front Mission PS Vita HDD Level 2
Vagrant Story PS Vita HDD Level 2
Tales of the Abyss 3DS Boxed Level 3
Radiant Historia 3DS Boxed Level 3
Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story 3DS Boxed Level 1
Zelda Minish Cap 3DS HDD Level 1
Fire Emblem – The Sacred Stones 3DS HDD Level 1
Metroid Fusion 3DS HDD Level 1
Mario vs Donkey Kong 3DS HDD Level 1
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror 3DS HDD Level 1
Back to the Future – Ep 2 iOS HDD Complete
Back to the Future – Ep 3 iOS HDD Complete
Back to the Future – Ep 4 iOS HDD Level 1
Back to the Future – Ep 5 iOS HDD Level 1
Hector Badge of Carnage – Ep1 iOS HDD Level 1
Hector Badge of Carnage – Ep2 iOS HDD Level 1
Hector Badge of Carnage – Ep3 iOS HDD Level 1
Sam & Max Ep 1 iOS HDD Level 1
Sam & Max Ep 2 iOS HDD Level 1
Sam & Max Ep 3 iOS HDD Level 1
Sam & Max Ep 4 iOS HDD Level 1
Sam & Max Ep 5 iOS HDD Level 1
Ghost Trick iOS HDD Level 1
Beneath a Steel Sky iOS HDD Level 1
Simon The Sorceror 1 iOS HDD Level 1
Simon The Sorceror 2 iOS HDD Level 1
Flight of the Amazon Queen iOS HDD Level 1
Broken Sword 2 iOS HDD Level 1
Machinarium iOS HDD Level 1
Tiny Bang Story iOS HDD Level 1
Puzzle Agent iOS HDD Level 1
Puzzle Agent 2 iOS HDD Level 1
Shining Force iOS HDD Level 1
Scribblenauts iOS HDD Level 1
Max & the Magic Marker iOS HDD Level 1
Pirates iOS HDD Level 1
#Sworcery iOS HDD Level 2
Greed Corp iOS HDD Level 1
7th Guest iOS HDD Level 1
Another World  iOS HDD Level 1
Hunters 2 iOS HDD Level 1
GTA III iOS HDD Level 1
GTA Chinatown Wars iOS HDD Level 1

 

Currently Playing – The Saboteur (360)

10:30
Sep 27th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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D5120 said:

DrunkRogue68 said:

Doe's anyone think they will complete their POS and then start buying games in 2013? Or are they all far too BIG?

The fact that I have RDR, Oblivion, Skyrim, GTA3, GTAconfusedA, GTA:VC, GTA4 in my pile, and also have OCD (must do every side mission), I think I'm good for a few years smile

 

My Pile of shame is a lot smaller it’s less than 60 Titles.  But I agree it’s that OCD and Trophy Collecting that is going to be my down fall, I replayed Skyrim and Fallout NV numerous times before I finally got the Platinum Trophies.

Looking at my list there are definitely a couple grinder titles; GTA IV, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect 3 etc.

I'll give it good try but realistically I can't really see myself doing it.

21:19
Sep 30th 2012


Games247

Glasgow

Ep 59: Do the Bartman

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Right chaps, I have put together a site to track my pain through the year of shame!

Bookmark http://www.games247.co.uk/ to check it out….

There is not much there at present but I will get more content up as I progress.

#MLGComicClub

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22:12
Oct 3rd 2012


HoYooYaDafty

Birmingham

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Found an article on "Why most people don't finish video games", makes a few interesting points.

Take the glut of games available these days and the fact that I rarely manage more than an hours uninterrupted gaming a few times a week and the pile of shame is born!

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/g…..ames.snow/

Currently Playing – The Saboteur (360)

08:38
Oct 4th 2012


D5120

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That actually makes a lot of sense.

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09:57
Oct 4th 2012


Games247

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Absolutely! I remember being a youngster and not having the same massive pile of games, I can honestly say that I played everything I owned multiple times (completing most of them!)

The same cannot be said anymore…..

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11:45
Oct 4th 2012


Tepic

Essex

Ep 54: To Me, To You!

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Sharing my toys with the family is what gets me.  I need to buy more televisions and dedicate each one to a console!

Saying that, I have never been one to finish games.  I have always been more of a collector.  One day I will work out the size of my PoS.  Do I only use current gen, or everything I have in the house?

13:38
Oct 8th 2012


CthulhuLord

Northampton UK

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Ep 95: Red for Dead

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Having read a few posts on here glad i'm late to the party, as i'd have thrown my hat in the ring on a whim. I barely have time to visit this site no matter about wittle down my PoS. Then again 18mnths ago a little girl came into the world and here healthy appetite is not only for food she eats nearly all my time as well.

My biggest bugbear in completing my games is I can't resisit a good RPG, if only I had some short sharp shock games I may be able to dent the pile a little. This is only counting my xbox list not even going to think about my steam games some of them need to wait till I can get a better PC.

Well good luck to all taking part and still your mind with the fact that not buying them triple A's in 2013 means you'll get them at a steal when you get round to it in 2014. wink

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08:08
Nov 21st 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Well this is not going as well as I thought it would. Started Syndicate, started Duke Nuke Em kept getting distracted by the pile and dabbled with something else.

The Dishonoured arrived completed it in about 7 Hours. Then OCD for trophies kicked in Three Week later completed.

So basically in two months I have reduced my Pile of shame by One! At this rate even though my Pile is small I'll be finished in 2021

09:40
Nov 21st 2012


Games247

Glasgow

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I have done the same thing….. Started and finished Black Ops pretty quickly, moved on to Dead Space 2 but it didnt grip me the way I would have liked so moved on to AC: Revelations and so far I am enjoying it.

1 game done….. BOOOOOOOOO

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18:58
Nov 23rd 2012


foxhounder01

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Ep 95: Red for Dead

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Post edited 19:05 – Nov 23rd 2012 by foxhounder01


So there's been a lot of…temptation if you want to call it that to break away from the YOS and get some games…I've used my joker on Black Ops 2 and as soon as I got home from buying it watched the GTA 5 trailer and wept with only Blops2 to keep me company. I decided to try and finish some games so managed to complete both Terminator Salvation and Duke Nukem Forever. Both God awful games, but they're out of my pile forever now. Had some games bought for my birthday in October but still, glad i'm finally getting through some of my back catalogue.

 

I was wondering if anyone here is feeling that itch with the impending release of the WiiU. Seeing some good stuff surrounding and some kinda crappy stuff too. As i'm somewhat of a zombie nut (before it became the norm) ZombiU looks incredible and fill your pants scary confused

 

So I have a shameless plug for my site http://www.foxhounder01.com for anyone to check out my progress. It hasn't been updated but since the challenge started i've been balls deep in finishing games to actually give me something to write about smile

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08:59
Dec 4th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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I did the same and picked up Black Ops as my Joker. The last of my pre orders has arrived today so I’ll have Far Cry 3 added to the list now.

I’ve Just completed Hit Man Absolution though it’s still on the Pile with ‘Taking Care of Business’ status but thought I’d move on and come back to it. Walking Dead done and dusted love it great game.

But I realised why some of my games were on my Pile of Same, because they’re an absolute Pile of Kak. Gave up on Duke Nuke Em it’s terrible, but there are games which I know people will rave about them but I can’s get into them. GTA IV can’t get into it and I’m not sure why, I loved the other and invested so much time in them. Perhaps I just feel nothing for the Characters, Niko could not care less about him, his cousin Roman I just want to shoot him most of the time.

16:45
Dec 4th 2012


Daly-is-Maverick

Hyrule

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Ep 81: How to look good naked

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TrevDxB said:

 GTA IV can’t get into it and I’m not sure why, I loved the other and invested so much time in them. Perhaps I just feel nothing for the Characters, Niko could not care less about him, his cousin Roman I just want to shoot him most of the time.

 

Hey wanna go bowling?

06:31
Dec 5th 2012


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Daly-is-Maverick said:

TrevDxB said:

 GTA IV can’t get into it and I’m not sure why, I loved the other and invested so much time in them. Perhaps I just feel nothing for the Characters, Niko could not care less about him, his cousin Roman I just want to shoot him most of the time.

 

Hey wanna go bowling?

No but I did get the Darts Trophy, hardcore all the way

06:09
Dec 9th 2012


DarnRagnar

Ep 98: Wave 'em up

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Post edited 08:07 – Dec 9th 2012 by DarnRagnar


OK…I'm throwing my hat in as a late starter.  I will be doing the YOS challenge from Christmas day 2012 to Christmas Eve 2013.

 

My rules.  

No cash outlays. Trading in is ok as long as there is no $$$ added  into the purchase

Existing points count. Including iOS purchases. Max of $30 though.  Not buying $1,000 of MS pts in advance

No rentals other then the free games from PS+ membership.

Limited Joker: Only using it if an old dos based series I loved (SSI Gold Box) gets re-released. 

Gifts/Winning games is allowed

 

Any hints/tips before I start?

07:29
Dec 9th 2012


cheesypete

Nottingham

Ep 94: Spray on pants

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Yeah – don't do it! laugh

 

What will become apparent is that some of the games that have lay dormant on your shelf are there for a reason – they don't hold up against some of the more recent quality games. If you are serious about taking on the challenge then you will need to reward yourself after each "lower quality" game otherwise you are going to start regretting doing it.

 

I started off thinking i'm going to play through all my cheap spur of the moment purchases like El Shaddai, Fracture, Lost Planet…before embarking on Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout New Vegas etc

 

Make a list with alternate "need to do" and "cant wait to do" – that way you have lights at the end of the tunnel each time

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08:17
Dec 9th 2012


DarnRagnar

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Cheesypete: Thanks for the advice.  I think I will be doing something similar but alternating between games that are class 1-2 and those that are class 4.  Start a game I've always wanted to play followed up by a game I want to go back to.  If things start getting thin then I'll start alternating between "good" games and "Get off the list" games.



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