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Destiny 2’s Warmind Expansion Brings Back the Grind

Destiny 2’s Warmind Expansion Brings Back the Grind

In the most recent developer update from Bungie, Destiny 2’s senior designer, Daniel Auchenpaugh, discussed how the power level grind will be changed in the upcoming Warmind expansion. This will be the second major update the game is receiving and there are some major changes on the horizon. Basically, what this means is that it will be much harder for Guardians to max out their power levels once Warmind drops in May.

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Where Did The Rewards Go?

Auchenpaugh also explained that the new public events won’t hold the lucrative rewards they have been known for recently. Clan engrams also won’t help players progress through levels on their own anymore. Warmind’s soft level cap is currently set at 340, which means that players will only be able to move up 10 power levels from  Curse of Osiris’ max level with the help of open world drops. Although, it was also stated that the hard level cap for Warmind is 380.





For gamers that have been playing Destiny 2 since launch, the grind from 340 to 380 may sound simple, but Bungie assured fans that the process will go much slower than anything they’ve released before. Auchenpaugh also stated that even players that complete every end-game activity a week will still need to wait for several resets in order to reach the new cap. As per usual, the best rewards drop from Raids and Trials while low tier gear can be earned through clan engrams.

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The Grind is Real!

Players should also prepare for the grind from 370 to 380, which is set to test the patience of even the most seasoned Destiny veterans. All of these changes are to help address fans concerns that Destiny 2 had been streamlined to the point where it became too easy. With all of these updates, the longevity of Warmind is sure to be much better than both the base game and the Curse of Osiris expansion.

It should also be noted that all of the numbers mentioned above are assuming that no legendary mods are installed. Bungie is set to reveal more about the next expansion during a live stream on April 24th, before the expansion drops on May 8th.

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How To Get New Mega Man Gear in Monster Hunter World

8-Bit Mega Man Comes to Monster Hunter

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The latest Capcom crossover event for Monster Hunter World is now available. While players can still take part in the Spring Blossom Festival event that’s currently going on, there’s a new quest available on PS4 and Xbox One. It allows fans to get their hands on the crafting materials necessary to make the Palico gear set.

The Event Quest is called “A Rush of Blood”, and to complete the mission players must hunt two Odagarons in the arena. The twist is that one of the monsters is a very cute miniaturized version of the species, other than that though the quest is a standard 7 star quest that has a time limit of 50 minutes and allows players a maximum of three faints. Completing the event will award challengers with Mega Man Tickets, which is one of the resources necessary for making the gear. To craft the full set, players will need to complete the mission several times.

Time to Get Forging

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When fans have collected enough tickets to make the gear, they will need to head to the Smithy and scroll to the Forge Palico Equipment section and click Full Armor Sets. Select Mega Man gear to craft the two pieces of High Rank armor consisting of the Mega Man Helmet and Mega Man Suit, which costs 3 Mega Man Tickets.

Can’t Forget Weapons!

To make the weapon, players will need to head to the Standard Equipment section of the Forge Palico equipment tab. The Mega Buster can be found toward the bottom of the High Rank weapons area. This piece of gear costs an additional two Mega Man Tickets, which means to craft the full set players will need to collect a total of five tickets.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Palico gear set that was teased during its initial announcement is the different classic Mega Man tunes that will play as the Hunters fight. However this will only happen during the event quest, unfortunately, players won’t hear the music during their regular adventures.

Hunters only have a short time to complete the gear set as the event ends on April 27th. Players that are interested in the Spring Blossom Fest greatsword and armor only have until April 19th to get the spring themed gear.

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Fortnite Players Get Freebies Following Server Outages

Fortnite Players Get Freebies Following Server Outages

After Epic Games installed their latest 3.5 updates to Fortnite things quickly took a turn for the worse. Players soon found themselves unable log into the game. Unfortunately, the patch had rendered the game completely unplayable on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices. Thankfully, the studio fixed a majority of the issues and is now apologizing to fans with a collection of giveaways. The Guided Missiles have also been temporarily removed since the bug was discovered as well.

“It’s been no secret that over the past 24 hours we’ve been experiencing issues with our services that have prevented many of you from playing Battle Royale and Save the World. We’re sorry,” Epic Games says in a message on its website. “We know how frustrating this has been. We messed up here.”

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Epic Games Says Sorry

To make it up to players and thank them for their patience Epic Games is offering free items that can be claimed for a limited time. This weekend fans will be able to pick up a free Back Bling item, a new customization slot that was added to the locker in season 3. Also available this weekend, Save the World players can pick up a free Troll Stash Llama. Gamers can claim their items by heading to the respective in game stores.

Additionally, Battle Royale players will receive a pack of Battle Stars, which are used to rank up an individuals Seasonal Battle Tier. Save the World players will also get an unidentified amount of seasonal gold. Unlike the freebies given away on the store, these giveaways will take some time to distribute, given out during a planned update later next week (most likely Wednesday night into Thursday Morning).

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Epic Games assured fans that they will release a detailed report next week that will go over the problem that occurred this week and their plan to improve services moving forward.

No word was given on when the Guided Missile will return to Fortnite but at least players are able to jump into the game again. As for the 3.5 update, Epic Games added a new Port-A-Fort item that allows players to deploy a fort on the spot. Week 8 challenges are also available to owners of the Battle Pass, unfortunately, the studio had to delay the limited time 50 Vs. 50 Mode until next week due to the server issues.

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The Gigamax Games crew keeps up with the latest Fortnite updates and game modes. Stop by for some of the streams with the playlist above!

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Radical Heights Gameplay First Impressions

Radical Heights Gameplay First Impressions

Gameplay from Boss Key Productions new Battle Royale game, Radical Heights is beginning to surface. The early access is now available for free on Steam and gamers have a lot to say about it. Boss Key Productions is a relatively new developer, founded in 2014 and their most well-known game so far was Lawbreakers. The underwhelming sales and performance of Lawbreakers has gamers uncertain whether or not Radical Heights will be able to catch the gaming world’s attention.

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A Redemption Story

Lawbreakers fell flat against other hero based shooters like Overwatch or Rainbow Six Siege to name a couple. Now Radical Heights is going up against monstrous Battle Royale games this time around. Fortnite and PUBG have absolutely stole the world’s attention when it comes to the Battle Royale genre and the indie game ‘Darwin Project’ has also captured the imaginations of gamers. Huge hits like Grand Theft Auto V, Overwatch, and the Division all have or had at one time rumors circulating that they’re exploring a Battle Royale mode. Even the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 has seen its share of Battle Royale rumors. Boss Key is up against some heavy hitters and the jury is still out if Radical Heights will be able to find its own spot in this competitive genre.

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Exploring the gameplay that’s coming in, Radical Heights has some interesting features that make it stand out. The 80’s game show themed setting gives the entire game a different feel when compared to the other massively popular Battle Royale games on the market today. PUBG’s gritty shooter experience and Fortnite’s cartoony graphics don’t come close to the experience Boss Key Productions created with Radical Heights. If it’s better or worse, that still remains to be seen. However, unique is absolutely the word to describe the setting Boss Key created.

Something A Little Different 

The waiting lobby lets player race with BMX bikes, creating a little more of an interesting pre-game experience. When the match starts and gamers jump into the relatively small map, one of the first things they’ll notice is landing is a bit rougher than Fortnite or PUBG. There is no parachute and instead, the character does a classic 80’s combat roll on landing. It is yet to be seen if this will only be a feature during early access but it actually adds a bit of excitement to the game. Forgoing the parachute allows gamers to get on the ground and into the action quicker. Beyond these interesting additions, the gameplay itself stands out among the current Battle Royale environment.

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One of the most exciting features that are unlike the aforementioned Battle Royale games is the cash system. Around the map, there are cash registers and other objects that can be broken open and cash comes falling out. Players accumulate cash to buy guns and gear from vending machine-like objects located around the map. Instead of collecting all the equipment around the map, this new mechanic is an exciting feature. These vending machines have the potential to be a focal point of action and epic battles. There are still health packs and even food that can be found around the map but gear to win games will all come from the vending machines. 

Not only can people buy equipment with the cash they pick up, they can save it for later matches. Players can withdraw or deposit cash at any time during a map at one of the Cash Back machines and can also use the money they earn to purchase cosmetic items in between rounds.

Combat and Final Impressions

The combat is intense, violent, and exhilarating. Fast-paced, the game doesn’t have some of the long lulls that can be found in PUBG’s original two maps. Even though it’s in its early access, the game runs relatively smooth and seems to be put together well. The inside of buildings are a bit bare but the shooting mechanics and gunplay seemed tight and responsive.

Overall Boss Key Productions may have missed the mark with Lawbreakers but Radical Heights has a great chance of leaving a strong impression on the gaming community. Going up against international hits seems to be Boss Key Productions play and if Radical Heights hits big it could redeem the young developer.

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

With the huge success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Activision decided to release another package of remastered classics centered around the PlayStation hero, Spyro. The gaming company announced today that Spyro: Reignited Trilogy will contain updated versions of the first three Spyro The Dragon games. Included will be 1998’s Spyro the Dragon, 1999’s Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage also known as Gateway to Glimmer in Europe and Australia, and 2000’s Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy will release on September 21st and will be priced at $40.

Remade From The Ground Up

The three games that are included were all initially developed by Insomniac Games, but the Activision subsidiary Toys for Bob is developing the updates. The games are being completely remade from the ground up for both the PS4 and Xbox One. Toys for Bob has worked on the Spyro franchise for a number of years now. The studio was involved with the first Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and various other installments in the popular toys-to-life series. Activision’s hand was pretty much forced for the announcement following a series of rumors and a very recent retailer leak.

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According to Activision, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’s original three games are mapped faithfully in the new versions. In terms of what’s new for the games, fans can expect enhanced reward sequences, better-looking environments, updated controls, new lighting effects, and completely redone cinematics. Additionally, the artists have re drawn the characters with “additional flair” and the game will also have a reimagined soundtrack.

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The original voice actor for both Spyro 2 and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Tom Kenny, is coming back to play the purple protagonist yet again.  Kenny is also known for voice Spongebob in the world famous series Spongebob Square Pants.

To honor their announcement, Activision hid a cool easter egg in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Fans in North America can enter the classic Konami code ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → followed by Square at the Crash 3 screen to view the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy trailer.

Gamers are excited to get their hands on a remastered Spyro. This beloved franchize is a fantastic addition to the slew of older games making their way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gigamax Games will keep their ear to the ground for any other exciting games coming back from the grave.

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New Rainbow Six Siege Operators Seemingly Leaked

New Rainbow Six Siege Operators Seemingly Leaked

Ubisoft may have just released a few Rainbow Six Siege Operators with the launch of Operation Chimera but dedicated fans may have found clues pointing toward the next two. Longtime players already knew that more operators come out with every seasonal expansion, although Ubisoft hasn’t done a great job of keeping these heroes a secret before their named updates are released.

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Thank You, Reddit!

This leak comes courtesy of a Reddit user by the name of Mr_Donald_Duck who has found images and names of two Italian operators in the PC version’s files. Thanks to their crafty detective work, fans have a look at placeholder images that show each character and what names, Alibi and Maestro. Alibi is seen surrounded by translucent silhouettes of herself, while Maestro is equipped with a backpack and shotgun shells strapped to his chest.

Before this reveal another Reddit user, Artex3, shared information from the game’s files that may point toward what players can expect from Maestro and Alibi’s gadgets. These notes included references to holograms, decoys, and bulletproof cameras. The first two seem to point toward Alibi’s ability, suggesting that she will be able to trick defensive players operating the cameras with fake versions of herself. Maestro, on the other hand, looks like he will be able to reinforce cameras for the defending team.

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Leaks and Rumors

Keep in mind, while leaks like these may be exciting, they are still only rumors. Players may not see these operators in Year 3 or even ever. Things can change at any moment. However, as we mentioned earlier, it’s not unusual for operators to get leaked before Ubisoft has the chance to announce them.

Rainbow Six Siege received their big Operation Chimera update in the begging of March which came packaged with the popular new Outbreak mode that has players returning to the game in droves. Unfortunately, this event ends on April 3rd but it could indicate when players may see a big new announcement. For all the latest on Rainbow Six Siege keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com!

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Coming to the North American PS4’s This Year

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Coming to the North American PS4’s This Year

It won’t be long until fans of the Yakuza series in North America will get to play Kazuma Kiryu’s last chapter, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Although, that’s not the only adventure fans will get to play. Sega recently announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will hit PS4’s in the west on August 28th, 2018. Japanese gamers have been able to play Ryu ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 (the Japanese title for the game) since December of 2017. Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original version of Yakuza 2 that was released for PlayStation 2 back in 2006 in Japan and 2008 in North America.

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More Adventures Await!

Yakuza 2 starts one year after the events of the original game, where protagonist Kiryu finds himself in inter-clan related troubles yet again. Struggles inside the Omi alliance turns long-running animosity into a full out war in the series setting of Kamurocho. These issues can all be traced back to a coup within Omi, led by the antagonist Ryuji Goda. The son of an old Tojo chairman returns to the Yakuza way of life to protect the sanctity of the families, and of course, Kiryu will be there to help him out. Everyone’s favorite wild card Goro Majima will also be there to lend a hand.

Fans of the series will recognize many of the faces in the game such as Makoto Date, Osamu Kashiwagi, Haruka Sawamura. A new character by the name of Kaoru Sayama, a Osakan detective, will make her series debut to keep an eye on Kiryu and his accomplices. All of these details are merely the setup for the wild ride that makes up Kiwami 2.

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Get Ready for a Wild Ride

A brand new addition to Sega’s’ Kiwami 2 is a whole campaign centered around the Mad Dog called The Truth of Goro Majima. Players will take on the role of the man himself and find out how he became a tycoon of the construction business just before Yakuza 2 starts. Playing as Majima was one of the many highlights of the prequel Yakuza 0, where gamers got to take a personal look into the life of one of the series’ most recognizable characters.

Kiwami 2 uses the new Dragon Engine which is also the foundation of the upcoming Yakuza 6. This engine offers the best graphics the series has to offer and allows players to transition between the street and stores without loading screens, even during fights. Yakuza 2 is set in Tokyo’s fictional red light district of Kamurocho as well as the riverside Osakan town of Sotenbori; both have seen a massive visual boost thanks to the Dragon Engine.

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Mini-Games Still Included

The Yakuza series wouldn’t be what it is without the extensive list of mini-games available to distract players. Golf Bingo and Virtual On are just a few examples of these wacky little additions that can be found around town. Players can also expect to see the return of the Cabaret mini-game from Yakuza 0 along with the MVP hostess Yumi, who Kiryu trained himself.

Kiwami 2 will be available for $50 both digitally, physically. Pre-ordered and first run copies of the game will come in a special steel book with artwork of Kazuma Kiryu and Ryuji Goda.

This isn’t the first PS2-era Yakuza game to get remade for the PS4. Yakuza Kiwami came west last year and gave a modern update to the series’ first release. Including additional substories, The Majima Everywhere subplot, and tweaks that made the story easier to understand, they’ve been amazing additions to the Yakuza franchise.

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Metal Gear Survive Players Receive Apology & Free Stuff

Metal Gear Survive Players Receive Apology & Free Stuff

Metal Gear Survive arrived only a couple of weeks ago on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The has not been received well by critics and many Metal Gear fans.  To make things a little more difficult for people trying to enjoy the experience, it suffered from a variety of server issues early on. Video game developer, Konami issued an apology for the problems and announced that it’s going to give players free in-game currency to make up for the misstep. On top of that, Konami dropped a new patch to address balance issues and more.




Bumps In The Road

“We know there’s been some bumps during launch and we’re working hard to sort out the final issues,” Konami claimed on Twitter. To ease fans concerns about Metal Gear Survive, Konami is giving away 100 SV coins and 1 Premium boost pass to every fan that created an avatar in the game before February 27. To receive these bonuses fans will simply need to log into the game.

According to the latest patch notes, Metal Gear Survive altered the balance of the Clear Rank requirement on hard-tier co-op missions. Players can also see a funny note on an issue that has been addressed with crafting of “custom undergarments.”  The full patch notes can be found in the embedded tweet above.


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Lastly, Konami said in a follow-up tweet that the issue regarding Support Defender characters mysteriously vanishing has now been addressed as well. “Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support,” the Metal Gear Survive studio wrote.

Hopefully, Konami can rectify the multitude of problems with the game before it is too late if it isn’t already. Poor review scores and an outcry from Metal Gear fans could kill any support for this game before it even had a chance. While the single player can be fun (albeit demanding) the multiplayer is currently a mess. The playlist above offers some great insight into what players expect from single player and co-op. We’ll be following Metal Gear Survive updates very closely so be sure to check back for more information as it becomes available!

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Blizzard Adding Lore Database to Overwatch

Blizzard Adding Lore Database to Overwatch

Blizzard is hyping up fans with more than one new teaser this week. After their cryptic tweet detailing what everyone believes to be a new hero, the company is shifting its focus toward a new lore database that will offer insight into the stories behind the worlds favorite heroes. Blizzard “released” a letter Torbjörn wrote to his wife after suffering injuries on the battlefield and this is just the beginning.

The official Overwatch Twitter account revealed the information of a rather unsuccessful mission called “White Dome.” Unfortunately, the operation didn’t go as planned and an ambush led to Reinhart having to jump in and save Torbjörn after losing his arm.

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The Lost Arm and Lore

Blizzard later updated the story to include the letter that Torbjörn wrote to his wife, Ingrid, from the hospital after the failed mission. In the letter, he assures that all is well and even jokes about the situation that led to him receiving that neat and versatile claw arm.

“I know that by now you have gotten news of my injuries in our latest mission. While the descriptions may sound terrible, the doctors are quite sure I’ll make a full recovery. Even Angela came to visit me! On the matter of my arm, I promise to make it my first priority to construct a suitable prosthesis that will make everyone forget that it was ever gone. If only Angela’s dreams of tissue regeneration were a reality! I told her she should be working harder!” (http://bit.ly/2HK4CWa)

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The letter also includes a bunch of other details on the builders family and personal life. To see it in its entirety, the full lore entry is available on the Overwatch blog. Be warned, a tissue box may be needed while reading!

Currently, the “Story Update” that Blizzard released is part of a larger ongoing archive that gives players “secret clearance” to various art, videos, and stories. The company hasn’t dedicated a section to the storytelling device as of now. However, with the fascinating tales behind the Heroes coming out rapidly it is expected they’ll have a place soon for gamers to view them.

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Operation Chimera: What to Expect From the Alien Invasion

Operation Chimera: What to Expect From the Alien Invasion

While Rainbow Six Siege changed quite a bit since launch, Operation Chimera will offer the biggest step forward the game has ever experienced. It includes the first PVE update Siege has seen and it’s called Outbreak Event. Players have the chance to fight off alien hordes with some new operators as well as with a couple fan favorites.

The highly anticipated event starts March 6th and will run until early April. Three players team up to fight an alien invasion in the small towns of Truth and Consequences, New Mexico. Three missions are included with the update: Junkyard, Hospital, and Resort. Players have the option of using the two new operators Lion and Finka as well as Smoke, Ash, Doc, Glaz, Kapkan, Tachanka, Buck, Ying, and Recruit.

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New Tactics and Gameplay

Outbreak ditches Siege’s standard mode of attackers and defenders for an explorative ‘Left 4 Dead’ like situation. For example, Hospital has players escorting a character by the name of Doctor Macintosh around a wing of her medical facility while also collecting samples, defending doors,  and finally escaping the building alive (hopefully). Junkyard and Resort involve gamers guarding explosives while attempting to destroy the towers of alien matter from the inhuman invasion.

Barricading doors and reinforcing walls is still a big part of Operation Chimera but faster animations accompany these actions due to the high speed and density of the aliens. Positions typically only need to be defended for a brief period of time until moving to the next objective which could be a number of different scenarios.

During the transition phases will be when the event feels the most like ‘Left 4 Dead’. These parts oftentimes take place in open-ended areas with alien hordes rushing at the operators as they fire bullet after bullet into the oncoming invasion force. Players will refill ammo, tech, and health before moving onto the next zone with the group leader, Thermite, giving instructions over comms as the three chosen operators offer one-liners in response.

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The Enemy Revealed 

Five types of enemies will be hunting the operators as they make their way through the Outbreak event. There’s your basic Grunt, who gains strength when alerted to the players presence. Breachers are an explosive type enemy that have yellow growths that trigger an explosion when shot. Rooters will travel underground and will grab the players at an opportune time, holding them in place. The Apex is a more powerful monster that hangs out in the back and spits smoke to blind players and summon other enemies. Finally, there’s the Smasher, a gorilla-like alien that charges enemies and can hurl them incredible distances. The strategy to beat the Smasher is getting them to charge into a wall which will expose their unarmored back.

While Operation Chimera might be a stretch for Rainbow Six Siege, the game mode sounds like a wildly good time. Fans of the ‘Left 4 Dead’ series are sure to love the update but the downside is that it will only be around for a month. We here at Gigamax are certainly excited to see what Outbreak has in store and we’ll be sure to have plenty of gameplay footage when the update goes live.

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