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Bloodmask's In-Depth Guide to Identifying A Sony Fanboy

BIoodmask | 2509d ago
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Hello N4G community and welcome to my fourth blog. Today's journey will be an in-depth tour in gaining a fundamental understanding of the mindset of a Sony fanboy and you will also learn to become more adept to identifying one who may be trying to remain camouflaged from your sight. So without further ado let's move on to the fundamentals.

1) Game Description:
They will not refer to video games simply as games. The games will either fall under the categories of exclusive or multi-platform. Games exclusive to the PS3 platform are always weighted as being of far more value.

2) Price Analysis:
Often times articles are posted on N4G about current sales trends. They are usually from NPD or Chart Track. If the PS3 is not first in sales it is because the PS3 has a price disadvantage because it is more expensive than the consoles that Microsoft and Nintendo offer. But if an the article is posted about the PS3 pricing itself, these very same people will claim the PS3 is actually the cheapest out of the three consoles available because of available features. Usually the Sony fanboy will bring up features out of box such as Wii-fi, Bluray...etc. This is a tricky one so be aware.

3) Comparative Analysis:
Websites such as GameTrailers, Eurogamer, or Lens of Truth sometimes do in-depth analysis of cross platform games. If the PS3 version of the game is found to have a lower framerate or lower texture detail etc, the equipment used to do the video capture has been corrupted. The people that analyze these games everyday for a living are not the experts...the fanboys are.

4)Media Bias:
If games exclusive to the PS3 platform do not receive AAA ratings from any given website it is obvious that they are biased against Sony or the PS3. Games that are excusive to the PS3 platform all deserve a rating of nine or higher. The fact that these game outlets have been reviewing games for years is irrelevant. They all of a sudden have no credibility.

5: Developer Laziness:
If a game turns out subpar in any way, shape or form on the PS3 it is soley due to developer laziness. A good example of this is Valve. Since Valve sometimes opts to make games eclusive to the 360 or PC platforms it is because they are lazy. And also since they outsourced there development material for the PS3 version of the Orange Box to EA. Never mind the fact that Valve is a very small development team with limited funds that has no experience with PS3 development. On the other end of the spectrum, developers who make PS3 exclusive games such as Insomniac, Sucker Punch...etc are never lazy. They are the cream of the crop of the development community.

6: Every PS3 Gamer is a Hardcore PC Gamer:
Many 360 games are released on both the 360 and PC. PS3 fanboys always stress the point that they will be buying the PC version of the game in every PC/Xbox 360 thread. It is ovious that every person on N4G that owns a PS3 and no Xbox 360 also owns a very high end PC rig. A game that is released on both the 360 and PC is not a console exclusive. Keep in mind that the PC is a console also. This will be posted in five to ten of their comments on most Xbox 360/PC threads. Whether the game is actually good or not is secondary. The only thing that matters is whether the game is a "true" exclusive or not.

7: DVD-9:
If the PS3 version of a game underperforms in any way shape or form than a rival console version of the game it is never the PS3's fault. It is because the game had to be dumbed down because of the limitations of the Xbox 360. Usually this point is stressed or blamed on the limitations of DVD-9. DVD-9 is usually the scapegoat for various other problems also. Usually you will see at least one comment in any thread no matter what the topic is about the problems with DVD-9.

8: The PS3 Exclusives List:
The PS3 eclusives list is the holy grail of any Sony fanboy. It can put an end to any debate and is considered the ultimate of rebuttals. You have to realize there is no countering the sacred list.

9: PS3 is more Powerful than a PC:
The PS3 is more powerful than a high end gaming PC because of the Cell processor. Never mind the fact that the PC may have a high end processor and a quad-SLI GPU setup. Any PC technology is inferior to the hardware found in the PS3.

10) A Game is a Flop Until it Comes to the PS3:
Recently the game Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 was announced for the PS3. Some of the reviews for the original Xbox 360 version were less than stellar. This game was consodered a flop until it was recently announced for the PS3. The same could be said for Bioshock.

11) Red Ring of Death:
If a Sony fanboy is cornered with no valid rebuttal there is always red ring of death. Red ring of death is very similar to the PS3 exclusives list. It is the be-all end-all of all arguments. Once you have been on the receiving end of a RRoD statement your argument is considered case closed.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. Hopefully this was a great educational feature for the N4G gaming community. And as always happy gaming!

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JackBauerIsHIGH  +   2509d ago
The truth hurts sometimes.
SpoonyRedMage  +   2509d ago
The list is correct but you're cornering PS3 fanboys here, may be you should do a PC gamer, 360 and Wii blog as well.
n to the b  +   2508d ago
now that would be something, to see bloodmask do the same for 360 fans.

no matter, at least he's capable of coming up with a clever blog in the 1st place. most PS3 fans just try to make a point with... well, see 1-11 above.
Snake Raiser  +   2508d ago
No one is cornered. All fanboys do all (or almost all) of these things. only they do it supporting their console.
ChickeyCantor  +   2509d ago
And that is one list of all fanboys on this website.
Good points and true in manyways!

I lold, do more.
smokeymicpot  +   2509d ago
Very nice blog sir. Let see how they defend this. Most likely by doing personal attacks on you.
Anon1974  +   2507d ago
Personally attacks really aren't that necessary. A lot of points he makes are just flat out wrong.
Not a PS3 fanboy here, but most of these are a bit of a stretch.
Take his RROD argument. Yes, Sony fans do often bring up RROD, as do 360 fans. The reason? Being unable to play your console is a pretty big deal, wouldn't you think? When people ask me if I like my PS3 or 360 better, it doesn't require much thought. "Well, I've had 4 360 consoles, so I'm going to have to go with the unit that has reliable hardware." What should the answer be?

Point 3 is interesting because the vast majority of professional reviewers will comment on differences between the PS3 and 360 versions of games and almost always come to the conclusion that the version are identical or the differences are too minor to even note. Even a cursory glance at various reviews on Metacritic back this up.

On price, you don't have to be a mental giant to get that the more full featured PS3 at twice the price doesn't sell as much as the cheaper consoles. Hi-End tv's don't sell as many units as low-end TV's too. Why would you even question this?

As for games being dumbed down because of the lowest common denominator factor, I don't think we've really seen this happen yet but certainly we've heard developers voice their concerns over restrictions they've had to make due to the 360's hardware. Just google it and you can find evidence of this. Lazy developers and bad ports? If a game's bad on the 360, chances are it's worse on the PS3. That's just a rule of thumb. If they couldn't be bothered to make it right on one console, why would they do it on the port. Sad, but it happens.

Really, this whole blog is just Bloodmask living in some sort of fantasy world. For his PS3 vs PC quote, I see researching networking PS3's together so there's obviously something there, although I wouldn't make the PS3 vs PC argument because they obviously aren't the same thing. The "It's a flop until it's ported to the PS3." What? No one's saying that. Are you on glue?

Seriously, what's this guy's problem with people liking the PS3? It's a game system. People like it. Why the obsession with trying to take away from that?
socomnick  +   2509d ago
Yea you should do a xbox 360 fanboy one too. Describe how we are intellectually superior, physically powerful, and have dashing good looks.
TheColbertinator  +   2509d ago
ChickeyCantor  +   2508d ago
Then why do you hide behind a mask/helmet?
Spike47  +   2508d ago
Yes, write one on xbox360 fans, And for the most part, how in denial you people are followed by a discription of Shane Kim Wonderland
yes that would be nice.
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- The Corrupt -  +   2509d ago
ZOMG! Change a few words and viola! "Bloodmask's in-depth guide to 360 fanboys". Strange how it works both ways, eh?
iceice123  +   2508d ago
It really doesn't work both ways.
TheColbertinator  +   2508d ago
I agree with each one of them and would like to elaborate.

There is one I disagree with however.PS3 fanboys often choose to use PC as a way of saying that certain 360/PC games are not exclusive.I agree with PS3 fanboys that if a game is on either 360,PS3,Wii and is also PC,it is not exclusive.I have been playing PC games for a long time and sometimes I decide to get a multiplatform on PC instead of 360 or PS3.

World of Goo
The Agency
Gears of War
Mass Effect
DC Universe
Left 4 Dead

I consider these games multiplatform because even though they stand out as one console titles,they are also available on PC if you wish to get them.

As for requiring a high end PC,that is not exactly true.Some games such as The Orange box and Left 4 Dead don't require a high end PC.You could get a rig from 2004 and still play the Valve games due to their low end specs and great optimization.

Other than that,bloodmask has nailed down all the points of the typical Sony droid.I have no hate for droids,xbots and drones since they keep N4G an interesting place.
MIKEY1223  +   2508d ago
nice blog, Bloodmask
Muff1nB4k3r  +   2508d ago
Your blogs really do crack me up Bloodmask XD , any clues as to whats the next topic your going to be talking about?
Breakfast  +   2508d ago
Im gonna go out on a limb and say...
...playstation3 fanboys.

Just a wild guess, dont crucify me if im wrong.
Says you  +   2508d ago
What a full load of crap i can say the same thing
With you considering the Media is bias towards the XBox 360 since back in 2007 and most of the XBox 360 games got a free pass in 2007 they weren't bias towards the PS3 and in 2007 they were bias towards Halo 3 even though Halo 3 is Halo 3.2 and 2008 Gears of War 2 had many glitches and guess what that game got a free pass in reviews and you guys always bring up sales and never have a point so who are you talking about being cornered you moron considering when it comes to PS3 exclusives you guys bring up multiplatforms and I cant believe these people in you're blog actually agree with you're nonsense!

and you idiots always bring up the PS3 has "no games" and the multiplatform looks better on the CrapBox 360 well that use to be true about the multiplatforms and if you think there are no lazy devs how come the tech demo of CryEngine 3 had popins on the XBox 360 version that's not an excuse that is a fact that there are lazy devs you retarded moron!

considering they cant make Halo 3 720p and Ninja Gaiden II 720 let alone Star Oceaon IV 720 and you guys believe Microsoft said the RROD is fixed when it isn't well then in that case why didn't you guys believe in Microsoft when they blamed the RROD on the owners oh that's right you don't have an answer for that one

and you think the PS3 gamers are hardcore PC gamers man you are totally deluded PS3 gamers are Playstation gamers from the first Playstation and PlayStation 2 days you idiot! when did you get that crap from?

considering Playstation games do have more value and they are exclusive the first party games for Playstation and some third party and second party and what first party or third party and second party does Microsoft have that is exclusive besides Halo 3 and Project Gotham that is not made anymore notice I didn't type all the games considering most of them are on PC you XBox 360 fans twist the word exclusive in your own way when it means its exclusive to one thing not both you nimrod!

because it is dumbed down you idiot what are you stupid oh I forgot you are! you think it would have the same quality of Blu Ray if the game was exclusive to the PS3 it would have looked better considering it would have uncompressed everything! the sound the textures.

Blu Ray=more space

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socomnick  +   2508d ago
Considering is your favorite word huh.
nurdeens  +   2508d ago
I hope u will do a "Bloodmask's In-Depth Guide to Identifying A Xbox360 Fanboy" article
dude get a life...
Cajun Chicken  +   2508d ago
I only did the same as you and It probably still looks as pathetic.
1. Because games made my Sony have always been of a vast quality and detail, since Sony snapped up the best talent during the PSOne. MS liquidated most of them during and even BEFORE this gen. Sony encourage and fund talent, whilst MS has a habit of "Wam Bam, thankyou mam".

2. You answered this yourself. Everything's all in the box and ready to go, the defininition of 'value' is worth looking up in this instance. I recommend the PS3 because it does have the best features and again, look how much a Blu-Ray drive costs seperately for a PC, you'll find they're about £100, or at least are at Maplin's, couple that with the 'life-time' subscription of PSN and the chucked in multiple USB devices that work in it, the PS3 is worth every penny.
UNLESS you just want a cheaper console to play multiplatform franchises.

3. There is no reason to do cross platform as in this day of age, there are hardly any differences in quality and both systems have plus and minuses. Anyone who buys a game over a clearer line than free multiplayer is clearly a fool and hasn't been introduced to a PC.

4. Media Bias does happen because games that honestly deserve focus like Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted get ignored a large percentage of the time despite having strong art design, plot and game mechanics. People forget the people making the games on the PS3 were the console industry leading people back on the PS2 and PSone.

5. Not lazy, just ignorant. Gabe specifically has had something against ever console system, ever...except for MS afflicated consoles, so to be honest, Gabe can be a heck of a hypocrite this is where most of the anger stems, PS3 fans could of just so possibly played Half-Life too, ignoring fans is not a good thing and is bound to make them look the other direction.
As I said before, Sony bought strong talent and KEPT THEM ALIVE since the PSone and onwards.

6. Pc versions always look better but PC costs more.

7. DVD-9 is keeping things in the past. I did not see the large step from Floppy Disc to CD-Rom for ages. Blu-Ray is huge compared to DVD. Bigger formats is good and has always been good, it's called progress, imagine GTA San Andreas running of a CD-Rom. I bet you wouldn't be kicking off this argument if the the case was 360 games on HD-DVD.

8. Look up Naughty Dog and Insomniac, these two have been pumping out games that have always kept to a degree of high quality. To ignore these console developers, you must be a fool as a few gens ago, these were the only console developers taking 3D games forward and seriously.

9. This is indeed not true. But to get a PC that is more powerful than a PS3 or 360 would probably cost far more than either console.

10. I do not live up to this rule. As I have a 360, if I like a game and its good, I'll mention it's good. The 360 has good games, but only for the fact early in the lifecycle the PS3 didn't exist, as has been proven recently. The exclusives secured by MS early on the 360 were just to fool the public into thinking that the 360 was far more powerful than the PS3 even though middleware engines run the same on both systems.

11. RROD is something that should of never been allowed in the first place. The 360 is a terrible mess compared hardware wise compared to the original XBOX and is clear to of been rushed to mimick Sony's old tricks of being out first.
Breakfast  +   2508d ago
lol....oh man...
Bloodmask - 1
Guy trying really hard - 0
Cajun Chicken  +   2508d ago
Sigh. Perhaps I didn't need to type this up. But I've noticed that on N4G there has been a recent thing that apparently PS3 fanboys exist, Wii fanboys exist and 360 fanboys don't.
It's clearly evident that fanboys of each faction exist on this site and the whole world, I'm just playing at Bloodmask's own game, fact is these blogs have been appearing the last few days off of Bloodmask starting flame wars. I know that Bloodmask is quite a part of the communty of N4G and reports a lot of stories, I've only been here for bout 8 months or so.

Why? Perhaps Bloodmask isn't very happy that there isn't currently much news reported for the 360, perhaps its the fact that the PS3 is finally getting some limelight and his constant posted list of 'Sony's lies' are gradually being crossed out and proven wrong. I don't know why exactly.

I'm not happy with these blog posts pointing out the 'habits of Sony fanboy' and specific peoples comments, ignoring the fact that the 360 fanboy exist and can bring up an utter lack of common sense when trolling PS3 articles. I can bring up a lot of comments from 360 fanboys against the PS3 without a stroke of logic, but I don't, because I don't think it's justified.

I have no idea why Bloodmask is doing this, I respect him as a longstanding member of N4G and his interesting articles posted from the internet, but maybe he should see that all sides do the same.
Spike47  +   2508d ago
Ironic, he is bashing the PS3 fanboys, yet he has the time to sit on a desk all day and write these blogs as if PS3 owners were inferior to the mig...
dude and other xbox360 fans......get a life.
iceice123  +   2508d ago
And you?
You come on n4g to troll, how can you tell him to get a life? You're not even just trolling the main site either, you're trolling someone's blog. Take the time to look at your own life, what you do, before telling someone else to get a life.
Captain Tuttle  +   2508d ago
Pretty funny Bloodmask...nice write up. It's good to see you've gotten some people's blood up too.
heyheyhey  +   2508d ago
spectacular blog BIoodmask, excellent laugh

i find myself guilty of 4, 6, 7 and 8- but allow me to explain myself

4- there are only 2 sites i have a problem with.... Variety is basically endorsed by MS, this is proven... GameDaily did an article in which they did a top ten list of consoles, surprise surprise... the Xbox 360 was ranked number 1, edging out the PS2 and SNES (despite having glaring issues- don't think we need to go into that)... from then on they have had a habit of favoring 360 exclusives to PS3 exclusives ostensibly... i wonder why?

Gamespot is cool, but it was a bit weird citing "too much variety" as a "negative" for R&C: TOD, the only time 1UP really peed me off was when they rated MLB 2K8 over MLB 08: The Show, despite it being painfully obvious to everyone else that The Show was superior (even hardcore 360 fans admit The Show is a superior baseball game)

6- i have a competent PC rig, and im building an extremely high-spec one in the summer... i can run Gears, Left 4 Dead and other 360 "exclusives"... this point is completely valid (as Colbert said), because if a game is available on more than one platform, it can't be exclusive to anything.. i know you'll point out LBP on PSP.. but the PC versions of 360 games are superior, whereas the PSP LBP game will be a watered down version. And by the way, a lot of these PC versions of 360 games aren't actually hard to run, even on a modest rig... Gears Of War is tricky to run sure, but something like Left 4 Dead isn't

7- well you gotta admit, more disk space = better... i mean there IS evidence DVD9 is holding the 360 back... Rage and 2 Days 2 Vegas being examples... while 360 gamers had to download the rest of MLB 2K8 on XBL because it couldn't fit on the disc.. it's not a huge problem as of yet, but it will get worse as time goes on and games get bigger... and then there's piracy

8- PS3 has an effing mighty impresive list, and games are what matters right? i don't see how you can argue with this one, even you admitted yourself Mask that the 360's line-up for this year looks horrible by comparison

aaaaaanyway that's just me... keep up the blogs BMask, they seem to be very popular :)
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INehalemEXI  +   2508d ago
You got to give credit to PS3 fanboys
For recognizing great games.

"8: The PS3 Exclusives List:
The PS3 exclusives list is the holy grail of any Sony fanboy. It can put an end to any debate and is considered the ultimate of rebuttals. You have to realize there is no countering the sacred list."

The PS3 exclusive list is formidable , even after losing exclusivity of bread and butter 3rd party titles. The PS3 exclusive list is still full of divine winsauce. New ip's and the God of War etc.

12) eyes that glow like a helghast's. <- dead give away right there

13) an uncanny knowledge of knowing what hardware does not fail. Also what format *cough*HD DVD*cough* would fail.

14)they are not fair wheather fans either. They weather countless doom and gloom articles and BS from every other envious type of fanboy
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Homicide  +   2508d ago
LOL! This is your best blog yet. Keep it up. You forgot to mention developers who don't add trophies are lazy like Infinity Ward for Call of Duty 4. The only exceptions are Konami and Insomniac.
heyheyhey  +   2508d ago
well that kinda falls into 5

and Konami sure as hell isn't an exception.. where my MGS4 trophies be at dammit?
Mwaan  +   2508d ago
How to identify an Xbox fanboy
1. They don't spend a lot of time defending one particular game because they have so many to play.
2. They love multiplatform head-to-heads because they know they'll always win.
3. They always downplay the sales numbers of PS3 exclusives by mentioning Halo 3.
4. They can justify the possibility of getting any PS3 exclusive by mentioning FFXIII.
5. They are intellectually superior, physically powerful, and have dashing good looks.
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socomnick  +   2508d ago
I like the way you think.
heyheyhey  +   2508d ago
1. lol, they have barely anything to defend
2. no.. they BELIEVE they always win because they think 360 versions are better by default, this is not true... 90% of multiplats look exactly the same or with negligible difference.. 360 fanboys just don't wanna admit times have changed and the PS3 is easier to program for
3. ay, that they do
4. hmm.. considering 90% of PS3 exclusives are 1st or 2nd party, i think this is more for PS3 fanboys and how they use BioShock to justify the possibility of the PS3 getting any of the 360's 3rd party exclusives (and recent NGS2, "but, but it's was published by MS")
5. are you sure? have you seen Socomnick and Zhuk? fugly
TheZippo  +   2508d ago
You need to add
6. Are usually duel console owners who prefer to game on the 360.

p.s achievements > trophies
II Necroplasm II  +   2508d ago
&quot;It is ovious that every person on N4G that owns a PS3 and no Xbox 360 also owns a very high end PC rig&quot;
andron666  +   2508d ago
You forgot one point...
Blaming their enemy for starting the whole fanboys wars, and also being even bigger and worse fanboys than themselves to boot.

Other than that it's a brilliant fanboy expose...
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GreatTeacherOnizuka  +   2508d ago
Where do I fit in...
if I call you "FARTMASK"????

LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2508d ago
I see
Somebody get this guy a PS3.

Until that time, he won't understand why we love it so much. will always dislike the PS3 because that's the "side" you've taken. You are known for it and people love you for it.

Look at how many people are tracking you! There are 108 people tracking you.

Why? Is it because people listen to you and like what you have to say? Based on your history of commenting, only 360 fans would track you. Now...I dare you to tell me that there are more PS3 fanboys on N4G than 360.

LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2508d ago
I'm calling all PS3 fanboys to follow me to heyheyhey's blog.

It's pretty obvious that nobody will listen to you on this blog. They don't care how many times you try to tell them the truth. They won't listen!

Come with me.

Bloodmask...look at your ranking. Do you work for N4G or something? Do you do anything else besides N4G?

I'm in the top 20, as far as most comments goes. That's only because I've been on here since before N4G was the name of the website. What's your excuse?
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2508d ago
Look, Bloodmask. I can see how things seem wrong from your standpoint.

However, you need to play these games. You need to do the research. You need to get a PS3.

How can you bash PS3 fanboys day after day with baseless arguments, festering in your parents' basement?
torreyjs  +   2507d ago
rape this mans bubbles please
smokeymicpot  +   2508d ago
He has a ps3. But I think he had sold it a couple of weeks ago.
Lookbehind  +   2508d ago
No he didn't.
He fed it to his pet alligator:]. lol.
DarthTigra  +   2507d ago
Wow point 2 is so true I never thought of it that way lol keep the blogs coming Blood
cactuschef  +   2507d ago
Well if you did think about it you would figure out that the cheaper console sells more, regardless of what features are extra. Consumers see a $200 system and then they see a $400 dollar one, so they spring for the cheaper one, not knowing its a gimped system. Most people don't care if their console has wifi or a hard drive, they just want to play games and save a buck.
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Solid_Snake  +   2507d ago
bloodmask has all the time in the world to come up with a list; since he has nothing to play for about a year ;-)
Austin_SJ  +   2507d ago
bioshock was a flop?
Zhuk  +   2504d ago
The PS3 is such a disaster of epic proportions one could write a doctoral thesis on where Sony went wrong, but for the fandroids out there (a hamster has more intellect than this lot) I shall explain it to them once more why the PS3 is inferior to the Xbox 360. The PS3 is the worst designed console of all time, with its poorly designed architecture and like the runt of the litter the PS3 is a real mangy mutt, it uses a veritable patchwork of garbage and unsuitable components for a home entertainment system, such as the use of the CELL processor, limited RAM, RSX and Blu-Ray a great example of Sony puttings its own corporate greed and interests over that of developers it has created a machine that is horribly inefficient and unwieldy, less powerful than the Xbox 360 while being significantly more to produce. This has led to higher development costs and inferior quality games on the PS3 platform, and consumers in all their wisdom have decided to abandon this sinking ship of a console once and for all.

Not only has the marketplace abandoned the PS3, but we have seen thousands of development houses and publishers abandon the PS3 like rats off a sinking ship and now every single major publisher and development house on the planet now calls the Xbox 360 its lead platform and home for the future of home entertainment.

The fandroids are the sort of people who have no concept whatsoever of value or quality and have gladly continued to pay more for less. Throw away your money to your sleazy Sony gods fandroids, as it will all be for nil.

It's time to jump in before its too late for you all.
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