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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays To All Our PSXE Readers

It seems impossible that another year has passed and yet, it has.

We just want to take this time, as we do every year, to thank all our readers for sticking by us, and for being there day after day, week after week, month after month.

As another year draws to a close, we should reflect on what we have, and not obsess about what we don't. In terms of video games, we have two brand new game consoles that just launched; in what other year has that happened in this industry? When was the last time two different game systems launched during the same holiday season? The answer is that it has never happened (at least, I don't think it has). That alone is reason enough to be appreciative of this industry, which has continued to grow and progress.

Sure, there are a few problems we'd like to see erased but for the most part, are we not all entertained? Are we not enjoying ourselves on a routine basis? Are we without games we want to play for very long? Me, I never am. And for that, I am quite thankful. I'm also thankful for all of you, and I'm eternally thankful to an industry that has given me something indescribably special. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! :)

Tags: merry christmas, happy holidays, psxe holiday greeting

12/24/2013 11:53:31 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (64 posts)

bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:10:18 AM
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Thanks Ben, and Merry Christmas to everyone.

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Dell Taco
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:12:00 AM
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I don't post a lot but i definitely visit daily, so Merry Christmas to everyone.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:24:38 AM

Merry Christmas! Your posts are a welcome read!

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telly
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:40:00 AM
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Time for my not-quite-annual check in from grandma's house! Now 33 years old, deep into a challenging and rewarding career, engaged to an amazing woman, and always getting more and more immersed in "real" world commitments and interests,I am still so in love with video games. No matter how imperative life gets, how amazing or terrifying it is every day, I freaking love this stuff. And you all are a big part of my enjoyment, and that's totally serious -- first off, big thanks to Ben for cultivating one of the better online gaming forums you will find. We can talk like civil human beings here, and I truly get excited when I see posts from quite a few of you on the big gaming stories of the day, and also the hypotheticals and editorials Ben likes to post.

Second, let me just sincerely thank all of you for sharing in this great hobby with me. It's a pretty amazing time to play video games, and I feel truly lucky I found this place years ago, a place full of other fellows who felt something REAL when immersed themselves in this or that game. Here's to a great 2014, everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! See you all soon!

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:04:48 AM

Merry Christmas Sinatra!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 10:57:01 AM

Wow 33 and you still got Grandma, that's great!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:41:49 AM
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and if you are an atheist may you be blessed with some form of cosmic justice and the humanity found in this season.

I got my PS4 (and a couple messages of congrats from you folks) and I love it, it's a very sweet piece of tech that I look forward to discussing with you all in the next year and onward. :)

Thanks to Ben for the site and letting me both post and write here, and to the members and visitors for our civil, heated, hilarious, and even angst-ridden conversations and arguments day in and day out.

And thank you all for reading the things that I write as I try to find my voice as a contributor to both PSXE and this wonderful gaming industry that has become a part of our greatest memories of holidays past and hopes for holidays to come.

May the camaraderie you all find in your hobby sustain you in both the difficult and wonderful times that will surely come.

-David D. Nelson

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:44:55 AM

Merry Christmas World/David. Glad you are enjoying your PS4. Now go download Resogun and enjoy your Christmas!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:53:18 AM

To you too! I already downloaded it so that I can play tomorrow along with Contrast and Shadow Fall :)

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 1:25:13 AM

I love Resogun. You should find its a great title that enhances and old school style.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:03:51 AM

Merry Christmas Nelson!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 10:55:09 AM

Merry Christmas Oxvial, keep on rockin brother.

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Shams
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 1:09:38 AM
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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Holidays to all. Hard to believe a yet another year has passed, and another generation of gaming. Here's to the best one, yet. Cheers, rest easy, drive safe.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 1:49:41 AM
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Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all at PSXExtreme, and its community.

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greg238
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:11:04 AM
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Thank u merry Christmas to all

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rjmacready
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:12:55 AM
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Thanks to all who help make this a very entertaining site, especially Ben of course. This site has become something that totally adds to our extremely enjoyable hobby. Merry Christmas to all.
- Chad

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BattleFox21
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:30:16 AM
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Merry Christmas to all of you here on PSXtreme love this website. Hope it stays around for a very loooooonng time

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Cole
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:45:55 AM
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Merry Christmas guys. Have a good one.

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Hoagie324
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:50:42 AM
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everybody! I don't post a whole lot but I love reading the articles and comments daily, it's a great community to be in!

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:02:57 AM
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Merry Christmas I love all of you guys :3

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:11:59 AM
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!!

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Gordo
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:29:07 AM
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Merry Christmas from Australia. The day is nearly done! Looking forward to the Boxing Day sales tomorrow and see if there are some sweet gaming bargains to grab. Best wishes to all...

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slow and smart
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 4:26:16 AM
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Thanks Ben.
Merry Christmas to you all.
That everybody may enjoy the ps3/ps4

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 5:13:31 AM
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Bit late to the party, but Merry Christmas all, and thanks everyone for being awesome :)

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Solid Fantasy
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 8:14:45 AM
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Merry Christmas PSX! You're still the ultimate haven for gaming news!

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frostface
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:34:09 AM
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Happy Christmas Ben and all who come here to this site.

I know I can be a pain in the arse sometimes but it's one of my new years resolutions to be nicer.

Have a great holiday season and be safe and have fun.

Merry Christmas.

- frostface.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 10:55:46 AM

Be cool if ya posted more too.

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frostface
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 11:06:34 AM

I shall :)

And Happy Christmas to you too buddy.

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txgamer
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:48:45 AM
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Merry Christmas everybody and have fun playing games

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tes37
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:56:46 AM
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I wish you all a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas to the staff and community at PSXExtreme.

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Dante399
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 11:34:01 AM
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays : )

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Sandtech
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:05:27 PM
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone:D

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:42:47 PM
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Merry Christmas ya'll! And Happy gaming!

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:46:56 PM

Merry Christmas Jawknee!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:29:34 PM

You too mang!

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Dukemz_UK
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:43:51 PM
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Happy holidays and happy new year to everyone. I read this site's articles and comments everyday. I'd love to contribute more, heck, I'd love to just game more, but you know, life and the needs and demands of my growing family have taken over...
Thank you to Ben, David and all the regular contributors for keeping things interesting, mature and entertaining.

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JackC8
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:44:40 PM
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Merry Christmas everybody, have a great one.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 12:51:06 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone and all that jazz! Now the good food awaits!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 1:12:16 PM
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Shadow Fall is the exact opposite of Killzone 3. Love it, don't know what the fussy disappointments are about.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 1:40:41 PM

That's some good news to hear! I've been trying to tell everyone to took the criticism from 3 and made it better! Excellent job they did. Glad you are enjoying it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:24:24 PM

The only thing that is troubling about it is the AI, I'm thinking that must have something to do with having bigger, more complex maps because Crysis has the same problem but KZSF's AI isn't comically bad like Crysis, it's just troubled.

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telly
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 4:42:21 PM

Definitely my fave KZ, I enjoyed it tremendously.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:31:32 PM

Nice! Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Man I want a PS4. It's gonna be hard to wait!

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bldudas1
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:17:05 PM
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Thank you. Merry Christmas everyone! :)

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Twistedfloyd
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:33:18 PM
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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all.

Thanks Ben and co. for making one of the better gaming sites around. Check daily for news, reviews and opinions. A really great read.

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 2:36:37 PM
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Merry Christmas Ben and everyone who comments on this website.

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Brighat
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 3:06:48 PM
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I would like to wish Happy Holidays to everybody here and to once again thank Ben for giving me another chance and understanding my plight. He is a bigger man than I could ever be.

I love my PS4 and I'm looking forward to its bright future. I'm up to 8 games in my collection. Ironically, I have yet to put one disc in the machine; everything has been played digitally. With my fast connection and the power of the PS4, it takes very little time to download games.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 4:44:56 PM

Ugh ya know what I'm totally against digital download. But I'm seriously thinking about downloading Need 4 Speed to check it out. Even though it's not much work the convenience of not having to switch discs keeps running through my head. So I'm coming around. Merry Christmas!

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Axe99
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 4:52:41 PM
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Merry Christmas Team PSXE and have a very Happy New Year, thanks for all your work throughout 2013 :).

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Sanjuro
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 5:23:19 PM
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Merry Christmas

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 6:27:06 PM
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Merry Christmas to all the staff at PSXE & to all it's readership(or whichever other holiday you may be celebrating today).

(YUP, this old "Geezer Gamer's" still kicking & scratching, although I've still been very much down for the count financially ever since since Feb & I've had to sell off a 1/4 of my retro gaming collection, plus sell my Harley(both for mere pennies on the dollar), but at least I'm still in my apartment(so far), & I've been using that time to zoom along through a countless number of my PS3,PS2, Xbox & 360 games backlog.........
....so don't count this 61 year old out just yet.

BTW, I'm still having major problems with my computer & still no money for repairs, so I've been lurking here on site daily, but mostly using my local public library's computers(which I don't trust using any of my passwords on).

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homura
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 6:38:54 PM

Merry Christmas

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 7:32:39 PM

Good to see you pop in. Merry Christmas!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 9:01:44 PM

Wow I'm glad you aren't homeless Saint. Sorry things are still tough but I wish you a Merry Christmas nonetheless.

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 1:14:14 AM

Real nice to hear from you, Saint. Merry Christmas. Wishing for the best for you.

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Kryten1029a
Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 6:06:57 PM

Log on every now and again to let us know what's up with you. I'm sorry to hear that your financial situation is a little rocky but you have friends here so keep us posted. I hope 2014 is better for you.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 6:28:01 PM
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Merry X'mas to everyone! Can't wait for new games to start dropping in 2014! Especially inFamous and The Order.

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Peaks
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 6:29:28 PM
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Thanks Ben, and Merry Christmas to everyone who comments on this great website.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 7:42:24 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone hopefully the New Year is better.

Fingers crossed a PS4 becomes in my path at some point. I still have my trusty PS3 and back catalogue to keep plugging away.

Stay safe guys out there where ever you are :)

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xenris
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 12:30:45 AM
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Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

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Banky A
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 12:37:52 AM
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Merry Christmas you beautiful gamers! Really late here.

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Highlightreel
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 1:33:34 PM
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Merry Christmas to all! I love this site. I don't post a bunch but read and check multiple times a day.
I appreciate the various questions asked as well as the non-cookie-cutter nature.
I appreciate the civilized nature of the community and that we don't have bashing and childish comments.

Thank you all!

Stay Classy PSX...

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Kryten1029a
Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 2:46:19 PM
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I haven't been able to post for a few days and I'm late to the thread but I'd like to extend my Christmas spirit (however belated)to you all and wish you a happy, prosperous and wonderful 2014. I've only been really active here in the last year but it's been a pleasure to know you and I wish you all the best in the year ahead.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 4:54:33 AM
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yeah you to ben and all of you guys i'll be away from about 3 weeks from tomaro so expect more comments at the end of january unless i can get some wifi for the browser on my 3DS or vita see y'all next year have a great new year and hope all the thanksgiving and christmas things went well for u guys in the US

happy gaming =)

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