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Sony On PS3: "We've Got Miles To Go"

We all know about Sony's claims of the 10-year lifespan for the PlayStation 3, but at every turn, they seem to support that claim. According to Videogamer.com, Sony says they're "not even halfway" to where they want to be with the console. ...wow, where can they go?

Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire said that "something even more exciting" is lying in wait for PS3 owners, and in contrast to what many believe, he's not talking about slicker graphics. No, he's talking more about fresh and innovative game experiences rather than "sequel after sequel after sequel." Thing is, with exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2 upon us already, some figured the PS3 is already hitting its peak. But when asked if such games max out the potential of the PS3, Maguire replied:

"No we've got miles to go. The power of PlayStation is just awesome and we're starting to get to grips with it, third parties are starting to get to grips with it and we're starting to see some of that come to fruition. But when we see the next generation of games coming after these, then I think we're going to see something even more exciting, we're going to see even more genres come to the marketplace rather than just sequel after sequel after sequel."

Maguire goes on to talk about the planned online revolution - obviously centering on the expanding PlayStation Network - and how that will have a huge impact on gamers around the world in this generation. And Maguire is well aware of the consumer; without them, there'd be no PS3, so he promises great things in the future. However, Sony isn't about to rush-

"We've never rushed with PS3 because we wanted to make sure that we're as right as we can be. We're learning all the time, we make mistakes like everybody else, we're not perfect but the talent is there, the energy is there, the commitment is there and the passion is there. And all I can say to the customers is thanks so much for the support because without them there would be no PS3 and there would be no business."

10/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (63 posts)

King James
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:24:37 AM
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Funny. I had a convo at work with a co-worker that wondered was the ps3 maxed-out yet because of games like MGS4. This was about 5-6 hours ago. Ben, are you psychic? Anyways, I assured him that Sony wasn't even close to REALLY pushing the ps3. This phase that the ps3 is in reminds me of when the ps2 was dropping games like ff10 and mgs2. They were just getting started. Deja vu, anyone?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:16:10 PM

Psychic? Nah, but I do have ESP. ;)

Really, though, it's a common topic of discussion. The naysayers were saying MGS4 "maxed out" the PS3, but that's not true. But remember, they're not talking about a huge graphics revolution in this article; it's more about new gameplay. And I prefer that, anyway.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:13:56 PM

ff10 and mgs2 were released almost 2 years after PS2 console was launched; suprisingly similar, MGS4,Resistance 2, LBP etc were released 1.5-2 years after PS3 was launched. With the longer life span of PS3, and more importantly, with all the software developers are upgrading their technology and frame to match the PS3, I believe we just started to see the real power and value of PS3. the next 1,2,3 years will be the golden time for PS3.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:29:10 AM
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That's good because, if this was supposed to be a 10-year console, it would be really bad if things got stagnant in just 2 years.

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Kiengo
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:08:21 PM

Agreed.

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tramp
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:20:38 PM
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anyone think the xbox 360 hit its peek back at GOW??

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Jed
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:52:04 PM

yes

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infekt
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:34:21 PM

Why do you think its GeOW 1.5 and not 2.0?

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N a S a H
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:17:59 PM

Nope, I think the 360 will go stagnant after GeoW2 is released. I don't see anything greater coming out on the 360 after that.

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snglbck26
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:29:59 PM
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It's reassuring to see the comment about the on-line revolution. I spend probably 80% of my gaming currently on-line. With some of the new, incredible games coming out this year that will probably change but I'll go back on-line as I complete a game.

I wonder if MAG is some of the revolution and expanding PS network he is referring to...????

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:06:49 PM

I have an idea for a revolution

Wicked fast download speeds. The fact that I'll have to leave my PS3 on for a whole day to download a demo (much less a full game like Warhawk...) Is the only complaint I have with the console.

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Daedusian
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:12:44 PM

I'm with you on that LightShow, haha.

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Arvis
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 2:34:16 PM

Lightshow,

It takes me less than 20 minutes to download a demo from PSN. Are you using dial-up?

-Arvis

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:41:34 PM
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Wait. a company, stating that it would be nowhere without us consumers?

what a novel concept. maybe M$ should take notes...

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:10:42 PM

Lightshow u are a PURE FANBOY. This article is about sony and here you are bashing ms just because you cant afford a 360. Its PITIFUL.

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 6:16:32 PM

now I wouldn't say PURE fanboy...

I'm an equal opportunity basher. I bash those that deserve it =D

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Tatsujin
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:43:13 PM

So, he can buy a Playstation 3 but dosn't have enough money for a 360 huh? Boy,

LADIES AND GENTS This is genius at it's best.

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AntDC
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:30:58 PM

Rocketman1 maybe you should just have a more neutral approach to people on this site.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 5:23:46 PM

No rocketman...what's pitiful is your common sense.

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Deleted User
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 2:41:52 AM

no nitekrawler whats pitiful is your stupidity

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Dingodial
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:42:06 PM
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If sony plans to compete and take down the xbox 720 and the Wii's sequel in 2010 then THEY BETTER JUST BE GETTING STARTED OR ELSE THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE A PS4!

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Aftab
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:44:15 PM

Idk, with Halo out of gas, I'm not sure of ms will be very quick to come out with their next generation unless lightening strikes twice and they come up with another successful franchise to support it. And with xboxlive, they won't be able to drop off so quick though, without potentially po'ing a rather large customer base. So that won't be happening anytime, soon.

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:04:50 PM

all sony needs to do to strangle any hope of a next gen Xbox is deny M$ a BD drive. It wont be able to compete with sony in the next gen.

Sony will be labeled as the powerhouse console and M$ and Nintendo can duke it out for the casual gamers. Guarantee it.

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Daedusian
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:18:04 PM

LOL I think a new console needs to be born so Nintendo can have some cometition for the casual gamers. Then it'll be two races... Sony vs M$ and Nintendo vs _____.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:11:22 PM

Lightshow u are a PURE FANBOY. This article is about sony and here you are bashing ms just because you cant afford a 360. Its PITIFUL.

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Tatsujin
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:45:09 PM

@ Lightshadow
Sony would never push costumers away. If MS would want a Blu-Ray for their next Xbox, Sony WILL give it to them. It's big bucks, and pushing big bucks away is pretty much like stabbing yourself in the back with the economy how it is now and whatnot.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:07:38 PM

So his name specifically says Lightshow and you keep saying lightshadow huh? LADIES AND GENTS THIS IS PURE STUPIDITY AT ITS BEST

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LightShow
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 4:45:46 PM

i kinda dont care. I know he's talking to me. so does everyone else.

Lightshadow kinda sounds more kickass than lightshow, actually...

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HUSO
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:01:41 PM
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this gives a lil credibility to the rumor about the RSX currently being locked sub par, to limit its full potential.

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Dingodial
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:47:11 PM

RSX isn't the strongest GPU available but Sony says that they designed the PS3's cell processor to make up for whatever RSX won't handle ;-)

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Aftab
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:00:15 PM

Unfortunately, the GPU has been the achilles heal with a lot of games for the ps3. And even with the additional layered processing afforded by additonal spu's, it can't do certain features, like AA, as proficiently say as a gpu that can do these natively. At anyrate, that's only a textbook supposition, and I am curious what Sony can do with it in-house.

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:08:00 PM

UNLEASH THE BEAST!!!

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Zaben
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:19:34 PM
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No one forget what God of War did for the PS2 5 years after the console launch. Perhaps we shall get another franchise that does the same.

On a side note, I finally got my PS3 hooked up to my monitor! 1080i FTW!

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infekt
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:41:56 PM

Yeah. Totally agree. And I just picked up GoW1 and GoW2 for CND30! Now to find time to play it amidst everything else out there/coming out and work.

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AntDC
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:35:18 PM

True, and the release of GOWIII next year is gonna be huge.

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Xplicit
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:21:13 PM
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@Zaben,
its about time, i have mine hooked to a 50" 1080p samsung LCD and its amazing.

i think MAG will show us just a small proportion of what the PS3 is capable of, lets just hope the MAG servers aren't like the COD4 ones.



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Tatsujin
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:46:13 PM

CoD 4 Servers are outstanding... What in the world are you talking about? Seriously?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:33:36 PM
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Innovative Gameplay? Not just sequels? Historically speaking he is saying but not saying that we should be ready for a slew of in-house games, as we all know those games are the most novel and 3rd party tend to be all sequels to play it safe. It makes sense too, since they have had a couple years to flesh out their projects, and when it comes to old fashioned neat-o gaming Sony cornered the market with the PS1. I'd like to work into this just how the Wii will factor, but its just a whole other animal altogether, maybe it should be considered a "Visual Active Entertainment System" instead of a gaming console.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:00:40 PM
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How come Ben got ESP and I don't even have a PSP.....Life is so unfair....But yeah, anyone who thinks that the PS3 has maxed itself at this point hasn't really been paying too much attention to how video game systems work. If we're going to get another 8 years out of that system, the developers have a long ways to go to master the system..even things like how much info they can cram onto a blu-ray disc. Does anyone remember the days when you used to have to switch discs to continue a game?(FFVII) (MGS4 did something like that but it was still only one disc)We probably won't see too many leaps that blow you away, but ten years from now, throw in RFOM, and then throw in a new game....an tell me what you think of the graphics and gaming experience. I think you'll be pleasantly suprised at how much things have changed.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:07:52 PM
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well holla at me when this comes true. so maybe my ps3 library wont look as lopsided compared to my 360's

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Aftab
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:12:17 PM
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Please, list your 360 collection. And if out of all the games, you have even 5 must haves, than I'd be surprised, and wouldn't worry too much about the other crap you have for your xbox.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:41:53 PM
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360 EXCLUSIVES: Lost Odyssey, Fable 2, GOW, Saints Row, Mass Effect, Halo 3, Blue Dragon, Crackdown. Plus multiplats. (Shall I continue U IDIOT?)

PS3 Exclusives: LittleBigPlanet, RFOM, MGS4, R&CF:TOD, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted. plus DMC4 just to stay true to the DMC series.

Now name the 3 Or 4 crappy games thats all you can afford hahaha.

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:52:34 PM

Less of the name calling might help your credibility.
Would you and Aftab like to stop bickering and keep on point?

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 6:18:21 PM

Rocketman u are a PURE FANBOY. Its PITIFUL.

=P

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infekt
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:45:57 PM

Erm. Rocketman1, I think Aftab was speaking rhetorically. You're taking this way too seriously.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:05:03 PM

How'd that 6 hours of Fable 2 suit you?

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:10:32 PM

You guys are all fanboys. I Have both systems and therefore I speak for both sides. All of you either can't afford an extra system or you are just too ignorant.

@world Where do you get 6 hours from you IGNORANT FANBOY.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:21:02 PM

For a fact, PS3 is more powerful than 360 in terms of GPU and CPU. On the other hand, 360 used to have more fun games than PS3, however, this is no longer the case anymore at this point of 2008. Moreover, in 2009, 2010, 2011 and on, PS3 will have much more big games far beyond the reach of 360, this will be a fact as well, period.

P.S. I have both systems too, and above is my conclusion, so no fanboyism.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:59:03 PM

IGN gamers

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:02:00 PM

@ bigboss Everything you said is almost correct but seeing how you cant see the future, that part about 2009 and on is a statement of fanboyism.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 5:46:41 PM
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Rocketman: You're borderline. Cut the name-calling or you're done.

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Wazomba
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 6:24:07 PM
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Shall i list the 15 x360 games i have an the 25 ps3 games i got haha lol.

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Tatsujin
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:53:08 PM
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@ Rocketman
Lets do this the right way buddy.

360 EXCLUSIVES: Lost Odyssey, Fable 2, GeOW, GeOW 2 (It's not GOW. GOW= God of War, GeoW=Gears of War, thanks.) Saints Row, Mass Effect, Halo 3, Blue Dragon, Crackdown. Multiplats don't count as exclusives, thanks.

PS3 EXCLUSIVES: GOW 3, Resistance, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, MGS 4, R&C games, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, White Knight Chronicals, Motorstorm (and Pacific Rift), Heavy Rain, FF XIII Versus... I would go on, but im way too lazy...

Now, in the long run hun, whos getting more out of their system? K thx bai.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:12:34 PM

tatsujin if you were any kind of smart you would know that the topic was the games I HAVE not in general genius

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AntDC
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:39:33 PM

Tatsujin would not have to be smart, he would have to be phychic to of known that. Nowhere in your previous comments does it say you were listing your games. Why don't you go back to playing in the sandpit?

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:03:50 PM

@ antdc Ok if U WERE ANY KIND OF SMART aftab asked me to state MY games. Why dont you go back to kindergarden seeing as you cant read and all.

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AceTatsujin
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:56:44 PM
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CELL, it's all thanks to this super processor, the Mobo configuration, and RSX graphic card. <3 Sony.

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Dingodial
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:41:37 PM

I'm not a big fan of the RSX at all! I wish that Sony would re-do the PS3 and use a different GPU so they can unleash the power of TODAY AND TOMORROW'S BEST COMPUTER GAME SYSTEM TO SMOKE CRAPBOX360!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:14:35 PM
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We're done here. No more posts in this thread.

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King James
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 4:06:03 PM
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LOL! U should've let Rocket flame some more Ben. He's sensitive to criticism at his gaming. It's funny.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to see what Sony will hit us wit next that revolutionize or introduce a game genre. LBP is an perfect example of a genius idea put into motion.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 5:37:23 PM
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We need to just ignore rocket. He's obviously just bored or something and wants to tick us off. If he likes 360 better then that's fine. The name calling is childish though.

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MetalHead09
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 12:12:24 AM
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lol wow you guys are funny, ive never heard such nice hospitality on this site before lol

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Arvis
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:51:45 PM

Actually, this "nice hospitality" is the norm for this website. It's just impossible to find elsewhere on the internet.

-Arvis

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