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PlayStation Home 1.00 Released, Open Beta Ready?

Okay, ladies and gents, we can't be far from the PlayStation Home open beta test. We just can't be.

According to PS3Fanboy, Version 1.00 of Home has been released to current closed beta testers, and this update moves the service from the "Game" section of the XMB to the PlayStation Network area. Changes include a few area name changes, the addition of an Online Manual and Tutorial (another clue), and the ability to background download new Home spaces. Perhaps the most significant new feature is the Clubs system: this allows users to set up clubhouses where up to 32 players can congregate at once, which is another cool idea. However, there seems to be some discrepancy over this issue, as the first report stated that Clubs would be a "Pay-For" service; while closed beta testers can check 'em out for free, they'll cost money to open beta users when the time comes. But to contradict this, a Sony developer said- "Clubs do not cost money. There will be premium club houses." So we're not crystal clear on the whole cost part, but at least we know they exist.

So anyway, even though PlayStation Home 1.00 didn't exactly coincide with the launch of the long-awaited open beta, the latter can't possibly be too far off. We're trying to get Sony to nail down an actual launch date for this, but we get the feeling they won't say a word until they're good and ready. ...better be soon, guys!

11/21/2008 Ben Dutka

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Shatterday
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 10:47:25 AM
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I bet they start the open beta and it bricks everyones systems.

I'd cry.

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CH1N00K
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 10:53:26 AM
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I'm still not sure about this Home business...First off when the full thing launches, are we going to have to pay for it?

That and I never bought into the whole Sims, Second Life, IMVU atmosphere, so even if I do download this, I can't seem me using it that much. I'd rather jump into a game and meet people there. I'll give it a try when it first comes out I'm sure, but if it's just using space on my Harddrive, it's not going to last very long.

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Craigo
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:13:37 AM

No, its free.

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:46:30 PM

You'll only have to pay for premium items like brand-name clothing and premium private spaces. You get an apartment and a lot of clothing free and the service itself is totally free.

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TH3G4MEMASTER
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 10:55:08 AM
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i would cry 2

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tramp
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 10:56:34 AM
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cant wait,we'll all have fun.screw the NXE

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Robertson99
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:09:41 AM
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OMG, I cant wait for this to come out! With all the delays, it'd better not have any major issues when released. minor issues are inevitable and can't be helped, but still...

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coverton341
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:13:43 AM
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I won't believe a flippin' word till I hear it straight from Sony that "Open Beta is releasing on..."

But, I personally have lost all my juice for this service with the "here it comes, wait no, oh yeah here it is tomorrow, oh nevermind" BS that it has been through.

Screw Home just give me better match making and universal voice chat like the 360 has.

That is probably the single most wanted service on my list. I mean why the hell can I talk to my friend on 360 while he is in GeOW2 and I am in Fable2 but on the PS3 I have to be in the same game as him to talk to him?

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Troy Powers
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:55:37 AM

I'm with you on this one. Playstation Home is just an urban legend. It'll be releasing simultaneously with Duke Nukem: Forever. :D

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coverton341
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 12:51:55 PM

LMAO

no kidding. remember that "leaked" vin deisel looking DNF screenshot? I think I actually saw that guy in a Home screeshot too.

LOL

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Troy Powers
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:15:46 PM

My friend told me that his room-mate's sister went into the bathroom, cut off all the lights, and said "Playstation Home" 3 times in the mirror, and a code to download the beta appeared.

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coverton341
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 2:22:33 PM

Dude I knew I guy that did the same thing but right before he could put the code in and download the beta, the code killed his whole family and threw his grandma under a bus. Now he is in a mental ward because no one believes him

LOL!!

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Troy Powers
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 2:46:07 PM

LOL...Touche, my friend. Touche.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 4:10:51 PM

You guys are crazy, you have to drive around with your headlights off until a Sony employee flashes his brights at you and the code will be projected from his high beams onto your windshield.

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Arvis
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:30:48 AM
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I'm not paying for jack, Sony. Want me to use Home's features? Make 'em free. I've already paid in TIME SPENT WAITING.

....ok, I think I have officially lost my patience on this issue.

-Arvis

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MetalHead09
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:39:32 AM
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woh guys calm down sheesh. by the sounds of it its gonna be like a micro transation type thing, everything will be free but if you wanna spice it up even more you'll have to pay a little bit, whats wrong with that? omg everybody always turns hostile while this ENTIRE TIME sony has bin trying diligently to bring a second to NONE experience. mellow out. they constantly give us free stuff and the last time i checked sony was still in the hole do to the ps3 so calm down, they are taking good care of us at THEIR expense. show some love people.

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Arvis
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 3:09:06 PM

Dude, if they charge for things that are purely aesthetic, I'll be fine. But Club rooms sound like they have functionality, and I WILL NOT be happy if they charge for functional services. If they charge for "cool" club rooms, that LOOK better, but do the same thing as free club rooms, it won't bother me.

-Arvis

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MetalHead09
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 3:43:05 PM

"Clubs do not cost money. There will be premium club houses." So we're not crystal clear on the whole cost part, but at least we know they exist.

see it just simply sounds like there will be "premium" and regualr rooms, we will probly pay for the premium but there are still free club rooms by the sounds of it.

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Robertson99
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 7:37:01 PM

Fair play mate...well said

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shaydey77
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:49:38 AM
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So..when is this reportedly releasing AGAIN?

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LegioN
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:50:24 AM
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TedTheDog said they have rolled out more e-mail invites to the EU public this afternoon, but we're still waiting for someone to show they've gotten in.

I guess the EU forums would be the best place to look for fast up-to-date news on this whole thing, it's where i'm lookin!

As always i'll bring what i know hereee.

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The_Vandelizer
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:53:44 AM
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im in the Home Beta its really good but u still cant do a lot of things and they took down the Frycry room and the Uncharted room for now

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caliblue15
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:57:20 AM
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Ok guys, I'm going with it is out by the end of the year... Bookmark this page, for the most ridiculous estimate by me ever.( Just remember my amazing skills of FW 2.4 update.)

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MetalHead09
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 12:05:20 PM

yea im with you. this year!!

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:49:45 PM

Ted's words were something like "the open will be here when it's here". So don't count on it coming quickly. lol

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caliblue15
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:22:37 PM

I have my sources PoetRazel!

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Qubex
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 12:04:47 PM
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I will try v1.00 later tomorrow... but, as per the other times, I am sure it will take about 2 hours to update. I really hope v1.00 will be better than the previous versions!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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pavlovic
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:09:23 PM
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I tried to download the update last night... but it was very slow, so I skipped. Maybe tonight.

IMO home is just... ok

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Bardock617
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 1:40:18 PM
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Japan put out Home Beta. i got my code for the Home Beta and Namco Museum Beta.

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killzone100
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 2:38:47 PM
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I havent got the beta. Im hoping for an invite

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Zaben
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 2:43:10 PM
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As I am one of those people who can jump into any online community and instantly have random conversations with people, I might enjoy home... But the chances seem to be dwindling as time passes.

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LightShow
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 3:37:45 PM
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I'd much rather have a KZ2 beta invite than a Home invite...

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bearbobby
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 4:09:23 PM
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Wow, a lot of you guys sound very wounded by Home's delays. Take a step back and breathe guys, lol.

I admit I no longer have any "hype" type feelings about home. I liken it to the watched pot that never boils. I'm just going to push it to the peripheral and go on with my gaming.

Not saying I'm not gonna download the first day it does come out, but I'm not holding my breath. It'll be done when it's done.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 4:16:01 PM
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Meh, I doubt anyone here is legitimately upset, just tired of being jerked around. No one's expecting the greatest thing on earth here, but if you hang that carrot out in front of the donkey too long he gets pissed and stops going toward it.

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SerendipityDeus
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:15:05 PM
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OMG I GOT MY EMAIL FOR PLAYSTATION HOME LIKE 20MIN AGO!! SO HAPPY!! Ima try the beta later tonight time to see wats so great about it =D

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im4vivisection
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:17:25 PM
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I just got my invite in an email from Sony today! I've been waiting for this for so long then gave up on it, so heopefully its worth the wait.
Add me (im4vivisection) if ya wanna play around or have buddies in Home!

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caliblue15
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:21:53 PM
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I'm in Home too!!!

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chilker
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:22:44 PM
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Wow, I got an invite also. This is pretty exciting!

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Xbox_Killer
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:32:10 PM
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I also just got a invite .

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Gogaku
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:48:44 PM
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I also got an invite today! :)

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dso8515
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 5:56:37 PM
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It's sounding a little repetitive but I got an invite email today as well!

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tlpn99
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 6:48:34 PM
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Thats the question, how much memory will Home take up ? After deleting some of my traded in games I am now back to 25 out of 60 gig (not counting 5 gig o/s space)

A few people I have spoken to don't think Home will be that good yeah you can go chat to your mates play a few games of pool or whatever but then what then go to your mates house to see if hes in/on to play a game ? If not go play a single game of something ?

I am hoping it will be good, until it is out or one of you guys gets in on it and lets us all know asap it's just a matter of time waiting.

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crapreviews
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 7:04:14 PM
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OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

i just checked my email and i FINALLY got a HOME beta invite. OMG! :D :D :D

this handle is my PSN handle if anyone wants to look for me

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Cuetes
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 7:37:46 PM
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Got my invite.....nice.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 8:25:53 PM
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And I'll add my own cheer: I am in the beta as well. ;)

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Arvis
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 8:28:54 PM
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*cracks up laughing*

Ok, I rushed to this site to brag to everyone about how I'm in the Home beta now.... But now EVERYONE at PSX Extreme is in! :D

Got my email a couple hours ago. I'll see all at Home!

-Arvis

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Dr_Frodo
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 8:54:27 PM
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*sad face*

I think I'm the only one without an invite. *weeps*

Oh well, back to playing Warzone.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 1:05:58 AM

Don't worry frodo I didn't get it either.

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coverton341
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 9:19:56 PM
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No worries I didn't get an invite either and like I and Troy were saying it isn't real. Its an urban legend and all of the people that said they got one are not real people they are the ghosts of all the dreams that were shattered upon hearing that home was a hoax bigger than DNF

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FreQaZoiD
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 9:35:50 PM
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I was just invited to the HOME Beta today... woohoo! AFTER I backup my system, I'll install it. :)

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acuratek01
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 9:42:51 PM
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Well jus received my invite!!!.. It's downloadin right now!!!... Only 77 megabytes tho... Not 2 exciting... Any questions psn: xfakta

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acuratek01
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 9:42:53 PM
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Well jus received my invite!!!.. It's downloadin right now!!!... Only 77 megabytes tho... Not 2 exciting... Any questions psn: xfakta

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acuratek01
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 9:42:54 PM
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Well jus received my invite!!!.. It's downloadin right now!!!... Only 77 megabytes tho... Not 2 exciting... Any questions psn: xfakta

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Renck
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 10:42:26 PM
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Received mine too! What about that event at from 6 to 8 PST. I did not see anything in the Plaza. What about you guys?

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Arvis
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:19:46 PM

Nah, I was too busy checking out the mall and bowling alley. Forgot about that supposed event.

-Arvis

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Saber1989
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:06:39 PM
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I AM IN THE BETA - though it keep shutting down anyone knows why or is it just me

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FallenClyro
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 11:36:29 PM
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I can't wait for this, looks fun!

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SplendidBlended
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 12:37:29 AM
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How do you get invites? This is really stupid, but is it just random?

...So sad. ;__;

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Arvis
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 10:03:22 AM

*pats*

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Saber1989
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 12:01:18 PM
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i got a BEEF with with Home already, dont get me wrong its great, innovative, but, BUT, whats with all the downloads and the slow response time and the crashing out of the PSN, its starting to get frustrating, i cant be on home for longer than 20 mins before it crashes out, and when i m there i have to download the courtyard if i want to leave the apartment, after it took a significant amount of space on my hdd. it takes too long to sign in, got to see the damn EULA agreement all the time, and and everything takes too long to load, seems too slow, and there is too much lag. does anyone has this problem?

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Daedusian
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 1:22:11 PM

Mine runs fine. But the downloads are slow as hell and annoying, but that would be my internet. The only thing really that frustrates me is that you have to download each area before you get into them. If that was actually part of the initial download, I wouldn't mind. Although I know once you've downloaded all of them you are done, but still I was nonetheless frustrated in the very beginning.

And I don't understand this closed-beta, open-beta stuff. I've been in the closed beta for quite some time, but does that mean I will be moved to the open beta or will I remain in the closed? I assume they run alongside oneanother? I could be wrong tho.

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Zorigo
Sunday, November 23, 2008 @ 3:46:36 PM
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i wanna see Home work. it would be great fun.

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