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GDC 09: Raiden To Be The Hero Of A New Metal Gear?

Okay, let the speculation and debate begin.

What you're looking at here is the image that appeared after Hideo Kojima's Keynote speech at the Game Developer's conference, and if you want a close-up on that figure in the upper right, check out G4TV. Now, it seems obvious that Kojima is planning a brand new Metal Gear Solid entry, and that picture appears to be Raiden, the popular cyber-ninja that has been part of Snake's adventure since the beginning. Obviously, we're all thinking Kojima's project will focus on Raiden's back story in relation to the MGS story that came to its conclusion in last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Therefore, we're thinking it may be a prequel with Raiden as the main character, which would be freakin' awesome as far as we're concerned. We still wonder about the studio's claim to appeal more to a Western gaming audience, and you know...if you think about it, Raiden as a main character might put the emphasis squarely on the action. Couldn't Raiden be the next major bad-ass in a gameplay setting similar to something like God of War? The possibilities seem limitless, and we think our prediction is plausible.

But who knows? We do know that Kojima will unveil this new game at E3, so we won't have much longer to wait. Whatever it is, though, we get the sneaking suspicion it'll be designed for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360...

3/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Hexen
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:48:09 PM
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for heavens sake not the 360, not because I hate it but because it will be inferior to MGS4 and won't use the ps3's potential.I can't stand microsoft thought.

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Akuma07
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:14:22 AM

ummm.

correct me if im wrong.
but raiden only came into the series in the 2nd game?

so i wouldnt exactly say he's been a part of it since the 'beginning'

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karneli lll
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:59:22 PM

Technically he has been there since the beginning, a form of him appeared in mgs 3 which is the beginning;from a technical point of view

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godsman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:55:19 PM
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I dont know the history well. But in MGS4 Raiden dont use guns... In order to appeal Western gamers, you have to hold a gun.

I dont think it'll be wise for Kojima to make a game in MGS size for xbox. Too many videos. It'll be HD, its gonna take up so much space. Expect another 4-5 hours of HD videos. It'll be play for 1 disc and then watch video for another disc.

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ImTheMan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 2:31:03 AM

he didnt use a gun but he had one holstered on his hip

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ImTheMan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 2:39:11 AM

scratch that. check your history again, he did use guns

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Karosso
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:12:06 PM
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Raiden? Really? :(
I still have to play MGS4 so my impression of him is still of a effeminate, wimpy, Snake wanna be... That was the one thing that spoiled MGS-SOL for me. We went from Snake to Mascara so fast I almost stopped playing the game.
I guess I need to play MGS4 ASAP and see how Hideo made that Britney Spears wanna be a bad a$$ hero...

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Arvis
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:07:28 PM

"I guess I need to play MGS4 ASAP..."

YEAH you do...

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AntDC
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:41:56 PM
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Please let that person be Grey Fox. And knowing Kojima, do you really think that it will be someone as predictable as Raiden?

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Morals
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:19:58 PM

yes let it be grey fox in the old days, ya in Zanzibar-land.

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mk ultra
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 7:37:12 PM

It would be sick to play as Grey Fox in the time period between portable ops and the original Metal Gear.

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Karosso
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:44:12 PM
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Hope you're right AntDC!!!

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:45:13 PM
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Microsoft will surely get their hands on this on.
They're scared, remember when MGS4 was released and the PS3 sale suddenly increased by a bunch?

They'll do whatever they can to stop this one from becoming PS3 exclusive and thus, this game's quality will be lowered because of the 360.

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karneli lll
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:04:32 PM

I think they'll have halo 5 or gears 3 to counter it

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Zemus101
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:47:37 PM
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I actually liked Raiden from mgs2 o.O Am I the only one? and yes ...they made him insanely bad ass, you have no idea Karosso.

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cegmp
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 9:02:19 AM

Nope. I liked him too. I just liked Snake better.

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Schmitty
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:49:13 PM
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would this mean less stealth, i mean i loved mgs4 but my add mad it so hard to not get discovered every 2 seconds

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Karosso
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:06:39 PM
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Will take your world for it Zemus101!
I remember the video from the trailer and he was destroying some Mini Metal Gears... looked cool...

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:07:49 PM
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Maybe its otacon xD/ Metal Gear Otacon!!!! :D

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fatelementality
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:14:45 PM
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Raiden is a touchy subject for me. You can put all the bells and whistles you want to on him and he's still Luigi to Snakes Mario. Simply, he's just not Snake. Maybe it's that old Kojima trickery. I always thought that Akiba would be a decent choice. He's a genome soldier so he resembles Snake. He's now Meryl's husband, so she could remain in the story. They can't continue with prequels can they? Plus, Metal Gear Akiba kinda rolls off o the tongue. All wishful thinking.


"LIQUIIIIID!!!
"JOOHNNYYY!!!!

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Morals
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:16:15 PM
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Raiden=pussy, i want to see someone new and just as badass as snake.


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Morals
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:18:18 PM

ok this is really getting mad, people metal gear solid is called solid because its 3D not because of snake so it most likely will be called MGS5

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fatelementality
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:19:18 PM
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No.............screw all that. Metal Gear Ocelot. Nuff Said.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:20:41 PM
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No don't turn it into just action, that would reek of a Dirge of Cerberus type conversion.

Sorry guys, we are going to have to wait 4 more games until we get a Metal Gear Solid Sunny :(

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fatelementality
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:22:46 PM
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Ok, last one, I swear.


Meryl Gear Solid :)

Come on........that was good.

Eh, screw u guys.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Archos
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:23:35 PM
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Oh crap... no 360. The only thing 360 is capable of is pulling PS3 down. I can't imagine MGS5 in 8 GB. Even 2 DVDs won't be enough. I want to see something as good as or even better than MGS4 and it can't be done on a 360. Please Kojima don't ditch PS3 as SE has.
Try to push the PS3 to it's full potential rather than pulling it down for the 360.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:28:06 PM
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NOT RAIDEN!!!!

Dammit here we go again with that wuss

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:31:02 PM
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I hated playing as raiden in mgs2

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:35:28 PM
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Raiden belongs in Mortal Kombat... period.

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:47:55 AM

Haha exactly! (he's my favorite Mortal Kombat character by the way hehe)

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jokoutomo
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:58:03 PM
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I hate when raiden become half cyborg. As main character ? Feel like Ninja Gaiden on MGS4.We'll see about that. I don't like MGS4 on XBOX360 also. It;s all money politic to me. "ms" trying to monopoly everything man.

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Geobaldi
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:09:45 AM
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Oh god, anybody but Raiden. MGS2 would've been so much better without him and his whining and his naked butt. Let Psycho Mantis have his own game.

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JackieBoy
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:23:07 AM
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Phhuleeeaaasee not Raiden that loverboy!
Xbox360? Are you getting this from like... "nowhere"? Or you just wanna make me angry, come to your home and kick your ass Ben?:)

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WelcomeOblivion
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:47:24 AM
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knowing Microsoft they'll probably make a special add-on to the 360 so it can handle whatever Kojima has to through at. maybe it will be another DVD drive that way the xbox360 owners wont have to change the disc. either way you know that people will pay for it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 2:02:37 AM

HAHA, a 360 disc changer!

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OriginalSin
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 2:16:41 AM
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If you go by the what Raiden can do then I think he might be the right choice for the next Metal Gear.... But as they mentioned before to make it appeal more to the western gamers Raiden won't work as he doesn't use guns. And It might limit your game play capabilities if there are no other weapons and upgrades...

Someone mentioned Akiba... That might also work and I had this thought even when I was playing MGS4. He just has to harden up a bit. Or maybe it will be perfect as you see him grow from this insecure young mad, into the next hardened Soldier... He married Meryl... So maybe they get to her and give her a new form of Fox Die and she turns into this super villain chick, and he has to basically go up against her. Would make for a good story I think.

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Snaaaake
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 3:50:26 AM

Sounds like a tragic love story if you ask me.
FORBIDDEN LOVE!

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ceedot
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 4:13:11 AM
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a lot of people don't like raiden and call him 'a pussy', but I think that he was a good character in MGS2 and his story could go really deep (but hopefully not too deep if you know what I mean).

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sabitrulz
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 5:09:08 AM
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nope diz wil b another solid snake story.....we'll c dat.....sunny will discover da antidote of foxdie ......n s.snake will b cured....n diz time da story will rotate round global terrorism i guess...............guys diz iz all ma own prediction...............but da thin iz ma prediction neva goes wron..........

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 5:20:36 AM
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ugh whats the point, We dont need to see radiens backstory.....

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OriginalSin
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 5:27:50 AM
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Hey maybe Snake has an illegitimate son from he's days in the jungle.... The Son of Snake... Come on even Snake had to get lucky at some point.... Who knows....

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Geobaldi
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 5:36:03 AM

He did in MGS3. So "if" he and Eva made one at that point, the kid could be up to age 50 or so since there's a 50 year period between that story and MGS4. So it's possible but probably unlikely.

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:01:26 PM

Solid Snake is Snake's and Eva's son...
You didn't play MGS4?

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Godslim
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 6:53:02 AM
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im just happy we get a new mgs.....i dont really want the main character to be raiden :(
they should remake the original metal gear and metal gear 2:solid snake

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:50:16 AM

I would like that but on the PSP

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fatelementality
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:40:48 PM

thank you sir

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slugga_status
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 8:31:26 AM
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I think a backstory of Raiden would be pointless. I mean thats what the Metal Gear DB was on the PSN for. All the back stories and the like are all in the MG DB.

How could you not want Raiden as the main character though? I was pissed you couldn't control him in MGS4. On top of that he has a ninja like feel to him. I want anything but a back story. I think we'll see what happens to Snake in the beginning of this new title though

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tlpn99
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 8:36:48 AM
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I'll take any MGS game, yeah it could be with Raiden and if it is we will just have to live with it as there is no more Snake for the time being unless they bring him back in a prequel but I doubt that will ever happen.

As for it going on the 360, then so be it let it happen, they did that with Blue Odysey was it and that was 4 discs. so they can do it again with this for the 360 people.

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Orvisman
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:33:01 AM
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I thought Kojima wasn't a big fan of Microsoft, hence no MGS4 for the 360.

He even took some jabs at them during the game.

Now, I know at least one of the MGS games was ported to the Xbox; but I thought someone else did it, like Itagaki wasn't involved with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 & 2.

Well, if Kojima does do a 360 version of Metal Gear, hopefully the game is developed for the PS3 first and ported down to the 360.

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raidtimedope
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:41:04 AM
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was never a MGS fan, i only played MGS2 and MGS4

but i loved MGS4, so was gonna b excited about this but not really

Raiden?

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:39:55 AM
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im intruiged that it's still called Metal Gear 'Solid'.

But i'm still stickng to my opinion that MGS is over, MGS4 rapped everything up clear.... Theres nothign more to tell, you can come up with these theories, radien or Big Bosses Past, Sunny's future sure its depth, but it's just irrelevant. Look i love MGS and would love another title, but you cant get one thats implausible and if they can prove me wrong , i'll be overjoyed.

For an exapmle look how The Terminator has become this century, before we had to classic movies, but then they made T3 which wasnt a bad idea,just wasnt excuted well, but now they have this shitty TV series amined for scene teenagers which is nothing like the original source material and now we're getting 3 more movies, Salvation looks appaling, i'm not even going waste my time going to the cinema for it. The point is i dont want the MGS series to become long winded like this.

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556pineapple
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:50:22 AM
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Assuming Kojima's new project and the new MGS are one in the same (which I doubt) how about a FPS/stealth crossover starring either Gray Fox or Raiden as child soldiers, or would that be too controversial?

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daus26
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:59:42 AM
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If its going to the 360, then we all know the game probably won't be maximized to the best of its ability like MGS4. Otherwise the 360 might explode.

Jkjk, but really, the 360 is still only on DVDs!

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:06:51 PM
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MGS as a FPS, GTFO!

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HANZ64
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 12:38:21 PM
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MGS5 (or MG5) Will not go to any other systems. FACT!

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556pineapple
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:03:50 PM
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What I meant is that Kojima said he wanted to do a "West Oriented" game. Since FPSs are all anyone I know plays these days, I imagine it will be his twist on an FPS. Like i said i HIGHLY doubt the new MGS and this mystery game will be one in the same (he said he's not going to be directly involved with the new MGS). But if they were, it might be a combination of the two. Plus if it were a prequel starring Raiden, he'd be a child soldier, and this would be before he learned all of his Snake-like stealth moves from the VR training that preceded MGS2. I certainly hope it won't be like that cause I'd much rather have stealth than FPS.

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fatelementality
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:46:18 PM
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We all need to keep in mind what Metal Gear is though. It is stealth oriented. If you put a badass ninja as the main character it has to be more like tenchu and less like god of war. You have to keep the stealth element in order to call it Metal Gear. It's like making Gran Turismo into a fighting game.

FINISH HIM!!!!!!
GAAAAAAAK!!!!!!
CORVETTE WINS!!!!!!

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Arvis
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 3:38:38 PM

That's like the third time you've made me laugh today...

-Arvis

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