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Sony's Holiday Gift: "Perfect Additions To Your PS3"

When one is a PlayStation 3 owner, it can be awfully difficult to select a proper set of accessories and games. After all, there's just so much to choose from.

Ah, but here's Sony to the rescue; it even says, in big red letters, "Perfect Additions To Your PS3 System." This appears to be the first of many such packages you will find on store shelves in the future, and they're destined to be big draws for the holiday season. If you skip on over to Amazon, you will find this attractive little bundle that should appeal to all new PS3 owners. For only $58.99, you receive a Dual Shock 3 controller and a copy of one of the first top-notch exclusive titles, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Essentially, because controllers typically retail for $54.99, you're nabbing the game for a mere $4. As a frame of reference, Drake's Fortune is a Greatest Hit and normally holds a new price tag of $29.99 so this is a solid deal. Stay on the lookout for more of these special packages, which hopefully don't exist for the sole purpose of the holiday season.

They may also want to try connecting a game like Killzone 2 or SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation to the Sony Bluetooth headset, or something like that. And I'm sure you all have some ideas, too...

12/15/2009 10:18:29 AM Ben Dutka

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:41:24 AM
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Uncharted 2 with a bluetooth headset would be great. for $80.

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BlackBriar
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:41:51 AM
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Good deal, You should also get Uncharted2 so your on the up n' up.

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Aftab
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:42:29 AM
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Nice one. Gonna get it.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:46:02 AM
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I luv those kind of boxes.

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Metal Head
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:54:55 AM
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I need a PS3 bundle with something good, because my 60gb went YLOD on me. Just came back from Ukraine and missed on the black friday deals. My 80gb die 6 months ago for the same reason YLOD. I'm dissaponted that the only reliable console is Nintendo's Wii something I will never buy.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:58:14 AM

How do you treat your PS3?!?!

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:43:49 AM

Do you have a die hard 360 zealot in your family? Sound like sabotage!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:40:39 PM

Maybe your systems are bugged by the Ukrainians so they go kaflooey.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 12/15/2009 1:41:04 PM

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:07:23 PM

Before I bought my used 60gigger this year, I had heard a lot of older PS3's were YLOD'ing so I spent a couple months researching the how's, why's & whatnot's about it, before I even went out to buy my used 60GB'er.
This is what I found over the various sites I researched.....

The majority of the older PS3's have YLOD'ed from overheating.

The PS3(& yes, the 360 too)used a different kind of solder that is now known to be seriously deficient, which has caused a breakdown in this deficient solder. IE: all the reflow repair work now being done to make up most of the refurbs.

And that IS the main reason you "SHOULD NEVER" stand any older PS3's in a upright position because the melting solder also runs right down that upright board & fries everything else too along with it.

Some secondary causes were disc drives failing.

A few other miscellaneous causes were failures of the fan or power supply

And for those that say that their older PS3's have never YLOD'ed, that's great & I'm totally happy for you, but just remember one thing, that just because the YLOD hasn't hit you, doesn't mean that it can't or won't either(and I hope it never does).

FYI, I've already had to replace my 60gigger due to the disc drive starting to go bad(grinding when inserting or ejecting a disc, & not acknowleging that I inserted a disc into it 3/4's of the time).
Thank goodness I was smart enough to buy a 1 year extended warranty with it from Gamestop.

Anyway, here's a un-official list of failed PS3's on Playstation's own board, & it seems that it's mostly the older 60 giggers, with a small sprinkling of other GB models...

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3629439&view=by_date_ascending&page=42

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:18:43 PM

Don't understand the thumbs downs. YLOD does happen. It happened to me....

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:36:45 PM

Maybe you should try taking better care of your PS3.....just a thought.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 6:39:08 PM

whooo Biker thats a good info!


thumb up fo ya!

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LowKey
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:32:25 PM

Biker, wtf. don't be jinxin my shit.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:36:13 PM

@BikerSaint
What do you mean by upright? Standing or flat?

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:55:27 AM
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I thought there was a SOCOM/Bluetooth headset combo? I know I've already seen it on clearance at Target. Don't forget that this deal was originally at Best Buy and they have this version plus one that has the blue DS3 and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:41:06 AM

I managed to get the original SOCOM/headset box off of Target's clearance shelf about a couple of months ago for $30.....but that's all long gone now.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:54:20 PM

and it was the best headset I have ever used, blew away the one that came with warhawk, and the MGS4 headset.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 6:39:40 PM

@OtisFeelgood,
<<<<<Maybe you should try taking better care of your PS3.....just a thought.>>>>>


WTF are you smoking????
Since the original PS3's have cost us $600 or even more, I find it hard to believe that most people wouldn't also take excellent care of their PS3's too.
And they're still getting YLOD's, and through no fault of their own.

So I call "bullsh*t" on that worthless statement(and we want some change back from your 2 cent sentence).......just a thought bouncing right back at'cha!

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JofaMang
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:56:03 AM
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They have the same game + DS3 deal going with GT5p. Uncharted might be a slightly better deal overall, unless you are a dedicated GT fan.

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Metal Head
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:10:45 AM
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Snaaaaaake is not my fault is the way the system was developed. I read that all 60 gb will die and early 80gb will go YLOD no matter what. These are the system I bought. I have 3 PS3 and now only two are working.

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Odd Child
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:36:05 AM

Any reason the 60 will "die", I keep it vented well and clean the dust off quite a bit.
Had it since day 1.

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photo K
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:53:33 AM

yeah what do you mean all 60gbs will die? I have had mine for launch and hasn't died yet.

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Odd Child
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:58:28 AM

Seems to be an overheating problem, I found a good guide for DIY Repairing.

http://onlinegamehelp.thisoutrage.com/playstation-ylod-ps3-yellow-blinking-light-repair/

I myself would probably send it back to sony to repair. Pay the $$

There is sites like ps-pros.com that offer to fix systems as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:42:05 PM

Still got my 80gig, but I'm scared with all this talk. Shhhh, World needs quiet.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:42:10 PM

I have a launch 60GB model and I have four friends with launch 60GB models that all run just fine.I usually use a small air compressor to blow out any dust buildup.Canned air doesn't work worth Sh*t!Just make sure the air compressor is not stored outside or you could be blowing moisture into your electronics.I also always empty the compressor of pressure after each use as a safeguard against moisture.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:56:32 PM

Well my 60 died on me a couple months ago, but I was asking for it. Left the thing on for a few months in a row so I could charge my controllers at night.

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Ultimate_Balla
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 12:08:18 PM
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Hmmmmm. Have not seen any other gifts like so for the Other Playstation consoles.

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tridon
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 12:16:43 PM
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Here in my city (in Canada), we've had these bundles for a while now. There's three of them, all coming with a black Dual Shock 3. They come bundled with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. They're only $59.99 each, too (compared to it costing $54.99 for the controller alone). A pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.

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Metal Head
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 12:36:23 PM
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Thanks Odd Child. I'm a diehard PS gamer and yes my 60gb is a launch system. I always clean my systems and the area where they stand. I hardly ever get to play more than 2 hours a day. Except for Resistance2 I did played up to 4 hours. Photo K I wish your system doesn't die for a long time. Hezzron 73 in my family we are Sony fanboys and wil never buy an XBOX. I just need a good deal to buy a slim.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:37:05 PM
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Great deal!
That's basically a steal

Why rob when you can steal a Greatest Hit like Uncharted 1 for $4....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:45:11 PM
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Figures, I just picked up Uncharted greatest hits and still don't have a dual shock. Looks like it's gonna be a while for the DS.

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Gone
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:48:01 PM
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This is a great deal if you missed the Black Friday deals.

On Black Friday Amazon had UC1 for $14.99 and Radio Shack had the DS3 for $29.99.

I just bought inFamous for $25.77 today on Amazon's Lightning Deal. AC2 is only $39.99 on Amazon also.

Sorry if it sounds like I am a salesman. I wish Ben would add a section on the side where we could list all the deals that we come across.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 2:20:57 PM

Your avatar makes it all more "interesting" lol

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:10:57 PM

BOOM,
Just an FYI,
We already have a sales deal section over in the forum if you want to check it out.

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Gone
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 5:09:44 PM

@BikerSaint

Yes, I know that there is a deals section in the forums. Not everyone on this site visits the forums, like you and I. It's just that it would be nice to have a tab on the side for deals of the week as a quick reference instead of having to look through every individual post.

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Fane1024
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 4:07:04 PM

@ Lightning

Amazon has a deal just for you? ;)

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Governator5000
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:52:08 PM
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My 60 gig died twice, i got tired of it and sold it, i treated that system like a baby. jUst bad luck. Now i have a slim. on topic Awesome deal,

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 6:48:28 PM

BOOM,
Yeah, I guess you're right but I'm not so sure that our mods have the time to hunt all the deals down.

And if it's only imput'ed by the readers ourselves, unfortunately I think that there are still that 1% that won't put em in there where it's supposed to go, & they'll just will stick em in to any other threads they want due to laziness or whatever(the forum also bares this out too).

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 8:09:17 PM

Biker seems to have caught a case of the reply fails. ;)

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kevinater321
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 2:21:38 PM
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I've already seen these in stores for about three months now. They have Uncharted, Ratceht and clank future tools of destruction and that gt demo.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 1:19:09 AM

@LowKey,
Nahh just useful 411 on the dealio.
Anyways, I would never jinx your sh*t, unless you kept forgetting to flush.

@SnipeySnake,
I meant DO NOT leave it in a standing up position due to the chance of solder melt.
Always lay it nice & flat so that if the solder does happen to melt a bit, it will only puddle in that one spot, and won't run down the motherboard causing a more damage from standing straight up.
(FYI, this same info above goes for the 360 owners too)

@Fane1024
Question: Do I really care what anyone thinks about me?
ANSWER: There's not a damned thing anyone can do about it anyway, so........"F*CK NO!!!!!!

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Fane1024
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 4:14:27 PM

@ Biker

From your comment, it seems you missed my point. I just meant that you seem to be posting replies to the next post down from the one to which you are actually responding. And it was meant as a joke.

The last thing I would do is take a cheap shot at the head of a motorcycle club. ;)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:13:31 PM
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Damn,
Wish I have known of this deal beforehand cause I want a second DS3, and I just recently bought most of the games listed.

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Squirreldriver
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 4:58:15 PM
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I have an idea for Sony. Bundle the PS3 headset with EVERY game that has Multi-Player. Charge $75-80 and I won't have to listen to crickets chirp while I'm in MP with a score of players.

You name it; R2, U2, MW2, FP. It's ridiculously rare when I meet another person with a headset (let alone a good one like the PS3 b/t) I know I'm not alone either because the other person invariably says something like: "Wow! Somebody with a PS3 AND a headset, holy crap, you're the first person I've talked to in X months!"

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:21:42 PM
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FYI, you should never use any type of air to clean dust from the vents of "ANY" kind of console, what-so-ever!!!!!

When you use "CANNED AIR", you're actually blowing that same dust you're seeing, right back "INTO" your console, & also all throughout it's inner workings as well.

Also, a jet of powerful "COMPRESSOR AIR" can cause problems to the laser too, maybe even setting it out of it's alignment by a hair till it decides to fail because of it.(I can't prove it but it only makes sense that either of these 2 scenario's were probably one of those very same reasons that some have gotten their disc drive failures).

What you actually need to do to suck the dust "OUT & AWAY" from your consoles!!!!!!!!

So if you want to clean the vents the correct way, use the brush attachment on your vacuum, or a cheap small hand vac(just make sure it's powerful enough) which will loosen the dust and at the same time your vac will suck it away.

(And besides, even if that weren't the caseg.......
isn't your "PRECIOUS" worth a few added moments of your affections?????)

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___________
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:27:54 AM

meh.
i found a cotton bud does the trick nicely.
few vacuum cleaners are powerful enough to such the dust out of those small vents, especially the ones at the top of the system near the badges.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:30:56 PM
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It would have be better with lbp. Seeing how its 4 players. Uncharted is still epic though.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:32:13 PM

It would probably cost more but its still a great deal. Damn you Money, you win again!

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:41:39 PM
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Is it me or is there absolutely NO evidence of a ps3 slim YLOD. I can't find one anywhere.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 8:13:20 PM

If the primary problem is the type of solder used in the original manufacturing process, that would make sense.

Also, they supposedly generate less heat and have only been in use for a short while.

Let's hope no slims ever die.

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___________
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:30:36 AM

they will, theve only been out for a few months so give them time.
the main cause of YLODS is the heat sink paste wears out over time, normally 18-24 months period.
so it will be a while till we see any slims with the YLOD, and hopefully sony has stopped using that cheap crap.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 10:13:10 PM

@SnipeySnake

For evidence of YLOD's, just go back & re-read my very first post above.

I've already put a link to YLOD's there at the bottom of the post.

Also, if you also search Google & YouTube for "YLOD", you should get numerous hits on it on their sites too.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:38:59 PM
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if the PS3 slim bundled with one of Bayonetta, Darksiders, ACII or Dante's Inferno, then it is the time for me to get it for the other computer room.

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:28:02 PM
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Awesome deal. Although I had problems with first Uncharted for one annoying reason. And no I don't suck at video games either. But I swear I played on the normal difficulty and I couldn't help but get shot into oblivion. Every time I lifted my head from cover, I would already be dead. Still a game worth getting, and FYI the second one is flawless.

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___________
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:36:03 AM
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just one question.
whats the point of that extra controller?
there is barely any games that support offline co-op bar sport games.
i remember ever since killzone came out every time my cuz game over we would spend days playing nothing buy multiplayer in killzone.
just me and him against the bots.
he was so excited to come over and try out killzone 2 with me and continue the tradition, but surprise surprise KZ2 does not have split screen MP.
same with resistance fall of man, me and my cuz finished that game like 20 times and again he was dying to come over and continue the traditions with resistance 2.
than was so disappointed when he found out we cant.
what is the point of a system being able to have 7 controllers connected at one time when 99.9999999999999% of the games dont support 2 let alone 7.
thats one of the things sony needs to pull their finger out and get organized on.
it only does everything except PS2 BC and co-operative games.

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Robochic
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 1:59:16 AM
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I picked up the unchartered bundle, Well worth the money....

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