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MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM LEGENDS TO JOIN THE FRONT LINES OF CALL OF DUTY NEXT MONTH

Lyon, FRANCE – 21st May, 2024 – Battles are colliding in CALL OF DUTY with a new collab between Bandai Namco Europe and Call of Duty, bringing legends from the Gundam series to the front lines. Inspired by the towering mecha that captured the imagination of Gundam fans for generations, CALL OF DUTY has new Operator Skins based on iconic Mobile Suit from the series. Soon, in-game battles will see Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Finishing Moves, and more inspired by fan-favorite Mobile Suits: The RX-78-2 Gundam complete with Beam Rifle and RX-78-2 Shield; Char’s MS-06S Zaku II and its devastating Heat Hawk, and the XVX-016 Gundam Aerial with its powerful Aerial Rebuild Beam Rifle. Learn all about the Tracer Pack Bundles in CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III (PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC), CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE (PS5®, PS4®, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC), and CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE MOBILE (Android, iOS) by checking out the official CALL OF DUTY BLOG post.

The Mobile Suit Gundam Legends bundles will begin deploying to the front lines next moth for a limited time. But since Gundam is for everyone, for the duration of the event, a variety of progression rewards will be available to anyone playing CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III, CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE, and CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE MOBILE, including a Gundam-themed Weapon Blueprint, Weapon Camo, Vinyls, Sticker, Emblem, Weapon Charm and Calling Cards.

The three Gundam Tracer Packs available for purchase during the event celebrate Gundam in style. First up, the Tracer Pack: Mobile Suit – RX-78-2 Gundam puts Amuro Ray’s classic Mobile Suit on full display, with in-game weapon blueprints for the Beam Rifle, Beam Saber and RX-78-2 Shield. Dispatch enemies with the Newtype Finisher finishing move, bring the lucky Haro weapon charm into battle, and more for even the most ardent EFSF fan. Next up, the Tracer Pack: Mobile Suit – MS-06S Zaku II shows off Zeon’s ace pilot, Char Aznable.

The Red Comet takes to battle with the classic Zaku Machine Gun, Heat Hawk melee weapon, and Warship Destroyer rifle. Ruthlessly eliminate foes with the savage Searing Slash finishing move, and proudly display loyalty to Zeon with weapon charms, stickers, and more. Finally, win glory for GUND-ARM with Tracer Pack: Mobile Suit – XVX-016 Gundam Aerial. The Witch from Mercury-inspired kit brings Gundam Aerial’s Beam Rifle, Aerial Rebuild Rifle, and Escutcheon to battle, along with key figures from the series including a Suletta and Miorine weapon vinyl, Gundam Calibarn weapon sticker, Holder Mark weapon charm, and “The Witch and the Bride” loading screen. Mobile Suit Gundam Tracer Packs will be available to purchase beginning in June, and full details of each of their contents can be found on the official blog.

Since its debut in 1979, the Gundam franchise has centred around gifted pilots commanding technologically advanced machines into the onslaught of conflict – mirroring the challenges players face in CALL OF DUTY. The Gundam franchise first started as an anime in 1979, and now spans a collection of toys and collectibles, animated series, feature-length films, and a wide variety of video games.

Learn more about Gundam by visiting the official site, and watch full episodes for free of the recent Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury series.

For more information about Gundam and other titles from Bandai Namco Europe please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoEU. Join the conversation on X at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoEU.

The Stairway 7 now available on Steam

The new horror game where you are now stuck in a loop with a cat has been released.

Europe, Malta, 2023 – Steelkrill Studio, the creators of the popular horror games The Backrooms 1998 and Rotten Flesh – just released The Stairway 7 which is an Anomaly loop game with a twist, you have a cat alongside you.  
 
The Stairway 7 is an endless loop anomaly hunter game where you are stuck in a endless loop of stairways with a cat and you have to observe your surroundings carefully to reach the exit. Anomalies are watching, and ready to hunt you down. Don’t take them with you up the stairways to the exit otherwise they will eventually kill you. The game was just released on STEAM!
 
The rules are very simple: Don’t overlook any anomalies. If you find anomalies, go down the stairways to banish and remove them. If you don’t find anomalies, continue up the stairways. However, how carefully can you scan and memorize the environment and your surroundings? This game will make you find out. Do you have what it takes?
 
Watch the official release trailer: https://youtu.be/SyWOqpgDXss
 
Will you (and the cat) escape from the looping stairway?
 
Watch the announcement trailer for Stairway 7 on Youtube: https://youtu.be/f1c-hQ0xro0
Download the PRESS Kit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rD5uBnkVCv5VvW9Vjk3BI1T_wyONH9eU?usp=sharing
You can check out the game here on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2911820/The_Stairway_7__Anomaly_Hunt_Loop_Horror_Game/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteelKrill
For more information, visit Steelkrill’s official website at Steelkrill.com

Biomutant OUT NOW on Nintendo Switch

Vienna/Austria, May 14th, 2024: Today, THQ Nordic releases the port for the RPG Biomutant on Nintendo Switch! In docked mode, experience gameplay in 1080p (with Dynamic Resolution) at a stable 30 FPS. Handheld mode will feature 720p (with Dynamic Resolution) at a stable 30 FPS. Watch the OUT NOW video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yI3774Q3IXo. Use a unique martial arts-styled combat system to mix melee, shooting, and mutant ability action while exploring and traveling through a beautiful post-apocalyptic open world, filled with unique creatures, friends, and foes. Re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play, mix and match parts to create your own weapons, and fight or team up with several tribes.

Visit the website for more information: https://www.biomutant.com/en/

Biomutant, developed by Experiment 101, ported by Saber Interactive and published by THQ Nordic, is available for Nintendo Switch NOW at a suggested retail price (SRP) of €39.99 / $39.99 / £34.99, which includes the Mercenary-Loadout DLC.

Get the game: https://biomutant.thqnordic.com/#order

Biomutant is already available for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One™, and Xbox Series X/S.

QUALIA ~The Path of Promise~ Now available on Nintendo Switch

Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2024: Sekai Project is pleased to announce that visual novel QUALIA ~The Path of Promise~ is now available in the Switch eShop! Originally released on Steam on February 4, 2023, get ready to fall for Machina all over again. 

“Machina” is the world’s first android to pass the Turing Test. She’s attracted worldwide attention for her human-like qualities though there’s still some part of her that is not fully complete which shows that she still has room to grow. Incidentally, she is also dressed like a maid.

At the suggestion of his colleague, Dr. Hiro Koshino ends up taking Machina home and has her work as a maid. As Machina continues to learn and grow through her interactions with Hiro, he also begins to develop certain feelings towards her…

An android heroine and the genius hermit. This is a story of pure love where the two learn to grow together, overcome fate and find happiness.

QUALIA ~The Path of Promise~ is the first release by the Japanese developer, PURESIS.

  • Character designs by Suzushiro Atsushi
  • Scenario by SpinnenS
  • Japanese voice audio
  • English, Japanese, Simpified Chinese language options

Title: QUALIA ~The Path of Promise~
Developer: PURESIS
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Price: $19.99 USD
Release Date: May 10, 2024

For More Information:
Nintendo eShop (US): https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/qualia-the-path-of-promise-switch/

Nintendo eShop (EU): https://www.nintendo.com/en-gb/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/QUALIA-The-Path-of-Promise–2560665.html

Nintendo eShop (JP): https://store-jp.nintendo.com/list/software/70010000073238.html

Nintendo eShop (AU): https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000073237

Sekai Project: https://sekaiproject.com/game/qualia-the-path-of-promise/

GUNDAM BREAKER 4 Landing on Consoles and PC August 29th 2024

GUNDAM BREAKER 4 will launch on August 29th 2024 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The game, developed by CRAFTS & MEISTER Co., Ltd, is the next entry in the hack and slash looter franchise and pre-orders are available now.

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In this new GUNDAM BREAKER 4 trailer, players can discover more about the customisation, including the presence of SD Gundam, the possibility to change the size of all parts individually and to create their own colour preset based on either their preferences or their favourite Gundam.

GUNDAM BREAKER 4 will have players fighting their enemies solo or with up to two friends in co-op multiplayer. In addition, the game goes back to the roots of the franchise letting players create the Gunpla of their dreams with a large collection of mobile suits and parts, as well as a new diorama mode.

Digital pre-orders for the Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate edition of GUNDAM BREAKER 4 are now live on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. Digital pre-orders on Nintendo Switch will come at a later date.

Players can now pre-order to get the following bonus:

– RX-78 Gundam Recirculation Color Early Unlock
– Builders Parts Early Unlock

The Deluxe Edition of the game contains the following:
– Season Pass
– Season Pass bonus – Gambarrel Strike Gundam parts (Gundam Breaker Ver.)
– Early unlock for 15 Gunpla parts

The Ultimate Edition, in addition to the Deluxe edition includes:
– Diorama Packs and Diorama Pack set bonus

In addition, a Collector Edition for the game is available on the Bandai Namco Store. This edition includes the Ultimate version of the game, along with a limited edition Gunpla, Gunbarrel Strike Gundam (GUNDAM BREAKER ver.), the digital soundtrack and a steelbook.

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM is a franchise that celebrates its 45th anniversary this year and was created by Sunrise Inc. The first animation series of the franchise, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM was first broadcasted in Japan, 1979. Known for its giant mechas called “Mobile Suit” as well as its sci-fi military stories, the franchise grew in popularity and throughout the years and counts now more than 50 TV series, films and OVA, along with lots of merchandise with the most know being Gunpla, plastic model kits with whom people can recreate small versions of their favourite mobile suits.

For more information on GUNDAM BREAKER 4 visit the official page. For other BANDAI NAMCO Europe products, visit their website, follow them on Facebook or X, or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

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16-Bit Classic Zelda Funk Album Released

PHILADELPHIA – May 7, 2024 – Joshua Morse & GameChops are excited to release Zelda Funk, a funky adventure of legendary proportions. The album features Morse’s signature 16-bit-inspired funk across several Zelda classics from A Link to the PastOcarina of Time, and more, touching on fan-favorites such as regal “Hyrule Castle,” the jubilant “Lost Woods,” and the ominous “Dark World.” Listeners can also enjoy Link’s impressive dance routines created by Lee Griffin via the YouTube visualizer for the album, with Link break dancing and showing off his smooth moves in time with the funky musical backing.

Zelda Funk is available on all storefronts and streaming platforms now:
Zelda Funk on All Storefronts and Streaming Platforms

GameChops founder and mastering engineer Chris Davidson commented, “Mastering Zelda Funk for Joshua Morse was a real treat,” I have been a fan of his music for almost two decades and he continues to raise the bar in terms of creative and fun arrangements of videogame music. As a big Zelda fan and an even bigger listener of game music, there’s nothing else out there like Zelda Funk.”

The full track listing for Zelda Funk is as follows:

  1. Ocarina of Time
  2. Faron Woods
  3. Hyrule Castle
  4. Lost Woods
  5. Dark World
  6. Death Mountain
  7. Princess Zelda

Learn more: http://gamechops.com/zelda-funk

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator

Games simulation specialist IPACS is proud to invite aspiring pilots and prospective co-pilots to download and tryout their skills in Aerofly FS Flight Simulator, the ultimate aerial experience on iOS®, Android™ compatible devices and on PC via STEAM™. Launched to critical acclaim with players and fans from across the world, Aerofly FS Flight Simulator adds additional content and unique features on a regular basis. You can experience what it feels like to pilot airliners, helicopters, fighters, gliders, historical and aerobatic aircraft in a photorealistic world featuring richly detailed cockpits and stunning scenery.

Mobile Game Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwjmKUtTg_Q

PC Game Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaJWe0f-ozA

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator challenges you to explore the world of flying with a large fleet of highly detailed aircraft with fully animated and interactive 3D cockpits and custom coded systems. Fly with complex airliners, helicopters, business jets, fighter jets and warbirds, general aviation aircraft, aerobatic stunt planes and even gliders across photorealistic environments.

The game is tailored to players of all experience levels and is a real next-gen simulator with an easy to use and intuitive user interface in addition to custom graphics and physics engines using state of the art technology such as 64bit support, multi-core processing, native Vulkan and Virtual Reality (VR) support, a real-time full multibody simulation along with complex aerodynamics simulation. Features will vary depending on version.

Step into the flight deck of your favorite airliner or enjoy a relaxing cross-country flight in a warbird. Discover new places by flying one of the many custom missions or become a virtual airline pilot and choose from tens of thousands of real-world airline flights. Track your career progress with the new flight-log feature or try to obtain all achievements in all aircraft categories.

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator gives you the opportunity to take the controls of a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, 787 Dreamliner, Cessna 172, Airbus A320 or zoom across the photo realistic landscape in the F-18 or F-15E fighter jets and explore the beautiful scenery in one of the many other aircraft. Explore the skies with stunning level of detail and a sophisticated flight dynamics model for the maximum realism. A full list of flights and extensive feature list is available from https://www.aerofly.com and lots of downloadable content has been released adding additional content and features.

KEY FEATURES

  • Advanced Flight Dynamics.
  • Photorealistic Scenery.
  • Stunning Interior & Exterior Details.
  • Highly Detailed Airports.
  • Advanced Navigational Features.
  • Massive Selection Of Aircraft.
  • Real-World Air Traffic Flight Data.
  • 10, 000+ Genuine Flight Missions.
  • Optional Assistance While Learning.
  • Time-Skip & Back-In-Time Feature.
  • VR Support!
Build a Business

Building a Business?

From Concept to Launch: Stand Out with a Customized App

By Chris Jones Gaming contributor Micah Norris

In today’s digital-first world, creating an app for your business isn’t just an advantage; it’s a necessity. Embarking on this journey requires a clear vision, a deep understanding of your audience, and a strategic approach to stand out. This Chris Jones Gaming guide will navigate you through the essential steps to turn your app idea into a powerful business tool.

Identifying Goals and Who You’re Building For

Firstly, understand the core objectives behind your app. Are you looking to enhance customer service, provide a new service, or improve operational efficiency? Pinning down the exact purpose will guide your development process. Equally important is knowing your audience. A detailed user persona will inform your design, features, and marketing strategies, making your app resonate with its intended users.

Leveraging a Computer Science Foundation

Acquiring a firm grasp of the fundamental principles of application development is vital, particularly when taking charge of a project. Enrolling in a program to get your computer science degree online facilitates learning alongside your professional commitments. It provides an extensive understanding of data structures, programming languages, algorithms, and more.

These components are indispensable in the app development journey. Opting for the online route to attain your computer science degree empowers you with the essential expertise required for adept project leadership and proficient development.

Work with a Mentor

Working with a mentor when launching the first app for your business can provide invaluable insights and guidance, ensuring that common pitfalls are avoided and best practices are followed. A mentor brings a wealth of experience and can help refine your app’s concept, design, and functionality, making it more appealing to your target audience. They can also offer advice on marketing and user engagement, critical components for the success of your app.

Moreover, a mentor can introduce you to a network of potential investors, partners, and other resources that can be crucial in the early stages of your app’s launch. Their feedback can be instrumental in iterating and improving your app based on real user experiences, thereby enhancing its chances for success in a competitive market. Engaging with a mentor is not just about leveraging their knowledge but also about fostering a relationship that can support the growth and scalability of your business in the long term.

Navigating the Competitive Landscape

Dive into market and competitor analysis to carve out your niche. This exploration reveals what’s already available and where your app can shine. Identifying unmet needs within your target market or offering a superior solution to existing problems can set your app apart from the competition.

Budgeting and Resource Planning

Every app’s journey from concept to launch is dictated by its budget and resources. Deciding whether to hire a dedicated team, outsource, or use a DIY app builder will significantly impact your project’s cost and timeline. A realistic budget aligns with your business goals, ensuring the project stays on track financially and operationally.

Ensuring a Seamless Launch with Rigorous Testing

Before unveiling your app to the world, thorough testing is imperative. This phase uncovers any technical issues, ensuring your app works flawlessly across different devices and operating systems. A bug-free, user-friendly app is more likely to garner positive reviews and retain users.

Crafting a Compelling Marketing Strategy

A well-thought-out marketing plan is essential for your app’s success. Utilizing social media, email campaigns, and influencer collaborations can elevate your app’s visibility. Tailor your marketing efforts to speak directly to your target audience, highlighting the unique benefits your app offers.

The Power of Analytics

Incorporating analytics tools from the start allows you to gather valuable data on user behavior and engagement. These metrics, such as session duration and feature usage, guide ongoing improvements by highlighting what works well and what doesn’t. By continuously refining features based on this data, you enhance user experience and drive business growth through informed decision-making.

Prioritizing the User Experience

The heart of your app’s success lies in its usability, which is paramount in retaining users and encouraging new downloads. Focusing on intuitive design ensures that users can navigate your app with ease, while fast load times prevent frustration and abandonment. Engaging content keeps users interested and returning for more, turning satisfied users into loyal customers who advocate for your app through word of mouth and social shares.

Wrapping Up

Creating an app for your business is a transformative journey that requires careful planning, dedication, and a user-centric approach. You can develop an app that meets and exceeds expectations by focusing on your goals, understanding your audience, and leveraging the right resources.

Remember, the goal is to launch an app and create a valuable tool that enhances your business and delights your users. Embrace the challenge, and let your app be the key to unlocking new opportunities for growth and engagement.

Video Games can help with addiction - Chris Jones Gaming

Video Games can Help with Addiction

Original Author: Micah Norris

Recovering from an addiction isn’t easy. But by leaning on hobbies and activities you already love as part of your path to recovery, you can make the most of this journey. For instance, video games can actually be a healthy part of your approach to addiction recovery! If you’re curious about trying new games or improving your skills, you can look to Chris Jones Gaming for tips. Furthermore, here’s how to find the right addiction treatment center and why video games can help you throughout your recovery process.

Seek Inpatient Rehab First

It should be noted that no matter which habits or hobbies you might want to incorporate into your recovery path, you need to seek professional help, too. Look up your own in-state addiction treatment options to find a treatment center in your area that suits your specific needs and budget.

There’s no denying that rehab can be expensive, but depending on your insurance coverage, you may not have to pay the sticker price to enroll in a program, as most centers do accept plans from major insurance providers. Just get in touch with your insurance provider to verify if you have coverage for addiction treatment. As you research potential facilities, consider details like the accommodations, the treatment approaches they offer, the location, and their accreditation. Of course, it’s also a good idea to look up reviews from previous patients.

Gaming With Friends

Many people who struggle with addiction feel isolated and lonely. Multiplayer games can help you combat this loneliness and stay connected with your friends. LevelSkip states that multiplayer video games create opportunities for collaboration and teamwork, which can ultimately help boost the players’ social skills in the long run.

Set Healthy Goals

When you’re dealing with an addiction, it can feel like your goal of achieving sobriety will always be out of reach. Video games provide you with an opportunity to set goals that you can achieve with consistent effort. This is an important lesson that you can carry over into other areas of your life, including the recovery process.

Gain a Sense of Control

Addiction can make you feel like you’re out of control. You may feel the substances you’ve been using took away your agency within your own life. Video games can help you regain a sense of control and autonomy over your decision-making. Well and Good states that while the world is chaotic and unpredictable, actions within video games lead to predictable outcomes, which can make you feel calm, grounded, and confident.

Enjoy a Temporary Distraction

Sometimes, escapism is necessary. When you’re in treatment for your addiction, you might spend lots of time thinking about your past, the mistakes you’ve made, and the challenges ahead of you. Thankfully, video games can immerse you in another world and pull you into an engaging story, which provides a welcome distraction from your addiction and the ups and downs of rehab.

The Comfort of Nostalgia

Finally, playing video games that you enjoyed as a child can bring you back in time. Nostalgia can provide relief from the struggles of addiction and treatment. Playing the video games that you loved when you were younger can help you connect with the person you were years ago and allow you to recapture that innocent feeling once again.

Video games aren’t just a source of fun and entertainment. As long as you maintain smart limits on your gaming time, they can also help you overcome challenges like addiction. With these tips, you’ll be prepared to find an in-patient treatment facility and integrate gaming into your new lifestyle.

Want to enhance your gaming experience? Turn to Chris Jones Gaming! Browse our website today for tips to improve your gaming skills.

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Family Video Gaming from Chris Jones Gaming

Creating a Healthy and Fun Family Video Gaming Experience


In today’s digital age, This doesn’t mean merely supervising screen time but actively engaging with the gaming world and providing guidance. Here are some tips from Chris Jones Gaming to get you started. 

Encourage Responsible Gaming

Setting clear guidelines for screen time and game content is essential to cultivate a responsible gaming environment. Not all games are suitable for all age groups, so review game ratings and content before they become part of your family’s library. Additionally, establish a balance between gaming and other activities like outdoor play, reading, and family time. This prevents excessive screen use and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Encourage Communication

Open communication forms the backbone of a safe and enjoyable gaming environment. Encourage your children to share their gaming experiences, interests, and concerns. This open dialogue enables you to understand what they’re encountering in the virtual world and provides a platform to discuss the potential negative aspects, such as cyberbullying or inappropriate content.

Explore Diverse Game Genres

Video games are as diverse as books, movies, and music. Introduce your family to a wide array of game genres, from puzzles and adventures to educational and creative games. This broadens horizons, promotes diverse interests and skills, and ensures the gaming experience remains fresh and engaging.

Develop Problem-Solving Skills

In addition to being a source of entertainment, games can be fantastic tools for cognitive development. Choose games that challenge your children’s minds and promote problem-solving abilities. Puzzles, strategy, and adventure games not only provide fun but also contribute to improving critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Use Gaming as a Reward

To maintain a healthy relationship with gaming, use it as a treat or incentive for completing responsibilities. Whether homework, chores, or good behavior, gaming can be an effective motivational tool. This approach reinforces positive behavior while ensuring that gaming does not overshadow other essential aspects of life.

Highlight the Benefits of Gaming

While it’s easy to dwell on potential negatives, it’s equally important to recognize the benefits that gaming offers. Video games can improve decision-making skills, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination. They can even offer educational value, teaching everything from history and geography to complex scientific concepts, all in an engaging and interactive manner.

Design a Multi-Functional Gaming Room

Creating a dedicated gaming and entertainment space in your home is a fantastic way to enhance the gaming experience. This could be a multi-functional room that can also serve as a family movie theater or a chill-out zone. A dedicated gaming room also creates a specific place for electronics, making it easier to monitor usage and maintain a tidy home.

Track Home Improvements

If you do opt for a dedicated gaming room, keep a record of any enhancements you make. This not only helps in maintaining the room but can also add value to your home. Future potential buyers who are gaming enthusiasts will likely appreciate a well-designed entertainment space.

Creating a family-friendly video gaming environment can initially seem daunting, but following the above tips makes it much easier. Remember, moderation, open dialogue, and a wide variety of games can ensure that gaming becomes a positive, enriching part of your family’s life rather than a point of contention. So engage, guide, and enjoy the gaming world with your family, creating shared memories that will last a lifetime.

Chris Jones Gaming has all the gaming tips and information you’ve been looking for. Let us know if you have any questions!

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