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Razer Announces Improved Razer Kraken Pro Headset

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the improved Razer Kraken Pro gaming headset.

The Razer Kraken Pro now comes with inline controls for volume and mic mute in addition to its fully retractable microphone.

“The Razer Kraken Pro encompasses everything serious gamers need in a headset,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “By adding inline controls, the most popular headset among eSports athletes is now more functional than ever.”

Available in green, black and white, the Razer Kraken Pro is designed for ultimate comfort, delivering an unmatched balance of weight, functionality and performance. A closed ear cup with plush circumaural padding creates superior sound isolation, ensuring an immersive gaming experience over long periods of time, perfect for practice and tournaments.

The Razer Kraken Pro headlines the Kraken family of audio devices, which also includes a USB-powered Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma with 16.8 million customizable color options, and an audio solution for the Xbox One.

Price:

U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – June 2015

Worldwide – June 2015

Product features:

  • Optimized weight for extended wear
  • Fully retractable microphone
  • In-line volume wheel and microphone mute controls
  • Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio
  • Closed ear cup design for maximum comfort
  • Compatible with iPhone, Android and mobile devices
  • Foldable ear cups for maximum portability
  • Splitter adapter/extension cable for PC connection

 

For more information about the Razer Kraken Pro, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken-pro.

Starz Brings Ash vs Evil Dead and Outlander to San Diego Comic-Con

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Starz is bringing both Ash vs Evil Dead and Outlander to the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con next month. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Ronald D. Moore, and Diana Gabaldon will be at the Outlander panel and Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert will appear at the Ash vs Evil Dead panel.

Outlander San Diego Comic-Con Panel

  • Saturday July 11th Ballroom 20 in the San Diego Convention Center
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Ash vs Evil Dead San Diego Comic-Con Panel

  • Friday July 10th, Room 6A in the San Diego Convention Center
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Previous Ash vs Evil Dead Teaser

Turtle Beach Unveils New Headsets for E3 2015

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San Diego, CA – June 11, 2015 – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, announced today a selection of new headsets for the latest gaming systems will be showcased at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles at Booth #1347 in the South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center from June 16-18, 2015.

In true Turtle Beach form, the Company’s new lineup includes a variety of high-quality headsets that deliver the most immersive and competitive gaming experience, with a range of features and price points catering to gamers’ varied desires and budgets. E3 attendees will be among the first to check out the EAR FORCE® Stealth 420X – the Company’s third officially licensed 100% fully wireless gaming headset designed for Xbox One, the EAR FORCE PX24 multiplatform gaming headset that comes with Turtle Beach’s innovative EAR FORCE SuperAmp™ battery powered in-line amplifier, and the EAR FORCE Stealth 450 wireless PC gaming headset with premium features like Superhuman Hearing™ and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound. The Company’s E3 lineup also includes new additions to its entry level EAR FORCE Recon series gaming headsets, each featuring a new lightweight and comfortable design and convenient in-line controls.

Additionally, Turtle Beach will be holding select demonstrations of its groundbreaking hearing healthcare device – HyperSound Clear™, which uses the Company’s patented directional audio technology to deliver rich, 3D sound to the targeted listener to improve sound clarity and speech intelligibility for individuals with hearing loss – for a crisp, clear home entertainment listening experience when watching TV, listening to music and playing video games.

“2015 continues our trajectory of leadership in gaming headsets,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Late last year we pioneered the category for fully wireless Xbox One gaming headsets with the launch of the Stealth 500X, which continues to be one of this year’s best-sellers. We’ve now followed that up with our most pre-ordered wireless headset – the Elite 800X, and again with today’s announcement of the Stealth 420X as our third fully wireless Xbox One headset with a suite of high-quality features for under $200.”

Stark continued, “We’re also unveiling eight new high-quality gaming headsets with innovative features like the PX24’s SuperAmp that delivers powerful sound from any connected device and adds features like surround sound and our amazing Superhuman Hearing capability. And I can’t wait for people to experience HyperSound Clear , which we believe will change the way people with hearing loss and their family and friends enjoy the latest home entertainment when it launches later this year. Whether you have or know somebody with hearing loss or simply love to see the latest groundbreaking technology, there’s nothing else like it available and you have to hear it to believe it.”

Show attendees who stop by Turtle Beach Corporation’s E3 booth will be able to get a first look at the Company’s new 2015 lineup of gaming headsets, which includes:

  • EAR FORCE Stealth 420X Wireless Xbox One Gaming Headset – The EAR FORCE Stealth 420X is Turtle Beach’s third 100% fully wireless officially licensed gaming headset designed for Xbox One. The Stealth 420X is completely wireless for both game and chat audio, meaning no wires to the controller or Xbox One, and features booming 50mm speakers and an updated headset design with perforated, synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups for added comfort. The Stealth 420X includes an adjustable and removable high-sensitivity boom mic with Mic Monitoring and separate game and chat audio volume controls. Additionally, the Stealth 420X comes with four Turtle Beach audio presets and a rechargeable battery delivering up to 15 hours of use for those long Xbox One gaming sessions. The EAR FORCE Stealth 420X is planned to launch July 18, 2015 for a MSRP of $179.95, and will be available for pre-order starting later today at www.turtlebeach.com.
  • EAR FORCE PX24 Amplified Multiplatform Gaming Headset – Built on Turtle Beach’s best-selling X12 and PX22 headset design, the EAR FORCE PX24 is a multiplatform gaming headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One1, PC, Mac and mobile/tablet devices, and features Turtle Beach’s all-new, innovative EAR FORCE SuperAmp battery powered in-line amplifier that delivers crisp highs and thundering lows to the PX24’s 50mm speakers. The SuperAmp also includes convenient fingertip controls allowing listeners to tune the headset to their preferred gaming platform, and provides audio enhancements like Superhuman Hearing, Variable Bass Boost, Turtle Beach Virtual Surround Sound and Variable Mic Monitoring. The PX24 also features an adjustable, high-sensitivity boom mic. The EAR FORCE PX24 is planned to launch later this year for a MSRP of $79.95.
  • EAR FORCE Stealth 450 Wireless Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset – A 100% fully wireless PC gaming headset with large 50mm speakers, the EAR FORCE Stealth 450 features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and custom DTS Surround Sound modes combined with four Turtle Beach audio presets to further immerse fans in their favorite games, movies and music. The Stealth 450 also includes Superhuman Hearing, which gives players the competitive advantage of hearing enemies before they come into view, as well as Variable Mic Monitoring, an adjustable high-sensitivity boom mic that can be removed when watching movies and listening to music, and a rechargeable battery delivering up to 15 hours of use. The EAR FORCE Stealth 450 is planned to launch later this year for a MSRP of $129.95.
  • EAR FORCE Recon 60P Gaming Headset – An amplified digital stereo headset for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation®3, the EAR FORCE Recon 60P plugs directly into an available USB port to deliver amazing sound and Mic Monitoring, and features 40mm speakers and a brand new over-ear design for added comfort. The Recon 60P comes with an adjustable and removable high-sensitivity boom mic, plus convenient in-line Volume and Mic Mute controls, and is multiplatform compatible2 for Xbox One1, PC, Mac and mobile/tablet devices in addition to the PS4™ and PS3™. The EAR FORCE Recon 60P is planned to launch later this year for a MSRP of $49.95.
  • EAR FORCE Recon 50 / Recon 50X / Recon 50P Gaming Headsets – The EAR FORCE Recon 50 series gaming headsets are multiplatform compatible for PC and Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and mobile/tablet devices, and feature a brand new, lightweight over-ear design with 40mm speakers built for great sound and extended comfort. The Recon 50/50X/50P comes with an adjustable and removable high-sensitivity boom mic and convenient in-line controls for Volume and Mic Muting. The Recon 50 also includes a PC-Y adapter3 for universal PC, Mac and mobile/tablet compatibility. The EAR FORCE Recon 50, EAR FORCE Recon 50X and EAR FORCE Recon 50P gaming headsets are planned to launch later this year for a MSRP of $39.95.
    EAR FORCE Recon 30X Chat Headset – Featuring an original, innovative slotted ear-cup design, Turtle Beach’s EAR FORCE Recon 30X is an officially licensed chat headset for Xbox One, and also works with PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and mobile/tablet devices. The Recon 30X comes with convenient in-line Volume and Mic Mute controls, and features a single 40mm over-ear speaker with a unique, slotted design enabling players to hear game audio with both ears for a much better audio experience. The EAR FORCE Recon 30X is planned to launch later this year for a MSRP of $24.95.
    In addition to its all-new lineup of gaming headsets, Turtle Beach Corporation will also be showing its groundbreaking HyperSound Clear hearing healthcare device.
  • HyperSound technology is a fundamentally new approach to sound delivery that utilizes thin panels to generate an ultrasound beam that carries audio through the air. The panels direct sound in a narrow, controlled beam; much the way a flashlight directs a beam of light. When an individual enters the beam, they hear immersive 3D audio, similar to wearing a surround sound headset. HyperSound Clear speakers have been shown to improve sound clarity and speech intelligibility in individuals with hearing loss. Researchers estimate that one in five Americans, and one in three people over age 65, suffer from hearing loss. Impacting over 48 million Americans, hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States. An estimated 360 million people worldwide suffer from some form of hearing loss, and HyperSound Clear is on the verge of offering a new way for people with hearing loss to once again enjoy home entertainment.

For more information on the latest Turtle Beach gaming headsets and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on HyperSound, please visit www.hypersoundhearing.com.

Blood Bowl 2 Campaign Trailer and Release Date

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June 11, 2015 — After an introduction to the Chaos and Human teams in their gameplay videos, Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, reveals its release date, two additional races, and a new video dedicated to its solo campaign!

We can now officially announce that Blood Bowl 2 will be releasing September 22 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was delayed by a few weeks compared with its initial release planned this June, in order to ensure that players would enjoy the most polished foundations possible for the next generation Blood Bowl experience. As a thank you for your support and patience, players will receive an extra Blood Bowl 2 race (including its own AI, design, skills, and their Star Players): the Lizardmen or the Wood Elves during pre-order campaign on consoles and PC. PC players who will pre-order the game on Steam will also be able to enjoy the multiplayer beta demo a few weeks before the release of the game.

More information is coming soon with regards to the pre-order bonuses and the different offers available, but until then, enjoy a video outlining Blood Bowl 2’s campaign game mode.

Blood Bowl 2’s campaign is a complete, story driven experience with various mechanics and twists-and-turns that won’t be found in any of the other game modes in Blood Bowl 2. The first few matches provide new-comers with all the basics of how to play, with a plot played out through cut-scenes designed with the game’s new engine to pave the way for Blood Bowl’s central narrative.

Here, you’ll be granted the opportunity to raise your team and enjoy all the central mechanics of single-player league play, tightly woven around the fabricated lore of this venerable franchise.

Blood Bowl 2 will be releasing September 22 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Archie Comics San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives Announced

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June 10, 2015 — Archie Comics is proud to reveal the full line-up of exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego! These must-have limited edition exclusives are available at the Archie Comics Booth #1829 from July 9-12 while supplies last! Stay tuned for more announcements including our full line-up of panels, signing schedules, and more in the coming weeks!

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Get in on the ground floor of this summer’s most-talked about comic book relaunch from the superstar creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples with this Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive ARCHIE #1 variant cover! Featuring brand-new cover artwork from series artist Fiona Staples depicting Archie, Betty, and Jughead enjoying the outdoors, this variant is extremely limited and a must-have for all attendees!

Price: $20.00

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Get in on the ground floor of this summer’s most-talked about comic book relaunch from the superstar creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples with this additional Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive ARCHIE #1 variant cover! Featuring cover artwork from series artist Fiona Staples depicting the gang outside of Riverdale High, this variant is extremely limited and a must-have for all attendees!

Price: $20.00

Also available at the Archie Comics Booth:

ARCHIE #1 Fiona Staples Regular Cover

ARCHIE #1 Blank Sketch Cover

Megaman#50CONVarMEGA MAN #50 “Worlds Unite” SDCC Exclusive Sketch Variant

Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing Sonic/Mega Man crossover event featuring a Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusive cover! This special edition anniversary comic showcases in-progress cover artwork by Archie Action Legend Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante! Don’t miss out on this limited edition comic featuring everyone’s favorite super fighting robot!

Price: $10.00

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SDCC Exclusive Dark Circle Comics Poster

Featuring a stunning pin-up of 2015’s hottest new comic book series THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX, THE SHIELD and THE HANGMAN by THE SHIELD artist Drew Johnson!

Hollowpoint E3 Story Trailer

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STOCKHOLM — June 10, 2015Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games you’ll still be playing after the collapse of humanity, today released a new teaser-trailer forHollowpoint, the upcoming Co-op action game for PC and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Developed by Ruffian Games, the game casts players as corporate mercenaries fighting to gain cash and prestige in the dystopian, cutthroat world of the future. The new trailer expands on the backstory of Hollowpoint’s cruel world, and showcases new footage of the title’s 2D/3D blended gameplay.

Gear up and undertake your mission to view the trailer here:

In Hollowpoint, players are put in charge of an Organization of highly skilled operatives known as Hollowpoints – the Mercenaries of the 21st century. To survive you must build a squad and develop individual abilities, purchase the best weapons and gear, upgrading them to perfection – and ally  with up to 3 other teammates online to get the job done in procedurally generated levels, where nothing is ever “just another mission.”

For more information on Hollowpoint, visit www.hollowpointgame.com

505 Games Reveals E3 2015 Games Line-Up

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Calabasas, Calif. – June 10, 2015 Global videogame publisher 505 Games today announced its line-up of titles and announcements that will be showcased at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles from June 16 to 18.

Highly anticipated titles ABZÛ, ADR1FT and Assetto Corsa will lead the games being showcased in West Hall, meeting room #505, as well as new mobile titles such as Brothers, Airframe: Nemesis and Ember. Popular returning hits Terraria, Battle Islands and Gems of War also make an appearance. Overkill’s highly- anticipated The Walking Dead as well as fan-favorite PayDay2: CrimeWave Edition dominate the West Hall concourse with interactive experiences for attendees. Below is the full list of titles being shown:

ABZÛ is an exploration game where a lone diver exists in a lush ocean world. The diver descends deeper and deeper into the depths, where she will encounter majestic creatures, discover ancient secrets, and search for her true purpose.

ABZÛ is the first game from Giant Squid, a new game development studio led by Matt Nava, who was the Art Director behind the critically acclaimed and ground breaking gameJourney. ABZÛ will be available for Playstation 4 and Steam in 2016.

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ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril, floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit, struggling to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board.

ADR1FT is in development by Three One Zero, founded by Adam Orth and Omar Aziz. The game will be released in September 2015 and will be available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and STEAM. Virtual Reality (VR) platforms will also be released in the near future upon hardware release.

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OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD marries two of the most vibrant and rabid fan-bases in the world to create a true co-op, first person shooter experience. OVERKILL has conceived new characters, plots and story-arcs that will live in the ever expansive world of The Walking Dead graphic novel series.

OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD is in development by OVERKILL – a Starbreeze studio, along with Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic novel series. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2016.

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PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition, the hit co-op shooter, satisfies fans’ needs for action packed crime sprees by bringing over a year’s worth of paid DLC packs and free updates bundled in one box – including the fan-favorite The Big Bank Heist, and “Clover,” the first female heister. Payday 2 is the fan-favorite with 10 million players on Steam and continues to bring the fun and excitement through content updates, amped up heists with and preplanning capabilities. Over 18 months of content brings bigger and greater vaults, guards and rewards along with a mysterious contact, The Dentist, who is voiced by actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).

PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition is developed by Overkill Software for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One will be available in retail stores and via digital download beginning June 16th, 2015.

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ASSETTO CORSA, the highly acclaimed racing game currently available on Steam, comes to next gen consoles and debuts all new PC content at E3. Assetto Corsa ups the simulation stakes by emphasizing and focusing on pure physics realism, with precision accuracy across every aspect from the meticulousness car handling to the laser-measured tracks. Created by Kunos Simulazioni, a development studio specializing in the creation of business simulators for the most influential Italian automotive companies – including Ferrari, Assetto Corsa will be making its E3 debut this year showcasing brand new PC content, and will be released on PS4 and XBOX One in 2016.

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Brothers – A Tale of Two Son, the critically acclaimed hit, is coming to next generation consoles and mobile devices this coming holiday season. Developed by Starbreeze Studios and directed by filmmaker, Josef Fares, Brothers is an epic story told without words, set in a changing world separated into diverse chapters, ranging from the craggy peaks of mountains to the musty depths of underground caves. This unique mythical world, which draws inspiration from Nordic cultures and archeology, is constant challenging the brothers between the old and the new ways. Brothers will be available this holiday season on PS4 and Xbox One and also available on the App Store and Google Play.

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505 GAMES MOBILE TITLES

AIRFRAME: NEMESIS

Airframe: Nemesis is an adrenaline-filled dogfight game, setting a new standard for strategic mobile air combat. Airframe: Nemesis combines a captivating single-player experience and storyline with intense multiplayer battles and live events.  Built in Unity 5, the game delivers a visceral experience, from stunning animations and cut scenes to high-polygon aircraft models and jaw-dropping shader effects. Developed by Stratosphere Games, Nemesis is a free-to-play action-strategy game featuring the world’s most advanced aircraft rendered in breath-taking 3D and will launch on the App Store and Google Play later this year.

EMBER

Ember, a classic-style RPG built from the ground up for mobile by N-Fusion Interactive and Hidden Heroes, is a squad-based strategy/RPG from Lume Games. In Ember, players can engage in more than 30 hours of epic 3D adventure across a diverse and expansive living world featuring 70-plus unique quests, real-time, party-based combat with tactical pause and an in-depth crafting system.

HIDDEN HEROES

Hidden Heroes centers on building an army, battling for control of the land and creating the greatest kingdom in Stormvale.

Several of 505 Games’ popular titles will soon be launching on new platforms and releasing new content and features to enhance the existing gameplay experience. Among them are:

BATTLE ISLANDS

Battle Islands – the World War II-themed combat strategy game developed by DR Studios, will launch on Xbox One this summer with exclusive content: three all-new air, land, and sea units comprising a heavy gunboat, a motorbike with sidecar, and fighter plane escorts; plus a “Commando” mode that enables players to maneuver units and destroy targets at will with the Xbox One controller.

TERRARIA

Terraria – the acclaimed sandbox adventure game created by Re-Logic will release an update this summer for its mobile versions that bundles content from the 1.2.3 and 1.2.4 PC versions – including a quest system, a fishing mechanic, an aquatic boss with an attack reminiscent of the movie Sharknado, plus content inspired by the game’s community.

GEMS of WAR

Gems of War – the epic adventure from Infinity Plus 2 that fuses puzzle, strategy, and role-playing into a powerful new formula will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One this fall.

Entertainment Earth Unveils San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Chair Cape

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June 9, 2016 — Villainous and boring chairs around the world, consider this your first warning.Entertainment Earth is changing the rules of seat décor with their first-of-its-kind patent pending Chair Cape™!

No longer does sitting down have to be a mundane and dreary undertaking. At 24-inches long, this clever cape comes with a sturdy yet highly adjustable hook and loop belt that will fit most chairs.

Entertainment Earth has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to kick off this product line with an exclusive Batman Classic Chair Cape™. Available for the first time on July 8, 2015 at the Entertainment Earth booth 2343 at San Diego Comic-Con, fans will have the chance to be the Caped Crusader wherever they sit with this limited edition patent pending Chair Cape™! Limited to only 2,400 pieces, each box is individually numbered too!

Be it at the office, in your home, on the patio, a birthday party, a wedding, or even a comic-book convention, the patent pending Chair Cape™ by Entertainment Earth is ready to save the world one seat-back at a time.

Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2015? *PRE-ORDER your Classic Batman Chair Cape™ – Convention Exclusive at Entertainment Earth now!

(*NOTE: Pre-orders made before San Diego Comic-Con 2015 are not guaranteed to be fulfilled based on limited supplies. Available units will ship after Comic-Con 2015 while supplies last.)

Other Entertainment Earth exclusives include a Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Tina Fey & Amy Poehler 3 1/2-Inch Action Figures Set of 2, Star Trek IV Whales with Spock Bobble Head – Convention Exclusive, the Adventure Time Traveling Jake Tin Tote Gift Set – Convention Exclusive, and more. More than 25 Entertainment Earth convention exclusives will be announced until San Diego Comic-Con. Visit Entertainment Earth and all of our social media networks for the latest Entertainment Earth and San Diego Comic-Con news.

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