Christmas: we’re calling it

Tuesday, 22 December 2009 08:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Before I descend into writing stories about some mad woman that called the police because her son was playing GTA in the middle of the night, I’m going to stop for Christmas.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, our post-rate’s dropped off steadily over December: Steph’s taking a well-earned rest; Nathan’s doing whatever it is Texan students do over the Holidays; Johnny’s getting ready to start full-time in January, and I’ve got a houseful of screaming people. This year’s dead to us.

If anything earth-shattering happens over the next couple of weeks I’ll stick it up. If not, I’ll hibernate. I want to say a giant thank you to all our readers. You’ve given us amazing support this year, and it’s not really possible to tell you how grateful I am. We’re here to stay, and it’s all thanks to you.

We’ll be back at full power on January 4, 2010. Please have a brilliant holiday. See you next year!


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  1. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and your family Pat :) and also to the other staff Johnny, Steph and Nathan.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    this is my last day at work to, see you guys in the new year

    i’ve just been given a terrys chocolate orange, fuck yeah, christmas is awesome!

    Merry christmas everyone

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Rhythm

    Merry christmas all!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Grimrita

    merry christmas blah blah blah

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    *wakes up*

    About bloody time!

    *goes back to sleep*

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Happy Consumermas, gents and ladies!

    I’m working right up to Christmas Eve and in the break between Christmas and New Year. Whatever will I do? :-D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mojo

    merry christmas everyone. thanks for the TOP WORK, in touch with your readers!
    Get well into 2010!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    “Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!”

    Well it wouldn’t be Christmas without some “It’s a Wonderful Life” :-)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. satsugai

    Bah Humbug… I mean… Merry Xmas everyone. :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dannybuoy

    There’s not a lot going on in the world of video games in general at the moment, not really much big news, just dreggs. Nice one VG247! Loving your work this year keeping my insatiable appetite for game news satisfied (VG247 is the first site I visit every morning at 6.30 while the my is in the shower ;-) oooh nekkid ladies… Happy Christmas to all. Will my present to myself turn up in time? Demon’s Souls under the tree…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Detale

    Merry Christmas to all the VG247 crew and everyone else too. Hope everyone has a suitably spectacular holiday period, I’m at work until tomorrow lunchtime then we close until 4th January too.

    On a completely unrelated note, I’m off to find a bacon sandwich…

    #11 5 years ago
  12. slayernl

    happy holidays for everyone at vg247

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Zarckan

    Oh ffs, what the fuck is a holiday? All a bunch of light weight pussies ;)

    however in all due respect; have a merry Pagan holiday and a happy new year.


    #13 5 years ago
  14. matirishh

    Merry Christmas to all of You.
    Keep up the great work in next year.

    Wesolych Swiat :) (in Polish)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mington

    na zdrowie

    #15 5 years ago
  16. sennasnit

    Merry Christmas one and all, see you in 2010!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Robo_1

    Have a good one folks – thanks for all the news – the lols and the ability to write your own tag. ;)

    Merry Christmas All :D

    #17 5 years ago
  18. sickpuppysoftware

    Oh no he’s left the tree lights plugged in!

    Merry Christmas!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Jadeskye

    Screw you all! See you in 2010 when the REAL games come out.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The_Deleted

    Merry XBOX and a Happy New Playstation.
    Wii wish you a merry Xmas.

    Comedy genius, right there, people!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Syrok

    Frohe Weihnachten! :D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mescalineeyes

    vg247 was the best thing I’ve found this year.

    happy holidays to all!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Merry Christmas, chaps. Hope you all have good ones. I’m going to do some DIY.


    #23 5 years ago
  24. Jadeskye

    Do it while drunk Pat. My dad decorated while drunk last year, looks great! Wallpaper pattern is upside down but you can barely tell.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. pha1r

    Happy Christmas everyone.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Len

    Haha…I’m not back till the 5th! But am working till and on the 24th, damn and blast.

    Anyway, Happy Christmas one and all, here’s hoping everyone has a brilliant time! :)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Nathan Grayson

    “Nathan’s doing whatever it is Texan students do over the Holidays.”

    Duels at dawn, discovering oil, and walking slowly into saloons, so as to maximize the ominous sounds our spurs make in conjunction with swinging saloon doors. You know, the usual.

    But I’m not cool, so I mostly play videogames.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mington

    this really got me feeling festive…

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Dannybuoy

    3000th post wins a warm mince pie! GOOOOO! ;-)

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Quiiick

    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all of the regulars here!

    #30 5 years ago
  31. onlineatron

    Merry Christmas all!

    I only joined vg247 this year but have already had some great laughs from the welcoming, tight knit community! Thanks guys and here’s to many more laughs, arguements and down right silliness in 2010!!!!

    Add me on PSN or XBLA for some gaming over the christmas break (onlineatron)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. lovemoose

    Merry Christmas Everyone, and a Happy New Year too.

    My New Year’s Resolution: Post more comments. I spend too much time reading and not enough time spouting bile and invective or overgenerous praise.

    And on that note: Happy Cocking Christmas, you brilliant bunch of lovelies!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Harry

    Happy Christmas Pat, hope you and the family have a good one.

    /carries on working (bah humbug)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Santa is coming.


    #34 5 years ago
  35. JonFE

    Pat, Steph, Nathan, Johnny and (last but not least) everyone else:

    Warmhearted Wishes for Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year 2010 to you and your loved ones!

    Enjoy your rest; you have certainly earned it!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. David Sarkisjan

    Happy Holidays!

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Centipede

    vrolijk kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Hunam

    Happy Christmas you beautiful bastards.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    Buon Natale molto e un nuovo anno supremo felice ad uno e tutto!

    (Oh, sorry – this isn’t 16th-century Italy.)

    A very merry Christmas and a supremely happy New Year to one and all!

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Eregol

    Merry Xmas to you Pat
    And to all VG247 staff.
    Not to mention to all the guys who comment on here.
    Guess we’ll see you on the other side.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Johnny Cullen

    I always knew I was sexy in some way, Hun. ;)

    #41 5 years ago
  42. phs0711_

    Hey Pat and VG247 crew,
    i wish you merry christmas and all the best for 2010 and thank you for your great work, keep it up in the new year!
    Have some happy holidays with your families!

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Armitage

    Have a good one everyone, take care, keep warm, don’t forget to wear a scarf, watch out for the ice it’s slippy out there, oh, and don’t let the bed bugs bite. Stop them. Somehow.


    Oh, and to anyone I’ve gotten into arguments on here with, let me assure you it was entirely wine-induced nonsense and I’ve forgotten all about it. Whatever it was. Don’t recall now.

    Oh, and feed the cat.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. The Hindle

    Merry christmas everyone and a happy new year, and get ready for the crazy times that are 2010

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Yoshi

    Have a great christmas everyone and a brrrrilliant new year (see what i did there, its snowing and its cold oh just awesomeness) Live long, eat fruit, drink responsibly and remember always use protection ;)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. rudini

    Thank you! And have a Merry Christmas!

    Florida, USA

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Digital Forge

    Have a good Christmas folks :)

    #47 5 years ago
  48. joseangelhe


    Feliz Navidad, everybody. :D

    #48 5 years ago
  49. onlineatron


    Hopefully next year they’ll wise up and finally start handing out those yellow submarines!

    #49 5 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Sounds like a plan. Thanks for a great year Pat. Marry Christmass all from New York. See everyone next year.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Yoshi


    I know, ive got so many in stock im just givin them away! :P

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Bleak Harvest

    I love you guys ;___; Merry Crimbo!

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Roybott

    Merry Christmas all!

    (unfortunately I have work tomorrow :()

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Michael O’Connor

    Been here since day one. Here’s to many, many more.

    Enjoy your Christmas Pat, Steph, Nathan and John. You’re top class people, and you keep the industry light-hearted and enjoyable.

    And to all the regulars too – Pyscho, Blerk, Roy, TEA, BDH, Bleak, Syrok… everyone… heck, even Shatner! Enjoy the holidays!

    #54 5 years ago
  55. No_PUDding

    I hope everyone is fetsively plump by the time stories are posted again.

    In other news, I just had what I assume is Jehovah’s Witness, or worse the Christian brigade.

    And now my waffles which were a little stale got completely burnt in the toaster, and made me kitchen fill with thick smoke.


    #55 5 years ago
  56. The_Villa

    Merry christmas guys,

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Stephany Nunneley

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. If ya’ll lived closer I’d invite you to share in the Christmas dinner, etc. Here’s hoping I don’t kill or hospitalize anyone with an under cooked turkey.

    Love to all. xxxxxx

    #57 5 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    God, wish New years was a litttttle while longer after Christmas day.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Shatner

    Ho ho ho!

    #59 5 years ago
  60. onlineatron

    As the editors are being too lazy to post anything (it’s not like they do it everyday of the year GAWD!) I’m taking it upon my self to post up some news.

    First off: PS3 Store Update
    Things of note
    – Hustle Kings
    – Vagrant Story
    – LBP Water
    – Premium Avatars

    Second: Bayonetta IGN Review
    – 360 gets a 9.6 whilst PS3 gets an 8.2

    Thridlydiddly: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII info
    – Apparently the in-game graphics are very close to CG

    That’s all I got

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Psychotext

    On a random note… I don’t think I’m going to have time to put up any decorations this year. :(

    #61 5 years ago
  62. DaMan

    yeah, happy holidays guys =).

    btw, holy shit I didn’t know IGN ‘ve already reviewed Bayonetta.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Blerk

    Bayonetta reviews have all gone live this afternoon. 1Up gave 360 an A and PS3 an A-.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. DaMan

    ah, I didn’t know that. what about Gamespot?

    #64 5 years ago
  65. The Hindle

    Holy shit at Bayonetta scores, goty contender for 2010 already

    #65 5 years ago
  66. DaMan

    damn right, Hindle.

    #66 5 years ago
  67. MushroomStamp

    Merry Christmas :) i’m on vacation for 2 weeks :) WOOT!

    #67 5 years ago
  68. The Hindle

    First delays of 2010 confirmed, how many more will follow

    #68 5 years ago
  69. onlineatron

    I’m a little embarrassed.

    Bayonetta is getting stellar reviews across the board but after playing the demo I kinda felt a tad let down.

    Maybe the full game is better but right now I don’t think I’ll buy it (If I do it will be on 360 =D)

    #69 5 years ago
  70. Hunam

    You could always rent it. Might be a few weeks till the hardcore renters have done with it but Blockbusters (if your in old blighty) do a decent week rental for a fiver.

    #70 5 years ago
  71. onlineatron

    Haven’t got a Blockbuster membership… Well, I have but I have a huuuuge fine on it (curse me and my apathy!).

    I may try and swindle a LoveFilm trial for it, but if not there are plenty of other January games for me to play (Darksiders, Mass Effect 2, MAG etc).

    #71 5 years ago
  72. onlineatron

    Some more news (and by news I mean tiny bits of info pillaged from various blog sites… I don’t have fancy smancy inside contacts =().

    Extended Mass Effect 2 Trailer
    - Looks HOOOOOT!

    Dead Space 2 Lets You Do Crazy Kills
    - Impale Necromorphs with their own claws

    EU FLOw Trophy Patch Live
    - Trophies… go get!

    Capcom Delays Games
    - Super Street Fighter IV
    - Lost Planet 2
    - Monster Hunter 3
    - Because of Modern Warfare 2

    Bots in Team Fortress 2
    - Valve Beta testing

    Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC is rip off
    - Cut from main game
    - You pay extra

    That’s your lot… for now.

    #72 5 years ago
  73. OlderGamer

    “Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC is rip off
    - Cut from main game
    - You pay extra”

    I have been saying that for years. This happens a lot these days. As if the 60usd isn’t enough, they have to hold back “DLC” content and charge another 10usd each for it.

    Happens all of the time.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. Gekidami

    Well, as i said some time ago; atleast the DLC isnt essential to the games main plot, unlike the PoP DLC which was pretty much the end of the game being sold separately. Dont feel obligated to buy it.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. Enkeixpress

    I’d be more than glad to take over if ya want??

    I have a eagle’s eye for gaming news :)

    #75 5 years ago
  76. onlineatron

    Sure, I think I’m suffering from VG247 withdrawal syndrome!

    But you can take over whilst I go play some Modnation Racers (guys, the game is fantastic).


    #76 5 years ago
  77. Bikki

    I wish you all a merry christmas in VG247!

    #77 5 years ago
  78. reask

    I was wondering why it had gone quiet OK.
    I have been pretty busy myself so was just popping in and out myself.
    Anyways A big Nollaig Shona Daoibh to all and everyone at VG247.
    I hope next year is even better. ;)

    #78 5 years ago
  79. Hunam

    To fill the time I’ve decided to actually play video games.

    I’m running out of videogames!

    #79 5 years ago
  80. Anders

    Merry christmas, you all! As for the staff, seeing what a fantastic job you are doing, the rest is well deserved.

    #80 5 years ago
  81. Bikki

    Oh my god. What a fucking coincidence eh? Damn good work VG247!

    #81 5 years ago
  82. ShiroGamer

    Merry X-mas ,chaps
    was a real good year as a regular
    especially the E3 period

    You Deserve some time off

    #82 5 years ago
  83. DarkElfa

    Merry Christmas guys, see you in the year 2010: Odyssey 2.

    #83 5 years ago
  84. Yoshi

    Merry Christmas To All And All A Good Night ;D

    P.S. does anyone know how to fix low fps XD ?? normally the games i play run fine but recently i get terrible fps :(

    #84 5 years ago
  85. onlineatron


    On what platform?

    #85 5 years ago
  86. Yeti Man

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Guys.. Love reading VG247

    #86 5 years ago
  87. Mike

    Chrerry Missmass.

    #87 5 years ago
  88. Johnny Cullen

    In other news, Fainaru Fantaji Satin has shipped!!!

    :D :D :D

    #88 5 years ago
  89. Dannybuoy

    PUT THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!! PUT THOOOSE MACHINESSSS BACKKK ONNN! In other news: my import copy of Demon’s Souls has just landed on my mat… it will be an evil christmas!

    #89 5 years ago
  90. JL

    Been lurking for a while — been trying not to visit too much but VG247 has got its hooks into me, compulsive reading — just signed up especially to say an end-of-year thanks to Pat, Steph, Mike, Nath, Mouse, and Johnny, and of course the forumites who come up with news stories, and the jolly commenters.

    Great site, Pat, really really enjoy the presentation, one of my most visited of 2009. Have a great holiday, looking forward to the new year.

    #90 5 years ago
  91. Yoshi

    PC of course :P;D

    #91 5 years ago
  92. Len

    In a strange coincidence Dannybuoy my copy of Demon’s Souls has also just arrived at work (took longer than expected, I blame the Xmas post)!

    Hurray indeed… :)

    #92 5 years ago
  93. Blerk

    I’m not sure I can take much more of this. When’s Christmas over? :-(

    /drums fingers on desk
    /stares into space

    #93 5 years ago
  94. JonFE

    I hear you mate! Share your pain…

    #94 5 years ago
  95. sg1974

    “And to all the regulars too – Pyscho, Blerk, Roy, TEA, BDH, Bleak, Syrok… everyone… heck, even Shatner! Enjoy the holidays!”

    Where *is* TEA?

    #95 5 years ago
  96. Psychotext

    At this time of year he likes to get it on with Mrs Claus whilst her husband is busy. Occasionally the sexier elves join in. :D

    #96 5 years ago
  97. sg1974

    Haha I thought he got banned or something. Didn’t the Shatter award winnders get let off (so what was the point)?

    #97 5 years ago
  98. reask

    sg1974 said:

    Where *is* TEA?

    Hes getting some PS3 practice in so as I don’t own him when I get KZ2. ;)

    #98 5 years ago
  99. Daodan

    Happy holidays guys! Enjoy them!

    See ya next year. :)

    #99 5 years ago
  100. mbreber

    No. 100!

    Happy holidays and even better new year, filled with great games and stuff.

    #100 5 years ago
  101. Yoshi

    101 Submarines anyone??
    How about dalmatians :P

    #101 5 years ago
  102. zoopdeloop

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Best Wishes to All :)

    #102 5 years ago
  103. deanimate

    Happy funkmas all :)

    #103 5 years ago
  104. Johnny Cullen

    It seems as of this year, I’ve decided I hate Christmas.

    Regardless, Merry Christmas everyone! :D

    #104 5 years ago
  105. theevilaires


    #105 5 years ago
  106. DarkElfa

    Is that the VG247 crew in the article picture?

    #106 5 years ago
  107. reask

    Merry Xmas everyone. :)

    #107 5 years ago
  108. Gekidami

    It is Elfa, Pat and Johnny dressed as santa’s there. Nathan and Stephany i’m not to sure what they are. :D

    #108 5 years ago
  109. ShiroGamer

    now that i look at it again
    they kind of look as if it was them

    #109 5 years ago
  110. Sethos

    Starting to grow tired of that image now …

    #110 5 years ago
  111. Hunam

    Me too.

    le sigh

    #111 5 years ago
  112. DaMan

    Arrgh. will there actually be no news until January 4th :D ?

    #112 5 years ago
  113. Gurdil

    Merry Xmas and happy new year to you all, gamers!!!!

    #113 5 years ago
  114. Johnny Cullen

    The plan is to be back on January 4th, like Pat said, but something big could happen a couple of days beforehand like this year before we came back full time.

    But for now, its January 4th.

    #114 5 years ago
  115. polygem

    hope you had a wonderfull christmas…can´t wait for the 4th though – cause i miss vg247…woha-hey its called 247 so wtf are you doing! nahh go on resting on your damn laurels (i am doing just the same right now – thats why i miss checking vg247 news even more) and be well prepared for all those hot? q1 2010 games…happy new year to y´all.

    #115 5 years ago
  116. Uncontested

    I feel like a crack head fiending for my VG news.. lmao.

    #116 5 years ago
  117. Johnny Cullen

    By the way, we’re doing a news round-up for when we come back on Monday.

    If you have anything to add, do us a favour and stick them in the News thread like a good boy/girl/dog.

    Ta. ;)

    #117 5 years ago
  118. Gekidami

    I’ll see what i can remember and add some linkage in there.

    #118 5 years ago
  119. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Anyone know if there will be a PSN store update today or tomorrow? Just curious due to the holiday as last weeks came early. I’m itchin’ to get my hands on the Hustle Kings (US version due to credit card)

    #119 5 years ago
  120. Syrok

    There won’t be a PSN store update until next year. :)

    #120 5 years ago
  121. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    So maybe Friday then (1/1/10)? That would suck if they skip this week entirely.

    #121 5 years ago
  122. Syrok

    They do. Next update is the 7th as Friday is a holiday.

    #122 5 years ago
  123. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Damn. Thanks Syrok.

    Hey, do you think I can purchase a US PSN gift card then use the number to buy Hustle Kings from the UK store? I wouldn’t want to buy it then encounter a problem trying to run it on my US account. Any info greatly apprecitated.

    #123 5 years ago
  124. Gekidami

    Normally US gift cards will only work in the US Store. Otherwise the game should run perfectly on a US PS3/US account if you manage to buy it using a credit or debit card.

    #124 5 years ago
  125. Nathan Grayson

    New goal, people. Let’s get this thread to exactly 247 comments before January 4. No real reason, no prizes – but it will amuse me. And we all have nothing better to do.

    #125 5 years ago
  126. Blerk

    Happy New January, people! :-)

    #126 5 years ago
  127. Johnny Cullen

    Despite the fact I’ve just been screwed over by the most shitty and the worst couriers of all time, I still wish you all a Happy New Year. :)

    #127 5 years ago
  128. reask

    OK Nathan.
    Happy new year to all. :)

    #128 5 years ago
  129. DarkElfa

    No new TV episodes, no new Gaming News, this is starting to suck.

    #129 5 years ago
  130. Hunam

    It wouldn’t be so bad if all the decent games hadn’t been ditched to 2010.

    #130 5 years ago
  131. DarkElfa

    Sure but at least we have some awesomeness to look forward to in the coming 2 months, at least on PC.

    Mass Effect 2
    Bioshock 2
    Aliens VS Predator
    Assassin’s Creed 2 (PC)

    #131 5 years ago
  132. Psychotext

    Happy New Year!

    #132 5 years ago
  133. DarkElfa

    Happy New Years!!

    #133 5 years ago
  134. Robo_1

    Year New Happy All :)

    #134 5 years ago
  135. No_PUDding

    Note for next year:

    NEVER get ill before New Years Eve.

    #135 5 years ago
  136. Gurdil

    Happy New Year everybody!!! May 2010 be filled with incredibly good games!

    #136 5 years ago
  137. Uncontested

    You to PUDding? I didnt get to do anything cause I got sick out of nowhere, there were some epic parties they even closed off all the streets in downtown fort lauderdale it was so packed.

    #137 5 years ago
  138. Psychotext

    /joins the sick over xmas crew

    I blame the lack of wholesome VG247 news which has left my immune system significantly weakened.

    #138 5 years ago
  139. DarkElfa

    I agree. It’s bad enough that nobody out there is doing anything new right now but no VG247?! Fucking communist I tell you…

    #139 5 years ago
  140. sg1974

    They should rename this site LOL.

    #140 5 years ago
  141. polygem

    141 out of 247

    #141 5 years ago
  142. No_PUDding

    The problem was not me being ill, the problem was me being ill and STILL doing stuff.

    The days before I didn’t get out of bed at all, and I am still feeling shit.

    #142 5 years ago
  143. Johnny Cullen

    Once Midnight hits tonight, we’re back. We don’t fuck about, kids. ;)

    #143 5 years ago
  144. polygem

    freaking werewolfes

    #144 5 years ago
  145. Johnny Cullen


    #145 5 years ago
  146. DarkElfa

    You better be Johnny, you’ll have a fucking riot on your hands otherwise. ;) Besides, you bastards have had enough sitting around, getting lazy like Caesar, we need to get you broke back in before you get used to leisure. Do you have any idea how hard it would be to train 4 more video game journalists properly?!

    Paper training alone is hell on the wood floors…

    #146 5 years ago
  147. Johnny Cullen

    Like I said Dark, we don’t fuck about, innit. ;)

    #147 5 years ago
  148. No_PUDding

    Midnight? So we can have a coutndown to VG247′s new year.

    2010, we’re calling it, etc?

    #148 5 years ago
  149. Johnny Cullen

    Whatever you wank to. It’s all good. :)

    #149 5 years ago
  150. No_PUDding

    Did the wanking thing put you off? :P

    #150 5 years ago
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    Wow so long ago
    chanel replica watches

    #151 5 years ago

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