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Man slams Xbox 720 always-online policy, destroys 360 with axe

Friday, 5 April 2013 08:57 GMT By Dave Cook

This is the greatest thing you will watch today, as a YouTuber lays down some serious truth-bombs about Microsoft creative director Adam Orth’s Twitter suggestion that people just “deal with it” when moaning about the Xbox 720′s always-connected nature. He then destroys his Xbox 360 with an axe.

Read Brenna’s news story on what Orth said before watching, as it’ll give you the background.

Thanks to Boogie2988 for the clip.

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70 Comments

  1. Bashtee

    God.Damn.Epic. Nothing less.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. harr0w

    Awwww angry fat bloke, awwwww.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Axe meets the X. The Axe walk away.

    This “Deal with it” fiasco is too fun and is getting bigger and bigger. Even CNET has reported!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. karma

    The *lisp* made this extra awesome. :D

    They should call the next xbox, Xbox Fucks U.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Samoan Spider

    @2 My thoughts exactly. I still haven’t seen any official statements on where Sony and MS stand on always-on internet so I feel this is perhaps a touch on the premature side as funny as it is to watch!

    Edit @6: Thank you for that, so scratch Sony off that list then but we still haven’t heard with any certainty what MS are planning. Is the reveal in April or May now?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CyberMarco

    @5 http://kotaku.com/5985874/ps4-will-not-require-an-always+online-connection

    On topic, at least his is in the demographic of best sexual partner in gaming consoles! :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Greek God

    this made my day LOL

    #7 2 years ago
  8. zinc

    Although this is a parody… It’s uncomfortably close to the truth.:-D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. EMINEM_M

    F@*ing idiot :))

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Kopite

    Lmao, mad fat yanks!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    This is how half of the commenters on this subject come across…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. pbvider

    He`s mad…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. harr0w

    Still doesn’t beat the boy who’s mum cancelled his wow account,that’s extra special retarded. Or the little German kid screaming at unreal tournament

    #13 2 years ago
  14. viralshag

    You think I would actually believe a guy like that would take his old white big ass Xbox and smash it up?

    Yeah right, probably went back to playing gears on his Xbox 250gb in his gaming chair with an army of hotdogs next to him.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Wow! :D Get a PS4 dude. Seriously this dude just got Microsoft to change this I swear. Once this goes super viral they’ll have no choice but to change it lol. This guy is awesome and 1000 women out there need to contact this guy and reward him with several sexual sessions of threesomes and foursomes.

    Francis you’re a funny fat bastard. I like your vids man.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Samoan Spider

    @15 Or find a less stress inducing hobby surely?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. zinc

    He doesn’t seem to have a problem with the fact that Diablo 3 was always online :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075BYWFl66U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Hypocrite ;-)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. roadkill

    That’s pretty pathetic really. The guy can’t even burp right.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Fin

    This guy had a great video about FF13 being multiplatform.
    I get a feeling he did something with Smash Bro too.

    The scary thing is he’s reading from a comment someone actually made.
    They’re the crazy ones here.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. MidlifeAxe

    This guy has to be putting on that voice.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Stoopid_Snot

    hey its the Error 37 guy :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gheritt White

    KILL IT WITH HARPOOOONS!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. _LarZen_

    Francis videos are as always hilarious to watch :)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. JPickford

    @20. He is putting it on. He’s playing a character. Brilliantly.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GwynbleiddiuM

    If I were to rage like a lunatic and go batshit crazy on my property I’d first wait to see how much of the rumor was true. Although I can totally see Microsoft do that, it’s not officially announced and the extent of it is unknown.

    @17 Maybe, but Diablo 3 is one game with such policy, next-box would be a machine to run games. You could make an exception for one title because you know you’re not gonna be playing that all the time. There will be other games to play, but a console with always online security measure? That’s entirely different.

    EDIT: Sweet mother of Lich King… Look at the size of that man!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. daytripper

    @18

    You do realise it’s a character made by the guy himself? He even has outtake and blooper videos on his channel. Oh and no that’s not his real voice, funny guy though

    #26 2 years ago
  27. monkeygourmet

    @26

    It’s scary what people think is ‘real’ on the internet.

    If you go in thinking everything is fake or a parody, it helps a lot.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Sylrissa

    For those that don’t know, it’s all an act for laughs he puts on with this character he made up. He’s been doing this for a long time now for his channel.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. daytripper

    Should watch his Final Fantasy multiplatform video

    #29 2 years ago
  30. sh4dow

    You know, in the beginning, I thought he’s probably in character. As he went on, I started thinking that’s possibly just who he is. Reading that he actually IS in character… good for him. Although he should still really lose some weight, unless that’s some damn great SFX makeup there.

    Of course everything he says is still right, even though not particularly eloquent at points but… maybe that’s just because of the character too.
    And asking Microsoft to “fix it”?! What?! Fuck them!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. silkvg247

    That’s the sort of rant I would make if I in any way cared enough about microsoft or Xbox to want to stop them digging this massive grave for themselves.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Christopher Jack

    Guy needs to learn how to use an axe, you don’t simply hold both hands stiff, you swing it with your dominant hand near the top & once it starts moving you lower it towards the base for increased strength. :)

    Also, to the point, these are just rumours, sure the comment from that guy at MS swings toward it being true but I think we’ll all remain mentally healthier if we just wait for official word.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. silkvg247

    @32 I was thinking a giant hammer would have worked better. Or a pneumatic drill.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @32

    Remind me not to bump into you in a dark alley… ;)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    @33, Same motion with a sledgehammer :)

    @34, Lulz, just something that I picked up while cutting wood for 20 mins, saves your back & arms from a whole lot of damage while being so much more effective.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ps3fanboy

    best news vg24/7 have given ever… i just love the smashing scene of the shitbox in that video :D

    mickey$oft shot them self in the leg now!

    TREY4LIFE!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. SaintRasmus

    Let me guess American

    #37 2 years ago
  38. BHAZ0

    I don’t understand what the problem is if the xbox needs to be connected to the internet all the time. Is it because you can’t afford a internet connection?? I know the US is considered third world country now with their economy but if you can’t afford games, internet access or the system why are you on news articles bashing the system?

    Is it because you may not be able to play second-hand games?

    Still not sure why all the haters are on here. I use my PS3 to watch BluRays and my Xbox for everything else. I can afford to buy new so I don’t care for second hand or pirated games.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. BHAZ0

    @GwynbleiddiuM

    Why is a always online security measure bad or wrong?? how does that effect the game play? ultimately that is all you want anyways so why does it matter? If it is because, it will limit if you can play pirated games then yes huge problem, but for the majority of us “suckers” who pay for games, and believe me, there are a lot of us, it doesn’t matter. It only effects poor fat americans who can’t afford to buy games.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Christopher Jack

    @38, That crazy fool pretty much sums up the problem, it’s not just about affording the internet connection, it’s the quality of the connection in a majority of the world. I still need to buffer YouTube videos even at low resolutions & I’m on a relatively expensive plan. Granted this will change when Australia’s optic fibre finally rolls out my suburb but that’s probably over 2 years away. Not everyone can/wants to play online so why should they be dismissed? When I’m playing an immersive single player game such as a horror, I don’t want to be spammed with messages & invites.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    @38 The US has a lot of rural areas with genuinely shitty internet. Consider the fact that some providers still offer people 56k modems and charge the same for that as they would have in 1998. That’s actually the case in the suburbs of some major cities.

    That’s what makes this an incredibly bad idea. It’s hard to believe that Microsoft would want to limit their audience to those American gamers living in cities.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    75% of the U.S. is rural. This country is so far behind its not funny, but its mainly because the people are ignorant and afraid of change so they choose not to learn anything new or invest into new technologies. Thats the way the U.S. Government wants it too.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. BHAZ0

    @40 & @41

    Legit concerns, but again, as a business, they are targeting their core audience which does have a stable/high bandwidth interenet access. Why penalize your core market for a small margin that can’t meet the requirements.

    And for single player games, my understanding of DMR and content security authorization, is that the data sent/retrieved is a very small packet that is sent during a section load screen that would not require a huge amount of bandwith. It’s just a handshake, as small as a email. If the handshake takes took long the problem is with the developer not optimizing the data packet and not MS.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. SlayerGT

    I was playing along with his bit until he said Doritos ads. Then I got instantly pissed. Seriously fuck that.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. ps3fanboy

    @38 BHAZ0

    there is a different between ‘always online’ and ‘always needed online’… micke$oft goes for always needed, that means no online no game playing or used games for that matters.

    if you dont understand the different your brain have the xbox rot…

    #45 2 years ago
  46. SlayerGT

    As much as folk would like to say whether it is, or isn’t a good idea to be always on, MS knows its activity rates and its Gold members status. If they feel those two things are capable of sustainable growth maybe they do make it always on.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    @43 It just doesn’t make any sense to me that the Xbox core audience all live in cities, or somehow everywhere with great internet.

    Even if they did, it wouldn’t make any sense not to offer your product to everybody else as well. You’re not looking for people to re-adopt your console, you’re also looking for brand new users.

    That’s why I think this whole thing is a ruse. Nobody thinks like that if they want to grow their business.

    The console game is all about install base. The biggest install base also sells the most videogames (unless it belongs to Nintendo). They need everyone they can get.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. theevilaires

    Anyway you’ll be stupid to believe this. I wouldn’t put it pass them that this is some kind of stunt to gain a lot of favoritism at E3 when the announce such foolish thing will never be considered.

    Its a bluff/troll act Microsoft aren’t that stupid.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    It’s reformed TEA!

    With opinions that forgo swapping S for $!

    You need to be on here more often, I dont recognise any names anymore apart from G1GAHURTZ

    Blerk and Psychotext aren’t here anymore.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. BHAZ0

    @45 Try to get your facts straight, the always needed for the system is different then the DMR security needed for the game and MS is not demanding all developers have games that demand DMR, that is a developer/studio decision. It is there for them to use cause the system is always online. The DMR availability wasn’t something MS came up with on their own, the major studios/developers asked/cried for it as way to prevent used games and pirated games from curbing thier revenue stream. So try to stick to business ethics here and not chilish rants.

    If you can’t afford new games, then you can’t play. Does the studio care, no, cause they don’t see a penny from pirated games or used games. For those that complaine, they don’t care.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. IL DUCE

    Lol, this dude needs to get out more…I have no problem with the always-on internet connection, since internet “speed” shouldn’t really matter much as mentioned about rural areas…it may suck for some people like he said about the army or poor countries, but idk how you can afford a $500 console if you can’t even afford basic internet

    #51 2 years ago
  52. DSB

    @51 Lots of people buy 360′s they can’t afford in America. Financing and accumulation of debt is like a popular sport in the US.

    It’s not just a question of whether you can afford internet though, it’s a question of the quality of the internet you’re getting, which is entirely at the mercy of companies that may not give a rats ass about you, or the quality of your service.

    If Faceless Megacorporation buys up most of the cables in your local area, but doesn’t exactly find you worthy of their utmost attention, then chances are you will have significant shortages indefinitely.

    Then you have places like the South where sudden thunderstorms are quite likely to rob you of your internet for at least some time. Of course that’s also a risk with your power, but in my experience the internet goes first.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. woe

    How is some random fat guy smashing a console news worthy?

    #53 2 years ago
  54. xBASSxMONSTAx

    @53 – It just is. :D

    #54 2 years ago
  55. zinc

    @53, He’s not a random fatguy, he’s a satirist, taking a poke at gaming culture.

    Philistine

    :-P

    #55 2 years ago
  56. OlderGamer

    Reminds me of South Park tho. I mean that while he clearly is having a go at people(maybe even people like me), he drives home the very point he is making lite of. Most watchers of that video won’t get that he is “in character” and honestly won’t care. What they are likly to do is agree with the outburst, extreme as it is.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    What a waste of money. What an idiot. What anger issues.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Da Man

    Typical hardcore nerdy nerd.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. RocknRolla

    This guy says it all, we should make him famous, so M$ removes always on :) I am serious ffs :D but really he lays it all out!

    #59 2 years ago
  60. minxamo

    I can’t believe people still take Boogie2988′s Francis videos seriously…

    #60 2 years ago
  61. SlayerGT

    @60 I know right, what’d he mail this video to YouTube?? ;)

    #61 2 years ago
  62. redbananaz

    Before you guys go all insane of how fat a nerdy this guy is, check out his other video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgmM0ZMkq4

    #62 2 years ago
  63. sniper7977

    Warranty does not cover stupidity…Have fun wasting your money because you can’t deal with people and “EARLY” speculations. No one even knows if it will go through fully or not. Nothing has been confirmed.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Mr Sparkle

    Well doesn’t he feel stupid now…

    #64 2 years ago
  65. xboxrulz

    TThis was one of the funniest dudes I’ve seen in awhile. I really appreciated his over the top swearing! U sir are the man! Lololo

    #65 2 years ago
  66. DreadSabot

    Don’t know what was better his awesome rant on the lack of oomph in his axe swing – you sir made my morning. classic material

    #66 2 years ago
  67. SaintRasmus

    Let me guess. He is single and American.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. MCTJim

    @67 and lives in his moms basement LOL

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Professor Zoom

    This fat bitch tries to hard to be funny at all.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Sylrissa

    @69 Well seeing how he has over 730000 subscribers I imagine quite a few people find him funny, so he must be doing pretty well.

    #70 2 years ago

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  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

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  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

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  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

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  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

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  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

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  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

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  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

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  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

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  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

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  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

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  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

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  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

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  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

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  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

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  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

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  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

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  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

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  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

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  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

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  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

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  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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