Geekscape podcasts, news, features Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:42:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape TV-G The Xbox One Finally Has A Japanese Release Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:39:13 +0000 Briefly: The Xbox One launched in North America (to much fanfare) all the way back in November 2013 (along with 22 other countries). Japan, unfortunately, was not one of those territories, but we now know just when Microsoft’s big black box will launch in the land of the rising sun.

Xbox Japan today tweeted the release date, which falls on September 4th, 2014. It’s crazy to think that the console won’t launch there until it’s been available in other territories for over a year, but that’s probably a testament to how poorly Microsoft’s consoles have performed in the country in the past. There’s still plenty of demand elsewhere, so why focus on a country where there isn’t any?

Have you picked up an Xbox One yet? What games are you playing at this time? I still can’t stop playing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

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More ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Set Photos Released Care Of Mark Ruffalo, Marvel Doesn’t Like It! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:22 +0000 Briefly: Just yesterday, Robert Downey Jr. surprised us with the first official set photo from The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, Mark Ruffalo has given us another look… and Marvel doesn’t seem too happy about it.

Here’s how things went down:



Ruffalo then apologized, which didn’t seem to phase the studio (well, maybe a little):


In any case, it was a cute exchange, and we sure hope that these set photos continue. None of the images have been overly exciting (thus far), but we’ll take what we can get!

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Robert Downey Jr Debuts First ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Set Photo Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:25:59 +0000 Briefly: It’s not as exciting as the post-credits Captain America: The Winter Soldier tag, but it’s something.

Robert Downey Jr. has just debuted the first official set photo from the production of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Downey and executive producer Jeremy Latcham are shown wearing reflective vests, so it’s quite possible that they’re standing amidst some set construction.

You can take a look at the image below, and be sure to let us know what you’re looking forward to most in the film. The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.

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‘The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, Felicia Day To Star In ‘Chew’ Adaptation Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:53:44 +0000 Briefly: If you weren’t already aware, an animated Chew adaptation is incoming, and it just got two stars!

Torchwood: Web of Lies and Peter Panzerfaust (animated) director Jeff Krelitz will direct the adaptation, which is scripted by Chew co-creator John Layman.

The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yuen is set to voice the titular character, Tony Chew, while The Guild’s Felicia Day will voice Amelia Mintz, a food critic and Chew’s love interest.

Here’s the comic’s description:

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him, whether he likes it or not. Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by John Layman (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and Puffed) with mind-blowing art by astonishing comics newcomer Rob Guillory.

It should be a neat adaptation, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more! Fans, what do you think of the casting news?



Source: THR


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A New ‘Fatal Frame’ Is In The Works For Wii U! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:38:08 +0000 Briefly: Since the Wii U’s announcement, fans of Koei Tecmo’s Fatal Frame series have been very vocal in their wishes for the series to appear on the console… now it appears that they may just get that wish.

Famitsu is reporting that Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are developing the next iteration of the beloved series.

No title, release date, or other information was given, but the article also notes a planned expansion of the series into film and comic books.

It’s been years since I’ve played the series, but I have to say that I’d be absolutely terrified to hold up the Wii U’s gamepad as the Camera Obscura. How about you?

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The Final Episode Of ‘The IT Crowd’ Has Just Hit Hulu! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:47:56 +0000 Briefly: The long rumoured episode was finally confirmed almost a year ago, and now it’s ready for US audiences. The final episode of The IT Crowd has just launched exclusively (in the US) on Hulu.

“The Internet Is Coming” is the first, last and only episode in the fifth season of The IT Crowd, reuniting actors Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Richard Ayoade (The Watch) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock) for one final visit to Reynholm Industries.

In typical IT Crowd fashion, what begins as a seemingly ordinary day in the lowest bowels of a massive office building winds up being anything but. By the end of the 46-minute episode, Roy and Jen find themselves on the run what could well be the entire world, while Moss discovers an unexpected source of long-sought self-confidence.

At breakneck speed, the episode manages to reference Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, Superman, Daniel Clowes’ “Pussey!” and a host of other pop-culture icons, while still delivering tear-inducing laughter even to those who are new to the series. Longtime fans will also delight in the return of Noel Fielding’s Richmond.

The show is an absolute blast no matter what you do, but after working for years in IT, you’ll have a much stronger appreciation for it. It’s a perfect representation of the things that you go through every single day.

Take a look at a few clips from the episode below, and let us know what you think of the series. Head here to watch the final episode.

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Top Gamers Go ‘AFK’ In Machinima’s Newest Series Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:58:06 +0000 Briefly: Machinima is at it again, this time with a hilarious unscripted series called AFK.

According to the show’s description, “Pulling the world’s greatest gamers away from the keyboard to find out how they will fare in a real-life demolition derby or roller derby bootcamp is no easy task. That is exactly what Machinima, in association with GEICO, has done in the first-ever original travel competition starring some of the biggest YouTube gaming influencers”

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Hosted by Bruce Greene, host and producer of Machinima’s INSIDE GAMING, one of YouTube’s most popular daily gaming news shows, the first season of AFK brings the Minecraft Universe center stage as YouTube Minecraft Legends MINECRAFTUNIVERSE and Jerome ASF battle each other in a wide range of events including competing in a real-life demolition derby in Dallas, TX, battling it out for Supremacy in a GTA 5 flash-gaming challenge, a Trials Evolution flash-gaming challenge, and a real-life roller derby bootcamp in Austin, TX.

There are three seasons of AFK currently in the works, so if you like what you see here, there’s plenty more coming down the pipeline. Take a look at the series’ first episode below, and let us know what you think!

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A ‘Farscape’ Movie Is In The Scripting Stage! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:37:16 +0000 Briefly: This is news that we’ve been waiting for forever.

At WonderCon this weekend, Revolution showrunner and Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon let slip that a new Farscape movie is early in development.

“We are, in fact, in the script stage of a Farscape feature,” O’Bannon announced to a full house. “[We’re] still in early, early stages.”

Farscape originally ran on Syfy from 1999 to 2004. It’s also how Geekscape got its name, so you know that we’re damned excited. What would you like to see from a Farscape film?

Source: CBR

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‘Falling Skies’ Returns On June 22nd, Watch A New Trailer! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:47:11 +0000 Briefly: It’s almost here!

A fourth season of Falling Skies was confirmed all the way back in July 2013, and now we’re just a couple of months away from its premiere.

TNT has just released a new trailer for the upcoming season… and since I’m not caught up, I turned it off pretty quickly. What I saw, however, was great, and I really can’t wait to see the new episodes.

Take a look at the trailer below, and be sure to let us know what you’ve thought of the series so far. Falling Skies premieres on June 22nd.

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Here’s The First Shot Of Paul Walker’s Brothers On The Set Of ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:17:18 +0000 Briefly: Just last week it was revealed that Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody would help to finish Walker’s iconic role in the seventh Fast & Furious film, and today costar Vin Diesel released the first photo of the brothers on set.

Here’s what Diesel had to say about the opportunity:

When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle back to LA… drove directly to his parent’s house…

His Father said, Paul loved you Vin… I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on… then he said… you don’t have to get along every second to love each other… so true.

P.s. After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids.

And here’s Vin with the brothers. What would you like to see happen to Walker’s character in the film? Fast & Furious 7 hits theatres on April 10th, 2015.


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Watch A New Teaser For Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:49:03 +0000 Briefly: Showtime has just released a new teaser for their upcoming horror/drama series, Penny Dreadful.

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.

The series is set to premiere on May 11th, so for now, take a look at the trailer below, and let us know if you’ll be tuning in!

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Capture The Newest Trailer For ‘Monster Hunter 4′! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:46:04 +0000 Still a year away from a US release, Monster Hunter 4 is poised to be another slam dunk for Capcom. Expanding on the monumental success of Monster Hunter 3 G/Ultimate on the 3DS, 4 just goes bigger and badder. Check out the newest trailer BELOW!

HOT DAMN IS THAT EXCITING! New monsters, weapons and allies make this game look like it’s going to be action packed as all get out. I spotted a giant enemy crab!

Monster Hunter 4 is already out in Japan and Korea, but you can get your hands on an English copy early next year!

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TNT Greenlights Action-Packed Drama Series ‘The Librarians’! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:38:39 +0000 I was thrilled to learn that there will be a new TV show based on The Librarian trilogy! The Librarians will be a continuation of the successful TNT films (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines, and The Librarian: Cure of the Judas Chalice) starring Noah Wyle as the librarian charged to guard ancient/mystical artifacts. Not sure what I am talking about?




Well, the first Librarian film came out in 2004 and I saw it while working at Hollywood Video (remember that ancient place?). I thought it was such a fun film and was quick to watch the well done sequels over the next several years. If you like movies such as National Treasure and Indiana Jones then you will enjoy The Librarian films (and hopefully enjoy the new TV show as well). They are full of action and adventure, lots of humor and they are extremely smart.

Wyle’s character, Flynn Carsen, has 22 college degrees, is socially awkward and does not have much direction in his life. He finds himself at the Metropolitan Public Library and applies to be a librarian. The library holds more than just books though. It turns out to be the place where mystical artifacts such as Excalibur, Pandora’s Box, and the Holy Grail (just to name a few) are stored. It is the job of the librarian to locate these items in the world and bring them safely to the library.


The TV series will be set 10 years after Flynn started working for the library which is cool because it parallels the real world timeline (remember the first film came out in 2004). Being the librarian can be a tough job so now he will be working with a team.

To aid him in his duties, the Library has recruited four people from around the world, including Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), a highly skilled counter-terrorism agent who is responsible for protecting the group and keeping them all alive; Jake Stone (Christian Kane), an Oklahoma oil worker with an IQ of 190 and an encyclopedic knowledge of art history; Cassandra (Lindy Booth), a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia; and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), a master of new technologies and aficionado of old classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of international man of mystery.

TNT has ordered ten episodes of The Librarians with the intent of launching the series later this year and I cannot wait to check it out!

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Mondo Announces ‘Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo’ Gallery Show Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:27:34 +0000 Briefly: Mondo has just announced a new show with some fantastic artwork by Mike Mitchell.

The show will run from April 25th through May 17th, and will feature a multitude of Mitchell’s iconic portraits. Characters from The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-man will be represented along with many others from Marvel’s incredible library.

Mitchell said that “My love for Marvel Comics was an integral part of growing up. Not just the comics, but the action figures, video games and cartoons. My intention with this show was to take those characters out of their action-oriented world and give them a moment of silence to catch their breath. There’s a humanizing quality to that which I find extremely interesting. This has easily been the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on, and it’s due in part to my love for their universe; which is fictional by definition, but real in my mind and in the minds of others.”

Take a look at just a few of the show’s portraits below (plus the giant MODOK outside the showroom), and let us know if you’ll be checking it out in person!

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Go Inside The World Of Bronies With ‘A Brony Tale’ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:44:37 +0000 We here at Geekscape are no strangers to MLP and Bronies (you should see my Rarity cosplay), so when we saw the trailer for the upcoming documentary on the best fandom out there we just had to share it.

I am always down for people intelligently explaining our passion for this show, and it looks like Brent Hodge as put together a fantastic film.

A Brony Tale is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival April 26th. It can also be seen at the DOXA Film Festival on May 11th!

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The Saint Mort Show Episode 78: Jason Hornack Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:54:56 +0000 I saw the Limbs short when filmmakers Jason Hornack posted it on the Reddit Horror Club page. I took it down because it didn’t fit our criteria for that particular subreddit HOWEVER I was a fan of the short and offered Jason a guest spot on the Podcast. We talked about horror films, filmmaking and various other topics! Check out the short below!

The intro music contains the song Heavy Water by Chad Neidt from his debut Am I Doing this Right?.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Has Been Delayed On Xbox One Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:40:04 +0000 Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been delayed on Xbox One.

The rumour first broke when NeoGAF noted that the Xbox One version had completely disappeared from the game’s official site official site. Now, Activision has released an official statement:

“We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One. Currently, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PC on April 29, 2014 as previously announced.”

It’s a very strange postponement. With the game’s launch less than two weeks away, shouldn’t The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have gone gold some time ago?

In any case, if you’re wanting to pick up Beenox’s latest tie in, you’ll have to grab it for a different console, at least for now. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more!

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Geekscape Interviews: Marlon Wayans and Gabriel Iglesias Talk ‘A Haunted House 2′ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:29 +0000 Marlon Wayans has created another funny ass film, and this one is even crazier than the first! He reprises his role as “Malcom” in “A Haunted House 2.” This time out, Malcom is getting a fresh start with a new woman (Jaime Pressly), a new house, new dog (Shilo 2), and a new neighbor played by comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. As parody films go, “A Haunted House 2″ does everything it’s supposed to, aside from this sequence of scenes that I just can’t seem to shake. It involves Marlon and this doll named “Delilah.”

Marlon Wayans fully commits to his role, when he gets it on with the evil "Delilah," - a doll!

Marlon Wayans fully commits to his role, when he gets it on with the evil “Delilah,” – a doll!

Allie Hanley: So last night at the screening I saw this man hooking it up with this crazy doll.

Marlon Wayans: Man, …why’d you do that man (looking at Gabriel Iglesias).

Gabriel Iglesias: I was at WrestleMania, I don’t know about you.

Allie: And I was getting a little bit hot and bothered!

Marlon: “Oh!” <laughing>

Allie: So how much of that was acting and how much of that was real?

Marlon: Well, I commit. I commit. You see what had happened was….<laughing> I don’t know why I did this because now I am having to explain this!

Iglesias: Yes, you do!

Marlon: They always be asking me this. I don’t know why I did that because now I am having to go and explain it.

Iglesias: It’s legit though isn’t it? <smiling big>

Marlon: Ok, I didn’t get off! Ya, I didn’t let off,!…if that is the question?

Allie: I wasn’t going for that!

Marlon: Now she did twice <laughing and meaning the doll.>! But I was very committed (switching from comedic to serious). I feel like this… When I do it, when I choose to go there, I just black out and I do it. I just go have fun and you can’t think about vanity. You can’t think, what’s my mom gonna think? She’s not gonna think, because she’s not going to see the movie. I was actually in the elevator laughing. I was thinking, what would my parents think if they saw this movie? I was just thinking of my Dad (in an impersonation of his Dad) “This N*****’s crazy,… this… the crazy N*****!” My mom would say (in an impersonation of his mom), “This boy’s done left…. You need to show some of those moves to your father.” <everyone laughing>

 Commenting on his writing alone vs with his brother Shawn Wayans (2004 White Chicks) 
Marlon: We actually get along really well. We complement each other but actually we have very different writing styles. Shawn likes to write in his house and he likes hanging out. We’ll hang out for like twelve hours and we’ll get like two hours’ of work done but we’ll have a great time. I’m like, we gonna work eight hours, and we gonna just bang bang bang (mimicking typing) and we’ll laugh in between. I like Shawn’s process of having fun but I’m more work driven. The minute I get there, I work, and the quicker it’s done, the quicker I can get to filming. I like working, I like acting.

Allie: So last night at the screening there was a guy sitting next to me that was actually getting scared.

Marlon: Good

Allie: Physically scared like it was a regular horror film.

Marlon: Because he didn’t know if there were going to be any more penises jumping out at him! Ah, I thought another penis was gonna pop out at me! Ahh shiiittt!

Allie: So actually back to the doll scene… <everyone laughing> Can you describe that day on the set?

Marlon: I’m gonna give you a tutorial after this, just me and you. <winking at me and making faces, everyone laughing>

Allie: So what was it like and how long did it take to shoot that on the set because there’s nothing else in another film where a guy goes this far with a doll!

Marlon: Hours.

Allie: Wow, it was almost like porn.

Marlon: Well it’s an inanimate object so it’s not porn. Well, I think that’s fun, doing something disgusting to this doll, or a nice little furry stuffed animal (in regards to Haunted House), but the day on the set, …that wasn’t even written. I just went up and looked at the doll. All I was supposed to do was walk up to the doll and say “Heeyyyy, how you doen,?” and then we yell “cut!

Gabriel: And then you saw what happened.

Marlon: And that was improv. I just sort of went for it. And three hours I’m there full of sweat and my director is like “hold your ass in this position,” and I was like “ok.” So we just kind of did it! Then I heard Jaime (his co-star who plays his girlfriend) downstairs yelling “on my God, are you fucking kidding me!” And we was like this is definitely staying in.

Allie: So was that real sweat!

Marlon: Oh ya, I go in!

Gabriel: And the scene was actually much longer.

Marlon: Ya, it was like seven minutes.

Allie: That’ll be out on the DVD extras.

Marlon: I may just do that, and a compilation DVD of the puppets from the first one and just hand that out as a bonus and a tutorial.

Parody films, such as “A Haunted House 2″ can be really fun, or just plain horrible (Vampires Suck, 2010). This one falls somewhere in between. Wayans pays special attention to pushing the racial limits of humor “by being an equal opportunity offender.” The part with the doll was simply insane. The guy worked that doll over, and it wasn’t just a few shots but a good five minutes of every position you could imagine. Gabriel Iglesias does a great job fitting into a cast bringing his own flavor of comedy to an already packed cast of comedians.

Film opens April 18th.

Director: Michael Tiddes
Writers: Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Gabriel Iglesias
Open Road Films.

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Geekscape Movie Reviews: ‘Knights of Badassdom’ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:49:57 +0000 Knights of Badassdom is definitely one of those movies that viewers could either love or hate. I could see why someone would love this movie, especially someone into live action role playing (LARP). But it’s equally easy to imagine the viewers who don’t love it finding a lot to hate about this film.


Me, I’m not into LARP, but the movie wasn’t so bad, and there were plenty of funny moments in the film. The storyline is pretty simple; a group of friends band together to fight in a huge LARP event in the middle of the woods, forcing their friend Joe (Ryan Kwanten) to join them after a heartbreaking end to his relationship with Beth (Margarita Levieva). One of his friends, Eric (Steve Zahn), who considers himself the wizard of the fictional group, buys an ancient book on eBay as a prop. As he reads from it, he fails to notice that it is an old book of magic, and he releases a demon that goes on a killing rampage in the middle of the imaginary war in the woods.


Of course, enter the heroine and future love-interest of Eric, Gwen (Summer Glau), who is only there because she accompanies her insane cousin who honestly thinks these wars are real. She is another reason to watch the film; besides being incredibly beautiful in her old-time garb, her character really places what some would consider an average person into the middle of the battle.


The film’s best character was played (naturally) by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage as Hung. He is truly the character who best earns the title of badass in the movie. As a matter of fact, according to IMDB, the whole cast got training at LARP, and Dinklage was the obvious master of the group. At times funny, often endearing, Hung really made the film worth watching.

The movie had a bit of the same feeling you get from watching The Big Bang Theory, in that you can’t decide if the film is making fun of geeky/nerdy types, or if it is a tribute to those that love the role playing events. It’s entirely possible it is made this way on purpose, so that it would not alienate anyone watching the film.

Overall, if you have fun LARPing, or like some of the actors (or at least Summer Glau) the film is absolutely worth checking out. It’s available on Amazon now.

Grade: 2/5, but fun.

Watch the trailer:

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Fandom Planet 66: Captain America: The Winter Spoilers Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:11:39 +0000 This time, Tim and Sax record their review immediately after seeing Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier while still inside the theater!  You actually hear the boys get kicked out of the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.  The review is full of spoilers, but you probably know them all by now anyway. In addition, Robot Cowboy presents an Audio Comics dramatization of the legendary Avengers #4, which literally thaws Captain America out after World War 2 and brings him in to present day Marvel continuity.  Tell your friends.

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