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How do you feel about people who collect retro games for the sake of collecting, rather than playing?

>Pic unrelated
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As long as they enjoy it who cares
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Good for them?
If I had that sakura GBC I wouldnt want to wear it down by using it either.
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>>2937319
scum
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The fact that Japan used the same Game Boy COLOR logo and graphic always throws me off when I'm looking for GBC games.
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>>2937325

This. The only time I mind is if they turn scalper. But if they simply want an awesomesauce retro collection in their basement or whatever? Good on them, and I'd hope to visit one day and take a gander.
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>>2937319
It's the only good reason to buy the actual hardware. Correctly configured emulator + CRT gives you better than original experience. And if that's too difficult for you there are flash carts.
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>>2937319
I uniroically really want that card captor gbc, shit is adorable
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>>2937351

You do know some faggot is going to come tearing in here in a few hours and flip the fuck out on you, right? Like, you'll get post after post after fuckin' _post_ about how original hardware is the one true faith...and your pagan emulator could never hope to replicate the original experience...and a buncha' mumbo-jumbo about latency-demons that only they can "feel"....

You have no idea the level of crazy you're inadvertently summoning to this thread. Double if the CRTfags show up. You'll hear the word "shader" so many times you'll wanna puke.
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>>2937332
>Don't using it everywhere to make the other girls jealous.
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>>2937359
It's pretty bitchin, I got one because I like moeshit.
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>>2937451
It is so expensive though, really can't justify it when i still need to get a framemiester and buy some dreamcast arcade sticks, hopefully the pricee stays the same for a while.
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>>2937457
Hm... good point; I'd go with the Framemeister and DC sticks too. Keep an eye on Yahoo Auction Japan, though - I got mine (new in box) for about $110 after shipping about a year ago.
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People can buy what they want, I don't give a shit. If anything, the self-righteous assholes who do nothing but cry because other people are buying games that they think they have a right to are far, far fucking worse.
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>>2937490
I just checked, yahoo japans shipping cost would negate any real benefit of import, shit is ridiculous.
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>>2937319
That's a pimp ass GBC.
Wouldusethefuckoutof/10
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I don't mind the people who do it for the sake of collecting, there are a lot of people who just collect as a hobby. Like someone who just gets really into baseball cards, and usually has a lot of money, then they have there fun and unload it all when their done. Like that guy who got the Guinness record not to long ago. He just collects something for fun then moves on.
I do mind the people who look at it as an "investment" or an opportunity to profit. No matter what collecting hobby your talking about there's always a group of people in it to monopolize on it so it can't be helped. As long as these people see dollar signs their going to stick around. A lot of collectors I know who've been collecting for 20+ years have moved onto EverDrives just because all they want to do is play the games.
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>>2937552
I would need 2, one to use the other to keep mint.
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>>2937319
It's as legitimate as the people who buy it to play.
In fact, I kek out loud every time I read someone here whining about "the evil collectors who only buy the games to keep on the shelf, they're not pure like me because I actually play the games I buy"
I mean get real you entitled snowflakes.
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>>2937319
OP I'm gonna tell you something I never told anyone before.

I don't care.
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>>2937351
Lots of consoles and games can't be emulated correctly if at all.
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>>2937319
Well I collect PlayBoys but Ive barely played with any of them...
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>>2937319
they're shit
only just below scalpers and resellers in the game buying chain
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There are a few things I buy and don't use at all, because they're essentially useless. Fun, intriguing, but useless. I mean, what could I do of a Megadrive Modem or a Dreamcast Karaoke Unit nowadays?
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>>2938082
I think you can actually still use the megadrive modem if you can find someone else with it and you both have the same game
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>>2937786
The only /vr/ systems with notably shit emulation are N64 and Saturn.
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>>2938090
Dreamcast has a fair few games that don't work.
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They're like people who buy toys and keep them sealed in their boxes for their whole lives

Unwrap that shit and have some fun, it's made to be played with
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>>2937319
I don't understand it. There are people who buy dev units just to decorate their shelves/brag about it on forums. It must be nice to be wealthy.
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>>2938104
it's welfare leeches 90% of the time sadly
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>>2937319
here's what bothers me.

"Man I can't find any good games lately at the swap meets. Everybody wants to get the going rate for their games and I can't catch a break" Then that same person will turn around and go "Yeah I just got this super limited edition gameboy to add to my collection, it's my 3rd one that is the exact same and it's super rare"

So you complain about not being able to get stuff super cheap and when you do get it you just hoard it so other people exactly like you can complain about not being able to find one.

I follow collectors on instagram and its upsetting how much money they have spent on shit like getting every n64 variant and even having doubles of them or triples and having large stacks of consoles that will never be played.

I have an SD2SNES and it is all I need to play my games.
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>>2937319
Eh. I'm not personally into it, I only buy the games I want to play. But buying any retro games at all is sort of irrational when we have emulators and flash carts, so I can't judge them.
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>>2938096
>Amiibos

"Look guys, I just got all 6 of the Villagers that they had at Target today"
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>>2938116
what about gamester81?
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>>2937319
They're performing a service to society. So many of todays younglings lack basic economic and social skills because they have always been able to shout "I want! I want!" and mommy breaks out the credit card and it's delivered the next day. The shock and rage you see when these kids have to get off their ass to find something and negotiate to get a good price shows how morbidly unprepared for the real world they are. By forcing them to deal with the reality that someone can own something they want even though they feel they're more entitled to it collectors are teaching these kidlets valuable a life lesson. In this age of unprecedented bad parenting collectors are our last hope to educate a generation that is otherwise destined to demand government subsidized vidya.
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>>2937325
Because they drive up the price for people who wanted to actually play the games
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watch out, custom controller towers anon,
there's a new carpenter on the block
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>>2941748
This.

One of the things I've been trying to do is grab an N64 + Mario Party 2/3 because I still play it with a group of friends every now and then but N64 games are ridiculously overpriced now. I only buy games + consoles that I like to actually play, but prices are starting to spike super hard.
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>>2941748
Did you read the post above yours? It's about you.
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>>2937786
SEGATA SANSHIRO SAGETA SANSHIRO.
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>>2941913
I think you might be retarded. Kids aren't the one buying out entire stores, it's the rich faggots that got large trust funds that spend thousands upon thousands to hoard games including even travelling across the world.

The reality is that collectors are destroying the retro gaming market by hoarding classic games. There's no negotiating to be done to get a 'good price' because when you're dealing with someone that has deep pockets, you will always lose. And a lot of these collectors are increasingly becoming people that don't even play classic games, they just see them as the new baseball cards.
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>>2937325
>>2937350
I'm generally of the opinion that as long as your interests/hobbies are healthy for you and don't negatively effect others then that's all good...

The issue with games is that there are people who just want to play the games. I know for most consoles emulators or flastcarts are fine, but I understand some people really would prefer to have the actual stuff they had as a kid (fwiw i emulate everything).

my good friend has a big retro game collection that he never plays. they just sit in plastic tubs. it frustrates me to know end because I know there are kids without much money who would really like to play earthbound (he has 3 copies because the first two weren't in good enough condition) or whatever on a SNES but can't afford to in part because of collectors like him.
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>>2941932
cont.

It's similar with toys or comic books or whatever "collectibles". Grown ass adults hoarding toys from kids and leaving them in the fucking boxes. obviously different with toys as you can't emulator them but its similar. Just collect art or something that is designed to just be looked at.
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>>2938116
I always imagined they were single weebs who don't have to use their middle class income on a family. Most people are only on welfare for like 3 months but i don't know much about these collector fucks
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>>2941932
>>2941949
I think a lot of this problem might go away once 3d printing becomes a larger market. Allowing people to reprint cartridges, boxes etc at a high quality on their own.

I'm surprised companies haven't gotten on board with doing reprints of classic games either, with how much a lot of them tend to sell for nowadays.
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>>2941961
It's mostly trust-fund babies and middle-class hipsters that are collecting retro games.

Welfare leeches can't even afford to collect classic games.
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why not just collect boxes of rocks. its virtually the same thing.
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>>2941962
I hope so. I'm much less into tech as I used to but it seems the 3D printing thing lost a lot of hype. I was at Maker Fair a couple years ago and about half of it was 3D printers though.

regarding reprints, it seems like Nintendo is resistant to making money off their old games with how they've handled the eShop on the 3DS. I'm sure other companies would be more down for it, especially for disc based games as that shouldn't require special manufacturing equipment.
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Think about how sad a game feels when it just sits on a shelf its entire life. It only knows and wants one thing, for humans to play with it and enjoy its content. But they remain trapped inside, forever, unable to fulfill their only desires.
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>>2937319
as long as smart people like kritzz make flashcarts, I don't care.
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>>2942014
I should also add ps2/xbox/gamecube era consoles had well established modchip solutions so they will feel the effects of collectathon idiots less.
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>>2941970
You're probably right but I'm not sure about hipsters... maybe we have different definitions. I've been around a lot of hipsters and they are often very disorganized and are not super into video games, especially older ones that tend to be harder. They like vinyl, cassettes, and books.

this is sorta what im talking about
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>>2942021
It depends on where you're at. If you're located in a tech hub you'll see a lot more hipsters revolve around game collection as well.
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>>2937319
To each their own.
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>>2942026
That's probably why. all the hipsters I know are from music and skateboarding
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>>2942021
Collector tendencies aren't necessarily hip.

Hipsterism is a post-modern identity. Hipsters are people that purposefully build an identity out of bits and pieces of pocket lint from many cultures and mash them together. Normal people just have identities.

Collector tendencies are much more common amongst nerds, hipsters appropriating those habits just makes them less hip.
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>>2941970
>>/pol/
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>>2937319
no one does that, it's a myth, now go away
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>>2941970
>28
>buy games throughout childhood until now
>have successful job that nets me a nice quality of life and adequate money for hobbies
>mostly a shut in
>spend the money I do get on games for whatever I feel like
>This makes me a bad person, a "collector" and therefore scum.

I don't fucking get it. Yeah, sometimes it sucks to have to spend 100 bucks to get a game you want, but gaming is literally all I do. I don't want a GF or wife and I enjoy the solitude of my property.
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>>2938845
Saved
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I don't play much because I don't know where to start and wind up just reaching for Tetris.
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>>2941926
considering that the japanese DONT keep videogames at all, they always resell them to somoene else, it was the stupid americunts who break the system.
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>>2942117
Well, to be fair Japanese collectors have a lot less space to store things like that (in general)
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>>2942107
You don't seem to understand the difference between someone buying games every now and then to play them, and an obsessive collector who has multiple copies of every game, every system and endlessly buys up games nearby.

>>2942117
Exactly.
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>>2942117
Imagine this, now the japanese stores had less stock because even they started to succomb to foreigner who buy the games and keep them or worse, Resell them at mark up prices, you know i own a few famicom carts, maybe i should resell most of them back to japan, but Ebay has no option to sell to japanese sellers.
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I don't mind if you want to protect your collector items, or buy dumb things for completion's sake.

But video games are meant to be played. People who don't get this should collect stamps or something.
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>>2942129
This doesnt fucking happen. The fear mongering on 4chan is fucking hilarious
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>>2942156
It does happen though, and all it takes is one person.

In my area there's an obsessive collector who buys out pretty much anything put up on craigslist, goes around to shops and picks them clean etc. And all it takes is one.
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>>2942182
That's not the sort of thing a collector would do, obsessive or otherwise. Maybe a reseller would do that. Or maybe you consider yourself with your SNES with 10 loose carts and an ED to be a collector and an obsessive one is anyone with more than an average 1990 poorfag.
Whatever you want to call it, one person can suck a local market dry. I've done it in my city and it only required buying a few dozen each of the popular consoles.
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>>2941925
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge_GUxaxDgs
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>>2942117
The Japanese are not a hivemind. Some of them resell, some of them collect.
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>>2937319
they should just emulate instead of being hoarders
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>>2937319
So...uh...hate to sound stupid, but who is Sakura? Is she from a Anime or something?
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>>2943945
Manga/anime.
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Personally, as long as they have a passion for the things they collect, I don't mind what people do with their stuff.

But if you're buying things you don't give a shit about, just to make a quick buck? Fuck you.
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>>2943945
Card Captor Sakura, it was a magical girl anime that got a prretty large western release in the early 2000s, made by clamp studio a manga production company consisting of an all female staff. They also made chobits.
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>>2937319
haha, that CCS GBC is pretty cool. I didn't even know it existed!
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>>2942117
>>2941926
it's the two of you who are fucking retarded.

as more and more people get into the hobby, especially people under the age of 25, there will be less and less available stock. the supply is finite.

americans aren't the only ones collecting. people collect all over the world.

the drain going on in Japan currently is because demand has exceeded supply, and Japan is currently the only place with a large supply, and a relatively cheap one at that.

retro gaming isn't your exclusive fucking hobby, and you're not entitled to buy everything for peanuts.

if you care so much about "playing the game" and not being a "shelf collector", download an emulator or buy a flash cart.

I wish I was a mod so I could just delete all of these fucking threads on the spot.

cancer.
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There sure is a lot of porn of Sakura. I did a little research.
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>>2945493
Even when i was a kid tere was a ton, though it is a bit creepier looking at it as an adult. Though I suppose in retrospect it was even creepier that a child would look at it too... idk this ghread is upsetting me MODDSSS MODDSSS
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>>2945507

Why is it creepy? She's not real.
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>>2945516
She is still a representation of a child, to me that is unpleasant as a concept. Morally I think it is a grey zone, but I don't support it being censored.
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>>2945517
Thats funny because Japan censors all of its porn. Even the 2d stuff gets black bars and pixels.
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>>2945523
Okay that picture is gross dude.
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>>2941926
>its the 1% driving up my vidya costs
I can literally hear you screaming gibs me dat
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>>2937319
I dont really mind and if its some cool item i wouldnt use it much.
Ofc people hwo dont play, dont like much of games and collect just for to have a hobby should GTFO.
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>>2937319
I enjoy collecting for the sake of collecting. I also enjoy playing the games from childhood. Some of my stuff sits neatly on the shelf. I recently won an ebay auction for the Dr. Mario factory sealed gameboy game you can see in the picture. So to answer your question, I would have to say im on both sides. You should just enjoy what you are doing. After all, hobbies are suppose to be fun.
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>>2937319
they are silly people filling another void in there life with meaningless pcb+plastic
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Hey I remember emulating the Sakura game for GBC, one of the first games I emulated.
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>>2945728
One of the first games I pirated for the dreamcast was a card captor game, it was kind of like pokemon snap, shit was actually pretty good if you used a walkthrough.
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>>2942153
>People who don't get this should collect stamps or something

So games are meant to be played but stamps aren't made to be glued to envelopes and sent to people's grandmas?
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>>2937319

annoyed, i believe they are the ones responsible for the absurd pricing inflation
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I used to play my games a lot but i just havent been playing my retro games lately.

I cant bring myself to sell them though
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>>2946110
Why would you need to send someone a physical letter when you can just do it for free using computers these days?

That's something totally different from playing video games!
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I plan on grabbing a lot of my old gaming collection when I visit my parents house next time and selling it all. The wii is so hackable and after I get an everdrive64 what will even be the point?
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It's something I intend to do one day.

However, id like to collect games I actually played at one point, or that are critically acclaimed. Hidden gems are sometimes fun but I don't want to drop $1000 on battletoads. It seriously just doesnt seem worth it.

If I were going to collect something I'd want to collect something I could or would actually use
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>>2946140

I don't know if you intended the irony in this post or not, but topkek regardless.
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>>2946147
No point whatsoever. You can emulate murio games on your wii so that's all you need.
I wonder when kids will figure out that saying "all I need is an ED" translates to "I'm too casual for Mega Man, or Kirby"?
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