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The LBR Podcast Network is a network of gaming talk shows brought to you by the producers of the award-winning Final Fantasy podcast Limit Break Radio. The LBR Network is dedicated to bringing you interesting, engaging and raw gaming talk shows. From the

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 46 - Esports Arena: Las Vegas

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:27:00 -0500

The Checkpoint Radio crew was live from the opening of the Allied Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas. They're back and sharing their thoughs on being present for the opening of this epic new arena. Remember, if you haven't heard this week's special episode from the opening of the Esports Arena at the Luxor - hear it at Episodes uploaded every Tuesday.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 03-22-18

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

This week in gaming Amazon once again spearheads efforts to help smaller developers by offering some new tools in effort called Amazon Game On. Battlefield 2 has reinstated its microtransactions and they're all purely cosmetic now. Sonic Mania Plus was announced for the Switch as well as the Nindies, Nintendo's own line of Indie games for the Switch. Finally, Ubisoft and Vivendi's epic saga concludes with a win-win as Tencent enters the scene.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 03-22-18

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:29:00 -0500

The Overwatch League expressed interest in a draft for season 2, but in order for that to happen, a players association must first be established. Final Round 2018 results are in with Infiltration, Knee and Co-Ichi claiming the win in their respective titles. Esports entering the Olympics is still on track despite their hard stance against any that contain violence. Finally, with the success of the Overwatch League Activision looks to be interested in launching a formal Call of Duty league.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 07 - Shields Up, Outlaws Down.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

We've seen the rise of the underdogs and the fall of some western powerhouses. We also discuss the consequences and motivations of xQc on the future of the league.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 151 - Eureka Point

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

This episode on LBR the crew fields calls and talk about Eureka...but something is different. Aniero is optimistic, Nika is cynical, there is no trace of salt or disdain. Juxta says something dumb...ok, some things never change.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 45 - Classical Video Games

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:24:00 -0500

In the world of media and entertainment, music and literature has been around for a very long time. Film by comparison is still young, but digital entertainment is younger still. The crew discusses which games will never fade from glory.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 03-15-18

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

This week in gaming PUBG has to roll back an anti-cheating update due to incompatibility issues. EVO organizers contact the FBI following a mass shooting threat. A streamer does the unthinkable and finishes the Dark Soul trilogy without being hit a single time. DOTA2 is also set to revamp their Battle Pass system. Finally, SEGA announces Genesis Classics heading to PS4 and XBox One.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 03-15-18

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:29:00 -0500

This week in esports despite it's dwindling player base H1Z1 Pro League is coming to Las Vegas in late April. Virtus Pro wins PGL Bucharest and secures their spot in the International 8 for DOTA2. The NHL joins Madden, FIFA and NBA2k on the esports scene. Lastly, in Japan Puyo Puyo is one of the biggest emerging games in esports.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 150 - Last Resort

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Hoping to read the Patch Notes for 4.25, Kallo, Juxta and sickened Aniero scramble to put together a show. They discuss the ‘alleged’ Ungarmax Bans, their influence on their own fan base and, of course, their hopes, dreams and what Eureka might actually bring.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 44 - Blind Loyalty

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:13:00 -0500

Joe brings us news on Nintendo's next big misstep in the form of it's Loyalty Rewards program. In order to get a single free $60 game, look to spend over $1000 or more.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 03-08-18

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

This week in gaming EA may have learned their lesson in loot boxes as the next Battlefield is expected to feature cosmetic only loot. Both Nintendo and SEGA faced some embarrassing hiccups as the Switch mysteriously reset playtime clocks and SEGA releases the entire Yakuza 6 game, instead of just the demo. Lastly, forming Disney gaming boss is promoted to head of ESPN.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 03-08-18

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:21:00 -0500

This week in esports PUBG Corp has poached some talent from Riot. There's also plans brewing for a Blizzard esports documentary centered around Starcraft. FNatic pulls a surprise win at IEM Katowice for CS:GO, while Rogue stomps out Classic in Starcraft II. Finally, Optic Gaming enters the FGC by hosting competitions.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 06 - State of the League

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Now two weeks deep into Stage 2, the parity between teams is still as diverse as ever. Norris and Robbie break down each team and also discuss the newest hero, Brigette.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 149 - Moving On Up

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:14:00 -0500

With the Executive Officer’s at Square Enix getting a bit of a shake-up due to some retiree’s, the Limit Break Radio crew ponders how this could affect the company at large. More importantly, one special FFXIV dev was among those could this affect the game we all know and some love?

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 100 - End of an Era

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0500

The end of Final Encounter Cast has slowly been inching forward and now it’s finally here. There is no need to shed years as we go through a cocoon like metamorphosis and become the Let’s Be Real Podcast. This got weird, just listen to it! Other headlines include; a Judge banning a teen from playing violent games, a developer accusing Blizzard of copying them and SEGA messing up in classic SEGA fashion.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 43 - Worst of the Worst

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:53:00 -0500

The hosts at Checkpoint love to hate on a bad list and this one is no different. We bring you 14 of the alleged worst franchises that only terrible people buy. One of the hosts, goes off the edge at #2.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 03-01-18

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:54:00 -0500

This week in gaming Konami is once again under fire this time for charging $10 in Metal Gear Survive for a second save slot. Nintendo meanwhile takes home 8 awards at the DICE Summit. A Rhode Island rep proposes a tax levy on M-Rated video games that would benefit mental health. Lastly, Twitch partners with 1000 Dream Funds to help support female streamers.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 03-01-18

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:35:00 -0500

This week in esports estimates are saying that the industry could see growth reaching as high $906 Million. On the DOTA2 side Virtus Pro secures a win at ESL One Katowice. In League, Mousesports takes home the win in the star series i-league playoffs. The Capcom Cup also announces the end of the Last Chance Qualifiers.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 148 - Best Kept Secrets

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Twitter Wars, sub optimal tank dps, possible abuse of alcohol and even alleged sexual misconduct...what is happening on LBR this week?! It's not a show you'll want to miss.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 99 - Before Infinity

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Black Panther is racking it in at the box offices as we fall in love with Wakanda. But where does everything currently stand in the MCU and whats the stage for Infinity War look like? Join us as we look back to Civil War and others and forward to the future of the MCU.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 42 - The Skin Game

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:22:00 -0500

Twitch was able to secure the streaming rights for the Overwatch League through a $90 Million deal with Blizzard. As stage 2 of the OWL begins, we've started to see the incentives Overwatch Players have to tune in. But could Blizzard be setting up a slippery slope for Esports?

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 02-22-18

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:54:00 -0500

This week in gaming as PUBG and Fortnite rise in popularity H1Z1 see's a steep fall in player base. Two years after being banned from Twitch a streamer is now suing the platform. The kickstarted System Shock remaster as announced an indefinite delay. Lastly, in more PUBG news the next map is announced to released before July.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 02-22-18

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:35:00 -0500

This week in esports Major League Baseball is next in line to tackle the sports video game scene. The Olympic Channel is also looking to add esports to their streaming channel. An interesting stat out of PUBG says that 99% of cheaters banned come from China. Also, in the NALCS Echo Fox takes the top spot from Cloud9.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 05 - Act 2

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

On this episode of Low Team Damage, Robbie and Norris talk about the benefits of Stage Playoffs, the Meta Change, what to expect from Stage 2 as well as player trades and pick-ups.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 147 - Warning: Mature Content.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:31:00 -0500

Last week's episode saw a renewed sense of hope and optimism in some of the Limit Break Radio hosts. As Juxta returns from his hiatus, he attempts to remind everyone of the seeds Square Enix normally sows. The crew decides to end the second hour of the show with some classic Whose Fantasy Is It Anyway? Games...but chaos descends. As usual, this episode is not for the faint of heart.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 98 - Honest Questions, Hard Answers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Everyone has seen the headlines and details of the most recent tragic school shooting in Parkland, FL. Everything from Mental Health, to Gun Control to Video Games and Cultural Patterns have come up in the discussions. At what point do things start to change? Are we even asking the right questions? Other headlines include; could California be losing its hold on the gaming development industry? Which iconic gaming company is looking to crypto-currency and the FCC chairman is under investigation for corruption.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 41 - Upvote or Else

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:42:00 -0500

After an e-mail came to light that a CEO of a game developer asked his employee's to buy and positively review their game on Steam, Valve has removed the developer from the platform completely. This is just the most example of immoral practices within an industry of questionable practices.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 02-15-18

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:17:00 -0500

This week in gaming news, micro-transactions are one again in the headlines as Activision-Blizzard declares a 4 Billion Dollar profit off their in-app purchases. Ubisoft see's a 9% spike in stocks, this is attributed partially to micro-trans content. Monster Hunter World sets a new record for Capcom as the fastest selling game to date. In other news, the Five Nights at Freddys movie has found it's director in Chris Columbus.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 02-15-18

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:32:00 -0500

This week in esports news, ESPN reports that Season 2 buy-ins for Overwatch League could triple. The Mountain West Conference is looking to bring esports to March Madness. Team Liquid dominates once again in CS:GO with a win at CS Summit 2. Lastly, Germany is the most recent country to recognize esports as an official sport.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 146 - EUREKA!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:14:00 -0500

Even though Yosheep only gave us a small tease of what is to come in Eureka, our minds our racing! Some of us are optimistic…others cautiously so. Could it be something that changes the minds and hearts of the LBR Crew? Does it have you excited?

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 97 - Must Be 18 to Enter

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Twitch recently released an updated policy on guidelines as they pertain to harassment, hateful intent and sexually suggestive content. The crew of FEC dissect some of the language and possible ramifications of the new guidelines. Other headlines include; Activision-Blizzard earning 4 Billion Dollars in Microtrans, A Gamer who had an unfortunate accident in a bathroom and could BandaiNamco be working on a new Metroid Prime?

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 40 - EVO's Usual Suspects

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:42:00 -0500

With EVO 2018 around the corner, the Checkpoint Crew talk about the recently announced line-up of games. Marvel v Capcom: Infinite not included, but the newest DragonballZ Fighter makes it debut at EVO.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 02-08-18

Thu, 09 Feb 2018 00:17:00 -0500

This week in gaming news PUBG bans over 1 Million accounts for cheating. EA confirms Anthem's delayed is to make way for a new Battlefield game. BandaiNamco reveals they're working on two Switch exclusive titles. Lastly In the wake of Nintendo's massive sales figures they announce Mario Kart will be hitting mobile next year.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 02-08-18

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:38:00 -0500

This week in esports Tencent is gearing up for a major expansion into mobile gaming infrastructure. Team Liquid secures the win at Starladder I-League in DOTA2. In League news Miami is set to host the NA LCS Spring Split. MenaRD forms a new esports team focused on Dominican Talent. Lastly, Scarlett stuns the Starcraft world with her win at IEM PyeongChang.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 04 - The Rising Tide

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:22:00 -0500

This week on Low Team Damage, Robbie and Norris talk about the teams rising from underneath the top Korean manned teams and how this could upset the top three standings. Also, the Lunar New Year event is just around the corner and how have Mercy Mains fared with the Nerf?.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 145 - Sigma Escapades

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:59:00 -0500

With the release of Patch 4.2 Rise of a New Sun, Square Enix added a bevy of new content including; two dungeons, more MSQ, Omega Sigmascape and Beastman Tribe Quests...along with some other stuff no one cares about. Tune in now to find out what the hosts thought of the additions, with special guest; Prince Klari!

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 96 - Kill Your Idols

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Special guest Norris from Checkpoint Radio joins the crew to discuss co-creator of Counter-Strike, Jess Cliffe has been allegedly arrested on suspicions of child exploitation. The FEC crew talk about the ramifications and the state of our industry. Other headlines include; Facebook introduces the Gaming Creator Pilot Program, EA confirming the delay of Anthem til 2019 and Washington Senators ask Gambling Authority to determine of Lootboxes are gambling.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 39 - ESL Woes

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:36:00 -0500

ESL One Genting was the first DOTA2 tournament to premiere exclusively on Facebook Live. Viewers numbers were low and those watching complained of quality issues. Some went so far as to rebroadcast DOTA TV on Twitch. Facebook did not take kindly to for the full story!

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 02-01-18

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:17:00 -0500

This week in Video Games a 35 year standing record in the Atari game Dragster was expunged. The Loot Box talk continues as Washington Senators push for a quick decision by the Gambling Commission on if they constitute as gambling or not. Star Wars Battlefront 2 also resumed sales of their loot boxes. Within it's first week of release Monster Hunter World sells over 5 Million copies.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 02-01-18

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:41:00 -0500

This week in Esports News the Hearthstone Champion was crowned in Tom60229. A major acquisition was made by a Russian company as they purchased ESForce for 100 Million Dollars. NHL Commissioner stated an intent to start an NHL Esports League. Lastly, Cloud9 sets a new esports record as they take the win at the ELeague Boston Major.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 144 - The Phantom Hype Train

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:17:00 -0500

Preliminary patch notes set some of the hosts on edge. Yoshi P interviews about surprising plot details in the Main Story Quest, including Final Fantasy XI-inspired hints. Plus, Aniero absolutely loses it over the potential of Final Fantasy XIV to be esports ready…what are you most hyped about on this Phantom Train?

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 95 - Talkin' Trash

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Following the headlines of xQc’s tasteless trash talking, the crew of FEC examine the relationship between online competitive games, esports and trash talking. Does it have a place and where is the line drawn? Other headlines include; Microsoft doubling down on GamePass and including games on the day they release, The rumor of a Duke Nukem Movie with the titular star being none other than JOHN CENA himself as well as two instances of the extraordinary good that sometimes comes from gaming developers.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 38 - Overwatch Fantasies

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:00:00 -0500

Much to Nate's dismay, the Checkpoint guys have started a Fantasy League about Overwatch. Join them as they express their woes, complain about each other and generally arguing over whose the best.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 01-25-18

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:17:00 -0500

This week in gaming Minecraft sets a new record for concurrent monthly users. Youtube sets stricter restrictions for partners, lighting another fire in the community. PUBG Corps donates 2 Million Dollars to several gaming charities. Also, Microsoft doubles down on Game Pass, offering Microsoft developed games on release day.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 01-25-18

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 04:31:00 -0500

This week in esports the DOTA2 circuit wraps Galaxy Battles II crowning VGJ Thunder as champions. The Esports Battle League jumps into the franchising model with three slots already sold. In NALCS news 100 Thieves lock down a major sponsor. Esports tournaments in Japan will be kicking off early February. Lastly, Lunatic Hai officially disbands their Overwatch Contenders team.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 03 - Blizzard World

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:29:00 -0500

This time on LTD Robbie and Norris talk about the biggest cosmetic update to hit Overwatch as well as the new map, Blizzard World. They also preview Week 3 of the Overwatch League.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 143 - Producer Dead Letter

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:57:00 -0500

With the second part of the Patch 4.2 Live Letter concluded, the LBR crew goes over all the information. Among it is but a small meager glimpse at what Eureka may have in store for us. But the final judgement of what to expect? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 94 - Beta Protocol

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

This week see’s a truncated crew as Chris is sick with the flu. But, Nate, Robbie and Nika walk you through three upcoming games that have free beta’s at the end of January. Metal Gear Survive, Monster Hunter World and Dissidia did they stack up? Tune in to find out.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 37 - Media Misconceptions

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:22:00 -0500

Major Media sources have been very slow to take video games seriously and it's been since the rise of eSports that such entities like ESPN have started to embrace them. The Checkpoint crew breaks down why some of the major media sources still look down on video games.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 01-18-18

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:32:00 -0500

Dark Souls Remastered has been officially slated for the Switch. Another remaster to get officially confirmation is Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age for PC. Sony Interactive also names their newest Deputy President. Lastly, Konami confirms that Metal Gear Survive will feature micro-transactions and require a persistent connection for seamless play between single-player and co-op.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 01-18-18

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:20:00 -0500

This week in esports the Overwatch League wrapped up week one with some surprising match results. Team Kaliber wins big at CWL New Orleans. Allied Esports announces the grand opening of their Las Vegas arena for March. Lastly, the London Spitfire of the OWL may have a new partner in Tottenham.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 142 - BEST. FINAL. FANTASY. EVER.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

An article from Gaming Bolt posits that Final Fantasy XIV is one for the veteran players and that it truly captures, more than any other FF MMO or Expansion, what truly makes Final Fantasy a Final Fantasy. The LBR Crew has some choices words and don’t worry, it actually stays somewhat civil. Because we are Adults.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 93 - The Fox and the Mouse

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

When Disney was first rumored to be interested in buying some Fox properties, the Marvel fan in all of us was buzzing with excitement. The X-Men could crossover with Avengers, we might finally get a REAL Fantastic Four Movie. But, Fox owns more than just a few Marvel Properties and even Congress is a bit wary of the stranglehold Disney may have over the entertainment industry. Join the FEC Crew as they discuss the possibilities, both good and bad of this monumental deal.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 02 - The Philly Surprise

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:32:00 -0500

Norris and Robbie talk about Week One of the OWL and what you can expect going forward. They also lament about their Fantasy Teams and talk recent Mercy nerfs.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 36 - Enter The Kevin

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:22:00 -0500

The Checkpoint Crew invite their executive producer onto the show, the notorious Kevin. They test him on his knowledge of gaming based on a years worth of Checkpoint Radio.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 01-11-18

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0500

After announcing bankruptcy a year ago, Mad Catz has been resurrected and is looking to bring PC gamers high end products. Steam sets a new concurrent user record with 18 Million. Speaking of records, a Tetris speed runner sets a world record on accident while trying to break another record. Sony also reveals that the PS4 moved over 6 million units over the holidays.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 01-11-18

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:02:00 -0500

This week in esports MenaRD takes Kumite, securing his second major win since his upset at the Capcom Cup. Google makes moves to invest in mobile esports in China. SK Telecom 1 moves into the PUBG scene, giving them a presence in only two games since they dropped their Starcraft team. Team Secret continues to dominate the DOTA2 market with a win at Captain's Draft 4.0 and lastly, North American secures a win as the Smite World Champions.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 141 - Cash Me Out

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Back from their holiday hiatus Ani, Kallo and Juxta dive into the Q and A's Yosheep did on a few servers over the New Year. The questions left a little to be desired, but the answers? Tune in now to find out.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 92 - Misdiagnosis

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:01:00 -0500

The World Health Organization has officially declared Gaming Disorder as an official mental disorder. The ESA feels this undermines real more problematic and dangerous mental disorders. The FEC crew break down the pros, the cons and real danger.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 35 - A Leaky New Year

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 15:07:00 -0500

A few credible leaks and rumors have surfaced surrounding two massively popular franchises. The first is the upcoming Pokemon game for the Switch and the second is a huge update for Street Fighter V. Take 'em with a grain a salt, but they're pretty juicy.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 01-04-18

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming PUBG makes a lot of headlines, starting with their new record of concurrent players surpassing 3.1 Million. They also announced that they're excited to expand onto other consoles and into other forms of media, such as TV or movies. Platinum games is working on several titles including some in-house projects that are somewhere between Indie and Triple A. Plus, Nexon announces that Lawbreakers is officially a flop.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 01-04-18

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:02:00 -0500

This week in esports rumor have started to swirl that Vancouver may host this years DOTA2 International. Speaking of Valve, their first new game since 2013 releases this year as well. Steam released a report showing that esports games have dominated the top sales. Lastly, there is talk that Japan may finally be entering the esports scene in a big way.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 34 - Checkpoint Reached

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:06:00 -0500

Checkpoint Radio started only 10 months ago in February, it seems so fast. The guys reflect on just how far they've come and how much has changed.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 12-21-17

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming Star Citizen faces even more turmoil as they are being sued by Crytek. PUBG saw it's official release and already over 1 Million players have parachuted out of the cargo plane. Atari announces that the Ataribox is being delayed but is silent on the reasons. Lastly, Steam removes a game from the market place titled, "You must be 18 years old to enter."

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 12-21-17

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 01:14:00 -0500

This week in esports Virtus Pro wins the last major DOTA2 event of the year. Meanwhile, in CSGO Faze Clan wins the esports championship series season 4. After a bit of a fiasco Likkrit decides to retire from pro gaming instead of taking the 6 month ban Riot threw at him. Lastly, Overwatch releases more information about the upcoming Contenders League.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 140 - The Extra Large Live Letter

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The upcoming patch for 4.2 offers quite a bit to chew on, but not much of it is what we usually consider the meat and potatoes of a patch. The big changes come along with PvP, Glamour and a Duty Recorder?! The crew also gets trolled by a long time listener.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 91 - The Truth of Neutrality

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Most of the information being shared on the Net Neutrality issue are doing so in extremes, using scare tactics and hyperbole. It’s absolutely still an issue you should be tuned into, but for the real scoop and how it’s actually going to affect you, tune in now. Other headlines include; Square Enix making a promise to include predatory micro transactions in their console games, a popular streamer taking a step away from stream persona for personal reasons and what is Nika’s problem with non-gamer content on Twitch?

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 33 - Stranded With Death

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:14:00 -0500

With Hideo Kojima revealing the latest trailer for his upcoming game Death Stranding, the Checkpoint Crew take a swing at what it all means. With resident Kojima enthusiasts Nate and Norris...not much is figured out.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 12-14-17

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming Capcom announces a heavy hitter title with it's 11th installment. Portal finally see's it's next game in the form of a bridge building sim. Ubisoft announces delays to several of it's upcoming titles. Finally, at the Games Awards Nintendo announces Bayonetta 3.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 12-14-17

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:13:00 -0500

This week in esports the Overwatch League is looking to make a huge talent acquisition out of the CS:GO world. SK Gaming wins Season 6 of the ESL Pro League. EA has teamed up with the CW Network for a new special series. Finally, Riot announces a new tournament style event for League of Legends.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 139 - Juxtober 2: The Second One

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This time on Juxtober, the cast of Limit Break Radio drop the dead weight and get down to brass tacks. She Heals, I Tank volunteers as tribute and it really does turn into a shit show. Plus, Very Special Guest Fusion X joins the crew to rip a new one for Aetheryte Radio Episode One and Aniero learns something new about himself.

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Low Team Damage - Episode 01 - High Expectations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:32:00 -0500

An all new Overwatch podcast for all tiers of play from Checkpoint Radio! The Pre-season for the Overwatch League serves as a preview for whats to come and It looks good. Robbie and Norris take a quick look at the evolution of the OWL thus far and how the teams are stacking up in pre-season.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 90 - Podcasting GO

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week was a big one in the world of gaming. With the holidays inching ever closing, all the big games have come and gone. But it seems like we still have plenty to talk about. The Game Awards brought with it more than a few gems, including an 8 min trailer for Death Stranding. Robbie talks OWL Preseason and Nate geeks out for Pokemon GO and Ultra Sun and Moon.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 32 - David Hayter Discusses SAG-AFTRA Voice Actor Strike

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Now that the voice actors strike has reached a resolution, we speak with Solid Snake himself, David Hayter about the outcome and what he, as a voice actor, feels about it. We also talk about his upcomming role in the much anticipated Bloodstained game from Koji Igarashi as well as some of his screen writing work.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 12-07-17

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming Ashley Burch reprises her role as Chloe in a bonus episode of Life is Strange. Persona 5 celebrates it's success with over 2 million copies sold. PUBG finally announces it's new desert-style map just in time for launch. Lastly, one streamer takes headlines for streaming a UFC match as if he was playing a game.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 12-07-17

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:28:00 -0500

This week in esports CLG announces their exit from Counter Strike: Global Offensive. KSV adds Samsung Galaxy to their roster of esports teams. Team Secret wins big at Dreamleague Season 8 for Dota2 and Team Na'Vi takes first in Dreamhack Winter for CS:GO. Lastly, the Philly Fusion will be sitting out the OWL pre-season.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 138 - Butt Stronk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

When FFXIV was reborn, Yoshi P took a new approach to developing games. As it would turn out, Square Enix as a company would eventually adapt to his new way of thinking. But is this something that will benefit the series as a whole? Tune in to find out what the hosts think.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 89 - Opening GamterGate

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Three years ago the gaming culture nearly tore itself in half over such things as politics, ethics and harassment in gaming. It was gamers at their ugliest. But have we as a culture learned anything? Have we grown or applied any of the insights we cleaned from GamerGate? Probably not…but it’s time to re-examine and grow up. Other headlines include; Niantic is set to overhaul their first AR game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice proves you can get AAA quality without the budget and Scott Cawthon reveals the next step for FNAF.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 31 - The Konami Code

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 16:05:00 -0500

For over a year now, Konami has fallen from graces and become one of the most detested companies in the industry. But has a pattern of evidence begun to emerge that says they may be one last bastion of hope? Nate thinks and this weeks podcast takes us on one heck of a trip. Never Be Game Over!

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-30-17

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 01:00:00 -0500

This week in the gaming industry Hellblade sells 500k units putting it in the black and shaming triple AAA games that need 4 Million plus copies to do the same. Forza Horizon Developers working on a triple AAA open world action title. In addition, Firaxis and 2k announce the first expansion for Civ 6. Lastly, PlayStation Exec;s explain why Sucker Punch's new title was kept under wraps.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-30-17

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:31:00 -0500

This week in esports news Nuckledu surprises everyone with the announcement that he would be missing the Capcom Cup. Fernando Alonso becomes the first F1 Racer to form an esports team. Plus, SK Gaming takes home the prize at the BLAST pro series. Lastly, the NHL is the latest traditional sports organization looking to join the esports train.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 137 - Limit Breaksgiving

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:24:00 -0500

Hot on the heels of Patch 4.15 the crew...give thanks? Whose thankful for what inside and out of LBR and Final Fantasy XIV? Tune in to hear the thoughts of the entire LBR family, even Kooky and Scuro. The cast also dig into Rival Wings and make a peculiar announcement regarding the new Perform Function.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 88 - #LetsBeReal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 03:49:00 -0500

Due to the recent outcry against EA and the way they’re doing Lootboxes in an IP as big as Star Wars, the conversation has finally started to be addressed by Government branches around the world. While this may have been a long time coming and inevitable, one thing is for certain -- Gamers need to stop acting like children.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-23-17

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:48:00 -0500

This week in gaming news Disney shuts down Marvel Heroes, a diablo-esque MMO launched in 2013. FIFA patches a major exploit on all systems that allowed easy wins. Plus, a new western style MMO enters early access. Lastly, PUBG will in fact hit the Chinese market as Tencent and Bluehole have decided to alter the game to fit the values of the Chinese government.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-23-17

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:59:00 -0500

This week in esports HotS team Naventic faces accusations of not paying their players on time. In the world of League, Team Liquid scoops up a few players from the recently disbanded Immortals. PUBG results are in from IEM Oakland and against all odds, one of the under dogs took the prize for first. A familiar face takes the SFV North American champion title and lastly, Riot announces the four newcomers to the NALCS.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 30 - Distant Worlds: Extended Interview with Arnie Roth

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:33:00 -0500

We had a chance to talk at length to Arnie Roth, the conductor of the Final Fantasy inspired symphony concert Distant Worlds. He shared with us all kinds of insights into the genre of video game symphonies, what goes into choosing the music they play and even what makes Nobuo Uetmatsu's music so astounding.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 136 - The Sound of Soken

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:59:00 -0500

Soken recently did an interview about his history and work with Square Enix and Final Fantasy XIV, including how he came to possess the world record for most songs composed in an MMORPG. Yosheep also did an interview which was laden with hypocritical responses. The LBR crew breaks down both interviews.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 87 - The State of Things

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0500

A little over a week ago Robbie and Nate attended a charity event to benefit Anxiety Gaming. Nate shares some realizations he’s made since then and how mental health is an important issue, not just in gaming but all around. Other headlines include; Russia claiming proof of USA involved in ISIS using a video game screenshot, a Heroes of the Storm esports team not paying their players and Nintendo in talks to make another Mario movie.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 29 - What's In A Name?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:50:00 -0500

Anyone even slightly interested in esports knows Faker, one of the best e-athletes on the scene. How many people know Lee Sang-hyeok? Or that they're the same person. The Checkpoint Hosts talk about the necessity of how esports athletes brand themselves and if it's good for the industry or not.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-16-17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:48:00 -0500

This week in gaming Call of Duty World War II suffers major launch issues. In the wake of shedding one game studio, EA buys up another. Plus, Niantic announces it's next game since Pokemon GO in a Harry Potter themed AR game. Lastly, PUBG see's some big updates that shaking up the way people play the game.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-16-17

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:35:00 -0500

This week in esports the Dallas Fuel sign a major multi-year investment deal with a huge fast food chain. Plus the entire industry mourns the lost of Team Liquid's former coach Dennis 'InternetHulk" Hawelka. Infamous FGC player Wolfkrone finds a sponsor in Circa Esports. In addition, FaZe Clan acquired Gorilla Core Esports in order to compete at a major tournament.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 135 - The Spaceys

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:07:00 -0500

After 29 grueling days of bashing heads against keyboards a world first has finally been achieved – we’ll discuss their achievement and help you get to know that fine group of adventurers! Plus, Playstation Universe did an interview with Yoshi-P that revealed some interesting tidbits for future content.

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Final Encounter Cast - Episode 86 - Beefaroni Beard

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0500

With Blizzcon come and gone, the hosts talk about the news that broke for all the biggest games. Chris’ isn’t impressed with what Hearthstone is offering and Kali wants to return to Azeroth to throw his support behind the Horde. Other headlines include; Amazon creating a new department for retro gaming, EA turning a beloved franchise into games as a service and Niantic talks about their new game and the future of old ones.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 28 - The Gamer's Discord

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:30:00 -0500

NBC featured a piece that shone a light on the all too real connection that some circles of Gamer Culture have to organizations like the Alt Right. The Checkpoint crew talk about the implications, the history of gamer culture and what has to change.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-09-17

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500

This week in gaming news Grand Theft Auto V reaches a major milestone. Telltale Games makes cuts and loses 25% of it's staff. SAG AFTRA also approves the new deal, but only 10% of it's members voted. Also, Tencent is developing a battle royale style game for mobile. Lastly, Microsoft talks of a gaming stream service that won't require a console.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-09-17

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:37:00 -0500

This week in esports two organizations deal with controversy, the first being the San Francisco Shock who fired their manager amid sexual assault allegations, the second is KESPA offices as they were raided by police. Souel's Overwatch team also lost two players to PUBG. We also go over all the results of Blizzcon's tournaments.

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Checkpoint Podcast - Episode 27 - Blizzcon Cometh

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:30:00 -0500

With Blizzcon mere days away, the cast of Checkpoint Radio tell you what to expect from all of Blizzards big hitters including; Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Gaming News Update - 11-02-17

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:46:00 -0500

This week in the gaming world Microsoft announces that it will be shutting it's Kinect production. On the Nintendo side, the Switch sells more units in it's first year than the Wii U did in its lifetime. Indie hit title Hellblade is set to break even just months after release. Finally, EA actually listens to fan feedback and changes up the way legendary loot works in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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Checkpoint On Demand - Esports Gaming Update - 11-02-17

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:02:00 -0500

This week in esports EA and FIFA announce the first E-World Cup. In other news out of Europe, Riot finally confirms the EU LCS will also adapt a franchising model. In other League of Legend news the Worlds finals have been set and will repeat last years match up of SK Telecom versus Samsung Galaxy. Lastly, esports in the Olympics continues to be a hot topic as the Olympic Council decrees that esports are indeed sports.

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Limit Break Radio: A Radio Returns - Episode 134 - Juxtober

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:07:00 -0500

Today's show is an homage to the great Opie and Anthony. Inspired by Limit Break Radio, the minds behind RPMMORadio submit one of their episodes for scrutiny under the the fiery eye of Aniero and Co. With an absent Nika from the show the kid gloves are off and it gets brutal very fast. Not for the feint of heart.

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