WWF Attitude

a game by Iguana, and Acclaim
Genres: Fighting Games, Sports
Platforms: Dreamcast, Nintendo 64Nintendo 64, GameBoy Color, PSX
Editor Rating: 7.6/10, based on 10 reviews
User Rating: 7.1/10 - 7 votes
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See also: WWF Games, WWE Games
WWF Attitude
WWF Attitude
WWF Attitude
WWF Attitude

Are you ready? WWF Attitude's gearing up to "walk that aisle," and it already sports the most features of any wrestling game to date! From dropping the Stone Cold Stunner on your opponent in the ring to beating your opponent in the head with a shovel along the ramp way. Attitude looks like the good old-fashioned slobber-knocker wrestling fans have been screaming for since War Zone debuted last year.

Attitude's sound will be digitized to deliver the stereo impact of all of your favorite fighter's theme music along with over 4000 phrases from the new announcing team of Shane McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler. The game will also sport more crowd chants, catcalls, and wrestler-voices than War Zone to make each match feel like a live show. If Attitude finishes strongly in its development, it should have enough muscle to slap the taste out of its roody-pooh competition's mouth and capture this year's wrestling championship.

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Dreamcast

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Nintendo 64

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

GBC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

PSX

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

The most electrifying game in sports entertainment, WWF Attitude's muscle-bound features and slammin' graphics look to double-team its WCW competition.

The Smack-Down Hotel

WWF Attitude hopes to power its way up the ranks by sporting the most features of any wrestling game in the ring. The game includes 40 WWF Superstars (30 selectable, 10 hidden), ranging from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to the sexy Sable (sorry, no Paul Wight or Mr. McMahon), along with five fictitious brawlers known as "jobbers." Acclaim had originally hoped to have 30 jobbers in Attitude, but changed its plans to give more creative freedom to the gamer. Now, instead of choosing a pre-made jobber, you can form your own wrestler--complete with their own editable sets of moves, voices, and theme music--and select from 27 character nicknames. You can even adjust your created wrestlers' facial features and write words on their shirts and pants!

Other elements include over 15 single-player game modes and 21 two-player modes including First Blood and Iron Man matches. Attitude also sports a WWF season mode where multiple players can Fight with their favorite wrestlers (single or tag team) through an entire year of matches, from house shows to pay-per-views.

Gimme a Hell Yeah!

Another new feature Acclaim has just added to Attitude is a create-your-own pay-per-view mode. This mode enables you to pick your own matches, put up to seven titles on the line, edit the arenas look and lighting, and even include your own custom wrestlers in the mix. Wrestling fans will then be able to save their event and swap pay-per-views (including created wrestlers) using the DexDrive.

Attitudes gameplay and graphics are also being geared toward greatness as the game will contain more counters, two-on-one moves, and weapons, along with the most detailed and stunningly realistic wresder models to date. If everything comes together as planned, WWF Attitude will be this summer's biggest main event.

People say:

8

Do-it-yourselfers, take note: WWF Attitude lets you customize just about everything you'd want to in a wrestling game. If this (plus a roster update) is enough for you, then WWF Attitude is as good a buy asGoldust is a freak. But if you're looking fora much-improved gameplay engine, you'll be a bit disappointed. Attitude is very much like War Zone. They play almost identically, which is both good and bad--good because the game is fun, bad because the controls are a little sluggish and the collision detection is a bit hit-and-miss. Punches and kicks still happen like they're being performed underwater, but more annoying is seeing your flying clothesline tackle go straight through a guy because he's blocking, or seeing a drop kick connect even though the polygons didn't. Despite this lack of preciseness, Attitude is still an enjoyable romp in the squared circle. Each character has a wide variety of moves (all with different button combos, giving this game much more replay value than Revenge), and the cart is packed with new modes. What makes Attitude a true champion, however, is how customizable it is. Create-a-Player is deeper than ever, and even stuff like Pay-Per-View events and ring appearances can be tailor-made. If you really like to personalize your games, then go get some Attitude.

8

Attitude isn't the most realistic wrestling game out there but it's still a riot to play. Create-a-Wrestler is so damn deep with options it's scary. l;or the most part, the gameplay feels the same as last year. Getting your combo to take hold can be frustrating. The sound and commentary are weak and the players still move like robots. Yet even with the problems, it's still my favorite wrestling game. Multiplayer with weapons is the most entertaining mode.

8

Even if you're not a wrestling fan, buy this. The fighting engine has changed little from War Zone, but Attitude is still a deep and fun game. You get more than enough play modes. The multiplayer battles are a blast. The real star here is the Create-a-Player stuff. Even more so than in War Zone, you have total freedom to build any wrestler you want. Wanna create your friends, enemies, mom or even wrestlers from that other organization? Do it!

8

I may never understand why professional wrestling is popular, but I can certainty understand why professional wrestling games are--when WWF Attitude is around with its incredible new Create-a-Player mode. If for no other reason, buy this game for the four-player multiplayer create-a-player brawls. You and your friends will have endless fun and so many laughs that you all may need medical attention--at least that's what it's like here at EGM.

Your ass better call somebody! WWF Attitude sports more features, better sound, and cooler graphics than any wrestling game currently in the ring. Wrestling fans should pre-order their copies today--cause this game could sell out quicker than tickets to Wrestlemania.

What Does Everybody Want?

Acclaim went through great pains to ensure that WWF Attitude wouldn't be just an update of WWF War Zone, but a whole new wresding experience. Acclaim listened to gamers on the Interne read thousands of letters from WWF took advice trom wrestlers. After pooling all this knowledge and coming up with some new wrinkles of its own, Acclaim created what could be the best wrestling game of the year.

First, Acclaim increased the number of wrestlers in Attitude from 18 to over 70, including 40 WWF super-stars (30 selectable, 10 hidden), and more than 30 "jabroni" (fake) fighters, with names like Mr. Showtime and Professor Pain. Then, to make its made-up fighters even more fun to play. Acclaim is giving each grappler their own distinct costumes, voices, and theme songs.

Know Your Damn Role

Another feature fans wanted (including Johnny Ballgame) was a career mode that played more like a season in a sports game than a random ladder of matches. Acclaim listened to this advice and is set to provide wresding fens with the ultimate batde for the heavyweight championship: Career mode.

You'll start Career mode by selecting a wrestler and proceeding to make a name for yourself by fighting in house shows. As you win matches, you'll move up the rankings toward the European title. The more matches you win, the higher your ranking. Also, as you become more popular, you'll wresde on TV shows such as Shotgun Saturday Night, Sunday Night Heat, Monday Night Raw, and on various pay-per-view cards. After winning the European belt, you'll be ranked #15 for the Intercontinental title. If you win the 1C belt, you'll be ranked for the Heavyweight championship--and that's where the fun really begins!

The current champ will feel threatened by your high ranking. Consequently, he'll interfere in your matches and challenge you to tag-team wars to frustrate you, battling as much as possible without putting his tide on the line. Don't worry you'll get a shot at the gold eventually--but remember: To be the man, you've got to beat the man!

The Lethal Weapon

WWF Attitude is also promising over 200 more moves than in War Zone, including two-on-one maneuvers, reversals, and counters. Sucker moves--like laying on the ground, then rolling out of the way at the last second when your opponents already in the air--are also being added. Along with the new moves. Acclaim is guaranteeing improved collision detection graphics, splattering blood, and smarter computer opponents who will adjust their style in mid-match depending on what's happening in the ring.

The Bottom Line

If WWF Attitude lives up to its championship potential, it'll be the wresding game to beat for years to come.

Check future issues of CamePro for all the inside news on wresding's main event, currendy scheduled for a May release.

You better recognize! The World Wrestling Federation is tag-teaming the video game industry with not only one of the best-selling games of '98--WWF War Zone--but also with one of the most anticipated titles of '99: WWF Attitude. Let the smack talk begin.

OH, YOU didn't know?! WWF Attitude piledrives the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 with the most features and fiercest gameplay of any wresder currendy waging war in the squared-circle. If you're a wrestlemaniac looking for a slobber-knocker, you better represent and step into Attitude's arena. Otherwise, you'll be the biggest jabroni to kiss the canvas since the Brooklyn Brawler.

COME GET SOME

The first thing roody-poohs will recognize about Attitude on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 (both versions are identical) is its insane number of features. The game sports almost every type of wrestling match imaginable. including one-on-one, tag team. Tornado, one-on-two. one-on-three. Lumberjack. Gauntlet, Tag Gauntlet, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, Battle Royal, War, Stable, Triple Threat, and Triangle Match. Plus, after selecting your match type, you can juice the battle even more by adding options like turning the game into a hardcore match, adding a steel cage, or making it a Last Man Standing, Falls Count Anywhere, Toughman, Iron Man, I Quit, First Blood, Finisher Only, or two-out-of-three falls match.

But Attitude doesn't stop there. The game also features both a singles and tag team career mode (played like a season in a typical sports game), a King of the Ring tournament, training, and the most mack-daddy, pimpin' ain't easy feature of them all--the ability to create your own pay-per-view event. This enables you to become the booker, name the pay-per-view, edit the arena, and select up to eight dream matches. You can even add your created wrestlers to the mix save the event, and use the DexDrive to share your pay-per-views with wrestling fens around the world (if only you could charge $29.95 per showing!).

EDUCATE YOUR MONKEY ASS

WWF Attitude, or "The People's Game" (millions and millions of The Rock's fans can't be wrong!), also looks to stun gamers with its awesome wresding lineup, which features 41 of the top WWF superstars (30 selectable, II hidden--see the sidebar, "WWF: In Your House"), including everyone from Stone Cold to the Godfather. The only no show is The Big Show, who arrived a bit late from down south to make the final cut.

And, like WWF War Zone, you can grapple with the most in-depth create-a-player mode in gaming today. Attitude lets you customize everything about your created wrestler from his weight to his knee pads. You can edit facial features like the size and shape of your fighter's nose, mouth, and eyes, and you can even write text on both their shirt and pants. Another cool feature added to the create-a-wrestler mode is the ability to edit your wrestler's move sets. You can pick all the moves from your favorite WWF stars and add them to your created wrestler's arsenal--you can even customize the button commands to simplify (mash) your moves.

SING ALONG WITH THE CHAMP

Attitude's sound booms on both systems with all the authentic theme music of the WWF stars along with hilarious two-man commentary from Jerry "The King" Lawler and Shane McMahon. The crowd cheers and jeers the action, wresders taunt each other with their signature catch phrases like Road Doggy Dogg's "Your ass better, call somebody!" and Jeff Jarrett's "Don't piss me off!," and each wrestler grunts and groans during the match, shouting their pain for the entire wrestling world to hear.

But Attitude's not all flash and no cash as the gameplay blitzes fens with every authentic wrestling hold that made the WWF famous, from the Stone Cold Stunner to the most electrifying move in sports entertainment--The Peoples Elbow.

Attitude also features a number of double-team moves, more counters and reversals than in War Zone, and weapons that include chairs, tables, shovels, and Mr. McMahons bed pan.

GET IT!

With its amazing list of features and the biceps-bulging gameplay to match, WWF Attitude looks to scorch the gaming world as the hottest wrestler on the market. Look for it to slam into stores this summer as the PlayStation version hits in early June, while the N64 version struts onto shelves in mid-July.

People say:

7

I've got good news and bad news about WWF Attitude. Bad news first: Other than a slight facelift to the visuals, this thing is little changed from the PlayStation and N64 versions meaning it suffers all the same annoying little problems. Gameplay's sluggish (although a teeny bit faster). Wrestler animation-aside from the incredible ring entrances--is stiff. Collision detection's shoddy. Watching seemingly whiffed attacks bang opponents across the ring kinda sucks realism out of this already hokey sport, you know? But now the good news: Other than a slight facelift to the visuals, this thing is little changed from the PlayStation and N64 versions--meaning it packs more play modes and options than you could ever want and nearly unlimited customization. From the awesome create-a-player feature to the ring setups to the Pay-Per-View mode, this game almost overloads you with stuff to tinker with. And as if its multitude of play modes, multiplayer thrills and customizable options weren't enough to keep you busy, Attitude packs 40 wrestlers to master. Yet the fighting engine is still simple enough that you can whip this game out at a party and play with newbies. But then you knew all this if you own the PS or N64 game. There's no need to buy Attitude again. The slightly improved visuals ain't worth it.

6

I found myself messing around with the create-a-wrestler mode in this version of Attitude moreso than I did with the PS and N64 versions. Sure, I enjoy customizable stuff, but I spent a considerable amount of time with the editing stuff in this version because there isn't much else new. And this is all right in most respects. Sure, there's still some sluggishness but the spectacular graphics make up for it. Buy It if you don't already own another version.

7

What can I say that hasn't been said before? Attitude has the nicest-looking character models around. Acclaim's Create-A-Wrestler is the best in the biz. The collision detection stinks. The engine isn't as easy to jump into as the THQ N64 games... These comments and criticisms apply to every incarnation of Attitude, including this one (but of course, this bad boy looks the sharpest). If you haven't gotten Attitude yet, make sure you pick up the DC version.

7

Same game, different system--that's what it boils down to. Some might think that's cheap, to me it's not a problem just as long as people know it's unchanged. They could've at least worked on the presentation, the venues look small and the crowds are flat and nondescript. On the brighter side, it's faster and more responsive (unlike the PS and N64 versions). Pass on this DC Attitude unless you don't have it on another system already.

It seems as if the 500,000-plus new Dreamcast owners won't have to do without WWF Attitude for much longer. For the millions of WWF fans who like their action lean 'n' meaty, and haven't actually gotten the N64 or PlayStation versions just yet, keep in mind that whatever those consoles can do, the Dreamcast can do better. We're talking about 60 frames-per-second, we're talking super-duper high resolutions, we're talking about no holds-barred, no compromises four-player wrestling mayhem.

All of the good stuff you're looking for will be in the Dreamcast version: 40 hard-core WWF house-wreckers like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, D-Generation X, Mankind, Ken Shamrock, Kane, The Undertaker, Val Venis, Al Snow and all the rest of the troublemakers. You'll be able to create your own Pay-Per-View Mode, and participate in a plethora of other competitions. European, Inter-Continental, Tag Team, World Heavyweight, Hard Core, Light Heavyweight and Women's Belt. All these and more can be yours for less than the cost of the N64 version. Isn't life grand? In addition to all the various mode and match options is an extensive create-a-wrestler option that'll have you busy for days. You can customize your wrestler's move sets with moves from any of the wrestlers in the game. You can also customize the text on T-shirts, pants and jackets.

The 60 frames-per-second animation and the higher resolution are the primary things this game has over the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 versions. Other details, like a more animated audience is in the works, to improve the circus-like atmosphere only the WWF could provide. While the gameplay hasn't changed any, this should more than satisfy fans eager to get their hands on 128-Bit wrestling. Only on sale through November (due to licensing restrictions, etc.) WWF Attitude for Dreamcast will be Acclaim's last wrestling title until work begins on their ECW game. Err, did we say ECW?

Overview

Last year, Acclaim burst on the scene with the entertaining WWF War Zone. War Zone was a decent playing game with what has to be considered a revolutionary create-a-wrestler system. Gamers had never been given the freedom to customize a character like they were given in Warzone. This year Acclaim is looking to build on the success of the original with their last WWF game ever, WWF Attitude.

Attitude has upped the ante in almost every way over the original game. Highlights include 40 real wrestlers with their real life ring entrances and theme songs, 20 different game modes, create your own pay-per-view event, a new career mode, custom moves, and, back bigger and badder than ever, the create-a-player option. The only thing that is missing now is the scripted outcomes of the matches!

Gameplay

If you have never read any of my reviews on wrestling games, let me fill you in on my attitude towards professional wrestling. I think it is a complete joke and it is not a sport in my eyes. Real sports do not have predetermined outcomes so this rules out professional wrestling as a sport. I also do not understand why or how people can actually get so wrapped up in it. It is basically a soap opera with sweaty men instead of bitchy women. Now this does not mean that I don't enjoy playing the games, I just take them for what they are -- entertainment, not sports.

Now that you know my stance on professional wrestling, lets talk about the entertainment game of WWF Attitude. If you are a fan of games packed with options, play modes, and customizability, this game is for you. You can play a career, tag team career, VS match, tag team, tornado, 1 on 2, 1 on 3, lumberjack, gauntlet, tag gauntlet, survivor series, royal rumble, battle royal, war, stable match, triple threat, triangle, and a bunch of co-op modes. You can play this game for two days before you will have a chance to play every possible game mode. As with most games, you will find a couple of modes that you prefer to play and stick with them. My personal favorite is the career mode, which allows you to fight your way to the top of the ratings. Trust me though, you will find one type of game that will fit your personal play style.

Attitude is all about customizing your experience. One of the new customization additions the ability to create your own pay-per-view event. I was not expecting this to be much but it was actually pretty comprehensive and the level of customization you are allowed is downright amazing. First off, you get a chance to name the big event so you can create the next "Rumble on the Beach at my House" event or whatever creative name you can come up with. Then you can choose the number of matches that will take place during the event and the wrestlers who will make up the matches. So far everything is pretty standard stuff, right? Well, next you have the chance to set up the stadium for your event. You can choose the stadium, the lights, the color of the stage entrance area, banners, curtain colors, mat color, corner post color, banners to hang on the stage, banners to hang on the entrance way and banners to hang on the scaffolding. How is that for setting things up your way? You may just end up spending more time creating an event than you do wrestling.

The customizing does not stop here. Everyone who played Warzone knows about the awesome create-a-wrestler system that it had. Well, it is back again and this time with more options than ever. Like I mentioned, I feel that this option was revolutionary in Warzone so even though there are more options available to customize in Attitude, I think the newness factor is not as great because I have already done it before. Now that does not mean that it is any less spectacular because the number of customizing options available almost makes me dizzy. It will not be unheard of to spend at least an hour creating that perfect wrestler. I am not going to spend the time going over all of the different options that you can customize but trust me when I say that there are more than enough.

So now you know that you can set the game up and your wrestlers up in a ton of different ways but we have yet to address the most important thing -- how does it play? The answer is that it plays just like Warzone. There appears to have been little enhancement to the actual game engine and that most of the time was spent on expanding the game modes. Fortunately this is not a terrible thing considering that I liked the gameplay in Warzone. If you did not like it, you might as well not bother because this game plays pretty similarly. For those that have not played Warzone, the gameplay is actually quite simple. There are single buttons that perform most of the actions and there are short combinations that pull off more complex moves. Most of the move can be executed in four button presses or less. I am not a big fan of games that require lots of button presses and intricate combo systems so I prefer the more simplistic style of Attitude. I know that some of the other wrestling games out there use a grapple system that is quite a bit different from this so it may take a little time to get used to for some gamers.

I do have a couple of minor complaints when it comes to the gameplay though. First off, it feels a little slow and sluggish. This seems to be a common problem with wrestling games. I don't know what it is that causes this but it seems to always happen. While it is not terrible, it is noticeable. The other thing that bothered me about it is the lack of precision on the collision detection. There were times when an opponent would kick and clearly miss me but I would still get hit. To me, this took away a bit of the credibility of the game because if I would get hit from a blow that clearly did not hit me, it made me wonder what else was skewed that was not as obvious. Then again, this could be intentional on the part of Acclaim because we all know wrestling is fake and they don't really hit each other anyway. Come to think of it, they did a great job of replicating a true WWF match.

Graphics & Audio

The graphics in this game really shine. The detail that goes into making up the wrestlers is really incredible. They tried to add the crowd in but it just ended up looking distorted and ugly; however, I give them credit for trying. Speaking of the crowd, they did a great job of throwing in audio clips from the crowd. There are plenty of cheers for the crowd favorites and heckling coming from the crowd. All in all, you will feel like you are at a wrestling match (I would assume).

Bottom Line

This is a fun game that is made better by all of the freedom you are given to create wrestlers and matches to fit your style. The actual gameplay is not that much different from last year so I can't say that it is a must buy if you already own Warzone but if you don't, this is a solid purchase.

Iguana is slowly leaking out information on their next wrasslin' game, WWF Attitude. As you can see here, we don't have much to show you other than these early menu screens. Besides the obvious and obligatory roster updates over WWF War Zone, Attitude is supposed to feature much more in the Create-A-Wrestler department.

The biggest improvement Iguana is looking to implement is fully customizable fighters, meaning you can pick individual moves for each situation (off the top turnbuckle, opponent on the mat, etc.) instead of picking an existing character's set of moves. Acclaim will be giving you Attitude in May. Checkvideogames.com and the next issue of EGM for more Attitude coverage until then.

OH, YOU didn't know?! WWF Attitude piledrives the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 with the most features and fiercest gameplay of any wresder currendy waging war in the squared-circle. If you're a wrestlemaniac looking for a slobber-knocker, you better represent and step into Attitude's arena. Otherwise, you'll be the biggest jabroni to kiss the canvas since the Brooklyn Brawler.

COME GET SOME

The first thing roody-poohs will recognize about Attitude on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 (both versions are identical) is its insane number of features. The game sports almost every type of wrestling match imaginable. including one-on-one, tag team. Tornado, one-on-two. one-on-three. Lumberjack. Gauntlet, Tag Gauntlet, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, Battle Royal, War, Stable, Triple Threat, and Triangle Match. Plus, after selecting your match type, you can juice the battle even more by adding options like turning the game into a hardcore match, adding a steel cage, or making it a Last Man Standing, Falls Count Anywhere, Toughman, Iron Man, I Quit, First Blood, Finisher Only, or two-out-of-three falls match.

But Attitude doesn't stop there. The game also features both a singles and tag team career mode (played like a season in a typical sports game), a King of the Ring tournament, training, and the most mack-daddy, pimpin' ain't easy feature of them all--the ability to create your own pay-per-view event. This enables you to become the booker, name the pay-per-view, edit the arena, and select up to eight dream matches. You can even add your created wrestlers to the mix save the event, and use the DexDrive to share your pay-per-views with wrestling fens around the world (if only you could charge $29.95 per showing!).

EDUCATE YOUR MONKEY ASS

WWF Attitude, or "The People's Game" (millions and millions of The Rock's fans can't be wrong!), also looks to stun gamers with its awesome wresding lineup, which features 41 of the top WWF superstars (30 selectable, II hidden--see the sidebar, "WWF: In Your House"), including everyone from Stone Cold to the Godfather. The only no show is The Big Show, who arrived a bit late from down south to make the final cut.

And, like WWF War Zone, you can grapple with the most in-depth create-a-player mode in gaming today. Attitude lets you customize everything about your created wrestler from his weight to his knee pads. You can edit facial features like the size and shape of your fighter's nose, mouth, and eyes, and you can even write text on both their shirt and pants. Another cool feature added to the create-a-wrestler mode is the ability to edit your wrestler's move sets. You can pick all the moves from your favorite WWF stars and add them to your created wrestler's arsenal--you can even customize the button commands to simplify (mash) your moves.

SING ALONG WITH THE CHAMP

Attitude's sound booms on both systems with all the authentic theme music of the WWF stars along with hilarious two-man commentary from Jerry "The King" Lawler and Shane McMahon. The crowd cheers and jeers the action, wresders taunt each other with their signature catch phrases like Road Doggy Dogg's "Your ass better, call somebody!" and Jeff Jarrett's "Don't piss me off!," and each wrestler grunts and groans during the match, shouting their pain for the entire wrestling world to hear.

But Attitude's not all flash and no cash as the gameplay blitzes fens with every authentic wrestling hold that made the WWF famous, from the Stone Cold Stunner to the most electrifying move in sports entertainment--The Peoples Elbow.

Attitude also features a number of double-team moves, more counters and reversals than in War Zone, and weapons that include chairs, tables, shovels, and Mr. McMahons bed pan.

GET IT!

With its amazing list of features and the biceps-bulging gameplay to match, WWF Attitude looks to scorch the gaming world as the hottest wrestler on the market. Look for it to slam into stores this summer as the PlayStation version hits in early June, while the N64 version struts onto shelves in mid-July.

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