Playstation 4 supports voice recognition

Sony confirms PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition; more details to be shared ahead of November launch.

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The PlayStation 4 will support voice commands, a Sony representative has confirmed.

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"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of PlayStation 4 on November 29 [in Europe]," a Sony spokesperson told Polygon.

The confirmation comes shortly after an Amazon listing for the PlayStation Camera stated that it would allow features including "navigational voice commands."

Competitor Microsoft will offer voice command support for the Xbox One via Kinect.

The PS4 launches November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries in all by the end of the year.

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smoke1125

ppl dont realize that its still not doing what the kinect can do as much as ppl dont want the kinect it still lets you do a lot with your system with all the features that xbox1 has and no im not a MS fanboy im getting both systems i just see xbox1 giving more to do then just play my game and i like that and before someone comes along and talks about how the ps4 is stronger that doesnt mean it'll be better cause the ps3 is stronger then the 360 and the 360 has been leading this generation and you disagree then you just need to pull you head out of your ass and look at what both systems is offering cause everyone has there own opinion and i think both systems will be good cant wait to play both

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Bigjoe1627

@smoke1125 PS3 sold 78.92 million while the Xbox 360 sold 78.34 million.

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smoke1125

@Bigjoe1627 @smoke1125 doesnt mean its better ask any real gamer and not a fanboy and they will say the same thing xbox live has been running the show and real gamer knows this

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Bigjoe1627

@smoke1125 Nope because some of them who have both like the PS3 better.

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realshooter305

@smoke1125 here u go idiot. by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 May 2013 / 53,709 Views

After more than six years of playing catch up, lifetime PlayStation 3 sales have passed lifetime Xbox 360 sales to become the second bestselling home console for the seventh generation. According to VGChartz latest sales data the PlayStation 3 has sold 77,313,472 units to date, while the Xbox 360 has sold 77,311,669 units.

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250980/playstation-3-lifetime-sales-overtakes-the-xbox-360/


FAIL LOGIC TROLL LOGIC IS FAIL.

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smoke1125

@realshooter305 @smoke1125 why do sony fanboy always try to point out the one thing that doesnt matter ok even if they did pass them in sales the ps4 and xbox1 are coming out in 2 months fail on your part and the wii sold more then both but does that mean its the top system no cause 360 has been dominating this gen cause of how good its gaming is and the online gaming is a big part these days in the end sales dont mean anything if the product doesnt provide the entertainment to keep ppl on it

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arqe

@realshooter305 VGChartz numbers are incorrect. When Microsoft announced they already past 78 million VGChartz said they are at 76.xxx.xxx.

Also "here you go idiot". Sony removed Ps2 sale charts at 2012 early and ps2 sales are joined the ps3 sales.And Sony doesnt announce any numbers since 2011 you cannot know how many Ps3 they sold. Because Ps2 is still selling and its not a low number.

Fail troll logic on you.

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arqe

@buy2playz Go check numbers anytime you want on any product. %80 of them are false , compare them with "Companies" that announces numbers.

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buy2playz

@JBStone1981 @arqe @realshooter305 Any proof for your claim

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JBStone1981

@arqe @realshooter305 Yeah, but the Sony trolls don't care about facts, even though those numbers are demonstrably false.

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buy2playz

@arqe @realshooter305 I think this is Xbots logic

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SiLenTWarrior29

I knew Sony had something up their sleeve lol but sadly Sony.. just like the Kinect I really don't give a damn. I'm still getting a ps4 because the camera is OPTIONAL.

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JBStone1981

@SiLenTWarrior29 That's not why you're getting a PS4.

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SiLenTWarrior29

@JBStone1981 @SiLenTWarrior29 True. Theres too many reasons for me to go through so if you don't mind.. lets leave at that.

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blegit97

@Jacob LeyvaI think Microsoft's main problem is PR. They are trying to shove a bunch of new features down your throat while Sony is going "look, here is a next gen console that does what you want it to do." In reality there is not much difference between the two consoles but Sony is definitely winning because of price and PR.

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Arijan83

@blegit97 Maybe in your eyes

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GameReviewGuru

XB1: Our Spy Plane is up! Sony fans have no chance!

PS4: Oh yes we do! *Activates Counter Spy Plane*

Our Counter Spy Plane is up! They're blind!

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commanderxp90

That's best story ever I love it! *thumbs up*

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telmor84

@GameReviewGuru Look, there's two women fu***ing a polar bear!^^

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PixelAddict

Seriously. These consoles are trying to be IDENTICAL.

Looking forward to the exclusives. Because otherwise why bother differentiating.

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arqe

@PixelAddict Go with PC then. Both consoles will get EMU anyway because they are almost same with PC.

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TURBO-BURNER

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Hal3x

Reasons on getting a PS4 and why get it instead of Xbox One

1- 100$ cheaper

2- Better hardware

3- Better design

4- Chargeable controllers

5- PS plus offers more then XBL gold

6- PS4 is smaller and weigh's less then Xbox one

7- Instead of recording game footage for 5 minutes ( Xbox One ) You record 15 minutes

8- In Europe you get a bundle, PS4, Killzone Shadow Fall, 2 DS4 controllers and the PS eye for 500 dollars, And all of that combined is worth more then that.

9- It's more indie friendly

10- DS4 controller has more features then the Xbox one controller

11- If you don't have PS plus. It won't stop you from using Netflix or other apps unlike Xbox one where you need XBL gold to use Netflix.

12- It didn't try to force DRM, Region lock, and Online restriction at first

13- It comes from Japan so NSA can't spy on you even if you do get the PS eye for PS4.



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Paleamon

@Hal3x not gonna lie, you, have some pretty garbage reasons here.

the fact that it weighs less is really not applicable. does the weight of tjehe console have ANYTHING to do with the gaming experience at all?

reason 3. how does the design of the box effect your gaming experience? and the "better" design is subjective becaue they both basically look the same. just one is a slanted rectangular box and one isn't.

9. what has Sony done that is more indie friendly? Are they making it so that all of their consoles double as Dev kits? and are they giving out free Dev kits to their indie devs until launch (or whenever they have the ability to make each system a dev kit?)

and reason 12. Sony actually holds a crap ton of patents for DRM consoles. and again neither system is out yet, so the policies that never got implemented in the first place have had exactly ZERO EFFECTS ON ANYONES LIFE.

13. actually the pretty much any company that has a presence in the US has to comply with the NSA or face MAJOR legal repercussions. actually it may be MORE harmful to a company not based in the US to not comply because it reflects very poorly on them in a global market sense. it means that less countries are likely to let them sell their products there because of international trust issues.

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JBStone1981

@Hal3x

1- Because cheaper = Better?

2- Hardware is virtually identical, and XBox One has cloud processing.

3- No arguing that.

4- They both have chargeable controllers.

5- Can't argue that, either.

6- No idea why that's an issue, or why this is its own number. Size and weight should fall under design.

7- Meh. If that's important to you, fine.

8- That's a sick bundle. I'd get that, if it were available here. (I'm not a fanboy, I play both systems)

9- Not anymore.

10- I don't know what a DS4 controller is, but the XBox controller is superior in every way. PS4's controller has a clickable touchpad, which is cool, but will probably go unused most of the time.

11- Yeah, the Gold paywall on stuff like streaming video and DVR is a terrible policy, I agree.

12- I don't care what MS tried to do. They're not doing it now, so it won't affect me. That's all that matters.

13- Grow up.

So out of 13 listed reasons, I only see two that are legitimate reasons to select the PS4. And let's be real, here's what your list would have looked like if you were being honest:


1- It's Sony, and I'm blindly loyal to their brand because I have a delusion that they care about me.

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Hal3x

@JBStone1981 @Hal3x It being cheaper means you can buy other stuff and it won't affect you as much as the Xbox one. And Xbox one doesn't bring a charger for your batteries. The touch pad is used in AC4 and inFamous second son. It won't go unused even on games. You can also use the touch pad to send messages. and 12- The point is - Is that Sony was smart enough not to do that and they were listening to us more then Microsoft was. Plus it shows Sony having integrity and Microsoft having no integrity considering they are completing changing EVERYTHING they were presenting at E3. And PS4 has Gaikai. but overall PS4's hardware is better. Also I'm not talking about PC's. Just Xbox one and PS4

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Arijan83

@Hal3x Since when xbox can't recharge batteries?

DS4 has more features? Which one? Xbox one is unreachable with design and greatnes. Feedback trigers, priceles

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Enundr

@Arijan83 @Hal3x i havent seen any of that Arijan , not in xbone anyway. ive seen constant cleanup of abysmal PR , constant reversal of policies.

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Geardudu

@Enundr @Arijan83 @Hal3x You choose your console by how the PR goes? Really? Not games or features? I don't care about what Xbox was, but about what it is now

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Geardudu

@Hal3x Reasons on getting a Xbox One and why get it instead of PS4

1 - Snap, Skype, Smart Match, Cloud, Kinect and TV. It also have blu-ray, Twitch, donwload/install while playing like PS4.

2 - Better design

3 - Worth +$100

4 - Halo, Forza, Dead Rising, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Quantum Break, Fable Legends, Killer Instinct, Titanfall

5 - Best controller ever with features that really improve your gameplay. DS4 has a ugly giant light on the back vs. a small IR LED that does the same thing. Xbox One is improving rumble making the (already spetacular) FPS and racing experience even better. And I don't know if this counts, but personally I think the DS4 design is like 5 different teams worked on different pieces and created an ugly, inconsistent piece of hardware that want to be an Xbox controller but can't abandon the DS design.

6 - I don't actually care about weigh and size of a product that will just stand near my TV

7 - It can be on for 10 years straight.

8 - You can decide either if you want batteries or AA's (what happens if you have a problem with intern batteries?)

9 - Kinect with 1:1 precision, sees in the dark, speech recognition, IR blaster to turn on devices, heart rate scaner etc. All that with one camera that allow up to 6 people to play vs. the PS Eye that require Move/Navigation controllers for each individual.

10 - Games With Gold let you keep games forever instead of renting like Instant Collection.

11 - It's not forcing DRM, region lock or online restriction. You're trying to bash the console with old arguments because you have nothing better.

12 - Xbox Live is stable, fast and reliable vs. PSN going down for a month, between many cases of poor service.

13 - Better enterteinment ecosystem

14 - MS isn't desperately trying to promote themselves upon the competition

15 - Beautiful headset with volume and mute options with LEDs vs. cheap earpiece

16 - Dedicated servers

17 - 5gb RAM for games vs PS4's 4,5gb. Plus: Xbox has a DDR3 + SRAM setup that can be faster in theory (but I don't really care about raw numbers)

To sum it up: Sony is playing really safe, releasing a PS3 with better hardware that doesn't offer nothing really new until now, nothing I can't get on my PC. There's no game that says "next-gen" on it with great features other than graphics (Killzone vs Titanfall, DriveClub vs Forza for example). They're only pulling this "We <3 indies" to sell more Vitas (the fun fact here is that it sold less than the Kinect), since there's no support for it.

Still, I see the PS4 is a great product. Not my favorite, not my choice, but a good one. I hope people just don't go like "i'm buying this one because m$ hurt my feelings" and see the consoles for what they really are at the launch. Or maybe I don't really care.

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Hal3x

@Geardudu @Hal3x The design isn't better? It's freaking huge and it looks like a VCR Its bigger then the old fat PS3. and you may prefer the controller but that thing STILL needs batteries and most of those reasons are opinions you are saying. The PSN got down like what? 2 years ago? Plus what's wrong with Indies? You dod realize that A LOT of people don't care about Kinect or PS eye for that matter. So saying the kinect sold more then the Vita is stupid logic.

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Hal3x

@Geardudu @Hal3x You mean your exclusive game launch line-up is better then PS4. Because there are still a lot of good launch games. Not all indie games are that bad. Look how Minecraft turned out. That was an Indie game. And PS did motion controls before Xbox. and the DS4 itself is a motion controller. The point of indies is to support them and eventually they'll get better. Just like in PS2 era. Big studios like Naughty Dog and Santa monica started with games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. Now they did God of War and The Last of Us. And the headset thing. They wouldn't have done that if their competitors hadn't done that as well. They have a Headset Mono shipped with Xbox one we have ear bud mono and PS4 accepts Bluetooth. Xbox one doesn't.Playstation move sold 15 million in November 2012. Xbox one kinect sold 24 million on February of 2013

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Geardudu

@Hal3x @Geardudu I think both look cool, but the Xbox is more like a device, not just a console. That's the idea: an all-in-one enterteinment system. And don't say they're not focusing on games since the Xbox lineup is better than the PS4's. Another fun fact is that only 2 of the top 10 pre-order games list on PS4 are exclusives: Killzone and Knack, vs Dead Rising, Ryse, Forza and Titanfall on the Xbox.

I agree that batteries are better than AAs, but with Xbox I can have both and actually replace them.

Indies are great, but what's the point of a powerful console when all you play is a 2D game that can run on your smartphone? Plus: Cobalt, by Mojang, LocoCycle, by Twisted Pixel and Below, by Capybara Games.

And you do realize that A LOT of people care about Kinect, you'll just not see many of them bitching on comments sections at Gamespot. The Kinect 1.0 sucked, but still sold 10mi+ (I just didn't buy it... sucked), so there's a market for that. And with time, people will forget about Kinect 1.0 annoyances with the great stuff the developers will create given they will know that everybody will have one.

PS: At least 11 of my points are facts, not opinions.


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garysingh34

@Geardudu @Hal3x these reasons are laughable - worth $100 more? How subjective an opinion can you get?

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Bigjoe1627

@Geardudu Some of these things are lies and why would I get an Xbox One for Titanfall if I can get it on 360 or PC. PS4 has 4.5gb of RAM for games plus an additional 1gb flexible RAM. PSN only went down for a month once and now run at a faster pace than XL. Neither of them are reliable and the graphic for BF4 on the PS4 runs at 1080p 60fps.

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Enundr

@Geardudu @Hal3x you do realize alot more then just the ram falls into the "theory" category or looks better on paper , but in actual practice might end up being a nightmare , remember sim city? looked GREAT on paper , in reality? no, just no.

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Enundr

@arqe @Enundr and its not just EA servers , remember D3 launch? hell ever pay attention to any game thats online all the time? they cant gaurentee things are going to be smooth after theres alot less ppl actually playing it.

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Enundr

@arqe @Enundr dude your a moron if you think they "listened to us" intially , they saw the pre orders , like hell they even gave one flying f**k what we thought , sonys not saint , but so far theyre giving me more options rather the forcing crap , so no it wasnt after customers complained , they gave those responses at E3 and were well solid with standing with them , pre order reports came in and the crapped their pants and have been reversing things left and right each time , experimenting with what could get ppl to get stuff , theyre only still forcing kinect with it cause theyre hoping to make $ off of research and development , not a bad thing to try to do for them , a bad thing cause it being forced has been one of the biggest complaints. theyve only listened to pre orders , not us you blind f***

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arqe

@Enundr Dont compare EA servers with Microsoft's servers when you try to understand "CLOUD" gaming.

And you still dont understand and talking about old debates.

This is a FACT ! That Sony lovers doesnt want to admit.

Sony said a lot of things about Ps3.

How many of them they actually were true ? Almost NONE ! And better EXCLUSIVE's.

Yeah 3 game that uses so-called "TRUE POTENTIAL" of the Console in 7 year life span BIG FUCKING ACHIEVEMENT !.

And dont talk to me its not about graphics etc.

If it wasnt about the graphics or performance why do you use so "POWERFUL" hardware ?

Yet all these LIE's you still believing SONY till the end.

And there is Microsoft who talked not much about Xbox 360 but obviously better gaming platform.They kept almost all their promises and added more on the way.


And lets compare this.

Sony ; a company does copy everything from others , literally didnt kept their promises about the last console they made.LETS ALL BELIEVE THEM THIS TIME.

Microsoft ; Tried to improve gaming industry "EARLY".

After customers said "we dont want any of these" they said okey we dont do them. LETS ALL HATE MICROSOFT HOW THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND.


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Enundr

@arqe @Enundr atleast theyre giving us choices , more then M$ is giving , you think M$ can backup even half the shit they say? how often have you seen "cloud gaming" ? its nicei n concept/on paper , but in reality there will be ALOT of issues on the same lvl of sim city , theyre scrambling just to get everything organized as is , we can expect that cloud shit to not even be that functional. im sry but all that online all the time crap (thank god that they made the smart move to generally reverse that) is not the smartest move as of todays standards , we see too much of that and how badly it blows up in their faces.

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arqe

@Enundr You talking about "on the paper" doesnt mean anything YET believe everything Sony says about PS4 ?

How can even people trust SONY after what happened with Ps3 ? They had "ON THE PAPER" lie and people bought it. Yet we see still people saying "Microsoft" is not trustable. Yeah right ..

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Enundr

@Geardudu @Enundr @Hal3x yet you dont see us boasting about them , but then thats what anyone who tries to defend xbone with is those very same things , the thing we claim? they give us options of wheter we want useless crap like the kinect , Xbone doesnt , they instead choose to take our ability to choose stuff away , and you see why people go with PS4. You restrict our choices you get boned by the people that like to have freedom . The people that dont give anything up for any form of improvements , kinect is not that big of an improvement to be forced to get it.

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Geardudu

@Enundr @Hal3x You mean like remote play, Gaikai, system and services performance overall... No one is fail proof here.

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RockZillaX

@Hal3x In Australia its only $50 cheaper.. But although I have them both on pre-order I agree with you on every other point

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outlawoftorn

@Hal3x 16. Does not require a PS+ subscription to play free-to-play titles such as Planetside 2 and Warframe.

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telmor84

@Hal3x it's like a first draft, cut it down by half, then trim it and maybe think about rewriting it :)

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Hal3x

14- It's launching in more regions then Xbox one

15- It has Voice recognition

There's probably more but i can't think anymore for right now.

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Paleamon

@Hal3x Kinect had voice commands years ago and everyone bashed it for that, and now Sony is putting it in and getting praise for it? I am confused...

not saying it is a bad thing, or even that it isn't cool. but still.

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Enundr

@Hal3x all very good reasons ;-) , you wont hear me bashing someone for getting an xbone in any case , but the ones that try to act like M$ is kind will get bashing , lets face it M$ has been caught with alot of bad S**T lately like the NSA and the ones that try to defend them saying "NSA has no interest in you" has no concept of the effects of corruption power has , maybe some wont have an interest , some might be bored and feel like throwing their "power" around and find something juicy for them to have fun with. nothing can be done about that but like i said with M$ having a bad history now iwth that , and with the disaster that was at E3 . trust is something they will not have.

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TURBO-BURNER

@Hal3x In PlayStation, We Trust

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alastor529

@TURBO-BURNER @Hal3x more like in SONY we trust, all there products are awesome!

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Hal3x

@TURBO-BURNER @Hal3x #GreatnessAwaits

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drodriguesaar

Facebook comments everywhere

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Enundr

@drodriguesaar lol yea XD

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pezzott1

over 3700 comments on PS4 with voice recognition... rofl!

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rawkstar007

@pezzott1 Only 100 of which actually have anything to do with the topic. This is a battleground section.

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Enundr

@rawkstar007 @pezzott1 and xbone is still losing ;-P even M$ is aware of that XD