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Gamer83

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Jade Raymond Departs Ubisoft After a Decade in...:

Yup, best of luck to her. She always seemed like one of the much more likeable higher-ups in the industry. Can only speculate but I wouldn't be surprised if she's as disgusted with Ubisoft as some gamers are these days.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on When Will DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release o...:

@noodleking1987

It's inexcusable when any company does this, this game had a lot of promises that Sony and Evolution haven't followed through on despite an 11-month delay, stop excusing both companies. Unless of course you're a corporate slave, then go on ahead and keep doing what you're doing. These companies love people who will support broken, garbage products.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on When Will DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release o...:

@rastamadeus

The game has been a mess from the start, it wouldn't surprise me if Sony has lost faith in the studio. I don't root for anybody to lose their job, especially these days, when a game goes as poorly as this though, unfortunately that's what happens. Hopefully if there are layoffs, those effected get back on their feet quickly.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on LittleBigPlanet 3's Plush Edition Packaging Is...:

I'm just getting the standard 'day one edition' at GameStop. I can't wait though, LBP Vita was an absolute joy to play and I want to start being positive about PS4 exclusives. Hopefully when this releases it makes the DriveClub disaster a distant memory.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Good News, PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Almost Work...:

Really? I know this is a PS-specific website but I've considered it one that is mostly against praising nonsense, even if its first party. Are we really going to praise Evolution Studios for almost getting a game working that they had 11 extra months to work on? Just sad.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on This Upcoming PS4 Bundle Sure Has a Grasp on M...:

@Tasuki

I was thinking the same thing. You'd think even being happy with outselling MS in NA Sony would look at all the X1 bundles for the holiday and want to counter with something. At least a GTA V bundle if nothing else, that game is going to sell a ton, once again, and just like last year when it was marketed (at least from what I saw) mostly as a PS3 game, it seems like the same is happening this year with the PS4 version getting all the attention.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

@Ziggy73701

To be fair it seems like after the first day Evolution is actually communicating on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately the answers are not good enough for those who did spend their hard-earned cash and are rightly ticked off (and like you said, to hell with the Plus version at this point, that's the last of the concerns regarding this game). It'd be funny that even after an 11-month delay this game was still shipped as a broken f'ing mess, if it wasn't so pathetic.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

Utterly pathetic at this point and I'm not about to renew my Plus subscription when it's up in November. And it's not because of lack of AAA games, that's just a ridiculous complaint this early in a console's life to be asking for free AAA retail games, especially when there's few very good ones to this point but indie games aren't really a huge thing for me and while it would be nice to get a great indie game for free which happens from time to time if I have to pay I'll pay. The fact is the $50 a year PSN has been a freaking joke for the last month, the service still isn't close to XBL and I don't do enough online gaming to make it worth paying for this crap. When Sony fixes it the hell up I'll rejoin but I am fuming mad at this company right now.

Also, it's not slowly edging towards unacceptable, it is unacceptable. I love this website but I hate that Sony and its first parties are never held to the same standard any other company would be. If Forza Horizon 2 were having the exact same issues, if The Crew ships with the exact same issues, it would be a running joke here so stop the cover up and tell it like it freaking is. You're not afraid to pan a first-party game in a review if it deserves it so why go out of the way to protect Sony and Evolution over stuff like this? I'm sure the morale is rock bottom, but that's what happens when you ship a buggy game. I suppose though, I should feel sorry for the developers even more so than for the people who spent $60 plus tax on the game and some who even spent more due to buying the season pass, only to get this mess.

@Bad-MuthaAdebis
The real unfortunate part is when Sony and Evolution do get this sh*t working the fanboys will be smoking the corporate d**k again and acting like something great has happened. It's funny, XBL was having problems with friend lists a few days ago, very annoying, and it took MS a day to fix it. I was at dualshockers and saw they posted an article that said 'MS finally fixes friend lists after 24 hours.' It was annoying down time but it didn't effect anything else. PSN has problems on a weekly basis, DriveClub is still a complete f'ing mess, and those Sony nuthuggers who try to act unbiased are there posting crap about XBL. That website is the epitome of the current Sony fanbase and it needs to change. Sony absolutely deserves to have its feet held to the fire a bit with some of the garbage going on.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on Pla...:

@Dual-shock-spok

X1, Wii U- or even better, both- doesn't matter to me I just hope MS and Nintendo pull out the stops to take PS4 down a bit because Sony absolutely needs to be knocked down a peg or two right now. And in addition to the simple stuff that you mentioned there's also the fact the now $50 a year PSN is having issues every freaking week for the last month. I always let PSN slide because it was free but now that's it's paid for like XBL I expect a similarly solid experience. It's not happening and that's not acceptable.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@PokeMario

Yup, almost always the opposite of Pachter's predictions happens. And if he was ever right about Nintendo it would be a shell of its former self making sh*tty iPhone games. I hope for Nintendo he continues making 'Nintendoomed' predictions because it seems to be a good luck charm for it and though Nintendo may not be my preferred home console brand anymore, if there is one company that is absolutely essential to continued success of videogames, it's the big N.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on Review: The Evil Within (PlayStation 4):

Good to see it's not a complete disaster. I read some previews around late-Summer and it didn't seem like this was headed in the right direction. Thankfully that doesn't appear to be the case. Seems like a game to put on my list for when Best Buy does one of its Buy 2 Get 1 deals that happen every fall.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@Carl-G

If you think MS is evil but Sony is some angelic company with all the consumer's bests interests heart, I point to E3 2006 when Sony was coming off two dominant gens in a row as proof that it most certainly does not care about the consumer. There is still garbage going on with the now paid-for PSN that should not be happening and the complete lack of communication with the fanbase, at least in the States, is sickening. Not a single word about DriveClub said until a day later, I remember when the hack in 2011 happened nothing was said for a few days evnethough something was clearly wrong. MS has its faults, so does Nintendo and unfortunately for the majority here, Sony does as well. Competition is good, no matter who it involves, as it mostly keep these companies in check. Some bs still gets through but it'd be worse if only one of the big 3 were around.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@Godsire-

Even if MS and Nintendo got steamrolled like they did two generations ago when PS2 was the undisputed king, Sony could still be kept on its toes, if 97% of the fanbase weren't f'ing morons. Unfortunately, even with all the crap going on lately there are still people kissing Sony's corporate a$$.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@mitcHELLspawn

Yeah, I got both as well, can't say I'm loving the PS4 at the moment though. Which is disappointing because PlayStation has been my preferred brand since the late 90s. At some point Sony's real first parties will come out to play, it's just frustrating getting through the crap from studios like Evolution first.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Increases the Number of Players Able...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis

As I commented in the article about Pachter's predictions for Sept, I do think complacency is setting in too much at Sony lately, and unfortunately until DriveClub the vast, vast majority of the fanbase has been excusing sh*tty behavior. Maybe this disaster and some months of looking up at the competition in NPDs will light a fire under some corporate a$$es.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@JaxonH

I agree that some, myself included, maybe blow sales out of proportion, but they do matter. If Vita wasn't selling like sh*t, Freedom Wars wouldn't be the most interesting game on it in months. Like you said, it is what it is and at the end of day, it won't effect how good or bad a particular game is, but it would be nice if, Vita for example, were selling better and getting a more consistent flow of high quality releases as a result.

Anyway, I hope Pachter is right for once and that Xbox One has outsold PS4 this month. In fact, I'd like to see both Xbox One and Wii U string together a few months of significantly better sales than PS4 because I feel the complacency has set in big time at Sony.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Increases the Number of Players Able...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis

I'm one of those people who pre-ordered a PS4 the first day you could, paid right away, bought PS Plus and waited in line the night for the console to come out. When the PS Plus version shows up, it shows up. The people who fronted the $60 or more for the full game, some before the console came out, need to be the priority. They dropped the ball, and yeah, I actually agree with you that the free version should've been out first, could've helped avoid a lot of this. But what's done is done at this point unfortunately. All we can hope is Sony and Evolution have learned lessons for the future.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Increases the Number of Players Able...:

The plus version is insignificant at this point. When it's out, it's out. The people who pre-ordered and spent their hard-earned cash on the full game deserve a fully functioning product. It's taken long enough, hopefully things don't drag out for those gamers beyond this week.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

@odd69

Nothing wrong with expectations at all. I'm sick of the excuse making. The first year has been subpar, period. And a game like Killzone or DriveClub or Knack failing to deliver shouldn't be blamed on gamer expectations. How about the developers just deliver better games? Last year, my expectations for Super Mario 3D World for example were through the roof. It delivered. Same can be said for inFamous: Second Son this year and it mostly delivered. DriveClub, it seems, has not met many people's expectations, I refuse to believe that's all those people though. Some, sure, but I'm positive DriveClub is not a perfect racing game.

@Diddy_kong
From every showing of The Order so far I'm absolutely expecting middle of the road reviews unless they do something about the gameplay. The graphics are awesome so it's definitely one of those 'showcase' titles but gameplay is and always will be king, and from what's been shown so far, The Order seems to struggle in that category.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Is PSN Down Yet Again? For Some, the Answer's Yes:

@JaxonH

Yup, online-only games can f*ck off. What's annoying is there's a few that seem like games I'd want to play but if the developers are going to be stupid about it, well, saves me $60 for a game from a company that will take the time to try and craft a good, offline solo experience.

@WARDIE
Not to mention Xbox One actually has some exclusive games worth a sh*t as well. Outside of inFamous there isn't anything I'd be missing if I didn't have a PS4. Hopefully LBP 3 is as good as LBP Vita, if it is, that's a must-own.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

Easiest answer to this question is that middling studios like Evolution are simply not even close to the same league as a developer like Polyphony. I'm pretty disappointed with the PS4's first year, but every console generation is a marathon so I guess for now I just have to keep telling me myself Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Polyphony, etc, will show up at some point. I really hope Uncharted 4 can hit its targeted Holiday 2015 release date.

@Jazzer94
Of course the Wii U has better exclusives, Nintendo's 'A' teams have finally shown up. Any Nintendo system, home console or handheld, is always going to have the best exclusives, the problem is in the home market they miss out on a lot of third party games. Aside from Super Mario 3D World, the Wii U's first year was a joke as well though, at least imo. If SM3DW hadn't been released the best games were Pikmin 3 which like inFamous: Second Son was a great game, but not a system seller and the other was The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a 'remaster.' PS4 is basically the same thing, inFamous: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. Once Sony's top tier studios show up things will should get a lot better and make stuff like Knack and DriveClub a distant memory.

@Godsire-
Yeah, Dreamcast was ridiculously good from day one until its time on the market was cut too short. Easily a top 5 console all-time. If I really sat down to think about and list my top consoles of all-time I might even have Dreamcast at No. 3 behind PS2 and SNES. If it had gotten a full five-year cycle, it'd have been No. 1, easy, it was definitely on track for that. Some of my favorites besides the games you listed... Metropolis Street Racer, San Francisco Rush 2049, the entire 2K sports line, NFL was awesome and NBA and NHL might've been even better. Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Ready 2 Rumble (one of my favorite boxing games just after Punch-Out!!). I've got to stop, I could go on forever about the Dreamcast.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Ubisoft: Why Would We Ever Hold Assassin's Cre...:

@Gemuarto

One of the idiots at Ubisoft working on AC Unity actually said he thinks the industry is going to move away from 60 frames per second because apparently 30 is better for more cinematic experiences or some nonsense. Few games are more cinematic than the most recent Tomb Raider and The Last of Us and both those games were even better at 60 fps, so I don't know what that imbecile was talking about, but since apparently everybody at Ubisoft has gone insane, I'm tempted not to buy their games. AC Unity pre-order has already been cancelled, very close to doing the same for Far Cry 4. If I were running Ubisoft, I'd put a gag order on all these morons.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny:

Got to level 14 or 15 in Destiny, got bored and traded it in. Don't regret that decision for a second either. The gunplay is as well done as ever from Bungie but everything else about the game is just meh. Infact, Sept. was so terrible on PS4 that I voted for Velocity 2X, great game but when I'm voting indie over AAA that's bad. Didn't play Shadow of Mordor.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Evolution Studios: We're As Frustrated About D...:

@electrolite77

Yup, you can tell the complacency has set in. The talking heads in suits can say otherwise at whatever press conferences they show up to I just go off what I see in the products and services they deliver, and the lack of response to issues that arise and all I'm seeing is a company that is way too damn comfortable. Also, while I love the reviews the writers here provide I'm sick of seeing in every article 'affable exec' this and likeable so and so and loveable this person... Please, stop it. These people are corporate tools, they don't give two sh*ts about the consumer and we shouldn't give two sh*ts about them.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Update Incoming 'Re...:

@WARDIE

I'm entirely confident that Uncharted 4 will be that showcase, must-own game that PS4 is lacking right now, but it's not going to be enough to shut up the Xbox fanboys especially if both Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5 deliver. What will shut them up a bit is if Sony's real first party teams would finally decide to arrive at the frickin' show. Enough of the half-a$$ed, overhyped mediocre nonsense from middling studios like Evolution. Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Polyphony, Bend... when these teams show up, things will get real. It sucks that 2014 was as disappointing as it can get but I guess I'd rather get the DriveClubs and the Knacks out of the way now so they can be a distant memory soon enough. The bragging stuff goes both ways though. PS4 fanboys hype up an awful lot of games that end up being not so great.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Pla...:

@JaxonH

I thought it was great game, I guess it just depends what you're looking for. It may not be the largest open world but it gets the job done. Has some of the best hand-to-hand combat, fun side activities, good story, lots of good DLC in this package. It doesn't have to be right away if there's other games you're more interested in but for all the content that's in this edition, if there's a good holiday deal, I'd say it's worth a purchase.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Surprise, Surprise! PS4's Likely Getting a Gra...:

Cool, I like that all the companies are big on bundles these days. For a while there in the late-90s to early 00s it seemed like games coming with consoles were a thing of the past, or at least wouldn't happen until late in the generation. Wii U, like Wii had a game right of the gate, and not even a year in Sony and MS have provided some pretty sweet bundles.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on Evolution Studios: We're As Frustrated About D...:

@get2sammyb

Why not though? I see no reason for this game not to sell a couple mil at least given that outside of LBP 3 there isn't much in the way of PS4 exclusives this holiday and there really isn't much going on with racing. Feedback for The Crew has been negative, Project Cars looks great but lets face it, has absolutely zero hype behind it. People know about DriveClub at least and while it's not very good, it's not bad either (the release has been managed poorly but at least the game itself doesn't seem to be a complete train wreck). It will sell and Sony did let Evolution make a bunch of MotorStorm games. I can't wait for Gran Turismo 7 but that's quite a ways out, a DriveClub sequel that's much better than the first could provide some filler for people.

@WARDIE
Well considering that's exactly what the Xbox One is right now, and it's still lagging way behind, you probably don't have much to worry about. I'm hoping MS can start making a serious comeback in North America at least though because frankly Sony needs a fire lit under its a$$.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Evolution Studios: We're As Frustrated About D...:

Just a complete opposite from the way the stellar Forza Horizon 2 was handled. A substantial pre-launch demo, a very high quality finished product, really the biggest complaint I've seen is being hurled at the DLC but Sony does the DLC stuff too and frankly week one DLC is far less an issue than an average-slightly average game that had its release managed in one of the most piss-poor ways possible. Hopefully Evolution doesn't screw up this bad with the sequel.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Sony Engineers Working on DriveClub, Destiny, ...:

@RawShark

Best kind of goodwill gesture would just be if they do a better job opening the lines of communication in the future. There is zero reason that the NA Blog for yesterday's update should've had 12 pages (last I looked) with not one reply as to what was going on. That's ridiculous.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@BigDaddyT0101
I think a pre-release beta or demo would've done more harm than good for this game. It really seems like it's not that impressive. I'm still looking forward to the PS Plus Edition, whenever we get it, so I can judge for myself, but I do get skeptical of new IPs when a developer promises what is essentially a super demo but won't release it before the full game. Forza Horizon 2 was a follow up to one of last-gen's best racing games and could've sold on that alone but the developers still went ahead and gave a substantial demo before release and not surprisingly, it showed how nicely the game was shaping up and built more hype. Just looking at videos, and getting hands-on impressions from youtubers, some who are huge PlayStation fans, has me believing a demo or beta would've made DisasterClub doa.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@WebHead

Always seems like that's what happens when a company gets in front though. Sony did a lot of stuff right leading up to the PS4's launch but that arrogance and complacency is starting to creep in. Still, the main problem is that people don't call Sony on bs. MS or Nintendo does something stupid and it's an endless stream of stuff online. Sony bungles something and not a peep about it.

@Flurpsel
It kind of is an issue when the game (not the full version obviously but something that could be considered a hefty demo) was originally supposed to be one that kicked off PS Plus on PS4 on the console's launch day. It was then delayed nearly a year but the Plus Edition was promised day and date with the full version. There's been some issues, it's annoying and frankly unacceptable but Sony could've mitigated some of the issue had a statement been made yesterday as soon as people noticed no free version was available. None of that happened. So a year delay on a game that still didn't end up being that great and lack of communication leads to some rightfully ticked off PS4 owners.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Sony Engineers Working on DriveClub, Destiny, ...:

@RawShark

I'll take a steady flow of 80-89 rated games over extended waits for 90+ games. It'd be nice if every single release that hits was 90+ but for that's not the end all be all for a console. I had an N64 back in the day and while it was great when a Nintendo or Rare release eventually made their way to shelves, in between it was months upon months, sometimes nearly up to a year of waiting, for a truly great experience. Meanwhile I was looking at my friends who had the PSone with jealousy because while it may not have been getting those 95+ masterpieces all the time, there were plenty 80-85 to keep them busy. The PS4 does have inFamous and MLB The Show and there's no doubt in my mind that with the studios it has that once the ball gets rolling it'll be fun times just like all the previous PS consoles. But in this first year, MS is winning the exclusive battle. Titanfall isn't a game-changer but it is a great game, same can be said for both Forza games, I'd argue Horizon 2 should be a 90+ game but I also think it's getting harder to reach that mark these days, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Of course, and I'm guilty of this too, I think we all put a bit too much into numbers. Too many times people don't read the text and just skip right to the number and if it's a 70, the game sucks. Like Killzone for example, certainly Shadow Fall is not a must-own system seller but I do think if you're somebody who enjoys FPS, especially multiplayer, it's worth playing at least, but most people just look at the 72 or 73 meta score and go 'it sucks.' That's just plain stupid and I don't really remember people having that kind of mentality until the last gen started.

As far as the online services go, I find it extremely frustrating that PSN has as many issues as it does. It's not that I'm not used to it, PS3 had problems too, but it's a paid for service now. 90% of people will defend it and use the "XBL has problems to you know?" excuse. That's a duh statement, every service will have issues but XBL does not have near the problems PSN does that's the cold, hard truth. Hell, Nintendo network is more stable. It's somtething Sony needs to shape up on but doesn't have to because the PS fanbase loves to stick its collective head in the sand and act like everything is fine and you're 'entitled' or 'spoiled' or whatever other idiotic phrase they want to use when you ask for fixes. $50 a year I pay for the service, sorry for having some expectations.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Store Update: 7th October 2014 (North America):

@rjejr

It'd be salt in the wound if the game wasn't just slightly above average- at best. As it stands, there's really no reason to be upset about not being able to play the game. The utter lack of communication with consumers is the issue but that's SCEA for you.