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Lone News 05
Title:Lone News 05
Category:Magazine [ More Issues ]
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Language:English
Size:64K
Machine:PAL Only
Code Type:Machine code
Distribution:Freeware
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Released by:Fantastic Italian Research Enterprise (FIRE)
Created by:C., Luca (Luca)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):C., István (Coby)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):H., Levente (TLC)
Notes:Reports the letter from Reddi asking money for vapourware.
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Magazine Text
                                        

1 - INTRO......... 4 - REVIEWS.......

2 - NEWS.......... 5 - ADVERTISEMENT.

3 - CHARTS........ 6 - SCN BITE BACK.




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 01.10.97 -
INTRO
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AAARGH! IT WAS AN HORRIBLE SUMMER,DURING
I WAS IN THE ARMY,STUDIED PHYSIC
CHEMISTRY II AND WORKED AS CO-TEACHER.
THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS VARIOUS ARGUMENTS,
BUT FIRST HERE IS MY ADDRESS:

LUCA CARRAFIELLO
VIA POGGI, 6
50129 FIRENZE
I T A L Y

MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS UNUSEABLE NOW. STAY
TUNED TO KNOW WHEN IT'LL BE REPAIRED.
OK,FREE FOR TALKING NOW...
FUTURE COMPOSER'S USERS,THIS IS FOR YOU:
PLAYING A FC TUNE,PROBABLY YOU HAVE SEEN
SOME VALUES CHANGE ABOUT IN 8D22 OR
IN OTHER ADDRESSES. THIS MAKE YOUR TUNE
UNPLAYABLE ON CERTAIN PLAYERS,AS DELUXE
DRIVER V6.2. YOU ONLY NEED TO CHANGE
VALUE IN 2046:PUT DC INSTEAD OF C9.

THE LOGOCOMPO:LAME! I RECEIVED SO FEW
LOGOS... WHY? PROBABLY IT IS THE SUMMER
GAP,AS TRADITION ASKS. I REPEAT THE
RULES:DRAW A LOGO IN MAX 32*8 SIZE;NO
FLI LOGOS BUT IN 3 COLOURS+BACKGROUND;
BETTER IS DECLARE THESE COLOURS;SEND IT
TO ME AND I'LL JUDGE THE WINNER
COMMUNICATING THE RESULT IN A DEMO
CONTAINING ALL THE LOGOS. 1ST CLASSIFIED
WINS A T-SHIRT SHOWIN'THE +4 SCREENSHOT
HE PREFERS. ATTENTION,BECAUSE THOUGH I
GOT FEW LOGOS,SOMEBODY SENT A GREAT
WORK. I'M WAITING DRAWS FROM SKORO,POI,
MOLDI,HAEGAR,EDO,REDDI,+4 KING...

PLEASE SEARCH IN YOUR +4 LIBRARY THESE
PRODUCTS,AND SEND THEM TO ME:
FISH,JINXTER,STUNT CAR RACER,BATTE
COMMAND,MUSIC BAG,SCAPEGHOST,LEMMINGS.

WHO ARE YOU,NOISY!? OPS,SORRY SVS:I
DIDN'T RECOGNIZE YOU WITH THAT BABY
GODZILLA WEARING. WITH THIS VISUAL
SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE,SVS TELLS YOU THAT HE
NEED TECHNICAL INFOS ABOUT GEOS,ALSO
IF C64 VERSION,FILE SYSTEM,WINDOWING,
PROGRAMMING ETC. NO USER INFO.
WELL,IT'S NOT A BAD IDEA TO WRITE A
CHAPTER CONTAINING ANY ADVERTISEMENTS
SENT BY YOU. LET THE READERS WRITE!

2 MUSICS THIS TIME! PRESS RUN/STOP TO
SWAP THEM. THE 1ST IS THE ITALIAN
SOUNDTRACK OF AN OLD JAPANESE CARTOON
SERIES CALLED "GALAXY EXPRESS 999";THE
2ND IS "YEHA-NOHA" BY SACRED SPIRIT.
PIC OF THIS ISSUE SHOWS A JAPANESE
HEROINE TAKEN FROM THE HOME VIDEO SERIES
"ZEIRAM":IRIA.
IN ISSUE 4 I MISSED THESE KIND OF
INFORMATIONS,SO I RUN TO REPAIR:PIC
SHOWS BELLDANDY FROM "OH,MY GODDESS!"
SERIES,MUSIC IS "ANYWHERE IS" FROM "THE
MEMORY OF TREES",SUNG BY ENYA.
INTRO MUSICS:ISSUE 4,"OH,MY GODDESS!"
THEME FROM HOME VIDEO SERIES;ISSUE 5,"NO
CONTROLES" BY OLE-OLE,OLD GROUP FROM THE
'80.
OBVIOUSLY,ALL GRAPHICS AND MUSICS BY ME.

LUCA WANTS TO SEND GREETINGS TO:
SVS,ALEX,+4 KING,GRANDAD A AND THE OTHER
ENGLISH USERS,ERICH,REDDI,MOLDI,CHRONOS,
SJP,UNREAL,LAVINA,HIFI,SKORO AND HIS
CREW,DCD,MAC,EVERYBODY AT SYNERGY,JIM
HEHL,TLC,MIKE DAILLY,LION,MARKO MAKELA,
AND EVERYONE NOW IN FRONT OF A GREAT,
MIGHTY,INCREDIBLE,FANTASTIC BLACK BOX!

VERY SPECIAL GREETINGS GO TO KRISTINA
SANTA,ALIAS BORSCROCK/TLT:SHE SENT TO ME
ONE OF THE NICEST LETTERS I RECEIVED
EVER!

ONLY 2 ARE THE RULES TO READ LONENEWS:
1. SEND VOTES TO ME
2. KEEP THE +4 ALIVE



LUCA/FIRE
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NEWS
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- BSZ/NST IS NOW IN THE HUNGARIAN ARMY,
AFTER CODED HIS LAST PRODUCT:MUSIC
BAG. UNFORTUNATELY I NEVER SAW THIS
ONE;SO PLEASE SOMEBODY SEND IT TO ME!

- +4 IS A GREAT TYPE OF GLUE:BORSCROCK
AND HIFI TOGETHER BECOME "TRON LAMER
TEAM",ALSO KNOWN AS "TLT".

- THE MAKING OF "IN MEMORIAM" CONTINUES:
SKORO CODED 5 PARTS UNTIL JULY.

- ASSASSIN CREW RELEASED TWO GAMES,
REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE:BLOCK MEMORY
AND VOLLEYBALL.

- NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES:
BEGEDIV@D-EYES.JPTE.HU DCD/WLS
NIGGA@D-EYES.JPTE.HU NIGGA/ACE
CHRONOS@D-EYES.JPTE.HU CHRONOS/ACE

- DCD/WLS PROMISED TO CODE SOMETHING FOR
+4 IF HE FIND A BETTER EMULATION ON
PC.

- MIKE DAILLY MADE AVAILABLE ON HIS
HOMEPAGE A V1.2 VERSION OF MINUS4.

- SVS/FIRE RELEASED VERSION V3 OF
SWAPTOOL.
- AFTER THE RELEASE OF LYNX MEGADEMO,ATI
ENDS HIS CARRIER ON +4. I ASKED A
VALID REASON TO JUSTIFY THAT BUT AT
THE MOMENT I GOT NO RESPONSE.

- JIM HEHL/TBS RELEASED OTHER TWO
SOLITAIRE GAMES:FREECELL AND BAKER.
REVIEWS IN THIS ISSUE.

- CUTTHROATS,THE OLD TEXT ADVENTURE MADE
BY INFOCOM,IS NOW MAPPED AND SOLVED ON
THE MANUAL PRINTED BY TBS AND ULTD.

- NEWS FROM HEHL:ON THE WAY ARE OTHER 4
OR 5 GAMES,A 1581 FASTLOAD AND SOME
STUFF FOR 256K.
- STEP BY STEP,CHRONOS AND DCD ARE
CONTINUEING TO CONVERT TWO C64 GAMES:
SNAKE ATTACK AND DIOROID. IN SEPTEMBER
I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CHRONOS,IN
WHICH HE TALKED ABOUT CONVERTION OF
LOGOS FROM C64:DCD TOOK AWAY FOR
HOLIDAYS AND DIDN'T SUGGEST HIM ABOUT
LOGO LOCATION. I WRITE THESE FACTS TO
MAKE IMAGINE WHERE THEY ARE IN CODING,
THOUGH CHRONOS DIDN'T TELL ME.

- GREAT NEWS ABOUT REDDI AND THE NEW
SCORPIONS! READ THE LAST ARTICLE OF
THIS ISSUE.

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CHARTS
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WELCOME TO THE CHARTS!
DID YOU UNDERSTAND WHY EVERY DISKMAG
KEEPS AN ARTICLE CALLED "CHARTS"?
BECAUSE THIS IS THE MOST DIRECT WAY TO
COMMUNICATE WITH USERS:A READER CAN
SCREAM "PRESENT!" THOUGH HE HAVEN'T
SOMETHING TO SAY.
SO,SEND VOTES TO ME IMMEDIATELY!
SYNERGY:NO VOTES FROM YOU,IT'S A BIG
SCANDAL! I'M STILL WAITING...
TLT:I PREFER ONE SHEET PER HEAD;DON'T
VOTE 2 THINGS IN 1 POSITION.
ALEX/FIRE:LAST WORDS ARE FOR YOU TOO.
ERICH/ULTD:SOLDER DIDN'T COMPOSE MUSICS.
BEST 5 TEAMS
------------
1.ASSASSIN.........................47
2.SYNERGY..........................24
3.ABSENCE..........................21
4.FIRE.............................20
5.THUNDERBIRDS.....................16

BEST 5 CODERS
-------------
1.SKORO/ASN........................42
2.MOLDI/ACE........................35
3.MURPHY/GS........................16
4.BIONIC/SYN.......................14
5.PIGMY............................09
BEST 5 GRAPHICIANS
------------------
1.LUCA/FIRE........................33
2.EDO/ASN..........................20
3.POI/ASN..........................17
4.UNREAL/MX........................15
5.OMEGA/E..........................14

BEST 5 MUSICIANS
----------------
1.LUCA/FIRE........................39
2.SLD/GS...........................36
3.APOS/SYN.........................17
4.INSIDE/E.........................16
5.HIFI/TLT.........................09

BEST 5 UTILITIES
----------------
1.PAGE-SETTER......................20
2.SKORO'S CHAR EDITOR..............16
3.BOTTICELLI.......................15
DUPLICATOR.......................15
5.CMS'S LOGO EDITOR................13

BEST 5 MAGAZINES
----------------
1.SIGNALS/SYN......................40
2.LONE NEWS/FIRE...................39
3.MINI NEWS/ASN....................30
4.IMBK NEWS/ACE....................15
5.SCN NEWS/SCN.....................08

BEST 10 DEMOS
-------------
1.GENETIC FAULTY/GS................63
2.INFINITY/EVS.....................57
3.SILENCE/COOP.....................50
4.SKORO DEMO 10/SCN................44
5.THE SECOND/NST...................35
6.FATAL MIRROR/EDC.................27
7.ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS/E............21
8.DREAM WORLD/SYN..................19
9.THUNDERBIRDS DEMO/ASN............18
10.DUST/SYN.........................15
RASTERMANIA/AXIS.................15



BEST 10 GAMES
-------------
1.7UP SPOT/ASN.....................53
2.PENGO/ACE........................46
3.PEGGED/ASN.......................34
4.JERRY'S QUEST/TCFS...............32
5.DIGITAL BALL/MAD.................27
6.LASER SQUAD/TGMS.................23
7.EXPLOSIVE NET/ACE................22
8.BATTERY II/TCFS..................19
BLOCK MEMORY/ASN.................19
10.BATTLE CHESS/PIGMY...............15
ELITE/PIGMY......................15


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REVIEWS
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NAME:FREECELL
AUTHOR:JIM HEHL/TBS
TYPE:GAME,MULTIFILE,HI-SCORES

HERE COMES THE LAST SOLITAIRE GAME FROM
JIM HEHL. PRESENTATION,GRAPHIC AND SOUND
ARE PRACTICALLY THE SAME OF THE PREVIOUS
GAMES. IT'S THE VERY CLASSIC SOLITAIRE
YOU SURELY PLAYED ONE TIME AT LEAST: PUT
CARDS IN FOUNDATIONS BY INCREASING VALUE
MAKING FREE OTHER CARDS IN THE EIGHT
ROWS AVAILABLE. WELL,IT'S NOT A BAD GAME
BUT I GOT A STRONG IMPRESSION ABOUT
EASYNESS OF IT. INSTEAD OF OTHER
COMPULSIVE PRODUCTS BY THE SAME AUTHOR,
THIS ONE IS VERY EASY TO SOLVE.
PARTICULAR:IN THE OPTIONS MENU SOME HAVE
NO EFFECTS ON THE GAME:WHY?

GRAPHICS : 36%
TEDSOUND : 05%
GAMEPLAY : 70%
MOTIVATION: 54%
OVERALL : 61%
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NAME:BAKER
AUTHOR:JIM HEHL/TBS
TYPE:GAME,MULTIFILE,HI-SCORES

IT'S FREECELL WITH A CHANGED RULE.
PLEASE READ THE PREVIOUS REVIEW.

GRAPHIC : 36%
TEDSOUND : 05%
GAMEPLAY : 70%
MOTIVATION: 54%
OVERALL : 61%
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NAME:VOLLEYBALL
AUTHOR:ASSASSIN CREW
TYPE:GAME,ONE FILE,NOTEFILE

FROM THE "PC CONVERTION" LINE OF
ASSASSIN CREW COMES NOW THIS. ALSO THIS
TIME YOU CAN SELECT SIDSOUND. IN THE
MAIN PAGE THERE IS A 1/2 PLAYERS CHOICHE
AND,FINALLY,A NEW MUSIC INSTEAD OF THOSE
4-5 THEMES USED CONSTANTLY EVERYWHERE.
THE RASTERED TITLE STAYS ON TOP OF THE
SCREEN,AND ON THE BOTTOM YOU SEE A LOGO
BY POI,COLOURED FOLLOWING A VERY STRANGE
IDEA. IT SEEMS TO SAY:"PAY ME WITH A
PIECE OF YOUR EYES".
THE GAME:TWO FACES WITH LEGS PLAY A
ONE-ON-ONE VOLLEYBALL MATCH USING THEIR
HEADS. FOLLOWING THE VOLLEYBALL RULES,
WINS WHO ARRIVES TO 15 POINTS. ALTHOUGH
SKORO USED A SPRITE FOR THE BALL,
GRAPHICS ARE VERY POOR:THE BALL SEEMS TO
BE A KITCHEN GRID,THE ANIMATION IS
LIMITATED IN TWO CYCLED FRAMES,THE
PLAYERS COULD BE DRAWN IN HIRES MODE
INSTEAD OF USE THREE COLOURS ONE PER
CHAR. THE GAME IS NOT SO BAD,THANKS TO
THE GOOD SETTING OF COMPUTER OPPONENT,
BUT I DOUBT YOU'LL PLAY THIS SO LONG.
MAINLY,THE BALL MOVES ONLY IN THE MAIN
EIGHT DIRECTIONS:THIS MAKES REPETITIVE
EVERY ACTION.

GRAPHICS : 42%
TEDSOUND : 60%
GAMEPLAY : 63%
MOTIVATION: 35%
OVERALL : 44%
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NAME:BLOCK MEMORY
AUTHOR:ASSASSIN CREW
TYPE:GAME,ONE FILE

ANOTHER CONVERTION OF A PC GAME RUNNING
ON WINDOWS FROM SKORO AND HIS CREW.
AFTER THE SIDCARD CHOICHE,YOU SEE A VERY
SIMPLE INTRO WITH PIC,SIDESCROLLING AND
ONE OF THOSE MUSICS USED ON +4 TWO TIMES
ON THREE. THE SAME FOR THE MENU,WHERE
YOU CAN SELECT 4 SPEEDS AND 4 SETS OF
BLOCKS. IN THIS PART THERE'S A TOO
SIMPLE LOGO BY POI.
THE GAME IS A CLASSIC "FIND PAIRS
YOURSELF",SO THERE ISN'T CHALLENGE WITH
THE MACHINE. GRAPHICS WERE USED TO THE
MINIMUM LEVEL ACCEPTABLE,AND THE SOUND
USES BOTH FRQ AND DIGI PLAYERS.
FOR A COMPUTER THAT HAVE NOT HARDWARE
SPRITES,YOU COULD FIND HUNDREDS OF THESE
GAMES,AND SURELY THIS IS NOT THE BEST
BECAUSE YOU AREN'T PUSHED TO DO BETTER:
AGAINST WHO? NOT AGAINST THE +4,BECAUSE
OF WRITTEN BEFORE;NOT AGAINST YOURSELF,
BECAUSE SCORES TABLE IS NOT STORABLE.
BUT THESE WORDS DON'T MEAN THAT THIS IS
AN HORRIBLE GAME! TRY IT...

GRAPHICS : 52%
TEDSOUND : 76%
GAMEPLAY : 70%
MOTIVATION: 58%
OVERALL : 66%
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ADVERTISEMENT
----------------------------------------
ONCE A DAY,I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM
HOLLAND. THE SENDER WAS MR. PETER STAAKS
AS EDITOR OF THE C64 PAPERMAG CALLED
"COMMODORE UNLIMITED". THIS ONE IS
EDITED IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE BY VISION
PUBLISHING. MR. STAAKS'S GENTLENESS
OFFERS TO ME THE OPPORTUNITY OF MANTAIN
A +4 CHAPTER ON HIS MAG. HIS ATTEMPT
WOULD TO BE SUPPORT A BIG SLICE OF HOME
AND PERSONAL COMPUTERS,LIKE +4,VIC20,
AMIGA... MR. STAAKS IS ALSO THINKING
ABOUT A PAPERMAG EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATE TO
COMMODORE SYSTEMS APART OF C64.
PRACTICALLY,IF THE +4 CHAPTER WILL GET
SUCCESS,A KIND OF MAG LIKE THAT COULD BE
POSSIBLE.
VISION PUBLISHING ALSO SPREADS HIS
PRODUCTS. BECAUSE OF THIS,VISION IS
LOOKING FOR TALENTED PROGRAMMERS,
GRAPHICIANS AND MUSICIANS FOR ALL KIND
OF SYSTEMS LIKE C64,ZX SPECTRUM,AMIGA,PC
OR OTHER 8-BIT SYSTEMS. THEIR MAIN
CONCERN ARE AMIGA AND PC,BUT THEY WOULD
ALSO LIKE TO HELP THE 8-BIT. THEY WILL
ONLY SELL HIGH QUALITY SOFTWARE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,THE ADDRESS IS:
DE FAZANT,42
7905 HD HOOGEVEEN
HOLLAND
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SCORPIONS BITE BACK
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AS MANY OTHERS USERS,I RECEIVED A LETTER
FROM REDDI. I DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT HIM
SINCE SKORO LEAVED SCORPIONS TEAM;
PROBABLY HIS LAST RELEASE WAS THAT 12
BLOCKS DEMO REGARDING A SOFTSPRITE
ROUTINE.
FIRST,REDDI PRESENTS HIS NEW CREW.
SCORPIONS ARE: REDDI/HUNGARY
PADI/HUNGARY
JERRY/USA
BHUDDA/HUNGARY
IHO CHANG/JAPAN
JIMY CLAR/USA

AND NOW COMES AN ADVICE DESTINATED TO
SHOCK THE SCENE AS A BIG DEJA VU:REDDI
SELL THEIR PRODUCTS!
PLEASE WRITE TO ME YOUR IMPRESSIONS
ABOUT THIS,I'M VERY INTERESTED. AT THE
MOMENT I CAN'T BUILD A JUDICE:FIRST,I
WANT TO SEE THOSE STUFFS,BECAUSE IT
COULD ALSO BE THAT THEIR WORKS ARE SO
GOOD DUE TO BREAK THRU THE SIMPLE WORKS
MADE BY A +4 FAN.

LET'S SEE WHAT HE OFFERS:
- ALADDIN
GAME,5 SIDES;PC GRAPHICS AND SOUNDS,3D
ANIM,STEREO SID PLAYER.
ALADDIN +3 DISKS:15 DM
- BATTERY 3
GAME,2 SIDES;AMIGA SOUNDS,VECTOR EFX,
STEREO SID PLAYER.
BATTERY 3 +1 DISK:10 DM

- DOOM+4
GAME,4 SIDES;PC GFX AND SOUNDS,SOUND
EFX,3D ANIMS,3YO FUNCTIONS,ZOOM,STEREO
SID PLAYER.
DOOM+4 +2 DISKS:15 DM

- SPEEDBALL 2
GAME,1 SIDE;AMIGA GFX AND SOUNDS,3YO
FUNCTIONS,SID.
SPEEDBALL 2 +1 DISK:5 DM

- LOGO 2
GAME,1 FILE+TOP SCORES;C64 GFX AND
SOUNDS,3YO FUNCTIONS,SID.
LOGO 2 +1 DISK:3 DM

- SECOND REALITY
DEMO,2 SIDE;PC GFX AND SOUNDS,3D ANIM,
VECTOR EFX,STEREO SID PLAYER;WORKS WITH
128KB+AVR.
SECOND REALITY +1 DISK:10 DM

- 128KB RAM+AVR
HARDWARE;CHIP F2TA7698AP,EXTERIOR SETUP,
4 JOU JOIN,MOUSE FUNCTION.
128KB RAM+AVR +1 SOFTWARE DISK:20 DM

- STEREO SID PLAYER
HARDWARE;V1.0,2*8 BIT STEREO.
SSP +1 SOFTWARE DISK:5 DM

- STEREO SID PLAYER
HARDWARE;V2.0,4*8 BIT STEREO.
SSP +1 SOFTWARE DISK:10 DM

- SOUNDMACHINE V5.0
UTILITY,5 SIDES;16 STREAKS,AMIGA EFX.
SOUNDMACHINE V5.0 +DISKS:5 DM

- TIE FIGHTER - STAR WARS
GAME,9 SIDES;WORKS WITH 128KB,SSP;OFFERS
STEREO SOUND EFX,4 SIDE PC DEMO.
TIE FIGHTER - STAR WARS:20 DM
- FUTURE COMPOSER V7.0
UTILITY,1 SIDE;WORKS WITH SID PLAYER
V1.2.
FC V7.0:5 DM

WORKS IN PROGRESS:
- LOTUS 3
- SCN NEWS 28

I SENT TO REDDI 30 DM TO BUY SOMEONE OF
THESE STUFFS;AFTER A MONTH REDDI WROTE
BACK:HE WILL SEND ANYTHING IN NOVEMBER,
CAUSE HE HAS TO SATISFY OTHER REQUESTS
TOO. STAY TUNED FOR NEWS AND REVIEWS!

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