Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed

The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game was supposed to happen during the NBA playoffs tonight, but someone at Activision pulled the switch a little early and confirmed that yes, it is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. And yes, it is jumping into the near-future.

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The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game was supposed to happen during the NBA playoffs tonight, but someone at Activision pulled the switch a little early to confirm that yes, it is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Treyarch. And yes, it is jumping into the near-future. The official site went live early this morning, though most of the useful bits are still locked down. Still, it does confirm that it'll be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 13.

Leaked images spotted by Doope

The screenshots and teaser trailer are unavailable, but the site has a still of the trailer showing Los Angeles in flames and being evacuated. A fuzzed-out thumbnail shows the quadrotor teased in a spot of viral marketing, and confirms that the leaked screenshots picked up by Doope were real. "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare," the pre-order page says. Expect more information, and that trailer, tonight.
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    May 1, 2012 4:59 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed.

    The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game was supposed to happen during the NBA playoffs tonight, but someone at Activision pulled the switch a little early and confirmed that yes, it is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. And yes, it is jumping into the near-future.

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      May 1, 2012 5:04 AM

      By this stage I think I really only care about the IW ones, they proved they've still got it. Treyarch, not so much.

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        May 1, 2012 7:36 AM

        Treyarch Call of Duty's are like even-year Quakecons!

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        May 1, 2012 7:42 AM

        Used to agree, but I think Black Ops was better than MW3.

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        May 1, 2012 7:43 AM

        There is no IW anymore.

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        May 1, 2012 8:49 AM

        Wasn't the first blops treyarch? Cash cow or not, I had fun with it

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        May 1, 2012 9:15 AM

        Uhhh.... what? I played the last 3 games and they were not different enough to even really even tell who developed what.

        If anything I'd say that maybe MW2 and MW3 were better SP and BLOPS was better MP. They're still all essentially the same damn game though.

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          May 1, 2012 9:30 AM

          "The Last Three Games" I don't even know where that is in relation to Call of Duty 2. lolololololool

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            May 1, 2012 11:13 AM

            COD2, COD3, COD4:MW1, WAW, MW2, BLOPS, MW3

            At least I think that's the order.

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        May 1, 2012 9:48 AM

        I have skipped all Treyarch COD games in the past, but I admit I am at least interested to see where this one goes, because of the future setting.

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        May 1, 2012 1:36 PM

        Even though I don't mind IW's way, I appreciate the FOV slider and Dedicated servers that Treyarch puts in.

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        May 1, 2012 4:55 PM

        I hated MW2 and MW3 but enjoyed CoDBLOPS (CoD4 was better than all of them). I would note that I've never been a huge fan of the single player in any of the games...so I'm speaking purely from a multiplayer perspective.

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      May 1, 2012 5:06 AM

      I played the demo for BO1, and it had this top down strategy type part where you order a unit around. I thought, hey cool, something a bit different and tactical. But nope, it tells you exactly where to click and when :(
      Does it get any more interesting in the full game

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        May 1, 2012 6:24 AM

        Haha, no. I once got stuck against an invisible wall, permanently pushed into it, with walls either side, by a Russian soldier trying to escape. That game was such a buggy mess.

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      May 1, 2012 5:06 AM

      By this stage I think I really only care about the Treyarch ones, they proved they've still got it. IW, not so much.

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        May 1, 2012 6:25 AM

        Tell me you got the studios mixed up.

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        May 1, 2012 1:45 PM

        Treyarch are the only ones who care enough to include a console, fov slider and proper dedicated support. Speaks volumes IMO. IW or what is left of them can go do one.

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      May 1, 2012 5:21 AM

      Will be the same formula, no doubt...but it's a fun formula, so I'll pick this up just like I have every other year. You're welcome, Activision. -_-

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        May 1, 2012 10:52 AM

        please buy it used.

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          May 1, 2012 11:06 AM

          Haha. I might, if I wouldn't be left behind everyone else once I jumped into multiplayer.

          I don't get why high sales for this is a bad thing. Is it because then they'll be more likely to continue to make games like this? Considering a lot of people enjoy games such as this one, I don't see how that's a bad thing. (Not you specifically) If you don't like it, don't play it. Simple as that.

          Every year people complain about CoD's high sales, as if people are being forced into buying it and thus taking away money they'd spend on better games, which makes no sense. People buy what they want, which seems to be Call of Duty a lot of the time. :P

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        May 1, 2012 11:11 AM

        It will likely be a purchase for me, as well. I enjoy the MP quite a bit in all of these games. I thought the newer system they used in MW3 for killstreaks and such were pretty fun.

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      May 1, 2012 5:24 AM

      so http://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU was a viral video for the game

      heh

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        May 1, 2012 1:30 PM

        Yeah, figured. Way too CG looking. Also, same design. haha.

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      May 1, 2012 5:48 AM

      I feel like the crowd that's still buying these games is pretty much the same as the Madden-every-year crowd. Most discerning gamers have moved on.

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        May 1, 2012 6:16 AM

        I can agree with that. I was just thinking that Call of Duty has become like most sports titles...even though I DO buy it every year. Along with other, better games, of course. :P

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        May 1, 2012 6:27 AM

        I grabbed MW3 in the Steam sale but would never pay full price. The MW games are usually pretty fun multiplayer and the single player is a ridiculous Hollywood-style 5 hour blast, which works for me.

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        May 1, 2012 7:41 AM

        Given that they went from WW2 to Modern War, I'm assuming they'll go to future war with lasers and shit and I'll definitely check that out, I think. The thing about COD games is that great cinematic single player experience and although I do not care about COD multi, the SP will keep dragging me in.

        That said, I have MW3 and have yet to play it, so maybe I've moved on too.

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          May 1, 2012 9:47 AM

          CoD has a cinematic style...but there's nothing cinematic about 640p and textures to match. Cinematic is the trailer for Colonial Marines, BF on Ultra, or Halo. Maybe I'm being a bit elitist, I just feel that nothing can be accurately termed cinematic if it's not running in HD, in this day and age.

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        May 1, 2012 10:02 AM

        I'll buy them on release day IF it has split screen co-op. CodD MW games are fun in split screen. not that interested in the sp or mp death match

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      May 1, 2012 6:33 AM

      Should be good, we shall see.

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      May 1, 2012 6:44 AM

      stop buying these piece of shit games you idiots

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      May 1, 2012 6:44 AM

      is anybody else mad about this i am so mad that people like these games fuck!!!

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        May 1, 2012 6:56 AM

        how mad are you fry how mad are you?

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          May 1, 2012 7:00 AM

          spittin mad. this ruins games for the rest of us and lowers the bar!!!

          look i didn't build a trigger rig so console n00bs could play this rehashed shit every year and make us all collectively dumber with lower and lower expectations!!!!

          these are probably the same rabble-rousers that cross my lawn when they get off the bus!! fuuuuccck! back in my day gaming had dignity.

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        May 1, 2012 7:06 AM

        agreed dammit people stop liking stuff

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        May 1, 2012 7:13 AM

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        May 1, 2012 7:19 AM

        well to me it's like watching TV and noticing commercials for Survivor season 83 and thinking jesus christ they still make that fucking show? Or hearing that The Kardashians got re-upped for 10 more seasons at eleventy million dollars and thinking why wont you people stop rewarding these cunts.

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        May 1, 2012 7:44 AM

        Don't you like BF3 though [fry], I would of thought you would eat this up its in the FPS genera? BLOPS2 will have been in the works for more than 2 years, so it could be good bro.

        Whats the beef?

        Anyways I have a game that I think your gonna love and more to your taste they are going to do a live stream of the SP version of it running off a PC in DX11 all pimped out. Your trigger rig is gonna want to eat this game up --> Ghost Recon Future Soldier its going to be super quality and push your trigger rig like BF3 does.

        Tomorrow it goes down the preview --> http://games.ign.com/articles/122/1223872p1.html (I will re post tomorrow).

        Hey [fry] the glass is half full bro :)

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          May 1, 2012 7:46 AM

          i was just kidding bud i have no problem with these games at all i actually enjoy them

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            May 1, 2012 8:16 AM

            Ohhhh you kidder :) you got me [slaps my desk and chuckles] I thought so I was like whaaaa [fry] loves BF3 he must be interested in this bad boy.

            Cool lets hope it will be good.

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        May 1, 2012 9:51 AM

        I can't believe these violence repressed Europeans insulting this game, they need to stop being so intolerant.

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      May 1, 2012 7:25 AM

      I haven't bought a cod since mw2 (discounted on steam the next christmas) and haven't bought a treyarch COD before. This might interest me enough to give it a shot. Whether at launch or at a discount is really up to gameplay footage and how much they're mixing it up.

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      May 1, 2012 7:29 AM

      Great... so the Call o Duty excreting orifice is starting to open. We get to all watch it slowly dilate until November when it shits out a new edition.

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        May 1, 2012 11:09 AM

        Yep, and millions of gamers will buy it, and there will still be people who bitch about it.

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      May 1, 2012 7:34 AM

      Sorry Activision, I know you are forced to make 2 or more CoD titles a year... but Prototype is a better franchise.

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      May 1, 2012 8:21 AM

      I am jack's complete lack of surprise

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      May 1, 2012 8:31 AM

      Yawn. Call me when COD games get there third subtitle.

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      May 1, 2012 8:32 AM

      Call of Duty: Blacker Ops.

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      May 1, 2012 9:16 AM

      FUCKING MECHS!!!!

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      May 1, 2012 9:34 AM

      Do CoD players even care about the SP campaign? I bet most of them would gladly pay $60 for the multiplayer content alone. IW/Trey should drop this archaic SP nonsense and save a bunch on dev costs.

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        May 1, 2012 9:44 AM

        Yepyepyepyep

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        May 1, 2012 9:49 AM

        It's the only reason I purchased Black Ops and Modern Warfare(1) - I enjoyed them quite a lot. The MP was a nice distraction for quite a while, though!

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        May 1, 2012 10:16 AM

        I enjoy them for what they are. It makes me laugh the same people that love movies like Transformers don't like the SP in these games. Just take it for what it is, simply a popcorn story in an interactive format.

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          May 1, 2012 11:08 AM

          Agree with this so much. It's like people are afraid to just enjoy some dumb fun now and then. Not everything needs to be high brow and deep, and no one should feel any lesser for enjoying entertainment that's stupid and simple. :O

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          May 1, 2012 4:55 PM

          What if you don't like Transformers "live action" or COD SP? Those "infinite spawns until you hit the invisible tripwire" drive me away from the game screaming curses.

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            May 1, 2012 9:47 PM

            Then that type of entertainment doesn't seem to be for you, period. Not sure what else to say about that.

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        May 1, 2012 10:21 AM

        I do, yes. compelling story and good tension, good villains. battlefield is the one that could drop the SP stuff if they so desired, maybe it like Quake 3. SP is just some bot warmup levels.

        but modern warfare had some really good campaign sections, well scripted and tense. then you get to multiplayer, and it's all a bunch of cheating whiner spergy assholes.

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        May 1, 2012 10:39 AM

        I just do SP in them.

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        May 1, 2012 11:03 AM

        I like them

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        May 1, 2012 11:07 AM

        MW3 had a crazy, out of control story, but it was damn fun to play through. The end of it was quite satisfying.

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        May 1, 2012 11:14 AM

        I think plenty of people care about and enjoy the single player game. I have beaten the campaign and played SpecOps/Zombies on every game I've purchased.

        I do think it's silly all of the achievements are SP only though.

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        May 1, 2012 11:19 AM

        First thing I play in any game -> SP

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        May 1, 2012 11:50 AM

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        May 1, 2012 11:50 AM

        Sure they do. Everyone remembers the Chernobyl playground/ferris wheel finale, right?

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          May 1, 2012 12:01 PM

          I remember it because I almost broke a controller playing that stage on Veteran difficulty.

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            May 1, 2012 7:22 PM

            Always hide behind the bumper cars!

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              May 1, 2012 7:53 PM

              Yeah, there was no other choice. It soon become a contest in throwing back the frags faster than the AI could >:[

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                May 1, 2012 9:45 PM

                I struggled with that area until I went back there. Didn't have too much trouble with it then actually. I ran behind the group to get the Intel piece I missed in that building and ran back to finish it off. That part DID take me a few tries.

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        May 1, 2012 12:13 PM

        I've beaten every COD campaign, including Classic, on Veteran. I don't play much MP.

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        May 1, 2012 12:54 PM

        I start out and finish SP before touching MP. I find it to be training of sorts for MP.

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        May 1, 2012 2:53 PM

        I asked this because out of the 20 or so people I know that plays CoD, none of them knew who Captain Price was. :(

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          May 1, 2012 7:37 PM

          I think you're asking the wrong group of people. Those who play CoD MP all the time are less likely to give a damn about the SP.

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        May 1, 2012 5:32 PM

        I play single player all the way through and then dabble in online if the mood strikes me.

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        May 1, 2012 8:10 PM

        I've only really played the single player part of COD.

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        May 2, 2012 12:44 PM

        Fuck SP in any game, it is all about multiplayer since Quake 1 came out. Move on with the times bro.

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      May 1, 2012 9:35 AM

      Frontlines: fuel of war ripoff?

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        May 1, 2012 3:22 PM

        Kaos is the only company that noticed the military uses a lot of drones?

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      May 1, 2012 9:40 AM

      I think Treyarch still take a lot of crap from people over COD3, which was a rush job. I read often where people say that they haven't played BLOPS etc, and will pass this next game, almost just because it's Treyarch, and not IW. Shame, they are a great developer, I thought BLOPS was awesome (Loved WAW as well). I guess I'm the "console noob" that a lot of you hate, because I buy the COD games every year, and put about 150 hours in each time.....laughed at the concsole noob thing actually, since the first "console" I ever played was a Hanimex console, with "PONG", in 1977, and still get excited when a new system is released.......let the flaming begin!!

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        May 1, 2012 1:38 PM

        Yup, Treyarch seems to fix what IW screws up. WAW was amazing...

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      May 1, 2012 9:59 AM

      Since they are finally bringing Call of Duty to a new setting the should have just called it Call of Duty 5. I might take an honest look at this CoD now.

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      May 1, 2012 12:57 PM

      Treyarch did a great job with Black Ops. Don't see why this would be any different. Fuck, they've made the best Spiderman games to date IMHO.

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      May 1, 2012 1:34 PM

      Sweet. Another CoD release that has (hopefully) dedicated servers.

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      May 1, 2012 1:44 PM

      i dont like Treyarch games but I will play it.

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      May 1, 2012 1:44 PM

      I can't get enough of these. I wished they released a new one every month.

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      May 1, 2012 1:48 PM

      I really liked BLOPS but not really sure I want to continue down this line. I haven't even played the latest MW. BF3 has really taken over for me.

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      May 1, 2012 4:04 PM

      New graphics engine or just the same previously ancient Black Ops engine? If the latter, no thanks, if the former, I might just be intrigued.

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        May 1, 2012 4:04 PM

        Wait...is this a Treytarch release? No thanks.

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          May 1, 2012 6:28 PM

          TBH the last couple IW releases have been worse than the Treyarch releases.

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            May 1, 2012 7:30 PM

            That's true!

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            May 2, 2012 6:21 AM

            I can't agree as far as MW2 - it was surprisingly decent, despite some of the anti-PC stuff going on with it.

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      May 1, 2012 6:21 PM

      SHARK FUCKING VAULTED

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      May 1, 2012 6:30 PM

      uncharted 3 horse scene!

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      May 1, 2012 7:30 PM

      people still play these? beyond tired

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      May 2, 2012 12:07 PM

      Oh joy

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