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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 14, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

Steambot Chronicles Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

Game Demos (free)

UNO Demo
Play the free trial version of UNO now! Get ready to call “UNO” on your PlayStation 3 system! The world famous card game is faithfully reproduced for the PS3 system and also features exciting new rules. With a multiplayer mode played on one PS3 system or on PlayStation Network, UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 258 MB

Bundles

Magic Orbz Bundle Pack ($13.99)
Creat Studios presents new Magic Orbz Bundle Pack. We offer you a collection of all released Magic Orbz episodes: exciting “Plundering Pirates”, romantic “Naughty Knights”, mysterious “Wicked Witches”, and delightful “Winter”. Smash these diverse worlds one by one into tiny pieces! If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the Magic Orbz Bundle Pack today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 155.2 MB

Add-on Game Content

Magic Orbz Winter Pack ($2.99)
Magic Orbz is a fresh spin on classic brick-breaking gameplay, enabling players to bust apart 3D environments, piece by piece. You will find a snow covered world in the new Winter Pack. New levels, trophies, and adventures! And a good opportunity to remind Santa about you – don’t miss your chance! If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the Magic Orbz Winter Pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ZEN Pinball Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table ($2.49)
The shadows of evil are gathering once again in the dark corners of Tokyo Sky City. Only Ryu Hayabusa and his gorgeous teammates, Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji, can banish the vicious Spider Ninja clan and defeat its fierce leader, Genshin. Intense ninja combat meets arcade pinball action in this Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2-themed add-on table for Zen Pinball. Are you up to the challenge, warrior?
File size: 54 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • Vampire Weekend Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Holiday”, “Cousins”, and “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 24 MB – 38 MB (singles), 85 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Grind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Heaven Beside You”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Last of My Kind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “We Die Young”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Your Decision”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • Alice In Chains Pack 2 ($8.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Alice In Chains Pack 02. This pack includes: “Grind,” “Heaven Beside You,” “Last of My Kind,” “We Die Young” and “Your Decision” by Alice In Chains

File sizes: 23 MB – 45 MB (singles), 172 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

White Knight Chronicles International Edition Combat Trailer
File size: 127 MB (HD) 215 MB (1080)

2009 Gran Turismo Awards
File size: 183 MB (HD)

Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Debut Trailer
File size: 121 MB (HD)

SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #2
File size: 101 MB (HD)

2009 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Videos (x5) (US only)
File sizes: 202 MB – 232 MB (SD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

Luxor: The Wrath of Set ($9.99)
Journey across the lands of ancient Egypt with Luxor, a thrilling action-puzzle adventure. Play 123 exhilarating levels, through 20 challenging stages, using your mystical winged scarab to shoot and destroy the approaching magical spheres before they reach the pyramids at the end of their path. Unleash awesome powers through electrifying and unique power-ups such as explosive Fireballs and thundering Lightning Bolts. Experience three challenging play modes for loads of action-packed, pulse-pounding excitement!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 24 MB

PSP minis

Dynogems ($2.99)
Incredibly addictive and easy to play! Kick back and get ready to experience this new jewel in the classic “Match Three” tradition. Make fantastic combinations organizing and regrouping jewels of the same color, setting off multiple explosions and chain reactions, and even clear the screen when you get the right jewel in the right. You can also use magic items to get more powerful explosions.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 16 MB

PSP Demos (free)

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Demo
Dragons and magic abound in this timeless adventure. In this remake of the classic RPG, Lunar: The Silver Star, explore the world of Lunar anew with updated graphics, an all new scenario and new music, while revisiting an unforgettable cast and story.
For more details, visit www.xseedgames.com
ESRB Rated T
File size: 210 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Gran Turismo PSP Car Pack (free)
Prepare for the most authentic handheld racing experience as Gran Turismo debuts on the PSP system. Prove your driving skills on 35 tracks, and trade or share more than 800 stunning cars from the world’s top manufacturers. Download this free car pack with five of the best cars in exclusive colors not available in the game.
File size: 1.02 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Big Guns PSP Theme (free)
File size: 554 KB

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Red Planet PSP Theme (free)
File size: 504 KB

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Tower PSP Theme (free)
File size: 445 KB

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322 Comments

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+ jterickson on January 15th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

We need CHRONO CROSS!! That would sell like crazy! Don’t forget about Vagrant Story.


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+ jterickson on January 15th, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

C’mon guys and gals, tell them that you want Chrono Cross! WE WANT IT!!


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+ jterickson on January 15th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

Grace, I have a question. Is Chrono Cross coming to the US PSN store any time soon or Vagrant Story?


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+ dehumanizer_666 on January 15th, 2010 at 8:28 am said:

Horrible Update, came home from work to see barely anything in the store. Oh well, hopefully next week’s update will be better.


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+ NeCrom-X on January 15th, 2010 at 8:36 am said:

Worst update ever!!!!

I’m just waiting for Hustle Kings to come to the US store….I’ve heard a rumor of January 28th can anyone at Sony confirm this????


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+ KidCommando on January 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am said:

Congratulations to Darth-Krayt!

You have been awarded the

“Complainers can’t complain, but I can complain about the complainers” trophy.

You also walked away with the

“I am the most self-righteous gamer alive and all other opinions that aren’t mine are crap” trophy.

Congratulations to all that entered. display those trophies proudly you trooper.


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+ Se7enthSign on January 15th, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

All of these people complaining about this update is a good thing IMO. I had my PS3 since launch and I clearly remember a time when an update like this would be cause for celebration. “OMG, UNO DEMO!!!”


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+ NeCrom-X on January 15th, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

I think its the people that just got their PS3 and don’t realize the update after they come back from the holidays is always like this. I’ve had mine for 3 years and every update after new year has been that way. Oh no one update that is lacking waaaaaa go cry about it lol


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+ ursinhomalvado on January 15th, 2010 at 8:54 am said:

I hope this kind of useless update is caused by a huge amount of work that Sony people is involved to give us, in near future, great things.
There are so many PS2 games that can be ported to PS3 out there… Just with PS2 games, PS Store can have great updates every week. “The Last Guardian” is coming, what about a version of “Ico” and “Shadow of the Colossus” to be played with PS3?


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+ Quixote on January 15th, 2010 at 9:00 am said:

i have 2 questions-

the EU Blog posts the PSN Store update as a Heads Up, meaing it comes out before the Store is updated.

Is there any chance of that happening on the US Blog?

It also appears that Mike Kebby is actively engaging the blog posters.

Is there any chance of that happening on the US Blog?


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+ Jarvool7 on January 15th, 2010 at 9:11 am said:

i know this may be beating a dead horse but i just signed up. does anyone know if vagrant story will be released in the US anytime soon or is it just for EU? i was really lookng forward to playing that…

thanks


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+ sdmf4ever on January 15th, 2010 at 9:21 am said:

I was expecting something a bit better, but I guess you take what you can get. So….when do we get Vagrant Story (released several weeks ago in Japan), Legend of Dragoon and FF IX. You know…Xenogears and Fear Effect would be two other great titles to add to the PS One Classics for PSP/PS3 as well. Any idea when we will get these????????


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+ Stillfree906 on January 15th, 2010 at 9:53 am said:

This update is quite horrible but what is more horrible is the lack of customer service the us playstation blog gives its customers. I totally agree with POST# 262 that the EU blog works harder at engaging their user base and answering questions/concerns. Lets compare the two: EU’s ‘Heads-Up’ blog entry has 267 Comments and 72 Replies Vs. US’s blog entry which has 265 Comments and 0 Replies.

I applaud Mike Kebby’s efforts to make sure that customers are happy and that their voices are being heard. Grace Chen you should take a few notes from him as your attitude comes off cold and artificial. I’m sorry that typing “Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.” expends so much energy that you are not able to answer comments. Then again, once in a blue moon you do cherry pick comments to reply to.


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+ TheWrenchNinja on January 15th, 2010 at 10:01 am said:

This is definitely the worst “update” ever. If you can even call it an update.


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

Played the Lunar silver Star Harmony Demo Buying this game its so good HXSEED Thank you! I support you! =)..But why no demo for FFXIII! as well as the upcoming games for 2010! No Slacking off Sony!..Irem ??.HOME new space is and doesn’t make any sense I don’t live in Japan Sony that space is so lame there is absolutely nothing to do expect give you people money and dance in silly costumes!..Where is the Beach in HOME Sony?…Japan has been enjoying this new space since Oct 2009 SCEA bring it over here please!.. As well as the most requested CROSS GAME CHAT I ALSO WANT BEFORE I DIE IN GAME MUSIC!!!! Cheers!


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+ ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

Oh come on, no news on Dragon age:Origins DLC? You can’t even tell us when we will get return to ostagar and if awakening will be a downloadable version.

Ridiculous.


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+ ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am said:

Oh come on, no news on Dragon age:Origins DLC? You can’t even tell us when we will get return to ostagar and if awakening will be a downloadable version. Please jsut bloody give us Dragon age fans some sort of news


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+ ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am said:

oops duplicate


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:24 am said:

I agree where is the 2010 Demos?..Also inexcusable that they have no Demo for God Of War 3 ,White Chronicles, FFXIII!.. Come on pick up the pace Sony!..I had to buy the Demo on Ebay just to play GOW-3 now that is sad!.This game will be Action adventure for 2010!1.. Sorry people no Batman in 2010 =( They delayed it..You got a long wait 2011 November! =(..


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

Anyone hear from Capcom?..there working on a Final Fight & Magic Sword online game for 2010!.. You gotta be kidding! lol..Oh yeah Dark Void is the worst game I’ve seen in a long time the demo just proved that Capcoms got a long way to go with games like this!


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+ berzirk on January 15th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

Anybody else notice that not a single Sony employee commented or responded to a post here? First time that has happened that I can remember. Perhaps they’re as disappointed with their own update as we all are.


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

Is this deja vu all over again 2009?..The 360 gets new demos every Tuesday and PS3 gets nothing?..Lame!.They seriously need to keep us more informed!..Its sad that they come back from the bahamas yes there Christmas vacation’s but they still are to lazy to give us some better Demo’s etc!..Not impressed Sony!


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

Yeah lol…Tough luck Sony if you want to support your fan-base then do it gezz!.


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+ SlackerTD on January 15th, 2010 at 10:50 am said:

Cool… I didn’t expect the Magic Orbz bundle to come out today when they spoke of it the other day. My son & I will both enjoy this when I buy it later today.

Good to see a new table for Zen Pinball (even though I don’t have the game yet, when I do, I’ll have another table for it). :)


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+ Korlithiel on January 15th, 2010 at 11:44 am said:

So, we got a good PSP Demo this week…and little else worth considering.


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+ guyminsberghe on January 15th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

I’m agree with everyone! What a poor update! No psone game! Why no Guilty Gear like at last week’s update in the european psn? And there are so many good games on the psone : Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Bloody Roar 2, Capcom Vs Snk Pro, Marvel Vs Capcom or X-men Vs Street Fighter, Crash Team Racing, etc!


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+ SilverPR on January 15th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Ok this is how it goes as far the first 200 comments on the hate-o-meter….

86% is just plain hating the update

5% are defending that is not the worst update ever or like it

5% asking WTF is (your game here) game or demo of Heavy Rain

4% Disapointed on the update overall but not hate comments

Seriously you people will get high blood pressure for just a bunch of data. In my case since I’m busy with all of my old games until Heavy Rain arrives I’m ok.

But at least bring already Hustle Kings, it’s already approved by the ESRB as “E” and it’s waiting to be buy by us the US gamers. I had people that had open UK accounts and bought it from UK so stop loosing money on the matter.


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+ Metellica505 on January 15th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

Very dry update maybe just buy a new game this week


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+ AltimaotGates on January 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

The update is pretty sparse. More demos and SD trailers would be good.


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+ Skaetur on January 15th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

This update is so weak, I’m not even going to leave a comment!


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+ patrickoak on January 15th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

Why did I buy a PSPGo again?

If you guys aren’t going to give us games on the PSN, at least give us another way to play games! It’s like you guys don’t want the Go to be successful! Many of us have money that we are prepared to practically THROW at you, but you WON’T LET US!

I know this is a low blow, but as horrible as the NGAGE was, at least you could buy and play all the NGAGE games on it… The PSP has a decent library of games, why won’t you let us BUY them?

I understand that it will take time to put all those games on the PSN, and even then it is unlikely that the entire library will ever be available online, but at least make an effort! Please? I’m begging you Sony!

Please!


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+ Glytch on January 15th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

What I want to know is, when will we get Settlers of Catan here in America as a download on PSN?


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+ Kitterpillar on January 15th, 2010 at 3:59 pm said:

Any chance of FFIX anytime soon?


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+ ThaddeusK on January 15th, 2010 at 4:04 pm said:

LukeinDeidre: Emo much? Why don’t you go cut yourself instead of whining. :P


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+ plagueborn on January 15th, 2010 at 4:08 pm said:

wow i completely regret ever getting a pspgo. some of the best umd titles have yet to be released on it; i dont understand why sony would release a system that has so little support from 3rd party developers at such a high cost.


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+ TheMadSpin on January 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

I think my main complaint about updates like this one is the way it highlights the overall loneliness of the Playstation Network.

Don’t get me wrong, if you ask me what the best game of 2009 was, I’m probably going to tell you that it was Uncharted 2. There’s no question that when I’m picking single player games like Final Fantasy XIII or Dragon Age that I’m going to pick my PS3.

However, in any situation where I’m looking to interact online (for example my recent playthroughs of Borderlands) I’m almost certain to pick up the 360 versions.

In fact, the streamlined and integral nature of XBox Live means that I’d probably pick a game that doesn’t look as good if the online features were solid enough.

I’m hoping that the premium Sony service will amend a lot of these issues, but I also fear that the current downward trend on the Playstation Network is directly related to Sony saving up content for the premium service.

While we PSN users got no holiday content, Microsoft offered a deal a day (including games like Shadow Complex, Marvel vs. Capcom and Battlefield for under 10 bucks).

The title of “best downloadable games” is a hard one to award to Sony.


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+ IRONSCORPIO on January 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

2nd update of 2010 and this is how playstation network does it (smh) im disappointed come on its 2010 step it up


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+ Jedi5diah on January 15th, 2010 at 7:10 pm said:

cut some slack guys, it may be updates that u r not interested in, but it’s a free network and they are really working hard. keep it up PSN!


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+ TheMadSpin on January 15th, 2010 at 7:32 pm said:

Sorry Jed, I didn’t realize you had an inside insight into how hard the people at the Playstation Network are working.

However, Conan O’Brien is working pretty hard too, but he’s getting railed over at NBC with far more than just complaints.

In a world where you cater to consumers, the consumer’s voice is incredibly important and whether you choose to ignore it or not, it’s gonna be pretty hard to silence it.

They aren’t our family members, they’re a company providing a service. If we have suggestions or concerns about that service then we have every right to voice them–in fact, that’s what our money buys us when you’re dealing with a dynamic world like digital content.

However, in the future, if you want to make a point that sounds like it’s coming from a reputable source (which I’m sure you are) then please take the time to type out simple words like “you” and “are” out of respect for yourself and your readers.


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+ dnd401 on January 15th, 2010 at 7:42 pm said:

Are PS3′s keyboard & mouse compatable
we just got a new ps3


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+ ApacheMan2K on January 15th, 2010 at 10:01 pm said:

What about the PS1 game downloads? Aren’t there any newer PS1 games to download?


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+ Ozza2 on January 15th, 2010 at 10:06 pm said:

Bring out more good retro games! Like Parasite Eve 1&2 or Final Fantasy IX !


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+ AKDREDDOG24 on January 16th, 2010 at 6:17 am said:

very weak update, should have skipped this week and had a bigger one next week


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+ MidgardZolom on January 16th, 2010 at 9:09 am said:

I’m really upset that Grandia has been on the JP PSN for almost a year now and we haven’t gotten it.


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+ NICE_AIM_GRANDMA on January 16th, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

Not too shabby. PSP owners got free new Gran Turismo cars. Any news on when Silent Hill Shattered Memories comes out to the store? It’s coming to UMD this Tuesday and I have my fingers crossed for next week!


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+ CrippledHustla on January 16th, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

come on no ps1 games, AGAIN?


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+ SuperKingKratos on January 16th, 2010 at 1:47 pm said:

terrible terrible terrible update…come get your stuff together Sony. This crap is embarrassing! There could not have been one person in your organization that thought this pitful excuse of an update was worth releasing. I would have been more satisfied by NO update.

MORE PS3/PS1 GAMES, DEMOS…NO VIDEOS, PICTURES, OR ANY OF THAT OTHER CRAP YOU TRY TO GIVE US!


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+ SuperKingKratos on January 16th, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

TERRIBLE UPDATE… GET IT TOGETHER SONY!


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+ yayday on January 16th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

lol,everybody thinks this is a lame update…..INCLUDING ME!!!


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+ yayday on January 16th, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

@273:LOL!!!


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