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Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 24, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Over last month’s holiday break, I vowed to do something I failed to do in 2006 – complete Final Fantasy XII. Well, a month+ of hard work later, the deed is done (as of 10am this morning). I feel like a haze (mist?) has lifted, as I haven’t played anything else in the interim, let alone watch TV or see any movies. Did I miss anything?

The timing is good – MAG deploys Tuesday, with White Knight Chronicles the week after. And of course, I’ll be able to tackle Final Fantasy XIII with a clear conscience in March.

The PS Blog weekly reading list (Week of January 18, 2010)

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+ lcmnick on January 24th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

It’s good for you that this blog doesn’t have down-voting buttons…hint, hint, wink, wink, Jeff… ;)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:

    Why\’s that, then?


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+ soulrend on January 24th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

^ Think so, heh.

Hey Jeff,

Any word if there will be an interview or something from the game “Last Rebellion”? Looking forward to the slew of JRPGs coming out and haven’t heard as much on this one. Thanks!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:

    [sending an email to Nao right, um, now]


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+ ShadOforce on January 24th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

Jeff,

As soon as you get any new info on The Last Guardian could you post it please? Us Team Ico fans would really appreciate it. :D

-ShadOforce


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:

    Well, I certainly wouldn\’t sit on any info if I had it!


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+ MadmanEU on January 24th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

Hey Jeff, I thought you said the GoW3 drought was over?

What the hell gives? Thats low, man. Really low.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

    And, indeed, there will be GoWIII-related posts on this blog every week, starting last Monday.


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+ ExcelKnight on January 24th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

Jeff, did you like FFXII? I loved it and I keep hearing that White Knight Chronicles is basically in the same style, which means I’m far more interested in that game than FFXIII…


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

    I liked it, though not as much as VI, VII, VIII, or X.


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+ mew_frenger on January 24th, 2010 at 12:43 pm said:

great week, as always it seems nowdays;)

forgive me, idk if this has ever really been cleared, if it has im sorry for bugging you. but will we ever see the GTA IV dlc on ps3? im such a huge fan, and it would be great for me to just get a confirmation, even if it is negative. i saw the one link with the answers from rockstar, so i thought i could ask.

plis jeff,. is it still out in the open, like the former playstation EU-boss said. or is it a definite no?


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+ bball230 on January 24th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

next fw update??< lol


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+ Zezzler on January 24th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

I really can’t wait to see the reviews for WKC and MAG. i really do want a new rpg to play through while waiting for FFXIII!


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+ gdogg666 on January 24th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

hey i must ask wats up wit the gow 3 release dates ehh? blockbuster says march 9th (highly doubt that one) and gamestop says march 16th which one is the right date!!!!!!! plz its drivin me and the rest of the states crazy!!!!!!!!!!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:24 pm said:

    Until we announce a release date (official word is \”March\” at present), neither site is accurate.


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+ gta_4 on January 24th, 2010 at 1:35 pm said:

i bet the reviews will be last minute because there scared MAG will be an epic fail like socom confrontation


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:26 pm said:

    Well, I\’ll go ahead and disagree with you there.

    Reviews can\’t be written until the game is actually out. I mean, you can\’t pass pre-release judgment on a game whose major, industry-leading feature (256 players in a single battle) can\’t be tested until release day.


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+ perrandy on January 24th, 2010 at 1:51 pm said:

glad that you finished the game.the game was somewhat easy overall with the exception of the optional bosses and of course the final boss.hey, jeff did you ever got your hands in to the zodiac spear? i tried my best but i never could get my hands on that because i opened certain treasure earlier that i shouldnt have…in any case,i’m pumped up for wkc.btw, i heard a rumor online that DLC will be free?? hope its true :0

anyways, any surprises in store for this upcoming week?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

    The Japanese DLC from WKC will be on-disc here in North America (and Europe), plus a few added features like voice chat.

    No, I didn\’t get the Zodiac Spear – opened a treasure chest in Rabanastre. They made that hard to get, didn\’t they?


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+ DeviantBoi on January 24th, 2010 at 1:52 pm said:

Jeff, what’s up with the SingStore updates? There haven’t been any new songs in a while!


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+ BlooodyCow on January 24th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

Will we get more God of War 3 info this week? Also, will there be a WKC post this week? The games comes out in 2 weeks dammit.


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+ angelspawn77 on January 24th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

yo jeff, so when WILL we be seeing the new GOW3 footage? since its been delayed.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

    What\’s been delayed?


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+ Jeeves_Tremor on January 24th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

So Jeff, how about that Bad Company 2 news…..

Do I have to make some calls? Don’t think that because I’m Canadian, that doesn’t mean I don’t know people…

Angry people.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

    Gordon van Dyke told me he\’s waiting to post until he can give the Blog something \”cool and exclusive.\”

    That\’s worth waiting for, innit?


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+ BlooodyCow on January 24th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

@4 ShadOforce
Agree. Any TLG info would be welcome.

@9 Zezzler
Please. FFXIII will get reviewed base on the name (Final Fantasy) rather than the content. You take away the FF name from FFXIII, and you have a game that very few cares about. WKC is offering a lot more, but will get overshadowed by FF because it FF and not a quality game.


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+ SilverPR on January 24th, 2010 at 3:04 pm said:

Good week…. Now anounce that:

1. Hustle Kings come tyhis week

2. Not mess up the DLC for Assassin’s Creed this week

3. That eventually you will post on February 11th the Heavy Rain demo announced, if not I will have to get it from Europe store

4. Put more PS1 classic and I mean real classics to the store.

5. And called Tom Fulp to see if the Castle Crashers is no BS since the ESRB hasn’t list it as a PS3 game.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

    OK, I\’ll get on it. Stay tuned.


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+ Jon_Mclane on January 24th, 2010 at 3:28 pm said:

Could we get another blog post about Yakuza 3 soon?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 3:33 pm said:

    Sega, do you hear him??

    Actually, I\’ll be at SoA this week to get some Alien vs Predator PS3 info for you, and I\’ll pass on your request. Did you see the preorder bonuses were announced? (link above)


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

More Heavy Rain or Bioshock 2 info soon?

P.S for everyone GOW III trailer was never promised or announced.Jeff only said more information on January. It was just speculation from HHG which turned out to be wrong like most of the time


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

God of War 3 PS3 Bundle? getting close to March..


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+ Jon_Mclane on January 24th, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

I already Pre-Ordered my Yakuza 3 from Gamestop, but thanks for posting that link to let others know. Sega needs to come here to the psblog more often, I canceled my day 1 purchase of Final Fantasy XIII for them, it’s the least they could do.


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+ Chrysus on January 24th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Have you or any of the Blog team have been to Santa Monica Studio & play GoWIII to completion or at least get to play some unseen levels?

Getting paid to know all SCE game secrets must suck… ;)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 5:37 pm said:

    I personally don\’t like to play things before they\’re 100% done. I played through LBP several times pre release, and when everyone was enjoying it at the holidays, I had seen it all before, albeit at an unpolished state.

    Enjoying things in a together is the way to go.

    Anyways, to answer your question, I\’ve seen most the first level. It\’ll be worth the wait :-)


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+ JohnAlden on January 24th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

Will NIS America be on the blog to talk about Last Rebellion this week?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 5:39 pm said:

    Probably not this week. I\’ve made the request as mentioned earlier.


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

Hope that Mass Effect 1 & 2 comes to PS3… first game was amazing and no doubt the second will be


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

Whatever happened with MW2 Dynamic themes?


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+ angelspawn77 on January 24th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

yo jeff, so when WILL we be seeing the new GOW3 footage? since its been delayed.

Jeff Rubenstein replied on January 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm
What’s been delayed?

The new footage, it was supposed to come out, but was delayed. Or wait are we even getting it at all? you know the gameplay that the screenshots are showing off.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 5:40 pm said:

    No video was never announced, so
    no video was ever delayed.

    The impressions were embargoed along with the screens. You should\’ve seen them in several places by now (we linked to some above).


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+ NewYork214 on January 24th, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

Hey Jeff. Hopefully sony santa monica doesnt release to many spoilers for GoW3 like they did for GoW 2. i cant resist looking at the stories but i regretted it so much for gow2. like having all the weapons revealed early and showing the barbarian guy coming back as a boss. and a whole bunch more that i cant think of. please mark them as spoilers in the beginning of the article if there is any.


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+ Kchow23 on January 24th, 2010 at 4:39 pm said:

@angelspawn77 GOW III trailer was never promised or announced.Jeff only said more information on January. Then everyone went berserk on the forums about it when they didn’t know it was just speculation from HHG which turned out to be wrong like most of the time


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+ Xiia on January 24th, 2010 at 4:40 pm said:

tell them to give us an japanese printable box art for yakuza 3 while ur at it.


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+ thepatriots on January 24th, 2010 at 4:53 pm said:

I know GT5 news is probably asking a little much right now given the delay in Japan. But will we get a post/coverage about the winner of GT Academy here in the US? That is all.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 5:41 pm said:

    Well, that wasn\’t really offered to you all here, so probably not. Euro PS Blog, most likely.


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+ BlindMango on January 24th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

hey Jeff,I just want to know if they are still working on additions to the PSN part of the playstation site, like will we get things like profile pages or something soon for our PSN accounts?

also, when I try to view my trophies on the US site, it asks me to log in when I already am and when I do it redirects me to the home page. So then I have to log out and log back in and then it will work, hopefully ou guys can fix this.


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+ TubaDude49 on January 24th, 2010 at 5:31 pm said:

I should have listened to the game when it told me to make save states. I got stuck in the Dreadnought Leviathan aginst those judges


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 5:42 pm said:

    ah, and that was only maybe 20% into the game as well.


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+ justaccording on January 24th, 2010 at 6:12 pm said:

I think people are expecting video of God of War III based on comments made on other gaming website. As much as I’m a God of War fan and can’t wait to get my hands on it, I really don’t want to be spoiled by seeing videos beforehand. It kills the anticipation and enjoyment a game once you start playing it and you come across screens which you’ve already seen. Developers spend a lot of time creating these games and want to make sure we get the most out of their visions. Fret not Playstation Nation, March will be here soon enough.


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+ Bashr21 on January 24th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

Hey Jeff. Two things:

1) Any info on Castle Crashers? The wait is killin me.

2) For the record, what is your favorite Final Fantasy?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 7:14 pm said:

    1) No, but I haven\’t talked to The Behemoth since, I believe, TGS.

    2) Tough question, but probably FF X, followed by FF VII, FF VI, FF Tactics (PS1), FF VIII, and FF XII.


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+ Obi_Al_Kenobi on January 24th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

I would like to stress that I’m having really trouble trying to acces to the blog. Since the servers were changed, I nearly cant acces to this blog, at any given time. Even now, I last for about 10 min to this page to display.

Im using Firefox 3.5.7. I havent tried on another web browser since this is my only browser I usually use.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 7:14 pm said:

    What kind of error are you getting? Friday was spotty, I know that much.


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+ mangudiaforce on January 24th, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

hey jeff looks as if you have your hands full. we are all looking for new info. we all hope we get that new gaming fullfilment a new game brings. now MAG that is my kind of game now the beta was good people. but as i read i knew it was a vague impression of the true full reliese. you will hear aBout Mag in a few weeks. trust me its a milestone in history. a start to many new bigger more intense games. thinking of that Jeff do you think your pedasessor in 2030 when MAG 4 the new milestone game of 2560 players is being reliesed will have as many games to look into and post about or as i think it will be worse. more games post. hmmm lets send ratchet and clank in the future to find out. lol


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+ mew_frenger on January 24th, 2010 at 7:12 pm said:

thnx for answering jeff. guess il just have to wait and see. not a huge problem right now, since im hooked on uncharted online. and so many other great games coming up.

keep up the good work.


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+ Bollix on January 24th, 2010 at 7:38 pm said:

Jeff,

What’s up? Any chance of Premier League Jerseys for Playstation Home?!?

Arsenal lost, don’t be too upset.

When are you guys coming back to Florida?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 9:51 pm said:

    dude, Stoke City is the real deal.
    I haven\’t heard anything about Premier League kits. Since they tend to have sponsorships, that might complicate things?


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+ NewYork214 on January 24th, 2010 at 7:53 pm said:

how can u not like FFIX. my favorite one. followed by 7


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

    Confession time: I never played it.


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+ DUDEWALK on January 24th, 2010 at 8:00 pm said:

Any news about Spelunker HD?


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+ mangudiaforce on January 24th, 2010 at 8:01 pm said:

madmaneu you again you did this same crap in the it only dose and the MAG trophy post. gow3 gow3 boo hoo boo hoo. enough. read before you post. he just said MAG this week GOW3 NEXT WEEK. honerstly kid. you whine more than a 2 year old for a lollipop. blubering over and over boo hoo on every thread you find. give it a rest. god of war is coming. i wanted to see split second its been delayed no word on it. go to gamestop ask them can i get the PS3 reliese dates. they give you a paper list on the reliese dates. that waY you cAn wipe the tears away and stop whining on every post. look they have alot of games in the works. alot nearing reliese. they have games not even started that are in the planning stage. then there are services updates. new store items. and not to mention pulse home alot of shows and now testers is coming soon. now there i aot to this lil masmaneu. alot more than can be imagined by a 1 track mind.


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+ assassin4321 on January 24th, 2010 at 8:16 pm said:

hey jeff will MAG be downloadable from psn cuz i wanna download it ??


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

    Nope, the game is Blu-ray only.


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+ angelspawn77 on January 24th, 2010 at 8:25 pm said:

yo jeff, so when WILL we be seeing the new GOW3 footage? since its been delayed.
Jeff Rubenstein replied on January 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm
What’s been delayed?
The new footage, it was supposed to come out, but was delayed. Or wait are we even getting it at all? you know the gameplay that the screenshots are showing off.

Jeff Rubenstein replied on January 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm
No video was never announced, so
no video was ever delayed.
The impressions were embargoed along with the screens. You should’ve seen them in several places by now (we linked to some above).

Thats a pretty low blow Jeff, you told us in a video interview back in December that you just saw some new video footage and we will be seeing it in January. I know its not your fault and your just covering for sony, but im not that dumb :)


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+ gdogg666 on January 24th, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

hey jeff how come the release date for gow 3 hasnt been released yet? i mean last i heard they just got finished with the Q&A so why the wait? i mean i know march 9th is ff13 so does the rest of the world also march 26th is the release date for the jp version so why do we have to wait when jp already has the date


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 24th, 2010 at 9:53 pm said:

    The release date is announced when it is fully locked down and solid.


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+ footballrule on January 24th, 2010 at 9:37 pm said:

Can’t wait for MAG!!! 256 players!!!


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+ Bashr21 on January 24th, 2010 at 10:17 pm said:

@40 I was gonna ask Jeff the same thing. Jeff, you need to play IX, it is great. It’s up there with VI and VII for me.


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+ xBlackBloodx on January 24th, 2010 at 10:24 pm said:

If God of War III isn’t done yet they better get done soon, i mean manufacturing the Ultimate Edition and Regular Edition has to take pretty long and making sure everything’s ok. I hope we hear about it before the end of January or at least the first week of February.


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+ xplosneer on January 24th, 2010 at 10:32 pm said:

Hey Jeff, I’ll ask again.

I need some info on GAP. It seems they(we) have been somewhat neglected lately, nothing’s changed much. Just wondering if there’s any comment out there, or pass it on to someone.


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+ Jeigh on January 24th, 2010 at 10:53 pm said:

No real question from me- just wanted to say: way to keep up on the responses! Here’s to another good week.


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+ bgardner on January 24th, 2010 at 11:54 pm said:

give canadians the movie store now


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