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A sub-channel of the Xbox Games Store (formerly Xbox Live Marketplace), '''Xbox Live Arcade''' (or [[FunWithAcronyms XBLA]] for short) launched November of 2004 for the original {{Xbox}} and just one year after {{Steam}}, and was the third digital distribution channel for a video game console. The service expanded to mobile in 2010 with the release of Windows Phone 7 and to [=PCs=] and tablets with Windows 8 in 2012. It is possible, though few games have implemented it yet, to release a game on any combination of console, phone, and PC and have interoperability with each other such as playing on one device and picking up where you left off on another.

The service's main titles seem to be {{Casual Video Game}}s, but other games such as {{updated re|release}}-releases and original titles are also available. For the most part, the service is split into a number of main categories:

* Xbox Live Arcade Games -- The main focus of the channel.
* Xbox Live Arcade Kinect Games -- Xbox Live Arcade games that makes use of the Kinect sensor, with or without controller support.
* Xbox Live Indie Games[[labelnote:*]](formerly known as Community Games)[[/labelnote]] -- as the name suggests, the first attempt by any major console publisher to accept homebrew games. [[RevenueEnhancingDevices It takes $99 a year to publish games]], and rules are often draconian ([[SturgeonsLaw albeit for a reason]]), but it's a start.
* Games on Demand -- Downloadable original {{Xbox}} and {{Xbox 360}} games ranging in quality from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' to ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''.
* Xbox for Windows Phone and Xbox for Windows -- As you can guess, these are Xbox Live-enabled titles released on Windows Phones and Windows 8/RT [=PCs=] and tablets that feature the same functions such as [[CosmeticAward Achievements]] and [[MetaMultiplayer leaderboards]] as console games and are capable of interoperability with each other. Previously, PC games released under the (defunct) Games for Windows Live brand were capable of Achievements, but not nearly as tightly integrated with the rest of the service.
* And [[DownloadableContent Game Add-ons]].

Compare with PlayStationNetwork, WiiWare, and DSiWare.

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!!Notable Xbox Live Arcade titles include:
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[[folder: Xbox Live Arcade Games ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 1942]]: Joint Strike''
* ''The Adventures of Shuggy''
* ''VideoGame/AegisWing'' (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/AlienHominid HD''
* ''Alien Rage''
* ''All Zombies Must Die''
* ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'' (a port of the arcade game)
* ''VideoGame/{{Amy}}''
* ''VideoGame/AnomalyWarzoneEarth''
* ''TabletopGame/ApplesToApples''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{ARES}} A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX]]''
* ''Ascend: Hand of Kul''
* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIIILiberation Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}''
* ''VideoGame/BangaiO: Missile Fury HD''
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' and ''Banjo-Tooie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{BattleBlock Theater}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 1943''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}} 3''
** ''Bejeweled Live''
* ''[[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil Beyond Good & Evil HD]]''
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando: Rearmed'' and ''Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2''
* ''VideoGame/BitTrip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien''
* ''VideoGame/BlackKnightSword'' (an action-platformer by [=Suda51=])
* ''Webcomic/BladeKitten''
* ''Blood of the Werewolf''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodforge}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/BloodRayne BloodRayne: Betrayal]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}''
* ''The Bridge''
* ''VideoGame/BrothersATaleOfTwoSons''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty Classic''
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers''
* ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Castlevania: Harmony of Despair]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheCave''
* ''VideoGame/CharlieMurder''
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight''
* ''VideoGame/{{Chime}}''
* ''VideoGame/ComicJumperTheAdventuresOfCaptainSmiley''
* ''Constant C''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contrast}}''
* ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest''
* ''VideoGame/CounterStrike: Global Offensive''
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi''
* ''VideoGame/CrimsonAlliance'' (allegedly free game)
* ''[[VideoGame/VirtualOn Cyber Troopers Virtual-ON]]'' (an HD re-release of the original arcade game; Japan-only)
** ''Cyber Troopers Virtual-ON: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver.5.66'' (an HD port of the arcade game)
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Darkstalkers Resurrection]]'' (a compilation of ''Vampire Hunter'' and ''Vampire Savior'')
* ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA''
* ''DeadliestWarrior: The Game''
** ''Deadliest Warrior: Legends''
* ''VideoGame/{{Deadlight}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceIgnition''
* ''VideoGame/DefenseGridTheAwakening''
* ''VideoGame/TheDishwasher: Dead Samurai''
** ''The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile''
* ''Dogfight 1942''
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''Doom II''
* ''VideoGame/DoritosCrashCourse'' and ''Doritos Crash Course 2'' (freeware)
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'':
** ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII: Wander of the Dragons'' ("remake" of the second game)
** ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon''
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''
* ''VideoGame/DuckTales: Remastered'' (an HD remaking of the 1989 NES game)
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''
** ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject''
* ''[[VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline Dungeon Fighter Live: Fall of Hendon Myre]]''
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara'' (a compilation of ''Tower of Doom'' and ''Shadows Over Mystara'')
* ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dustforce}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Earthworm Jim HD]]''
* ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin''
* ''VideoGame/EveryExtend Extra Extreme''
* ''[[Film/TheExpendables The Expendables 2]]: The Videogame''
* ''VideoGame/FableHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon''
* ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy''
** ''Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fez}}''
* ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'' (a re-release of the arcade game)
* ''Final Fight: Double Impact'' (a compilation of the original arcade versions of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' and ''Magic Sword'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Flashback}}''
* ''VideoGame/FromDust''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''
** ''Galaga Legions'' and ''Galaga Legions DX''
* ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''
* ''VideoGame/GatlingGears''
* ''[[VideoGame/GeometryWars Geometry Wars Retro Evolved]]'' and ''Retro Evolved 2''
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}: Spectrum of Slime''
* ''[[VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams]]''
* ''VideoGame/GothamCityImpostors''
* ''VideoGame/GuardianHeroes'' (updated re-release)
* ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core PLUS]]''
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/{{Guwange}}''
* ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero -Super Mega Neo Climax-''
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Spartan Assault''
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends: False Alarm''
* ''VideoGame/{{Happy Wars}}''[[labelnote:*]](although this game is free-to-play, it requires a Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play it, including for single-player modes)[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising Hard Corps: Uprising]]'' (a spin-off prequel to ''Contra: Hard Corps'')
* ''[[VideoGame/HellYeahWrathOfTheDeadRabbit Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit]]''
* ''Hexodius''
* ''How to Survive''
* ''Hybrid''
* ''HydroThunderHurricane''
* ''VideoGame/IAmAlive''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{ilomilo}}''
* ''VideoGame/InsanelyTwistedShadowPlanet''
* ''VideoGame/IronBrigade''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}} Islands of Wakfu]]''
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' (updated re-release)
* ''VideoGame/JoeDanger Special Edition''
** ''Joe Danger 2: The Movie''
* ''[[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD ver.]]'' (an HD re-release of the fighting game)
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '98 Ultimate Match''
** ''The King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match''
** ''The King of Fighters [=SkyStage=]'' (a ''King of Fighters'' shoot 'em up spin-off game)
* ''A Kingdom for Keflings''
** ''A World of Keflings''
* ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}''
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers''
* ''VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''
** ''Marvel vs. Capcom Origins'' (A compilation re-release of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'')
* ''VideoGame/TheMaw''
* ''Max: The Curse of Brotherhood''
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan9''
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan10''
* ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal Slug 3]]'' and ''Metal Slug XX''
* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagicClashOfHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}: Xbox 360 Edition''
* ''VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine''
* ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat''
* ''Mutant Blobs Attack!!!''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{N}} N+]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/RallyX New Rally-X]]''
* ''Nexuiz'' (a remake of the freeware game)
* ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS into dreams...]]'' (an updated re-release of the Japan-only [=PlayStation=] 2 re-release)
* ''VideoGame/Nin2Jump''
* ''Omega Five''
* ''VideoGame/OrcAttackFlatulentRebellion''
* ''VideoGame/OrcsMustDie'' and ''Orcs Must Die! 2''
* ''VideoGame/{{Outland}}''
* ''VideoGame/PacMan Championship Edition'' and ''Championship Edition DX''
** ''Ms. Pac-Man''
* ''Film/PacificRim: The Videogame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'' and ''Peggle Nights'' expansion
** ''Peggle 2''
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' (an HD remake of the Nintendo 64 game)
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness Episodes 1'' and ''2''[[labelnote:*]](''Episodes 1'' and ''2'' were released to XBLA by the series former developers of Hothead Games; after Hothead Games abandoned the other half of the series, it was picked by Zeboyd Games, the makers of ''Breath of Death VII'', to continue the series)[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[VideoGame/PhantomBreaker Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds -Cocoa's Nightmare Attack-]]'' (a retro-styled beat 'em up spin-off of ''Phantom Breaker'')
* ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''
* ''VideoGame/PinballFX''
* ''VideoGame/PokerNight2''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Portal: Still Alive]]''
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest''
* ''[[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena Quake Arena Arcade]]''
* ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{R-Type}} R-Type Dimensions]]''
* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' (updated re-release)
* ''VideoGame/{{Raskulls}}''
* ''The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief''
* ''[[VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc Rayman 3 HD]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/RaySeries RayStorm HD]]''
* ''Film/RealSteel''
* ''Realms of Ancient War''
* ''VideoGame/RenegadeOps''
* ''VideoGame/RetroCityRampage''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Rez}} Rez HD]]''
* ''VideoGame/RockBandBlitz''
* ''VideoGame/RockOfAges''
* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max: Freelance Police]]''
* ''Scarygirl'' (a platformer based off the graphic novel)
* ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland: Special Edition''
** ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge]] - Special Edition''
* ''VideoGame/SegaRally Online Arcade''
* The Sega Vintage Collection compilations:
** ''VideoGame/AlexKidd & Co.'' -- ''Alex Kidd in Miracle World'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Revenge of the Shinobi]]'', and ''Super Hang-on''
** ''[[Franchise/WonderBoy Monster World]]'' -- ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterLand'', ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterWorld'', and ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV''[[labelnote:*]](a once Japan-only entry of the series finally released world-wide for the first time and fully translated)[[/labelnote]]
** ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' -- ''Golden Axe''[[labelnote:*]](the original ''Golden Axe'' was formerly available by itself on Xbox Live Arcade prior to this collection)[[/labelnote]], ''Golden Axe II'', and ''Golden Axe III''
** ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' -- ''Streets of Rage'', ''Streets of Rage 2''[[labelnote:*]](''Streets of Rage 2'' was formerly available on Xbox Live Arcade by itself prior to this collection)[[/labelnote]], and ''Streets of Rage 3''
** ''[[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl ToeJam & Earl]]'' -- ''[=ToeJam=] & Earl'' and ''[=ToeJam=] & Earl: Panic in Funktron''
* ''VideoGame/{{Section 8}}: Prejudice''
* ''VideoGame/ShadowComplex''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shank}}'' and ''Shank 2''
* ''VideoGame/SineMora''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''
* ''Skydive''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series:
** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|1}}'' (1991)
** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog 2}}''
** ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'' and ''Sonic & Knuckles''
** ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]'' (updated re-release)
** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog 4}}'': ''Episodes 1'' and ''2''
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and the ''DX: Director's Cut'' expansion pack (updated re-release)
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and the ''[=SA2=]: Battle'' expansion pack (HD re-release)
** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Fighters}}'' (a re-release of the arcade game with the dummied-out content added)
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]''
** ''Soul Calibur II: HD Online''
* ''Franchise/SouthPark: Let's Go Tower Defense Play!''
** ''South Park: Tenorman's Revenge''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5: Part 2''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Extreme''
** ''Space Invaders: Infinity Gene''
* ''Special Forces Team X''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' (an HD remake of the freeware PC game)
* ''[[VideoGame/SplosionMan 'Splosion Man]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/MsSplosionMan Ms. 'Splosion Man]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}''
* ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay''
* ''VideoGame/StraniaTheStellaMachina''
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series:
** ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition]]'' (updated re-release)
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperGemFighter Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix]]'' (HD re-release)
** ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix]]'' (ditto)
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' (2014 reboot)
* ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]''
* ''VideoGame/SuperTimeForce''
* ''[[Videogame/TechnoKittenAdventure Techno Kitten Adventure]]''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2013''
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}} -- Xbox 360 Edition''
* ''VideoGame/TheyBreathe''
* ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' and ''Torchlight 2''
* ''VideoGame/ToySoldiers''
** ''Toy Soldiers: Cold War''
* ''VideoGame/{{Trials}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/TriggerheartExelica''
* ''{{VideoGame/TRON}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/TroubleWitches Trouble Witches NEO!]] Episode 1 ~Daughters of Amalgam~''
** ''Trouble Witches Episode 2 ~With Descendents of Ancient Dragon the Souless~'' (TBA)
* ''Uno''
* ''Valiant Hearts''
* ''[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Virtua Fighter 2]]'' (an arcade re-release)
** ''Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown'' (an updated re-release of ''Virtua Fighter 5'')
* ''Virtua Striker'' (Japan-only)
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: Season 1 -- Episode 1: A New Day''
** ''Episode 2: Starved for Help''
** ''Episode 3: Long Road Ahead''
** ''Episode 4: Around Every Corner''
** ''Episode 5: No Time Left''
* ''The Walking Dead: Season 2''
** ''Episode 2: A House Divided''
** ''Episode 3: In Harm's Way''
* ''[[Franchise/WallaceAndGromit Wallace & Gromit]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Warp}}''
* ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs -- Episode 1: Faith''
* ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge'' (a reboot released in 2011)
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds: Decade Duels Plus''
** ''Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels''
* ''VideoGame/ZenoClash: Ultimate Edition''
** ''VideoGame/ZenoClash2''
* ''VideoGame/ZombieDriver HD''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zuma}}'' and ''Zuma's Revenge''

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[[folder: Xbox Live Indie Games ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/The4thWall The 4th Wall]]'' (no, not the puzzle-platformer)
* ''Arkedo Series''
** ''Arkedo Series - 01 JUMP!''
** ''Arkedo Series - 02 SWAP!''
** ''Arkedo Series - 03 PIXEL!''
* ''VideoGame/BeatHazard'' and ''Beat Hazard Ultra''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bleed}}''
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfDeathVII''
** ''VideoGame/CthulhuSavesTheWorld''
* ''VideoGame/DeadPixels''
* ''VideoGame/DLCQuest''
* ''VideoGame/DoomAndDestiny''
* ''VideoGame/EscapeGoat''
* ''VideoGame/GardenGnomeCarnage''
* ''VideoGame/IMadeAGameWithZombiesInIt''
* ''[=LaserCat=]''
* ''lumi''
* ''Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness Episodes 3'' and ''4''
* ''VideoGame/PrismaticSolid''
* ''VideoGame/ProtectMeKnight''
* ''VideoGame/{{Sequence}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Soulcaster}}'' and ''Soulcaster II''
* ''VideoGame/SuperAmazingWagonAdventure''
* ''Twin Blades: The Reaping Vanguard''[[labelnote:*]](Was formerly available on Xbox Live Indie Games until it was pulled from the service due to its cartoon-styled violence; the game however received an updated re-release on Windows Phone 7 with official Xbox Live Achievements, but got pulled again later.)[[/labelnote]]

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[[folder: Games On Demand ]]

* ''[[VideoGame/DeathSmiles DeathSmiles II X]]''[[labelnote:*]](despite being available outside Japan via Games on Demand, the game itself however is still in Japanese)[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/GrabbedByTheGhoulies''
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
* ''VideoGame/NicktoonsMLB''[[labelnote:*]](only released as a retail game in North America and Europe, the Games on Demand version is also available in Australia and the UK)[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ninja Gaiden Black]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Resident Evil 4 HD]]''[[labelnote:*]](the HD re-releases of ''Resident Evil 4'' and ''Code: Veronica X'' were released as retail games in Japan as part of the ''Biohazard HD Revival'' collection; they were brought overseas as downloadable games in other regions)[[/labelnote]]
** ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD]]''

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[[folder: Windows Phone Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''
* ''VideoGame/CrimsonDragon: Side Story'' (a horizontally-scrolling gaiden game of ''Crimson Dragon'')
* ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi: MAXIMUM]]''
* ''Twin Blades: The Reaping Vanguard''[[labelnote:*]](updated re-release from the former Xbox Live Indie Games version, but was also pulled from the service)[[/labelnote]]
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