Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:
ESC-Toy Launching Last of Us Line
Having previously collaborated with Naughty Dog on the Nathan Drake vinyl figure, ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be producing collectibles based on the developers enormous hit, The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie are sure to show up, but who else will be featured in this line? Infected? Bill?! I really hope there’s a Bill figure, complete with a Bears Magazine accessory.

Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:

ESC-Toy Launching Last of Us Line

Having previously collaborated with Naughty Dog on the Nathan Drake vinyl figure, ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be producing collectibles based on the developers enormous hit, The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie are sure to show up, but who else will be featured in this line? Infected? Bill?! I really hope there’s a Bill figure, complete with a Bears Magazine accessory.

Retro PS4 Mockup
This throwback comes complete with a wood-grain finish and bright orange buttons.  I know it has nothing to do with the oldschool Atari design, but I kind of wish it had a digital clock display in the top left..
(via Kotaku)

Retro PS4 Mockup

This throwback comes complete with a wood-grain finish and bright orange buttons.  I know it has nothing to do with the oldschool Atari design, but I kind of wish it had a digital clock display in the top left..

(via Kotaku)

Brace Yourselves: A New PaRappa Game Is Coming. Maybe.
Some dude on NeoGAF who could either be an anonymous lonely forum nerd yearning for attention or an actual person close to the video game industry (possibly both?) felt the need to brag in a post about how he got drunk with some game industry friends in super hip San Francisco. Amidst the drunken shmoozery, a Sony PR guy allegedly “got pretty shit tanked” and “spilled the beans that a new Parappa the Rappa [sic] is being worked on with really slick HD illustrations and really cool animation that totally captures the spirit of the original. Apparently Queasy Games and the Media Molecule are teaming up for this, and it uses some of the tech from Tearaway.”
I think the main takeaway from all this is that most nerds suck at holding their liquor and shouldn’t be trusted with industry secrets and a new PaRappa game would be effing awesome.
And to any important video game PR companies who probably aren’t reading this, I’m the king of being drunk. I would never spill any of your beans, and it would be an honor to have you send me to San Francisco so that I may drink alcohol and talk about video games with other people who are also drinking alcohol. Thank you.
[Via All Games Beta]

Brace Yourselves: A New PaRappa Game Is Coming. Maybe.

Some dude on NeoGAF who could either be an anonymous lonely forum nerd yearning for attention or an actual person close to the video game industry (possibly both?) felt the need to brag in a post about how he got drunk with some game industry friends in super hip San Francisco. Amidst the drunken shmoozery, a Sony PR guy allegedly “got pretty shit tanked” and “spilled the beans that a new Parappa the Rappa [sic] is being worked on with really slick HD illustrations and really cool animation that totally captures the spirit of the original. Apparently Queasy Games and the Media Molecule are teaming up for this, and it uses some of the tech from Tearaway.”

I think the main takeaway from all this is that most nerds suck at holding their liquor and shouldn’t be trusted with industry secrets and a new PaRappa game would be effing awesome.

And to any important video game PR companies who probably aren’t reading this, I’m the king of being drunk. I would never spill any of your beans, and it would be an honor to have you send me to San Francisco so that I may drink alcohol and talk about video games with other people who are also drinking alcohol. Thank you.

[Via All Games Beta]

Buy a 3DS Right Now — They’re Cheap and You Need One
It’s November and it’s officially deal time for everyone and especially for Amazon. They’ve discounted some models of the 3DS XL and smaller/original 3DS recently, as well as the PS Vita.
The 3DS XL is currently on sale for $170 (marked down from $200), with three colors available, while the original 3DS is going for $140 (from $170) in two colors. The PS Vita is now on sale for $180, marked down from its $200 price point.
Super cheap. Stay tuned for early Black Friday deals from Amazon!

Buy a 3DS Right Now — They’re Cheap and You Need One

It’s November and it’s officially deal time for everyone and especially for Amazon. They’ve discounted some models of the 3DS XL and smaller/original 3DS recently, as well as the PS Vita.

The 3DS XL is currently on sale for $170 (marked down from $200), with three colors available, while the original 3DS is going for $140 (from $170) in two colors. The PS Vita is now on sale for $180, marked down from its $200 price point.

Super cheap. Stay tuned for early Black Friday deals from Amazon!

'The Last Of Us' Art Prints

These museum grade art prints feature work from Naughty Dog artists John SweeneyMaciej KuciaraAaron LimonickHyoung T. Nam, and Michael Knowland. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed & numbered by the artist. Check out the entire collection which is currently available for purchase at Cook & Becker.

Buy: The Art of The Last of Us
Check it: The Last of Us: The Albotas Review
5 Reasons We’re Pumped For Sony’s Vita TV
Earlier this week Sony announced a home console version of the PS Vita dubbed the PS Vita TV releasing November 14 in Japan for just $100, or $150 for the system, a DualShock 3, and 8GB memory card. The announcement baffled some and enraged others, but here’s 5 reasons to be just plain pumped.
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1. IT’S A VITA FOR YOUR WHOLE LIVING ROOM
Well, duh, but come on, how awesome is Gravity Rush gonna’ look on a giant flat screen? Plus, there’s a whole demographic of gamers who refuse to purchase handhelds because they’d rather be immersed in the larger-than-life presentation that only a living room television set up can provide. No matter how fantastic a handheld game is, it could always be improved by a giant TV set and sick surround sound.

2. MAD PORTABLE
Kind of ironic considering the Vita TV is a home console version of a portable gaming device, but just think about it. Hook one of these bad boys up to your hotel room TV, and if the hotel has WiFi, you can use Netflix! Breaking Bad is way more enjoyable when you aren’t squinting at a laptop screen to watch it.

3. REMOTE PLAY
The Vita TV will feature both PS3 and PS4 remote play. Say your significant other is deep into an all-day-long Say Yes To The Dress marathon and doesn’t plan on giving up the TV any time soon. Just hook your Vita TV up to a nearby computer monitor or TV somewhere else in the house to instantly get your game on. Much easier than actually lugging a PS3 or PS4 room to room.

4. PS1 MULTIPLAYER SUPPORT
One great thing about the PSP and PS Vita has always been the amount of PS1 Classics available to download. Sadly, there’s no multiplayer support for those oldschool games on Sony’s handhelds. Luckily, the Vita TV supports up to two DualShock 3 or SIXAXIS controllers which means you and a friend can relive the good old days with titles like Twisted Metal 2, Crash Team Racing, Jet Moto, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and more. Perfect for someone who doesn’t already own a PS3, and if you do have a PS3, you can always keep one of these hooked up to another TV in the house like the bedroom. Always nice to wind down a long day with some classics from gaming’s glory days.

5. THE MORE THE MERRIER
This could be the entry level console that gets more people interested in playing video games. This is going to open up a buttload of great games to a whole new slew of people who either don’t own a console at all, or were intrigued by the Vita, but couldn’t see themselves investing in one for whatever reason. Depending on the success of Vita TV, it could potentially lead to more interest from developers, more support from publisher, and not just more games for the system, but better ones.

5 Reasons We’re Pumped For Sony’s Vita TV

Earlier this week Sony announced a home console version of the PS Vita dubbed the PS Vita TV releasing November 14 in Japan for just $100, or $150 for the system, a DualShock 3, and 8GB memory card. The announcement baffled some and enraged others, but here’s 5 reasons to be just plain pumped.

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Want Cheap Games? Amazon’s Got You
This is a great opportunity to catch up on some titles you may have missed from the last couple of years from both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Amazon has some steep discounts on Dead Space 3, Halo 4, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Ni no Kuni, Journey Collector’s Edition, and Ratchet and Clank Collection.
None of these titles are over $20.That’s a damn good steal if I ever saw one. Early Christmas shopping exists, so if you know anyone who wants these, I definitely suggest doing it via Amazon.
Buy it on Xbox 360:Borderlands 2 ($15)Crysis 3 ($20)Dead Space 3 ($20)Halo 4 ($20)
Buy it on PlayStation 3:Borderlands 2 ($15)Crysis 3 ($20)Dead Space 3 ($20)Journey Collector's Edition ($20)Ni no Kuni ($20)Ratchet and Clank Collection ($20)

Want Cheap Games? Amazon’s Got You

This is a great opportunity to catch up on some titles you may have missed from the last couple of years from both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Amazon has some steep discounts on Dead Space 3, Halo 4, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Ni no Kuni, Journey Collector’s Edition, and Ratchet and Clank Collection.

None of these titles are over $20.That’s a damn good steal if I ever saw one. Early Christmas shopping exists, so if you know anyone who wants these, I definitely suggest doing it via Amazon.

Buy it on Xbox 360:
Borderlands 2 ($15)
Crysis 3 ($20)
Dead Space 3 ($20)
Halo 4 ($20)
Buy it on PlayStation 3:
Borderlands 2 ($15)
Crysis 3 ($20)
Dead Space 3 ($20)
Journey Collector's Edition ($20)
Ni no Kuni ($20)
Ratchet and Clank Collection ($20)



So This Clock Is Pretty Amazing
Spotted this Parappa the Rapper clock on Flickr and I need it in my life all kinds of bad. Only place I could find it is eBay for $90. Sad panda.
And it’s especially awesome because if plays music when you press the frog on his hat! Check it out in action below.

Man… how can I get one of these?
I know… I GOTTA’ BELIEVE!

So This Clock Is Pretty Amazing

Spotted this Parappa the Rapper clock on Flickr and I need it in my life all kinds of bad. Only place I could find it is eBay for $90. Sad panda.

And it’s especially awesome because if plays music when you press the frog on his hat! Check it out in action below.

Man… how can I get one of these?

I know… I GOTTA’ BELIEVE!

PSN “Summer Blast,” Starts Tomorrow

PSN is doing a big sale for the next two weeks, offering up to 60% off select titles, while PS Plus members can get a whopping 80% off select titles. Here’s what they’re offering for the coming weeks, with pricing included for both PS Plus and non-Plus members:
July 2nd – 9th
Call Of Duty Black Ops II (PS3) – Regular Price: $59.99 Sale Price: $41.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $37.79The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3) – Regular Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (PS Vita/PSP) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $4.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.50Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00Mortal Kombat – (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: the Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $3.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.00Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00Ratchet & Clank Collection (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50
July 9th – 16th
Fast & Furious Showdown (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $31.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $23.99Star Trek (PS3) – Regular Price: $54.99 Sale Price: $43.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $32.99Men In Black: Alien Crisis (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89X-Men (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89Hitman Trilogy HD – (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $15.99Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00The Adventures of TinTin: The Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $10.00Star Wars The Force Unleashed II (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00Just Cause 2 (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.99Prince of Persia Classics Trilogy (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $15.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $8.00Tron Evolution (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00Alice: Madness Returns (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00Fight Night Champion – Full Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $11.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $6.00

PSN “Summer Blast,” Starts Tomorrow

PSN is doing a big sale for the next two weeks, offering up to 60% off select titles, while PS Plus members can get a whopping 80% off select titles. Here’s what they’re offering for the coming weeks, with pricing included for both PS Plus and non-Plus members:

July 2nd – 9th

Call Of Duty Black Ops II (PS3) – Regular Price: $59.99 Sale Price: $41.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3) – Regular Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99
Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (PS Vita/PSP) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $4.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.50
Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Mortal Kombat – (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: the Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $3.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.00
Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50

July 9th – 16th

Fast & Furious Showdown (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $31.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $23.99
Star Trek (PS3) – Regular Price: $54.99 Sale Price: $43.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $32.99
Men In Black: Alien Crisis (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99
The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89
X-Men (PS3) – Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89
Hitman Trilogy HD – (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $15.99
Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
The Adventures of TinTin: The Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $10.00
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Just Cause 2 (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.99
Prince of Persia Classics Trilogy (PS3) – Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $15.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $8.00
Tron Evolution (PS Vita) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3) – Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Fight Night Champion – Full Game (PS3) – Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $11.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $6.00

Sony Spent $500K Today
If you go to YouTube’s homepage today, you’ll see a banner ad for PlayStation. Google sells this ad slot in 24 hour chunks and charges half a million dollars for it. That’s nearly $21K an hour or $350 a minute. Clearly Sony has allotted quite a bit of money to PlayStation’s marketing department, and not just for E3.
Pre-Order: PlayStation 4 Console

Sony Spent $500K Today

If you go to YouTube’s homepage today, you’ll see a banner ad for PlayStation. Google sells this ad slot in 24 hour chunks and charges half a million dollars for it. That’s nearly $21K an hour or $350 a minute. Clearly Sony has allotted quite a bit of money to PlayStation’s marketing department, and not just for E3.

Pre-Order: PlayStation 4 Console

Slick Video Game Controller Cufflinks

We’ve seen our fair share of geeky cufflinks, but these rank among some of the best. Each pair features the D-Pads and buttons from consoles such as the NES, Super NES, Sega genesis, PlayStation, and Xbox 360.

Available on Etsy from Bazinga Jewellery fro just $20.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

The PlayStation 4: Some Things You Need to Know

Alright, normally I’d make a post like this a little more in-depth, blunt, and I guess professional, but there’s a lot to cover. I’m going to pretty much wing this and write about what I saw from watching the live stream of the conference, as well what was exactly shown from tonight’s Sony press event, in which the PlayStation 4 was officially revealed.

If you want to watch the entire two hour conference, I haven’t found a link to a full video yet. You can definitely catch bits and pieces from the event in clips on multiple websites, like GT.TV.

So the conference opened up with a really loud intro in which Sony chose to give a short trailer to showcase their past generations of gaming. They used MSTRKRFT’s remix of Metric’s “Monster Hospital,” and I really like that song, so I paid attention. After the trailer, some boring guy got on stage and was like “Blahblahblahblahblahblah, thanks for coming out here. Here’s our PLAYSTATION 4!” Then everyone clapped because some people in the audience thought they actually wouldn’t fucking call it a PlayStation and they would call it an “Orbis.” 

(And by the way, if you’re still calling the PlayStation 4 the “Orbis,” and you’re blogging/writing for a gaming site, please get away from your keyboard and go outside or something. We have an official name for it. Motherfuckers don’t call Gamecubes “Dolphins,” so why you wanna call a PS4 an “Orbis,” still?)

Anyway, then some other guy who worked on some old games for the Atari and helped make Earthworm Jim or something started talking for a long time. Then he explained what’s new with the PlayStation 4, feature wise. The "share," button was explained, and it was revealed that gamers can now instantly post screenshots and video clips directly into Facebook or somewhere on the Internet. Sony’s actually working with Facebook and UStream, actually. Or something like that. The controller has a touch screen, but we’ve known that for a bit thanks to numerous rumors from the Internet.

The PS4’s camera will allow players to look at each other while playing a game. Different games, same game, etc. You can look at each other, spectate, talk shit, and you can even stream yourself. Pretty much instantly. There’s a pic of that in the image dump up top.

The console is NOT backwards compatible (physically, I guess?) but you will be able to play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games on your system by streaming. Downloads can now be completed when your system is off, which is an extremely cool feature. Games you buy are available to play ASAP. If you want to play Killzone, you can purchase it and literally start it up and begin playing with the game being downloaded while you’re still in-game. Also, there’s a lot to do with clouds. You can transfer games to your Vita, much like Wii U and its controller.

Some other people talked and games were shown. There’s a new Killzone, some other game with some robot in it that looked like a Dreamworks film, and Square-Enix came on stage to show some video too. Then Square-Enix invited grandpa/Final Fantasy board director on stage to say “Hey guys, wanna know what Final Fantasy game we’re making NOW? Too fucking bad, you’ll see it at E3!” Then he got off stage and some other shit was shown. I don’t remember. There was a car game that seemed overly detailed and extremely realistic, but I don’t like cars to begin with so I kind of blocked that out. Oh, and Infamous.

What I do remember, game wise, was Watch Dogs. That game looks incredible. Here’s a trailer of that. Highly suggest watching it if you wanna see what’s on some next-level shit right now. It’s also coming to multiple platforms, but it’s releasing on PS4 first.

Then Sony said “Hey, you remember when we made this?” and then showed off the PlayStation Move. And then I left the room to make a sandwich and watch my girlfriend play Dead Space 2 for a little bit, so I missed a big chunk of it. It was boring though, I’m sure.

Then Blizzard came out! And whoever spoke for Blizzard looked like a really cool step-dad or something, so I really paid attention to him. He was seriously the Tony Stark of Sony tonight, looking real comfortable and making jokes people had genuine laughs with.

Then this motherfucker announced that Diablo III was coming to PlayStation 4 (AND PS3) and every superior PC gamer in the world lost their fucking minds.

Then Bungie came out and said “Hey guys, Destiny is coming out on PS4, too.” Then this team from Bungie came out and stood there in blazers, looked real odd for a while, and then Scotty beamed their awkward asses up so Sony could close the event.

And that was it, for the most part. I’ve linked this post with a bunch of articles to further explain what I can’t right now. There’s loads of photos, videos, etc, so check them out. There’s bits I missed out on, but I’m okay with that. That’s pretty much what happened. I was kind of struggling to not fall asleep.

What we still don’t know is what Sony will price this thing at, what the actual console looks like, and what else is in store for the console. We know it’s out this holiday season, though. Maybe more will be revealed at E3, perhaps?

 

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Hotline Miami Coming To PS3 & Vita This Spring

Hellz yeah! The ultra-violent, synth-pulsating, schizophrenic PC indie game from two-man team Dennation Games is making it’s way to PlayStation Network this spring.

In case you’re not familiar with Hotline Maimi, prepare to get your balls/ovaries rocked in twain by the live-action trailer below.

Hotline Miami is the Drive of video games, only with less awkward silence and more brutal violence. Get the PC version on Steam or GOG.

(Source: blog.us.playstation.com)

Thigh High Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thigh High Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Is What The PlayStation 4 Looks Like

Or at least it’s what it should look like according to this conceptual mock-up by Nathan Gandotti and Danny Haymond Jr. The pair envision a slimmer, more futuristic body with a solid state drive, WiGig Alliance connectivity, and an attractive light-up controller. Hopefully Sony is taking notes.

Buy: Concept Design 2
Check it: Nintendo 3DS Pro concept design
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