Angry Birds Space Now Available!!

At long last! At very long last! Angry Birds Space has landed for iOS, PC, Mac, NOOK Color, and Android via the Android Market and Amazon Appstore. We will definitely know more as we delve a bit deeper into Angry Birds Space, but here’s what we know so far. The initial launch of Angry Birds Space includes:

  • 60 gravity-defying levels: 30 from Pig Bang and 30 from Cold Cuts. The Angry Birds Space leaderboard is online and ready for your scores. Walkthrough pages are also up, so feel free to provide your strategies and help us track down those minimum 3 star scores.
  • 30 brain-teaser, extremely difficult levels in an episode called Danger Zone. Our video walkthroughs are available, but we warn you that they are very challenging. On iOS, Danger Zone is an in-app purchase, though level one is already unlocked, so you can try one level before you chose to buy the episode for $0.99. On PC, Danger Zone unlocks if you pass all 30 levels Pig Bang. It is available for free on Samsung Android devices. As for other devices, only time will tell.
  • A Golden Eggsteroids episode, which are the Angry Birds Space equivalent to Golden Eggs. This episode is locked by default. It unlocks once you’ve found your first Golden Eggsteroid. When found, Golden Eggsteroids unlock bonus levels, some levels pay homage to a few classic 1980′s video games. This is reportedly Rovio’s not-so-subtle nod to its video game predecessors.
  • For iOS there are new achievements via Game Center. For the first time we’ve actually created some video walkthroughs that can help with some of the hard achievements.
  • Poppable space suits (bubbles) on the home screen and throughout the game (i.e. check out the credits).
  • New animated bird help menus that help you understand the different powers.
  • The Space Eagle is making an appearance (see more below).
  • Quick tip #1! Frozen pigs will pop on their own.
  • Quick tip #2! To unlock the first level in an episode you need to hit the “Play” button and watch the first comic. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the very first level.
  • Quick tip #3! If you hit an Eggsteroid, like the one on level 1-9, you’re automatically transported via a wormhole to that Eggsteroid level.
  • Quick tip #4! Lazer Bird isn’t affected by gravity when he’s targeting (after tap), but after impacting something gravity will exert force.

As you can tell, Angry Birds Space is launching on many platforms at once. Here’s a quick breakdown on the different flavors and their subsequent cost. Regardless of what version you chose, I’m sure the few dollars that it sets you back will be well worth it. In most cases it’s cheaper than a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.

  • iOS: There are two flavors.  The SD version costs $0.99 USD, which is identical to the other Angry Birds apps in the past. The HD version costs $2.99 USD, which includes retina support for the new iPad (colloquially, the iPad 3). At this time, it is unclear if there will be a free and/or trial version like the other three apps. Angry Birds Space for iOS will run on iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch (3rd, 4th gen) and requires iOS 4.0 or later (iPad requires 4.2 or later).
  • Android via Amazon Marketplace: There is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version, and a $2.99 HD version for Kindle Fire (nice!).
  • Android via Android Market / Google Play: Just as above, there is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version called “Premium”, an a $2.99 HD version for tablets. Requires Android OS 1.6, just as before.
  • PC: $5.95, a dollar more than the other Angry Birds apps in the past (the extra dollar may be for Danger Zone being included). There is also a demo available which allows you to play levels 1-1 through 1-15 of Pig Bang.
  • Mac: $4.99 and requires OS X 10.6.6 or later.

Understanding The Mighty Space Eagle

The Mighty Space Eagle has arrived, although it’s not exactly what you’re used to! On iOS at least, we first see the option to use the Space Eagle on level 1-11 of Pig Bang. The Space Eagle pops out of the sardine can through a wormhole and quickly blasts the surrounding area before returning to Earth. There are a few important differences though.

  1. You must have at least one unfired bird in the slingshot to use the sardine can.
  2. Most notably, the Space Eagle isn’t buy once, unlimited use. Rather, it’s treated more like a power-up. On iOS you receive three trials and then are prompted to purchase more. You can buy 20 cans for $0.99, 80 for $2.99, 280 for $7.99, or 980 for $19.99. We should also mention that you can earn Space Eagles via gameplay, though probably not enough to make significant progress in feather collecting.
  3. Using the Space Eagle does NOT automatically pop all pigs and clear the level, like it does in the other versions of Angry Birds. You must keep flinging.
  4. We’ve heard reports that the number of birds you use actually affects your destruction percentage. In the past the birds could help you, but didn’t directly affect your percentage. This is unconfirmed.

Let’s Find those Golden Eggsteroids! Clues Abound

Update! We’ve found all five Eggsteroids and our Complete Angry Birds Space Golden Eggsteroids Guide is ready and waiting if you need it. The Golden Eggsteroids leaderboard is up as well, so head on over and enter your scores.

If you want to track them down the Golden Eggsteroids yourself, we’ve outlined the clues we’re aware of below. If you aren’t interested in sleuthing for clues, our Complete Golden Eggsteroids Guide is available as a shortcut. Okay, on to the clues we know exist so far:

  1. One hint is available by participating in MTV’s “A THIN LINE” campaign, which we wrote about a few days ago.
  2. Several hints will available via Walmart, both by their Facebook page and by physical Angry Birds Space merchandise. Supposedly their Facebook Page will be updated with a clue today. But that’s not all. Per this USA Today article, “three more clues will be hidden in a new line of limited-edition plush toys, T-shirts and candy that the retailer will begin selling on Sunday. The 5- and 8-inch plush birds ($9.97 and $14.97, respectively), $6.97 T-shirt and Space Fruit Snacks ($2.18) could have clues on the price tag, in the packaging or within the shirts.”
  3. Furthermore, T-Mobile stores within Walmart will offer a free level to those who buy an Android smartphone. We’re not sure at this time if this is an exclusive level or some type of unlock.

Lastly, I should also add that all Samsung users have access to a bonus Golden Eggsteroid. Since it’s not available for everyone it’s not included on our leaderboard.

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Avatar of kathi17Rank: Master Slinger with 6695 points
By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I don’t know where to put this, but this Press Release looks interesting:

http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-releases/147/rovio-entertainment-acquires-futuremark-games-studio/

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release:

“Futuremark will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark, our professional grade benchmark which, in a new version to be released later this year, will allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time.”

By Jeff Jenkins

i cant wait for the first update with new levels

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m looking forward to the first update with bug fixes.

By lilbabi

do u think when we get new levels from danger zone . do we have to pay again ?

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By MUFC (@mufc)

No I don’t think you have to pay again. But maybe I’m wrong.

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

From twitter: http://t.co/PCm47at1 seems like a skunk

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

Erm, could be April’s fool

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By loox (@loox)

@slim, BL and the team:
RE: scores ending in 5 (five):

Apologies if this has been asked an answered, but a search for “scores” “space” and/or “5″ yields too many results to parse.

What are we going to do if Rovio updates space so all scores end in zero?
Have your contacts mentioned anything? Can you ask them?

I ask because, I *guess* (I do not know) it’s a glitch since the score “banner” always ends in zero, yet upon restarting the level, it sometimes has 5 additional points… So one of those numbers is wrong. And if the 5 version of your score is the wrong one, we will have to renter all those scores.

It’s too late for me, but if we knew the score ending in 5 was ephemeral, others could write down their scores as they go in order to help them pinpoint the levels they will have to change.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m not sure I understand your question. The idea of scores ending in 5 is not the issue, but rather that the score can change between screens. We have added it to the bug list and have some details listed there.

In terms of our leaderboards, we have no choice but to allow scores to end in 5.

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By loox (@loox)

Right. Thanks for the swift reply. The question boils down to whether or not we will have to re-enter our scores?

This would only be the case if Rovio does away with scores ending in 5… Something only Rovio knows… Unless we ask them.

All I know is that I joined ABN after I finished most angry birds levels on ABO ABRio and ABSeasons… And spent hours writing down my scores and transferring them to your leaderboards. I don’t want to do that again for all levels that Rovio might change if it’s a bug.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t think Rovio will be able to change existing scores. Just prevent it from happening in the future.

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By loox (@loox)

Makes sense to me. Thanks.

By Dillon

@MUFC

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By myhthk (@myhthk)

I saw on FB that an update of AB Space is coming soon. About when???

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Not known but will land soon :)

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By nascarboy (@nascarboy)

Take a close look at each birds instruction video on angry birds space. Then look at the pig. Doesn’t it look like king pig without his crown?

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Offtopic but check this out,guys,an angry birds movie and a 52 episode short. http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2012/apr/01/rovio-angry-birds-animated-series?cat=technology&type=article

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By MUFC (@mufc)

Awasome! Slim or BL, can you make a post? I am going to see it every week! :)

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

“but has ruled out a movie until after 2014.” So Rio 2 will not be lanched until after at least 18 months.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rio 2 has nothing to do with Angry Birds.

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

From Twitter: Tip: Pop precisely 22 pigs on the main menu! http://bit.ly/H4Ul4g #skunkbird #angrybirdsspace

By Arush Sharma

i think it may be april fool strategy… in fb they said smash 27 pigs but from the comments i read, i think that Pigs have made us fool :-D

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

It WAS April Fool’s
The birds were full of mischief today! Happy April Fool’s Day everyone! http://twitpic.com/94d5jj

By Dillon

And according to the pic, ITS A BIRD!!!!! YAY!,

By lilbabi

is there going to be more danger zone update for free or we have to pay again?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This is not known.

By Slappy

Danger Zone is comming to all devices, got confirmation from rovio today on twitter.

By sarah

I’m playing Danger Zone and even though I’ve finished level 23, level 24 remains locked. Tried everything including restoring my iPad- what gives?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would return to level 23 and beat it again, and be sure to click the >> logo once you do. Sounds like a hiccup in the system.

By sarah

Thank you! That worked. I was going nuts trying to figure it out.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

:) Glad to help

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

I have read in several places that Danger Zone is coming “soon” for the Android. Just out of curousity, I went to the Danger Zone leaderboard and it shows several users who have Android listed as thier platform of choice.

Am I missing something? Is Danger Zone available for certain Android devices?

@Slim, I know you have no inside information but any clue as to when us (very cheap) android users will get DZ? (on a side note, still waiting on ABO’s S&T update)

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Danger Zone is available on Samsung Galaxy phones (Note, SII, etc) free for a period of three months IIRC :)

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Thanks Laurence!

And from what I have read about it, those levels are pretty tough. Maybe I don’t want them?
(Haven’t viewed any of the walkthoughs yet so not completely sure of the difficulty)

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Their difficulty varies, and to pass and three star them isn’t actually too bad (perhaps Mine and Dine difficulty? Not sure!) The real difficulty with them is to get Score Addict type scores! I’ve been slogging away for over a week now, and about 5 days since I three starred everything, I’m still 60k off! Although I’m sure a player of your capabilities shouldn’t have too many problems! :)

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Thanks for the compliment, but I don’t think I am all that great/good.
“a player of your capabilities” – Boy do I have you fooled. The only reason my scores are as good as they are is I have WAY too much free time. (And spend way too much of it playing birds, my wife will attest to that)
For the most part, I try not to use the walkthroughs and other tips unless I am really stuck. I post my scores and see how my rank and Off Averages are. Just trying to be above average.

I am finding AB:Space to be the most frustrating. Just having a difficult time with the way the gravity effects the birds. (or is it affects, never could get those figured out)

And no matter how difficult or easy, it’s all good fun. Looking forward to them “soon”

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yeah, some of them are very challenging. But it’s good fun, IMO.

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By Burbman (@burbman)

I list Android as my primary because if given a choice I play on my Kindle. Right now playing DZ on the tiny screen of my iPhone.

By MoD

Angry Buyer – I’ve played all the various AB games on my verizon droid x, always get 3 stars on each level, does anyone know why I can’t get the mighty eagle feature or Danger Zone level to show up, my wife gets both on her samsung nexus and ipad. I bought Sapce premium and still didn’t get Danger Zone, anyone?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

“Space Premium” for Android is ad-free and does not entail additional content.
The Space Eagle is only available for iOS devices at this time.
Danger Zone is only available for iOS, PC, and Samsung devices.

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By cdaniels (@cdaniels)

You have no idea how upset I am. I have the original Angry Birds, Rio, and Seasons, and I have passed and three stared all levels. When I first heard about Space in January…I was eggstacic (hehe). I seriously was counting down the days until March 22. That morning, when I went to download it after months of waiting….I find out I bought it but I can’t play it because of my stupid iPod not supporting it! I wanted to cry…I am like dying to play Space…I hate rovio for doing this to me. Help….

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry, we can’t help. The development of the AB:Space app was not compatible with the hardware of older iOS devices.

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By cdaniels (@cdaniels)

:’( I wish they could have warned me before I got all excited and bought it. I paid money for something i can’t use. It sucks.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Within the app description, it specifically says 3rd generation devices will not run the app.

By General Ed

Well maybe it should be moved from the app description to the advert graphic itself; Angry Birds SPACE for Ios 4.x and later

“well gee, i cant imagine why anyone would buy a game that doesnt work on their phone….”

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t really understand your comment. Users should always check the compatibility and system requirements before purchasing any app. No one besides the user is responsible for decisions made contrary to this.

By Azaan

i have one question for galaxy users do they have the danger zone levels free for only 3 months and then they have to pay for them or is it that after the 3 months if you havent gotten space yet and when you do youll have to pay? Thanks in advance

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

At this time, we aren’t sure. You would have to ask Rovio, and even then I’m not sure you’ll get a direct answer. For now, Danger Zone is available for iOS, PC, and Samsung devices.

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Lazer is wearing a red coat right?
I noticed in gameplay his coat is missing…

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By alden (@alden)

yes that is odd…

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By Kathy (@kathy)

I am missing a page here…page. 9 only goes to comments through april 7 ..and this page 10 only has one comment…

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

I don’t think you’re missing a page. It’s actually that no one has commmented on this page for 4-5 days and I see 2 comments here which is by Carl

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By Kathy (@kathy)

Oh lol ty:)

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By Pacharapol9 (@pacharapol9)

I’ve Completed it all , waiting for “Fry me to the moon” update

By Jacob

When release for Symbian?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It is not known at this time IF it will be released for Symbian.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)
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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’ve seen that person selling some “PC Games” on Amazon. I’m not sure how much I would trust it.

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By Chris (@chriss)

The game is real. It’s the German edition of the PC version. I have it at home.

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By cheia123 (@cheia123)

Yes it is real,my cousin has got it. But I brought it the old fashion way.

Avatar of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 20335 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

This post by ABN is informative as to what is to come. Now that Space is here, it still provides a prespective of the entire game and what it has to offer. Nice display of information.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks @wrw01!

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By Kathy (@kathy)

I seem to have lost the informaton i had to contact rovio…its probably of no use…but if enough android user contact them enough times maybe they will listen…worst is they get angry and do nothing..if so i havent lost anything. Does anyone have that info..i know its @ rovio.something?

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@angrybirdlover2214 you can’t post in all caps. It is frowned upon here and I believe your comment was remo ed ddue to that as I can’t find it..was going to try to help you out but….like I said no yelling allowed!:)

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By DrummerBird (@rockerbird123)

Has anybody noticed that Lazer Bird doesn’t have his cape in the game(Except cutscenes)?

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@Amslimfordy not sure if your working due t to it being your birdday so no rush on reply @MUFC sent me here with hopez of news about DZ for android. coming soon i read d through and didn’t see that?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I haven’t heard much lately. Sorry.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

@Kathy,
Now we (android users) are 2 updates behind. Still waiting for Danger Zone and now Utopia.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Shouldn’t be calling Danger Zone an update. That’s not accurate. It was announced before AB:Space was released that it would not be available for all Android devices at launch.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Slim, Since DZ is a part of AB-Space, I considered it an update, even if that isn’t technically correct. I think I read somewhere that there will be a 3 month delay for non Samsung android users. (I could be mistaken on that point as I am often incorrect on a lot of things, my wife will verify that) If that is correct, then DZ will/should/might be available to the rest of us sometime mid/late June?????

It’s just that there are now 40 AB Space levels that I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to play and all I can do is sit here waiting and watching my rank fall lower and lower.
I am guessing that Utopia will be out in about a week for android.

There is more levels “Coming Soon” for ABO – Surf and Turf.
Looks like I will have one busy summer killing piggies!

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@sparty83 I agree completely its very unfair rovio seems geared to ios users.srry slim they mever said we would not get it..they left us with our hopes up..you would think they’d level out all platforms on first update before updating ios or whoever again.I think they receive royalties for every ipad sold or that prodt platform..they leave us hoping and discoraged for so long they figure we will run out and upgrade so that we wont be so far behind our peers..its really unfair..everyone I know and love here is done with dz (except us android users of course) which kinda loses the magic of the site..in a way. we want to interact with each other while its fresh when someone like @sunshine or many of my other dear freinds are done with it what fun is it for me to come and chat about my progress when my freinds have moved on.lonths ago..
@sparty83 gonna just be you ‘n’ me kid;) if we ever get it
srry slum for.my rant had to get that off my chest and I’m sure a lot of android users feel the same …left out and left behind..:(

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@Amslimfordy srry hope you can decipher my typing..its late..;) nothing against you or the site was meant. you know I absolutely love it here..I hope you understand ;)

By ABFAN

Who do you unlock the Mighty Space Eagle on PC??

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Mighty Eagle is not available for PC at this time.

By ABFAN

Ok thank you AM.

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