Radiation - it's not all ice cream and sandcastles in February. It's also one of those rare occasions where we don't want the graphs to go up. Still, there's nothing wrong with fictional radiation, which - to some extent - is what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will be peddling when it comes out on 23rd March.
In the meantime, why not get the jump on the other proles by hopping into the game's multiplayer beta test? It's due to get going at the weekend, and we've teamed up with THQ to give away 100 keys. All you have to do to claim one is hit the competition page, where - along with a simple question-and-answer bit - you'll also find a mutated version of this pointer text, possibly with some different jokes. Are you that lucky?
Look out for more on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. as we close in on release, and don't forget to hit up the gamepage for previews, interviews, news and even a Eurogamer TV Show throughout which it features prominently.