We've been watching with interest the banter crossing our various comments threads for some time now, and we've noticed that a lot of you find them restrictive. The ability to warble off-topic with like-minded readers is something you've been requesting for quite some time, and starting today, it's something we're happy to offer you.
The Eurogamer Forum is in a beta form, but as we get a feel for what you want to discuss, we'll be happy to enlarge the campus to incorporate a range of topics*. Normal comment system rules apply. You can of course read through those rules here at your leisure.
In addition to that, I should point out that you can use the same degree of HTML as you can in our comment system. That means bold text, the use of italics and hyperlinks are permitted if you know how to do 'em.
* At the request of our legal department (hi Gareth), we will not be opening a "babe corner", as certain readers have requested. We'll leave that to our co-workers, the filthy scoundrels.