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FIFA 08

Hands-on with the Wii version. It was almost feet-on.

FeatureFIFA 08

Hands-on with the distinctive PS2 version.

FeatureCivilization IV: Beyond The Sword

Info and a chat with Firaxis' Tim McCracken.

Halo 3 Beta: A Beginner's Guide

Lovely this time of year.

So you've read the first impressions here. This Beginner's Guide walks you through each of the three new maps, pointing out scenery of note, general level structure and the odd tip that could possibly stem the inevitable early shame of being owned by someone with a gamer tag such as Wank Static. Or Girls Gun Wild. Think of this as a Rough Guide travel journal, relayed by Louis Theurox running around like a headless chicken in an intergalactic warzone.

Are you ready to dance? It's not a question, it's the message that booms from the TV when you turn on your PS2 and insert SBK 07. What follows is a bastard blend of Limp Bizkit and 2 Unlimited music accompanied by a pop-up montage of size zero girls who are all exclusively blond, fit and smiling like they've just earned enough to go on another Marc Jacobs shopping spree. It all comes as a bit of a shock, given that this is a bike game and not the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest entry.