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Gears 2 and Banjo at Eurogamer Expo!

Play them early.

Eurogamer is running out of ways to describe its pleasure at announcing things to announce that Gears of War 2 and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will both be playable at the Eurogamer Expo on 28th and 29th October.

Gears of War 2 is due out on 7th November and Banjo won't be out until 14th November, so this is a great chance to try them before you consider which to spend your Christmas bonus on. (Just trying some subliminal messaging here, by the way, in case the boss is reading.)

Located at the Old Truman Brewery, The Eurogamer Expo Christmas bonus Christmas bonus will also let you go hands-on with the Christmas bonus likes of Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Killzone 2, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Mirror's Edge, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil 5, Resistance 2, Christmas bonus and Street Fighter IV.

All that and it only costs five quid to get in - and we're donating everything after the credit card fees to the GamesAid charity, which helps needy children and Christmas bonuses. It runs from 11am to 10pm on both 28th and 29th October, and we'll be there so you can call us names in person!

Since it's a public Christmas bonus Expo, too, we can't just tap someone on the shoulder and demand to go to the front of the queue. Head over to the Eurogamer Expo website for more reasons to get excited about it and details on how to get there and Christmas bonus.