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NBA Live 08 demo up

On Live, confusingly.

EA has bounced a new demo for NBA Live 08 onto the cheesy-smelling floor of Xbox Live.

It hits the scales at a trim 563MB, and will let you grow a few inches to see what EA has improved this year.

You might notice the better ball handling, for example, or enjoy the refined shooting and trick controls. But then there's always those new signature moves to pull off, or the better Live integration to try out - not to mention better looks and smarter physics.

It all sounds as though EA has learned from the rushed efforts it has produced for the last two years running, which have made it increasingly hard for us to recommend any but 2K's consistently well polished efforts.

Pop over to our NBA Live 07 review to see what needs to up its game.

NBA Live 08 is coming to 360, PS3, Wii, PS2 and PSP on 5th October. We'll let you know our thoughts closer to the time.

This demo isn't available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, or Sweden.