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Where did Eurogamer go, then?

Rumours of our website breaking for like a whole day are not greatly exaggerated.

As you've probably realised by now, we've been having a bit of a problem over the last 24 hours.

At around 7pm on Thursday the server hosting facility where Eurogamer is hosted suffered a power outage. Then, when it all came back online on Friday morning, it emerged that a power surge had knocked out the PSU that our main server - lovingly known as Tony - relied upon to, you know, boot up and stuff. The net result of all that being rather a lot of downtime, for which we apologise.

If you think we've been sitting on our hands, however, you're much mistaken. We've got a veritable power surge of content to down your systems this afternoon, and to save it turning into a bit of an easter egg hunt for our regular readers, we thought we'd take this opportunity to trail the lot.

(And yes, we did spend most of the day making up that power surge joke. Sorry.)

For starters, there's Kristan's timely (well, it was) take on Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict, the latest and perhaps most divisive Unreal game, on Xbox Live. You can find the review here.

We've also got news of Nintendo's apparent outrage over a Spanish gaming magazine's failure to keep schtum about details of the new Legend of Zelda title for GameCube ahead of E3. There's plenty of stuff you probably didn't already know, so be sure to have a look at that here.

Not content with that, we can reveal today that Half-Life 2 will be appearing on Xbox - not Xbox 360 - in late summer in Europe, as Valve's Doug Lombardi has confirmed for us that a worldwide release will follow very shortly after the game's completion around August. So, unlike Ninja Gaiden, for example, that's one Xbox game we should be playing at around the same time as our friends over the pond.

Oh, and regular readers - and fans of buying games, which is presumably most of you - will be pleased to hear that What's New, Tom's weekly round-up of new releases in Europe and the US, is also up here. Once again it straddles the line between irreverence and, er, irrelevance. But at least we list all the games. Just hit the End button. It's the only way to be safe.

And, as you'll see on the front page, that's not all either. Stay tuned as we try and get all of the stuff we've been writing behind closed doors up and posted, and thanks for bearing with us. To sum up: computers are rubbish.