Square Enix

Exactly like a loverboy with one main lady and a couple of bits on the side, Final Fantasy creators Square Enix has pledged big support to the PS3 while giving Microsoft and Nintendo some lovin' as well. According to one of its senior executives, the company doesn't want to see Sony as the "overwhelming winner" this generation so the company doesn't plan to "support them too much." A funny quote, and kind of arrogant - but judging from the FFXIII hype we witnessed first-hand in Japan last week, a telling one about the clout the developer still holds with PlayStation gamers. Next Gen offers a lot of opinions on what it means for the industry... if that's your bag, hitthe article.

PS3... 60

No, it's not a tie-up between Sony and Microsoft. Who'd believe that? It's simply that - just as anybody with half a brain suspected - we've gotmore evidencethat PS3 games will cost $60, just like 360 games do, and it's almost totally official this time. The Sony Style website lists the games for that price. Sony isn't that great at communicating important info, but we'd take this as told: you'll be paying $60.

Pigskin pros, get your game on

Ready to rock Madden? EA and Microsoft are teaming up for an Xbox Live Madden NFL 07 Tournament... where the winners will be flown to Hawaii. That's pretty sweet. Any Xbox Live Gold member 13 or older is eligible... so head over tothe official websiteand sign up. All those weekends wasted with the 360 might just turn into something after all. The whole thing begins October 5, so get some practice in ASAP.

Resident Evil still doubles up

Rumors, apparently, have hit the web that Resident Evil 5 is to become a 360 exclusive. Well, it's not. Of course. The game is still due to hit the PS3 and 360 simultaneously, our sister siteNext Generation reports, based on the word of a Capcom spokesperson. It doesn't get more official than that. Nor does it get more obvious. Where do rumors like this come from, and why? They waste so much of everyone's time.

Ready to race

As virulent an addiction as World of Warcraft is amongst the GamesRadar staffers, an even more powerful substance is being cooked up by the makers of EverQuest. Set to spread next year, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is packed with dreamy features, and the best part is, it looks every bit the part. Pull up a chair and head into our detailed,exclusive hands-on lookat this masterpiece in the making. If you've already hit that, check out the images that landed today of Vanguard'sseven menacing races- including the humans (pictured above).

New screens

Viva Pinata (360)
Import Tuner Challenge (360)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
Scurge: Hive (DS)
Final Fantasy III (DS)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA/DS)
Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA/DS)
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 (GC)
Metal Slug Anthology (PSP,Wii)
Dawn of Mana (PS2)
Ant Bully (PS2)
Thrillville (PS2,Xbox )
World War II Combat: Iwo Jima (Xbox)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (PC)

New video

God of War II (PS2)
God Hand (PS2)
Sonic the Hedgehog (360)
Eragon (360)
The Darkness (360)
NBA 2K7 (360)
Flight Simulator X (PC)
Need for Speed Carbon (GC,PC,PS2,PS3,PSP,Wii,Xbox,360)

September 26, 2006