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Take Two loves the PS3

20 games en route.

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Whatever you or I may think of the PS3, GTA publisher Take Two loves it - and unlike "all men", who I am informed by a female friend are "weaselly little rats, oh except you of course", Take Two isn't afraid of commitment.

To illustrate the depth of its love, the publisher has revealed that it's currently working on no fewer than twenty games for the PS3 - including, admittedly, NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7, both of which launched in North America last Friday so you'd rather hope that they've finished working on those ones.

So what else is in store? Well, according to Take Two, seven of the games in development are from Rockstar - including, of course, Grand Theft Auto IV, which will launch in mid-October next year, and will be coming out simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Also in the pipeline from Rockstar is L.A. Noire, which is being worked on by Team Bondi, an Aussie developer founded by senior development refugees from SCEE London, and what's described as "extensions of blockbuster Rockstar Games franchises". Your guess is as good as ours on that front, but as a reminder, Rockstar's other franchises include Max Payne, Manhunt, Bully / Canis Canem Edit, Smuggler's Run, Midnight Club and Red Dead Revolver.

Take Two will also be publishing Starbreeze's The Darkness on PS3 (and other platforms) next spring, which will hopefully be a treat for fans of the developer's previous title, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - and then there's a plethora of American sports titles, lincluding College Hoops 2k7 in January, NBA 2K8 and NHL 2K8 next September, and other unnamed titles.

So there you have it. Take Two and PS3 are sitting in a tree, and they don't care who in the playground knows it. Unlike "bloody immature boys who don't know what the hell they want, oh except you of course, do you have any more of this wine", according to the aforementioned female friend.

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