Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates director wants creative madness

Or games become as stagnant as films.

Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinksi has urged game developers to "go down dark alleys" and not stick to set formulae, stating that "this is the time for madness".

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Ever tube-surfed? It's great. You plant your feet on the floor of a moving tube train as if you were a bona-fide surf/skater dude and attempt to gain a few stolen minutes of handheld gaming without falling over in an embarrassing heap.

If you're really good, you sort of rock your hips about, cushioning the waves of motion in conjunction with your knees and looking nothing short of savagely obsessed as you intently pursue the goals of your current level, with nary a care about the fact that somebody's just thrown themselves under a train at Tottenham Hale.

Emergency stops or unexpected bends are a bit like wipeouts, but if you've bothered to attach the dandy white strap to your PSP and worn it on your wrist like a good boy then you're okay. A quick snatch of the nearest handrail gets you out of trouble like you knew it was coming, then it's back to business with minimal loss of time or energy.

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UK Charts: Grand Theft Auto bad news for Cars

As in: GTA's on top, Cars is second.

Neither alien invasion nor automotive assault has been able to topple Rockstar's GTA: Liberty City Stories, which retains its lead at the top of the all formats chart for the fifth consecutive week.

UK Charts: Top ten receives Preys

But GTA remains the UK's best-selling game

Take-Two secures its fourth week at the top with GTA: Liberty City Stories, the publisher's long awaited FPS Prey marking this week's highest new entry at number 2.