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Games Review: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, 2018): Pirates could happen to anyone

As I write this, three days after a rather bumpy launch, its clear that Sea of Thieves is a bit of a mixed bag. There are things that I love about it, there are things that I don’t love about it and there are things that I feel are not particularly well understood by those who are currently complaining about it online. Is it a good game though? The simple answer is yes, provided you are playing with four friends you can trust. Continue reading Games Review: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, 2018): Pirates could happen to anyone

Jumping into Sea of Thieves today? Request a personalised shanty for your stream!

Because every great seafaring adventure should begin with a truly filthy pirate anthem requested via online video platform, Xbox ANZ have organised what they’re calling a “Sing Us A Shanty” service for players jumping into Sea of Thieves today. The service will allow players to request a live song from an actual, honest-to-Poseidon pirate band and, look, who doesn’t want that? Continue reading Jumping into Sea of Thieves today? Request a personalised shanty for your stream!

Overwatch doesn’t have the monopoly on cosplay dogs today, Xbox is getting in on it too

With the Overwatch Puppy Rumble now in full swing, it seems like everyone’s getting in on the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog shenanigans. Xbox are the latest to board the doggos-in-cosplay train and you’ve got to see what they’ve come up with. I mean, its dogs dressed up like video game characters. If that’s not enough for you to click the headline, I don’t know what is.
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Good news — you can probably run Sea of Thieves on your potato laptop

By now its fairly common knowledge that Rare’s upcoming multiplayer pirate title Sea of Thieves would be launching on Xbox One and Windows 10. The question for PC owners after seeing the game in action during the recent beta, particularly those on lower spec machines, was “can my machine ever hope to run this thing?” The answer, according to Rare, is “yeah, it probably can.”

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: It’s nice to be excited for a Rare game again

The Sea of Thieves closed beta dropped last week, attracting a surge of interest on social media and triggering a wave of nostalgia amount 90’s kids with fond memories of developer Rare’s golden age at Nintendo. Its been 16 years since Rare headed to Xbox and it feels, for the first time since that changeover, like Rare is back in form. Continue reading Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: It’s nice to be excited for a Rare game again

Sea of Thieves closed beta extended until Jan 31st

If you were one of the lucky few to get into the Sea of Thieves closed beta this last weekend, you may have noticed the odd server issue preventing you from playing. Bit of a hassle really, and Xbox agrees. The beta, which was originally scheduled to end tonight, has been extended another couple of days to give you one last chance to plunder and pillage the high seas before launch. Continue reading Sea of Thieves closed beta extended until Jan 31st

Microsoft Studios exclusives will now launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

Xbox have announced overnight that any Xbox One titles published by Microsoft Studios will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass digital delivery platform on the same day as their retail launch. This is actually pretty huge news. Here’s why. Continue reading Microsoft Studios exclusives will now launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

Yo ho ho and a boat full of trolls, Sea of Thieves drops March 20

Microsoft have announced that their upcoming multiplayer pirate title, Sea of Thieves, will see release worldwide on March 20, 2018. The game, created by legendary developer Rare Ltd, has seen multiple technical alphas and has been the sleeper multiplayer hit at numerous gaming trade shows over the last two years. Continue reading Yo ho ho and a boat full of trolls, Sea of Thieves drops March 20

The Best and Worst of E3 2016

The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal. Continue reading The Best and Worst of E3 2016