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2 months ago

Sea Of Thieves is switching to seasons and quarterly updates in January

Sea Of Thieves have dropped anchor on another monthly update but this one's a bit unlike the rest as it includes the news that updates won't exactly be monthly in the future. Beginning in January 2021, Sea Of Thieves will switch to quarterly seasonal updates and it's also getting its very own battle pass and new seasonal progression systems.

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How do you play Sea Of Thieves with no sight? You steer the ship

We tend to talk about games as very visual experiences because, for most, they are. But, for some, there are more important things than framerates and 4K resolutions - namely, actually being able to play games in the first place. I spoke to Sightless Kombat, an accessibility consultant and "gamer without sight", who told me how far games still have to come before they're fully…

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The 35 best ultrawide games on PC

Ultrawide gaming monitors are the kind of hardware that might seem too excessive, maybe even a bit too gamer to bother with for playing games on PC, especially when their demanding resolutions often require powerful graphics cards to make the most of them. Once you try one, though, there's no going back. I've been a big fan of ultrawide gaming monitors for years now, mostly…

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3 months ago

Sea Of Thieves is hunting shadow skeletons this Halloween

It's time to put on your scariest pirating gear, because the Sea Of Thieves Halloween update is here. This year's Fate Of The Damned event will send you on voyages to discover what happened to some missing Bilge Rat crews. Eerie shadow skeletons will be standing in your way on these adventures, however - it is the spooky season, after all.

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Sightless Sea Of Thieves streamer plays by following sounds from his crewmates

How can someone steer a ship in Sea Of Thieves when they're unable to see? Quite well, as it turns out. "Sightless Kombat" is an accessibility consultant and streamer who, as you might guess by the name, is without sight. Last night, he joined the Rare crew on their weekly stream to shoot some skeletons, chat about accessibility and show how he plays the game…

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Here are Sea Of Thieves’ awkward school photos from before it became beautiful

Catch the moustaches on those lads! Believe it or not, this is what extremely gorgeous pirate adventure Sea Of Thieves looked like in its awkward adolescent phase. Rare have shared a screenshot from early in the game's development that shows just how far the game has come since first pulling up anchor on its main voyage.

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4 months ago

Sea Of Thieves devs made a pirate shanty tribute to Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, song writer and lead guitarist of iconic rock band Van Halen, passed away this week. Across the internet, tributes have poured out for the legendary rocker, including a rather surprising one from Sea Of Thieves developer, Rare. They've made a pirate shanty cover of the song Jump. It's a bit weird, but you know what? It's really sweet, too.

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Sea Of Thieves donating special sail proceeds to cancer research

Sea Of Thieves is no stranger to handing out snazzy new ship cosmetics in return for real-world cash but these sails are of a slightly different sort. Rare are donating all proceeds from the Sails Of Union to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign benefitting cancer research. You can nab the new sails until November 6th.

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Sea Of Thieves is offering a free Ori-themed ship set this weekend

It's Talk Like A Pirate Day on Saturday, so naturally, Rare's excellent pirate adventure Sea Of Thieves has some goodies in store for its players. The first of which is a free ship set inspired by Ori And The Blind Forest (or Will Of The Wisps, I suppose). And the second is a whole weekend of double gold and reputation rewards between today and Sunday…

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Sea Of Thieves has dogs now and I love them with all my heart

Today, I dived into Sea Of Thieves with a single goal in mind: buy and hang out with a dog. Rare's pirate sandbox got its big September update yesterday, introducing some new canine pals to the game's premium store, and what can I say? I love pets, and I love pirates. This game just gets me. So, I'd like you all to meet Rox, and…

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5 months ago

Sea Of Thieves’ new update sends you to pillage treasure vaults today

Indiana Jones movies sure would be different if the owners of the treasure he uncovered had asked him to pop on down and fetch it for them. That's what the newest Sea Of Thieves monthly update will have you doing starting today. New Gold Hoarder voyages ask you and your crew to go fetch the gold and goodies stashed by the Hoarders in hidden vaults.…

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Sea Of Thieves adds good dogs and treasure vaults next week

The next big Sea Of Thieves update is right around the corner, bringing new four-legged friends, new gold hoarders missions, and loads more good stuff on September 9th. It's called The Vault Of The Ancients, and, as you may guess from the name, it's introducing new quests to explore treasure-filled vaults throughout the seas. You'll be able to uncover these with an excellent dog in…

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Sea Of Thieves will add dog companions which you can snuggle, obviously

Lo and behold, just a few weeks after I finally broke down and got myself a ship cat, Sea Of Thieves have released a new developer update confirming that they'll be adding dogs to the high seas as well. Rare say that other updates are coming in September as well, and that monthly updates with bug fixes and new features will continue.

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Yes, even Sea Of Thieves has speedrunners

The last game I expected to find a speedrunning community for was Sea Of Thieves. I mean, there's a racing community, sure, but you wouldn't think Rare's online pirate sandbox would really lend itself to the quick and precise play speedruns are known for. And yet, here we have the Sea Of Speed - a small group of players who frequently race through various Sea…

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Sea Of Thieves latest update starts a big shark hunt

The August update just landed in Sea Of Thieves, and while it's not big or dramatic as last month's Ashen Winds update, it brings plenty of new bits and pieces to keep everyone entertained over the next few weeks. A bunch of live events will be taking place in Rare's excellent pirate sandbox, including a time-limited one that challenges players to take out a load…

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6 months ago

Props to Microsoft for letting you play Flight Simulator for £1

The standard edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator costs £59, but like me trying to show my parents their house from a Airbus A320neo, we can go lower. A lot lower, as it turns out. Here’s how you can play (but not own) what’s looking to be the first game of the next, next, next-generation for as low as £1. And you get over 200 other…

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Feature: Kraken open a cold one with the boys

Have You Played… Sea Of Thieves?

I want to like Sea Of Thieves so badly that I've convinced myself I do like it, even though deep inside I find it quite dull to play. I don't understand why I find it dull. The premise is superb, it looks great, and I know lots of folks who routinely have the time of their lives being weird, balloon-bodied pirates. I just can't seem…

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Sea Of Thieves’ Ashen Winds update is here, and so are some very angry fire pirates

Remember the other day when I reported that some skelly-head flamethrowers were coming to Sea Of Thieves? Well, it turns out those heads belong to four particularly deadly Skeleton Captains, who've arrived in today's Ashen Winds update. It doesn't look like it's going to be easy to nab their flaming skulls, either, as each of these Captains will use all sorts of dirty tricks to…

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Sea Of Thieves is getting skelly-head flamethrowers next week

Have you ever wanted to just lop off a skeleton's head and use it as a flamethrower? It's never even been a thought that's crossed my mind, but Sea Of Thieves seem to be letting us do exactly that in next week's update. They're part of the new Ashen Winds update, which is arriving on Wednesday the 29th of July. Be cautious, though, using up…

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7 months ago

Have you seen the green flash at sunset in Sea Of Thieves?

As the sun slowly disappears over the horizon, for just a few seconds it's possible to see the edges of the sun glow green in colour. It's rather aptly named the "green flash", and it's a somewhat rare meteorological phenomenon that can happen during sunset or sunrise when the conditions are just right. Thing is, I didn't actually realise that it was a real thing…

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