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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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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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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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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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Rare’s Everwild concept art is as gorgeous as you’d expect

Rare are being rather hushed on just what their upcoming game Everwild is. So far, pretty much all we know is that it's about connecting with nature. But at this point, that's plenty good enough for me. The stunning trailers and artwork which the Sea Of Thieves studio have revealed are a joy to look at, and the current speculation and mystery around it all…

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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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Battletoads is out, rebooting Rare’s beat ’em up

I hope you're ready for a Rare throwback, because Battletoads has been released. Players will be able to hop into the side-scrolling beat 'em up today with a couple of pals to do some good old fashioned couch co-op platforming. This game is a reboot of the old series from the 90s, and this time it's sending those toads off into outer space.

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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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Battletoads is launching at last on August 20th

Well look at that, your favorite 90s action amphibians finally have a release date for their return to headliner status, after that 2018 teaser and a couple cameos (in games including Obsidian's recent effort Grounded). Your resident Battletoads Zitz, Rash and Pimple are back at last, whackin' up baddies to their own tune on August 20th.

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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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Rare give us another look at the gorgeous Everwild

I absolutely fell in love with Everwild when Rare announced it last year. Back then, it was a bit of a mystery what this gorgeous natural, fantasy-looking game might entail, but thanks to a new trailer shown during Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase, we finally know a bit more. It sounds like this beautiful world is all about caring for the weird and wonderful creatures within…

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