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Sea of Thieves is running a 'scale test' this weekend

There will be a couple more chances to play Sea of Thieves before it launches on March 20. Rare is planning to hold a "scale test" for its open-sea multiplayer pirate adventure game from Friday, February 16 at 2:00am Pacific until Sunday, F...

 
 
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Your PC doesn't need to be a man-of-war to run Sea of Thieves

All sorts of schooner-steerers are welcome on the tranquil-but-usually-also-hostile waters of Sea of Thieves. Xbox One owners already know that their standardized ships will be perfectly adequate for living that pirate life. But, PC players...

 
 
 
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Well, guess I'm horny for a hard drive

First a motherboard and now an external hard drive. Against all odds, 2018 is shaping up to be the year that I'm extremely into the aesthetic of certain hardware. Accompanying the recent reveal of the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller...

 
 
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We had a blast goofing off in Sea of Thieves

The number-one thing to know about Sea of Thieves? You can load yourself into a cannon and have your buddy fire you over islands and, presumably, onto other player-controlled ships if you're aimed well. The number-two thing to know? You can...

 
 
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That's one way to dodge a cannonball

Sea of Thieves is in beta right now (and it just got extended a few days) and that means all sorts of weird things can happen while developer Rare works out the kinks. For a lot of people, that means boring and frustrating stuff like ...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves beta extended as players face technical issues

For some players, it's been a real challenge getting the Sea of Thieves beta to cooperate. There have been issues with the game mistakenly saying it's "too early" to play and locking folks out, and I've had (probably Windows 10-related) pro...

 
 
 
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Rare talks progression and quests in Sea of Thieves

I'm on board with Sea of Thieves. I have been for some time now. But there's still one question hampering my excitement for Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure: how long will it last? Long-term player progression and motivation has been a c...

 
 
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This special Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is the best loot

Controllers: Sometimes they're ugly. But, sometimes they're the opposite of ugly. Sometimes they're spectacular nods to video games, with such brilliant designs that they end up as a special and impressive piece of memorabilia. In case you ...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, 2018

In the midst of all the announcements at The Game Awards tonight you might have missed this shiny new trailer for Sea of Thieves. Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure finally got a release date and it still looks pretty as hell. You can...

 
 
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Speedrunner beats 15-year-old World Record on GoldenEye 007

This weekend, speedrunner Karl Jobst blew his (and many other runner's) minds when he toppled a World Record on Rare's legendary N64 title GoldenEye 007. A record that was originally set some fifteen years ago.The record in question pertain...

 
 
 
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This Sea of Thieves trailer is a good refresher

While Rare has invited folks to test out its shared-world pirate adventure title Sea of Thieves and the studio regularly posts video updates detailing its progress, if you aren't going out of your way to stay current, the game's release mig...

 
 
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The Shovel Knight Battletoads bonus level is now live on PC!

A little over a month ago, it was announced that the Xbox One exclusive extra level in Shovel Knight would be making its way to PC. I was super excited to play that, since I don't have an Xbox One or any desire to really buy a console versi...

 
 
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Killer Instinct is now on Steam

The excellent Killer Instinct may have come to PC last year, but now you won't actually need to have Windows 10 installed to play it. Just today, Microsoft's revival of the classic Rare fighter has made the jump to Steam. You can currently ...

 
 
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The Shovel Knight Battletoads easter egg is headed to PC

When Shovel Knight made the jump to Sony and Microsoft's consoles, Yacht Club Games brought a bunch of exclusive extras along with it. Sony players got a battle with Kratos from God of War and Xbox One owners had a face-off with the Battlet...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves will be cross-play on PC and Xbox

Xbox brought Rare and Sea of Thieves to gamescom, and the pirate adventure has impressed yet again. But, there's a new announcement that means your swashbuckling squad can be a little bit more diverse. For the first time, Microsoft an...

 
 
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Off-camera, Banjo Tooie houses some pretty creepy stuff

YouTuber Shesez has a pretty neat little program called "Boundary Leak," where they take a look at off-camera objects in retro games. As we've seen many times before developers either house holdover objects in random places they assume play...

 
 
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Battletoads can kiss my ass

I learned something this week. I learned that humanity is a giant dumpster just waiting to be tipped over by a reasonably sized space rock. I learned that the only consolation for the insanity and the atrocities we have committed as a speci...

 
 
 
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(Update) You can nab Rare Replay for free from Mixer

[Update: Apparently its not as easy as just linking your Xbox Live account with Mixer (why would it be?). As our community member elconrado has noted, you need to have either watched the Microsoft E3 conference from your Mixer account or tu...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves can be anything!

I don't remember the last time I saw Sea of Thieves, but it doesn't really thrill me. I'm not big on pirates and the whole open world thing is a little old hat. That isn't to say this doesn't look neat, but I don't know how much I can belie...

 
 
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The limits of nostalgia: Podtoid reviews Yooka-Laylee

What happens when you go back to the well and try to make a clone of a 20 year old game? Well, not exactly good things. But, maybe, still what crowdfunding supporters were after? You'll have to listen to the latest Podtoid special to see wh...

 
 
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Is Grant Kirkhope making another DK Rap?

One of the more infamous pieces of music from Nintendo's library of tunes is the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64. That mad display of aural madness was crafted by Grant Kirkhope, who is basically the songwriter of our childhoods. Since he is com...

 
 




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