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The Hungering Deep hits Sea of Thieves on May 29

The Hungering Deep, the first major content update for Sea of Thieves, is set to arrive on May 29. Microsoft and Rare debuted a trailer on Inside Xbox, and if you've been following along, you'll know not to expect anything too concrete from...

 
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Sea of Thieves now lets you create friends-only crews

After a short delay, Rare has added the ability for Sea of Thieves players to create open and closed crews. Under the old system, the game would try and fill out your crew as needed, so if you had a friend duck out, a random player would mo...

 
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Sea of Thieves' new update changes a little and fixes a lot

The rough-and-tumble waters of Sea of Thieves are getting a bit more hospitable. Well, not from other players. They'll still kill you right dead. But the game itself keeps getting more and more polished. Rare has released update 1.0.5 ...

 
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Sea of Thieves update addresses stalemates and griefing

Today's update for Sea of Thieves targets a problem I've run into quite a few times now: stalemates. If your crew has ever set sail toward a skull fort in hopes of stockpiling loads of treasure, you've more than likely encountered other shi...

 
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Rare drops its planned 'death cost' for Sea of Thieves

Rare planned to introduce a "small gold fee" for dying in Sea of Thieves, a change that didn't sit well with many players. The idea was that you'd be dinged for dying out in the world to skeletons or sharks, not against other players, and t...

 
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Review: Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is proving to be a divisive game. During my review-in-progress, I said that I fell in the middle of the pack: somewhere between the folks who find Rare's shared-world pirate adventure dreadfully boring and those who feel it's...

 
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Upcoming Sea of Thieves patch adds gold cost for death

So it seems there are some changes to Sea of Thieves that are coming in addition to the "day one [item] patch" joke very soon.  Tucked away in their 1.0 patch notes is a "coming updates" section, which explains a new mechanic...

 
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Review in Progress: Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves has an amazing foundation. That's clear from the outside looking in, and the feeling washes over you the first time you board your ship, chart a course, raise the anchor, lower the sails, and set off adventuring in a shared w...

 
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Xbox One X packing in Sea of Thieves for one week

Microsoft is continuing to pack in new games with Xbox One X for a (very) limited time. Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves releases on Tuesday, and at select retailers, it'll be digitally bundled with Xbox One X ($500)....

 
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Human Cannonball breaks world record promoting Sea of Thieves

A new Guinness World Record was set yesterday at an event held by Xbox to promote Rare's upcoming pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves. In the game, players can be fired out of a cannon, so daredevil David "The Bullet" Smith Jr. was brought on ...

 
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Sea of Thieves is holding one last beta this weekend

There's one more chance to try out Sea of Thieves before Rare's shared-world pirate adventure game launches on March 20. The final beta went live earlier today for everyone -- you'll only need Xbox Live Gold if you're playing on Xbox One --...

 
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The Sea of Thieves beta is back for the weekend

It's almost March, and that means it's almost time for Rare's shared-world pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves. If yesterday's look at skeleton forts left you counting the days until March 20, some good news: there's another chance to mess...

 
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Sea of Thieves has skull forts and they sound intense

Many a swashbuckler had a rip-roaring good time during the Sea of Thieves January beta. But, a common complaint is that there wasn't enough variety to guarantee an extended good time. Rare seems set on proving there's more to the...

 
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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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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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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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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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Take a peek at skeleton combat in Sea of Thieves

I'm torn on this latest Sea of Thieves video. On the one hand, skeletons. Ask any scientist, and they'll confirm what you already know to be true -- that skeletons rule, particularly when they're sentient enough to aim a gun at treasure-na...

 
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Trust no one in Sea of Thieves and you might just survive

"No don't shoot us! Don't shoot us! We come bearing gifts!" If there's one takeaway from this developer gameplay video for Sea of Thieves, it's to assume that all unfamiliar ships are led by murderous crews who will show no hesitation or re...

 
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Rare employees need to work on their pirate vocabulary

Rare, a developer that is currently making a pirate-themed video game, doesn't know a ton of pirate vernacular. Or so this video would make it seem. Sure, the sample size is pretty small and the questions are kind of obscure, so it probabl...

 
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Even at its most basic, Sea of Thieves is a total blast

Rare brought only a basic slice of its Xbox One and Windows 10 shared-world pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves for attendees to play together at E3 2016, and yet it still ended up becoming one of the more talked-about demos of the show. I...

 
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Rare announces 'most ambitious project yet,' Sea of Thieves

Rare just revealed its next project, Sea of Thieves, a pirate-themed Xbox One exclusive. Other than that details are pretty scarce at the moment. Prior to the showing off the game, which looks like it might be an MMO, a studio re...

 

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