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Sea of Thieves launching 'friends play free' promo

Rare is looking to maintain its recent momentum with a "friends play free" promotion for Sea of Thieves. From February 6–13, players can invite three pals to set sail with them on Xbox One or PC. This promo includes Xbox Game Pass su...

 
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Sea of Thieves will soon take up a lot less space

Managing which games you have installed at any given moment can feel like spinning plates. The problem varies quite a bit depending on which platform and type of games we're talking about, but if you like bouncing between a regular rotation...

 
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Sea of Thieves is fixing the dreaded 'double gun' tactic

Death in Sea of Thieves can come swiftly. Sometimes you're simply outwitted or outplayed, and that's fine, if a bit irritating in the moment. Other times, you might be offed in a less-than-commendable fashion. That's how I'd sum up the so-c...

 
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Sea of Thieves has a fiery new region to explore today

After a short delay, Rare's biggest Sea of Thieves content update yet, Forsaken Shores, is now available on Xbox One and PC. It's a chance to explore a new area full of active volcanoes and boiling water. While the fiery theme stands out t...

 
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New Sea of Thieves expansion slips back a week

Rare recently suggested that it might need more time to finish Forsaken Shores, and that is indeed the case. This month's fiery Sea of Thieves expansion has moved from September 19 to September 27. "This was not a decision that was taken li...

 
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Sea of Thieves trailer introduces The Devil's Roar

In just under two weeks, Sea of Thieves players will set off for The Devil's Roar, a fiery new region coming with the Forsaken Shores expansion. It's an outright dangerous zone with scalding water and explosive volcanoes. You'll have a chan...

 
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Sea of Thieves patch fixes pesky cannon glitches

Cannons sometimes have a mind of their own in Sea of Thieves -- at least, they did. With today's update, Rare fixed an irksome bug that occasionally caused players to "travel in unintended directions" when fired out of cannons, as well as a...

 
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I can't wait to form an armada in Sea of Thieves

I'm stoked for skeleton-led AI ships in Sea of Thieves with the arrival of Cursed Sails on July 31, but formal player alliances will be just as crucial. With the new update, players will be able to raise a pennant on their ship to indicate ...

 
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Sea of Thieves sets skeleton ships loose on July 31

Lapsed Sea of Thieves players will want to check back in with the game two weeks from now. The next big expansion, Cursed Sails, is set to unleash cursed ships manned by skeleton crews on July 31. Along with the new AI threat, the free cont...

 
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Sea of Thieves continues with Cursed Sails and Forsaken Souls

Microsoft have revealed new content for their MMO piracy adventure (seven seas, not online downloads) Sea of Thieves will receive new content soon in the shape of two new adventures. Cursed Sails and The Forsaken Souls.Cursed Sails will arr...

 
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There's a Megalodon lurking in Sea of Thieves

It's time to check out Sea of Thieves again. Along with a big ol' shark to fight, the game's first big content update provides players with more ship-to-ship communication options like a speaking trumpet, pirate cosmetics like tattoos and s...

 
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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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