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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam

Released exclusively for Windows PC and Xbox One back in March 2018, Sea of Thieves is finally coming to Steam.

Debuted as one of the most-anticipated titles of 2018, popular open-world pirate adventure title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios currently boasts a community of over 10 million players.

In a recent official announcement, Microsoft has revealed that Sea of Thieves is heading over to Steam very soon, which would have support for cross-platform play with other Pirate Legends on Windows PC platform and Xbox One console.

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Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam

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Microsoft has been promoting Sea of Thieves as a flagship title for Xbox Game Pass subscription service from very beginning. SoT is a quirky pirate simulator that initially garnered mixed reception but became better with a series of updates.

During its two year-long run, pirates have fended off killer Kraken, fought Megalodons and looted Skeleton Forts throughout many adventures. There will be more of these legendary tales when SoT will finally arrive on Valve's storefront.

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In 2019, Xbox chief Phil Spencer expressed plans to offer more choice to players deciding where they want to buy their PC games from. Rare Studio has yet to announce a release window for Steam but players can add SoT to wishlist now.

Sea of Thieves initially launched two years ago on Microsoft Store as an Xbox-exclusive, which will now be joining alongside Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and State of Decay 2 on Steam as latest Xbox Game Studios title.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Get ready to ride in the weekend madness with return of weekly Xbox Free Play Days event for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service to enjoy some great games on their console at the comfort of their home.

Starting right off from March 19, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Free Play Days invites you download and play Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE from Microsoft Store for free until March 22, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE on Xbox Free Play Days

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Explore a legacy of Alexios and Kassandra in Ancient Greece that took place four hundred years before Assassin's Creed Origins. As descendants of King Leonidas, they inherit Spear of Leonidas but were thrown off a cliff due to a prophecy.

Odyssey lets you take part in large-scale fights, engage in naval combat or sends you after hidden treasures in unlikely places. By playing through this free weekend, players will be able to unlock Ezio's Roman Set at Ubisoft Club.

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Sea of Thieves will have its second anniversary shortly and this surely is a cause for celebration for all Pirate Legends. Set sails with your crew or go solo in search of distant lands for treasure hunting and occasionally fight Skeleton enemies.

Heading over to its sixth anniversary next week, free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game SMITE from Titan Forge Games and Hi-Rez Studios is a theatre of war for a variety of mythological deities across multiple PvP modes.

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When you realize that your time for fun and games in Xbox Free Play Days has come to an end for this week, you can keep playing by purchasing these titles at a discount and continue playing while carrying out all your in-game progress.

Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition of AC Odyssey are all currently available at a whooping at 75% off to grab on. All of these three versions are Xbox One X enhanced and your ticket to an epic quest to of becoming a legendary Spartan hero.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

Latest free monthly content update Heart of Fire for Sea of Thieves adds new Tall Tale, weapons and more.

Due to last minute discovery of an issue, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios had to push back release of latest Heart of Fire monthly content update by a couple of days for 2018 action-adventure title Sea of Thieves.

Heart of Fire free update is now rolled out on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One for eager pirates to let them take on new voyages, experience story-driven Tall Tales, earn Pirate Legend status, rewards and much more.

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Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

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Before going in-depth of major features added in Heart of Fire update, take a look at its official trailer below.




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This month, Duke is handing out special Athena's Run voyages only for Pirate Legends on behalf of Pirate Lord. It will send them in quest for precious treasures and if you are not legendary yet, tag along as part of someone else's crew.

You can be part of this adventure even if you are non-Legend and have spoils of riches to cash them in to mysterious stranger. Or you can go up against a Pirate Legends to take them down, instead of working together and steal their loot.

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Clash of Pirate Legends

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Pirate Lord encourages everyone to look for Athena's Treasures that includes objects like chalice of ancient fortune and keg of ancient black powder and more, which earns you gold and invaluable Athena's Fortune reputation.

Exchange enough treasures with mysterious stranger to unlock Commendations and Ghost ship cosmetics. Heart of Fire update also introduces throwable explosive weapons Blunderbomb and Chainshot to use against hostile enemies.

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Earn Rare Treasures

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Newest Tall Tale mission picks up from Seabound Soul storyline as Sir Arthur Pendragon is still seeking for location of Captain Flameheart at Devil's Roar to save souls of his lost crewmates, with two-timer Stitcher Jim following his trail.

Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire free update adds fresh cosmetics, emotes and pets to Black Market. Much-requested Royal Sea Squirrel set has recently arrived on Pirate Emporium and there are discounts on many select items.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Crews of Rage Update Live Now

Rare Studio adding blazing new host of content in monthly free update Crews of Rage for Sea of Thieves.

Time for Pirates across all seas to jump in joy as developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios just rolled out monthly free content update Crews of Rage for 2018 action-adventure game Sea of Thieves on available platforms.

Crews of Rage will be introducing new treasure Chests and encounter with Ashen skeleton enemies at Devil's Roar. Latest update goes live for players on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One from today, February 19, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves: Crews of Rage Update Live Now

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Rare Studio also dropped a new trailer featuring some changes and key-features of recent monthly update.




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Sea of Thieves is getting heated up with newly added fiery cursed chests called Chest of Rage and Duke is ready to send you after new Bounty Voyages so you can find these boxes holding souls of lost pirate crews trapped within.

Fueled by their impulsive emotions, those unstable trunks can explode anytime and set your ship on fire if you are not careful. Simply sinking them into sea for a while or putting a bucket of water is what it takes to cool them down.

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Cursed Chest of Rage

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Chest of Rage can be used in fighting against a horde of deadly skeleton foes or hand them over to Masked Stranger on Reaper's Hideout for a handsome payout as she is more than happy to take your troubles and pay you in double gold.

There are five Tomes of Resurrection locked in chests that belong to final set of Ashen Tomes. Collect these scorching texts from Molten Sands Fortress or fighting Ashen Guardians and take them to Duke to unlock special cosmetics.

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Reaper's Heart Pets

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A wide range of new items like cannons, emotes, hulls, musical instruments and sails have arrived on Black Market for your character and ship. Pirate Emporium will offer you Reaper's Heart cursed pets of dark magic as trusty companion.

Players can finally change physical outlook their character using Pirate Appearance Potion for 149 Ancient Coins or $1.49 only. You can either randomly select a set pirate avatar from available variety or take time building your persona.

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Molten Sands Fortress Roars

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Except for Molten Sands fortress at Devil's Roar, activity among all skeleton forts has been muted down lately. Ashen Skeletons have gathered there under leadership of a Skeleton Lord and taking him down earn you hefty rewards.

Sea of Thieves player community has just an impressive $76,205.90 amount by purchasing Pathfinder Sails sets for charity organization SpecialEffect that helps people with disabilities by making gaming more accessible to them.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Legends of the Sea Update Live Now

Rare Studio is kicking in a new decade for Sea of Thieves with latest free monthly content update Legends of the Sea.

Stepping into a New Year and a decade, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios have things planned for their 2018 action-adventure game Sea of Thieves that starts with a free monthly content update on PC and Xbox One.

Packed with more adventurous exploration and collectible bonus treasures, new Legends of the Sea storied update is going live on all available platforms and for members of Xbox Game Pass as well from today, January 14, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves: Legends of the Sea Update Live Now

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Have a brief look at some key-features put together by Rare Studio for players this month in a latest video.




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Bilge Rats' leader Duke is back after long and he has some precious Gilded Voyages for you that will only last for a limited time. Interested pirates can choose only one of them from his list to take part in but it will deliver enough rewards.

Take your earnings to Trading Companies as usual or reap double amount of gold by taking them to excavation site on Reaper's Hideout. Seek out Masked Stranger there and offer your loot to get double rewards, just as Duke promised.

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Be on lookout for newly added set of Ashen Tomes simply lying around in the wild and guided by mean Skeleton crews. Take them to Ashen Guardians and Key Masters within in-game world to unlock them and get all five Tomes of Fire.

Of course, Duke didn't return empty handed without bringing newest cosmetics for pirates that includes full Aristocrat Ship set, Corsair Sea Dog and Parrot Clothing options that he is ready to hand you over in exchange for those.

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A new legendary NPC named Umbra has resided at Lagoon of Whispers and she has many rumours that you can start tracking right away. Her clues will be found in your Commendation list and they will lead you in places to investigate.

With her help, complete those certain rumours to get exclusive Commendations, Doubloons, Titles and tattoo sets. More riches are waiting in a variant of Reaper's Bounty Chests offering vast wealth, which you can spot from a golden beam.

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"X" Marks the Spot Sails

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Jumping in on first week of Legends of the Sea will earn players "X" Marks the Spot emote for free along with matching sails. Be sure to play before January 22 to receive these entitlements until they return back in February update.

Most recently, Sea of Thieves has crossed a staggering 10 million players and became one of the most successful titles of current Xbox generation. Newcomers can easily get started with Maiden Voyage mode for a tutorial-like experience.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

Rare Studio is back with newest Sea of Thieves free monthly content update for August 2019, Dark Relics.

Continuing a series of regular monthly updates, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios brings yet another new addition to action-adventure game Sea of Thieves this month, starting from today, August 14, 2019.

Packing up cosmetics to earn and newer objectives to pursue, latest free content update is titled Dark Relics aims at improved gameplay experience with many more to arrive in future for its players on PC and Xbox One.

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Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

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A brand-new trailer for latest update is released lately that features some key aspects of Dark Relics event.




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Players would take on new voyage from Order of Souls that will send them after powerful stolen artifacts called Dark Relics. You will come across crew of skeletons and smash them to retrieve those pieces for good money.

There is variety of Commendations to earn for retrieval of stolen relics and a bunch of timed rewards. Completing voyages grants you titles like Relic Hunter and Relic Collector alongside cosmetic items and Mercenary ship set.

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Aside for seeking out five different types of missing relics, also be on the lookout for Ritual Skulls dropped by skeletons, because that is something both the Order and mysterious stranger are interested to pay well for.

When you are at it, pirates can earn some extra doubloons in exchange for a new treasure type called Reaper's Chests. These will not only unlock Commendations on top of your regular rewards but earns you Death Defier Title as well.

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Unlock Reaper's Chest Rewards

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Whereas regular voyage costs you five doubloons, it would cost ten doubloons for pirate Legends to get into Athena's Fortune voyage at The Devil's Roar and they obviously better your chances of collecting more artifacts.

Occasionally spawning harpoon mounted rowboats are here to stay as and pirates can take one of those to steal treasure from shores to ships. This permanent addition is perhaps the best part of newest update to have more fun.

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Following release of free Anniversary Update earlier, Rare Studio has decided to launch a new event in an ongoing cycle of each month on second Wednesday that will have features, new voyage types and special activities for players.

Sea of Thieves development team states, both Black Powder event from last month and Dark Relics on this month are part of what they are planning to introduce in future while dropping hints for upcoming quest contents.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Resident Evil: Revelations and More

Nearing end of June 2019, new games like Goat Simulator, Resident Evil: Revelations and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

We are just out of E3 2019 with exciting news like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate announcement and beta launch of Xbox Game Pass for PC, both available to try out by spending as low as only $1 to get access to over 100 great games.

Still a week or so left for June 2019 to end and Xbox Game Pass brings a few more titles to help you enjoy passing that time. Some of these games listed below will be playable on PC, some on Xbox and then one on both platforms.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Resident Evil: Revelations and More

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Goat Simulator
Hop into a third-person perspective action game by developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios where you assume the role of a goat and try to solve every problem by simply head butting it, which is a pretty good way to have some nonsensical fun.

Playing as a quadruped anti-hero through small-town map has its own perks for not having an actual objectives or narrative to follow. Smashing stuffs to get points with new and unexpected surprises every now and then makes it even cooler.

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Goat Simulator on Xbox Game Pass

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Rare Replay
In a console exclusive compilation of games from developer Rare Studio, a selection of 30 older games are bundled into one. To retain its classic vibe, there was little to no changes made but it sadly missed out Donkey Kong Country and GoldenEye 007.

One of the noteworthy inclusions of this collection is undoubtedly beat 'em up platformer game Battletoads of 1991. Some older games have received infinite lives cheat option as well as an autosave progress function for players.

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Rare Replay on Xbox Game Pass

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Resident Evil: Revelations
Protagonists from original Resident Evil game, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield are back once again to fight against bioterrorist organization Veltro and ending their possible threat of infecting one-fifth of Earth's oceans with T-Abyss virus.

In term of gameplay, storyline and visual improvements, there are elements to please casual gamers as well as series fans. Set within Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, Revelations is coming to Xbox consoles for a survival horror experience of RE franchise.

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Resident Evil: Revelations on Xbox Game Pass

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Torment: Tides of Numenera
A relatively new game, Tides of Numenera came out as a spiritual successor of Planescape: Torment from 1999. Fans of RPG genre would surely appreciate how there are a wide array of choices to make packed with an engaging story.

In a science fantasy setting, players steps into the boots of a character known as Last Castoff and is threatened by The Sorrow. Other castoffs are found during an exploration to Ninth World and a journey to leave their legacy behind continues.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera on Xbox Game Pass

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Nearing end of the month, games like Dead Island Definitive Edition, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Next Up Hero, Shadow Complex Remastered, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Zombie Army Trilogy will be leaving Xbox Game Pass from June 27-30.

You can now sign up for your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1, which is totally worth it. Also, don't forget to get your Xbox app on PC and Game Pass app on mobile devices to always stay connected to your games.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Release Date

Rare announces free Anniversary Update packed with content for Sea of Thieves to kick-start Year Two.

On successfully completing a whole year after launch of action-adventure game Sea of Thieves, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios decided to release their biggest update for players on PC and Xbox One.

Almost everyone can find something they like in contents of upcoming Anniversary Update, which would be available on April 30 for free to all players. Get on board for some competitive multiplayer or go fishing; it's entirely your call to make.

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Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Release Date

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Take a quick look at Anniversary Update announce trailer for Sea of Thieves, giving a glimpse at upcoming contents.




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As part of narrative-driven Tall Tales, you are about take on adventurous trips that is comprised of nine chapters in Shores of Gold. Whether you join with your crew or go solo, each Tale can be enjoyed with option of replay completed ones.

However, do not expect to find secrets and solutions in places where you had them once, because these Tales are designed to be played repeatedly. You try to reach legendary location Shores of Gold inside Devil's Shroud area of the in-game map.

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Shores of Gold Tall Tales

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In between decoding ancient parchments and solving puzzles before you reach destination, players are to fight dreaded enemies and dodge traps. Now that Sea of Thieves universe has expanded, you will come across many familiar heroes and villains too.

While you are at this mysterious island, you may notice some new rogues and warmongers but to keep you focused on your main quest at hand, secret lore books and Commendations will definitely come in handy to guide you ahead.

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Before you go on a legendary pirate adventure ahead of you, watch out the Shores of Gold cinematic trailer.




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The Arena lets people join in a competitive PvP multiplayer experience set within this pirate world or many would prefer fishing as pastime activity that can eventually lead you to earn rewards from Hunter's Call Trading Company for some finest catches.

If you have a membership of Xbox Game Pass, then Sea of Thieves is free for you to enjoy and even if you do not, Microsoft offers a subscription model to sign up for only $1 that comes with an exclusive access to more than 100 other great games.