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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Lost Treasures Update Live Now

Lost Treasures free update goes live for Sea of Thieves with more limited time events, Pirate Emporium stock and more.

Coming soon to popular PC gaming platform Steam, open-world pirate simulator title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios readying up to receive its latest monthly content update for free.

Though a bit late, free monthly update for May titled Lost Treasures are live now on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One. Players will be busy picking new challenges, taking part in events and enjoy more activities of Tall Tales.

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Sea of Thieves: Lost Treasures Update Live Now

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A brand-new trailer released by Rare Studio highlights on key-features of recent Lost Treasures update.




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Those who love some narrative-driven adventures can explore all nine Tales to complete entire series about legendary pirates in Shores of Gold story cycle, which has recently included two more; The Seabound Soul and Heart of Fire.

There will be helpful tooltips to guide you through map and every Tall Tales chapter has added checkpoints now, so you can play and leave when you please only to return back later without having to start over everything from scratch.

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Every new and old pirate can jump onto currently ongoing limited time event Tall Tales Retold and earn precious loot. Also, look out for new challenges each day and receive Daily Bounties to get showered with Doubloons and gold.

If you are looking for more activities, Lost Treasures got you covered up with weekly Fort Night events inbound for every Friday. Reaper's Rewards event on the other hand is offering rewards in new Reaper emotes for putting double duties.

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Reaper's Rewards Event

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Work on behalf of Trading Company for having a chance to earn Blighted Ship set, inspired by State of Decay. Pirates surely would love to acquire undead themed figurehead, flag, hull and sails in Blighted Bonus to decorate their ship.

Lost Treasures update brings back Hunter's Haul fishing event to try out your rod-handling skills by catching fishes and earn Ancient Coins. Ruby Splashtail Ship Set and Splashtail Monarch items are on sale at Pirate Emporium this month.

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Meanwhile, take a moment to capitalize your earnings and cash them in daily during Gold Rush hours for some extra booty. So, be more mindful of picking spoils form Daily Bounties, Fort Night or in Tall Tales to ensure a hefty payday.

PC players on Steam can join on board Sea of Thieves for a definitive experience from June 3, 2020. Xbox Game Studios have included cross-play support to play together online with players on Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date

Rare Studio announces Sea of Thieves pirate adventure to debut on Steam for PC players on June 3, 2020.

Up until now, open-world online action-adventure game Sea of Thieves were only accessible to over 10 million players on Windows PC using Microsoft Play Anywhere feature and on Xbox One console, with support for cross-platform play.

Back in April, developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios revealed to launch SoT on Steam very soon and an official release date is announced today to invite players across the platform to join together pirating on June 3, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date

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In anticipation of upcoming debut on Steam, a brand-new Sea of Thieves trailer is released by Rare Studio.




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For past two years since launch, player community has been sailing into adventurous journey on Microsoft systems. However, a large number of PC players were stranded on Steam platform that were eager to roam around world of SoT.

Beginners need to join a crew and learn how to sail to follow trails of treasure chests and often fighting skeleton enemies. You can start by jumping into narrative-based tutorials in Maiden Voyage before establishing yourself as a Pirate Legend.

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Encounter monstrous Megalodon in high seas, stumble onto Kraken, fight off rival gangs or lead a raid on a Skeleton Fort to claim loot. Switch into The Arena for some PvP gameplay action and take on challenges to unlock cosmetic items.

Sea of Thieves on Steam will have cross-play with players on Windows 10 and Xbox One, joining in same voyages on open seas. Bringing everyone to the table only means more fun in co-operative and competitive multiplayer online.

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Though debuted as a bare-bones experience, Rare has eventually expanded its sandbox over time. From its very first free content update The Hungering Deep to giant sized Anniversary Update, everything is rolled into one package.

Sea of Thieves will be launching on Steam as one of the biggest IP of current generation Xbox with a price tag of $39.99 only. All you have to do is to sign in with a free of charge Xbox Live account and link your game to Xbox gamertag.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days to add Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden Storm 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

In latest array of games for Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are going to have a blast with some great titles on Xbox One consoles to beat the boredom they get from staying indoors.

Starting off at April 23, 12:01 AM PDT, get your hands on to Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 throughout this weekend by heading straight over to Microsoft Store before April 26, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Online team brawler game Bleeding Edge is a recent release from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Xbox Game Studios that pits a wide selection of enhanced cybernetic fighters into brutal 4v4 matches within a futuristic setting.

With a few tweaking of same old features, developer/publisher Electronic Arts presents Madden NFL 20, latest release of American football game series, which is currently free to play for a weekend to celebrate recent NFL draft.

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An improvement over previous series installments, fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco is considered one of the best Anime and Manga adaptations out there.

When this trail weekend period of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over but you want to keep playing and carry over progress, simply purchase these titles for a deep discount using your Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Free Play Days event adds Gears 5 to its recent lineup for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

After making a successful debut over Xbox One series of gaming systems and PC platform, post-launch content for third-person shooter title Gears 5 started rolling from developer The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Latest free update Operation 3: Gridiron is live now for all and it introduces a brand-new, titular game mode of 5v5 capture the flag style play. Plus, Augustus "Cole Train" Cole and Clayton Carmine joins across several multiplayer mode.

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Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Aside from regular weekly trial events, Xbox Free Play Days is offering members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate a chance to download and play Gears 5 for a limited time from today, April 6 to April 12, 2020.

Joining up right now will give you access to Operation 3: Gridiron and allows you to play online with fellow Gold players. Xbox owners can team-up with players of Windows PC version and Steam to enjoy a wholesome experience together.

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Also watch out for WWE legend and Hollywood superstar Batista joining on Xbox Free Play Days this week.




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Players can receive Batista skin and his signature "Batista Bomb" execution by simply playing through April 20. Whether his opponents are WWE superstar wrestlers or Locust drones, no one stands a chance against his finishing move.

You can enjoy ongoing Gears 5 gameplay streams on Mixer or join in to play single life objective mode Gridiron with your friends. Newly added fan-favorite characters over online modes Escape, Horde and Versus are worth a try as well.

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.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

Microsoft and The Coalition will be delivering free Xbox Series X upgrade for Gears 5 at launch this holiday.

Last month, Microsoft has revealed specs for upcoming Xbox Series X and highlighted its Smart Delivery feature that would allow players to enjoy right version of any and all of Xbox Game Studios releases on Xbox One or Series X.

Ahead of holiday 2020 launch, full specs of new Xbox hardware is revealed recently and it ends with an announcement from tech director of The Coalition developer studio, Mike Rayner of an optimized version of Gears 5 for Series X.

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Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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Rayner and his team showcased in-game footage from latest installment of Gears of War series in ultra settings reserved for PC platform. They ran an improved version of Gears 5 opening cut-scene in 4K at 60 FPS, twice the rate of Xbox One X.

Series X version to feature higher texture resolutions and 50% high particle count compared to ultra specs for PC. Teaming up with Epic Games, they managed to upscale all quality presets of console version on equal level of PC ultra settings.

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Currently, Rayner and dev team is busy working on a version that can run at 120 frames per second in next-gen for multiplayer matches. According to Microsoft, it only took their studio two weeks to come up with such progress.

The Coalition has confirmed that Gears 5 will support Smart Delivery and will be fully optimized for Microsoft's next-gen console. Those who already own a copy will get Xbox Series X upgrade for free when it launches this holiday season.

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, March 11, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

Platform-adventure game Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios is now available on PC and Xbox One.

A direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, platform-adventure Metroidvania title Ori and the Will of the Wisps from developer Moon Studios and publisher Xbox Game Studios is out now on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Little spirit guardian Ori returns for an all-new adventure with Kuro's owlet Ku on forest of Niwen that has lost the light of spirit tree. In a stormy night, they got separated and Ori begins a quest to discover secrets of the lost ones.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

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Will of the Wisps improves its combat system with new spirit skills, weapons and a shard system that lets you customize Ori's powers in a distinctive way, which would allow players to experience a unique playthrough every time.

You can choose from Easy, Normal and Hard modes, while select and swap Spirit Shard loadout to match your playstyle. Aside from that, threatening challenges and dreaded enemies from around will be testing your resolve at all times.

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Beautiful Hand-Drawn Visuals

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Ori can perform double jump or grab any objects mid-air to gain extra height in order to solve in-game puzzles. Dev team has managed 3D models to integrate into a 2D world seamlessly and it adds a new level of depth to surrounding areas.

There is a newly added mini game mode called Spirit Trials that puts you up to complete a goal as soon as possible. Players can compete in leaderboard-based races to beat best times set by others by traversing through obstacle courses.

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Encounter Towering Enemies

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Moon Studios previously released an official trailer during The Game Awards 2019 to showcase gameplay overview.




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Ori's latest adventure is immersed in beautiful visuals with scores composed by award-winning composer Gareth Coker. Microsoft and Moon Studios are teaming-up with Iam8bit to release all of its soundtracks in a two-disc vinyl set.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps will also be available at Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass on day one for all of its valued members. Game Pass Ultimate includes Ori and the Blind Forest and all features of Xbox Live Gold service.