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Sea of Thieves Secrets of the Wilds adventure is live now!

Until February 2, take to the sea where adventure is waiting… for thee! Sea of Thieves’ 11th adventure — The Secret Wilds — is live and available to any sailor brave enough to take it on. They’ll have to hurry though, as it’ll be gone with the tide come February 2. In it, you don the mask of the infamous captain Briggsy to navigate memories of the past to discover precious keepsakes hidden across the seas. To start, you’ll want to head to Madame Olivier at Plunder Outpost, before heading off to track down the rest and discover more about…

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Sea of Thieves’ tenth adventure has you following in the footsteps of a “legendary thrill-seeker”

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. What is Tasha the tavern keeper’s connection to legendary pirate Captain Briggsy? Rare has launched the latest adventure for Sea of Thieves players, The Rogue’s Legacy, and it finds tavern keep Tasha in distress. While remaining tight-lipped about whatever is bothering her, she has started sharing memories of her childhood hero and mentor, the pirate Captain Briggsy. The Rogue’s Legacy: A Sea of Thieves Adventure | Cinematic Trailer No one really knows who Briggsy really was, nor how did her…

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Sea of Thieves Season 8 kicks off on November 22

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Find out what to expect next week. Rare has announced a release date for Sea of Thieves Season 8, and as the headline already told you, it will go live on November 22. As far as content goes, the studio is keeping things under wraps until November 18, when it will host a live stream revealing what to expect. Return of the Damned: A Sea of Thieves Adventure | Cinematic Trailer The developers will also announce the live results of…

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Star Fox Adventures is 20 years old today – and it’s still the last truly good Star Fox game

It’s hard not to think about how the excellent Star Fox Adventure was criticized as not ‘true’ Star Fox – only for the series to then have 20 years of disasters. Back in the 16 and 64-bit eras, UK-based developer Rare was exceptionally good at looking at what its then almost-parent Nintendo was doing, then developing their own killer take on it. I mean, seriously, look at the evidence – Diddy Kong Racing gives Mario Kart 64 a run for its money, but is awash with way, way more content. Banjo Kazooie is right up there with Super Mario 64….

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If Xbox wants an Xbox Game Pass great, The Initiative’s Perfect Dark must avoid the series’ past mistakes

If there’s one thing we don’t want from a Perfect Dark reboot, it’s another Perfect Dark Zero. Rare’s legendary N64 first-person shooter, Goldeneye, marked its 25th anniversary last month. However, at the risk of raising blood pressure worldwide, I’ll dare to say that it’s not the jewel in the British developer’s FPS crown. That accolade goes to its spiritual successor: Perfect Dark. With the announcement of a series reboot at The Game Awards in 2020, Microsoft’s newest studio, The Initiative, has been given the momentous task of bringing the franchise to modern audiences, with a little help from Tomb Raider…

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This week’s Sea of Thieves update lets you be the captain of your very own ship

It’s the update that all eager pirates have been waiting for. It’s not long until Sea of Thieves’ seventh season goes live following its delay, and as per usual, a major content update will be going live alongside it. This particular update, which focuses on Captaincy, has been long-awaited, much anticipated, and might just see me return to the game. After all, who doesn’t want to be the Captain of their own boat? Catch the trailer for Sea of Thieves’ season 7 content update here. The Captaincy update will introduce features to Sea of Thieves that players have been requesting…

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Where To Watch Xbox’s Big Press Conference

For Xbox, a lot is riding on its big not-E3 press conference. Right now, following a number of notable delays, the mega-publisher’s 2022 is devoid of any major exclusives. In addition to the requisite announcements of games coming to Game Pass and announcements about more devices on which you can stream those games, Xbox might actually share some news about, y’know, actual video games.

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What To Expect From Xbox’s Big Press Conference Tomorrow

For Xbox, a lot is riding on its big not-E3 press conference. Right now, following a number of notable delays, the mega-publisher’s 2022 is devoid of any major exclusives. In addition to the requisite announcements of games coming to Game Pass and announcements about more devices on which you can stream those games, Xbox might actually share some news about, y’know, actual video games.

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Rare has copied Bungie’s homework for Sea of Thieves Season 6 – and it’s working

Rare is once again doing cool new stuff with Sea of Thieves, but I think I might know who inspired the studio to do it. It’s been just over a year since Rare started formalising new content drops in Sea of Thieves as ‘seasons’. Each one of these timed periods lasts around three months and typically introduces a new type of voyage or activity, and includes a battle pass-style progression system where you can earn extra rewards by completing specific bonus objectives and earning ‘Renown’ – resulting in any decent session bumping you up a level or two by the…

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Walking the Gank: Examining Sea of Thieves’ on-going identity crisis

2022 will be a big year for Rare’s pirate simulator, Sea of Thieves – but how does the game look, from a long-time player’s perspective, after 4 years at sea? Rare’s “what if pirates also enjoyed solving puzzles” thought-experiment Sea of Thieves is once again shaping up for a successful year. As if 2021’s introduction of Seasons with Battle Pass-esque cosmetic unlocks and a full narrative-focused Pirates of the Caribbean crossover wasn’t enough, Rare recently revealed that 2022 will see the addition of new, timed PvE events that contribute to an ongoing narrative, where the community’s actions can actually affect…

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Sea of Thieves players will set sail on a new time-limited Adventure tomorrow

The next content update for Sea of Thieves will be a limited-time adventure. Called Shrouded Islands, the event runs from February 17 to March 3 and is the first in what’s to become a monthly thing that will carry the game’s ongoing narrative forward. In this adventure, Phantom pirates are running amok in the Sea of the Damned – the place you go to when you die aboard the Ferry of the Damned. And because of this, tensions are rising as various factions “ponder how they might make use of this power for their own ends.” One of the key…

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Sea of Thieves 2022 roadmap goes big on adventures

New adventures, sea forts, and new content for pirate legends are just over the horizon for bilge rats and buccaneers this year. Eyes starboard, buccaneers. There’s been a massive preview event for Sea of Thieves recently, which has gone to great lengths in detailing the future for the seafaring RPG. Going through all planned changes coming in 2022, this event is a must sea for both seasoned sailors and land lubbers looking to hop aboard alike. This comes with the announcement of a few impressive milestones for Sea of Thieves, including the game passing the 25 million total players mark…

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Goldeneye 007 Xbox Achievements appear on website, hinting at new port

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The seminal FPS hasn’t been seen since its initial N64 release due to licensing issues. Xbox Achievements site TrueAchievements (thanks Wario64) posted a list of achievements for Goldeneye 007, a curious thing since that game doesn’t exist on Xbox platforms and indicates a possible leak of an upcoming port of the foundational FPS. This is exciting because we haven’t seen a port of the game ever, leaving it trapped on the N64 due to a tangle of licensing agreements between…

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Sea of Thieves Season 5 sets sail today

New adventures await on the high seas. Season 5 is now live for Sea of Thieves players and brings with it the new treasure burying option among other fun things such as rowboats equipped with cannons and helpful rats on ships. With the season, you are now able to put your shovels to use by burying treasure rather than unearthing it. After you bury it, you can make a map and either hold on to it or pin it to the Quest Board for others to find. Doing the latter will earn you both reputation and bonus Renown. Be aware…

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GoldenEye 007’s German ban has lifted, fuelling speculation it’ll arrive on Nintendo Switch Online

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. GoldenEye 007 is no longer banned in Germany, leading some to believe the game could arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. GoldenEye 007’s German ban has been lifted, leading some people to believe that the game could be set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. As per a report from Eurogamer Germany (via Eurogamer), Rare’s classic Nintendo 64 shooter has been moved off the German list of games that cannot be…