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Rare isn't just banking on 30 years of nostalgia; it has a brand-new franchise on the way called Sea of Thieves. Announced today for Xbox One and Windows 10, it's looking like the pirate sim we didn't get from Assassin's Creed. Rare described the game as its most ambitious effort ever, as the play...

June 15th 2015 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday was a fairly important update for the blocky world of Trove, as the new patch introduced genuine, bonafide pirates to the game. Players can now hunt down pirate ships to plunder them for goods while looking forward to future sea-themed updates. Also notable in the patch is that player pe...

January 29th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Claustrophobic pirates, beware: Anyone who illegally downloads The Talos Principle will be trapped in an elevator early in the game, with no way to progress. Developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital tweeted links to a NeoGAF thread featuring a screencap of a post titled "Elevator doesn't wo...

December 29th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Spiral, KingsIsle's online universe, is one of the most underrated success stories in the MMO genre. After six years of operation, Wizard101 (and its spin-off Pirate101) have tallied up over 50 million lifetime players (that's total players ever). The big numbers don't stop there, either. Thes...

November 28th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Alex Hutchinson, creative director at Ubisoft Montreal, tweeted a message today to people having difficulties with the field of view in Far Cry 4 on PC. PC players! If you're online complaining about the lack of FOV control ... You pirated the game. - Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) November 18...

November 18th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Avast, ye ArcheAge fans! Ye can't say ye've braved the wilds of the world if ye haven't sailed to the pirate's lair. Tucked away in the sea, the island be home to the blood-thirstiest of ArcheAge's factions -- and they don't take too kindly to visitors. But thar be plenty of plunder underneath the...

October 28th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs! In honor of National Talk Like A Pirate Day, the landlubbers over at Valve have instituted a sale on pirate-themed games via Steam. Monkey Island, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, the Risen series and more all get their chance to come aboard your Internet-sailing vessel. Even s...

September 20th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Ahoy, mateys! In case you hadn't caught wind of today's significance, let me be the one to welcome you aboard: Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! If you'd like to participate, feel free to make horrible puns (as I've been doing all day) and enjoy some of the best pirate-themed games cur...

September 19th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Look, piracy is a scourge and a disgrace, no one's denying it. But for one day, World of Warcraft embraces this scourge with a host of events for people of a piratical bent. You can transform your character into a pirate with the Dread Corsair buff, attend various revels, or do other things that, t...

September 19th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Are you a high-level pirate in Pirate101? Have you completed all of Mooshu and all of the Moo Manchu side quests? If so you can partake of the Tower of Moo Manchu, a ten-level group dungeon that KingsIsle says is the toughest content that Pirate101 players have ever faced. This week's update also...

September 4th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Pirate101's spring 2014 update is now live. The patch has added new free-to-play areas, advanced pets, and advanced companions to the game. KingsIsle has published a lengthy list of update notes, and you'll probably also want to take a(nother) look at the update trailer. We've embedded it for you a...

May 12th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Pirate101's pet system is getting an update, and KingsIsle tells us that a new test realm will soon open its doors to showcase the changes. Pet owners will be able to send their minions on various world-based training missions which will raise their level, unlock talents and powers, and more. The...

March 24th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments