Three Very Easy Ways to Make Sea of Thieves a More Rewarding & Fun Game

Captain Bones’ brother Admiral Ossein in happier times.

Sea of Thieves at the moment is an acquired taste like Marmite. If you are willing to look pass all its shortcoming there is some fun to be had but it is undoubtedly a skeleton of a game. Therefore I have come up with three very easy ways the game could be improved by the developers in literally a few hours.

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Rumor: Bethesda Now Owns S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Franchise Rights

Hopefully the future games will again be similar in tone to the 1979 film.

A Ukraine report has announced that apparently Bethesda Softworks the publisher of great games such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 3 have gained the publishing rights to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise. The new S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 game was canceled earlier this year when the developer GSC Game World when out of business.

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Nintendo Won’t Charge for Wii U Online Service

This is the kind of stuff you will talk about if you take drugs.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that the company has examined the possibility of an Xbox Live style online service which requires a monthly fee, but has said that they don’t think it will be the right choice of action.

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Rumor: Bethesda Softworks Making a Elder Scrolls MMO

This picture isn't likely to be related.

According to recent reports Bethesda Softworks is creating an MMO (Massively multiplayer online game) based on the Elder Scrolls universe.

The website Tom’s Guide has published an article claiming that an Elder Scrolls MMO is in production, according to an anonymous industry source.

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Neo Geo Pocket Returns with Neo Geo Pocket 2? [Updated!]

Who wants a Neo Geo? I want a Neo Geo!

SNK plans to release an officially licensed portable device that includes twenty Neo Geo games.

According to Famicom Plaza, this system, which has a temporary name of “Neo Geo Portable Device” will have a 4.3 inch screen, two gigs of internal storage, and twenty Neo Geo games built-in. It measures 170 x 72 x 15mm, which is slightly larger than an iPhone.

Read more to see the game list, device screenshots, a classic Neo Geo Pocket Colour commercial and more information.

Update! 31/01/12: There is a site which claims to be the official site for the new Neo Geo. The new handheld is apparently called the Neo Geo X. There isn’t much on the site however you can register your interest in the Neo Geo X. I havent tried it out seeing as it might be a fake site.

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Rumor: Diablo III Release Date [Update!]

Diablo would be disappointed.

According to Best Buy and Joystiq, Diablo III is heading to stores at the beginning of next month. A display spotted at a Best Buy shop shows Diablo III being advertised for a midnight launch on the 1st February. Also Best Buy’s website lists the same date.

Apparently UK retailer Gameplay is showing a 3rd February 2012 release date for Diablo III. Which means there might be some truth in the actual release dates.

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