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Yarrrr PC gaming weekend begins here, with the 5 best pirate games

Weekend Esc PC gaming

Friends, hearties, swashbucklers, lend me your ears and eyes for another edition of the Weekend Esc. Don’t know how to swash a buckle? You’ll be telling us you’ve never swabbed a deck next. No matter: we’ve got a chest full of pirate games to recommend to you, as well as the latest PC gaming news, and a bounty to give away.

Read more about Pillars of Eternity 2’s encounters with pirates.

The piratical theme this week comes courtesy of Sea of Thieves’ popular closed beta, and the surprisingly good naval combat in Pillars of Eternity II. Sea of Thieves is so good, in fact, that it makes our list of the finest pirate games ever – others are golden oldies, buried treasure if you will, but some are modern classics. There’s no reason pirates can’t get a contemporary update. I mean, if you think about it, yo-ho was the original yolo.

Elsewhere in the news, the Overwatch League finally has its first female player in the form of the Shanghai Dragons’ Geguri. And, slightly closer to home, we might finally have found the killer of Ben Barrett.

But, of course, like any self-respecting privateer, you’re here for the bounty. This week we’re giving away an Overwatch goodie bag and the collector’s edition of Torment: Tides of Numenera – one of the finest RPGs of the past few years.

To get involved, just complete one or more of the actions in the widget below. The more you complete, the higher your odds of winning. You only need to give us your email address, which we promise not to spam. And if you find your need for bounty not yet sated, do enter our giveaway for the darkly comic XCOM-alike Attack of the Earthlings as well. Best of luck and enjoy the show!

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