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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Super-Kewl "Pirates of the Burning Sea" Screenshots

I don't usually bother to post screenshots from upcoming games, but these shots from "Pirates of the Burning Sea" are just beautiful.

I'm sure these were made on a top-of-the-line system -- but as long as they are real in-game shots, then I am very impressed.

Sure looks better than "Pirates of the Caribbean Online."

Clicks to pop.

Clicks to pop.

Via Aktrez via Eekabeep.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Arrrrr! Ever'thin' Ye be Warntin' Ta Know Abart "Pirates of the Burning Sea"

Over at, a video of interviews with the developers of "Pirates of the Burning Sea" at the New York ComicCon. It's long (23 minutes), but it's got everything you need to know about the upcoming swashbuckler.

The most important revelation in the video? Ninjas.

That's right. Ninjas.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Award-Winning MMORPG "Pirates of the Burning Sea" UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE!

(Seattle, WA) January 11, 2007 - Flying Lab Software unveiled a website redesign (!) for their award-winning MMORPG Pirates of the Burning Sea, a massively multiplayer online game of swashbuckling adventure on land and sea, set in the Caribbean during the 1720s.

In addition to the brand-new look, the updated Pirates of the Burning Sea website introduced twelve never-before-seen screenshots of breathtaking environments from the game world. The bold site design, launched in tandem with a new Developer Log from Flying Lab Software CEO, Russell Williams, signals the fast approaching June 2007 release date for Pirates of the Burning Sea.

In his Developer Log, Williams writes, "Here at Flying Lab, we're now firmly in the fun part. Our beta releases come out about every 2-3 weeks, and each release dramatically improves the game. This month is a big one for us, as we start rolling in the new avatars into the game, and the Open Sea is about to get a dramatic facelift in both the visuals and in the gameplay. Ship skills are being totally redone, the avatar combat is being finalized, we're adding on yet more richness in our sounds (crew sounds, anybody?) the UI is being (finally!) redone for real, and the art department is kicking ass and taking names. We can't wait till you guys start seeing the new environments, especially the new jungle beach!"

You are invited to check out the new look and see our amazing jungle beach screenshots by visiting our site at!

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Pirates of the Burning Sea Upgrades Avatars

You've all heard Eekabeep rant and rave about "Pirates of the Burning Sea" (releasing in June) for ages, but I really have to share this! "Pirates of the Burning" Sea is undergoing dramatic changes to its look, from the environments, lighting, ships, animation and overall vision. The latest change has been an update to the people of the in-game Caribbean, giving them a much better fashion sense, as well as shapes instead of tubes for their bodies. Aw yeah.

Check out the new vs. the old avatars.

Taken from the Art Director's developer log.

And now.. the man that Eekabeep will marry some day....

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The Coming Pirate MMO Glut

We've got "Voyage Century." "Grenado Espada" is coming, retitled "Sword of the New World." And "Pirates of the Burning Sea" is on the way.

But if you feel your pirate-based MMO needs still aren't being met, don't fret -- "Pirates of the Caribbean Online" is in the pipe.

Just some thoughts:
  • MMOs based on films invariably do great. Like "The Matrix Online." And "Star Wars Galaxies." Oh wait, never mind.
  • Disney's "Virtual Magic Kingdom" solved the potty-mouth problem, not by having a list of words you can't use, but a list of words you can use. It was pretty much impossible to say anything. Will PotCO use the same excellent system?
  • Will Drug-Addled Effeminate Captain be a player class?

PotCO was originally slated to launch at the same time "Dead Man's Chest" opened last summer. They are now promising it before "At World's End" opens in May. (Chow Yun Fat! w00t!)

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

"Pirates" Has a New Website

Flying Lab Software unveiled a website redesign for "Pirates of the Burning Sea."

The site redesign features 12 new screenshots. None of them are very exciting -- but I'm still really looking forward to this game, and working all the angles to get into the beta.


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Monday, January 8, 2007

"Pirates of the Burning Sea" Giving Out 50 Beta Keys

Flying Lab Software is giving away 50 beta accounts for their upcoming buccaneer MMO "Pirates of the Burning Sea." registrants can enter the contest to win a beta account.

Let's hope that PotBS will be just like "Voyage Century," except NOT suck!

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