Story image

Special Australian band to sing while you play Sea of Thieves this weekend

21 Mar 18

Sea of Thieves is out now in Australia and New Zealand and gamers from those countries are in for a special treat. You might be getting a concert while you are playing the game on Xbox One or Windows 10 this weekend. 

Australian pirate band called "Captain Hellfire & The Wretched Brethren" will be singing several shanties while you play Sea of Thieves. This invitation is open to both Australian and New Zealand gamers that are playing the game. 

The pirate shanties will be broadcast live via Mixer, Facebook and Twitch or you can hear them via Eventbrite in a first come first serve basis. More info will be posted about this on the official Xbox ANZ Facebook page. 

The songs will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm until 8pm NZT. This is March 24th and March 25th respectively and the songs should make playing the game a more authentic pirating experience. 

Jeremy “Harbinger” Hinton, Captain of Xbox Australia, said: “’Sea of Thieves’ is already such an immersive game by design, so it’s only fitting we give fans the chance to get their very own shanties from a real-life pirate band. We’re really looking forward to seeing and hearing the tales of adventure on high seas, shanties and treasured stories created between players and the band.”

Sea of Thieves is out now for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Look out for our own review for the game coming later this month. 

Tile's Mate & Pro Bluetooth trackers land in NZ
If your car keys (or your tablet) have disappeared into the void at the back of the couch or if you left them somewhere in your car, retracing your steps to find them could be a thing of the past.
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.
Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”