Sea of Thieves download size to shrink by roughly 50 percent

Our poor hard drives have a chance to recover.

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, and as the team has added more features, the file size has bloated to put it plainly. What started off as a roughly 10 GB game is now almost 50 GB on Xbox One X. This is concerning because it’s an ever-evolving experience and file size will keep on growing.

Everybody seems to love my Surface Go (and I do too)

This little machine turns heads everywhere I go.

A long day of work meetings has turned into drinks at the nice bar down the street. I’m not quite finished with the last thing I was doing, and I need to get these thoughts out of my brain before I forget them, so I toss my Surface Go in my bag. Twenty minutes into the evening, someone turns to me with a surprised look on their face and asks what device I’m using. Most people I work with are MacBook people, so the unusual shape and size of the Surface Go catch them off guard.

I finish typing my thoughts and hand them my little machine, starting up a demo routine I’ve developed over the last couple of months of answering these exact same questions just about everywhere I go with my Go. What starts as a curiosity frequently ends in the other person picking up a Surface Go of their own.

Dispelling Surface myths

The truth is, shopping for a laptop or tablet still leaves a lot of people looking at the big brands. Sitting in a coffee shop, it’s not uncommon for someone to ask me if my Surface Go is made by Dell or HP or Lenovo, only to surprise them by explaining the manufacturer is actually Microsoft. Even now, with the Surface line getting so much marketing and attention, there are a ton of people who only see Microsoft as the folks behind Windows software. Even on display shelves in big box retail stores, the Surface line isn’t the first thing most retail employees will walk someone to as a trial.

Only preordering The Division 2 guarantees beta access in February

Get your preorders in right now.

One of Ubisoft’s most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a third-person military shooter which tasks you with stopping malicious forces from seizing control of the government in the District of Columbia.

EA reportedly cancels open-world Star Wars project

Another one bites the dust.

It seems like EA’s problems with the Star Wars franchise aren’t going to end anytime soon. When Star Wars Battlefront II released, the title was panned by critics and gamers alike for its pay-to-win microtransactions. It even sparked an international crackdown on loot boxes in countries like the United States, Belgium, and Australia.

Dragons invade The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr this summer

Proper dragons are coming to The Elder Scrolls Online!

Today, Bethesda announced the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online called “Elsweyr.” The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr takes you to dangerous locations where the Khajiiti cat people live. However, the twist this time around is that there are dragons roaming the skies which you probably have to fight. We’ll find out more about the upcoming expansion in the coming months, but until then you can watch the spectacular reveal trailer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Blackout’ battle royale gets free trial

Try it before you buy it.

Every year, Activision releases a new Call of Duty game and fans of the franchise love it. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 revives the fan-favorite series, fully embracing its multiplayer success, while exploring new online modes such as “Zombies.” A battle royale mode called “Blackout” is also part of the package.

Onimusha Warlords is finally on Xbox One and it's awesome

One of the most popular hack-and-slash titles from the early-2000s was Onimusha Warlords, a Resident Evil-inspired adventure set in feudal Japan that involved cutting up demons, cutting up more demons, solving a few puzzles, and saving a princess. It was a fantastic game, and the long-awaited Xbox One port has finally arrived today. However, does Onimusha Warlords hold up well by today’s standards? Overall, I believe it does — though it’s not perfect by any means.