Major Nelson wants you to download games like a pirate...

It's still four months from Talk Like a Pirate Day, in which people who never got over the mid-2000s pirate craze and the party-poopers who despise them spill out of the internet and into the real world. With so long a stretch free of timbers to be shivered, is it any wonder that Microsoft's Major Nelson feels the need to offer a few pirate-centric deals to users of (sorry, this is mandatory) Xbox Live Arrrrr-cade?

For the next week – that is, until May 23 – Xbox Live Gold users can get peg-leg-centric games Age of Booty, Deadliest Warrior and The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 50% off, as well as Monkey Island and Deadliest Warrior pirate-themed avatar items. Between this and the impending new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, pirate enthusiasts ought to be talking, walking and generally living like pirates (minus the scurvy and limb loss) well into September. Dammit, Major Nelson.

Right: Outfit your avatar like an unholy zombie pirate for only 120 MS Points

May 18, 2011

Navy announces anti-pirate MMO
War on Terror gets crowdsourced, gamified, and other buzzwords



Two Worlds II getting pirate themed expansion
Reality Pumps latest about to become rated arr!




  • DecoyOctorok - May 19, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    I encourage everyone that hasn't already gotten it to download The Secret of Monkey Island SE. We need more special editions of classic LucasArts games.
  • ChickenFillet5140 - May 19, 2011 midnight

    Talk Like a Pirate Day? How did I never hear of this? My life now has meaning. A hardy pint of grog for aul Cap'n Goulter I say. Arrrrrrrh!!!
  • Catalyst - May 18, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Argh! Was hoping for some Marvel vs Capcom 3 or Dragon Age deals :P Whatever... like the guy above me said Age of Booty is pretty fund, especially at the deal price

Showing 1-3 of 3 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000