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Written by Pirate Steve   
Wednesday, 19 September 2007

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jollyroger Sea Dogs, Landlubbers and Swabbies, shut yer bung holes and perk up yer ears afore I hit ya with me trusty belayin' pin. This here be Pirate Steve and today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day . So I  decided to forgo my pillaging and plundering an' bring ya scurvy dogs five video games where ye kin be a pirate like me. Or at least pretend ta be a pirate cuz no one pirates like Pirate Steve.

eve2 Piratin' be piratin' whether it be on the high seas, in the vastness of space or just over in Silicon Valley. So heave to and peruse this here list of games.

EVE Online - CCP Games - This here be an MMO  game out there among the stars and it be a bountiful place for pirates out to pillage. It be excitin' maties cuz they be shootin back at ye and there be those authority types who be wantin ta stop the piratin. If ye be squeamish about breakin laws then ye can be a corporate raider type who be buyin' and sellin' stuff more legitimate like. Either way ye'll never the pirate like Pirate Steve.

ScreenShot_0036Bounty Bay Online - Frogster Interactive - This new game be only days old and ready to go fer all yer privateerin' needs. SuperGuido be getting ready ta try 'n be a pirate like me and should be havin some review of it fer ya soon. In the game ye be havin a choice, start a career as a reliable and skilled craftsman, become a scourge of the sea and the best of the lot pirate wot be lootin and pillagin or become one o' them blasted buccaneers in the royal command tryin ta stop us pirates from makin a livin the only way we know how. Glory, Property and Honor await you. This game be an RPG taking place at the beginning of the 15th Century and adds elements of simulation.

potbs_screenPirates of the Burning Sea - Sony Online Entertainment - This here game be an MMORPG featuring high seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder. Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th Century, ye kin choose one of three nations – England, France or Spain – or the best choice of 'em all, Pirate and battle it out for glory and power. Virtual buccaneers can engage in fierce ship to ship combat in real time, complete with the roar of cannon fire and the crunch of timber as masts and hulls are shattered, sending enemies to the bottom of the briny deep or helpless and ripe for looting. Pirates of the Burning Sea also allows ye ta choose one of three fighting styles – classic Fencing, the flashy dual-wielding Florentine or treacherous Dirty Fighting – and engage in intense one melee combat in one on one duels, as well as boarding and taking control of enemy vessels.

pirates_csg_online1Pirates Constructible Strategy Game - Sony Online Entertainment - The Pirates Constructible Strategy Game (CSG) Online is a digital version of the successful and critically-acclaimed WizKids tabletop game, in which ye be usin die-cut cards to build sloops, galleons and frigates, plundering the high seas in search of treasure. This online version be enhanced with cool visual effects, and ye kin build and customize fleets, explore islands and raid their fellow online buccaneers for their booty. The game also features real-time communication online, so ye kin trade treasure and ships to round out their collection.

TortugaTortuga - Two Treasures - CDV Software Entertainment - Players be setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. The game be about the young swashbuckler Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe, a pirate in the employ of the sinister Blackbeard. After Hawk is captured and betrayed, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences beneath the Jolly Roger. Two Treasures features epic land and naval battles, featuring everything from sword fights to cannon-battles.

 So there be a pirate booty of pirate titles out there and you just need ta be findin' the one that makes ye the most profit fer yer time. There even be games that aren't really pirate games but ye kin be a pirate all the same like EVE Online. So quit readin this blasted article and get ta piratin ye grog-snarfing swabbies.

Hoist the Jolly Roger! Dance the hempen jig! The hempen halter is awaitin ye who go on account. Davey Jones' locker have nuff room fer us all and we be meetin our doom someday, but not today maties! Not today!!

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