Buccaneer Beta Testing!

Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy – an upcoming MMO – is now available for beta testing! Sign up now, if you’re interested in checking in out.

The game is still in development (of course), but it appears that it’s going to be a ship-centric MMO, meaning no mucking about as a pirate in town. But I would imagine this means more resources can be alloted to making for proper, piratey, fun ship-to-ship combat. Screenshots definitely look great, as does the trailer – can’t wait to see more.

Review: Silver

Rating: ★★★½☆
Silver: My Own Tale as Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder
by Edward Chupack

Silver is a fictional autobiography as penned by none other than Long John himself. Starting with his roots as a back-alley thief and working up through common pirate to eventual captain, it traces his entire life in shameless detail. Long John delights in every crime, every murder, every maneuver for advantage against his adversaries and allies alike.

The first thing a reader needs to understand is that this is not the Long John of Treasure Island – Disney or otherwise. Rather, it’s a new perspective of this same character – more sinister, more murderous. Throughout, many important details of this account won’t quite match with John Hawkins’ own famous telling – this is intentional, as the author states his purpose to create a new story inspired by the Long John Silver, rather than a mere prequel limited by the exact characters and events of Treasure Island. This is important to note, because otherwise a reader might go nuts over several apparent discrepancies (Long John’s missing leg, the origins of the treasure, the role of Hawkins, etc.) Continue reading

Review: Curse of Pirate Death

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
There are some things in this world I simply don’t understand, and Curse of Pirate Death is one of them. The title alone indicates the creators of this film had no intention of even trying – if anyone can come up with a title that better says, “Generic Low-Budget Pirate Slasher”, I’d like to hear it (but I wouldn’t much care to see it.)

This film is awful. Just bloody awful. The acting is atrocious, the writing worse, and the virtually identical heavy metal music during every action seen is outright bizarre. Ron Jeremy’s cameo is slightly amusing, in that it is almost entirely comprised of him wandering around the woods alone yelling, “hello, anybody out there?” but other than that this film is an all-out dud. Continue reading

The Pyracy Pub

I’ve received more than a few inquiries from readers regarding the Pyracy Pub and its extended absense. In short, the Pub – a popular forum for pirate reenactors and enthusiasts – went down a week or two ago. It’s been down before, but never for so long. So in response to those readers asking for the inside scoop, here’s everything I know regarding the Pub’s current situation:

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Drink Like a Pirate Day!

Not to be too shameless in my admiration, but it always makes my day when PirateMod sends out one of their emails with new items. True, they have an incredible selection of pirate t-shirts, but I’m particularly a fan of their other, more fashion-forward efforts of late. Which is why it’s so funny that it was one of their new T-shirt designs that so caught my attention. I mean, just look at it!

Talk Like a Pirate Day is fast approaching (September 19th, if you didn’t know), and I expect you all to celebrate accordingly. But shirts like this remind us that while TLAPD is only once a year, we still have 364 more days to enjoy our rum!