Battleborn begins winding down, premium currency purchases ending in February

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Battleborn begins winding down, premium currency purchases ending in February

Two years ago, Gearbox halted development on its hero shooter Battleborn after it failed to catch on with audiences, even as a free-to-play game. Despite that dead end, the studio said at the time that it would keep the game running "for the foreseeable future," and to Gearbox's credit it's done exactly that. But the final end is now in sight—although it's still quite a long way off.

Adopt a purple monkey in Sea of Thieves with your Twitch Prime membership

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Adopt a purple monkey in Sea of Thieves with your Twitch Prime membership

Sea of Thieves added pet monkeys and parrots when its Pirate Emporium went live back in September. The only issue was that pirates had to pay real-world money to buy those pets (and then lovingly fire them out of cannons). As of today, however, you can get a pirate pet for free if you're a Twitch Prime member through your Amazon Prime membership—which costs $13 per month or $120 per year. So... not exactly free, really.