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Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Desert Oasis: Finding the Shai’s place in our Great Valencian Black Desert

Black Desert is no stranger to controversies. Whether because of the addition-and-removal of its battle royale or its enchantment mechanics, it does a...

Black Desert Online locks (some) player accounts in the wake of data breach

Black Desert Online appears to be in the midst of an account-security fiasco, as a recent forum post from GM Rhotaaz has announced...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Shai class and her skills

The announcement of Black Desert's Shai class earlier this month really caught me off guard. Sure, I thought a snow globe sprawled on...

Desert Oasis: Comparing Black Desert and Blade & Soul’s design philosophies

One of my favorite MMO stories is how I got into Black Desert in the first place. It was right after I tried...

Desert Oasis: In praise of the charmingly chaotic Black Desert community

One of my favorite dishes is dinuguan (dinu-goo-ahn). It's a pork dish covered in a sauce with the consistency of curry and the dark...
Bored now.

Black Desert Online offers up a new poacher to hunt while starting a guild attendance event on Xbox One

Who wants to go beat the snot out of a very specific poacher in Black Desert Online? The game's newest patch adds in

Desert Oasis: How AFKing in Black Desert is more productive than you think

You know what I enjoy doing in MMOs? Not doing anything. I fancy myself an AFK enthusiast. Finding a nice, scenic spot to park...

Pearl Abyss makes a deal with Kakao Games to acquire Black Desert’s South Korean publishing rights

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has struck an agreement with the game's publisher, Kakao Games, to acquire the publishing rights for...

Desert Oasis: A post-mortem examination of Black Desert’s defunct Shadow Arena

Last week was such an intense week for Black Desert. The community took a blow when news broke out regarding

Desert Oasis: Understanding and critiquing Black Desert’s RNG systems

One of the main critiques readers made about my first Desert Oasis column last month was that I did not mention...

Desert Oasis: Reframing player perceptions of Pearl Abyss’ MMO Black Desert

Hello and welcome to our revival of the Black Desert column! The Desert Nomad decided it was time to reroll for the new...

Black Desert Online explains the intent of the Adventure Log and Dark Rift

Jae-hee Kim, executive producer for Black Desert Online, has penned a letter to provide some context for the recent additions of Bartali's Adventure...
Nice and apolitical, huh?

Betawatch: The Division 2 barrels toward open beta

It's almost time for everyone to do the hip new dance that's sweeping the nation with the arrival of The Division 2. Assuming, of...
Hooray, or something?

Betawatch: Anthem weathers tester phase as public demo kicks off

The first demo for Anthem had certain problems because launch day on any sort of online game always does, as we've all no...
I've got no NDA~!

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers plans its alpha test for next week

Aw dang, check out the big brain on Torchlight Frontiers! First the game teases us with forts, which get to be our...
This is the world we live in.

Black Desert Online shows off the Drieghan region arriving November 14

It's not long now before players will get to explore the region of Drieghan in Black Desert Online in the localized version...
The next few months, then.

Betawatch: Fallout 76 enters beta testing

That's great, it starts with an NDA and no platform crossplay, Bethesda is not afraid. It's the end of the world as we know...
Secret!

Black Desert Online improves Mirumok Ruins and asks Russian players to apply for transfers

It's patch day for Black Desert Online and today, that means the Mirumok Ruins have been substantially adjusted. The recommended attack power...

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