black desert

Official Site: Black Desert (EN), Black Desert (KR)
Studio: Pearl Abyss/Daum Games
Launch Date: March 3, 2016
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop) in the West (F2P elsewhere)
Platform: PC

Desert Oasis: A critique of Black Desert’s upcoming Tamer succession

Well, it looks like successions are finally here. This month's going to be a pretty big month for Black Desert's western audience with...

Black Desert rolls out initial succession skills on PC, Shai and Mystic on PS4

It's succession day in Black Desert's PC version! No, not the succession of power; the introduction of succession skills to the first...

One Shots: We are all bullies

Let us face the sad, sobering truth of our MMORPG experiences today. While we may like to think that we are noble heroes saving...

Crimson Desert’s lead producer talks about PvE, co-op campaigns, and trade

Our own Black Desert columnist and many of our readers have pondered aloud just what awaits players in Crimson Desert, one of...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

Desert Oasis: A first look at Black Desert’s Dark Knight’s Succession skills

The Dark Knight holds a special place in my heart when it comes to Black Desert. She was the main reason I decided to...

Black Desert previews succession skills, begins new Mysterious Knight event

Black Desert isn't letting a little thing like Thanksgiving and Black Friday get in the way of big updates across its multiple versions....

Choose My Adventure: Pushing boundaries and building a better house in Citadel Forged with Fire

As we come to the close of our Citadel: Forged with Fire adventure, we decided to push the absolute limits of how far...
It's kinda hot.

The Black Desert Online battle royale spinoff Shadow Arena places a premium on leveling your skills

If there was any MMO on the market that could break into the battle royale genre in a big way, it would seem to...

Black Desert PC teases its next class and Black Desert Mobile KR is adding the Mystic

It's all about classes in this bundle of Black Desert news, which might cause some to roll their eyes, but both additions should...

Black Desert teams up with anime Berserk for themey ‘grim fantasy’ questing

Anime fans, today's Black Desert PC update is for you. As teased, Kakao and Pearl Abyss have dropped some transmedia synergy all...
So much text, so ugly.

Black Desert Online introduces PlayStation 4 players to the world of fairy companions

There are some players who think that Black Desert Online is an intensely hardcore game that rewards nothing so much as brutal combat efficiency....

Desert Oasis: Getting hyped for Pearl Abyss’ Crimson Desert

Curbing my enthusiasm is something I constantly work on, so when the announcement for Crimson Desert made its rounds, I was both

G-Star 2019: Pearl Abyss fully reveals Crimson Desert, Plan 8, Shadow Arena, and DokeV

Late last night, Pearl Abyss took the stage at Pearl Abyss Connect ahead of G-Star to officially unveil a staggering four new online...

Black Desert adds a fish worth 500k Silver on PC and the Mystic Awakening on Xbox One

Every fisherman dreams of landing the Big One, but not all huge hauls are created equal. Take, for example, the Yvrug in Black...

Black Desert Mobile launches globally on December 11, hands out Black Desert for free for pre-registering

Black Desert Mobile, aka the tiny version of Black Desert, has officially gotten its full global release date. What's more, those who...

Crimson Oasis: Speculation on Crimson Desert, Pearl Abyss’ new MMORPG

Lasst week, we reported on what looks like Pearl Abyss' power move to overtake the MMO market. With three MMOs and a Shadow...

Pearl Abyss announces three new MMOs: Crimson Desert, Plan 8, and DokeV

Well, it may have been a little bit spoilered by leaks around the internet, but it's official now: Pearl Abyss has just formally...

Black Desert optimizes its PS4 version as PC players quest for sweet, sweet pocky

This week's Black Desert patch on PC ought to make the lifeskillers and crafters happy. "We are improving the quality of life of...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...

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