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

Black Desert’s Shadow Arena unlocks all heroes this month and adds a new one

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"A new warrior eyes the battlefield, wielding her battle axe and shield of revenge." While we here at Massively OP only have battle axes of...

Pearl Abyss Q2 2020: EVE Online is doing great, NA/EU drives 48% of company revenues

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Pearl Abyss dropped its second quarter financial report today: The South Korean MMO company saw its revenues decline ever so slightly, down to...
Not pictured: earrings.

Black Desert revamps Padix Island, brings out a Glimmering Earring, and starts a beach party for beer

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It's Wednesday, and that means it's patch day for Black Desert, and in this case that also means you can head down...

One Shots: Avoid these vacation destinations

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When you're planning your summer MMO vacation, there will be a lot of places bidding for your time and gold. But not every resort...

Black Desert celebrates the 2020 Termian Water Park grand opening with an in-game event

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Few things say "summertime" quite like a water park, and seeing as how the pandemic is kind of killing the joy a real-life water...

Massively Overthinking: Changing the mindset of the MMO genre

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I recently saw a journalism professor argue that generating a widespread thinking shift in an entire profession can take decades. "You have to keep...

Desert Oasis: Our guide to playing Black Desert’s season servers

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The introduction of Black Desert's season servers this summer was my chocolate-in-peanut-butter moment of the year. I didn't know the combination would be...

Black Desert Mobile adds a new tower defense mode, PC lets players graduate season servers early

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Black Desert and Black Desert Mobile both have some things going on in the news today, as is very often the case...

Black Desert addresses caster-heavy Conquest Wars, new regions, and gear progress walls

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We're back once again with another set of Black Desert Heidel Ball player questions. Who knew that we'd be getting so much...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

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It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

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Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...

This week’s Black Desert update is Cursed, literally, as the Netflix collab begins

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Cursed by Netflix transmedia synergy, that is! Yes, as promised, the Netflix fantasy series Cursed has a big crossover with the Black Desert...
Donkeys cannot use horse gear.

Black Desert’s summer server season will end early to accommodate the PC Hashashin launch

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So Black Desert has some good news and bad news this past week. And the bad news leads in to the good news,...

Here’s 22 minutes of video explaining what we know about Elyon’s beta version so far

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Beta testing for Elyon, aka The Game Formerly Known as Ascent: Infinite Realm, has been ongoing in Korea for a little while...

Shadow Arena confirms its arrival to consoles and unveils its 12th hero

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I’m no industry expert, but I bet I know what the gaming consoles need: more battle royale games! This brain wave is being shared...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s outlook in the lead-up to Crimson Desert

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I've played nothing but the Black Desert season servers in the last month. It's such a fresh breath of air, and it's something...

Black Desert offers free play event ahead of transmedia synergy collab with Netflix’s Cursed

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So here's one I did not expect to see in my inbox this morning: Pearl Abyss has apparently teamed up with Netflix for a...

Black Desert adds a tactics-based PvE arena, a summertime quiz, and a trial that gives away the game

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Free game alert, though with a bit of an asterisk: Black Desert is offering a free trial starting now until August 5th...

Black Desert player opens over 1,000 Oasis Dream Chests during a livestream

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Remember when Black Desert had the Find Your Oasis event where players could earn Oasis Dream Chests full of stuff? How many...
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Black Desert adds new PvP server, revamps main quest rewards for new levelers

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Black Desert's PC updates almost flew under the radar this week because they had no tentpole feature or event, but there's still...

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