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

Beta-watch the overwatch.

Betawatch: Closed beta explosion (October 30, 2015)

It's a week of games entering closed beta. That is the joke here, if you want to call it a joke. Front and center,...

Black Desert will start selling pre-orders soon but won’t be having an open beta

While more closed beta tests will be coming before Black Desert's western launch early next year, Daum Games said that it will...

Black Desert gets a new action trailer and some other videos

Does Black Desert's combat make you dizzy? Me neither, but I've heard some people say that, so I had to ask. In any...

Black Desert slides into alpha testing

What's the next hot MMO import? For many it's the luscious Black Desert, which will be coming out in the west early next...
Here we go again, not on our own.

Betawatch: Black Desert takes the spotlight by storm (October 23, 2015)

If you are all a-flutter for news about Black Desert, this week has been kind to you. Super kind, even. A preview of...
Going nowhere.

Leaderboard: Are you worried about the westernization of Black Desert?

I've been looking forward to Black Desert for quite a long while. Sure, the B2P-with-an-item-mall business model dampens my enthusiasm, but I'm still...

Someone camped Black Desert’s Harpy Queen boss for 10 hours to bring you this vid

Steparu camped a Black Desert world boss for 10 hours so that he could record a gameplay video of it, and the results...

Black Desert to debut its demo at Paris Games Week

The western world is about to get its first hands-on experience with the gorgeous Black Desert. The fantasy MMO will be debuting its public...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 34: Rollbacks and breakups

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, WildStar, GW2, RuneScape, Marvel Heroes, Black Desert, Nexon/NCsoft, WoW, and Wakfu, with mailbag questions on expansion pricing and horizontal gameplay.

Here’s how to increase your chances of getting into Black Desert’s alpha

With Black Desert coming to both North America and Europe next year, getting into the test just became one of the hottest --...

Black Desert’s Warrior awakens with a greatsword next week

Last month Pearl Abyss announced the Awakening system for Black Desert, which is basically a weapon-swapping mechanic that allows traditional sword-and-board...
Watch watch watch.

Betawatch: Overwatch opens up, Black Desert pinpoints release (October 16th, 2015)

It's a big news duel in the beta sphere this week. Overwatch announced that it will be entering beta on October 27th...

Black Desert Online confirms early 2016 launch with buy-to-play model

The race for 2016 is officially on. Daum Games confirmed this week that Black Desert Online will be coming out in North America and...
Combat attire: you're doing it wrong.

Take a look at the gameplay of Black Desert’s Witch

There's still no hard information on when Black Desert is coming westward, although the game is currently in open beta in Russia and...

The MOP Up: Skyforge’s new raid (October 11, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Oh, bother.

Betawatch: October 2nd, 2015

Bad news for fans of elegant turns on the dance floor and all of the delicious accompanying politics that Ever, Jane promised -...

Black Desert’s Russian beta starts October 12

Can you read Russian? Me neither, but I can read Reddit as well as the big date on the top of Black...

Black Desert teases the awakening weapon system

Weapon choice, or lack thereof, is one MMO topic that doesn't seem to come up very much. Some games allow players to select from...

The Daily Grind: Will you play Bless or Black Desert?

I'm looking forward to both Bless and Black Desert. I typically like Korean MMOs, for one thing, and for another they're both...

You can have a heat stroke in Black Desert’s desert

Did you know that Black Desert features a heat stroke DoT? Apparently it does, as Steparu had to chug a few health potions...

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