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

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Black Desert gets a major update on July 23rd

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Would you like to have a large patch to the nascent Black Desert? "No," you said, "I'd like to have an idea about when...
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Betawatch: July 10th, 2015

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Star Citizen managed to seize everyone's attention this week. Was it the opening of a new office for the game's development studio? The latest...

Black Desert video review rips MMO beta as a ‘shallow game’

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When it comes to MMO betas, don't you usually want to cut through the hype and hysteria to get at the truth of whether...
Some people just won't let go.

Betawatch: July 3rd, 2015

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I freely admit that I never actually played Glitch, but I was glad it existed and sad at the people who never even had...

Check out all of Black Desert’s costumes

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If you're like me, then one of the first questions you have for any new MMO isn't what classes or systems it offers but...

Here are a whole bunch of Black Desert gameplay vids with an English patch

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Reddit user asciisyaez has posted a plethora of Black Desert gameplay videos. The footage was captured on the fantasy sandbox's Korean beta servers, but...
Well, at least they're honest.

Betawatch: June 12th, 2015

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Could it be? Is Skyforge going to release soon, or go into an open beta which is indistinguishable from release? It certainly seems like...

Black Desert launching in Korea on July 14

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The gorgeous fantasy sandbox Black Desert will be launching in about a month -- in Korea, that is. The game posted a notice on...

Black Desert’s Korean beta servers will be merged into one this month

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Black Desert is exiting its Korean open beta this month. Developer Pearl Abyss and publisher Daum will be merging all the game's servers into...

Massively Overthinking: The language barriers of MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor XanadoX, who wants us to talk about "playing MMOs in another language: Korean, Japanese, or even...

Gandalf kicks ass in new Black Desert trailer

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Still keeping an eye on hyperrealistic sandbox Black Desert? Last night Daum posted a new trailer for the MMO, this one focusing on the...
Still useless to me, but that was a fun browser romp.

Betawatch: May 15th, 2015

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I'm not going to lie to you, dear readers: I don't care much about Star Citizen. I am aware, though, that the actual big news...
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Here’s a look at the latest Black Desert open world boss battle

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Want to see the newest Black Desert boss battle? Head to Steparu's site, as he's got video clips and screenshots of the new creature that...
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Black Desert enters Japanese open beta, gets live-action trailer

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What do live-action sword-wielding Japanese schoolgirls have to do with Black Desert? Hell if I know, but they're front and center in a new...
Still kicking!

Betawatch: May 1st, 2015

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So why isn't Pathfinder Online attracting more players? Goblinworks CEO Ryan Dancey apparently feels that it's a matter of the game's fans not stumping...

See Black Desert’s Plum Flower fighter in action

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She's fast, she's furious, and she will cut you to ribbons if you're standing in her way. She's the Plum Flower, the female version...
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Is Black Desert changing its tune on gender-locking?

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Is Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss having second thoughts about gender-locking the fantasy sandbox's character classes? Maybe so, if a recent fan even in...
That beta testing steez.

Betawatch: April 17th, 2015

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Path of Exile has another big update on the way! It has fun new skills like Golems, Warcries, and Golemcries! Maybe not so much...
Stunning absolutely no one who's been following along, it's like people don't want MMOs to be jobs any longer.

Black Desert adjusts for ‘casual lite’ Korean market

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Every game changes during testing, but Black Desert seems to have changed even more significantly compared to its original vision from the fan standpoint. One...
Hooray, the hype train is finally going to die, then?

Black Desert demos its new Valkyrie class

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Eager to take a look at the newest class being added to Black Desert? The fine folks at Steparu have posted a trailer demonstrating...

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