Korean studio known in the west primarily for its heraldship of Black Desert.


Ascent: Infinite Realm rebrands to Elyon, launches new website

It's no joke: The long-in-coming steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm has a new name. Daum Games announced yesterday that the game is now and...

One Shots: Your moment of zen

When life -- and even gaming -- gets too hectic, where do you retreat to in order to find some peace and quiet? We...
Surprising no one, we have not pictured the thing we don't know about.

Black Desert Online is in open beta on the Xbox One through February 17

If you like your MMOs on consoles, your spirits black, your combat active, and your classes gender-locked, you should give Black Desert Online a whirl...
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Love and war collide in Black Desert Online’s latest update

Whether you're a lover or a fighter, the latest Black Desert Online update has something for you. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the...

Black Desert: Xbox One beta preload, market value doubling, goldseller crackdown, and Dark Rifts event

Usually Black Desert does its big drops on Wednesday, but we've already got a pile of BDO news growing that just can't wait. For starters,...

Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is a...

More MMO Valentine’s Day events: Black Desert, EverQuest II, Destiny 2, MapleStory 2, Revelation Online, and Wizard101

Hearts and chocolates and flowers continue to invade MMOs all around us. Bree here, reporting from the front lines of the invasion. Here are...

Interview: Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss on battle royale design, metrics, cron stones, and future content

Black Desert has had a wild ride over the last year, as has its home studio, Pearl Abyss. Not only did PA pick up...

Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale is offering a discount on your first $30 in purchases

Sure why not let's do a Lunar New Year sale on Steam. Any excuse for a party! Valve and co. has done more than...

Black Desert explains Cron Stone prices and ups some horse prices

A letter from Pearl Abyss Executive Producer Jae-hee Kim gives Black Desert players the scoop on what the heck is going on with Cron...

Black Desert drops new trailer for final Xbox One open beta event

Dang, I almost forgot that Black Desert is still on track for an Xbox One launch this year. Almost, but not quite. Indeed, as...
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Black Desert adds devour system, privacy mode, and new battle royale classes with Lunar New Year update

Lunar New Year descends on Black Desert today, which means players will be dipping into no less than three events: Cakewalk, in which you'll...

Kakao is apparently considering a bid for Nexon as sale process heats up

Over January, we've been covering the future of Nexon, whose controlling owner, Kim Jung-ju, is aiming to sell his nearly 99% stake in the...

One Shots: Party on, Garth!

What makes for a really smashing party in an MMO? You can throw all of the prizes, pretend food, and decorations at the wall,...

Black Desert is heavily adjusting its battle royale mode based on player feedback in today’s patch

Black Desert's had a wild winter already, with an expansion, new class, and battle royale mode rolling out in just the last few months....

Black Desert’s battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, hits early access for current players today

Black Desert is formally hopping on the battle royale bandwagon this week with the "early access" release of Shadow Arena today. How does a...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE and...

One Shots: 100% pure nightmare fuel

Oh hey! Nice to see you there! Do you think that you can stop screaming quite so loud? Yes, I know that our header...

Latest Black Desert Online class adds Archer Rabam skills, kicks off Moonlit Memory event

The latest patch for Black Desert Online has gone live, bringing with it the powerful Rabam skills for the Archer class, a new event,...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs to watch in 2018

Love it or hate it, MMOs are going mobile in ever-increasing numbers. Last year saw a crop of acclaimed titles making their way to...