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Black Desert: The new mobile market, Spring Fever event, TOS tweaks, and that damn rock

Lots of stuff going on in Black Desert this week! First up: Kakao is preparing to launch a mobile- and web-accessible version of...

Black Desert says it’s finished its Shadow Arena-related ‘false bans’ investigation

Since March, we've been covering a hacking wave and the ensuing fallout in Black Desert, as cheaters swarmed the now-defunct Shadow Arena battle...

Desert Oasis: Understanding and critiquing Black Desert’s RNG systems

One of the main critiques readers made about my first Desert Oasis column last month was that I did not mention...

Black Desert deletes Shadow Arena, compensates players, and opens the Egg Hunt

The day has come, folks: Shadow Arena is officially patched out of Black Desert today, after hackers and banwaves and what had...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 215: Anthem exposed

Justin and Bree discuss Anthem and BioWare, Guild Wars 2, DCUO, RIFT, Albion, DDO, Dragon Quest X, and Black Desert, plus a mailbag topic on event fatigue in MMOs.

Black Desert has 18M registered players as Pearl Abyss counts $1B gross sales

If you're still reeling over the news that Black Desert is unceremoniously deleting its battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, from the game...

Kakao is permanently killing off Black Desert’s battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, this week

Dang, this was not the outcome we were expecting here: Kakao has announced it is outright sunsetting Black Desert's Shadow Arena mode. On...

One Shots: Beauty in profile

Let me be clear on this: You guys always post absolutely amazing pictures. One of the toughest tasks I have every week is picking...
Above, you'll see the once-ominous portal...

Global Chat: Do you think you could design a better game than World of Warcraft?

Let's be honest: We all are so egotistical and opinionated that we totally think we could design a better MMO than World of...

Black Desert goes Out of the Woods on PC, adds four classes and PvP modes on Xbox One

If you're hoping for another update on the botched Black Desert banwave, alas, there hasn't been one - we're in exactly the same...

The Black Desert Shadow Arena banwave and backtrack is an absolute clusterfudge

For the last week we've been covering the hacking wave in Black Desert, as cheaters swarmed the Shadow Arena battle royale mode with...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

Massively Overpowered feature patch notes for April Oneth

Here at Massively Overpowered, we're always doing our best to make use of our staff's particular talents. We make sure to have Justin saying...

One Shots: CatDog, CatDog

The second I saw Hirku's picture of his Warframe pet, the lyrics of Nickelodeon's CatDog came to mind: One fine day with a...

Black Desert’s big banwave this week apparently had more than a few false positives

Earlier this week, we covered Kakao's move to crack down on cheating in Black Desert, specifically in Shadow Arena, which has reportedly...

Desert Oasis: Reframing player perceptions of Pearl Abyss’ MMO Black Desert

Hello and welcome to our revival of the Black Desert column! The Desert Nomad decided it was time to reroll for the new...

Black Desert mass-bans Shadow Arena hackers as True or False patch goes live and Black Desert Mobile is teased

If you've been keeping an eye and ear on Black Desert's battle arena mode Shadow Arena, you probably know that the game's been...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...
Wow, that's almost like a real smile.

Black Desert Online changes node war mechanics and encourages collecting cherry blossoms

The spring has arrived in Black Desert Online, and that means it's time for the traditional celebration of spring in the form of
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Path of Exile teams up with Kakao to publish in Korea

Opening service in a new region is always an exciting sign of success for a game, so it's good news to hear that Path...

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

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