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Woman what are you wearing.

Black Desert is Awakening the Valkyrie in Korea

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Black Desert has only recently launched here, but it's been out for a little while in its native Korea and it's getting regular updates....
Open for everyone, just like forever.

Asta opens up client download for its open beta on March 2nd

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Boy, it seems like only yesterday that March wasn't yet a month to be worried about, doesn't it? Probably because yesterday it was still...
What're you doing here?

Black Desert’s devs on gender-locking, future plans

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If you're hoping for every gender-locked class in Black Desert to have an equivalent for the other gender, the bad news for you is...
whatevs

Black Desert plans special events for the game’s launch

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The final beta test for Black Desert recedes into the horizon, but that's all right; there are only a few more days before the...
How dare you be dishonest back at me!

Black Desert’s second closed beta is live now

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The second closed beta for Black Desert has kicked off. You could be playing the game right now. It's not quite the same game...
THAT WORKED SO WELL

Asta outlines the changes coming to its open beta version

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Localizing a game rarely means that it can have huge new features implemented, but it does usually mean that balance can be tweaked to...
I want to like you a lot.

Launch impressions of Blade & Soul: Combat, story, questing, and flow

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Every time I play Blade & Soul, I'm really playing a different game, which I dub Why Don't I Like You More? The object...

Final Fantasy XIV won’t be localizing into Spanish or Portuguese

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Spanish and Portuguese versions of the Final Fantasy XIV trial website had some players hoping that the game would be getting a full-blown localization...
Oh dear.

TERA apologizes for the last producer’s letter, content gulfs

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Yesterday's letter to the TERA community went over like something of a lead balloon. Sure, the game had its best year ever, but players...
Sort of!

Blade & Soul’s Chinese version is getting the Qi Master

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There's a little more time before Blade & Soul releases here in North America, but that doesn't mean you can't look forward to the...
Prettiness!

The official guide to Blade & Soul’s January 19 launch

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Are you ready for Blade & Soul's launch on January 19th? Are you really ready? I mean, you might have played a lot of...
A whole new wait, no, not doing this song, never mind.

Nexon is bringing free-form flight to TERA in Korea

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You all remember how Nexon is taking over publishing duties for TERA in Korea, right? It's important to remember it, because otherwise the newest...
Yeah, it's never happening.

The Daily Grind: Do long localization delays make you less likely to play an MMO?

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Having written about it recently, I found myself thinking that it might not even matter if Phantasy Star Online 2 even comes out in...
Going nowhere.

Black Desert’s first English closed beta starts today

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The advent of Black Desert's first English-language closed beta test does not mean that the wait for the game is nearly over, since the...
ENGLISH, GIANT MONSTER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!

Monster Hunter Online’s Chinese team does not oppose an English patch

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A new video is available for the open beta of Monster Hunter Online over in China, which is something less than heartening for our...
Catch and release.

Blade & Soul makes Western debut on January 19th

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If you've been waiting for the localized launch of Blade & Soul for what feels like an eternity, your wait is nearly over. The...

Massively Overthinking: Is IP-blocking in online games a necessary evil?

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This past week, news about Black Desert's IP blocking has reminded me once again how IP-blocking, region-locking, and the resulting isolated MMO communities are...
Looks fishy to me.

Catch a flythrough of the two new regions in Aion’s next update

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The 4.8 update for Aion in Europe is adding in new regions to the game, and the fact is that they're just a little...
Of course the official art appears to be a woman in the middle of changing. Into a demon.

Devilian begins alpha testing for Obsidian founders

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If you've been eagerly awaiting your chance to get your hands on Devilian even in just a test stage, your wait is over. At...

Blade & Soul founder packs are now available for planned Q1 2016 launch

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I was very excited to sit down during Gamescom with Nicolas Coutant, producer at NCSOFT West, about the upcoming US and Europe release of...

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