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Black Desert’s Heidel Ball unveils gameplay adjustments, new Atoraxxian dungeon, and the mysterious Magnus

This past weekend saw Black Desert showcase what's coming to the MMORPG in its Heidel Ball presentation, and fans got a whole lot to...

Black Desert PC preps events in anticipation of Heidel Ball, adds a fruit that grants a sparkle pony

If you happen to own the Mythical Arduanatt horse in Black Desert and you want to make it extra sparkly and showy, then you...

Black Desert Console brings quality-of-life adjustments to Node and Conquest Wars

Taking part in the Node and Conquest Wars of Black Desert on console should hopefully be a nicer experience overall thanks to this week's...
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Perfect Ten: An MMO sunset tour for 2022 to date

MMO sunsets can be weird. I am never happy when a game that people love goes away. It always represents a lot of lost...

Black Desert Mobile’s new update lets players raise a fairy and join in on an otter war

That headline might seem bonkers if it were referring to any game other than Black Desert Mobile, but it is, so let's take a...

Black Desert celebrates 12 years and over 50M registered players with a free week on Steam

The PC version of Black Desert has a pair of milestones to mark today, as the game is lauding 12 years of operation and...

Black Desert PC adds a temporary horse and kicks off events to celebrate the fall season

If you're a regular player of Black Desert, you've probably forgotten to check in a mount at a stable in a new town or...

The Daily Grind: Do you want another game in the EVE universe?

CCP Games, we gotta talk. You've been trying to make the EVE Online "universe" thing happen a long time. You've put out so many...

Black Desert PC adds new monster zones, Node War quality-of-life, and Arena of Solare events

Whether it's hunting monsters or hunting other players, the PC version of Black Desert has got you covered with today's update, as it launches...

Choose My Adventure: Chimeraland lets its freak flag fly one last time

You remember how I wrote last week that Chimeraland was becoming comfortable and routine? That its weirdness had sort of become kind of expected...

Black Desert Mobile introduces the swashbuckling Buccaneer class in latest update

The gunblade-wielding, anchor-dropping, otter man-commanding Buccaneer class has officially made her debut in Black Desert Mobile. The class' release to the mobile MMORPG comes...

Black Desert confirms date for next Heidel Ball, graduates seasonal toons, and wrestles with web issues

The question of what's next for Black Desert will soon be answered as Pearl Abyss has confirmed the date for its next Heidel Ball...

Vague Patch Notes: Novelty is a contradiction in an MMORPG genre that discourages it

The newest member of the Big Five in the MMO space released in the west back in 2015, which was seven years ago now....

Black Desert Online new 3v3 PvP mode Arena of Solare releases today along with its inaugural season

Did you know Pearl Abyss founder Kim Dae-il took inspiration from fighting games when he and his team developed Black Desert's MMO combat system?...
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Black Desert talks up its upcoming Gamescom presence at a Samsung booth and a community event

Gamescom 2022 is looming large as it's set to begin next week, which means we're likely going to continue to hear about various titles...

Black Desert Mobile’s Buccaneer sets sails for servers this month

Let it not be said that Black Desert Mobile lacks respect for the high seas and its altruistic cadre of pirates! For lo, Pearl...

Black Desert updates summer events on PC, opens Elvia realm on console, launches a new siege on mobile

It's a new week and that means a whole bevy of updates for every single version of Black Desert, as the PC, mobile, and...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs that let you talk to cats

Let's not mince words here: I am a cat person. I absolutely love cats. They are small furry idiots who make stupid yelling noises,...

Black Desert celebrates the summertime with special events on PC and mobile

Eating shaved ice. Marveling at bioluminescent waves. Defending a sand castle. Making tasty skewers. These are the variety of summer-themed activities that players of...

Massively Uplifting: WoW players break barriers, Bungie and ZeniMax raise money to help children

Summer sweetness is not just for corn and watermelon! No, it's for all the kind and generous gestures of of our fellow gamers and...