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Desert Oasis: Black Desert Online should be 2020’s MMO of the year

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Well here we are again, heading to the end of another year. And while many are eager for this year to end, us gamers...
Ta-da!

Black Desert pushes back its digital Calpheon Ball as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 is such a threat, it's even causing digital events to be delayed. According to an announcement post from Black Desert, preventative measures...

The MOP Up: Shadow Arena pings instead of pongs

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Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena got a lot more friendly this past month thanks to an improved ping system and the addition of login...

Desert Oasis: So, is the PlayStation 5 an upgrade for Black Desert on console?

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Way back in August, I did a first impression of Black Desert for the PlayStation 4. It was a solid game, but I...

Black Desert announces the season server’s end date on PC, brings back Field of Valor on mobile

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This new week in Black Desert and Black Desert Mobile doesn't bring a whole lot to their respective games, but there are...

First impressions of Netmarble’s A3 Still Alive: Is it relevant in 2020?

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What's going with MMO names these days? First there was V4, and now we have A3. The full title is A3: Still...

Black Desert brings basilisk fights and shared character equipment on PC, Guardian Awakening on console

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This week in Black Desert sees some more events and a unique new feature for PC and the Awakening of the Guardian as...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 297: Beyond Light

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Hey, Bree isn't here on the podcast today! It's going to be anarchy, fridge raiding, and free love! Or it'll be Chris and Justin...

Pearl Abyss Q3 2020: EVE Online’s revenues are up 45% YOY, Crimson Desert reveal coming in December

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It appears it's been hard for many gaming companies to top or match their revenue earlier this year when many customers were captive audiences,...
Sepia.

Black Desert Mobile announces the Grand Desert expansion and plans for a one-year anniversary

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There are a whole lot of future plans for Black Desert Mobile waiting in the wings, chief of which being some new content...

EverQuesting: A sweet sixteen EverQuest II anniversary retrospective

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Happy birthday, sweet sixteen! If you think I've waited 16 years to be able to sing that to EverQuest II, well, you aren't...

Black Desert kicks off Thanksgiving events and announces a digital Calpheon Ball

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As you can tell from the header image, the Black Spirit -- and by extension Black Desert -- loves Thanksgiving. If you love...
No up, no down, no forward.

Wisdom of Nym: The roots of Final Fantasy XIV’s awful housing problem aren’t clear

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Let's start with a simple sentiment that I think absolutely everyone can get behind. However solid the underlying mechanics for decorating houses may be,...

The MOP Up: Runes of Magic gets a headstart on Thanksgiving

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It's still early in November, but Runes of Magic has already laid out a tasty spread for its Autumn Banquet in the game....

The Daily Grind: Are there MMO quests you refuse to do?

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Today's Daily Grind comes to us courtesy of MOP's Carlo, who is really not about this one quest in Black Desert. "So I'm questing...

Black Desert launches $29.99 ‘prestige’ editions for console today

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As promised, Pearl Abyss is today launching its Prestige edition for MMORPG Black Desert, making it one of the few modern MMORPGs to...

Kakao Games’ Q3 2020 investor report suggests late 2021 western launch for Elyon Ascent Infinite Realm

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Kakao is a hard company to cover, largely because the gaming segment we care about is only a tiny piece of the sprawling Korean...

Black Desert on PC kicks off mount and enhancement boost events and adjusts enhanced skills

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The PC version of Black Desert is once more busy with events and adjustments in its latest update, which should be online...

Desert Oasis: Is Black Desert’s lore actually a time-travel narrative?

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In the last edition of Desert Oasis, I wrote about an absolutely dismal week in Black Desert that ultimately ended with...
Time is a flat circle.

Vague Patch Notes: The wax and wane of MMOs and genres

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I started writing for Massively-that-was in October of 2009. That was 11 years ago. Oh... oh my word, no, that was so long ago....

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