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Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

Desert Oasis: In praise of the charmingly chaotic Black Desert community

One of my favorite dishes is dinuguan (dinu-goo-ahn). It's a pork dish covered in a sauce with the consistency of curry and the dark...

Black Desert’s Underwater Ruins expansion is live today, with Star’s End planned for June 5

As promised, Black Desert's western PC version is under water this week, literally, thanks to the Underwater Ruins expansion that's just washed...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...
Bored now.

Black Desert Online offers up a new poacher to hunt while starting a guild attendance event on Xbox One

Who wants to go beat the snot out of a very specific poacher in Black Desert Online? The game's newest patch adds in

Desert Oasis: How AFKing in Black Desert is more productive than you think

You know what I enjoy doing in MMOs? Not doing anything. I fancy myself an AFK enthusiast. Finding a nice, scenic spot to park...

Black Desert teases Underwater Ruins expansion on PC, updates with Valencia expansion on Xbox One

Aquaphobic folks would do well to avoid Black Desert's upcoming content rollout. But for everyone else, the Underwater Ruins expansion approaches on May...
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The Daily Grind: Does your significant other influence your MMO play?

MOP's Carlo suggested today's Daily Grind after a chat he saw inside an MMO. "A fun convo came up in Black Desert," he...

The Daily Grind: When’s the ideal daily reset for an MMORPG?

Ready your timezone clocks, folks: MOP Black Desert columnist Carlo proposed this topic for the Daily Grind today. "I'm in Chicago right now, so...

Pearl Abyss makes a deal with Kakao Games to acquire Black Desert’s South Korean publishing rights

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has struck an agreement with the game's publisher, Kakao Games, to acquire the publishing rights for...

Doom has overtaken Black Desert in today’s equestrian-centric update

The holiday tomorrow in Europe means delayed patches for some MMOs, but not for Black Desert: You're getting your patch today. And it's...
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Massively Overthinking: Is there a ‘do or die’ moment for MMOs now?

This week MOP's Eliot and I were chatting about the wild summer the MMO industry is about to have, what with a whole bunch...

Desert Oasis: A post-mortem examination of Black Desert’s defunct Shadow Arena

Last week was such an intense week for Black Desert. The community took a blow when news broke out regarding

Black Desert’s new roadmap teases new maps and new group-based content on the way

There's big news coming out of Black Desert today, as Pearl Abyss and Kakao have dropped a roadmap of new content coming to...

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...
Boom.

CCP Games thinks EVE Online is about to make it big in China and Korea

We've previously covered CCP Games' Hilmar Petersson's comments on not giving up after all EVE Online's unsuccessful spinoffs, including most recently

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.

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