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The studio building Black Desert.

Black Desert’s 2024 Heidel Ball takes over a real-world castle in France on June 22

The Heidel Ball presentation event has always been a big deal for Black Desert, and the 2024 edition of the affair is doing things...
meaty gear

Black Desert adds lifeskill gear upgrades while the mobile version gets a new region

For players of Black Desert Mobile, today's update is going to provide a whole lot of fun stuff within the new Donghae Province. Are...

Black Desert simplifies gathering and fishing on PC, brings a plant centaur boss fight to mobile

If you're all about those life skills in Black Desert on PC, or if you've never thought to try them out, then you're likely...

Black Desert splashes out for its 10th birthday with a visual history of development and community fun

Black Desert is fond of celebrating its more unusual birthdays - like its 3000th day - so the 10-year anniversary coming up in December...

Black Desert refines ship gear enhancement for PC, tweaks monster zones on console, and adds a pirate island on mobile

We're once again in a new week for Black Desert, which means that all three versions of the MMORPG have gotten a little something...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Black Desert revamps Node Wars and ports the North American servers today

Black Desert's promised Node Wars revamp is upon us this week even as the North American servers are on a journey to a new...

Black Desert Mobile gets the Askeia class today as PC preps for six-hour server move downtime

Black Desert is busy this week, starting with the launch of the Askeia class in the mobile version of the game. Askeia is essentially...

World of Warcraft’s Pandaria Remix speed-leveling event is live this afternoon

As we alluded to in this morning's Daily Grind, today is the day for World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria remix hullabaloo, so if...

Black Desert PC opens the Trial of Erethea instance and adjusts several monster zones

Yesterday when Pearl Abyss was talking up Black Desert's its 3,000-day milestone in the west, it brought up the Trial of Erethea and a...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as fast food joints

Sometimes you go out to eat because you want something that's difficult to make on your own or just involves techniques you are unfamiliar...

Black Desert celebrates 3000 days in the west with freebies, PvP teases, and endgame rings

Pearl Abyss is fond of celebrating odd milestones for Black Desert, but it sure beats a basic anniversary. Today, the company is touting the...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2024: Revenues hold steady as Crimson Desert gears up for reveals

Pearl Abyss makes its English financials website a bit of a navigation nightmare, but the company's Q1 2024 earnings presentation is indeed up -...

Black Desert will relocate NA PC servers May 22, opens North Kamasylvia region on mobile

There's some potentially good news for NA players of Black Desert on PC this week: After some testing and preparation, the MMORPG's NA servers...

Massively Overthinking: The loss of ArcheAge

Last week's admission from Kakao that XLGAMES is pulling the plug on ArcheAge really hit me, and I'm still trying to process why because...

Black Desert cancels plans to kill off the old menu, aims to boost silver value

I think today's header pic for Black Desert deserves captioning; that's definitely what I look like pouring way too much salt into the stew...

The MOP Up: Tarisland’s Mr. D fixes the world

Over on Discord, Tarisland continues to walk fans through the history of its world, including the war between powerful beings, including a guy named......

Black Desert makes life skill benefits account-wide in today’s PC update

In case you haven't noticed, Pearl Abyss is on a massive campaign this quarter to improve the public's perception of Black Desert with one...

The MOP Up: FFXIV recaps its PAX East appearance

In case you missed it in person, you can catch up with all of Final Fantasy XIV's PAX East 2024 developments in a recap...

Black Desert just overhauled its gear enhancement system with a major QOL addition, the Ancient Anvil

Black Desert is continuing to bolster its gearing enhancement system, this week with the new Ancient Anvil upgrade live today, meant to improve players'...